The best car stocking fillers

Nail those little automotive gifts with a little help from CAR.

best car stocking fillers

by Aaron Hussain |
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How do you begin to search for car stocking fillers for anybody? It appears that Christmas is just around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about the right presents for the important people in your life. We've covered a whole range of car gifts for petrolheads and even diverted into separate brands.

While finding larger gifts is hard enough, buying non-generic car stocking fillers for others can be a nightmare, especially if they happen to be for self-confessed petrolheads.

There are many different genres that your petrolhead loved one might be into. From books to model cars and even gaming, the automotive industry expands into so many areas. For example, we've even created a guide on Porsche-related gifts. It just goes to show how much money there is within a brand.

Best car stocking fillers at a glance:

Editor's pick: Meguiar's Ultimate Wash and Wax Car Shampoo and Conditioner - buy from Amazon
Best car stocking filler for model car fans: Hot Wheels Team Transport BMW M Set - buy from Amazon
Best car stocking filler for F1 fans: F1 2023 - buy from Amazon

But don't worry, if our BMW gift guide among others isn't helpful enough. CAR has your back with a list of what we'd happily receive as our car stocking fillers. Though to be faithfully honest, some gifts will fit in bigger socks than others.

The best car stocking fillers

Editor's pick

best car stocking fillersVia Meguiar's

Rrp: £21.42

Price: £18.35

Description

Instead of fancy people shampoo, fancy car shampoo is sure to be appreciated. This wash from

Pros

  • pH neutral
  • Can also be used as snow foam

Cons

  • They could've offered a larger bottle

Best cleaning kit stocking filler

best car stocking fillersVia Autoglym
Price: £28.99

Description

The perfect gift for someone whose obsessed with maintaining a shiny finish on their car,

Pros

  • Incredibly useful cleaning kit
  • Microfibre towels a nice touch

Cons

  • Wash mitt not included

The best stocking filler gift for car detailers

best car stocking fillersVia 26JPN

Rrp: £22.00

Price: £20.00

Description

A really good set of detailing brushes will take car cleaning to the next level which is why we

Pros

  • Won't damage your paintwork
  • Strong enough to deal with dirt

Cons

  • Some won't appreciate the boar hair use

The best complete car cleaning kit stocking filler

best car stocking fillersVia Autoglym
Price: £78.99

Description

On the larger end of the Autoglym cleaning kit scale, we have the Supreme Car Care Cleaning Kit.

Pros

  • Very comprehensive cleaning kit
  • Includes good quality mitt and microfibre towels

Cons

  • Some de-icer spray would've been a nice addition

The best motoring book stocking fillers

The best stocking filler book for trivia nerds

best car stocking fillersVia Sniff Petrol

Description

Does the car enthusiast in your life live for weird car facts and anecdotes? Well in that case

Pros

  • Ideal for car nerds
  • Loads of facts to behold

Cons

  • Maybe too boring for some

The best stocking filler book for fans of left-field cars

best car stocking fillersCAR

Rrp: £19.99

Price: £18.29
Alternative retailers
Waterstones£19.99View offer

Description

We've read this book for one of our previous editions of the monthly CAR Book Club. We find it to

Pros

  • Fulfilled with interesting and fascinating stories
  • Lots to learn - even for car experts

Cons

  • A couple of cars in there aren't that lost or forgotten

The best stocking filler book for classic car fans

best car stocking fillersVia FUEL

Rrp: £24.95

Price: £19.95

Description

Offering a big dollop of nostalgia and showcasing some witty and iconic car brochures, this book

Pros

  • Fascinating dive through period car brochures
  • Lots of different marques and models

Cons

  • Not long enough

The best stocking filler book for quizzing fun

best car stocking fillersVia David Milloy
Price: £9.25

Description

There are 150 multiple choice car questions in this cool pocket-sized book. And if that's not

Pros

  • Great book for quizzing your car friends
  • Great value

Cons

  • Quizzing isn't for everyone

The best toy car stocking fillers

Best Lego stocking filler gift

best car stocking fillersVia Lego
Price: £43.95

Description

The Speed Champions series by Lego has taken the market with both hands as a plethora of cars

Pros

  • Great value
  • The best detail out of the Speed Champions cars

Cons

  • Only one colour and spec

The best for toy car collectors

best car stocking fillersVia Hot Wheels
Price: £29.99

Description

We're certain that a lot of you CAR readers are deeply into BMW's M division products. From M3s to

Pros

  • Ideal for any BMW M fan
  • Makes for a wonderful display

Cons

  • E39 M5s don't suit white that much, do they?

