Christmas gift guide for motorists

Clare Aspin / 17 November 2016

You don’t have to be a petrol head to enjoy your car. Here, we share our pick of some of the best Christmas gift ideas for the budding motorist.

Nextbase Dash Cam Duo

Stay protected on the road with this dual lens dash cam which simultaneously records the road ahead and behind you. 

The first lens gives a 140 degree wide angle view out of your front windscreen, with a 50 metre zoom lens capturing the cars behind you.

Don't worry about missing any action, as loop recording means that your camera will continue to record even when your memory card is full. 

In the event of an accident, inbuilt sensors will mark the point of collision and prevent the recording from being deleted or overwritten.  

Easy to install, the camera comes with a four metre power cable and window mount. 

The Nextbase Dash Cam Duo is available from Halfords for £166.80 (RRP £199.99).

Black & Decker 12V DC dustbuster® Flexi® Car Vacuum

Keep your car spick and span with this nifty little vacuum. An extendable hose and long crevice tool allow you to get into those tricky to reach areas.

While cyclonic action and a triple filter means this powerful, yet compact, cleaner performs well. 

A window in the bowl allows you to see when the vac is ready to be emptied – straight into the bin. 

Black & Decker Flexi Auto Dustbuster is available from Amazon for £34.99 (RRP £49.99).

Garmin DriveAssist

Do you have to unplug your dash cam every time that you want to use your Sat Nav? 

This handy little gadget combines both, guiding you to any destination within Europe while recording your journey. 

It will monitor your road position to ensure you are in the right lane and alert you if you are driving too close to the vehicle ahead.

It will also send through alerts to help you stay one step ahead of traffic congestion and incidents.

A magnetic mount makes the DriveAssist quick and easy to install and remove from your car. 

The Garmin DriveAssist is available from Amazon for £215 (RRP £279.99).

Meccano Ducati Monster 1200S

Proving Meccano is not just for kids, this incredible intricate model motorbike will appeal to anyone who generally likes things that go fast on the roads.

With almost 300 separate pieces to put together to create a replica model of the iconic Ducati Monster, it's bound to keep any motoring enthusiast occupied on Christmas Day!

Available from Ocado for £29.99

Haynes V8 Build Your Own Engine

A engineering enthusiast will have hours of fun assembling this simplified model of a V8 car engine.

Authentic recorded V8 sounds and visual effects make building this model an immersive experience.

The box contains everything you need, complete with a Haynes Manual giving clear step-by-step instructions.

The Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine is available from Amazon for £40.75.  

Wireless Reverse Parking Rear Sensors Set

Take the pain out of parking and avoid bumps and scrapes with this wireless parking rear sensor set. 

Easy to install, these waterproof sensors beep with different frequencies to warn how close you are to an object. 

The Wireless Reverse Parking Rear Sensors Set is available from Amazon for £23.99.

Maypole 6965 Deluxe Ice Scraper with Insulated Glove

Keep your hands warm and dry on cold mornings with this luxury ice scraper with built-in insulated glove. 

Available from Amazon for £2.36.

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