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    27 Gifts For Anyone Who Loves To Drive

    Take me home country road.

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    1. A bamboo charcoal purifying bag to neutralize odors and absorb any smelly smells that might be lingering in their car. It'll eliminate odors without leaving behind a strong perfume, plus it is reusable for up to two years! All they've got to do is place the bag outside in the sun once a month to rejuvenate it.


    Promising review: "This product is a MIRACLE! Mistakenly left a package of chicken breasts from the supermarket in my brand new Audi. Subsequently went on vacation for 10 days. The chicken was left rotting in the car in the garage for 12 days! I can't begin to describe how wretched the smell was on our return. We aired out the car for days — still stunk to high hell! Used two bags of Moso (one small, one large). This activated charcoal really works. After one week, the smell was significantly dissipated. Now at the end of two weeks, it is virtually gone. Wow! Thank you, Moso for saving my car from dead chicken hell!" —JAC ESQ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.83+ (available in three colors and larger quantities).

    2. Or maybe a Dwayne Johnson freshener that'll release the lovely scent of Lily of the Valley. This will surely get a laugh when someone steps into their car.

    This double-sided air freshener will be a wonderful conversation starter for every future road trip. Upon purchase, you'll also receive a Dwayne Johnson-themed greeting card.

    Get it from YeahOh! Greetings on Etsy for $8.

    3. A leakproof trash can so they can stop experiencing that wrapper/water bottle pile up in their passenger seat. The vinyl lining will keep liquids contained.


    Promising review: "I absolutely hate having trash in my car. This trash bin is actually pretty good looking. When I first got it, I thought the supports were missing, but it did have two little plastic slats hidden on the bin itself. It has two pockets on the sides and one on the front. I let this trash can hang behind my passenger-side headrest, and it's easily accessible while I'm driving. It's pretty sturdy, and I'm surprised at how much fits in here." —BlessedSiren

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles).

    4. A set of seat gap fillers to prevent that dreaded "my phone just dropped into the deep crevice, might as well kiss it goodbye" moment., Amazon

    Upon purchase, you'll also receive a credit card–sized light and a non-slip pad for your phone.

    Promising review: "Traveling a lot with kids means they sometimes drop a French fry down the seat. Dropping a multitude of things is inevitable, frustrating, and a bit gross. These are sort of a mushy, resilient gel foam with a neoprene cover. They fill the entire seat gap so that nothing can fall down the crack, absolutely nothing. The dark black color means that once they're installed you just never notice them, and they stay in place with seat movement. You can pop them out in two seconds if you have to. Honestly, I can't imagine a better design." —DrBobMichigan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A diffuser and humidifier — it will fit perfectly in their cup holder. Talk about convenient! It's completely silent and will automatically turn off when the water level is low. Plus, it features two USB ports so you can also charge a device., Amazon

    Promising review: "This diffuser is the perfect size! The smell is not overpowering, but definitely does a good job. The light is bright at night. Plus the outlets are an excellent idea and make this the ideal diffuser for a car." —Ella Proctor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. A USB charger with four (!!!) ports so they'll never have to worry about a dead device during a long trip. It can charge their phone, iPad, and passenger's phone all at the same time.


    This charger can support a variety of devices including iPhones, iPads, Samsung devices, Nokia devices, LG devices, headphones, FitBit bands, and more.

    Promising review: "Excellent product! We are very pleased with it. My boyfriend is a long haul truck driver and this gave him the ports he needed without being clunky or taking up too much space. Its shape really does minimize its footprint. I shopped around locally and on other sites and couldn't beat the price. You can't find this my ports charging at this speed for this cost anywhere else." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A set of seat covers, because dirty foot prints always seem to appear after their kids leave the car. The straps are adjustable, so they can get the perfect fit no matter the seat size.


    Promising review: "We just bought a new car and wanted to protect the seats. We have two young children and these were exactly what we were looking for. They were very easy to install and are easily hidden so you can't see the straps from the front seats. They are exactly what we were looking for and were big enough to cover the seats in our Yukon XL." —Ashley

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in a pack of two or four).

    8. A glasses holder to keep their sunnies in an easily accessible place while they cruise. The clips will hold glasses securely, but they'll be able to remove a pair with just one hand.

    Promising review: "Love this sunglass holder. It stays securely on the visor and I can put and take my sunglasses on and off from it with one hand. The visor is still usable with the sunglass holder on it and the sunglasses are within perfect reaching distance to take off even while driving with one hand. And the clips hold my sunglasses tightly. It's perfect because my sunglasses don't get scratched and they are always in a good spot." —Tara S.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available as a pack of two).

    9. A humorous faux eject button that'll scare troublesome passengers. The next time a passenger comments on their driving, they'll know exactly what to scare 'em with.


    Promising review: "When I saw this, I had to have it and I had no clue that it was a real lighter! I wish I could give it 10 stars because it is FREAKING AWESOME!!! It's so old-school and totally goes with my old-school Jeep and I totally have my boys believing that I had an ejector seat installed!" —Chance

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A set of reflective holiday magnets, because a car is just as fun to decorate as a house! Plus, they'll be able to create any pattern they'd like. The reflective film will make them extra visible on the road, and who doesn't love a bit of added road safety?

