What's the best gift for a car lovers?

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Finding the perfect gift can be complicated and tricky, especially for people that are not into cars. While there are a few standbys that you can always count on (a trusty pair of socks, or a gift hamper for example), you want to be excited about whatever you're giving - and more importantly, you want him or her to be even more so.

No matter what you're celebrating - new car purchase, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or another special occasion - go with something tailored to him or her (and your budget). If the person to be gifted is a car enthusiast, let us inspire you as we might just have the best gifts available for anyone in your life: husband, wife, grandpa, dad, son, daughter, boyfriend, brother, friend and so on.

While we stock an array of cool and exciting products for any care enthusiast, weekend warrior, anyone in the car detailing trade or if you just want a treat for yourself, Autoglym has a few special collections available that stand out.

While we offer a great selection of gift packs here, I am going to tell you about the 2 best selling gift packs that Autoglym currently offers which are a great addition to anyone that loves keeping their vehicles clean.

The Autoglym Perfect Bodywork, Wheels & Interior Collection is a collection of Autoglym’s best selling products which are designed to give the ultimate finish. Before I get into what is inside the kit, we are first going to cover the bag, or what experts call the "valet case" the products are in. It's also a great gift for anyone that is struggling to find something for someone that  has already everything.

The bag is sleek, classy, elegant and is sure to seamlessly blend into any garage, or boot compartment. As always Autoglym products will leave any car looking like it has just left the showroom - every time!

Autoglym gift set. Autoglym valet case gift hampers. best shampoo car polish for shine and gloss car paintwork. easy to use. Autoglym Cork Ireland. Autoglym Ireland


As the name suggests, this kit comes with some of Autoglym's best products for the bodywork, wheels, interior and some accessories. All products are neatly packed in the case and once opened, one can find the following:


The Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner is a low foaming shampoo that contains a water repellent film that causes water to sheet off the surface, which helps to rinse and dry your car faster. Autoglym Shampoo Conditioner also does not strip any polish or wax previously applied and is completely safe to use.

Autoglym Super Resin Polish is one of, if not the most famous polishes on the market and the product that Autoglym started off over 50 years ago in 1965. Super Resin Polish can be used as a hand polish or with a machine polishers and will restore gloss to any dull surface. It is ideal for removing unwanted scuffs or scratches to new or old paintwork.

Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection is an easy to apply sealant that protects the surface, so it is easier to keep clean as dirt finds it harder to stick to the slippery surface. On top of this, it also locks in the shine and gloss.

Autoglym Bodywork schampoo and conditioner, Autoglym Super Resin Polish, Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection


Autoglym Clean Wheels is Autoglym's best selling wheel cleaner. It is a powerful and fast acting formula that cuts through corrosive brake dust and road grime. Clean Wheels is suitable for lacquered alloys, painted and plastic wheel trims.

Autoglym Instant Tyre Dressing is a fast tyre dressing that can be applied to wet or dry tyre walls to give a light sheen or matte finish. On top of that, it contains durable polymer silicone protectants to transform any old or dull looking tyre to new.

Autoglym Wheel Protector is a durable, super-hydrophobic barrier that minimises brake dust adhesion. This results in the wheels staying cleaner for longer.

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Autoglym Interior Shampoo is a brilliant all-rounder and suitable for all your interior fabrics and hard surfaces. Mats, doors, headlining, dashboard, steering wheel, switches, handles and pedals can all be cleaned with Autoglym Interior Shampoo. Leaves a fresh clean fragrance and leaves no residue.

Autoglym Fast Glass is one of the best performing glass cleaners and is free from abrasives, waxes and silicones which leaves no residue but instead a streak free finish. Autoglym Fast Glass is perfect for use inside and out and cuts through dirt easily and removes road grime, insects, tree sap, oil grease and bird droppings.

Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care gently cleans and forms a barrier to restore and protect faded plastic and rubber surfaces. Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care can be applied to give a high or low sheen and leaves behind a fresh lemon scent. The best thing about it is that it does not leave any residue and will leave your interior sticky free.

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The Autoglym Sponge is a textured, stiff sponge that swiftly removes dirt and keeps it incapsulated until rinsed in the bucket.

Autoglym Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth has specially selected microfibre weave that will enhance the performance of many Autoglym products. The Autoglym Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth is perfect for buffing surfaces to a shine with the help of Super Resin Polish.

Autoglym Hi-Tech Microfibre Drying Towel makes drying your car a breeze. The high quality drying towel is 60x60cm, holds a huge amount of water and is very easy to ring out. It is super flexible can reach into the most awkward of water trap areas. This is especially important to avoid water spots on the paintwork.

