Are you looking for a gift for someone in your life who has recently passed their driving test? Learning to drive is a huge achievement and something that should be celebrated. If you’re stuck for ideas on what you can get a new driver as a congratulation for passing their test I have a few suggestions below. Whether you’re looking for a present for a teen or an adult who has just passed their test there’s something to suit everyone and every budget.
A personalised number plate
Now, this might be a gift reserved for someone special because private number plates don’t come cheap but it’s a gift that a new driver is sure to love. If you choose to buy a personalised number plate make sure you buy it from a reputable company such as Car.co.uk and do all of the relevant checks to ensure it’s valid and legal to use.
Car safety kit
Many experienced drivers have a safety/essentials kit in their car in case of emergencies, these items could prove invaluable in the event of an accident or breakdown. Car safety kits typically contain a first aid kit, warning triangle, high-vis jacket and an emergency foil blanket. You can choose to purchase a ready-made kit or you could create your own for the recipient and add a few extras such as a shovel, bottle of water, snacks etc.
A travel mug
A great gift for tea and coffee lovers is a travel mug which they can take on their car journeys with them and still enjoy a hot drink. Travel mugs and reusable travel cups are big business at the moment with the push to reduce our plastic waste so there’s a huge variety of styles available.
A Dash Cam
Over the last couple of years, dash cams have grown in popularity and now 1 in 4 UK drivers use a dash cam to record their car journeys. Dash cams are invaluable in the event of an accident because they can provide evidence of events and prove who might have been at fault. Dash cams can be found for as little as £20 up to a couple of hundred pounds in a variety of sizes and styles.
Advanced driving course
Being a good driver comes with experience so if you’re looking for a great gift which will help a new driver then an advanced driving course would be a great idea. They will be able to learn and practice skills which could prove vital in their driving journey. Advanced driving courses are usually tailored to the individual driver’s needs which means they can focus on the areas they might not feel as confident in and improve their driving skill set.
A complete car care kit
Most drivers take a lot of pride in their car and will spend time cleaning it and making it look good which makes a car care kit a great choice of gift for any new driver. You could buy individual items specific to their car and create a tailored kit or you could buy a ready made kit which contains everything they need to take care of their car and keep it looking great.
It will take time for a new driver to become familiar with routes they want to travel so why not take the hassle out of their day and make sure they don’t get lost with the gift of a sat nav. There’s a huge range of sat nav’s available and the price has come down substantially over the last couple of years making them an affordable gift choice.
I have a few other resources which new drivers might find helpful including the ultimate guide for saving for a car, car buying tips for first-time buyers and what to consider before a last minute road trip.
I hope the above suggestions have given you some gift ideas. If you have any alternative suggestions I would love to hear them.