The best gifts for VW fans

Be it a Beetle, Golf GTI or Scirocco, we've some great VW gifts lined up

The best gifts for VW fans

by Ryan Gilmore |
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Put together a list of some of the most iconic cars of all time and you'll undoubtedly find the VW Beetle and VW T1 Camper somewhere near the top. The same can be said for the most highly regarded drivers cars of all time. Pretty much any generation (ignoring the usual suspects) of the Golf GTI will be on a petrolhead's bucket list.

Since its founding in 1937, Volkswagen has attracted a bucket-load of fans and rather unsurprisingly, there are plenty of VW-themed gifts you can get your hands on. We've chosen our favourite gifts for the VW lover in your life (of yourself).

And if the glaring omission of VW Campervans is worrying you don't be concerned. There are so many campervan-themed gifts that we've compiled an entire article just for fans of the VW 'bus.

Models

Revell RV05694 35 Years VW Golf 1 GTI Pirelli Plastic Model
Price: $56.30

One of the most iconic VWs of all time, the MK1 Golf GTI can now be found in model form thanks to this kit from Revel. At 1:24 scale and made from plastic, it'll give you hours of fun (and frustration) but the detail and quality of the finished product will look excellent in your home.

One of VW's weirdest creations (and names), the Thing (or Trekker/ Type 182 here in the UK) was VW's answer to cars like the Citroen Mehari and the Mini Moke. A simple utilitarian off-roader that was produced from 1968 until 1979. Commemorate it with this funky Hawaiian edition in 1:43 scale.

A very cool offering from Schuco, this 1:32 scale VW T1 pickup complete with BMW Isetta nestled in the rear is an unusual but cool scale model. Featuring excellent detail this is a top pick for any air-cooled VW fan. It's also nice to see a non-camper T1 get some love.

Artwork

We love the VW Corrado at CAR. A genuine Porsche beater back in its day and a clear modern classic nowadays, it's a fantastic VW. Enjoy this car at home with this gorgeous vector illustration. Available in a range of colours and sizes, we like the Violet Rise option best.

Those iconic self-deprecating adverts VW were famous for in the 1960s can now hang proudly in your home. Printed on high-quality paper and digitally remastered to be crisper, this poster is available in a range of sizes that would be perfect for any wall. While we couldn't find the excellent 'Lemon' advert for sale, the 'Think Small' advert is still excellent.

Books

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal
Price: £3.65

Perhaps not the nicest of topics but an important one, this book explores the dieselgate scandal which is still making news even six years after the story initially broke. This book, written by New York Times reporter Jack Ewing offers a deep insight into how VW (and other prominent manufacturers) did it and the business decisions behind it.

Volkswagen Beetles and Buses: Smaller and Smarter

Rrp: $40.00

Price: $25.26

Two of the most iconic cars of all time, the original Bettle and T1 Campervan surely deserve their own book. Celebrate the 70th/75th anniversary of these classics with this insightful book which captures the history of these two classics.

Clothing

Early to mid '90s VWs weren't the most exciting cars available, even the MkIII Golf GTI was a bit pathetic. That being said, the Harlequin edition VWs of the period did inject a bit of fun into the range with zany mismatched panels. Enjoy the splash of colour by rocking one of these cool Golf Harlequin t-shirts.

Miscellaneous

There's nothing better to eat behind the wheel of a VW than an official VW sausage. On sale for more than 45 years, VW's Currywurst is world-renowned for its flavour and its use of high-quality ingredients. You can even buy some matching ketchup that compliments it perfectly.

The ever-increasing price of a real Mk1 VW Golf GTI may make placing one on your drive a bit difficult these days but fear not, you can now have one in your garden. Made of reconstituted stone and handmade with a faded sage green colour, it's much better than a novelty garden gnome. It even features those iconic Pirelli alloys.

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