For the past five-years we've been publishing lists of Porsche related gift ideas for various holidays throughout the year. While we've done our best to include gifts in all price ranges we've had an overwhelming request for Porsche related gift ideas under $100. Well, you asked, we heard and here's what we've come up with. The following list comes directly from our sales reports and reflects the 10 most popular gifts people have purchased over the last 11 months. We even included a few bonus ideas of things we think we'll be hearing more about in the future. Happy Shopping!
1. Porsche Sounds
If you're like me, the thought of books about Porsche brings up images of fact and photography rich tomes about our favorite marque. What you probably don't think of is sound. Porsche Sounds combines all three. For $40.80 you get 200 pages of exquisitely designed and produced pages of information, pictures and stories. Even better, you get three CDs including two filled with driving music. However, it's the Technology CD that, in my opinion, makes the book. Exhaust notes from 30 different Porsches transport you track-side as Porsche Sounds roar past you in your living room. Available on Amazon.com.
2. LEGO Speed Champions Set
Race against your friends and claim a place on the podium with this exciting LEGO® Speed Champions play set. Prep the 2 powerful, Porsche 911 GT race cars with the tools in the mini-garage. Attach the unique Porsche 911 wheel trims to make your car look super-sleek and then drive to the start-finish line. Activate the dropping start lights and it’s red, amber, green for go! Capture all the action with the camerawoman as you race to be first past the checkered flag. Then climb up to the podium for the prize-giving ceremony. Accept your trophy and stand proudly as the national flags are raised! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 Porsche drivers, a camerawoman and a race marshal. $59.90 on Amazon.com
3. Need for Speed Porsche Collection
Perfect for the young ones on your list these Lego like models allow you to build your own Porsche GT3 RS in amazing detail. Available in all sorts of shapes and sizes you can choose the size and complexity you want and then enjoy the time building it and watch the fun as it's played with. From $8.99 up.
4. Martini Racing Beach Towel
Porsche Design Driver's Selection
This huge, plush towel is over 6' long and more than 3' wide. We keep a few of them on hand at all times and they make a fantastic beach towel and are great for days at the track too (you can spread them out and sit on them like a beach blanket). We've had ours for over a year now and even after countless washings and uses it hasn't faded or frayed. $85.00
If you're interested in Porsche and their early days of production than this book is for you. In typical Ludvigsen style the book delivers facts, photos and details in a well thought out manner. There's a forward from Jerry Seinfeld and many wonderful little sidebars with those most familiar with the Porsche marque. Really a must have for your Porsche library. Available on Amazon.com.
6. Battery Tender Batter Charger
A number of you must either store your Porsche in the winter or not drive it as often as you should as this charger from Battery Tender sells like hotcakes. Good for all lead-acid, flooder or sealed maintenance free batteries, for less than $50 you can keep your battery in good shape and your Porsche ready to go all year long. Available on Amazon.com for $49.99.
We first reported on these months ago when we were first made aware of it. Since then we were fortunate enough to get our hands on one and they are a ton of fun. While it takes a bit to get used to the control function (you control it with your iPhone) once you do, you can have a blast honking the horn, revving the engine, screaching the brakes and just simply controlling the 911 as it darts around your driveway or basement. We thought the original price as a bit too high so we're happy to see them available now for $58.72.
8. Le Mans the movie
On our list since year one, Le Mans continues as a best seller this year. You can't really call yourself a Porsche fan and not see this movie. Under $20 for the Blu-ray and just over $10 for the regular DVD this is one movie you should have in your Porsche collection. $16.97 on Blu-ray and $11.94 for DVD. Find them all on Amazon.com.
These novelty items make a great stocking stuffer or an insert into a Christmas card. For most Porsche owners they are simply a reminder of what they already know every time they look into the rear-view mirror. $2.45 on Amazon.com.
10. Chroma Type 301 Small Chef's Knife
A good cook needs a good knife and these Chroma Type 301 are that and more. I first reviewed these knives about three years ago and ever since then we still receive emails from subscribers who have purchase a set for themselves and love the look and feel. Super sharp, hold an edge extremely well and balanced to perfection. $97.90 on Amazon.com.
Porsche Gift Ideas that will Probably Make it On To Next Year's List
Porsche Showroom Posters - The First 25 Years
Available at VintageAutoPosters.com
We can't track the sales of this book, but we're sure it would be a hit if we could. This is the first book ever to cover this group of Factory Porsche posters, published between 1949 and 1974. The work of two of the most well known Porsche poster dealers in the world, the entire book (50 pages plus cover) is in vibrant color and securely bound. Each poster from this era is shown in large size, including size and whatever type matter on the border. We're told that the limited edition hard cover is sold out, but there remain a few of the still impressive soft bound editions. $39.95
Porsche 356 Santa Christmas Cards
Available at robwilke.com/porsche/
If you're on Facebook and belong to any of the Porsche groups there's a good chance you've seen the image from these cards before. Taken by photographer Rob Wilke, each set contains 12 cards with envelopes and features Santa driving a beautiful Porsche 356 with a lit Christmas tree strapped to the roof (that's the image at the beginning of this post). $20 for a set of 12 with discounts for multiple orders.
Urban Outlaw Apparel
Available at the UrbanOutlawShop.com
Magnus Walker and his "outlaw" brand of early air-cooled Porsches hit the scene hard this year with his documentary film and a strong social presence of facebook. Having recently launched a new line of Porsche enthusiast clothing and accessories we expect we'll be hearing a lot more from Magnus over the coming weeks and months. Items for sale on his new site range from key chains to hoodies. Prices start at $15 and go up quickly from there. A word of warning, unless you order immediately (and even if you do) there's no guarantee your order will arrive in time for Christmas as Magnus has disclaimers all over his site about needing 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
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