Car nuts are a special group of people, and we consider ourselves in that illustrious group. When it comes to track driving, autocrossing, and automotive related style, performance and technology, you have our attention from the word "go". Getting a driving enthusiast a Christmas gift can be a tricky thing since most times, the accoutrements desired are model specific. But that doesn't mean you, as the benevolent gift giver, has to know what kind of car the recipient drives in order to get the proper gift. We've selected five of the best holiday gifts for the car enthusiast in your life. Just wait until they peel back that wrapping paper and smile like a little kid. 

BlueDriver Professional OBDII Scan Tool


Driving enthusiasts need to know the inner workings of their cars, and they no longer must rely on the On-Board Diagnostic tools used by professional mechanics. The BlueDriver provides all the details like diagnostic codes (and the ability to clear them) along with all relevant vehicle data, but makes it all portable via the module and the corresponding smartphone app. It also provides free vehicle-specific repair reports that pull from a database of over 4.3 million fixes verified by certified auto mechanics. No more wondering, and most importantly, no more sole reliance on your mechanic. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Buy Now: $100

PUMA Drift Cat 5 Driving Shoes

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If the driving enthusiast in your life also happens to live for weekend track days, then the right shoes are in order, ones that maximize pedal feel and traction. Puma's Drift Cat 5 is not only affordable but urban chic thanks to gray premium leather uppers, a properly curved driving heel and thin rubber outsole for ideal pedal tactility. There's no guarantee it'll drop lap times substantially since the skill and nerves are all up to them. 

Buy Now: $53

Tissot PRS 516 Quartz Chronograph


A good racing-inspired timepiece makes the ultimate driving enthusiast gift, and Tissot makes some of the best. The PRS 516 is a classic with its ceramic tachymeter bezel, racing chrono subdials and the stunning rally strap. The red second hand and red markings on the subdials that display 60 second, 30 minute and 1/10th of a second pop on the handsome black dial, and the luminescent hands and markers keep good low light visibility. Near scratch-proof sapphire crystal keeps it all protected, too. What's most important, however, is the fact that it makes you look fast even when you're not driving. 

Buy Now: $368

Senna Blu-ray

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This is one movie anyone can enjoy, not just those who love car racing. Brazilian F1 champion Ayrton Senna was the master, and the documentary covers the most dramatic aspects of his racing career, including his rivalry with Alain Prost, his philosophy of racing and his destiny, the politics of F1 racing and his untimely death at a young age. It also takes a deep look into who he was as a person off the track, a humble man whose influence spanned far beyond racing and into philanthropy. Senna is widely considered to be the best race car driver in history, and the movie shows us why. It's a film that can be watched over and over again. 

Buy Now: $20

Need For Speed: No Limits for iOS and Android

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This might be the best gift of all (partly because it's free) because it lets you drive whenever you want and as fast as you want as part of the city of Blackridge's underground car culture. Evade the cops, perform jumps you'd never try with your own real car, and customize your ride until it's everything you want it to be. And all of this excitement happens on your iOS or Android smartphone. 

Buy Now: iOS (free)

Buy Now: Android (free)