2019 Christmas Gift Guide
The fat jolly bearded bloke is coming down the chimney soon, so here are some great gift ideas from the CarsGuide team. No matter your Christmas gift budget, we’ve got a selection of goodies that Santa could leave under the tree.
This is the sort of electric car that everyone can get behind. It’s an electric buggy with real coil-over suspension, LED headlights, push-button start and it can cope with drivers up to 50kg. It also has a remote control override for little adventurers who don’t understand the limits of physics - even if the top speed is just 8km/h.
Not content with just a watch strap? What about a watch that’s made out of a crashed exotic car? Aussie brand Fuoriserie has two models so far, including the Storm Black (made from Aston Martin Rapide parts) and the Rosso Red (from a Ferrari 348 TB).
Not all of us can have Jay's actual garage, but now you can at least make your cars look as good as his with this new range of car cleaning kits available in Australia. With everything from the Tyre Shine Kit ($23) through to the 2-Bucket Wash System ($190) or the Ultimate Bucket Kit for the hardcore clean freaks ($310), there's a range of choices for interior, exterior and accessory care. Our pick would be the $115 Vehicle Care Kit, which includes wash, detailer, wax, tyre and trim care, a foam applicator, a microfibre towel and a microfibre wax applicator.
What better gift to give than a way to escape peak hour traffic? The Mearth X Pro electric kick scooter combines human power with an external battery pack, capable of 45km of range and a top speed of 25km/h. It comes with an LED light and display, a 4.0-inch QLED display screen for your ride information, dual suspension and puncture-proof solid tyres. It weighs 12kg, folds up for storage, and has a charge time of 2-4 hours.
No matter how old you are, you’ve got to love getting LEGO for Christmas - and you know what’s even cooler? Getting a Land Rover Defender months before the actual car goes on sale in Australia. With 2573 pieces, this Technic item is designed for builders aged 11-plus.
Know someone who fancies themselves good enough to take on Fernando Alonso? Or maybe they’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to drive a ZB Commodore Supercar? GRID is a dream come true. This immersive video game experience features 104 career events, from the streets of Shanghai to the iconic curves of Brands Hatch. It’s available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Read our review of it here.
We all know someone handy - and what better gift than the new Leatherman Wave+ Black? This new model includes upgraded tools (18 in total) including replaceable wire cutters, and in a new colour. It has a 25-year warranty, and if you want to personalise it even further, you can get it engraved for an extra $20.
Youngster got their buggy or mountain bike filthy? Or do you just need a hand washing your own pride and joy? The Karcher For Kids pressure washer could be an unexpected surprise present under the tree this year. Safe for kids aged 3-plus.
This is a great gift - not only will you be sure your loved ones will be safe on the road, you might even help reduce their car insurance premiums! Dash cams are becoming increasingly popular in Australia, and Navman’s range includes multiple options at different price points, from the basic MiVue745 which records in 1080p full HD ($159) up to the range-topping MiVue860 DC Tyre with tyre pressure monitoring, lane keeping alert and a front and rear camera setup ($599).
It might take some hiding, this one. The Fonzarelli Arthur electric scooter is a Vespa-size two-seater. There are three different versions available, with electric motor size ranging from 3kW to 8kW. The minimum range is 50km for the base model, and 100km for the top-end version. Depending on where you live, you don’t even need a motorcycle licence for the entry-level 50 model (car licence in WA, SA, Qld and NT).