My husband wants a bluetooth adaptor for his 2004 Mini Cooper, a smallish purchase that makes his 10-year old car feel just a bit newer. We’re saving our money to build our dream home so we’re not buying new cars. Not even new used cars. Even if we had the money, I would never buy a new car and here’s why. But back to cars. While searching for his gift, I found some really cool car toys as gifts.
7 car toys for Christmas or Chanukah
1. Bluetooth in your car.
There are three ways to get Bluetooth in your car if it isn’t already there. The most frugal of these options is to buy a bluetooth car kit. You can get a highly rated one for about $30! (One of the more expensive Bluetooth options approached $300). I plan to buy the below for my husband. It is $31 and got an average of 4-star reviews from 1,377 users! All you need to check is that your car has a 3.5 mm auxiliary jack.
2. Bacon air freshener.
Perfect gag gift for your bacon lover! This is just $3 and comes with free shipping! However, it only got 3-star reviews an average from 129 reviewers, including reviews that said it didn’t smell like bacon. You may be better off with this from Yankee Candle. $3 shipping.
3. Grip mat to hold your devices.
This doesn’t use adhesives so it won’t leave a sticky residue on your cell, wallet, MP3 player, etc. Works in extreme temperatures. It also received, on average, a 4-star rating from 70 reviews. (A lot of non-slip gel pads got poor reviews – or had a single 5-star review). That counts for something. Plus, it’s less than $5, which is only a bit more than similar products with poor reviews.
4. Car organizer.
For organization freaks like me, this is the gift I’ve always wanted but never asked for! Just think, your car is clear of clutter. You can find your drink, phone, and bag without scrambling at a red light. And at $18, it’s right in my budget. It got 4.5 starts from 253 customer reviews.
I also like this , for just $13. Also perfect for your trunk.
5. NASCAR model.
For about $20 you can get a (1:18 scale). Some are branded with professional sports teams, others are tied to a specific NASCAR driver. Huge range of colors.
6. Car purse hook.
STOP THE PRESSES! I have found the present I want for Christmas. A ! I have wanted one of these every since I had kids. I am so sick of putting my purse diaper bag on the front seat, only to have it get knocked over and spill everywhere. Managing my kids takes everything out of me, so to know that my purse is going to stay right where I put it would give me a lovely peace of mind in one teeny tiny aspect of my life. Sigh. And it’s only $4. Merry Christmas to me!
7. Car stickers
Forget bumper stickers, car decals are all the rage – snarky ones, silly ones, and grumpy ones. Here are some of my favorites, all about $3-$5, and this is what they say.
- Despicable Me minion peeking out of your car – very sweet!
- (pictured above)
- showing five goofy minions
- from the Hangover movies