Short Shift’s Gift Guide 2014

    It’s that time of year again! The time when we all start to think about what we will get our loved ones for the holidays. We know they love cars, but just what exactly do they want to unwrap on Christmas morning? Don’t worry about it anymore, Short Shift has you covered.

    Almost all automotive manufacturers make your run-of-the-mill gifts like hats, clothing, pens, and bags, but only the very best will go the extra mile to bring something truly unique. We spent almost an hour scouring the entire internet to find you the best automotive gift ideas for that special someone. Check ’em out!

    Mercedes Benz Trilby Hat

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    Mercedes-Benz Trilby Hat | $64.50

    A Trilby hat tries really hard not to be a fedora by having a slightly different brim, but it isn’t fooling anyone. However, a black felt fedora is perfect because how else do you let people know that you just got out of your Mercedes?

    Buy it here.

    Dodge Dodgeball“Dodge”ball | $9.95

    This shameless pun basically sells itself.

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    Buy it here.


    Lamborghini Candle Green Tricolore SetLamborghini Candle Set | $40.00

    When you think of a screaming 700 hp V10, a candle doesn’t usually come to mind. But think about it… they both produce fire and they both smell. These Lambo candles come in red, green, or white and they are $40.00 each. We’ll stick with 2 for $20 at Yankee Candle.

    Buy it here.

    Ford Mustang Eau De ToiletteFord Mustang Eau De Toilette | $36.00

    The description says “sequoia, sandalwood and musk enhance the sexy signature of this ultra-masculine scent”, but the name still translates to “toilet water”.

    Buy it here.

    Nissan Plastic Party CupNissan Plastic Party Cup | $2.50

    Nothing says fratboy like stumbling out of your Nissan Juke with your Nissan plastic party cup. Cheers!

    Buy it here.

    Subaru Dog Family PuzzleSubaru Dog Family Puzzle | $4.50

    Want to ensure that you spend less than 5 minutes doing family activities this holiday season? Then this 35 piece, Subaru themed puzzle is the gift for you!

    Buy it here.

    Mistubishi Kite MeerkatMitsubishi Kite Meerkat | ?

    The only details for this on Mitsubishi’s site are “contact dealership for more info”.

    Look at it here.


    Audi Mini Quattro TrailerAudi Mini Quattro Trailer | $79.00

    If you already got your toddler the Mini Quattro, why not get them half of a Mini Quattro with a hitch on it? It’s perfect for carrying all of the other toys your young one would much rather have.

    Buy it here.

    Ferrari 268 SP Front End Replica1962 Ferrari 268 SP Front End Replica | $18,250.00

    $18,000?! It must be the entire car. No? Well then it must at least be full size. What? You’re saying it’s only 1/12th the original size and made of aluminum? You must be joking.

    Buy it here.

    Kia Seat Belt BuddyKia Seat Belt Buddy | $9.24

    Kia is taking this whole hamster thing a little too far. Still, for less than $10 bucks, it’s the perfect accent for your $60,000 K900 interior.

    Buy it here.

    Porsche Gold Computer MousePorsche Gold Computer Mouse | $99.00

    What more could a Porsche lover want than a golden computer mouse that doesn’t really look like a Porsche? This will be a great stocking stuffer.

    Buy it here.

    Volkswagen Not Your Boyfriend GTI BriefsVolkswagen Not Your Boyfriend’s GTI Briefs | $12.00

    If you like your women in men’s underwear AND you love hot hatches, then this is the gift for her. It even has the “Fast” rabbit logo on the butt so you can make all kinds of jokes.

    Buy it here.

    Cadillac Windsor Picnic BasketCadillac Windsor Picnic Basket | $455.00

    We didn’t tell you this, but you can also buy a nice picnic basket at Target for about $80. You will miss out on the tiny Cadillac logo, however.

    Buy it here.

    Honda Odyssey PlushHonda Odyssey Plush | $14.95

    This is by far the coup de grâce. We bet that if you checked every child’s Christmas list in the world, they would all include a stuffed Honda mini-van.

    Buy it here.


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    Chris Berke
    Chris Berke
    I am the founder and editor of Short Shift. My obsession with wanting to drive every car ever made me build a website so I could share my experiences with the world. I love cars, traveling, and my cats, Henry and Winston.


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