June 6, 2017

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10 Must-Have Gift Ideas for Newbie Drivers


Do you know someone who just became a new driver? Remember what it was like to start driving on your own for the first time?

This gift guide is devoted to gifts for new drivers. The suggestions below are a great way to congratulate your new driver for their achievement while also reminding them to be safe on the road. The prices vary for each item, and there are a few that may even bring about some laughs. They are all guaranteed to be useful,and you may even find yourself buying a few items for your own car.

Enjoy the gift guide and feel free to offer any suggestions you may have at the end of the page.

1. ResQMe Car Escape Tool

Unfortunately, there are times when we may need to exit our vehicle quickly due to accident or emergency. If the door is jammed or windows nonoperational, it can be a hopeless and very scary feeling. The ResQMe escape tool is made to smash out a car's side windows with a mere 12 pounds of force. In certain situations, this can be the difference in life and death.

The tool is also able to cut through seat belts if needed, and is small enough to hang from a key-chain. The tool has been trusted by policemen, firemen, and EMTs for years. Don't let your new driver leave home without one either!

2. Garmin Nuvi 5-Inch GPS Unit

Every driver has dealt with getting lost in an unfamiliar environment. This can be especially hard for new drivers because almost everywhere is a new environment. Having to take their eyes off the road to look for side roads and directions can lead to accidents and possible moving violations.

The Garmin Nuvi is the perfect solution to this problem. Its 5-inch touchscreen is large enough to view while driving, and it is also aided by vocal turn by turn directions. The GPS comes loaded with maps of the United States and some of the Caribbean, and for slightly more unlimited map updates can be included.

Rest assured your new driver is getting to the right place with this GPS.

3. Jump-N-Carry Jump Starter

I can tell you firsthand that having a dead battery in the winter, or any season, is no fun. Trying to find someone to help jump your car is even less fun. And depending on your set of jumper cables, actually jumping the car can be the worst.

The Jump-N-Carry is portable enough to carry in your own car. It carries a charge long enough for you to feel secure that it will work if needed. It also allows you to give your own car a charge without having to track down another motorist willing to help out. And if it happens to be dark outside, the jump starter also comes with a built in flashlight.

4. GoGroove FlexSmart X2

There are still quite a few cars out there without direct connections for your telephone or mp3 players. That leaves you with a phone full of music and no way of listening to it while you are in the car. With the FlexSmart X2 by GoGroove, you can transmit your music from your music device through your radio.

It also allows you to charge your phone at the same time in case you are worried about the battery drain it may experience while playing music on long drives. As if this wasn't enough, the FlexSmart X2 also lets you take hands-free calls through its bluetooth connection.

*Compatible with iPhones, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone

5. New Driver Parking Sign

It took a while, but your new driver finally earned their own parking spot. This parking sign will let the world know who that spot is reserved for. Guaranteed to bring a few laughs unless you're the owner of the car that gets caught "illegally parking" in the spot.

6. White Fuzzy Car Dice

Although not as popular now as in the past, fuzzy dice are still a great way to christen a new car. They add character, color, and a touch of good luck over the car. For those seeking more than just white dice with black polka dots, they also come in a variety of colors and styles. Pick the ones that showcase your personality and toss them on your rear view mirror!

7. RoadPro Accident Report Kit

Hopefully your new driver will never end up in a car accident, but just in case they do this accident kit by RoadPro is a great gift to have. In addition to the accident report that can be filled out before any details are forgotten, it also comes with a disposable camera to record any damage to the cars involved.

The kit is portable enough to fit in your glove compartment, and your insurance company is sure to appreciate the additional details it provides after the accident.

8. The Driving Book

Even the most experienced drivers know that there are still tons of scenarios new drivers have yet to face after passing their driver's test.

The Driving Book is a great supplement for new drivers to have on hand when they hit the road. The book includes chapters on essential items in the car, maintenance, driving in bad weather, driving in the city/country, driving with pets, and much more.

If you buy any driving book for a novice driver, this should be the one.

9. Travel Angel Visor Clip

"Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly."

No matter what your religious background is, the message on this travel guardian angel applies. You may find yourself wanting to buy one of these for every driver you know as a gentle reminder that excessive speed can be fatal. The message is simple and reminds us all that cars can be dangerous when driven recklessly.

10. Car Reverse Backup Radar/Alarm

My sister would have died to have this gift when she was learning how to drive. She is still nervous about backing out of tight spaces in her car. I'm sure many of you know people that feel the same.

This car reverse radar comes with 4 sensors that detect other vehicles, objects, and people in the immediate area. Not only will it prevent car accidents, but it will also keep small children safer around the car. The kit requires simple installation, and allows you to color the sensors to match the color of your car. The benefits of having the unit are priceless.


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