It's the time of the year where you've got people who need gifts—kids, spouses, relatives, and of course, car enthusiasts of all flavors. We've assembled a strategy guide to help you select gifts that make you look like a hero.
Most racing and driving shoes are ugly. There, we said it. OMP Vintage Carrera shoes ($319, ) look like the fine Italian-made footwear they are, and they're FIA-homologated to boot. There are racing helmets, and then there's the Stilo ST4 GT W Carbon (from $1855, ) with supercar quantities of carbon fiber. And Schott N.Y.C. makes more than motorcycle jackets, like this heavy-duty Schott Duffle Coat ($300, ).
Ten horsepower, 125 cc, real-bike manners, and maybe—maybe—60 mph all out make the 2014 Honda Grom ($3124, ) the most buzzed-about motorcycle in years.
Don't have three grand for an awesome toy? The fordite cuff links by Urban Relic Design ($170, ) are crafted from layers of hardened overspray in old car-factory paint booths. The process that created the material known as motor agate (or fordite, regardless of manufacturer) is now obsolete, making these cuff links perfect for the stylish automotive-history buff.
Already have an action camera, art, and tools in the garage? Now upgrade to the best. GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition ($300, GoPro.com).
Want to honor the great moments (and great personalities) in motorsport history? These Guy Allen prints (from £45, guyallen.co.uk) will do the trick.
For the devotee of German precision and engineering, this Hazet Wrench Set ($206, Hazet.com) will have a treasured place in the toolbox.
Even if your better half has zero interest in heel-and-toe, she'll be thrilled to find a classic like Tod's Gommino suede driving shoes ($425, ) under the tree. The same goes for a biker-chic piece like Barbour's waxed-cotton Matlock jacket ($499, ) or a brilliant blue Ferrari 166MM silk scarf ($190, 866-551-2828). Meanwhile, the timeless style of Porsche Design's 8'478 40Y aviator sunglasses ($390, ) make the perfect stocking stuffer.
Bentleys never go out of style. The Bentley "The Continental" bag ($6000, Bentleyhandbag-collection.com), perfect for a refined and elegant giftee.
For a classic car aficionado, consider this timeless silver Cartier delivery-car key ring (Price on request, Cartier.com).
And this Hermès Rallye 24 Tableware (From $130, Hermes.com) turns any table into a celebration of motorsport.
Encouraging a love of speed is easier before they come begging for the keys. The Automoblox Hot Rod HR3 ($50, automoblox.com) is a fun, kid-focused celebration of craftsmanship and chrome, while the Ford F-150 Raptor remote-control car ($300, merchandise.ford.com) is so happy chewing dirt and going airborne, it's no surprise that it comes from the Blue Oval itself. Or get the jones going extra early with a Recaro Performance Sport car seat ($250, albeebaby.com) and give yourself a grin every time you check the rearview.
Gifts for the budding car fiend can come small and cheap, like ID America's Head-Gasket IPhone 5 case ($30, IDAmericaNY.com),
or big and wallet-busting like the Margay Brava 1.13 Kart ($3995, Margay.com).