Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Petrolheads
With Christmas fast approaching and the Romans Store now in the swing of its first festive season we thought it would be a great time to showcase some of the best Christmas gift ideas on the online store. Whether you are buying for a fellow petrolhead, your children or even a little treat for yourself we are certain there is something here to suit everyone.
#10 – Ride-On Toy Car
What better way to share your love of cars with your children than an electric ride-on toy car? With a range of Licensed toys available including the McLaren Senna, Audi R8 and Lamborghini Urus plus many more, there is a good chance you can find a car to match your own this Christmas.
The specific example pictured above is the La Ferrari FXX K the newest version of the 12v La Ferrari ride on. If the original was a head turner this new model with its improved looks will steal your breath away! Ferrari’s LaFerrari is the brand showcasing the very best of their technical brilliance and exquisite design capabilities, and with a price tag over £1 million you’d expect nothing less. The Licensed LaFerrari child’s 12v Ride On brings a little bit of that glamour to your own home, with the distinctive ‘Butterfly Doors’ to mirror the original this car really does try to pay homage to the sleek styling of the full size version but with a few extra child friendly additions. It has a parental remote control so even the youngest members of the family can have a ride while Mum or Dad take over the controls, it has it’s own music or engine sounds with an added MP3 connection if they prefer to play their own tunes, LED lights and a light up instrument panel to name but a few from the long list of specification that make it such a fun drive. Just think of it this way; how many parents get to say that the first car they bought their child was a Ferrari?
Find the perfect Ride-On Toy Car for your little one here.
#9 – Carbon Fibre Phone Case
Our carbon fibre phone cases are formed of genuine dual twill carbon fibre weave, instantly amplifying the aesthetics of your mobile device. The aerospace-grade carbon fibre provides extraordinary strength and protection to your phone whilst giving a sturdy feel. The anti-slip side grips ensure a secure grip and are seamless in the overall sleek design, with the phone case providing a secure fit around your phone. This slimline phone case has an elevated front, to provide extra screen protection, with bumper technology. It also features our ‘Romans International’ logo, discretely placed on the lower face of the exterior, ushering you into our brand. The carbon fibre phone case does not add any unnecessary bulk and fits snug in the hand, providing a functional phone case with unparalleled aesthetics. This carbon fibre phone case comes in an elegantly minimalistic white box that proudly represents our brand image, by showcasing our attention to detail.
Shop the whole Carbon Collection here.
#8 – Piloti Shoes
Piloti have a 20 year heritage in motorsport racing. Now, they’ve adapted their racing shoe technology and combined it with versatile, every day styles, to gear your adventures all day long. From loafers to trainers to boots Piloti have got all bases covered in a range of half size increments to get that perfect fit and colours to suit all styles. They have also released 2 women’s styles this year, which like all the shoes in the range, include ultra grippy soles, contoured curved heels and the feel you expect with a good driving shoe.
The racing boot pictured above is the result of a collaboration between Piloti and Stand 21 who have come together to create what we believe is the best race boot of all time – the Pinnacle. Wear-tested and approved by three-time Le Mans champion, Ron Fellows, the Pinnacle race boot is FIA certified/SFI rated, with a Stand 21 anti-vibration ATV hydrocarbon resistant sole. Featuring a buffed EVA heel and a reinforced lateral forefoot, the Pinnacle offers non-stop comfort & performance at the track, while go-karting, and throughout long drives or races.
Discover the Piloti range here.
#7 – Automobilia
A rare or unique piece of automobilia could make the perfect gift this Christmas or just a unique item to add to the collection. The automobilia collection of the Romans Store contains automotive related artefacts and collectables associated with incredible cars. Often rare, mostly collectable and always fascinating! From a paperweight from their favourite car marque through to an alloy wheel from the legendary Ferrari F50, there is an eclectic and ever changing mix of products to be found here.
An example of the products that can be found in this section is the Ferrari Shield featured above. This enamelled metal Ferrari shield paperweight is a must for any Ferrari/Maranello team enthusiast, adding a racing feel to any desk. The paperweight comes in its original elegant gift box and is in immaculate condition.
