Every year, around the holidays, we get email after email asking us for Porsche related gift ideas. Usually those emails are from a reader's spouse looking to surprise their loved one with a gift that would resonate with a Porsche fan. Sometimes the email is from the gift recipient themselves looking for a list to give someone else ideas. Either way, we've been putting together our list of recommended gift ideas for Porsche owners, fans and enthusiasts for years. Each year we curate a group of gift ideas that should hit on every level, for every budget. Take a minute to look through our list of Porsche gift ideas for 2015 and don't be at all embarrassed if you buy yourself something, we weren't!
1. FLATSIXES.com "Turbocharge Your Morning" Coffee Mug
What better way to start off your morning than with your favorite cup of coffee in a Porsche themed mug. Designed for FLATSIXES.com by our friend and contributor, Brett Sloan, the artwork on our new coffee mug features iconic parts from Porsches across multiple generations (Big Red Brakes, 930 Steering Wheel, Boost Gauge, Fan, Shift Knob, Turbo and a Fuchs Wheel). At 15 oz. in size, this ceramic mug is generous in proportion, fits well in your hand and is dishwasher and microwave safe. We're producing these on demand so please allow at least 5 to 7 business days for delivery. Cost is $19.95 per mug. Over the next few weeks we'll be adding more products including T-shirts, hats and prints.
2. Keep An Eye On Your Porsche with the Arlo Smart Home HD 100% Wire Free, Indoor/Outdoor Camera
Keeping an eye on your beloved Porsche is easier than ever with the new Arlo Smart Home HD Camera. This camera is truly wireless, works indoors or out and allows you to view live (or recorded) videos from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Even better, unlike many other similar style cameras, the Arlo comes with free cloud recording (up to 7 days worth) so you can configure the motion activated cameras to provide customized alerts and record any activity around your Porsche or your home. Starting at just $99.00 per camera these would make the perfect gift for someone that doesn't like to let their Porsche out of their sight.
3. Control Your Garage Door Opener with Your Smartphone
Is your Porsche secure in your garage? Did you remember to close that door before you locked up for the night? The Chamberlain MyQ-Garage let's you know when your garage door is open and allows you to close it from anywhere you have wifi or data on your smartphone. The whole system installs in just minutes and works with most major brands of garage door opener made after 1993. Get one for yourself or the Porsche lover on your gift list for just $84.87.
4. Battery Tender Plus
Whenever we publish our Porsche Winter Storage Guide, the Battery Tender Plus is a best-seller, and for good reason. At just $49.99 the Battery Tender Plus keeps your Porsche's battery fully charged during long term periods of storage with the damaging effects caused by some other trickle chargers. The package includes a quick connect harness for hard to reach places (we use ours to come at the batter from underneath so we don't have to leave the front hood open). You can get yours on Amazon.com by following this link.
5. Cyntur Jumper Pack
Ok, so maybe you didn't listen and you never purchased the Battery Tender like we suggested. No problem. The Cyntur JumperPack Mini will get you back on the road in no time. What I like best about this unit, besides its very portable size, is the built-in 200 Lumen LED light that can help you during a night-time break down by lighting up your work area or by warning oncoming traffic with its strobe feature. In addition to the LED you get two USB ports for charging phones or tablets when you're trying to save your Porsche's battery's juice. I'm of the opinion that everyone should have one of these in their trunk. At $90.99 we carry one in each of our Porsches.
6. A Torque Wrench From Sonic Tools
In the world of automotive tools you generally get what you pay for. That's why, for the most part, not all tool manufacturers are equal. Take SONIC Tools, recently named the official tool supplier to IMSA, they offer a lifetime warranty on their tools. Basically, if you break it, they'll replace it. With that in mind, perhaps one of the most important wrenches any DIYer should have in their toolbox is a torque wrench. These precisely calibrated instruments are important to properly replace your spark plugs or any time you need to accurately tighten the lug nuts on your Porsche's wheels. SONIC offers a range of torque wrenches in size and strength (from 5NM up to 1000NM. Our go to choice is this 1/2" 20 to 200NM Torque Wrench for $168.95.
7. CG Lock Performance Add-On for Your Seatbelt
Do you like to go for spirited drives? Do you find you're moving a bit more in your seat than you would like to? While a 3-point harness is ideal, it's not necessarily practical for a street car. CG Lock has come-up with a great alternative. Their adapter clamps to the tongue of your existing, factory installed seat belt. Once you install it, a simple pull on the shoulder harness tightens the lap belt portion "racing harness tight". The say that it provides you with about 80% of the holding power of a full racing harness and prevents you from sliding in your seat. The CG-Lock lets you keep your feet and hands light on the pedals and wheel resulting in better control, faster reactions, and less fatigue. Add one to your Porsche for $59.99.
