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12 Gift Ideas for Gearheads

From specialized drink coasters to unique wall shelves and even items for the kitchen, there's a wide variety of gifts out there for gearheads and auto enthusiasts. Here are 12 gift ideas the gearhead in your life will be happy to receive.

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Gas and Clutch Socks

Perfect for the gearhead, these gas and clutch socks are great for men and women who love their cars. Just make sure they’re worn on the right foot! Here are 25 gift ideas for the budding home mechanic.

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Floor Mat Coasters

These drink coasters look like a sports car floor mat. Made with silicone, they are easy-to-clean and will protect your furniture from drink rings. Learn how to remove stains from wood furniture.

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Personalized Wall Art

This personalized wall art is a great gift idea for the gearhead in your life. It would make a fun addition to a man cave or the home mechanic’s garage. These are the man cave decor and design ideas you should copy.

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Tire Coffee Mug

This tire mug will keep your coffee and tea at just the right temperature. A great gift for the gearhead, the stainless steel design will keep hot drinks hot for up to five hours.

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Salt and Pepper Set

This vintage gas station salt and pepper shaker set will delight any gearhead. It will not only add flavor to their meals but will be a great conversation starter, as well! Check out these eight mechanic’s tool tips for DIYers.

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Pint Glass

Perfect for gearheads, this pint glass reads, “Still plays with blocks.” Buy a pair and raise a glass together. Here are 10 drool-worthy beer fridges.

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Tire Snack Bowl

Great for when a gearhead wants to relax and refuel, this tire snack bowl comes with a hubcap lid. It would make a great candy bowl for the office! These home office storage ideas will make your life easier.

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Classic Car Visual History Book

Help a gearhead study up on classic car history with this visual history book. It’s a guide to some of the most iconic classic cars from the 1940s to the 1980s.

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Key Rack

Gearheads will never misplace their keys again. This key rack not only helps keep keys in a safe spot, its 1969 Chevrolet Camero SS design lets the gearhead show some swag. In case you didn’t notice, the hooks for keys are below the front bumper. Hide your keys in these spots and you’ll get robbed.

Photo: Courtesy of Sunbelt Gifts

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Tire Pen Holder

Perfect for the gearhead with a desk job, this pen holder comes in the shape of a tire. The magnetic base keeps the pens upright. Here are eight home office desk organization ideas you can DIY.

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Car Wall Shelf

This wall shelf gives a gearhead a great spot to display their favorite memories. It even has working headlights and is easy to install. Build a floating shelf with a secret drawer.

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Composition Notebook

This composition notebook is perfect for the gearhead who wants to keep track of plans or likes to doodle, keep a journal or jot down notes. The cover includes a vintage Cadillac, Chevy and Ford Mustang.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.