As the nights get longer and the winter chill sets in, you start to realise that Christmas is only round the corner. Shopping malls are already decorated and so are the first houses and trees. Radio stations are already filling the track list with different Christmas songs, the Coca Cola Christmas advert makes it first appearance and the echo of jingle bells can be heard in the wind.
Some people say the most stressful thing about Christmas is the shopping part and finding the right gifts. Of course the real stress is how to finance it all.
If your Christmas bonus wasn’t what you expected, but you still want to fill the Christmas tree with all the latest gadgets than you can either go crazy with your credit cards or figure out how to save money somewhere.
One way is choosing the right car insurance policy. A rough calculation at comparethemarket.com shows I could insure my car from £603.13 all the way to over £3k.
That’s a huge difference and if both policies cover basically the same things I would save a lot of money by going with the lower end offer. In my case I could save over £2,000.
Remember 82 per cent of customers save money with comparethemarket.com, and those 82 per cent can then spend that saved money on a wide range of things and activities.
With a new insurance policy, extra cash in the pocket but so little time, it can be difficult to choose the ‘right’ gift for the ones you love.
So for all the petrol heads out there, here are some cool gift ideas related to cars. Enjoy!
1. Snugg iPad 4 Car Headrest Mount Holder + 4 Case Cover and Flip Stand. This is a perfect combo if you have an iPad and want to put it easily and safely on the back of a front seat so your kids can watch the latest cartoons.
2. Porsche Driving Experience at Silverstone. This is lot of fun and a good opportunity to drive the iconic 911. Prices for the Winter Driving Course start at £275, and are offered year-round thanks to ice and snow simulation pads.
3. Hemmings Collector Car Marketplace – An online store with some great classic car gear including calendars, signs and books.
4. Amazon.com has a fantastic selection of coffee table books and DVDs on different subjects. Amazon also has a wide selection of driving gloves, travel mugs and I even found these über cool Novelty 5 Speed Car Gear Cufflinks Gift Boxed By Cuff4U.
5. A thrilling drive in a choice of four sensational supercars from Activitysuperstore.com – for just £79 you can drive a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin or Audi. I don’t know a man who would not like this as a Christmas present…