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10 Best Automotive Gifts For Mom 2020 [Buying Guide]

Automotive Gift Ideas For Mom

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Alpine iLX-W650 car stereo deck

Alpine iLX-W650 7" Receiver

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AUKEY charger

AUKEY Car Charger

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GM 6.2 liter crate engine

Chevrolet Performance 6.2-liter V8 Crate Engine

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Top 10 automotive Mother's Day Gifts

If you’re looking to get mom something for her car, check out these great automotive gifts for Mom. They might just make mom’s ride just a bit nicer, more convenient, or even faster. Hey, she raised you right, so make sure to treat her right!

The Best Automotive Gifts For Mom

Our list has a little something for every Mom out there. Whether you’re looking for a big dollar or great value gift for Mom, we’ve got you covered. Which one of these great products will excite your mom?

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1. Alpine iLX-W650 7" Receiver

Alpine iLX-W650 car stereo deck

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Everyone likes a great-sounding car stereo, even Mom. The Alpine iLX-W650 multimedia receiver might be perfect for her ride. This easy-to-use unit has touchscreen swipe controls and works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Therefore, it will be compatible with almost every smartphone. Mom will love the hands-free controls and built-in Bluetooth. She can listen to her favorite music apps like Pandora and Spotify. Plus, the USB port works with thumb drives. The brilliant 7″ touch screen is easy to see and use.

Other features include Siri Eyes-Free Control or Google Assistant. There are even two camera inputs, and it’s expandable for other Alpine accessories. It’s SiriusXM compatible and works with most cars’ factory steering wheel buttons. The built-in amplifier is 18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels, which is plenty to get Mom’s speakers pumping. You know she’s going to be singing along to her favorite tunes, so get ready.

2. California Car Duster

California Car Duster

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If your mom likes to have her car looking great all the time the Original California Car Duster is the perfect accessory to keep her car looking shiny and dust-free. The easy-to-hold 26-inch wood handle lets her reach the car’s hard-to-get areas. The big 15-inch head has a wide cleaning surface for quick dusting. The traditional red paraffin-backed cotton cleaner quickly grabs dust from the car’s surface.

If you’re a good son or daughter, you’ll even dust the car for her. Just be ready if she asks you to dust her entire house afterward.

(More car duster suggestions can be found HERE)

3. Chemical Guys Car Wash Kit

Chemical Guys Car Wash Kit

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If a simple duster won’t cut it, it’s time for a full wash and detail kit. This car wash kit contains everything to get mom’s car spotless. It includes the Chemical Guys Mr. Pink Super Suds Shampoo, Superior Surface Cleanser, After Wash, Diablo Gel Wheel & Rim Cleaner, and Citrus Wash & Gloss Concentrated Car Wash. The kit even includes a bucket with dirt trap, chenille microfiber wash mitt, spray bottle, and two Miracle Dryer microfiber towels.

Make mom’s day special by getting her this kit and washing and detailing her car for her! You owe it to her for not cleaning up your room as a kid anyway.

(More car wash kit suggestions can be found HERE)

4. Garmin Overlander GPS

Garmin Overlander GPS

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Mom gave you plenty of direction in life. Now give her some by gifting her a Garmin Overlander GPS. This product does more than just your standard GPS route guidance.

It has maps of back-country areas if mom ever wants to hit the trails and explore. A 7” color touchscreen provides turn-by-turn directions for on-road navigation and topography maps for off-road guidance. The Garmin Explore app can be used to download additional maps and USGS Quad sheets, onto the internal 64 GB of storage. Mom can also sync her data between devices over Wi-Fi. The Overlander comes preloaded with ioverlander points of interest (POIs) and ultimate public campgrounds, so mom won’t need a cell signal to route to campsites. The Overlander can be mounted anywhere with a powered magnetic mount that comes with a suction cup or Ram-compatible adapter.

Now go on and take your mom on a trip! No need to stop and ask for directions anymore.

5. Snailax Massage Seat Cushion With Heat

Snailax Massage Seat Cushion with Heat

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Every mom likes a massage. Get mom this massaging seat cushion with heat, and she can have one in the car! With 10 massage motors, three heating elements, and memory foam, it might be hard to get mom out of her vehicle. There are five vibration modes, three intensities, and two heat levels. If you’re not wanting the vibration, heat only is an option for those chilly mornings. These cushions include a 12V car adapter as well as a plug for home use.

Mom carted you around for years as a kid. Don’t you owe her back a little soothing relief?

(More car seat cushion suggestions can be found HERE)

6. Scosche Magic Mount Mobile Phone Holder

Scoshe MagicMount Phone Holder

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Mom loves to talk on the phone, but in the car it’s got to be hands-free to be safe, and legal in most states. Enter the Scosche MagicMount universal mobile phone holder. This mount attaches to any automotive-grade interior surface. It holds any smartphone securely using strong neodymium magnets.

Simply place one plate on the back of the phone. Next, attach the mount to an appropriate surface in the car and you’ve got an easy-to-use phone holder. Its adjustable ball socket allows for nearly infinite angles. Plus, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

This is also a great reminder—give your mom a call once and a while, OK?

(More great car phone mount ideas can be found HERE)

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7. AUKEY Car Charger

AUKEY charger

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This little charger packs a powerful punch. With dual fast-charge 2.4A USB outlets, the AUKEY Car Charger plugs into any standard 12V car socket. It can quickly charge two mobile devices at once. It’s ultra-compact and sits almost flush with the 12V outlet. Built-in safeguards protect mom’s devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging. Plus, it’s a great value. Your momma would be proud of you for being so thrifty!

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8. Chevrolet Performance 6.2-liter V8 Crate Engine

GM 6.2 liter crate engine

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Mom taught you to be a powerful individual. Maybe it’s time to make mom’s car more powerful. If your mother is looking to put some big horsepower into her car, why not LS-swap it? With 376 cubic inches of ‘Merica under the hood, mom will be first to wherever the heck she’s going with this gift.

Yes, it takes premium gasoline. Yes, it requires some installation and assembly. But you know your mom would love it! Give mom the gift of American muscle and let her rip! (Start saving now for the new tires you know she’ll need soon.)

9. Cauldryn Coffee Travel Smart Mug

Culdryn Coffee Mug

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This smart mug is ideal for road trips, weekend campers, or another day at the office. The heated travel mug will maintain mom’s coffee, tea, soup—or much-needed Hot Toddy—at her preferred temperature for up to 10-hours. Mom can get that just-right temp by changing the mug’s heat using a smartphone app or buttons on the mug. It includes a desktop charger for the internal 36 Wh battery. The mug holds 16 oz and includes a spill-proof lid.

Now go make your mom a cuppa tea, would you?

10. Minnetonka Women's Classic Driving Moccasin

Minnetonka Women's Classic Driving Moccasin

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What mom doesn’t like shoes? The classic Minnetonka Driving Moccasin has been around since 1986 and was designed with performance driving in mind. These shoes look as good as they perform, whether behind the wheel, around the house or out on the town. These quality leather moccasins have a rubber nub sole for plenty of grip. Super comfortable and durable, the leather insole offers plenty of foot feel on the car’s pedals. Style and performance in a timeless design. Kind of like mom, no?







Andy Lilienthal
About Andy Lilienthal

Andy Lilienthal is a life-long automotive enthusiast. He's written for several publications since the early 2000s and has worked in the automotive aftermarket for over a decade. He enjoys working on cars and trucks, has a thing for oddball 4WDs and small cars, and loves to travel and camp. Andy lives with his wife, Mercedes, in Portland, Oregon.