Gift-giving inspiration for every kind of driver

Whether you’re gift hunting for a commuter, a road tripper, a family chauffeur or just an auto enthusiast, here are some ideas to get you thinking.

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For the sports fan…

Here’s a handy way to keep your car clean while showing your Patriots pride. These mats are made from heavy duty vinyl and can collect dust, dirt, and other gross materials from messing up your car’s interior.

For the new driver (or really anyone)…

Whether you’ve just got your license or just got your AARP membership, the humorous “Never Tailgate on a Rainy Day: Tips and Advice for the New Driver’’ has timeless advice for motorists. Tips include: “Always keep a spare car key somewhere…other than inside the car’’ and “Have at least one car in your lifetime worth posing with…And always have a cool hairdo.’’

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For the friend who (practically) lives in their car…

If you know someone who spends a lot of time in their car for work or on road trips, the Zone Tech Car Laptop and Food Steering Wheel Tray should be ideal, if a litte strange. This easy-to-mount tray attaches to the steering wheel and offers drivers a steady place to put a cup of coffee, a drive-through order, or a laptop.

For the new parent…

Keeping your eye on the road and your new baby at the same time can be a tough balancing act. So this device can come in handy if there’s a new member of your family riding in a rear-facing car seat with you. This shatter resistant mirror mounts to the back seat headrest to allow parents to glimpse in the rear-view mirror to check on their child.

For the new car owner…

Save a friend or family member a trip to the car wash. This car kit from Meguiar’s includes car wash shampoo and conditioner, wax to help the paint shine, and a scratch removal solution.

For the racing enthusiast…

Located up in Dalton, New Hampshire, the Team O’Neil Rally School is a great treat for a rally racing buff. Team O’Neil offers several intensely fun (we would know) driver education options, including a winter driving course ($499 per person) and one- to five-day rally classes that range from $1,450 to $6,500.

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For the person with exquisite tastes in cars they can’t afford…

Does someone in your life love exotic cars but can’t afford one? This offer from Groupon allows the holder to drive a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, or a Mercedes-Benz sports car around a race course for a few laps. Groupon offers $99 for a three-lap option (a $199 value) and $149 for a five-lap option (a $299 value). Please note, this gift may have limited availability. And please check Groupon’s fine print before buying.

For the camera buff…

Taking selfies behind the wheel is not recommended. But if you know someone who wants to record their driving, the Vantrue R1 Pro Dash Cam could help keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

For the history buff…

Larz Anderson Auto Museum Corvette day on the lawn —Joshua Sweeney/Shoot for details (www.shootfordetails.com)

Tucked away in Brookline, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is one of the best hidden gems in the Boston area for car lovers and history buffs in general. Membership to the museum gives the car lover in your life access to museum and its automobile collection and free spectator admission to lawn events where classic cars are put on display. Options range from $38 for a one-year membership, $74 for two years, and $110 for three years. Family options are also available.

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