Christmas can be a pain, especially when you’re struggling to come up with an idea for your office’s Secret Santa, or when a relative gives you next to no clues about what they want? If they drive there may be hope for you lost gift-givers yet.
We decided to trawl the internet for the best geek culture car gifts around today, and we found that ThinkGeek has them in abundance. From Star Wars seat covers to Doctor Who stickers there are plenty of accessories to consider, but here are five of the best.
It’s safe to say that a lot of people have dreamed about tearing around in the Batmobile, bit if a Fiat Punto is all you can afford then this Batman air freshener ($3.99) will get you one step closer to that fantasy.
Brilliantly, the product description confirms it smells like vanilla, and adds that Batman himself smells of both vanilla and justice. You learn something new every day don’t you?
You have to wonder what – if R2-D2 was a real thing, the little droid is capable of. Can he stream movies, support video games and help you play online bingo? We’re not exactly sure, but one thing is clear – that he makes a great USB phone charger for your car ($39.99).
The little guy has two USB ports and is powerful enough to charge two tablet devices at the same time. Now all we need is a nagging C-3PO sat nav and we’re sorted.
This is one for all the dark elves, warlocks and mages out there. If you like to play games like Dungeons & Dragons or Warhammer, then you’ll know the joys of landing a D20 critical hit, but we imagine that it’s less fun when the dice is hurled through your car’s rear window.
You can make it look like your car has been attacked by a D20 with this dice window decal ($9.99). Non gamers probably won’t get the joke, but you’ll be part of a special group of lovely people who do.
If your car could speak, what would it say? Or rather, if it could pull an emoticon, which emoticon would it pull? These are important questions, and if they keep you awake at night you’ll be happy to know that this LED sign from Drivemotion ($29.99) helps turn your car into a forum post on wheels.
Using the sign’s controls you can display one of 16 images, including frowning emoticons when someone’s bringing up your rear, to flashing the word ‘Bye’ at those eating your dust, or if you’re in a good mood, you can always display a beaming smiley to the person who just let you out. Aww…
A brilliant man once said, “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Now you can feel like Back to the Future’s Doc Brown with this light up Flux Capacitor charger ($24.99). This shining block of win boasts two USB ports with enough output to charge two devices simultaneously.
Fans of the movie will agree this is a must-have but please, if you do buy it, don’t go nicking plutonium from Libya – we all saw what happened to the Doc in the end. Disclaimer: product may not allow your Vauxhall Astra to travel back or forward in time.
All images courtesy of ThinkGeek.