There’s always that one person.
It’s that one individual everyone hates shopping for at the holidays. The one that never knows what to put on his or her Christmas list. The one who turns holiday shopping from a joy to a chore for loved ones.
Does that sound like someone you know?
We feel for you. We’d rather spend time in the garage than scouring some crowded shopping mall. And we like to go fast around here, so holiday traffic isn’t really our thing either. So as a public service, OnAllCylinders is doing an expanded three-part gift guide to ensure that shopping for any gearheads on your list is easy.
In this installment, we’ll cover gifts for the Ford or Mustang fanatic in your life. And if this happens to be you, feel free to share this post with your gift buyers.
Unless you’d rather have a one-year subscription to the Jelly of the Month Club.
Let’s start with the basics.
Any gearhead worth his torque wrench is going to need a fender cover to protect his Ford. Otherwise, his (or her) vehicle might get scarred with nicks and scratches–and the neighborhood kids may get scarred by some of the language emanating from his garage.
What’s not awesome about neon? (Unless we’re talking about a Dodge neon. Hi.) Fortunately, we’re talking about something that looks cool and works well–this Genuine Ford Parts Neon Clock. The 15-inch diameter clock features a glowing ring of blue neon and a chrome plastic case.
Here’s a chance to own one of the most legendary engines of all time–sort of. It’s actually a 1:6 scale version of Ford’s 427 “Cammer” engine that you named as one of the Top 10 Engines of All Time. You get 657 horsepower worth of performance condensed into an incredibly detailed, 6-inch tall replica. Horsepower not included.
It’s not exactly the ghost of Christmas past, but this 1965 Mustang hood ornament does take us back to a time when cars were capped off by distinctive hood ornaments. This 5 1/2-inch tall replica would look great on a desk, shelf, or display case and makes a great conversation piece. It includes an acrylic base with year and description.
Remember, the fanny pack? This bag is like the opposite. It’s tough, it commands instant respect, and fellow Ford loyalists will be jealous of it. It even comes with its own man card (OK, no). But it is highly durable thanks to its structured nylon/polyester canvas construction and double-zip closure. It measures 26 x 10 x 6 inches–plenty big enough to carry tools, road trip essentials, or whatever.
Chances are you won’t find a table like this at your local watering hole. That’s exactly why you and/or your favorite Ford enthusiast need one for your garage or mancave. This 41-inch tall, 27-inch diameter table will add a little extra personality to your decor–just add matching stools!
Your Christmas tree is the focal point of your holiday decorations. That makes it the perfect avenue to display any Ford allegiances with Ford-themed Christmas lights and assorted ornaments. You can add a strand or two of Ford Blue Oval lights as well as an assortment of ornaments, including engine ornaments, car ornaments, and emblems. These lights features 3-inch wide emblems on a 22-foot strand; the ornaments come in various sizes, styles, and materials.
Move over Hollister and step aside Abercrombie, because we’ve found you some of the hippest fashions from–Henry Ford? Actually, you can find some very cool Ford duds, including hoodies, T-shirts, and more. And although we’re pretty sure Henry Ford himself didn’t sign off on them, we think he’d be pretty proud. Take the poly-blend Ford mechanic’s shirt at left, for example. Does that guy look unhappy?
Nothing spruces (<—stupid Christmas tree reference) up a garage or mancave like wall signs. As you might imagine, there are a lot of choices out there, including tin signs and wooden signs. We like this weathered sign ourselves, but there are shape and size options to fit just about anyone’s tastes.