If you know a guy who spends his entire weekend in the driveway working on his latest project. Or has every copy of Car & Driver in his magazine rack. Our Gifts for Men: Gifts For Drivers buying guide is right up your alley. Our guide features some of the most sought after gifts that any guy will love.
1. Statgear Auto Survival Kit
Sometimes the best gift is the one that’ll keep a friend safe. The Statgear Auto Survival Kit ($60) includes everything a driving would need in case of an emergency. Designed by a New York City Paramedic, it includes first aid and survival supplies for almost any situation. It features a reusable glow stick, nitrile gloves, gauze pads, bandages, and ice packs. Also in the pack is a T3Tactical Rescue Tool which features a 440c stainless steel serrated blade, 440c stainless steel seatbelt cutter, spring-loaded window punch and LED light. All of these supplies come in an EVA foam case that attaches directly to your sun visor for easy access.
2. Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel
The Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel ($289) is the perfect gift for the driver with an Xbox One. The G920 has been touted as the definitive sim racing wheel for the Xbox One. Its features include realistic steering and pedal action for the latest racing titles, durable solid steel ball bearings, stainless steel pedals and a hand-stitched leather wheel grip. Dual motor feedback gives you realistic feedback with smooth, quiet helical gearing. Controls include on-wheel D-pad, console buttons and paddle shifters. The responsive floor pedal unit includes gas, brake, and shifters.
3. Crescent Mechanics Tool Set
If your buddy loves to drive, then he probably loves working on his car. Help him out by giving the Crescent Mechanics Tool Set ($99). This 170 piece kit contains an assortment of hand tools needed for most applications. The set includes 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/2-inch quick-release ratcheting drives with a wide selection of standard and deep sockets. Additionally, there are metric combination wrenches, 2 pliers, 8-inch adjustable wrench, 4 screwdrivers, a magnetic bit driver with 44 driver bits, and 26 metric hex keys.
4. Booster PAC ES5000 Jump Starter
We’ve all been there when our car just won’t start. Usually, we’ve left a door ajar or a dome light on and the battery has been drained. The Booster PAC Jump Starter ($108) is capable of delivering 1500 peak Amps and 400 cranking Amps of starting power. It features industrial grade Hot Jaw clamps with high-tension springs. These clamps can get through even the most corroded terminals. The case is impact-resistant and the cables are heavy-gauge and can stand up to everyday use in the most demanding shop and garage environments. A perfect gift for any gearhead.
5. Escort Max 360 Radar and Laser Detector
If you’re buying a gift for a friend who loves to drive then more than likely he also loves pushing the speed limit. You can’t go wrong buying him a high-end radar detector. The Escort Max 360 Radar and Laser Detector ($560) is one of the best detectors on the market and one your friend would love. The Escort Max 360 has a number of features including directional alert arrows that indicate the direction of the radar source and a dual antenna with GPS-powered AutoLearn technology that rejects false alerts. You also get access to Escort’s award-winning app, Escort Live. The brand’s real-time protection network warns of upcoming alerts reported by other users in the area. Perfect for the speed demon in your life.
6. Otium SoftRack Roof Rack
There is nothing more annoying that having to install and remove roof racks. The Otium SoftRack Roof Rack ($156) makes this task a piece of cake while leaving the aesthetics of your car intact. The Otium SoftRack is a two-piece, utility car rack designed to transport a multitude of gear. This rack can transport items like kayaks, SUPs, skis, and snowboards. This premium waterproof car rack measures 10 ft. long weighs just 4 pounds and can be removed and installed in minutes. A perfect gift for any weekend warrior.