Six Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Car Lover

February 13th, 2024 by

Don’t look now, but tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Have you waited until the last minute to pick something out for your special someone? Sure, you could serenade them with flowers and chocolates for the umpteenth year in a row. But if your sweetheart is a car lover, this could be your chance you’ve been waiting for to go the extra mile. 

Courtesy of Volkswagen of Macon, here are six Valentine’s gift ideas for the auto aficionado near and dear to your heart. 

A Day at the Track 

If your gearhead is an avid watcher of NASCAR or Formula One, chances are they’ve fantasized about what it would be like to sit behind the wheel of their favorite race car or luxury vehicle. Fortunately, there are race tracks throughout the country where the public can test out exotic cars at high speeds. Check out the Xtreme Xperience Supercar Tour, which comes to North Georgia next month. You can traverse the winding byways of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a Ferrari 488 Spyder, Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, and Porsche 911/992 GT3. It’s a lifetime bucket list experience that you can cross off in an afternoon.

While you’re at it, consider throwing in a new pair of leather racing gloves. If your significant other is going to spend the day cruising around at breakneck speeds, they should at least look the part. 

A Full Detailing 

What better way to express your love than by showing your partner’s car some love? After all, the only thing that beats finding a brand-new car in the driveway is finding your trusted, reliable car looking like brand new. Detailing can be as thorough as you want it to be; treat the exterior to a waxing, polishing, or repainting, while shampooing and lathering the interior. It won’t just save them a trip to the car wash – it will resuscitate that new car smell. 

An Automotive Getaway

Go big this year by planning a trip to one of the country’s premier auto attractions. Book a flight to Los Angeles and visit the Peterson Automotive Museum, featuring one of the largest car collections in the world. Get lost in a world of gears and glamor when you check out iconic movie cars at Universal Studios. Or perhaps you’d prefer to vacation north in Detroit – the birthplace of the modern vehicle – and its nearby Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. The options are endless, and if you decide to make a road trip of it, cruising the open road with your significant other may prove a gift in itself.

Lego Car Sets 

Whether you’re seven or 70, it’s hard to go wrong with Legos. When your partner’s dream car isn’t a realistic gift option, the miniature version can often be just as thoughtful. It helps that Lego sets are now available in virtually every configuration you can imagine. Ferrari, Corvette, even James Bond’s Aston Martin… you and your partner can spend countless nights assembling them together. With price ranges from $20 to $500, Lego kits are agreeable with every budget. 

Amazon Echo Auto 

If your beau is still driving an earlier car model, it may lack the modern amenities that have enhanced the driving experience. Keep them connected and entertained with the affordable Echo Auto. Simply connect through your phone’s Alexa app and enjoy a modern, hands-free driving experience. Listen to your favorite music or podcasts, call and message using voice commands, and more – all through the magic of this diminutive add-on. 

Driving Sunglasses 

Let’s face it – you’re more than likely going to be driving around The Heart of Georgia with your partner all year long. You can at least ensure they look good in the seat next to you. Consider a pair of aviator glasses, such as this pair from Cyxus, for UV protection mixed with a classic style.

It’s All in the Game of Love 

Make this Valentine’s Day one they’ll never forget when you pay us a visit at Volkswagen of Macon. If a new or pre-owned car is already in your short-term plans, what better way to surprise your partner than with a Volkswagen? From the all-new Jetta GLI to the 2024 Golf R, the grandest romantic gestures of all can be found right here at Macon’s premier Volkswagen dealership.