Top gifts to buy a new driver

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new driver, we’ve got some great ideas right here!


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By Chloe Martell

Updated on Dec 4th, 2020

“Oh, I’ll send them a well-done card and put some money in it” – whilst it’s a nice idea, there isn’t much thought in that gift, is there? You may be used to buying gifts for birthdays and Christmas only, but there are other celebratory moments that call for a little something and passing your driving test is one of them. So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who’s just passed their test, we’ve got a bunch of great ideas for you right here.

Whatever it is you decide to gift to a new driver, we’re sure they’ll be thankful for it! Working hard and passing your driving test is by no means an easy task and is definitely something to celebrate.

1 Air fresheners

Gone are the days when the only air fresheners on the market are strange scented smiley faces or boring looking trees that we dangle from our mirrors – oh no, there is so much more to offer! Diffusers, plug-ins, sticky gels, cardboards, cans, and sprays are all different ways you can keep your car smelling amazing!

2 Dash Cam

Whilst many incidents on the roads are unavoidable, there are ways to help when they do happen and one of them is capturing the incident. In some cases, this can help when making a claim. Unfortunately, new drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident on the roads, but you can take some of the stress away by giving them a dash cam! Also – they may capture some pretty funny moments on the road and be the next internet sensation!

3 Bluetooth music adapter

Whilst many new cars have Bluetooth built in, older ones may not. But c’mon – it’s the 21st century! We should all be able to stream the music we want when on a road trip. Why not think about getting that new driver an aux/Bluetooth adapter? It plugs into the car’s port and will connect to the device of your choice so you can stream your music to your heart’s content!

4 Sat Nav

New drivers may not be thinking of the practical side of driving as soon as they pass their test. If you’re looking for a fab gift idea and have a bit of extra money to spend, then why not help them find their way by getting them a sat nav?

5 Portable jump starter

Probably the least exciting but most practical gift. Granted, it’s likely no young driver will be excited to receive one of these – but they’ll be thankful for when they need a helping hand to get their car running again.

6 Personalised... everything!

Many of the things we use in our cars are pretty drab but many online retailers give you the option to personalise pretty much everything these days! From car mats, key rings, and those sort after air fresheners – you can give your gift the edge and make it special just for the person you’re buying it for.

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