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It's not too soon to start thinking about holiday shopping. Before you know it, the holiday decorations will take over the stores, and the mad rush will begin. For some people, this is a fun endeavor that's an integral part of the season. For others, it can be very stressful. Not knowing what to buy and where to buy it, can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Since the majority of people drive, purchasing something for their vehicle is a safe bet. Here are some cool car gadgets that are sure to please any recipient.


As seen on Shark Tank, Drop Stop is a gap filler that is placed between the center console and front seat. Also known as the Bermuda Triangle, this spot is typically home to everything you can't find. Drop Stop prevents keys, phones, change, jewelry, and more from falling down the car seat gap. It is attached via the seatbelt catch and moves with the seat to prevent anything from getting underneath it. Drop Stop is made of black neoprene casing, and once you install it, it's almost invisible. One size will fit all cars and trucks, so it is the perfect gift for anyone who drives.


There is always something fun to find on Amazon. For the car enthusiast, consider this cool tool by Econcrest. It's a car safety hammer, window breaker, and seatbelt cutter tied into one device. It can be used to cut a seatbelt when trapped or break a window if you need an emergency escape. The tool is small enough to fit in a glove box, center console or side door and is a must-have in any car safety kit. It's sold in a pack of two, so you can give one away and keep one for yourself.


How about an essential oil diffuser for the car? InnoGear USB Car Essential Oil Diffuser is a portable, plug-in air freshener for your vehicle. Also available at Amazon, it fits into any standard size cup holder so you can have aromatherapy-on-the-go. Known to calm the mind and improve well-being, aromatherapy while driving might decrease stress. With 7-color changing LED lights, you can also create beautiful mood lighting to relieve tiredness. The diffuser should always be prepared ahead of time to prevent distracted driving.


Do you have any loved ones that like to travel with their pets? If so, the BarksBar Luxury Pet Car Seat Cover is the perfect gift for them. Designed for the backseat of standard trucks, cars, and SUVs, this seat cover easily converts between hammock or standard bench coverage. The high quality, heavy duty polyester is durable and waterproof. The cover comes with a built-in rubber, non-slip backing, and seat anchors to prevent it from sliding around. It's easy to install and keep clean. You can pick one up at Amazon. Check out these additional tips for traveling with pets.


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For real-time monitoring of tires to make sure they stay adequately inflated, consider getting FOBO Tire for someone you care about. FOBO Tire is an advanced Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) using latest Bluetooth 4.0 that works directly with an Android or iOS device. The set comes with 4 wireless tire sensors and 1 wireless in-car unit. This is an excellent idea for a new driver or an elderly relative who may have difficulty checking their tires.


One of the best gifts you can give this season is a AAA membership. Choose from the Basic, Plus, and Premier options to determine which is best for the recipient. With roadside assistance, free trip routing, travel guides, discounts on travel, car rentals and more, an AAA membership is a gift that keeps on giving. You may even want to add a few coupons from AAA Car Care as part of your gift! 


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