The best advent calendars that a car fan will adore

Need a gift for someone hard to buy for? A car-themed advent calendar may be right up their street.

A toy car with a small tree on top

by Ryan Gilmore |

The whiff of cinnamon is becoming stronger, Chris Rea is packing his emergency breakdown kit and the influx of toy adverts is growing at a rapid pace. Christmas is on the horizon and it's probably time to start thinking about Christmas gifts.

Buying gifts for any self-confessed car enthusiast can be a minefield, the spectrum of car-themed gifts can make it rather hard to find something really meaningful that's guaranteed to be appreciated. There is one area you can nail easily, the car-themed calendar.

One of these awesome car-themed advent calendars will go down a storm, providing the recipient with something that'll last longer than chocolate and is sure to be appreciated.

The best advent calendars for car fans

Wera Advent Calendar

Best advent calendar for amateur mechanics
Wera Advent Calendar
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Not only is a handtool-filled advent calendar a clever idea for any car owner, but it's also genuinely useful and can help someone learn the basics of automotive repair. This option from Wera will be expertly made and the tools included are sure to come in handy for both working on the car and for use around the home too.

There are 24 tools included in this calendar with the standout item being the joker wrench, a wrench designed to not slip off nuts and a clever hex design to keep the allow easier uses. Also included are a series of screwdrivers (eight micro, three regular and one VDE) that will also come in useful.

Finally, there is a textile box for storage, six BiTorsion bits with a holder and a cool-looking bottle opener. It's the ideal gift for any car owner as the ergonomic Wera tools should last a lifetime.

Volkswagen Bulli T1 Advent Calendar

Best advent calendar for campervanners
Volkswagen Bulli T1 Advent Calendar
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Even if you have little interest in cars, nearly everyone knows the iconic shape of the VW 'bus. This model Volkswagen Bulli T1 from Franzis is built over the 24 days of Christmas and is a wonderfully thoughtful gift for anyone bitten by the Campervan bug.

The 1:43 model features a fully modelled interior and comes with a nice looking plastic display plinth. The model also features a sound module that plays the iconic air-cooled engine note of the T1 as well as a small book filled with information about the classic VW. Add in the fact they'll wake up Christmas morning with a new campervan and it's a nice gift idea.

KreativeKraft Advent Calendar

Best advent calendar for children
KreativeKraft Advent Calendar
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What would a small car-obsessed child want more than a new toy car every day for 24 straight days? I'll speak from personal experience and say there's nothing. This advent calendar will give a child (or adult) 24 unbranded diecast cars to play with over the 24 days of Christmas. The calendar also doubles as a little racetrack which will keep them entertained for hours.

Franzis Advent Calendar Ford Mustang GT

Best advent calendar for car enthusiasts
Franzis Advent Calendar VW Golf GTI
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Know someone who likes their fast cars and want to get them a really thoughtful gift? This model Ford Mustang is seriously cool and pretty much any car enthusiast will appreciate it. It's a 1:24 scale model that you build over 24 days, comes with a display plinth that features a speaker of the engine noise, and comes with a booklet teeming with information.

And if you don't think they'll appreciate the VW, Franzis also offer advent calendar models for the Mercedes G-Wagen, Land Rover Defender and more.

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