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17 Gifts That’ll Make Rush Hour Traffic A Pleasant Experience

These are the highway to anyone with a car's heart.

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1. A cute little humidifier and diffuser that'll keep their car smelling great, feeling zen, and full of good, good air.

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Promising review: "This is wonderful. There are two mist modes like others, continuous and intermittent mode. It also has a soothing colorful LED display which is very relaxing. The light can also be turned off if somehow feel it's bothering. You don't worry about turning it off, cause it will shut off automatically when the water is below the minimum level. Anyway, it's a good car diffuser for us. We highly recommend it." —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

2. A four-port charger that'll make them say, "What low battery?" even after two hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Promising review: "Best car charger I have ever owned. Went for a long road trip with the family and was able to charge one tablet and three phones with no hiccups, and very fast." —David RiosGet it from Amazon for $17.99.
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Promising review: "Best car charger I have ever owned. Went for a long road trip with the family and was able to charge one tablet and three phones with no hiccups, and very fast." —David Rios

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

3. An electric blanket that'll make them feel like a big toasty cinnamon bun, even on the most frigid of winter days.

Promising review: "Daughter has been wanting one of these so she could stay warm while her boyfriend and dog could enjoy it being colder in the car and she absolutely loves it! She has used it several times and has nothing but awesome things to say about it!" —kYMGet it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "Daughter has been wanting one of these so she could stay warm while her boyfriend and dog could enjoy it being colder in the car and she absolutely loves it! She has used it several times and has nothing but awesome things to say about it!" —kYM

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

4. A Bluetooth transmitter that'll help their old dinosaur of a car play music as well as a new car does.

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My coworker who spends a lot of time in a car that pre-dates aux cords (a historical artifact!) swears by this one.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

5. A phone mount that'll say "let me upgrade u" to their wheels' GPS system.

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My sister and I were recently driving around in an unfamiliar city in a rental car that had no GPS system. To my amazement, she whipped out a phone mount like this one, set up her phone, and within minutes, it was like we were using a built-in GPS. We didn't get lost, and my sister was certainly happy when I called her a sorceress.

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 or Jet for $19.95.

6. A subscription to Audible so they no longer have to lose precious reading time in the car.

FINALLY, they’ll get to ‘read’ The Goldfinch.Get them a three-month membership for $45.
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FINALLY, they’ll get to ‘read’ The Goldfinch.

Get them a three-month membership for $45.

7. A set of seat gap fillers so they never lose their keys, their phone, or their will to live in that abyss between and/or underneath seats.

Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cell phones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else don't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car and my phone dropped through the seat — he got a drop stop the next day." —kellenGet it from Amazon for $19.99.
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Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cell phones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else don't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car and my phone dropped through the seat — he got a drop stop the next day." —kellen

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

8. A pivoting, extendable ice scraper so even your height-challenged friends can banish ice and snow from their windshields.

Promising review: "Amazing product!!! Just over a month ago we had a snowstorm in NYC in which a lot of snow turned more quickly into ice. I was able to use this handy pivoting snow broom for multiple forms of use — sweeping away the snow on my car roof, scraping away ice, and breaking off chunks of ice on my car in ways that didn't scratch or damage it further. It was also able to pivot nicely around handles and the like. It is hands down the best product I've ever used to get rid of snow/ice on my car! Highly recommend." —tealrainbowGet it from Amazon for $29.17 or a similar one on Jet for $23.38.
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Promising review: "Amazing product!!! Just over a month ago we had a snowstorm in NYC in which a lot of snow turned more quickly into ice. I was able to use this handy pivoting snow broom for multiple forms of use — sweeping away the snow on my car roof, scraping away ice, and breaking off chunks of ice on my car in ways that didn't scratch or damage it further. It was also able to pivot nicely around handles and the like. It is hands down the best product I've ever used to get rid of snow/ice on my car! Highly recommend." —tealrainbow

Get it from Amazon for $29.17 or a similar one on Jet for $23.38.

9. A travel mug that'll keep their coffee or tea hotter than Mahershala Ali for longer than they even have to be in the car.

Promising review: "I've had this travel mug for a year now. I use it almost every day, and LOVE it. It does not drip or leak: I can toss it in my purse, hold it upside down, etc., and no leaking. There's a lock on it for extra protection, which I've only used a couple of times; even without the lock, it's very secure. Last week, I forgot the mug in the car one morning, and didn't find it until about 28 hours later. (This is in bitter cold winter weather). My coffee was STILL warm! (My husband tested it with the meat thermometer, and it was 77 degrees). Very often, I am still drinking my 'morning' coffee in late afternoon or even in at dinnertime because it's still good and hot. Until this product, I had spent years buying different travel mugs, hoping to find one that wouldn't leak/drip on me. The search is over. I love my coffee mug!" —Jean K HertzGet it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven colors).
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Promising review: "I've had this travel mug for a year now. I use it almost every day, and LOVE it. It does not drip or leak: I can toss it in my purse, hold it upside down, etc., and no leaking. There's a lock on it for extra protection, which I've only used a couple of times; even without the lock, it's very secure. Last week, I forgot the mug in the car one morning, and didn't find it until about 28 hours later. (This is in bitter cold winter weather). My coffee was STILL warm! (My husband tested it with the meat thermometer, and it was 77 degrees). Very often, I am still drinking my 'morning' coffee in late afternoon or even in at dinnertime because it's still good and hot. Until this product, I had spent years buying different travel mugs, hoping to find one that wouldn't leak/drip on me. The search is over. I love my coffee mug!" —Jean K Hertz

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven colors).