#6 – Amalgam Scale Model
Another fantastic gift idea is a model from world-renowned modellers Amalgam. We feature a range of 1:8 and 1:18 models which are handcrafted and painted in meticulous detail. Amalgam have plenty of off-the-shelf examples of legendary road and race cars from different eras ready for immediate dispatch. They also have the option to create a bespoke scale model of a specific car in your collection which would be the ultimate present, immortalising a specific car in exquisite detail.
This fine scale model above has been handcrafted and finished in the Amalgam workshops with the co-operation and assistance of the manufacturer regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of CAD drawings and supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed them to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, the prototype model has undergone detailed scrutiny by the manufacturer’s engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
Check out the range of Amalagam Models here.
#5 – Tailored Stretch-Fit Indoor Car Cover
The tightly woven Blue, Black or Red, 180gsm Lycra blended satin fabric, clings to the contours of your car and provides 100% protection against UV damage, dust and other pollutants but, very importantly, is 100% breathable to prevent condensation forming on your car. The soft fabric means there is no risk of scratching your body work. The super snug fit, thicker fabric, and low profile seams ensure a sleek finish and a cover which not only looks amazing but is tear-resistant and provides protection against knocks and dings. Beware of thinner 130gsm covers which rip and tear very easily and are too thin to protect your car properly. Our covers are supplied in a generously sized zip-up bag, with detailed fitting and care instructions. A name tag is included on the bag, so if you have more than one cover, you can label and quickly recognise which cover is meant for which car.
Order your Car Cover in time for Christmas today!
#4 – Wall Art
These graphics make great Christmas presents and have been created from the original images taken by our in-house photographer. The images have been used as a reference to create stylised and bespoke graphics for every car. Each of these graphics are available in sizes small & medium, offering appropriate sizes for any room. These prints make fantastic gifts, mementos or collectors’ items for any petrol heads, photography enthusiasts, owners, and Romans Fans of all ages.
The graphic design above perfectly depicts the evolution of the Halo Ferrari Series, featuring the 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari respectively. The Halo series represents the ultimate road going technology that Ferrari could legally put on the road at a specific point in time, these machines are totally pure and uncompromising in their focus.
Shop all the Wall Art available on the Romans Store here; including Fine Art, Graphics & Photography.
#3 – Private Number Plate
Personalised registration plates are a unique and thoughtful gift and add a distinctive individuality to any car, as well as being the perfect finishing touch. They nearly always retain their value and they often increase in value too, making for a wise investment. Private plates that relate to revered manufacturers and vehicle models are some of the most sought after and valuable on the market.
At Romans International we have been fortunate to be offered some of the rarest and most exclusive private plates. These unique plates offer low character lengths or depict a word significant to the super car enthusiast. Like our prestige showroom, we only display a minimal number of high-end, highly sort after registration plates.
#2 – Romans Detailing Complete Pack
In at number 2 is the Romans Detailing Complete pack, as one of the most popular items on the Romans Store and a complete set, you really cannot go wrong with this detailing kit this Christmas.
The Romans Detailing Complete Pack provides you with everything you need to professionally clean and detail your pride and joy to a very high standard. Each product has its own directions of use to enable you to maximise the quality of the end result. This collection essentially provides you with all the cleaning products we use here at Romans, which allows our cars, and now yours, to shine at our exceptional standards.
Shop the entire Romans Detailing range here.
#1 – Romans International 2021 Calendar
Our best selling item in the run up to Christmas so far has been the Romans International 2021 Calendar. A useful item for planning the year ahead or just 13 high-res posters of some of the best Romans photography in 2020, this item offers fantastic value for money and a perfect present for supercar lovers of all ages.
The Romans International 2021 Calendar features cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Nasamax, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Maserati and Pagani. A great addition to any petrol heads office or man cave and a perfect stocking filler or Christmas present for 2020.