Help a new driver celebrate getting their drivers licence with a gift that can make driving easier, safer, and more comfortable for them.
My Top Gift Choice For New Drivers
This book is full of handy tips and advice on the many things new drivers will encounter during their first few months and years on the road, all delivered in a fun and lighthearted way.
Passing your driving test and getting your licence is a great day in any young person's life.
As it opens up the world for them in terms of freedom and independence, giving them the means to go where they want, when they want.
And without having to rely on lifts and favors from friends and family.
However, getting their licence is only the first step to becoming a driver, as there is still plenty to learn when it comes to road safety, etiquette, and the responsibilities of driving.
So why not give them a helping hand with a little gift that will be useful to them as they begin their journey as a new driver.
As there are plenty of things they'll need for their new car, and the following list of gift ideas for new drivers will cover these and more.
1. Broadway And Blind Spot Mirrors
Hopefully every new driver will be well trained in checking their mirrors regularly, and always before making any manoeuvre on the road.
However, car mirrors can't show them everything, so they'll also need to be aware of vehicles and bikes in their blind spots too, which comes with experience.
But to keep them safe as they get used to the road, our first gift idea for new drivers is to get them some mirrors that can broaden their view to show them the blind spots in question.
As replacing the rear view mirror with the Napolex Broadway rear view mirror will give them a panoramic view of what's behind them.
While the Utopicar blind spot mirrors can be added to their wing mirrors to show up everything to the side of them.
2. A Book To Teach Them What They Need To Know
As I mentioned in the intro, getting your licence is only the first step to becoming a driver, as there is so much to learn over your first year of two of being on the road.
So a great gift to get for a new driver is The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need To Know But Don't Know To Ask On.
As this is a book full of practical tips and advice that they will find invaluable, such as how to handle driving in bad weather, what to do if stopped by the police, how to change a tire, and everything else you could think of.
And it's all delivered in a fun and easy to read way, so it's teenager friendly too!
3. A GPS Navigator To Show Them Where To Go
When you first start driving it can take a while to get to know the roads and routes well, even in your local area.
So a gift that can help them to find their way around is to get them a GPS navigator system.
And not only do these gadgets give them directions, they also update in real time to show them where speed cameras and hazards are, and give them alternate routes to help them avoid any heavy traffic.
Which makes them super handy to have in the car, and one that does everything really well is the Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS navigator.
4. A Dash Cam To Help Them Keep Their Insurance Premiums Down
One thing that new drivers get hit hard on is their car insurance premiums, which can be astronomically high for the first few years.
So a gift that can help them to bring these premiums down a bit is to fit their car out with a dash cam.
As these cameras can monitor their driving performance for the insurance companies, and they also help to prove their innocence if they get into an accident that wasn't their fault.
And the dash cam I'd recommend is the Rove R2-4K, as this one has great video quality and reliability, both during the day and at night.
5. A Phone Charger For Their Car
Keeping their smartphones charged up is a constant battle for teenagers and young people these days, as they are constantly using them.
And when it comes to driving, having a working phone is really important, as they may need it in case of emergencies to call for help or to search for directions.
So getting them a USB phone charger for their car, such as the one from Anker above, is a super helpful gift idea for a new driver.
As this way they'll always have a charging point and no excuses for a flat phone battery.
6. A Smartphone Mount For The Dashboard
Smartphones are so powerful nowadays that they can be used for multiple things while driving, such as a GPS maps system to give them directions, or to make hands-free calls.
But to do this you need to have a phone mount on your car's dashboard.
So these can make for a great little gift for a new driver, with the iOttie dash mount phone holder being an especially good choice.
As you can change the angles easily on this one, and it fits smartphones of multiple sizes.
7. A Digital Tire Pressure Gauge
Keeping your tires at the correct pressure is vitally important when driving.
As this keeps the car running more smoothly, while also keeping you safer as there is less chance of the tires wearing, losing grip, or suffering from a blow out.
However, new drivers can easily forget to check their tire pressure regularly, so a gift that can help them to do this is to get them the AstroAI digital tire pressure gauge.
As they can keep this in their glove compartment and get into the habit easily, rather than needing to stop off at a gas station.
8. Some Handy Items To Keep In Their Car
As well as a digital tire pressure gauge, there are many other items that a new driver will need for their car so they are well prepared for all conditions and circumstances.
And because of this, the following items all make for really great gifts and stocking stuffers.
9. A GPS Tracker So They Don't Lose Their Car!
Now you may think losing your car sounds absurd, but for many new drivers this can actually be a thing.
As they absent-mindedly park their car somewhere, go about their business, then totally forget where they left it!
So a real left field gift idea for them is to give them a Bouncie GPS tracker to put in their car, as this way they can get the exact location of their car via an app on their smartphone.
And these trackers can also give parents piece of mind when their teenagers start driving, as they can check where they are if they're worried that they're late home and may have come into some trouble.
While they also track how fast their kid is driving, and can be set up to give them accident notifications, so they can ease their fears.
10. A Key Ring That Helps Them Find Their Car Keys
A far more common occurrence than forgetting where you've parked your car is forgetting where you've put your car keys.
And this is an ongoing issue for both new and experienced drivers alike!
So a gift idea that can take away this frustration and not have them pulling the house apart looking for keys is to get them the Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker.
As this is a small fob that goes on their car key ring which allows them to ring it from their smartphone to hear if it's close by, or check on a map in the app if it's further away.
11. A Holder For All Their Important Car Documents
Becoming a new driver also means taking on the responsibility of being on the road, and one of your obligations is to keep your licence and motor insurance up to date.
And you'll have to keep these documents with you to show to the police should you ever be pulled over.
So a gift that can help a new driver stay organised is to get them a documents holder for all their important stuff, such as the one above.
As this way they can keep everything they need safely and securely in one place, and leave it in the glove box for when they need it.
12. An Emergency Roadside Repair Kit
Unfortunately a car sometimes breaks down and accidents happen, and this can be really scary and confusing for a new driver.
So a gift that gives them the most important tools they'll need in an emergency situation is the First Secure roadside emergency kit.
As this contains things like a tow rope, flashlight, jumper cables, seat belt cutters, a first aid kit, and a reflective warning triangle.
Which is great for keeping them safe when things go wrong.
13. Triple AAA Membership
Sometimes when you breakdown it's not something you can fix yourself, and you'll need some roadside assistance from the professionals.
So treating a new driver to a years worth of AAA membership can be a life saver of a gift idea.
As this way they have a number to call whenever they get into issues, and can either get their vehicle repaired on the roadside or towed to a nearby garage.
Which takes away a lot of the stress and worries from driving from them, and gives you the peace of mind that they will be covered in the event of something bad happening.
14. A Car Cleaning Kit
For many new drivers, their cars will be their pride and joy and they'll want to keep them looking their best.
So why not give them a gift of a full car care kit to make this easier to do.
As one such as the Meguiar's complete car care kit contains everything they'll need to get their car looking sparkling clean, both inside and out.
Meaning all they'll need to add is a little elbow grease.
Getting your driving licence for the first time is a wonderful feeling, opening up the world to you and giving you a sense of real freedom.
So why not help a new driver celebrate this achievement by getting them a gift that will help them out during their first few months on the road.
As there are plenty of things that can keep them safe, help them find their way, or keep their vehicle maintained, that all make for great gifts.
And I hope you've managed to find something suitable among this list of gift ideas for new drivers that I've given you here.