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12th November 2021

12 Days of Christmas for Learners, New Drivers and Car Lovers



RED Driving School Christmas Clio

As the festive season approaches and we nervously scratch our heads for present ideas, we thought we would provide inspiration to suit the car lovers in your life.

Check out our social channels for a chance to win these gifts from the 1st-12th of December.

1. Skid Control Training

Our skid pan training is a gift that will deliver two-fold. Not only does it provide key driving skills which are necessary for a British winter, it is also a really enjoyable and unique experience. You’ll understand how and when a car will lose traction and learn techniques for putting you back in control. The training takes place at our specialist Training Centre at Donington Park Race Circuit, which offers the safety and reassurance of an off-road environment. This experience is also open to drivers who have not yet passed their driving test, so long as they are competent with the controls of a car. The cost per person is £115 and vouchers are available to attend on an individual or group basis. 

A revolutionary product, cue the wireless charging mount. Gone are the days of messing around with USB ports and wires getting tangled in the gear stick. From start-to-finish, this will do all the work for you. Simply place your phone into mount and the power of electromagnetic induction will automatically close the clamps and begin charging. Given the scope of its capabilities, it is really fairly priced too.

2. Wireless Charging Mount

A revolutionary product, cue the wireless charging mount. Gone are the days of messing around with USB ports and wires getting tangled in the gear stick. From start-to-finish, this will do all the work for you. Simply place your phone into mount and the power of electromagnetic induction will automatically close the clamps and begin charging. Given the scope of its capabilities, it is really fairly priced too.

Auckly Wireless Car Charger, £29.99.

3. Digital Tyre Inflator

Possibly the most underestimated car essential. It goes without saying that well-inflated tyres are crucial for safety but that’s not their only benefit. If tyres are  under-flated it can lead to uneven treadwear, poor fuel efficiency and less control. It is important to regularly check your tyre pressure, especially before long journeys.If the recipient needs a whistle-stop tour of how to use a type pressure gauge, be sure to direct them to our guide.

Halfords Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator, £39.99.

4. Driving and Test Day Nerves Course

The ideal gift for drivers who are yet to pass their test or for anyone who’s anxious about driving or driving lessons. Our new online webinar course is designed and delivered by our experts with the sole intention of helping nervous drivers relax using tried and tested techniques. 

Driving Test Nerves Webinar, £34.95.

5. Car Magazine Subscription

Petrol heads unite. Depending on the level of car-obsession, there are a number of magazine subscriptions out there. We recommend Auto Express as a solid middle-ground, this is Britain’s biggest selling weekly car magazine, providing reviews, advice, best car and accessory insights. They also have a section dedicated to buying cars, perfect for those who are just about to pass their driving test with RED. 

Auto Express, Annual subscription £79.99 (£108 discount off RRP)

6. Cleaning Kit

Do you know someone who treats their car like their first born? Someone who has no greater pleasure than that achieved by the glisten of their freshly cleaned car? Or simply a full-license newbie that is still in the driving honeymoon phase? A car cleaning kit is guaranteed to go down a treat. Auto Finesse has a range of products suitable for everyone. The sample kit is a good starting point with mini 100ml versions of some of their best-selling wash and detailing products.

Auto Finesse Sample Kit, £29.95.

7. Air Freshener Subscription

Everyone wants to keep that new car smell lasting for as long as possible. Between leftover drive-through food and wet-dog smells, it can be hard to do this. Behold the perfect car accessory, ideal for the holiday season. The Christmas gift set contains three limited-edition scents inspired by popular fragrances and is presented in a premium gift box with free delivery. 

Christmas Gift Set, £35.

8. Driving Lesson Gift Voucher

RED Driving School Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift for those already learning with RED or who are about to embark upon their journey to freedom and independence. Voted the UK’s National Driving School of the Year 2021 we have over 1300 DVSA registered driving instructors able to cater to all student needs. You can see for yourself from over 4000 reviews. Our gift vouchers are available to purchase online from £10 and will give the recipient access to our best introductory offers and course packages. 

9. Dash Cam

Whether they’ve just passed their test or have spent most of their life behind the wheel, there is always the possibility that an incident can occur when driving. Often, it can be hard for people to recollect exactly what happened during an incident and can be a case of one word against another. A dash cam can provide useful footage in a number of instances such as being involved in or witness to an accident and identifying crime (hit and run, damage, crash for cash). They also have GPS enabled features which can help emergency services find the vehicle quickly and accurately in an incident.

NextBase 122 Dash Cam, £59.

10. Multi-tool

A problem-solving multitool makes for a great gift with a guarantee of use and practicality, even if it is just to open a parcel. The Nextool Flagship Pro has 16 tools including spring-assisted scissors, a substantial knife blade and a hardened point for breaking car glass if needed in an emergency. Having a tool with certain capabilities sitting in the glovebox provides a degree of reassurance should an unfortunate incident occur. 

Nextool Flagship Pro, £41.95.

11. Sat Nav

Wake [the sat nav] up before you go, go. The rise of built in navigation systems has somewhat diminished the importance of the humble sat nav, but if you know someone who has recently passed their test it can be a winner. The typical new driver is often fated to drive a car that has more miles on it than an Emirates A380 and may not come with all the bells and whistles. Finding their way around the roads confidently and safely is hugely important and this gift is the perfect way to ensure that it will happen. 

TOMTOM Start 42 4.3” Sat Nav- UK & ROI Maps, £89.99

12. RAC Breakdown Cover

With up to 5 roadside and home rescue call-outs, 10-mile tow and 20-mile taxi cover, this breakdown cover is ideal for regular drivers that tend to stay local. 

Cover is available on a monthly rolling-basis or through fixed plans from 12 to 24 months. You will also receive a free car health check when you join, as well as access to the free legal helpline, free accident care and everyday discounts. RAC’s 24-month standard plan is as little as £8.50 a month, giving you long-term peace of mind for the road ahead. 

RAC Breakdown Cover, £8.50 monthly (£102 per annum).