The Best Gifts for your Car this Holiday Season

Tis the season to give, and we don’t think you should leave anyone off your list—including your car! In the spirit of the holidays, we asked SpotHero employees what their best car “gifts” were, and put together a list just for you to check twice.

Pet Mats:

Keep your car clean with a removable mat for your four-legged friend. This one is waterproof and easy to remove when you don’t need it, with SpotHero pets giving it five stars! Users say these can also have a calming effect on nervous pets, making for a more pleasant drive!  

Vanity Mirror:

With a specialty vanity mirror, you’ll never worry about your look after a road trip again! This one folds up for easier storing, or you can opt for a lighted version like this. Remember to stow it when the car is in motion!


Catastrophic snack spill? A handy vacuum in your trunk or backseat is the perfect antidote to a crumb-covered floor. Not sure what’s right for you? This model comes highly recommended by the SpotHero team. You can also find a great breakdown here of the best small vacuums for the car. 

Jumper Cables:

Getting stuck with a dead battery is no fun, so grab a set of portable jumper cables and never be caught off-guard by a dead car battery again! You can purchase a set of traditional jumper cables like these, or get a portable jump starter, which allows the user to jumpstart their car without another vehicle. Remember that a jump is a temporary fix for a dead battery, be sure to get to the mechanic for a replacement ASAP!

Air Fresheners:

If you live somewhere cold, we’re betting you roll up your windows some time in the fall and don’t roll them back down until the following spring. Give your car a breath of fresh air, so to speak, with an air freshener. You can stick with the classic tree-shaped variety, or if you’re feeling fancy, splurge on this ultra-chic option. Your car works hard, treat it to something special!

Winter Car Mats:

Heavy duty floor mats are always a good idea this time of year to protect your floors from salt, sludge and spills. These come highly recommended by SpotHero employees, who like that they are fitted to the car’s floor so they don’t slide around. For an extra perk, get your car a deep clean before installing the new mats. It’s a great way to start the winter season right and an opportunity to support a local business!

New Tires:

As the weather turns it may be the perfect time for an upgrade for your wheels. Not sure what to look for? Check out SpotHero’s breakdown on how to choose the right tires for your needs.

Mini Trash Can:

Looking for a tidier space? Then a mini-trash can is a must. This model comes recommended by several SpotHero employees because it fits right in your cup holder! Now you finally have a place to put your used gum!

Happy parking from everyone at SpotHero!

**This blog is not sponsored nor endorsed by any of the mentioned products.