    Promising review: "These were so much fun to have on my van. They stuck really well and I had no issues of them coming off or even moving. It didn't bother the paint and didn't leave any marks. I would recommend them. They would be cute even just on the fridge during the holidays or on a metal door or something." —Tartle

    Get 10 from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. Am 104-piece roadside emergency kit so they (and you) will have peace of mind next time they hit the road. They can keep it neatly tucked away in their truck should an emergency arise. Plus everything folds into the handy carrying case, so no, it won't take up a ton of space.


    This kit includes a rope, a foldable triangle and case, a reflective safety vest, a screwdriver with seven bits, a screwdriver with nine sockets, a pair of jumper cables, a pair of pliers, a flash light, a razor blade knife, a safety hammer and seatbelt cutter, an ice scraper, a bungee cord, a pair of gripping gloves, a "help" banner, electric tape, a rain poncho, a tire press gauge, an emergency whistle, zip ties, an accident form, scissors, an alcohol pad, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, various sizes of adhesive bandages, safety pins, adhesive tape, cotton buds, and a first aid booklet. Phew!

    Promising review: "A very nice, compact and complete kit. I bought a few of these as Christmas presents for my niece, newly-licensed nephew and son. I kept one for myself. Already put to good use. Highly recommend!" —Barefootin'

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    12. A fidget toy if they're the type that gets a bit antsy in traffic. They can attach this to their keys and keep them entertained during rush hour. It's way better than them picking at their nails for an hour.


    Promising review: "I used these as stocking stuffers and they were greatly enjoyed by kids and adults. Depending on how you like to fidget, squeezing the little beans out of the pod can be very satisfying and fun!" —Amazon Customer

    Get three from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A maintenance log book to keep track of all the work they've had done. Oil change? Check. Tires rotated? Check. Now there will be no second guessing on when they need some routine maintenance done. They can keep it stashed in the passenger seat dash for quick reference.


    Promising review: "I like the small, compact size and detail on the pages. I can easily kept it in the car, too. It's super easy to reference." —Alana Burdick

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    14. A panda decal sticker for their door handle that'll put a smile on their face every time they go to open their door. It's simple peel-and-stick, plus there'll be zero residue left behind if they need to remove or reposition.


    Get it from Amazon for $1.99.

    15. A plush steering wheel cover, because ice cold wheels can be the worst wakeup call in the morning. This cover will fit right over, giving your wheel a warm, fuzzy feel.


    Promising review: "This is the second one of these I've purchased. It's of excellent quality and fits exactly as described. I highly recommended if you want a well-made, substantial cover for your steering wheel. This is not your standard cheap-looking slip on cover; it looks and feels better than the most expensive lace-on leather covers that cost much more." —Rodney St. James

    Get it from Amazon for $18.96+ (available in six styles).

    16. A mini cooler/warmer for beverages and snacks so they can just fully move into their beloved car. It's a great gadget for road trips, especially trips with kids. And since it can double as a cooler and warmer, it can be used during all seasons.


    Promising review: "I love this cooler! We used it on a long, two week road trip in our minivan. It allowed us to save money and eat healthier foods by shopping at grocery stores once every one to two days. This was plenty big enough to store milk, cheese, salads, yogurts, etc. We kept it in the back and the fan did not bother anyone; it didn't strike anyone as noisy. It kept the food cold, and even when we left the car for a few hours in pretty extreme heat, the unit kept the food cool enough. Some reviewer commented that you need to have this turned off when you start the car. We just had it turned on all the time. The car started fine and the unit worked perfectly." —V Ember

    Get it from Amazon for $61.99.

    17. A memory foam armrest so they never suffer from a sore arm as the result of sitting in an uncomfortable position during morning traffic. It also features side and front pockets to hold their phone and wallet!


    Promising review: "My armrest is too low for me when driving my BMW. I read reviews of different armrest pillows and picked this one. I have been using it for a month and I am very pleased. I like the memory foam. Even when the temperature is hot in the car, the armrest pillow is cool and doesn't mirror the heat level in the car. It also matches the black interior of the car." —Clarivette Bosch

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    18. A sun shade that'll adorably turn their car into Lightning McQueen. It'll keep their cars comfortably cool even on the hottest of summer days. No more steering wheels that feel like temperature of the sun.

    Promising review: "Love this shade! I knew upon purchase it would be too small for what I’m using it for but it looks super cute in my helicopter. All of the reviews about it fading...everything fades in the sun after some time. It doesn’t take long to fade something whether it’s high or low quality My advice: buy a few of these since the price is so great. This is a novelty type item anyway. Well worth the price." —DJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A headrest hook for their bag so it doesn't go flying when they're forced to stop short. It'll help de-clutter their car floor and it can tuck in when not in use.


