Teen Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for New Drivers

Have a new teen driver in the family this holiday season? While you might not be able to get them that car they’ve been dreaming of, you can definitely get them excited about their brand-new driver license with some must-have accessories for the road. We’ve got you covered when it comes out to picking out a present for your teen, with behind-the-wheel basics like ID holders, travel mugs, driving gloves, key rings and more. And, if your teen hasn’t taken drivers education yet, winter break is a great time to start. Sign them up for drivers ed with Aceable and give them the gift of independence for the holidays!

Divine Driver License Holders

Is your teen getting their learner permit or driver’s license this December? Help them show off that plastic with a stylish card holder. Here are a few of our favorites.

For the Prep:
Vineyard Vines Whales Card Case ($78, VineyardVines.com)
Vineyard Vines Whales Card Case ($78, VineyardVines.com)
For the Go-Getter:
Rebecca Minkoff Everyday Leather Card Case ($45, Nordstrom.com)
Rebecca Minkoff Everyday Leather Card Case ($45, Nordstrom.com)
For the Charmer:
Coach Card Case in Sport Calf Leather ($49, Coach.com)
Coach Card Case in Sport Calf Leather ($49, Coach.com)
For the Fashionista:
Vivienne Westwood Squiggle Card Holder ($80.99, Zappos.com)
Vivienne Westwood Squiggle Card Holder ($80.99, Zappos.com)
For the Sophisticate: 
Versace Leather Card Holder ($59.99, SaksOff5th.com)
Versace Leather Card Holder ($59.99, SaksOff5th.com)
For the Creative: 
Lilly Pulitzer ID Card Case ($28, LillyPulitzer.com)
Lilly Pulitzer ID Card Case ($28, LillyPulitzer.com)

Cozy Driving Shoes

Does your teen have a long drive to school? Like wearing high-heeled shoes to class? Get them some comfy driving shoes to make their commute easier.

For the Classic Man:
Sperry Hamilton Driver Moccasin ($120, Belk.com)
Sperry Hamilton Driver Moccasin ($120, Belk.com)
For the Fur Fanatic:
Ugg Wrin Slippers ($100, JJill.com)
Ugg Wrin Slippers ($100, JJill.com)

New-Car Keychains:

If your teen is getting a spare key to the family car this Christmas, give them a unique keychain to commemorate their newfound independence.

For the Pink Lady:
Michael Kors Fur Pom Keychain ($38, Macys.com)
Michael Kors Fur Pom Keychain ($38, Macys.com)
For the Music Lover:
Coach Turntable and Headphones Keyring ($59, Coach.com)
Coach Turntable and Headphones Keyring ($59, Coach.com)
For the Golden Girl:
Kate Spade New York Lady Marm Keychain ($68, Macys.com)
Kate Spade New York Lady Marm Keychain ($68, Macys.com)
For the Mountain Climber:
DSPTCH Key Chain in Black 3M ($26, NeedSupply.com)
DSPTCH Key Chain in Black 3M ($26, NeedSupply.com)
For the Style Maven:
Tory Burch Logo and Heart Key Fob ($55, ToryBurch,com)
Tory Burch Logo and Heart Key Fob ($55, ToryBurch,com)
For the Outdoorsman:
Master-Piece Co. Black Carabiner Keychain ($65, SSense.com)
Master-Piece Co. Black Carabiner Keychain ($65, SSense.com)

Backseat Basics

If you’re a parent who loves giving practical presents, these items are for you. From jump starter kits to GPS navigation systems, these backseat basics will have your teen covered no matter what happens on the road.

For the Inevitable Emergency:
Stanley 1000-Amp Peak Jump Starter With Compressor ($69.98, WalMart.com)
Stanley 1000-Amp Peak Jump Starter With Compressor ($69.98, WalMart.com)
For the Crumb Covered Carpets:
BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L 16 volt Lithium Cordless Dust Buster Hand Vac ($50.54, Amazon.com)
BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L 16 volt Lithium Cordless Dust Buster Hand Vac ($50.54, Amazon.com)
For the Teen Who Does Everything:
Highroad Swingaway Car Seat Organizer ($15.99, Ebags.com)
Highroad Swingaway Car Seat Organizer ($15.99, Ebags.com)
For the First Time on the Freeway:
Garmin Nuvi 2539LMT GPS Navigator ($129.99, Amazon.com)
Garmin Nuvi 2539LMT GPS Navigator ($129.99, Amazon.com)

Highway Eyewear

Squinting into the sun while driving can be just as dangerous as traveling in the rain. Protect your teen’s eyes with some snazzy sunglasses that they can keep in the car console.

