Having been asked by a close friend for ideas for a Christmas present for a car lover who has nearly everything, I immediately reeled off a list of the items I could think of that would make ideal car cleaning gifts.
But looking at the bemusement on her face then realised I was in fact reeling off my own, rather biased, wish list and not necessarily what her other-half would want or need.
So taking a step back I began to think about what others might be looking for. But where to begin? The answer didn’t take long.
Why not take a look at what our customers had been buying and searching for their friends, family and loved ones, as the perfect gift in the run-up to previous Christmas’s.
So through the data I trawled and finally armed with this research, I put together are our top ten Xmas car cleaning gifts for the motoring fanatic in your life. I have since also updated this list with some of the most popular car care items from other popular online shopping platforms.
1 – By far the most popular car cleaning gift is the trusty, quality Car Drying Towel – super soft and absorbent microfibre these make the perfect gift for any car enthusiast. The alternative would be a chamois leather cloth.
2 – – anyone with leather car seats will appreciate these items to keep their interior in tip-top condition.
3 – Autoglym Car Valeting Kit – by far the most popular car cleaning kit sought at this time of year for Christmas Presents. Now if i was on telly I would have to say “other car cleaning kits by other brands are also available”
4 – Long-lasting Car Air Fresheners – an ideal stocking filler – these inexpensive gifts will put a fresh clean scent back into their car.
5 – – brilliant for cleaning the dirt and dust out of those hard to reach places, including car vents, in between buttons and many more.
6 – Flexi Blade – you may have seen the local car wash guys using these to quickly and effectively remove the water from the cars – a great gift idea.
7 – – if you know anyone who uses a sponge to wash their car this is a must as the trusted pure lambswool or sheepskin washmitt will help reduce fine scratches and swirls that can easily be formed when using sponges.
8 – – if you have ever tried or seen someone try and get into clean the cracks and crevices of the car you will appreciate this set of mini tools that can attach to any vacuum cleaner and make cleaning those hard to reach places a doddle.
9 – Car Foam Sprayer – an easy to use and effective hose end attachment that allows you to spray both clean water and a mix of your favourite car shampoo simply at the turn of a dial, removing the need for a seperate bucket of car wash solution – genius.
10 – Scratch Shield – ideal for any car cleaning enthusiast – the Grit Guard fits at the bottom of the bucket trapping the grit that comes off the car out of the wash mitt at the bottom of the bucket. This prevents it mixing back up in the water, back onto the mitt and back onto the car – significantly helping to reduce swirls and fine scratches.
Here’s some more details on the products mentioned above:
These are some of the most popular Christmas present ideas people have been seeking to buy for the car lovers in their lives in recent times and hopefully, it may give you some ideas of what to look for for your friends, family and colleagues, this festive season.
For those of you with seasoned car cleaning fanatics in your life, and who have more car cleaning products than Imelda Marcos had shoes, the following is a shortlist of items that would be appreciated by anyone who can spend a whole Sunday – and sometimes longer cleaning their car:
Microfibre cloths – you may already know this but you can never have enough of these.
Clay Bars – used by professionals and enthusiasts alike to achieve the perfect silk-smooth finish prior to polishing and waxing.
Detailing Kit Bag – something to store and carry the essential range of car cleaning products in.
- Easily store your arsenal for detailing on the go
- Open tool tote design for easy access and use
- Collapse in one step for easy storage when not in use
- Perfect for all over your house, garage, yard, and at work
- Use it when working on cars, in the garden, for cleaning the house
- Exterior dimensions: 11.75" x 10" x 12" for maximum
- Collapses to 11.75” x 4” x 12” for easy storage
Car Polish & Wax Applicator Pads – again the serious car detailer can never have enough of these items to apply their wax and polish.
- Soft round polishing disc with a diameter of 130 mm and 25 mm thick: ideal for easy use in car conditioning in combination with a paint cleaner, polish, wax or abrasive paste
- Premium microfiber polishing sponge for the homogeneous application of abrasives, paint sealants, waxes etc; car care accessory for both inside and outside
- Ideal applicator sponge: high quality glart sponge for plastic, paint, leather and for applying tire polishing paste or car polishing paste
- Use with little pressure to protect the surface as much as possible when conditioning the car without polishing paste; carry out a test over acrylic glass or plastic polishing beforehand
- Perfect ergonomics: continuous handle for better handling. Washable; perfect for black, blue, white, red, green and yellow car paints
Dual Action Car Polishing Machine – for those who have not yet made the leap to machine polishing these are the ideal machine and can save hours of time. Check out our guide to the best dual action polishers here.
★-VERSATILE APPLICATIONS-★- The random orbital polisher polishes and removes swirls, scratches and imperfections from all painted vehicles, recreating your car's mirror-like shine. It can also be used to sand wood or metal etc.
★-GREAT FOR BEGINNERS-★- Ginour car buffer use random-orbit polishing /sanding action to reduce the damage of machine tracks, burn marks, holograms. Accessories included, ready to use immediately upon receipt. (without polish)
★-VARIABLE SPEED-★- 6 speed control dial allows you to adjust the buffer polisher speed according to different applications; No load speed: 2,000-6,400 rpm; Low speed(2000&2600rpm) for waxing and buffing; Medium speed(3400&4500rpm) for polishing and cleaning while high speed(5600&6400rpm) for removing paint defects and oxidation.
★-PACKING BAG-★-The orbital polisher comes with a packing bag that holds the Ginour random orbital polisher with all accessories for easy storage. It can also protect the orbital buffer from dust to prolong its service life.
★-WHAT YOU GET-★-1 * Ginour random orbital Polisher; 1* Hook and Loop Base Pad; 5* 6-inch Foam disc; 1*D-Handle；1* Side Handle；1* Hex Wrench； 2* Carbon Brush; 1* Packing Bag；1* User Manual；Lifetime warranty and best customer service
I hope you find these ideas for car cleaning gifts useful and wish you a happy and enjoyable holiday season.