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It’s amazing just how much time we spend in our cars, going to and from working, picking up and dropping off the kids and just doing all the things we need to do. Since we depend so much on them, shouldn’t they be as comfortable as possible?
We probably can’t afford to give a new car for the holidays. But we can give that frequent driver on our list something to improve their ride. Here are a bunch of great gift ideas for the road warrior in your life.
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It’s The Thought (Under $25)
A gift card from Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble or Target are all fine and dandy. But a rubbernecker will really appreciate a gift card from his or her favorite gas station. With a gallon of unleaded as expensive as it is these days, $25 can go a long way to telling someone you really care. Plus, they can use the card to get a bottle of Gatorade or a quart of oil while they’re filling up. SVM Cards has a wide selection gas and non-gas gift cards to choose from.
The iGrip Viewer is a lifesaver for any parent with a restless toddler in the backseat. Attach this sucker to the front seat headrest and load a child’s favorite movie. This movie-watching mount is designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but is compatible with most smartphones. The mount can be adjusted to any angle in both portrait and landscape view. The small screen won’t bother a child; just watching Dora on an adventure with Boots is enough to keep the little tyke quiet.
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People who live out of their cars tend to have empty water bottles, food wrappers, receipts and other trash littered all over the place. The High Road TrashStand will end all of those “please excuse the mess” comments from friends and coworkers along for a ride. It’s leakproof, easy to wash and has a weighted bottom and Velco-like grip to keep it in place on the vehicle floor.
Who says car massagers have to be expensive? The driver can direct the intensity of the massage to three independent zones while logging those commuter miles. The Dr. Scholl’s portable massager even has heat to help loosen up those tight muscles. Auto and AC adapters are included, of course.
Gas Gift Card – SVM Cards ($10 and up)
iGrip Viewer – Amazon ($14.49)
TrashStand Car Floor Litter Bin – High Road ($17.24)
5-Motor Full Cushion Massager – Dr. Scholl’s ($19.99)