Auto Express Easter gift guide
Must-have gifts for Auto Express readers and their car
Wanting to buy your loved one a gift for Easter, or overdue a self-bought treat? We've rounded up a great mix of options to suit all desires and budgets. Our options cover car preparation, in-car technology, lifestyle and even Easter holiday reading material.
With a wide range of ideas and prices starting from just £1, you're sure to find something ideal.
eBay parts and accessories
If you like to get under the bonnet of your car, then it’s well worth a visit to eBay’s specialist motoring store. It has a growing range of tools, accessories and gear listed for sale, including official showrooms for brands like BMW, MINI and Ford. You’ll also find everything from cleaning products to engine oils, dash cams and tyres. Plus, there are featured sellers with their own dedicated stores such as Parts in Motion, Gravity Performance and Motor World Direct, meaning you can browse what’s on offer from established, reliable retailers.
Nextbase 622GW dash cam
A dash cam is a wise investment for any driver. It provides an extra eye on the road, particularly handy after recent Highway Code changes, and you can often use the footage when making an insurance claim. The Nextbase 622GW is a great choice, with features including 4K recording, digital image stabilisation and what3words compatibility built in. You’ll also get a further layer of security thanks to SOS Response and Intelligent Parking Mode. The 622GW is available from Halfords, Argos and Nextbase directly with a £20 discount valid until the end of March.
Autoglym’s QuickRefresh is ideal for those who love to take care of their car, but often find themselves strapped for time. Just dilute the solution in water, then wipe on and off for a fast application. It’ll improve your vehicle’s appearance, and will help to bridge the gap between more thorough washes. QuickRefresh uses microemulsion technology to lift layers of surface contaminants, minimising the risk of scratches and swirls. It also works with current Autoglym car care products, so it’ll complement the effectiveness of any existing coatings you may be using.
Pioneer’s latest front-facing dash cam offers full HD recording, and plenty of useful safety features like front collision and lane departure warnings. With a 139-degree lens, you’ll get a great view of the road ahead, while the VREC-170RS is also handy for capturing footage when the car is parked.
Atera Genio Pro Advanced
Keen cyclists looking to transport their bikes may want to take a look at the Genie Pro Advanced carrier from German firm Atera. It’s designed for small and large bikes of up to 30kg, meaning it’s suitable even for long-wheelbase electric mountain bikes or ‘e-MTBs’. When not in use, a folding system makes it easy to collapse and store the Genio Pro. Plus, it tilts far enough to allow vertical tailgates to open, and an optional adaptor will let you carry a third bike.
evo Track Days
Price: from £199
TREAT yourself or a loved one to an evo Track Day. The 2022 series will be the biggest season yet at some of the UK’s best tracks, including Bedford, Goodwood, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park. The season kicks o in May and runs until September. All attendees will benefit from complimentary photography, free helmet hire and the opportunity to book one-to-one tuition.
Auto Express subscription
Price: From £1
You can’t beat the look and feel of a magazine, and if your loved one is enthusiastic about cars, a subscription to Auto Express is the gift that quite literally keeps on giving. Every issue is packed full of motoring news, reviews, product tests and more, all arriving on your doormat each week. It’s the most affordable item on our list, too, with subscriptions starting from just £1 for six issues (then £36.99 every 13 issues).