Nifty Gifty Gadgets, RC Kits, Models, Tool essentials… you may normally associate MicksGarage.com with a huge range of great value car parts & accessories (and you’d be quite right to do so), but did you know we also stock a fantastic selection of great gift ideas? In this Christmas Gift Buying Guide we’ll give you a run down of some of our top gift pics for all ages and interests. Next Day Delivery is available on almost all orders, check our Christmas delivery page for info and deadlines for guaranteed pre-Christmas arrival!

GIFTS FOR HIM

Haynes V8 Engine Kit
Haynes Engine Kits are one of our top selling gifts every Christmas, and it’s not hard to see why. This V8 version is the most popular – it’s a fully functional replica V8 engine that you put together piece by piece. A fantastic gift for car nuts of any age and a great way to learn about the inner workings of the internal combustion engine.

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Draper Tools 44pc Screwdriver Set
Our Best Value Tool Gift Set, featuring 6x plain slot/flathead screwdrivers, 4x cross/phillips head screwdrivers, 4x PZ type screwdrivers, 3x Torx/TX-STAR screwdrivers, a magnetic bit holder with a range of bits as well as a full set of imperial hex keys. Perfect for the home handyman!

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Revell VW T1 Samba Bus Model Kit
If you know someone who’s always dreamed of owning this iconic motor, this is a chance to really make their Christmas. The kit includes chrome parts, accurate replica engine, opening doors and immaculately detailed interior – no painting required!

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Autoglym HD Wax Kit
The Autoglym HD Wax Kit contains everything you need to bring dull paintwork back to life, providing a stunning finish and unrivaled protection from environmental contaminants like salt, UV light, detergents and industrial materials. The perfect gift for any car-proud owner!

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Nextbase 112 720p Dashcam
Dashcams have been around for a while, but recent surges in dodgy insurance claims following incidents on the road have made a good dashcam an almost essential piece of kit for the wary driver – some insurers are even reducing premiums if your car is equipped with one. This Nextbase 112 packs a serious punch in a neat and tidy package, capturing high quality footage using the latest tech.

Buy Nextbase 112 Dashcam

Star Trek Anniversary DIY Model Gift Set
Geeky Gift Alert! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the seminal Sci-Fi show, this model kit contains everything needed to recreate the USS Enterprise in both its Original Series and Star Trek: Into Darkness iterations. Perfect for any Trekkie aged 12+

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GIFTS FOR HER

Sony MDR-ZX110 Over Ear Headphones in White
Listen for longer with these supremely comfortable Sony over ear Headphones. Boasting a 12Hz-22kHz frequency range and great looks to boot, these lightweight headphones pack a serious punch and also fold flat for maximum convenience and portability.

Buy Sony MDR-ZX110 Headphones in White

Titanic DIY Model Gift Set
You don’t need a ticket to be King Of The World, all you need is this great model kit. This Revell Gift Set contains everything you need to build TWO scale models of the RMS Titanic (1:700 & 1:1200) and once build can stand proudly on the mantelpiece for years to come (unless you leave it too close to the ice bucket).

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Lampa Hair Dryer & Windscreen Defroster
Two great gifts in one! This handy gadget tackles the twin terrors of wet hair and icy windows without the need to leave the driver’s seat! The unit plugs directly into your car’s 12v ‘cigarette lighter’ port and can be folded for storage in the glove box when not in use.

Buy Lampa Hair Dryer & Windscreen Defroster 

Streetwize 12v Hair Straightener
A 12 volt hair straighter that simply plugs into the cigarette lighter in your car! It heats in about 2-3 minutes and the ceramic plates are big enough to straighten medium to long hair. This is ideal for camping, festivals, rally’s or just caught in the rain while out and about.

Buy 12v Hair Straightener 

Smartphone Sport Pouch
This dual pocket sport band case is ideal for any gym, sport or running activities and is an excellent solution to hold and protect all of your items while being active. Contains a separate pouch with a touchscreen window for you to keep your smartphone away from keys or other objects that could scratch it, as well as an outlet for your earphone cable.

Buy Lampa Smartphone Sport Pouch 

KIDS GIFTS

Millenium Falcon Last Jedi Build & Play Kit
One for the younger Star Wars fans. Build a detailed replica of the Millenium Falcon from Star Wars: The Last Jedi with no tools, paint or glue needed! Realistic engine and combat sounds as well as a light up hyperdrive engine bring the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy screaming to life.

Buy Millenium Falcom Build & Play Kit  |  Shop All Star Wars Gifts 

Spot 2.0 RC Quadcopter
Spot 2.0 is the affordable camera drone! Medium-sized and highly stable, Spot 2.0’s built-in camera shoots full HD stills and video and stores them on an included micro SD card for later download and sharing. Additionally, you can choose from one of three speed/skill levels as your flying skills develop and even perform flips, all at the touch of a button!

