If you have a loved one who commuters or drives for work, or spends a lot of time driving in general, you might be thinking about getting them a gift – at some point – that will make their driving more enjoyable.
There are loads of aftermarket technology available for older cars, so you don’t need to invest in a new motor to make the most out of your driving any more.
If they have a limited budget, you might want to help them make the most out of their traveling time with a present that is personal and thoughtful.
Here are 10 gift ideas to help commuters or people who drive a lot!
It is important for people who travel to work to find their way around unknown places, or simply know about accidents, slow moving traffic, or even road closures.
Unfortunately, the ability of basic satellite navigation systems is limited when it comes to up to date information.
You might want to buy a software that automatically updates the routes and gives you an alternative way around. If you buy this gift for your loved one, you will save them a lot of time and hassle and improve their life.
If there is one thing that is annoying about being on the road, it is that you will not have the ability to check your phone, let people know that you are stuck in traffic and will be late, without risking a huge penalty.
That is why you might want to get an aftermarket car Bluetooth system.
There are several different models; some simple ones simply plug in your cigarette lighter to a device that distributes a stronger signal and can power multiple phones and gadgets.
No matter how comfortable a car seat is, spending a few hours behind the wheel in the same position can cause lower back issues.
The strain of steering and looking over your shoulder can cause long term conditions, too.
If you would like to help your loved one stay healthy and make their journey more pleasant, you can also invest in a massage seat cover.
Some work with the car’s own electrical system, others are battery operated.
Having cables lying around the car and forgetting about them is a pain for many drivers.
If you would like to make their lives easier, you might get a wireless charging pod that will help them stay connected and top up their batteries, so they can stay in touch and can avoid breaking the charging slot because of the phone moving around or being in the way.
You can buy these advanced devices at car accessory shops or specialist online retailers, and it will certainly make a huge difference when it comes to comfort and connectivity.
An increasing number of people use their car journeys to listen to podcasts or audio books. For many busy professionals, driving can be boring and stressful, and they consider it a waste of time. However, it is necessary.
Why not help them make the most out of their time spent behind the wheel by getting them a digital subscription that will keep them entertain and let them choose the content they want to listen to during their journeys?
Or you can get them audio books! I have a new audible book available – Life is Long: 50+ tools to help you live a little closer to forever!
You can also get hook them up with music and podcasts. And if they’re commuting by train you can hook them up with language courses or online training like NotSalmon Courses.
If your friend or family member loves their car and has loads of personalized gadgets already, you might want to give them a present they will remember you by every single day.
You can Buy Number plates at Platehunter based on their birthday, their favorite or lucky number or their name.
If they have a pet name for their car, you can even choose that name to be included in the personalized plate.
Sitting in the traffic is not the healthiest way of spending your mornings. If you are stuck in the area where all the cars around you are puffing out gases, you are going to inhale pollution that is not good for your mood, wellbeing, and respiratory health.
If the person has asthma or allergies, they will be more sensitive to the fumes, so it is important to keep the air in the cabin healthy.
There are some great plug in or battery operated car air purifiers that will eliminate pollution and gases, improving your health and driving experience.
There are always challenging situations when you are on the road, and you will have to constantly improve your skills to overcome them and deal with danger, risk, and annoyance.
If you would like to keep your loved one safe on the road, you might want to invest in an advanced driving training that will teach them avoidance driving and hazard perception, so they can be more prepared to unexpected moves from other drivers.
When you travel for work, one of the greatest challenges might be finding everything you need. If your family member or friend travels for business and has stock or presentation tools to carry around, you can surprise them with a trunk organizer that will keep all their files, stock, and even food easy to find and safe.
If finding a parking space is the main reason they hate commuting, and you are dreading the long minutes driving around trying to find a free spot, you might want to get them an advanced app that allows them to book their space in advance and find it using their navigation system. Further, you might also add a car finder of tracking device, so they can find their vehicle in large, multi-storey car parks where it would otherwise be a challenge and take time.
Driving to work or to meetings is becoming more and more stressful and challenging, as there are more cars on the road every year. If you would like to help your loved one make the most out of their time behind the wheel and keep them safe, you will need to think about getting personalized and thoughtful motoring related gifts.
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