Do you know someone who watches every episode of Top Gear and then watches it again and again on Dave? If so what do you buy them for their birthday, Christmas or other special occasion. We’ve done a bit of research and come up with a few ideas which will keep the Top Gear fan in your family happy this year.
TopGear Magazine Subscription
In a newsagents these retail at around £4.50 but you can pick up a great discount online from BuySubscription.com for much less, making this a great value gift for Top Gear fans that lasts all year.
TopGear : The Coolest 500 Cars Ever Made.
Amazon (click here) for less. This is a great coffee table hardback book that is great fun to read and will certainly be a talking point and will likely start a few debates.
TopGear: My Dad Had One of Those
This is a great book I would say for those who are 40+ and who are now looking back at the 50s, 60s and 70s with fond memories. It’s great to also look back and see how design and taste has changed over the years. There are lots of deals on this book on Amazon (Click here) and you should be able to pick one up for no more than £12.
Top Gear – The 3 Challenges Box Set
A Track Day
Pick a local race track and the car of your choice and let your TopGear fan pretend to be the Stig for the day. Virgin Experience Days organise these track days around the country and costs start from around £80 and go up to well over £1,000 for the full F1 experience. Well worth checking out may be for a milestone birthday.
Car Construction Kit
Why not treat him to a nice red Ferrari? …. or may be just a nice red Ferrari model kit. HobbyCraft have some nice easy to construct model racing cars which are a bit different and will take him back to his childhood for a few hours. You can find these online or in your local Hobby Craft store for around £15.
6. Remote controlled racing car
Also over at Hobby Craft I recently noticed these Revell Radio Control Mini Display Cars. A small working radio controlled car for about £10. You could buy a couple of these and have a TopGear style race around your living room or garage.
The Top Gear Christmas specials have become classics and make lovely gifts.
Top Gear Specials
You can buy the complete set of 13 specials on Amazon for £22 which is great value and would give any serious fan hours of entertainment. You can also buy the individual special episodes which some fans will like to collect, hear are a couple of the most memorable specials:
The Top Gear India Special is available from Amazon at around £19.
The Top Gear African Adventure from 2013 is still available at the time of writing on Amazon for as little as £7.
Of course what many Top Gear fans really love is Jeremy Clarkson. He was always a witty writer even when Top Gear was on the BBC, now that the show has transferred to Amazon and rebranded itself ‘The Grand Tour’, his books make excellent reading and gifts. I have therefore recently created a separate Gift Guide for fans of Jeremy Clarkson which I’m sure you’ll find interesting.
Finally, if you see any great car related gifts for Top Gear fans then do get in touch. We intend to add to this page as and when we discover suitable new gift ideas.