With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all searching for those perfect last-minute gifts for our loved ones. What do you get the person who has it all already? We’ve got some great gift ideas to suit all budgets for the EV drivers in your life.
So, without any further ado, here are our top 5 Christmas gift ideas for electric car owners this year:
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a few novelty gifts to fill a stocking! From socks to mugs, t-shirts to iron-on badges, there is a wide range of gift ideas to explore this year.
In fact, socks are such a great gift to give at Christmas. Hardly anyone buys them for themselves, so this is your chance to give a unique and playful gift. If your loved one drives a Tesla, there’s bound to be a perfect pair of socks for them here!
Another great idea is to pick up a novelty t-shirt to be worn proudly behind the wheel. Tongue in cheek slogans are definitely a great way to show your appreciation for your friends and family, so take a look at this t-shirt for the proud EV driver you know.
Remember the first day you opened the door to your new car? Now with this fancy candle, you can bring that scent into the home and give the gift of the new car smell this Christmas. This candle will ensure that every time your loved one gets home it feels like day one with their EV all over again.
But of course, you could also give the gift of a new fragrance for their EV this year too. In fact, there’s an Elon Musk car air freshener which will “make your car smell like the world’s hardest working billionaire”, what better way is there to show your love and appreciation?
What better present this year than a collaboration between their favourite EV brand and their favourite alcoholic beverage?
Tesla have released a premium tequila product this Christmas, in an even more impressive logo shaped bottle. This really is product design on another level, but what else would you expect from Tesla?
Whilst this is on the pricier side, it certainly would be a stand out gift to give this year. Just remember not to get behind the wheel after giving this a try!
Early mornings are a struggle for many of us. Give the gift of portable morning caffeine this Christmas and you may well be someone’s new favourite person.
Of course, there are plenty of options available on the market, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a personalised option with a secure lid – nobody wants their car seats drenched in coffee or tea!
In the winter, you never know what conditions you’ll be faced with on the morning drive. When its dark, icy, and snowy, it can be a treacherous journey. You can keep your loved ones safe by giving the gift of a winter driver kit.
Whilst electric vehicles may have a more consistent and safe acceleration in the winter than petrol & diesel cars, it is still important to keep a winter driving kit in your boot for emergencies.
The AA have put together the perfect Winter Car Kit which features a snow shovel, high visibility vest, foil blanket and torch; all of which are self-contained within a canvas carry bag which won’t take up much room in the back of the car.
With this gift list, you can’t go far wrong with your final festive purchases. Plus, if your Christmas present to yourself is a new electric car, we can also help you out further by providing the perfect domestic EV charging solution. Find the right charger in under a minute by answering a few simple questions here.
This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.
This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.
We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.
We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.
Our instant price is fixed if it falls within our standard installation package plus any additions that you have selected (extra cabling for example). This package covers the majority of homes in the UK. Before we undertake your installation we will carry out a digital survey to check that nothing has been missed. After reviewing the survey results some additional work may be required in order to complete your installation safely and to the required standards. If this is the case, we will contact you well before the installation date and advise the cost of any required work. You can then continue with your installation, or alternatively we will refund you in full if you do not want to proceed.
Included in our standard installation is :
• Fitting of a single phase charge point to a brick or plaster wall or other suitable permanent structure
• Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the charge point.
• Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick if this is needed.
• The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the charge point.
• An additional three way consumer unit, if required
• Installation of a Type A RCBO in an RCBO enclosure
• Up to 3 metres of plastic trunking to conceal interior wiring.
• An O-pen earth protection device if the charge point requires it. (This is NOT an earth rod)
• Up to 4 hours of labour from your installer to complete the work.
• Electrical testing of the whole installation.
• Handover and setup of the charge point and any app that may be needed.
Not included in our standard installation (additional work) :
• Where the installation requires additional cabling over and above the amount you have told us about.
• Upgrade/replacement of the main incoming supply fuse where the local DNO (eg Northern Powergrid) would need to attend site.
• If the charge point is to be mounted on a post/pedestal rather than an existing wall and where you have not selected a post as an extra cost option in your order.
• Installation of a charge point to a three phase supply.
• Where gas and water mains bonding (earthing) is not in place at your property. If this is not in place, additional work would be required before installation of the charge point.
• Any groundwork that has not been selected during the order process.
What else you need to know :
• On the day of installation, please ensure that the area around your consumer unit (fuse box), incoming electricity supply meter and proposed charge point location (including where the cable is expected to be run) is clear and free of obstructions.
• We will need your WiFi password as part of the installation process in order to connect your charge point to the internet. Please have this available for the installer. Details will not be kept.
• The charge point must be on your own designated off road parking.
• The charger will be fixed in line with current guidelines at a height where it cannot be hit by a vehicle.
• Our installers are not able to enter loft spaces; lift floorboards or flooring; take apart any furniture of work above a height of 2m. If you anticipate that any of this may be required, then please contact us and we can discuss in more detail and provide you with a quotation.
• Should there be extreme weather conditions our installers may not be able to continue with you installation if it is not safe to do so (for example flooding). They will always do their best to complete the work where they can.
If you have any questions then please contact our customer service team who will be happy to help. Please also read our terms and conditions.