These are the perfect Secret Santa gifts for a petrolhead

No matter your price, we've found some awesome little gifts that any petrolhead would love to receive.

A toy Fiat 500 with gifts on its roof

by Ryan Gilmore |

Finding the right gift for a car enthusiast is incredibly difficult, and no one knows that more than car enthusiasts. Gift guides are usually filled with stuff so generic (and often novelty) that they miss the mark completely, so we've knocked our heads together to find some car-themed Secret Santa gifts that are guaranteed to make the recipient smile this Christmas.

Up to £5

Jelly Belly 15210 3D Jelly Bean Air Freshener

The best Secret Santa gift for upgrading a car
Jelly Belly 15210 3D Jelly Bean Air Freshener
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A simple but effective upgrade for any car is a nice smelling air freshener. This air freshener from Jelly Belly is a perfect little gift for any car owner. What makes this such a nice Secret Santa gift is that there are multiple scents to choose from and the scent should last for a couple of weeks at least.

Boring Car Trivia volume 2

The best Secret Santa gift for car nerds
Boring Car Trivia volume 2
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Filled with over 300 tediously dull facts about various cars, this pocket-sized book will be a welcome addition to any car bore's library of inane car knowledge. With facts on everything from British Leyland Rovers to Nissans, this small book will keep a car anorak entertained for a good few hours.

Kent Car Care GKEQ2429 Microfibre Noodle Wash Mitt

The best Secret Santa gift for amateur car detailers
Kent Car Care GKEQ2429 Microfibre Noodle Wash Mitt
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Moving from a sponge to a proper wash mitt is one of the easiest ways of upgrading how you wash your car. This microfibre wash mitt from Kent Car Care will lather up with shampoo better, reduce the chances of scratches and is far more ergonomic to use compared to a traditional sponge. Buy this for someone who's always cleaning their car and they'll soon spot the difference in results.

Up to £10

Draper Little Beastie

The best Secret Santa gift that'll come in handy everyday
Draper Little Beastie

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Small multi-tools can often be considered a bit novel and useless, especially if you're looking at one worth less than a tenner. However, this credit card-sized multi-tool is actually impressive, offering various screwdrivers, a ruler, bottle and can opener and, best of all, a really good box opener.

Kleeneze KL082251EU7 Mini Car Bin

Best Secret Santa gift for a clean interior
Kleeneze KL082251EU7 Mini Car Bin
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Perfect for keeping a car clean on the road, this small clip-on bin can hold an empty crisp packet, sweet wrappers and other rubbish without making your car dirty. It features a neat little swing lid and can be emptied easily. This is a great gift for someone who enjoys keeping their car clean.

Up to £15

26JPN Detail Brushes

Best secret Santa gift for a spotless car
26JPN Detail Brushes
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The quality of 26JPN products is exceptional, and these fantastic detailing brushes are the perfect upgrade for anyone who wants to take car cleaning to the next level. This triple pack is made from natural bristles so it doesn't scratch paintwork and makes use of plastic in the handle to prevent any damage.

Carfume Alien Spirit Scent

The best Secret Santa gift for a luxurious smell
Carfume Alien Spirit Scent
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A fancier air freshener for the car, Carfume looks fantastic and should provide up to six weeks of freshness. Made from glass and wood, it's a quality item and this particular scent is called Alien Spirit, with notes of oak, jasmine and white amber. How they worked out what an alien smells like is beyond us.

Draper 32398 14 Function Pocket Multi-Tool

The best Secret Santa gift for small jobs
Draper 32398 14 Function Pocket Multi-Tool
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Another multi-tool, this set hits an impressive price point and includes 14 different functions. It includes a set of pliers, wire cutter, file, blades and a screwdriver attachment, plus the usual bottle and can opener. It folds up and can be stored in the supplied canvas pouch. Draper has an excellent reputation for build quality, and this multi-tool is no different.

Up to £20

Autoglym Ultra High Definition Shampoo

The best Secret Santa gift for premium cleaning
Autoglym Ultra High Definition Shampoo
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A really luxurious option for cleaning a car, this shampoo is designed to properly treat car paint and leave a nice smooth and glossy finish. It's pH neutral and is decently concentrated too, meaning it'll last for a long time. It's the perfect premium gift for a dedicated car cleaner.

Speed Champions LEGO 76897 Audi Sport quattro S1

The best Secret Santa gift for toy lovers
Speed Champions LEGO 76897 Audi Sport quattro S1
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Who doesn't enjoy LEGO? No matter how old you are, a decent LEGO set will always make Christmas that little bit better. This set is fully licensed from Audi and is a small recreation of one of the most iconic rally cars of all time.

JCB: Celebrating 75 Years of Engineering Innovation

The best Secret Santa gift for fans of machinery
JCB Celebrating 75 Years of Engineering Innovation
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Cars and heavy machinery go hand in hand and what could be more iconic in the world of machinery than the famous JCB. This book contains 75 years of amazing photography and is packed with the rich history of the brand.

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