Stocking Stuffers
By Nick Caruso
on 12.16.13

True enthusiasts know that for the best driving experience you need very little accoutrement, if any at all. But a) everyone loves getting gifts and b) most times, some extra swag comes in handy. You could do the same thing you’ve done every year and get a gift card for the corner gas station, but here’s a list of the best gifts for gearheads under $100. (But really, the gift card is excellent too.)

Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $100, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. That, of course, is where we come in: over the next ten days we’ll publish stocking stuffer guides curated around themes that’ll make stuffing that certain someone’s stocking markedly easier.

RainX-Gear-Patrol Rain-X
Because there’s no “perfect” intermittent wiper setting. $4
Hook-Thing-Gear-Patrol Minimalist II Key Shackle
Because serious drivers need serious key caddies. $42
Metal-Car-Gear-Patrol Playable Metal Car Kit
Because you didn’t go through with that engineering degree. $46
Baxter-Fresh-Gear-Patrol Retaw Car Tag
Because it smells better than old Burger King anything. $16
Orvis-Gloves-Gear-Patrol Orvis Lambskin Driving Gloves
Because you need to get a grip. $69
Belkin-Charger-Gear-Patrol Belkin USB Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Because you shouldn’t smoke anyhow. $15
Cars-and-Films-Gear-Patrol Cars & Films Print
Because they don’t give out “best car” Oscars. $30
Multitool-Gear-Patrol Columbia River Knife Multi-tool + Wiha Hex & Torx Bits
Because you’re gonna need it if you don’t have it. $33
GTO-Book-Gear-Patrol The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO
Because those who can’t own look at pictures and drool. $53
Bean-Car-Gear-Patrol Streamliner Car
Because adults should have the best toys. $50
iphone-app-gear-patrol Songza
Because every good road trip starts with good music. Free
Slime-Gauge-Gear-Patrol Slime Tire Gauge
Because you should always be under a certain amount of pressure. $7
Overland-Journal-Gear-Patrol Subscription to Overland Journal
Because some car magazine nuts have taste. $45
Davek-Mini-Gear-Patrol Davek Mini
Because you have to get from the car to the front door. $49
Snow-Peak-Gear-Patrol Snow Peak Kanpai Bottle
Because if you’re going to drink and drive, make it coffee. $80