Father’s Day gift ideas for auto enthusiasts

    From motorsport apparel to international driving trips, we list out the best gift ideas this Father’s Day.

    Published On Jun 12, 2024 04:40:00 PM


    Father’s Day gift ideas for auto enthusiasts

    From vacuums to dashcams, here's a list of meaningful gifts for your auto-enthusiast dad.

    Parents play a crucial role in our lives, teaching us valuable lessons and nurturing us. While it’s important to thank them regularly, Father’s Day (June 20) is approaching. So, here’s a curated list of meaningful gifts for your auto-enthusiast dad.

    Magazine subscription

    First and foremost, if he doesn’t have one already, get your dad a subscription to the Autocar India Magazine. There’s no greater joy and charm than well-written stories gorgeously laid out in print.  

    Autocar Tip: Worldwide shipping ensures your dad can enjoy the magazine no matter where he’s located.

    Driving experience

    Give your dad the gift of a curated driving experience so that he can enjoy the journey without the hassle of planning. Autocar Expeditions organises trips in India and abroad, while companies like Volkswagen and Royal Enfield do the same for Indian trips. 


    For motorsport enthusiasts, high-quality apparel, such as official F1 or MotoGP merchandise, makes for a thoughtful gift. 

    Autocar Tip: There are various sites, and you can check out Fancode’s range of official merchandise.

    Driving shoes

    The right footwear can elevate your driving experience. So, look for a nice pair of driving shoes online. 

    Autocar Tip: Puma has a range of driving shoes that are also co-branded with the likes of Ferrari, Mercedes, Porsche and BMW. 


    A dashcam is a simple yet effective tool for road safety, helping protect drivers from incidents and unjust Challans. While prices can climb high, there are reliable models for as little as Rs 3,500.

    Autocar Tip: Consider a dual-channel camera to record both the front and rear of the vehicle. Take a look at Qubo’s line-up of products. 

    Car-care kit / Car spa

    Regular cleaning and detailing not only enhance a vehicle’s appearance but also extend its lifespan. If your dad is the type who enjoys cleaning the vehicle himself, a set of cleaning products will be a great gift. If he doesn’t, a complete interior and exterior detail is a better gift. 

    Autocar Tip: Opt for waterless products that reduce water usage and are environmentally friendly.

    Car fragrance

    Elevate your dad’s driving experience with a pleasant car fragrance, ensuring a mood-boosting atmosphere. 

    Autocar Tip: To prevent headaches while driving, select fragrances that aren’t too intense, such as the Godrej Aer O range. 

    Scale models

    Scale models of cars, especially ones with sentimental value, make excellent desk accessories or showcase pieces for car-enthusiast dads.

    Autocar Tip: Consider getting a scale model of your dad’s first car for added sentimental value.


    Gift your dad an automotive read, ranging from tales of racing glory to insightful engineering books, to satisfy his passion for cars.

    Autocar Tip: “How to Build a Car” by Adrian Newey and "The Car Book" by DK comes highly recommended.

    Air compressor

    We cannot stress enough how important this bit of kit is. Keeping tyre pressure in check is one of the easiest ways to take care of the vehicle and ensure safety on the road. This is even more important for EV owners as visits to the fuel pump (where air top-ups usually happen) don’t happen. 

    Autocar Tip: We recommend Michelin’s tried-and-tested tyre inflators. 


    Make car cleaning easier for your dad with a quality car vacuum cleaner, offering convenience and efficiency.

    Autocar Tip: Opt for reputable brands such as Karcher for longevity and sufficient suction power.

    Advanced driving classes

    Offer your dad the opportunity to improve his driving skills with advanced driving classes or track days, providing both fun and learning.

    Autocar Tip: Monsoon is a great time to explore off-road driving classes. You can check out the 'Learn Offroad Academy'.

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