Autoglym car wash sponge. Autoglym high quality microfibre cloth for buffing and polishing. Autoglym drying towel large with high water absorbing. Autoglym Ireland, Autoglym Cork Ireland

In conclusion, this kit is a perfect gift for anyone in your life, whether they have experience of cleaning cars or maybe they are just starting out. Autoglym products are perhaps one of, if not the easiest and straight forward products to use. The best part is that it comes with free shipping!

The Autoglym Bodywork, Wheels & Interior Collection kit is what got me into car care in the first place. I got one as a Christmas gift for my dad a few years ago as he never used Autoglym products before and, eventually, it was me who started using the products. Autoglym products will always be a go to for me.

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Maybe you or the person you’re getting this as a gift for has interior cleaning products already. Or maybe you get your interior cleaned professionally and you want to clean your exterior, or just started out and want to try out a few exterior products first before committing to the whole lot. In this case the budget friendly Autoglym Bodywork & Wheels Collection is the perfect choice.


The Autoglym Perfect Bodywork & Wheels is a collection of Autoglym’s best selling products designed to keep your car looking its best. It makes the ideal gift for anyone who likes to show off the true beauty of their car.

Autoglym Bodywork and wheels kit. perfect gift for men. gift hamper for car guy. best shampoo, wheel cleaner and protection. Autoglym Ireland, Autoglym Cork Ireland

This kit is similar to the Autoglym Perfect Bodywork, Wheels & Interior Collection, except this gift set leave out products to clean the interior. The Autoglym Perfect Bodywork & Wheels Collection is very good value for money and is truly an amazing gift. Down below I will give you a quick rundown on how to use the products in this collection.

The Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner is highly concentrated and only uses 2 capfuls in a 10L bucket. Warm or cold water can be used making it a very versatile shampoo. Autoglym's Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner is not the most foamy or sudsy shampoo but outperforms the competition with it's added waxes for a shiny paintwork that is also hydrophobic making water just pearl off together with any dust or light dirt.

Autoglym Super Resin Polish can be used after the paintwork has been washed and dried. It is important to shake the bottle well before use and applied to an applicator. Less is more also with Super Resin Polish and a thin layer should be applied to the paintwork in overlapping circles. If there are any scratches, marks or dull patches, just increase the pressure. Once done, simply buff off with a microfibre cloth.

Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection works best on a polished surface as it will lock in the gloss and shine achieved with the polish. Similar to Super Resing Polish, Extra Gloss Protection will be applied with an applicator, however, a microfibre cloth will work just fine as well. Apply a thin, even layer but be careful not to apply it to unpainted surfaces such as plastic trims or rubber. Extra Gloss Protection will need about 30 minutes to cure and can then be buffed off with a fresh microfibre cloth. If the vehicle is regularly washed with Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner, it will remove dirt but not Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection and will also add a hydrophobic layer resulting in nice beading.

Water beading on red car. hydrophic sealant and coating. Autoglym Ireland, Autoglym Cork Ireland

Clean Wheels is, as all Autoglym products, easy to use. It's important to check if the wheels are cold as hot wheels might get damaged with most chemicals. It's best if you work on one wheel at the time when you apply Clean Wheels generously from the bottom up, fully covering the wheel surface. A wheel brush can be used to agitate the cleaner not only in the hard to reach areas but the tyre as well. This will help any tyre dressing to stick better and last longer. Once done, simply rinse thoroughly to ensure the product is fully removed before moving onto the next wheel.

Autoglym Instant Tyre Dressing is brilliant as it can be applied to a dry or even a wet tyre. Simply shake the bottle, and spray onto the sidewall of the tyre. If you prefer a light sheen simply let it dry and, if you prefer a matte finish, remove any excess with a cloth.Personally, I think a light sheen looks better.

Autoglym's Wheel Protector is unique in a way that it is a simple spray-on coating creating a barrier on the wheels so brake dust has it harder to stick on them. Also here, the wheels need to be clean, cool and completely dry. Then shake the bottle and spray it onto the wheels. It's important to remove excess from tyres as it may leave white residue. But, most importantly, do not buff or touch the wheels once applied. Leave to dry for 1-1.5 hours - the longer, the better for this product. Once dried, sit back and enjoy your hydrophobic layered wheels.

Two of these collections are both excellent value for money and it is very hard to choose a winner between both. Both kits come with a good few of the same products, except for the Autoglym Perfect Bodywork, Wheels and Interior Collection has interior cleaning products and some accessories. Nevertheless, both kits make the perfect Christmas give for the car care enthusiast in your life and they are sure to be not disappointed when they see one of these Autoglym kits.

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