Auto mechanics are like doctors for your car. When you find a good one, you want to make them your lifelong friend. If you’re lucky enough, you may even have one in your family or, be one yourself. Walk into any auto mechanics workshop and you’re going to find walls, benches and tool chests full of tools and other implements so it’s easy to think your auto mechanic has everything he needs. Maybe he does, but that doesn’t mean he won’t appreciate a token of appreciation from his favorite customers. With this compilation of gifts for an auto mechanic, you’ll be looking at a very happy grease monkey.
Gifts For An Auto Mechanic
Your average grease monkey spends a great part of his working day under cars. Sure, some of them have pits and others have a car lift. In most cases, this means the auto mechanic can stand while he does what he does under the car. Occasionally though, the mechanic will find himself on his knees to see what’s going on with a car. It could be to check the origins of a leak or to see what’s come loose. Concrete floors are hard and cold, so it’s great to have some comfortable knee pads for work like these NoCry Professional Knee Pads with Heavy Duty Foam Padding. Not only will this make working more comfortable, but they’ll also protect your vulnerable knee joints.
Designed for comfort and safety
Easy to adjust for a tight, secure fit
Made for heavy use
Quick-release slip buckle clips
Ideal for working on hard floors
600D polyester mesh breathes for all-day comfort
- Weight1.28 ounces
The coverall is the standard uniform of the auto mechanic, but that doesn’t in any way mean you should settle for poor quality. These Dickies Men’s 7 1/2-Ounce Twill Deluxe Long Sleeve Coveralls will keep your best auto mechanics as clean as possible. The StayDark technology used in production is wrinkle resistant so they’ll look just as neat at the end of the day, as they did at the beginning. There are plenty of pockets for tools and other essentials and the easy-care stain release make these coveralls easy to clean and long-lasting. For more similar products, check out our selection of the best overalls.
StayDark Technology is wrinkle-resistant
Zippered chest and back pocket
Easy care stain release
Tool pockets and hammer loop
Concealed snaps at wrist, neck & cuffs
The Workwear Original Since 1922
- Weight4 pounds
Ask most auto mechanics and they’ll tell you how much easier working would be if they had an extra hand. This RAK Magnetic Wristband is the next best thing and if you’re looking for unique gifts for auto mechanics, this is a really useful one. Your friendly neighborhood mechanic can slap this very useful magnetic wristband on the wrist of his non-dominant hand and, with the help of the magnet, stick on a bunch of nuts, bolts and screws to the band and have easy access to them while working.
10 strong magnets embedded in each wristband
It’s like having a third hand to hold things
Convenient and time-saving
Soft, breathable inner mesh layer
1680D Ballistic nylon outer layer
- Weight0.64 ounces
Novelty t-shirts are always a great gift and for the auto mechanic in your life, this one is great value. It comes in solid colors that are great for the mechanic who doesn’t mind getting a little dirty. It’s also a great way to let customers know what they’re in for if they mess around with the master while he works. These Funny Mechanic Hourly Rate T-Shirts are a fantastic funny gift idea and would make a perfect addition to the uniform of your local garage. You can outfit the entire crew for a bit of fun that is also very cool.
Solid colors in 100% Cotton or cotton blends
Machine washable in cold water
Funny mechanic shirt that looks great
Perfect gift for co-workers or family!
Lightweight, Classic fit
- BrandI am a mechanic I fix things
- Weight4.8 ounce
Even the best lit mechanic’s garage doesn’t provide enough light to see everything under the hood of a car so a great gift for a mechanic is going to be an LED flashlight. Don’t settle for an ordinary flashlight when you can give your auto mechanic this set of 3 LED Magnetic Pickup tool flashlights from VIBELITE. Not only will these awesome flashlights let the mechanic see every little nook and cranny under the car, but they are also magnetic making it easier to pick up those dropped nuts and bolts.
3 super bright LED bulbs
Extendable stem, flexible neck, magnet head and base
Provides light where most flashlights can’t
Military grade aluminum alloy
Perfect tools for men
- Weight4 ounces
Gifts for a car mechanic don’t need to be flashy. Sometimes, the best ones are simple like this Performance Tool Large Magnetic Nut & Bolt Tray. This is an ideal gift for the super-busy grease monkey and will keep everything he needs within easy reach, from torque wrenches to screws. It’s made from reliable stainless-steel that will always look great and the heavy-duty magnet ensures none of those little bits will go astray. This amazing tray can be used in any direction, even upside down if you need it. It’s made to withstand even the most challenging jobs and the roughest garages.
Proven and Tested for durability and function
Heavy-duty magnet tray with durable rubber coating
Great for small parts, fasteners, and tools
Can be used horizontally, vertically, or even upside down
Leading manufacturer of high-quality products
Made to withstand the most challenging jobs
- BrandPerformance Tool
- Weight6.4 ounces
Shine away the winter blues with this awesome Adofect Extreme Bright Warm USB Rechargeable LED Knitted Headlamp Winter Beanie. Not only will the busy mechanic be able to keep warm in that cold garage in the middle of winter, but he’ll also be able to illuminate the part of the undercarriage he’s working on without his hands. This beanie features built-in rechargeable LED lights that need no batteries. Just plug it into a USB outlet and charge away. Turn on the lights with just the push of a button so your hands are free to get your work done faster. You may also be interested in some of the best Bluetooth beanie hats, so check them out.