For the Cool Kid:
Postpunk Sunglasses ($39, ILoveSpitfire.com)
Postpunk Sunglasses ($39, ILoveSpitfire.com)
For the Beach Bum:
Drop Top Brushed Gold Sunglasses ($79, LeSpecs.com)
Drop Top Brushed Gold Sunglasses ($79, LeSpecs.com)
For the Environmentalist:
Dipseas Emerald Tortoise Sunglasses ($55, Sunkis.com)
Dipseas Emerald Tortoise Sunglasses ($55, Sunkis.com)
For the Artist:
Reed Sunglasses ($145, WarbyParker.com)
Reed Sunglasses ($145, WarbyParker.com)

Snug Driving Gloves

Colder weather means colder fingertips. Help keep your teen’s hands warm when they’re operating behind the wheel with some no-slip grip driving gloves.

For the Smooth Cruiser:
Ralph Lauren Fingerless Driving Gloves ($65, RalphLauren.com)
Ralph Lauren Fingerless Driving Gloves ($65, RalphLauren.com)
For the Country Roads Viewer:
Quilted Mixed-Media Driving Gloves ($69, Orvis.com)
Quilted Mixed-Media Driving Gloves ($69, Orvis.com)

Handy Travel Mugs

Have a teen who needs their morning coffee or likes to keep a water bottle on them at all times? Give them a no-spill travel mug that they can keep in the car cupholder without worrying about a lap full of liquid.

For the Late Sleeper:
Aspen Lane The Struggle Is Real Travel Mug ($20, Express.com)
Aspen Lane The Struggle Is Real Travel Mug ($20, Express.com)
For the Coffee Drinker: 
ban.do But First, Coffee Thermal Mug ($14, Macys.com)
ban.do But First, Coffee Thermal Mug ($14, Macys.com)
For the Nature Lover:
16oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug Turning Kit with Screw Top Lid ($9.99, Woodcraft.com)
16oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug Turning Kit with Screw Top Lid ($9.99, Woodcraft.com)
For the Gear Guy:
S'well Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($35, Nordstrom.com)
S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($35, Nordstrom.com)

Fab License Plate Frames

Does your teen want to customize their vehicle? Get them started on making a car their very own with some personalized license plate frames they’ll love.

For the Vanity Plate User:
Licensed Plate Holder ($19.99, CafePress.com)
Licensed Plate Holder ($19.99, CafePress.com)
For the Game-day Tailgater:
NFL Small Over Large Mega License Plate Frame (Price varies depending on team, Fanatics.com)
NFL Small Over Large Mega License Plate Frame (Price varies depending on team, Fanatics.com)

New Driver Accessories

Congrats! You have a new driver in the family. Let your teen know that you’re proud of this accomplishment by giving them a car- or driver-themed item. From key necklaces to rearview mirror charms, there’s something here for everyone.

For the Jeep Junkie:
Men's Ride On Mountain Crusher Tee ($26, LifeIsGood.com)
Men’s Ride On Mountain Crusher Tee ($26, LifeIsGood.com)
For the Key Loser:
Key Hook Rack ($24, Anthropologie.com)
Key Hook Rack ($24, Anthropologie.com)
For the Ruler of the Road:
Monogram Key Pendant ($199, PBTeen.com)
Monogram Key Pendant ($199, PBTeen.com)
For the Road Tripper:
U.S. Pushpin Travel Map Kit ($59.99, PushPinTravelMaps.com)
U.S. Pushpin Travel Map Kit ($59.99, PushPinTravelMaps.com)
For the Decorator: 
Sugar Skull Car Charm ($17, Etsy.com)
Sugar Skull Car Charm ($17, Etsy.com)