29 Practical Gifts To Keep New Drivers Off The Sidewalks

Updated on May 23, 2022 Updated on May 23, 2022
Giftlab is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a commission. How we make money.

    Passing your driving test and getting your driver’s license is a thrilling (and terrifying for everyone else) experience. Hitting the open road for the first time is an American past-time and right of passage right up there with baseball and apple pie. Here are practical gift ideas for new teenage drivers!

  1. Portable Car Vacuum
  2. new-driver-gifts-vacuum

    One of the best gifts for new drivers is a mini vacuum for a car or truck that is compact, lightweight (2.4 lbs), and easy to use. The large dust bin capacity is ready for ash, dust, or drive-thru food spills. A fully loaded interior car detailing kit housed in an ergonomic design. Made for on-the-go use and to solve out-of-reach problems. A very sandy day at the beach? A coat of dog hair? The portable vacuum cleaner for cars is designed to solve problems!

  3. Emergency Roadside Kit
  4. new-driver-gifts-roadside-kit

    When you’re in an emergency roadside situation, the last thing you want is a car care kit filled with cheap, unreliable tools that melt and fall apart. This roadside kit is excellent for any automobile or recreational vehicle. This 90-piece emergency kit has everything you’ll need, from jumper cables to a first aid kit, when you have a roadside emergency.

  5. Licensed To Drive T-Shirt
  6. new-driver-gifts-licensed-shirt

    This funny gag gift t-shirt says it all! If you’ve got a loved one who just got their driver’s license, then this t-shirt makes a great gift idea to help them celebrate! Stay off the sidewalks. This guy is licensed to drive. 

  7. Hockey Stick Snow Brush
  8. new-driver-gifts-hockey-snow-brush

    Sections of battle-worn hockey sticks add a slap shot of history to these snow brushes. The handles are made from hockey sticks retired from their professional days of winning face-offs and making countless goals. The durable stick’s surface provides an excellent grip for hockey fans to clear away the white stuff before heading to the rink. Each one is unique, and colors will vary. 

  9. Trunk Storage Organizer
  10. new-driver-gifts-organizer

    Keeping your car clean has never been easier with Drive Auto’s Ultimate Trunk Organizers. This heavy-duty organizer is the easiest, most convenient way to de-junk your vehicle. This versatile, collapsible organizer is engineered to keep items from rolling around in your trunk. With first of its kind steel-tipped tie-down straps that latch almost anywhere, it fits securely in your vehicle anywhere you need it.

  11. Drive Safe Keychain
  12. new-driver-gifts-drive-safe-keychain

    If you’re a new driver, you’re going to need a keychain. This keyring keychain is a great reminder to drive safe because your mom fucking loves you! This keychain is available in black and silver and makes a great gift for new drivers, whether they’re boys or girls! 

  13. Car Registration and Insurance Holder
  14.  

    gifts-for-new-drivers-holder

    One of the most nerve-wracking things for a new driver to deal with is getting pulled over by the police and realizing you have no idea where or how to find your registration and insurance. This insurance and car registration holder takes care of that issue so your new driver can get back to the relaxing endeavor of explaining to the police why they were speeding in the first place! 

  15. Personalized New Driver Christmas Ornament
  16.  

    gifts-for-new-drivers-ornament

    This personalized Christmas license plate ornament makes a perfect gift idea for the new driver in your life! Commemorate this milestone by giving them a personalized Christmas ornament so that you can be reminded of that year that your special someone finally learned to drive every year! 

  17. Essential First Aid Kit With Flashlight
  18. new-driver-gifts-first-aid-kit

    When first aid is needed, the last thing you want to be thinking is, “Where the heck did I put my supplies?” This kit contains everything you need, cleverly stashed in a military-grade aluminum LED flashlight. The well-crafted items—including multi-use tape, a compass, large bandages, thermometers, antibiotic and burn cream, aspirin, tweezers, emergency whistle, and more—are packed in small canisters that fit perfectly into the waterproof flashlight tube. 

  19. Universal Magnetic Car Phone Mount
  20. new-driver-gifts-magnetic-phone-holder

    This magnetic gadget holder will fit virtually any iPhone, Android, GPS device, or cell phone you need to attach to your new car magnetically. The small design means this magnetic phone holder only takes up an inch of space, leaving you more room to fiddle with your car’s instruments. Ensure your new driver is safe and not holding their phone while driving! 

  21. Roadside Safety Flares
  22.  

    gifts-for-new-drivers-flares

    This roadside safety flare kit is just what your loved one needs in case of an emergency. If you’ve ever had your car stall out in a precarious spot, you know the fear that goes through you, worrying that the next driver won’t see you. With these roadside safety discs being seen won’t be an issue!

  23. Get Off The Sidewalk T-Shirt
  24. new-driver-gifts-sidewalk-driving

    If You Don’t Like My Driving Get Off The Sidewalk is an excellent funny design for somebody who is a bad driver but won’t admit it! A great joke gag gift for poor drivers or those who drive crazy. Perfect for new drivers with a fresh driver’s license!

  25. Road Trip Pillow
  26. new-driver-gifts-road-trip-pillow

    When someone yells, “Road trip!” we’re the first to be packed and ready to roll. But up until recently, a snooze in the front or back seat always ended the same way–waking up mid-nap from back pain, a cramped neck, or our head landing on the window with a smack and our pillow MIA. You can say “so long” too flimsy U-shaped collars because this patented pillow’s headrest locking system keeps its squishable cushion in place while gently supporting the face. Now, how dreamy is that? Shotgun!

  27. Bouncie GPS Car Tracker
  28. new-driver-gifts-car-tracker

    Get peace of mind with this GPS car tracker. The $8/month service comes with accident notifications, roadside assistance, real-time driving data, and more. Sleep easier knowing where your loved one is and whether or not they’re safe. 

