Auto Express Easter gift guide
It's time to look at some essential purchases for car lovers this Easter
Easter is just around the corner, and if there's a car fanatic in your life then it's a good time to start thinking about gifts to buy them for the holidays. If you're in need of some ideas, then allow us to help with this selection of petrolhead-friendly presents.
Across these 11 gifts there's everything from care products to useful in-car essentials like dash cams and air purifiers. For those with a bit more cash to spend, you might be tempted by an impressive and spacious roof box that'll have you dreaming of getting away over the summer.
Whatever your price range, there should be something here to make an automotive fan happy.
Diamondbrite Ceramic Blast Snow Foam
- Price: £8.95
- Contact: diamondbrite.co.uk
This is a great ceramic-infused snow foam to use if you need a pre-wash to tackle dirt, contamination and to prevent scratching your car. Diamondbrite’s new Ceramic Blast Snow Foam is also useful to give vehicles with light dirt a quick clean, and it won’t harm or remove any previously applied polish or waxes. It’s easy to use with a snow foam lance and will leave behind a film to repel dirt and water. Fully biodegradable and pH-neutral, Ceramic Blast Snow Foam comes in a 500ml bottle.
Philips GoPure Air Purifier
- Price: £119.99
- Contact: drivesafeandlegal.co.uk/gopure
Breathe easy and safely with GoPure. The new, easy-to-fit ‘plug-in-and-play’ vehicle air purifier from Philips combines HEPA and HESA filtration in a triple-layer system to remove toxic gases, ultra-fine particles, bacteria, allergens and viruses from inside the vehicle cabin. Whether you’re facing pollen or pollution, GoPure is there for you.
Autoglym Polar Collection
- Price: £25
- Contact: autoglym.com/polarpressurewasher/polar-collection
Autoglym's Polar Collection is an essential purchase for anyone who takes car care seriously. Combining 500ml trial sizes of all three Polar Series products – Polar Blast, Polar Wash and Polar Seal – it allows cars to be pre-washed, washed and protected using a pressure washer and lance for complete and gentle car cleaning.
Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam
- Price: From £219
- Contact: nextbase.com
If you’re looking for a dash cam, then the Nextbase 622GW comes with an abundance of great features including 4K recording, digital image stabilisation and Alexa. The 622GW will provide that extra eye to keep you protected and can help to reduce insurance premiums. You can choose a package to suit you, with the Nextbase Rear Window Camera adding an extra layer of safety and security, and the 64GB U3 microSD card keeps you covered for video file storage.
GYEON Car Care
- Price: From £14 (Q2M Bathe+); from £11.50 (Q2M WetCoat)
- Contact: gyeonquartz.uk/network
If keeping your car looking great is a must, then these care products from GYEON are essential purchases. A quick wash with the Q2M Bathe+ will leave a strong hydrophobic layer that repels water and dirt – perfect for those looking to wash in a hurry. The Q2M WetCoat, meanwhile, gives an instant hydrophobicity booster. Simply wash and rinse your car, then spray panel by panel and rinse. You’ll be instantly left with amazing water and dirt repellency, and great gloss on top.
Rimfinity Wheel Protection
- Price: Various
- Contact: rimfinity.co.uk
Rimfinity offers continuous-band wheel-protection technology, setting a new industry standard for performance and safety. The new UK-produced product gives class-leading protection and style for both alloy and steel wheels, either classic or modern. Rimfinity is wheel-size-specific ensuring you get a perfect fit and function, and comes in either black or red.
OSRAM AirZing Mini Air Purifier
- Price: Various
- Contact: eurocarparts.com
The nnew OSRAM AirZing Mini Air Purifier provides a breath of fresh air for drivers and passengers. AirZing Mini eliminates 99.9 per cent of viruses and bacteria in the air* while also removing allergens and pollutants. The filtration system combines advanced UVA LED Light with a powerful titanium dioxide filter, creating a fresher, safer and more hygienic driving environment. The unit is compact, quiet and powered by the included USB cable, and also comes with a mounting clip.* Verified by independent laboratory testing in accordance with GB/T 18801-2015
Boot Buddy Boot Liners
- Price: Various
- Contact: boot-buddy.com
Boot Buddy’s high-sided boot liners offer complete protection for your storage space. Easy to clean, 100 per cent self supporting and quick to fit, each product is custom made in the UK for the make and model of your car, with a clear polycarbonate dog guard offering both visibility and protection. Boot Buddy boot liners are guaranteed to fit and to last.
KAMEI Fosco 540 Roof Box
- Price: From £524.95
- Contact: roofbox.co.uk
The new roof box from KAMEI is designed to minimise drag while still offering impressive load-carrying capacity. It’s ideal for family holiday luggage, and its styling follows the ‘teardrop’ contours of the modern car, helping to maximise fuel efficiency. The Fosco’s dual side opening means fitting and loading up are simple, too. The KAMEI Fosco 540 is worth a place on your shortlist if you’re in the market for a new and spacious roof box.
Ring Wireless Jump Starter and Power Bank
- Price: £89.99 (includes free RTG4 Tyre Gauge worth £8.99)
- Contact: speeding.co.uk
The ideal gift for drivers who are always on the move, this handy dual-purpose jump starter is light and compact enough to fit in the glovebox until an emergency arises. It is capable of starting engines up to 2.5 litres quickly and easily, getting you on the road again in under a minute. Anti-sparking and reverse polarity protection ensures the unit is easy and safe to use. It doubles as a wireless powerbank to charge Android and iOS smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices, with no fiddly wires involved.
AlcoSense Excel Fuel Cell Breathalyser
- Price: From £99.99
- Contact: alcosense.co.uk/excel
The AlcoSense Excel makes unintentional morning-after drink driving a thing of the past, helping to ensure you’re fit to drive. It features a smaller version of the same sensor used in several police breathalysers. The AlcoSense Excel is available from Halfords nationwide, Amazon and AlcoSense direct.