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StuntMonster 1080 RC Car
No obstacle is too tough for the StuntMonster 1080, with on the spot 360° movement and the ability to drive upside down. Powerful four wheel drive give precise control and with glowing LED tyres even the darkness can’t stop the Stuntmonster! This car is powered by AA batteries (not included) so no charging is required, the fun can start out of the box.

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Super 5-In-1 Metal Buildable Aircraft Kit
Relive Christmases past with this retro metal model kit, perfect for the junior builder. Contains parts to make five different aircraft – or get creative and design your own! Adult supervision required as the kit contains small parts, but building something together is really where this gift will come to life.

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Urbanista San Francisco Earphones – Red Snapper
Colourful and comfortable (not to mention seriously great sounding), the Urbanista range of earphones features crisp sound whether you’re listing to music or on a call. The inline mic/remote allows you to take calls, pause and play your tunes or skip between tracks. Perfect for anyone likely to spend Christmas plugged in!

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TOOLS & DIY GIFTS

Draper Tools 3.6v Cordless Screwdriver
Compact and ergonomic are the keywords here. This handy bit of kit is the perfect gift for the enthusiast and professional alike, allowing access to hard-to-reach areas as well as illuminating dark corners with twin built-in LED work lights. Supplied with a selection of 16 x 1/4” popular insert bits, magnetic bit holder, and a canvas carrying case.

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Draper Retro Edition 3/8″ Socket Set
A useful kit in a very attractive package! Retro styling meets modern engineering in this 40 piece of 3/8″ square drive socket and ratchet spanner gift set. Machined from tempered steel and finished with anti-corrosion chrome plating, and supplied in a heavy gauge steel storage case with foam inlay tray.

Buy Draper Retro Edition 3/8″ Socket Sets

Draper Tools DIY Mechanic Lift Kit
This all in one lift kit is exclusive to MicksGarage.com and contains a full set of car lifting tools. A 1.5 tonne trolley jack, dual axle stands and wheel chocks mean that you can safely and securely raise your car for access to wheels and undercarriage. A must for any home mechanic (components also available separately in the Tools department on Micksgarage.com).

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Lampa 12v Oil Extractor Pump
Take the pain out of a car service with this handy oil extractor pump. Connects directly to the terminals on your car battery and drains old oil directly from the dipstick channel, saving the hassle of messing around under the car! A must-have for any home mechanic who wants to spend as little time on their back as possible.

Buy Lampa 12v Oil Extractor Pump

Draper Tools DIY Mechanic Tool Starter Kit
We all have to start somewhere and our Draper starter tool kit is a great base for the beginner to start building their own tool kit. The kit includes a basic set of hand tools designed for you to build on over time and is a great starting point for the budding DIYer or home mechanic.

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MOTORING GIFTS

Car Reindeer Antlers & Red Nose
The gift that never gets old! A perfect little stocking filler for any motorist – you’ll even put Rudolph to shame.

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3-In-1 Lifesaver Safety Tool
Unfortunately, a number of incidents in recent years have highlighted the need to assess safety equipment in your car, and this three in one safety device covers a number of bases – it’s a combination LED torch, window smasher and seatbelt cutter. The included fabric pouch also velcro-mounts to any suitable fabric surface on your car’s interior.

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Walser Heated Eco Seat Cushion
Not everyon has the luxury of heated seats in their car, so this fantastic Walser heated seat cushion is a low-cost way to help warm even the coldest of bums on a frosty winter morning. Plugs into any car’s 12v input and is compatible with vehicles featuring side impact airbags.

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Lampa Digital Breath Tester
While we are firm believers in the old adage that you should Never, Ever Drink & Drive, many of us have nonetheless been left wondering if we are clear to drive the day after a night out. Whilst there is no substitute for time when considering blood alcohol levels, this handy breathalyser can at least provide an indication of whether it’s safe to get behind the wheel.

Buy Lampa Digital Breath Tester

 

GADGETS & TECH

Lampa Action Sports Cameras
Attention adrenaline junkies! Our Lampa action cameras are water and shockproof, and compatible with all widely available action camera mounts and accessories. Available in both 720p and 4k Ultra-HD flavours to match your budget, these cameras are suitable for any action sports our outdoor activities!

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Phone & Tablet Cables/Chargers
Another great stocking filler – we stock a full range of charging cables, car chargers and portable power packs to suit all input types – suitable for MicroUSB, Apple Lightning and the latest USB-C compatible devices. Car chargers are especially handy to avoid running out of juice in an emergency!

Buy Phone & Tablet Cables/Chargers

Magnetic Mobile Phone Covers
Available for the latest Samsung and Apple mobile devices. This dual system comprises of a protective leatherette phone cover and a magnetic car phone mount (sold separately) allowing you to quickly mount/remove your phone from the car mount without compromising on the strength of the mount!

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Lampa Bluetooth Car Kit
Another solution for a feature missing from older cars. No built in Bluetooth? No problem! This high quality bluetooth speaker is easy to connect and discretely attaches to your visor. Great audio quality completes the package without breaking the bank.

Buy Lampa Bluetooth Car Kit