8. Dashcams aren't just for crazy Russian videos.
The KDLINKS® X2 is a full HD dash camcorder that includes front and rear cameras, a G-Sensor and a "Superior Night Mode". Full-HD 1920*1080 165° Wide Angle Car Dashboard Camcorder with G-Sensor & WDR Superior Night Mode. If you're not yet using a dashcam, it's probably only a matter of time. Who knows, you might capture something crazy on the road and get your own 15 minutes of fame with a viral video. However, there's a much better chance you can use the video proof that an accident wasn't your fault repaying the cost of the camera almost immediately. Recording starts when you turn on the ignition, has a night mode and an accident detection mode will lock the video to make sure you don't record over needed footage should the G-Sensor detect you were in an accident. This particular camera is well reviewed on Amazon.com and available for $199.95
9. The Tapletop clock from Driver’s Selection
With a design inspired by the Sport chronograph clock from a Porsche 911 the dial is made with genuine carbon insert. Feature include an alarm and countdown function that utilizes the sound of a Porsche 911 engine as the alarm tone. Analogue and digital display. LCD display. 12-hour or 24-hour digital display options. Calendar display in 2 formats: Day-month-year or month-day-year. $158.33 from Porsche Driver's Selection.
10. Wear Your Love For Porsche On Your Wrist With a Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch and This Free Porsche Watchface App
As Smart Watches become more common place, more and more people are creating apps and dial designs to personalize your watch. One such app is the Porsche Watch Face for Android Smart Watches. For $175 you can pick-up a Motorola Moto 360 Android based watch. Once you have it, simply download the free Porsche Watch Face application and you have a design inspired by the definitive Porsche aesthetic of tradition and innovation, its sleek and minimal design transforms with the race season’s racing days, synchronizing Porsche fans around the world.
11. Official merchandise from the Rennsport Reunion V collection
Rennsport Reunion V represented the unparalleled passion of Porsche enthusiasts. It drew nearly 60,000 people, from across the globe, to a single destination, all to celebrate one of the most accomplished, most magnetic, and most visceral sports car brands on earth – Porsche.
The unparalleled weekend was headlined by the sights and sounds on, and off the track. Roughly 320 Porsche racecars, in seven racing classes, took to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit at racing speed. An additional 75 Porsche racecars, all with significant 24 Hours of Le Mans history wowed the spectators, while over 1,400 streetcars overflowed the available corral spaces.
According to all the emails we've received, many missed the opportunity to pick-up official memorabilia. Fortunately, SunCoastParts.com has a selection of various merchandise which commemorates the incredible event ranging in price from $10 to $200. While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of their holiday specials, including free shipping on orders over $150.
12. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 1080p HD Video Camera
You know all those amazing Porsche videos you see on YouTube? Chances are at least part of it was filmed with a drone and this is one of the more popular ones. Admittedly, it's a stretch to call it "Porsche related", yet we know a number of Porsche owners who own one and use it for everything from filming their property to filming their Porsches. While not cheap at $699 bucks, they are one of the better reviewed drone and camera combinations on Amazon.com. This is definitely on our wish list!
13. A Trio of Porsche Books
Is this just one entry or should we consider it 3 separate items? I guess it depends. Ideally, you would get them all, but if budget or interest doesn't allow you can pick from just one or a combination of them. Of all the Porsche related books that came across our desk this year, these three were the ones that interested us the most:
- Porsche Turbo: The Inside Story of Stuttgart’s Turbocharged Road and Race Cars
- Professor Porsche's Wars: The Secret Life of Legendary Engineer Ferdinand Porsche Who Armed Two Belligerents Through Four Decades
- Porsche 911 Red Book 3rd Edition
14. Get 15% Off Hunziker Apparel and Other Items
By now you're probably familiar with the incredible designs from Nicolas Hunziker of Hunziker Apparel. Well, as most of you know Nic is a sponsor of FLATSIXES.com and in appreciation for the business you give him, he's offering our readers a 15% discount on most merchandise. Simply visit their site, pick out what you're interested in and enter the code "flatsixes" when you check out. That's it. The discount will be computed automatically.
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*special thanks to Jimmy Tyler for his photo of Santa in a Hot Wheels Porsche.