Best stocking filler for a Japanese car lover

best car stocking fillersVia Hot Wheels
Price: £29.99

Description

If you like your cars Japanese, tuned and with a flatbed truck included, this is the stocking

Pros

  • Great gift for Japanese car fans
  • Truck has movable bed

Cons

  • Arguably not as cool as the BMW set

Best stocking filler for Forza fans

best car stocking fillersVia Turn10

Rrp: £69.99

Price: £59.99
Alternative retailers
Argos£59.99View offer
Box.co.uk£59.99View offer
Currys£62.99View offer
Jacamo£69.99View offer

Description

It's taken a while (since 2017!) for Forza to release a new Motorsport game after the hype of

Pros

  • Fresh reboot of the Forza Motorsport Series
  • Healthy list of cars

Cons

  • Some cars will probably be reserved as DLC

Best stocking filler for F1 fans

best car stocking fillersVia EA Sports

Rrp: £69.99

Price: £29.99
Alternative retailers
Jacamo£34.99View offer
JD Williams£34.99View offer
AO.com£35.00View offer
Argos£69.99View offer

Description

Verstappen took the title via a sprint race. Some fans of the sport are against it and would

Pros

  • Realistic F1 environments and team feedback
  • Improved graphics

Cons

  • Bit too hardcore for some

The best value gaming gear lever

best car stocking fillersVia Logitech

Rrp: £54.99

Price: £39.99
Alternative retailers
Currys£49.99View offer
Argos£49.99View offer

Description

This compact and great-value gear lever is compatible for the Logitech G29/G290 or G923 gaming

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Ideal lever for the casual gamer

Cons

  • Quality of the shifts isn't the best in the world

The best miscellaneous stocking fillers for petrolheads

Best stocking filler candle

Price: £18.99

Description

That's right, the world of motorsport and smelly candles have collided and this is the result.

Pros

  • Soya based
  • Looks fantastic

Cons

  • Not the strongest scent

A stylish Eau de Toilette

Price: £14.79

Description

Luxury car manufacturers and aftershave go together like Rolls and Royce, so it's only natural

Pros

  • Nice bottle
  • Strong Eau de Toilette

Cons

  • Subjective smell

The best stocking filler gift for travellers

best car stocking fillersVia Hydro Flask

Rrp: £31.95

Price: £28.78

Description

We like the Coffee Flask from Hydro Flask for a number of reasons. It actually keeps fluids hot

Pros

  • Ideal replacement for many cups and bottles
  • Well-made

Cons

  • Limited choice in colours

The best stocking filler gift for winter mornings

best car stocking fillersVia Chichil
Price: £17.99

Description

Icy windows are a real pain to clean which makes this quality ice scraper the perfect gift for any

Pros

  • Fantastic quality ice scraper
  • Ideal for harsh winter mornings

Cons

  • Doesn't come with any extras

The best car charger stocking filler gift

best car stocking fillersVia VLED

Rrp: £19.99

Price: £14.13
Alternative retailers
Currys£26.99View offer

Description

And along came USB-C. The saint all-in-one USB connection we've been hankering for since USB came

Pros

  • Great way to charge any phone on the move
  • Fits into 12V sockets and cigarette lighters

Cons

  • Not the fastest way to charge your phone

The best motoring themed coffee

Description

It seems that coffee blends into car culture a lot more seamlessly than it needs to. There are

Pros

  • A cool story behind the brand
  • You're supporting a small business

Cons

  • The packaging could be a tad more engaging

How you can generate more car stocking fillers ideas

You can always filter by brand if you know your gift recipient well. For example, if they're a fan of cars bearing the three-pointed star, they would probably like a car stocking filler something from our Mercedes gift guide. It could be anything from a t-shirt, a book, an umbrella with a 300SL gear knob as a handle, or a model car. There is something for everyone as far as motoring gifts go.

Then again, car books are great too as car stocking fillers. They often have all bases covered in terms of being a substantial gift to someone that'll last forever in someone's memory. Small ones that fit in stocking fillers are reassuringly affordable as well. Little quiz or quick fact books are sublime answers to the stocking question.

But perhaps if the car stocking fillers are well... quite large. Then a car advent calendar for a loved one would be a fabulous way to treat a petrolhead over the course of December. And these car stocking fillers can be achieved without necessarily breaking the bank either, which is handy.

Aaron Hussain is a commercial content writer at Bauer Media writing for Parkers and CAR. He is obsessed with classic cars and anything with a fascinating story to tell.

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