10. Or a water bottle that'll keep their icy liquids chilly while they sit in rush hour traffic.

Promising review: "I LOVE my Hydro Flask! I've never been a diligent water drinker, now I drink at least 64 ounces a day! I bring it with me everywhere. I put ice in it first thing, and it's still clinking around when I go to bed. I can even leave it in my hot car when shopping. When I return, I take a sip and it's nice and chilly! The texture of the flask feels great — doesn't get hot or covered in condensation. I've ordered one for my husband and will get them as gifts at Christmas for my kids." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon or Jet for $35.95 (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "I LOVE my Hydro Flask! I've never been a diligent water drinker, now I drink at least 64 ounces a day! I bring it with me everywhere. I put ice in it first thing, and it's still clinking around when I go to bed. I can even leave it in my hot car when shopping. When I return, I take a sip and it's nice and chilly! The texture of the flask feels great — doesn't get hot or covered in condensation. I've ordered one for my husband and will get them as gifts at Christmas for my kids." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $35.95 (available in five colors).

11. A pair of gloves for icy cold steering wheels that'll make them say, "so THAT'S why it's called a glove compartment."

I remember back in high school, when I would dart out to the car on cold winter mornings and cry for my hands the second they touched the steering wheel. The day my mom gave me a pair of gloves for the car was the day it all turned around, and even though I rarely drive anymore, I still treasure that highly thoughtful and practical gift.Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XL, four colors).
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I remember back in high school, when I would dart out to the car on cold winter mornings and cry for my hands the second they touched the steering wheel. The day my mom gave me a pair of gloves for the car was the day it all turned around, and even though I rarely drive anymore, I still treasure that highly thoughtful and practical gift.

Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XL, four colors).

12. A precious mini Bluetooth speaker that'll make your car ride singalongs rival James Corden's.

Promising review: "I drive an older car that does not have all the bells and whistles of today's new cars. I wanted to listen to my podcasts during my 1.5 hour daily commute. Enter this little speaker. Note...when I say little, I do mean little. It fits easily in my gadget bag, in the palm of my hand, or the ashtray of my vehicle. I cue up, tune in, and off I go. The battery life has been phenomenal." —Essential GabeGet it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "I drive an older car that does not have all the bells and whistles of today's new cars. I wanted to listen to my podcasts during my 1.5 hour daily commute. Enter this little speaker. Note...when I say little, I do mean little. It fits easily in my gadget bag, in the palm of my hand, or the ashtray of my vehicle. I cue up, tune in, and off I go. The battery life has been phenomenal." —Essential Gabe

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in five colors).

13. A neck pillow that'll cradle them so gently that they feel like a baby (driver).

Promising review: "We just drove from Oregon to California, and these little pillows made all the difference in the comfort of our headrests. The pillow fits right in the base of the neck, supporting it with the memory foam. The pillow can be turned and adjusted to help tilt the head back also. I highly recommend this pillow that eases neck tension when making long drives." —MaryGet it from Amazon for $13.65 or a similar one from Jet for $18.71.
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Promising review: "We just drove from Oregon to California, and these little pillows made all the difference in the comfort of our headrests. The pillow fits right in the base of the neck, supporting it with the memory foam. The pillow can be turned and adjusted to help tilt the head back also. I highly recommend this pillow that eases neck tension when making long drives." —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $13.65 or a similar one from Jet for $18.71.

14. Or a seat cushion, because no one's butt feels happy after hours of sitting in the car.

Promising review: "Long car rides are normally a misery for me. My tailbone starts to hurt and I end up cramming a jacket or sweater under my butt to try and get some relief. Knowing I had a long drive planned, I ordered this cushion and, 10+ hours later, no problems. I have a small frame and am short (5 feet tall) and at first the pillow seemed too big, but it ended up working great. Highly recommend." —jmelynGet it from Amazon for $29.95.
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Promising review: "Long car rides are normally a misery for me. My tailbone starts to hurt and I end up cramming a jacket or sweater under my butt to try and get some relief. Knowing I had a long drive planned, I ordered this cushion and, 10+ hours later, no problems. I have a small frame and am short (5 feet tall) and at first the pillow seemed too big, but it ended up working great. Highly recommend." —jmelyn

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

15. An emergency assistance kit so you — and they — can have peace of mind every time they hit the road.

Promising review: "Got this for my mother for Christmas, she loves it!!! It's such a great thing to have in every car! You really never know what will happen and this has almost anything you may need to help you out. Yes, we all have cell phones nowadays, but some places lack service, so god forbid you get stuck somewhere with no service, this would be amazing to have on you. I will be ordering a second one for myself." —KaylaGet it from Amazon for $25.31.
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Promising review: "Got this for my mother for Christmas, she loves it!!! It's such a great thing to have in every car! You really never know what will happen and this has almost anything you may need to help you out. Yes, we all have cell phones nowadays, but some places lack service, so god forbid you get stuck somewhere with no service, this would be amazing to have on you. I will be ordering a second one for myself." —Kayla

Get it from Amazon for $25.31.

16. A car-friendly cordless vacuum so their vehicle doesn't become a glorified crumb catcher.

My coworker is absolutely obsessed with this model, and brings it up in conversation about twice a week.Get it from Amazon for $43.18 or Jet for $54.99.
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My coworker is absolutely obsessed with this model, and brings it up in conversation about twice a week.

Get it from Amazon for $43.18 or Jet for $54.99.

17. And a Tile so they never have to worry about losing the keys to their beloved set of wheels again.

Download the app, sync it to the Tile mate, slip that baby onto your keyring, and voila! Lost keys are a thing of the past.Get one from Tile for $25.
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Download the app, sync it to the Tile mate, slip that baby onto your keyring, and voila! Lost keys are a thing of the past.

Get one from Tile for $25.

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