Get your motor runnin'
Yes, the most popular mode of transport this Christmas will probably be hover boards, as modelled expertly here by Missy Elliott, and found in our rundown of the best Yuletide toys.
That doesn't mean more traditional vehicles won't get a look in, though. Whether you're buying a gift for the niece who doesn't stop talking about Formula 1 or the father in law who's obsessed with vintage MGs, we've got something for you, in our list of the greatest gifts for gasoline fanciers in 2015.
Whether you've got a budget of £30 or £500 (lucky you), we've got the presents covered. So sit back, fire up your laptop, pour yourself a steaming cup of hot cocoa and get spending. Physically traipsing around the shops is, like, so 2014. Even on a hover board.
Spanner Cheese Knife Set • £30
Christmas isn't Christmas without cheese, preferably as stinky as possible and served with a solid helping of fresh grapes. You can inject a bit of automotive class into these dairy-munching sessions with these quality, spanner-based cheese knives. The set includes one classic cheese knife for hard cheese and one for soft cheeses, which are both packaged in a retro card box with a vintage vehicle design. Smashing stuff.
Cooper Men's Classic Leather Driving Gloves • £40
A good pair of driving gloves can transform and old car owner into a true gentleman of the road. They also allow for a bit of extra purchase on the steering wheel. These super-soft, fine lamb nappa leather numbers absolutely scream, "Ryan Gosling in that super-cool film Drive!" All you need now is the satin jacket with a scorpion on the back and a wooden toothpick in your mouth.
Just don't lose your cool and start attacking people with a hammer. Gosling does that, in that particular film, if that last sentence just confused you.
Logitech G29 Driving Force Wheel • £299
The ultimate racing simulation for the PS4 (and PS3) comes in the form of the G29, a gaming wheel with dual-motor force feedback, ergonomically designed controls and a set of ultra-realistic gearshift indicator lights.
The separate, floor-based pedal unit features a nonlinear brake lever that mimics the performance of a pressure-sensitive brake system for a more responsive, accurate feel. With a steering wheel that's covered in real leather, it's the closest you'll get to driving a Ferrari this year.
And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear • £10
Richard Porter, Top Gear's script editor of 13 years and all-round hilarious chap, has lifted the lid on the motoring show that took the world by storm. The book charts the " disastrous pilot show of 2002 to the sudden and unexpected ending in 2015," and yes, there's all of the inside information on that incident involving Clarkson, a cold platter of meat and a very unfortunate producer.
It's gut-achingly funny in places and a must-have gift for any fans of the show.
Porsche Martini Racing Chronograph Watch • £500
Relive the moment the Martini-liveried Porsche 917 won the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans race with this swanky timepiece. It's limited to 2,500 units and features a Ronda quartz movement with 13 jewels and waterproof casing (up to 10 ATM).
Porsche's partnership with the famous vermouth manufacturer was recently rekindled for a special edition Porsche 918 Spyder and considering said hypercar costs an eye-watering £625,000, it might be worth tempering expectations with this gift.
Classic Mini vinyl wall sticker • £11
Let everyone who crosses the threshold of your abode know that you're a closet classics fan with thee ace vinyl wall stickers. Not On The High Street also offers a retro-tastic VW Beetle, 1960s 'Splitty' Camper Van and the humble TX1 London cab.
They come in small (19cm wide x 16cm tall), medium (34cm wide x 28cm tall) or ridiculously large (70cm wide x 58cm tall) and can be removed without leaving a horrible residue, should you decide to move on from vintage vehicles.
Garmin Dash Cam 35 • £160
Nobody likes a prang but unfortunately, they are a common sight on the UK's congested roads. A dash cam can come in extremely handy when giving evidence after an accident and this Garmin one is an excellent little device for recording footage. It seamlessly records your journey on a continuous loop in glorious high-definition. The 3.0-inch LCD display is easy to use and it includes forward collision warning and red light and speed camera warnings. GPS-enabled, the footage records location, direction, speed, date and time to show exactly where and when accidents and incidents occur.
Castrol Classic Umbrella • £30
It's winter, it's raining and it's essential you pack a brolly before braving the elements. This brilliantly retro canopy features a vintage Castrol logo, a quintessentially British wooden handle and an automatic opening mechanism.
Alan Partridge may have disgraced himself at a funeral by donning a Castrol GTX jacket but we can assure you nothing of the sort will happen with this chic beauty.
Ginetta QRB Rucksack • £185
Ginetta has long ruled the race circuits with its array of lightweight, hand-built sports cars but now it has taken the step into fashion and accessories with a range of surprisingly cool bags, coats and clothing items. This sturdy rucksack comes with a neat quick release buckle that has been taken directly from Ginetta's race-ready vehicles. It's made from a super tough material and features tablet and phone pockets, integral key clasp and quick access side pocket.
Mercedes-Benz Balance Bike • £116
Perfect for budding racers, this little wooden balance bike features the Petronas green colour scheme that can be found on Lewis Hamilton's all-conquering Formula 1 car.
According to Mercedes, all wooden parts are made from high-quality birch plywood and the screws are finished in zinc-plated metal and the industrial ball bearings in steel to the highest quality standards. That means it's built to withstand a good thrashing and the occasional tipsy festive ride from a well-lubricated adult.
Linear Edge Circuit Sculptures • £220
These superbly designed sculptures from Linear Edge are made with high quality Baltic Birch and laminate, adding a dash of sporty style to any barren wall. A number of world famous circuits, including Monaco and the infamous Nordshcleife circuit at the Nürburgring, ensure you get the perfect adornment for any gas-guzzling household.
Better still, matching coasters are available to really ram home the love of motorsport.