How miserable are most car-themed gifts? Cheap mugs with a logo plastered on or rubbish pens that for some reason never actually work. And endless logoed dust caps too, who buys these?
Looking for generic car gifts is hard enough, but branded examples are an express route down the trashy rubbish aisles. And this is a pity because nestled between the tasteless tat are some genuinely good gifts for fans of a brand.
Take Audi for example. Whether your choice is the bonkers A1 Quattro, futuristic but doomed A2 or the latest R8, Audi has a rich selection of cool models and some awesome gifts available too. We've found our favourites right here.
Best Audi models
TAMIYA 58667 58667-1:10 RC Audi Quattro Rally A2
One of the most iconic rally cars ever made, now you can pilot your own Audi Quattro through a muddy rally trail (your back garden) thanks to this awesome remote-controlled model from Tamiya. Built on the TT-02 chassis (with AWD and independent suspension) and with the iconic flared-arches bodywork on top, this'll provide hours of fun for any Audi/rallying fan.
LEGO 76897 Speed Champions Audi Sport quattro S1 Racer Toy
If you're after something a little slower but still want to tackle the muddy roads of a rally stage, this LEGO Audi Sport Quattro S1 is ideal. Made from 250 pieces this set includes configurable wheel designs, a LEGO Minifigure and attachable spotlights at the front. This is a must-have for Audi/rally fans and a great small gift for any car fan.
Audi TT RS 6V Battery Powered Ride On
Best Audi kid's present
The Audi TT RS is a brutally fast coupe that comes with a high price tag. For much less you can get the same styling (in convertible form) as a BEV and as a single-seater, just like an LCC Rocket. Admittedly it's not the fastest EV in the Audi range, but it is one of the best value ones. Suitable for children aged over three, it features LED headlights and a 30-minute run-time.
Best Audi clothing
Group B Rally Legend T-Shirt
Car clothing can be very hit-or-miss. This Quattro rally car t-shirt manages to look decent and understated while still showing the world how much you adore rallying. It's available in a range of colours and sizes and is quite a nice gift idea.
Heel Tread Automotive Icons Socks u2013 Audi Sport Quattro
Socks with Quattro levels of grip
Change the negative association between gifts and socks with an awesome pair from Heel Tread. Each one is skillfully designed to reflect awesome cars and is of excellent quality. These Quattro ones have the iconic Group B livery in a tasteful tartan pattern. Unmistakable for a car fan, but not rubbish.
Best Audi artwork
Audi RS2 A3 Print
Q-Car wall art
1984 Audi Sport Quattro Illustration Framed Print
Fire up the (Sport) Quattro
Another Quattro? When a range has something as iconic as the Quattro in its back catalogue there are going to be plenty of fans. The awesome Audi Sport Quattro has now been immortalized in this stylish artwork that would look perfect in any home. Available in both A3 and A4 (no Audi pun intended), this is a cool poster showing off one of the best Group B cars.
Audi R8 Car Poster
A striking supercar
Who doesn't like the original Audi R8? When launched in 2006 it proved that Audi could cut it as a proper supercar manufacturer. Celebrate this icon with this stylish drawing that's available in a range of colours and on either metallic or satin paper.