6SpeedOnline Holiday Gift Guide 2017
Creative and clever gifts to bring out the kid in all of us.
The age old question: What do you get the car enthusiast who has everything? We’re guessing that they have plenty of Blipshift T-shirts and die-cast model cars already. We’re also guessing that you’d like your gift to be a little more memorable, too. We’re here to help. Whether their passion lies with Porsches, Bentleys, Aston Martins, or even Lamborghinis, we’ve got a little something for everybody on your list on this list. Enjoy!
Porsche Carrera Backlit LED Sign
The silhouette of the classic Porsche 911 shape is unmistakable. Add the ’72 Carrera RS’s reverse-negative side stripe and ducktail spoiler, and it becomes downright iconic. This LED sign is not your usual bright neon affair – instead, it’s a simple black sign, with only the Carrera’s svelte silhouette backlit with subtle LED light. Whether it ends up in the home or the garage, it’s sure to be a delight. Price: $150
Chocolate Lamborghini Countach
Legend has it that “Countach” is actually slightly profane Piedmontese slang for “Wow!” We’re sure that will be the reaction of the face of your favorite Lamborghini lover when they see this solid chocolate Lamborhini Countach. Available in milk, dark, or white chocolate, each one is hand made to order by an expert chocolatier. Break us off a small chuck of that wing, please! Price: $18.50
Caino Royale Original Hardcover
While Ian Fleming’s James Bond is well known on the silver screen for driving Aston Martins and the occasional Lotus or BMW, he got a different start in the books. In this first James Bond story by Ian Fleming, the titular character speaks fondly of his blower Bentley. If your friends or loved ones share a love of classic Bentleys with the original British gentleman, this vintage book belongs in their collection. Price: $23
Aston Martin Virage Gift Box
Perhaps you’ve already picked up the perfect gift for the Aston Martin lover in your life. If you’re looking for a clever, memorable way to present it, look no further than this Aston Martin Virage Volante velvet gift box. It’s hinged, with a padded inside to keep your gift safe and sound. It’s sure to see as much use as whatever you place inside, and will likely become just as treasured. Price: $29
Porsche Metal Wall Sign
This laser-cut metal Porsche crest will look great on whatever wall it’s placed on. Leave it bare and let the patina add to its looks in the coming years, or paint it to match your favorite car. It’s a unique gift that looks great as-is or can be customized by you or the recipient. It’s also available in a few sizes, too, so you can pick the size based on where it’s best suited. Price: $31.50
Aston Martin James Bond Scalextric Race Set
For many of us growing up, finding a new slot car set under the tree was the highlight of our holiday. Give that feeling back to the Aston Martin fan in your life with a Scalextric slot car racing set, featuring tow of James Bond’s beloved Aston Martins. Maybe they will be able to share the experience with their kids and keep the hobby alive. Just be sure to step in if father and son start fighting over who drives the DB5 and who drives the DBS! Price: $156
Lamborghini Aventador Keyboard & Mouse Set
If you need to work fast, Lamborghini is here to help with a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. It’s sure to spice up any office or gaming rig. The keyboard and mouse wear matching paint – either red, yellow, orange, or white. The keyboard features a Lamborghini crest, while the mouse is shaped like a miniature Aventador, complete with working head or taillights. Our advice – remind them to keep the racecar noises to a minimum when the boss walks by their office. Price: $90
Porsche Micro Machines Cufflinks
Those of us who are just barely old enough to remember a life without the Internet surely remember Galoob’s Micro Machines. About one quarter of the size of a Hot Wheels cars, parents in the 1980s and 1990s couldn’t help but find several dozen trampled underfoot – a scene humorously parodied in the classic holiday movie Home Alone. Some enterprising, crafty person has creatively turned a pair of Micro Machines 911s into a pair of cufflinks. As the old adage says, you have to grow old, you don’t have to grow up. Price: $20
Bentley Blower Vintage Barware
Maybe it’s a bit of paternal influence, but many of us fondly remember our fathers enjoying mixed drinks and spirits from glasses printed with vintage car designs. Especially in the ’70s and ’80s, they seemed to be hiding in the top of everyone’s cupboard. While they can be easily found at a thrift store, finding a Bentley-specific glass – let alone an entire set – is a tall order. Thankfully, there’s a set available online right now. Price: $36
Lego Speed Champions McLaren 720S
Lego’s Speed Champions series has been around for a few years now. With several different sorts and exotic cars available, it was tough to pick just one from the current lineup. This McLaren 720S is a quick, fun build for children and adults alike. Just don’t be shocked to visit your friend and find them with a tiny Lego city, populated with Europe’s finest exotics driven by the happiest yellow smiling faces we’ve ever seen. Price: $15
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