AskPatty's Automotive Holiday Gift Guide
By AskPatty on November 25, 2008
As we move closer to the holidays, AskPatty thought it might be nice to offer you some fun gift choices for those car-loving folks in your life. Whether you're looking for fun and frivolous, inexpensive and practical, or simply fantasizing about those luxurious and aspirational items you WISH you could give, we'll share it with you here in our holiday gift guide.
Busted Knuckle invites you to consider more than 250 exciting Busted Knuckle Garage products starting at just $2.49. Busted Knuckle will let you put a wrench in your holiday plans with 20% off your entire purchase -- simply enter the code "GREATDEAL" at checkout -- and also offers FREE ground shipping on all orders over $50.00. They've got a great line of herbal skin care products, salves, and moisturizers that are excellent for both men and women; cool baseball caps, tee-shirts, and jackets; collectible figurines, mugs, pub glasses, and novelties; and garage and home decor items such as chairs and pub tables, fun metal wall signs, neon clocks, and art. Their slogan is "unique gifts for wrench twisting car guys, bikers, and wannabe's," and their site really has a fun retro theme - plus they're just plain nice people. Be sure to tell them Patty sent you!
If you're feeling really generous, you could give your loved one a new Volvo -- or if you're not feeling so generous, you can give Volvo-themed items from their collection. Start your little ones on the car path early with comfy baby moccasins ($25) to a Volvo C70 Pedal car ($240 in retina-searing-red) or teach them about safety with their very own crash test dummy doll ($18). The Volvo collection also offers grown-up selections, including a selection of more than two dozen watches for him and her, women's polos, v-necks, and sweaters; a line of outerwear that includes fleece and microfiber jackets, down vests, caps, and beanies; golf accessories, luggage, and much more.
Maybe you want to put a truck on your holiday table, or if that seems a little overboard, how about some Red Truck wines? Just in time for holiday celebrations, Red Truck is offering free shipping on 12 bottles (just order 12 bottles from the wine shop, then type FREESHIPPING in the promo code box) and an online-exclusive new Organic Zinfandel ($11.99) that promises to taste perfect with turkey or roasted meats. (I happen to be a fan of the Pink Truck California Pink ($8.99) which features a pink 1939 Chevy truck on the label.) If you like the lovely truck-inspired labels as much as you like the wines, you can also buy them as full-size 24x32-inch posters ($15) in their gift shop along with Truck-branded tee-shirts and caps.
Just in time for the holidays, Infiniti is selling the Premier Edition of its all-new 2009 G37 Convertible exclusively through the 2008 Bloomingdale's Holiday Catalog. Bloomingdale's much anticipated annual holiday catalog features an eight-page reveal of the Infiniti G Convertible and reservation program for the exclusive Premier Edition which boasts a unique Monaco Red leather-trimmed interior with hand-crafted, red-stained Maple Wood Trim, and a special grille and 19-inch aluminum wheels. This special offer isn't available online, so if you didn't get your Bloomies catalog, then you can still get a sneak preview of this fabulous car which won't arrive in dealerships until spring. From December 10 through January 10, four Bloomingdale's stores will feature the all-new Infiniti G Convertible, allowing the public to catch a glimpse of the vehicle before it goes on sale. These locations include Tysons Corner in McLean, VA; Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA; Mall of Millennia in Orlando, FL; and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. Product specialists will be on hand to answer consumer questions.
What car-loving woman doesn't also love a Harveys Seatbelt bag? Among the fabulous bags in their product line are a new collection of 100% recycled seatbelts called "Treecycle": Fully lined with hemp fabric imprinted with eco-friendly inks, the Treecycle line includes small wallets ($78) and messenger bags ($134), full-size totes, and satchels ($148). The brand-new Disney Couture collection offers a colorful assortment of similar products, as well as a smaller baguette bag ($128) or cosmetic pouch ($64) and a large carriage satchel ($268), all featuring a comic-strip story about Mickey and Minnie Mouse. I adore my cranberry red messenger bag, and love the attention it gets from others who are attracted to its lovely but durable appearance! Plus, Harveys bags are handmade in the USA and come with a lifetime guarantee.
Those who spend a lot of time in the car - commuting or road tripping - will appreciate the in-car yoga experience offered by DriveTimeYoga! No pretzel poses here! Drivetime Yoga is designed for drivers and passengers to do easily and safely while on the road, regardless of whether they are already familiar with Yoga techniques. Also, the 'Rolling Namaste' is a simple way to enhance, not replace, on-the-mat classes or whatever exercise program you follow. Designed by Yoga teacher, Elaine Masters, with contributions from Physical Therapist/Ergonomic Consultant Julie Garner, the DriveTime Yoga program features adapted poses, breathing techniques for clarity and stress release, plus driving ergonomics to keep you injury-free behind the wheel. The book and CDs feature body specific suggestions including low-back exercises, neck stretches, and shoulder moves to address common chronic driving pains, avoid bad driving habits that hurt, and discover relaxation techniques to ease freeway frustration. You can read the book ($9.95), listen to the audio book in the car ($18.95), or get them both! ($26)
Our friendz at Ridemakerz have a special offer for Black Friday Shopperz: you can get a free radio control upgrade with any purchase made in a store or online on Friday, November 28. Just Pick out a body, add some custom paint, wheels, and accessories and you’ve got a made-to-order ride. Or receive a free 2009 calendar with any purchase made between December 1-31. “Building custom RIDEZ is an interactive challenge to everyone’s imagination and the end result is a one-of-a-kind, personal expression," says Chip Foose, legendary car customizer and host of TLC’s hit show Overhaulin’. "RIDEMAKERZ has captured the authenticity necessary for the true adult collector and combined it with the simplicity necessary for kids as young as six years old.” We dig 'em, even if they can't zpell.
And don't overlook your own favorite website! AskPatty now offers Certified Female Friendly apparel and merchandise through the CafePress custom product site! If you're a fan of AskPatty.com, CLICK HERE to order AskPatty clothing and other fun items, including buttons, clocks, shirts, hats, tote bags, and coffee mugs. Order today to receive them in time for your holiday gift-giving festivities!
Look for more automotive-related holiday gift ideas next week! We've got plenty more where these came from! Regardless of the holidays you honor this time of year, AskPatty wishes the warmest blessings of the season to you and your family.
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