When I try to think back to being a new driver it is hard to recapture that feeling. I do not think I can even remember the specific day that I passed my driving test. I must have been filled with joy, so excited to enter this new club where grownups and teenagers coexisted. I always wanted to drive as far back as I can remember, I thought about all the freedom it would give me, and it also seemed so fun. However now, I am not as excited to be on the road. The novelty has worn off and I would now much rather be a passenger than a driver. It is funny because even when I did drive I was always very cautious and a bit of a nerd about it. If you are like me and can barely remember your teenage years, it might be hard to imagine what someone who has just received their license would want for a gift. I have two teenage children, one with their license and one just about to get it, so I thought I would poll them and their friends about what they feel like they would most want and need. Here are a few ideas:
A Gas Gift Card
Every new driver is excited to drive around even if for no reason, but what they quickly realize, is that it still costs money to drive around aimlessly even if you are not spending money at a destination. A great gift is a gas card for the gas station in their neighborhood. It will definitely be used, and they will surely be thankful. Something like this will make them feel like they have just received free money.
An Ice Scraper
I guess it depends where you live, but if you are anywhere that has snow or ice, you will definitely need and ice scraper. Of course, these are not that expensive and can seem like a thoughtless gift, it is really a useful tool and will be much appreciated
An Automatic Car Starter
I wouldn’t recommend getting this gift unless it is for your own child or someone you are very close with because it can be kind of pricey. However, if you are willing to pay the price, you can get one of these online or at an auto dealer. I would make sure you splurge for a quality one because it can be a real pain when they break and often expensive to replace.
A Flower Arrangement
Thought not exactly for their car, this will be a gift that most people would not think of. You might even be able to figure out what the new driver’s favorite flowers are. I suggest getting something that will last a few days and maybe even purchasing a vase to go with it. My go to flower vendor is 1800flowers because they have so much variety and the prices are great. You will be guaranteed to find exactly what you are looking for with them.