  29. Waterproof Car Trash Can
  30. new-driver-gifts-car-trash-can

    If you want your new driver to keep their car clean, you need to give them the tools to succeed. This car trash can does precisely that! Keep your vehicle clear of trash and debris with this waterproof 2-gallon trash can! This trash can comes with ten liners and securely connects to your vehicle. 

  31. New Driver Makeup Bag
  32. new-driver-gifts-makeup-bag

    This makeup bag is the perfect way to organize your small items! Whether you use this as an everyday makeup bag or as a traveling bag for your on-the-go essentials, this New Driver Survival Kit makeup bag makes an excellent gift idea! 

  33. Student Driver Magnetic Stickers 
  34. new-driver-gifts-student-driver-sticker

    The flashing color of the sign attracts people’s attention quickly. You can stick it onto the car’s metal surface. The magnet sticker will humorously notify other drivers that a beginner is at the wheel, and as a result, people will be more tolerant and give you the space on the road you need.

  35. Iconic Landmark’s Scratch-Off Poster
  36. new-driver-gifts-poster

    Ever toured Alcatraz or strolled through Central Park? Peered down the Grand Canyon or blinked at the lights of the Las Vegas Strip? Now that they’ve got their driver’s license, it’s time to plan some road trips! What better way to start the planning than with this scratch-off poster of 75 iconic US landmarks! With this poster, they’ll always have a plan of where to go next. 

  37. Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
  38. new-drivers-gifts-tile-mate

    Directly attach Mate to everyday things like keys, bags, and other stuff you need to keep track of regularly and use the free app on iOS or Android to find them. Use the Tile app to ring your Mate when it’s within 200 ft. or ask your Smart Home device to find it for you. Tile works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Xfinity, and Siri. 

  39. iDrive Prank Gift Wrap
  40. new-driver-gifts-prank-wrap

    Prank Gift Boxes at first appear to contain bizarre products from ridiculous companies. Put your real present inside the box and try to keep a straight face as you watch your friends & loved ones attempt to remain gracious while thanking you for the “iDrive.” Then watch them explode with laughter when they discover their real stuff inside and realize they’ve been pranked.

  41. Armor All Car Care Gift Pack
  42. new-drivers-gifts-car-care-gift-pack

    The car enthusiast’s Complete Car Care Kit includes four proven Armor All products. 10 fl. oz. Original Protectant fights fading, aging, and cracking while protecting against harmful elements like UV and oxidation. 16 fl. oz. Ultra Shine Car Wash & Wax gently lifts dirt away and delivers an incredible shine. 20 fl. oz. Tire Foam Protectant that cleans your tires & restores the natural, deep black appearance.

  43. Adventure Passport Journal Set 
  44. new-driver-gifts-journal

    America has 70 primary interstate highways and more than 400 national parks—in other words, plenty of reasons to jump in the car and go somewhere new. Record it all with this two-pack of passport-style journals, one for road trips and the other for national parks. Each one is thoughtfully designed with room to jot down just about every part of your experience for up to 20 trips. 

  45. Universal Socket
  46. new-drivers-gifts-universal-socket

    This stainless steel universal socket fits almost anything! If you have one tool that you give a new driver, you could do a lot worse than this universal socket! No matter what size of screw or bolt you’re trying to loosen, this socket will do the trick and get you back on the road! 

  47. Travel Pal Car Seat Organizer 
  48. new-driver-gifts-car-organizer-pal

    Organize everything from your car charger to your car keys and everything in between. This travel pal car seat organizer will help keep you organized. An organized car is a safe car. Whether you’re on a road trip or just doing your daily driving, a car seat organizer can be worth the price in gold!

  49. Your Parents Will Sleep Better Book
  50. new-drivers-gifts-parents-sleep-book

    The overprotective parent and the reckless teenager have been clashing for decades! The answer is NOT to keep your child away from the road. Instead, have an open talk with your teen about driver’s education. Do your part to create healthy, responsible habits that will protect teen drivers from their lack of experience. This driving book is a great addition to their first car experience.

  51. Guardian Angel Visor Clip
  52. new-driver-visor-clip

    Say I love you with this sweet guardian angel visor clip. The text says, “May you never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.” This visor clip is the perfect reminder to your new driver that they are loved, so try to keep it around the speed limit. 

  53. Echo Auto Hands-Free Alexa 
  54. new-drivers-gifts-echo-auto

    Add Alexa to your car. This device connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. Includes Vent Mount. This is designed for the road with eight microphones and far-field technology. Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise. Go beyond radio with voice control Echo Auto through the Alexa app to stream from Audible, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and radio stations with TuneIn and iHeartRadio.

  55. Portable Air Compressor
  56. new-driver-gifts-air-compressor

    Take your Fortem air compressor with your car and be ready for any emergency. The 14ft power cable is stored inside the small compact unit, making air compressors the perfect accessory for automobiles. Perfect for car, truck, SUV, and motorcycle tires. The built-in digital tire pressure gauge helps to ensure your tires are inflated correctly! Compatible with all vehicles with DC-12V cigarette lighter power outlet.

  57. 26″ Ice Scraper and Snow Brush
  58. new-drivers-gifts-ice-scraper

    The Mallory 532 26″ Cool Tool Snow Brush with an integrated scraper and foam grip handle is comfortable and easy to use with its curved handle, comfort foam grip, and unbreakable scraper blade. The brush is 8″ long and 1.5″ wide with thick bristles make brushing snow and ice quick. Its compact design and lightweight body make it easy to store and use, featuring an extra-wide scraper and a two-tone comfort grip.