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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Wrenches & Bones

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Janazala

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Personal Prints

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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. Did you know you can sharpen a dull blade with a coffee mug?

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Home ‘n Gifts

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Unique Giftworks

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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 15 home office storage ideas will make your life easier.

Photo: Courtesy of Wrenchware

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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. These are the 13 things your mechanic wants you to stop doing.

Photo: Courtesy of DK

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Tom David Lewis

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

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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. You can make these 14 gifts in a day.

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Rachel Brougham
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