The Top 10 Gifts for Automotive Enthusiasts

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Find the Perfect Gift For Car, Truck or Jeep

With the holidays here we thought we would make things a little less stressful in finding the right gift for the automotive enthusiast in your life. Whether their heart belongs to a sports car, a Jeep or a pickup truck, this list will break down the top 10 gifts that go from practical bolt-on parts to aftermarket accessories. Get ready to rev up the holiday season excitement and bring a smile to the face of your gearhead loved one.

Christmas gift custom wheels

Wheels and Tires:

The most transformative and obvious upgrade to any vehicle are the wheels and tires. Enhancing both aesthetics and performance, wheels and tires provide a personalized touch to their vehicle. Wheels complement anyone’s taste and lifestyle, whether it’s fancy forged wheels for city cruising or rugged off-road wheels for trailblazing adventures. While choosing a style of wheel might be the most difficult decision this is a gift that showcases your attention to their passion for all things automotive.

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custom bumper and offroad recovery gear

Off-Road Recovery Gear:

For those who live for off-road adventures, off-road recovery gear is a thoughtful and practical gift. From extreme recovery jacks to snatch blocks and recovery straps, these tools ensure that every off-road adventure remains a positive experience rather than a stressful situation. It’s a gift that combines safety with excitement, reflecting your understanding of their passion for conquering challenging terrains.

Brands to consider:

  • GearAmerica
  • ARB 4×4
  • Hi-Lift
  • Factor 55
  • Overland Vehicle Systems
soft tops for jeeps

Soft Tops for Jeeps:

Find out why they say “Jeep hair, don’t care”. Unleash the freedom of the open road with a soft top for Jeeps. Whether it’s for a Wrangler or a Gladiator, soft tops provide the option to enjoy the wind in their hair while maintaining the iconic Jeep aesthetic. Choose from a variety of materials and styles to suit their preferences, creating a gift that elevates their Jeep experience to a whole new level.

Brands to consider:

  • Bestop
  • Rampage
  • Smittybilt
  • Mopar
  • Rough Country
Bed Covers for Trucks

Bed Covers for Trucks:

Gift protection and style with a bed cover for their truck. Whether it’s a retractable tonneau cover or a foldable tri-fold design, these accessories provide a secure space for cargo while enhancing the overall look of any pickup truck. Easy to use and visually appealing, a bed cover is a gift that merges functionality with aesthetics, serving the needs of the truck-loving enthusiast in your life.

Brands to consider:

  • RollNLock
  • Retrax
  • Extang
  • BakFlip
  • UnderCover
performance custom exhaust

Performance Exhaust Systems:

Give the gift of a symphony on wheels that sounds better than a Christmas carol with a performance exhaust system. Designed to enhance both sound and performance, aftermarket exhausts are for the automotive enthusiasts who crave an exhilarating driving experience. The most common exhaust systems for most vehicles are cat-back exhausts or axle back systems. You can also combine this gift with an air intake system for maximum performance (See number 5). A performance exhaust system transforms the character of any ride from the moment you turn on the vehicle, making each journey a thrilling adventure.

Brands to consider:

  • Borla
  • Magnaflow
  • MBRP
  • Corsa Performance
  • Flowmaster

Performance Air Intake Systems:

Whether they drive a car, truck or Jeep increase their vehicle’s performance with a performance air intake system. These bolt-on upgrades increase airflow to the engine, resulting in improved horsepower and torque. Combined with an exhaust system this upgrade will maximize any vehicle’s performance. Choose a system that fits their specific vehicle, providing a tangible and meaningful performance boost that they can feel every time they press the gas pedal.

Brands to consider:

  • K&N filters
  • AFE Power
  • S&B Filters
  • Banks Power
  • Spectre Performance

LED Lighting:

Illuminate their path with LED lighting, a gift that adds both style and functionality to any vehicle. Whether it’s for off-road adventures, added aesthetics or simply navigating dark roads, these accessories provide enhanced visibility and style. With various styles and configurations available, LED lights are a versatile and customizable gift that caters to the unique preferences of automotive enthusiasts who value both safety and aesthetics.

Specific parts to consider:

  • Headlights/Taillights
  • Light bars/Light Pods
  • Rock lights/Underglow
  • Wheel lights
  • Interior light strips
  • Cargo lighting

Brands to consider:

  • Morimoto Lighting
  • Oracle Lighting
  • Baja Designs
  • Rigid Industries
  • AlphaREX


Equip them for the unexpected with a winch kit. Off-road and overlanding enthusiasts will appreciate the added capability and peace of mind that comes with a reliable winch. From self-recovery to assisting fellow off-roaders in challenging situations, a winch is a practical gift that aligns with their adventurous spirit. Consider that their vehicle may or may not need an aftermarket bumper in order to mount a winch to their Jeep or truck.

Brands to consider:

  • Warn
  • Smittybilt
  • Rough Country
  • Superwinch
  • Badlands

Performance Brake Kits:

If they like to go fast, help them to stop fast as well. Elevate their driving experience with a performance brake kit. Performance brakes enhance stopping power, providing improved braking performance for both daily driving and spirited driving. Whether they have a car, truck or Jeep a performance brake kit is a practical and safety-focused gift that reflects your consideration for their vehicle’s overall performance.

Brands to consider:

  • PowerStop
  • Wilwood
  • SSBC
custom lift kit

Lift Kit, Leveling Kit or Lowering Kit

A suspension upgrade is the ultimate gift for any vehicle. No matter what vehicle they drive an aftermarket suspension kit will improve performance on-road or off-road. This upgrade also dictates the size increase of wheels and tires if they decide to upgrade those in the future. A suspension package will improve any vehicle’s aesthetics in stance and more importantly the ride quality. Consider finding out the overall goal of your loved one’s vehicle build as this upgrade will dictate the difference in style and performance as well as choosing other parts and accessories.

This holiday season, celebrate the automotive enthusiast in your life with gifts that speak to their love for all things on four wheels. From the roar of a performance exhaust system to the practicality of off-road recovery gear, these carefully selected presents cater to a range of preferences and lifestyles. Whether they’re hitting the trails or cruising the city streets, these gifts are sure to make their automotive passion burn even brighter. CTM Customs provides the best quality brands and parts for any of these gifts as well as proper installation services. If you need help choosing the perfect gift or would like to get a surprise gift with installation included we would love to serve you. For more information on making your holiday season even more cheerful click on the link below to request a quote or give us a call today!

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