Holiday Gift Ideas With Car Fresheners

Posted on: 15 December 2018

During the holiday season, you may find yourself in your car more often than usual. From running around from store to store looking for the perfect gift, to traveling across country to visit friends and loved ones, your automobile may become your second home. Since the same is most likely true for a lot of the people on your gift-giving list, consider treating them to holiday-inspired car fresheners this season.

Not only do car air fresheners mask unpleasant odors such as old food or gym clothes, they can also help give the space a festive fragrance. The right scents can help put you in the mood for the holidays, and even inspire you to bake your favorite seasonal goodies. Fresheners are available in an array of styles, such as the hanging cardboard versions and air vent sticks.

Holiday car air fresheners come in a wide variety of scents, such as vanilla cookie or cupcake, fresh-cut pine or balsam fir, peppermint, egg nog, pumpkin or pecan pie, cinnamon, clove, orange or spicy gingerbread. When choosing the best fresheners for your friends and family members, you can stick with the traditional scents or mix and match them with more exotic options, including coconut or pina colada. 

Not only are car fresheners easy to find and affordable, they can work for anyone who owns a vehicle. You can give them by themselves, you use them as the basis for creative and thoughtful gift baskets. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Baking-Inspired Gifts

If there's someone one your list who loves to bake, consider treating her to a gift basket filled with her favorite things. Start with a sweet-scented freshener for her car, in a holiday kitchen theme such as Christmas cookies, ginger snaps, peppermint mocha or candy cane brownies.

Fill the basket with either store-bought or homemade baked goods, as well as a few holiday beverage mixes such as instant coffee or hot chocolate. As another idea, fill glass Mason jars with everything needed to make a holiday treat, such as layered flour, cocoa powder and chocolate chips for brownies. 

2. Festive-Scented Gifts

Treat the recipient to everything he needs to create a festive holiday ambiance in his vehicle, house and office. Choose a few different types of car fresheners, such as pine and peppermint, and select similar-scented candles that he can use at home or work. 

You can also include essential oils in the same festive scents, along with a diffuser or oil burner, if you prefer to go a more natural route.