    Promising review: "Thought this might be one of the silly things I sometimes fall for. Nope. These are awesome. I keep one on the driver's side headrest and the other on the passenger side. I prefer to use the passenger one, because I can reach into my purse from the driver's seat, but if I've got extra people in the car, it's nice to have the flexibility to keep my purse on either side. Also, they fit very snugly and are tough. My purse easily weighs 20 pounds, and it's never looked like they're strained." —Kendra

    Get a set of four hooks from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. A scratch- and waterproof seat cover, because when their doggo decides to play in the mug at the park, their backseat shouldn't have to suffer the consequences. The cover is a universal size that'll fit a majority of backseats. It comes with anchors so it will definitely stay in place, even if they are moving around.

    Promising review: "We take our dogs almost everywhere with us, and being active field dogs, they are frequently wet and muddy. This seat protector is great. It is sturdy and fits the special-order bench seat in the back. I love the flaps that come down the sides, which provide additional protection when the dogs jump in and out. It does not slide around, fitting snugly, but not too tight. Also, it installed easily." —Jenine

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four colors).

    21. A handheld vacuum so they can rid their vehicle of dirt, dust, dog hair, loose French fries, etc. It comes with a brush attachment for the carpet, cushions, and air vents, plus an extension hose and a slim nozzle for cleaning in the small gaps.


    This vacuum includes a filter, extension hose, brush attachment, and crevice attachment.

    Promising review: "This little vacuum packs a punch when it comes to cleaning your car. It's powerful enough to pick up pebbles, plywood splinters, leaves, and sand. Yeah, it's been a while since I cleaned my car. I used mostly the crevice wand because the suction was more defined. The brush was good for dash but seemed like it lost suction for rug cleaning. Amazing!! Totally worth it!! Keep this baby in your car for quick cleanups on the go." —It'sJustMe

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A car trunk organizer that'll create more room for shopping bags, a roadside emergency kit, and sports equipment while also trapping dirt that would otherwise stain the carpet. The sturdy polyester won't tear and the built-in handles allow them to move the organizer from car to car.


    Promising review: "I really wasn't expecting this to be as strong and well made as it is. It opens in a flash, and has two compartments with extra support for the bottom. It is really compact and takes up almost no room in my trunk, a big plus also. It stands open while I load it, and doesn't collapse on me like other organizers I have had. I use it all the time and it has held up very well." —Melanie P. Moses

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A sauce dip clip so they can stop spilling ketchup during a fries marathon. You'll never blame them for diving in while they're still hot, but you do recommend a safety precaution so the ketchup winds up in their mouth and not all over their steering wheel.

    BTW, the clips are designed to fit both horizontal and vertical vents! ALSO — please be careful. Driving while dipping is not a sport and we recommend eyes on the road at all times.

    Promising review: "I love this in my car!!! It stays in place and let's me do all the dipping I want while I drive without making a mess." —krystie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    24. A Deathly Hallows decal sticker if they're a *Potterhead* who really loves to drive. It's the perfect way for them to let the world know of their two very serious passions.


    Promising review: "I love this sticker! It's been on my car for four months or so and it has not worn down in the slightest. It looks like it did when I first bought it. Its the same size in the picture as it is on your car. The white has not faded!" —Autumn

    Get it from Amazon for $1.69+ (available in four sizes).

    25. A handy escape tool to break windows and cut seatbelts if they ever find themselves in a *terrifying* situation when they need to get out of their car ASAP! It is always better to be prepared!


    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to a new police officer. They have to build their own gear bag and this is a must-have. It's easy to keep stored in your car. He even tested it on a junk vehicle and it really works as advertised. It's great for emergencies." —Cindy Lou

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A magnetic phone mount that'll keep their phone in-view while driving. They feature a sturdy rubber base and strong magnet to keep phones suspended in mid-air. And they'll fit all air vents!


    Promising review: "I have used many different styles of phone holder, but this is my favorite due to ease of use and low profile on the dashboard. Just slap the phone on the magnetic base! No unclipping and adjusting the cradle like with other solutions. I am also impressed at how securely the magnets work to keep my phone secure. You can use these with heavy phone cases like Otterbox or Lifeproof, but I would use two magnetic sticker plates to keep the phone from falling off. You can actually use the included magnetic plates as stickers on the back of your phone if you don’t use a case. Otherwise, slip the magnets into your case behind your phone. I use two magnets in my phone case for a secure grip." —BonxD

    Get two from Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A scratch remover to buff out surface scrapes and caked-in paint from that unfortunate side swipe that would otherwise cost them big bucks at a repair shop. Now where was this when they were in high school and just learning to drive...?

    Promising review: "This was the first time I had ever attempted a project like this and I was able to get great results without any special tools. I just used the polishing pad included, a microfiber towel and some high grit sand paper for the tougher spots. Everything worked out well. I finished the job with Turtle Wax polish. The pictures speak for themselves. This stuff works!" —TEXAS95

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Now go on and hit the road with your besties!


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    Allison Krausman

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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