A+G Holiday Gift List 2014
Finding the perfect gift for a Land Rover enthusiast can be a challenge. It’s even harder if you want to break out beyond the old stand-bys: t-shirts, coffee mugs, baseball caps and the like.
While we could all use a new roof rack, a lifetime supply of coolant and a fresh set of tires, those aren’t really convenient to wrap and throw under the tree. We’ve found some worth alternatives the usual suspects, just in case your list is a little short on Land Rover goodies.
Tool Roll – $59
What better way to store an emergency tool set than with a compact tool roll. This one from Rovers North is made in England of factory seat upholstery, complete with the Land Rover logo woven into it. Perfect for those parting-out trips at the local yard.
Canvas Wall Art – From $20
Facebook is a great way to share pictures from your latest outing. But when you want something that’s more of a keepsake for your own enjoyment, nothing beats a print. Skip the usual framed-and-matted route and have your favorite image printed on large-format canvas instead. Simply upload your image, select the size you want and wait for it to arrive.
Vintage Mulholland Bags – $20-200
Years ago Land Rover partnered with San Francisco leather goods maker Mulholland Brothers to produce an exclusive line of soft bags. Today, there’s a strong secondary market for these limited edition pieces on eBay, where they fetch anywhere from twenty to several hundred dollars. Tote bags are common (we got one for $30 shipped), but the attaché bags can get pricey.
Bruder Toy Defender 90 – From $25
We all want a Defender, and this one can be had without any EPA red tape. Made by Bruder in Germany, this 1:16-scale Defender is a precisely detailed yet rugged toy. Go ahead and buy it for your kids (there’s a soft-top and a station wagon, plus an optional horse trailer or excavator) and play with it when they’r enot looking. It’s OK, you’ve taught them to share.
WeatherTech Bump Step – $50
The folks that make our floor mats and cargo liners have come up with a product any Land Rover owner can appreciate. The Bumps Step is an all-plastic step that mounts in a 2” receiver hitch. Perfect for reaching roof racks, it also doubles as a bumper for dicey parking situations. Removes quickly for clearance or towing, so loose the heavy, low-hanging factory step on your Discovery.
25 Years of Discovery Book – $50
Land Rover has been busy lately reminding us the Discovery has been around for a quarter-century now. This book by prolific Land Rover author James Taylor chronicles the complete history of the model over four generations. Sure, it’s written by a Brit, but it’s a comprehensive history in 244 pages with more than 350 color pictures. Just ignore all that stuff about diesels.
Range Rover Sport Powerwheels – $300
Does your toddler need a set of wheels to match your new Range Rover Sport? We thought so. This electric-powered ride-on toy from Avigo lacks Terrain Response, Hill Descent Control, or air suspension (or any suspension), but it does come with a speaker jack to plug in Junior’s iPhone. It’s only good for a 4.5-mph top speed, but it will look good in the garage next to the real thing.
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