LED Knitted Headlamp Winter Beanie
8 Built-in Rechargeable LED Head Lights
LED lights will turn blue when fully charged
USB rechargeable. NO BATTERIES TO REPLACE
Light turns on with the push of a button
Great for mechanics, hikers, and joggers
- Weight4 ounces
Working around all those metal parts can be really harsh on the hands so give the gift that offers your favorite mechanic protection for his fingers with these Kolumb Durable Padded Work Gloves. These highly protective work gloves feature strong, synthetic leather patches that ensure a firm grip while keeping hands and fingers safe. The durable, double construction means they are incredibly sturdy and the cushioned EVA gives you superior comfort while you work. No need to take your gloves off to check messages or answer calls, the middle fingertip has a special pad that works on touch screens so all those customer calls can be answered.
Highly protective working gloves
Durable, double construction
Strong synthetic leather patches ensure firm grip
Touch screen fingertip
High stretch spandex material
Cushioned with EVA
- Weight1.6 ounces
No matter how well-stocked your auto mechanic’s garage is with various tools, from time to time, they break or disappear. This HORUSDY 100-Piece Magnetic Screwdriver Set with Plastic Racking is a well-organized set with everything a happy mechanic needs within easy reach in a neat, organized rack. The screwdrivers have magnetized tips to help handle all those screws with ease and the cushion grip handle gives complete comfort and control.
Standard and precision screwdrivers
Double color injected handle for maximum torque
Magnetized tips improve handling and manipulation of screws
Durable plastic racking shelf for perfect organization
Cushion grip handle for comfort and control
Ergonomic TPR handle
- Weight5.93 pounds
This fantastic Preciva 5PCS Magnetic Telescoping Pick-up Tool Kit will make working easier for the mechanic that is tired of searching for bits and pieces all around. These tools feature telescopic handles for those hard to reach places and magnetic pickup to save you scraping bits up with your fingers. They’re also equipped with LED lights, making them perfect to see into those dark hidden parts of the car’s engine. Made from military-grade aluminum, this set is tough and built to last. Any auto mechanic would also appreciate some of the best inspection cameras from our list, so take a moment to check them out.
5pcs Magnetic Pickup Tool Kit
Telescopic handles with magnetic pickup
360 Swivel Adjustable Design
Equipped with LED Lights
Find and pick up all those loose bits
Made from military-grade aluminum
- Weight12 ounces
Organization is key to any good garage and every mechanic needs a place to write those invoices, order parts and take care of business. Instead of a boring old box or pen stand, why not give your mechanic this cool Busted Knuckle Garage BKG-64 Desktop Miniature Toolbox? Your mechanic can keep all of his pens, rulers, calculator and other office pieces in this miniature tool box that is an exact replica of the toolboxes used by professionals. Keep your mechanics desk neat and organized yet with everything within easy reach.
Authentic replica of the toolbox’s professionals use
Measures 9 inches length, 4 inches wide and 5 inches height
3 inches deep interior
Constructed of heavy heavy-duty gauge steel
Top of the lid has a grooved rubber mat
Organize your desk and clean up the clutter
- BrandBusted Knuckle Garage
- Weight2.56 ounces
For the auto mechanic that loves his coffee, he’ll really get a kick out of this STARTER FLUID novelty mug. It holds 11oz of this favorite brew and it’s printed on both sides making it ideal for both left and right-handed mechanics. This is a great gift idea for a friend, relative or anyone who works with cars or just likes them and when the workday is done, load the mug with cold strong beer.
STARTER FLUID funny mug
Dishwasher and microwave safe
11oz white ceramic mug
Printed on both sides for left and right hands
Perfect gag gift for the mechanic in your circle
Comes with Rogue River Warranty
- BrandRogue River Tactical
- Weight12.8 ounces
Some of the best gifts for auto mechanics are those they can enjoy at work or playmaking this the perfect gift for a grease monkey. These Janazala ARTORI Silicone Drink Coasters look like car mats making them an exceptional conversation starter for car enthusiasts. They are made from high-quality silicone with deep grooved patterns to protect your furniture and not leave glass marks on tables or countertops. It also makes a perfect gift for car lovers.
Premium High-quality silicone coasters
Designed as sporty car mats
Deeper grooved patterns protect your furniture
Premium quality for the car enthusiast
Great for drinks of all sizes
Perfect for after work drinks or home bar
- ModelSILICONE COASTERS
- Weight5.9 ounces
This stunning MISHOWNET Tire Coffee Tea Mug will look perfect in any mechanic’s garage because the design is 4 tires stacked together with a spanner as the handle. This unique coffee mug looks sleek and stylish so it will complement any garage, man cave, or home. It also comes in a cool and unique gift packaging, so grab a few and give all the mechanics at your local garage a gift they will treasure.
Novel and attractive design
Safe Raw Materials and 100% Ceramic Guarantee
Cool and Unique Gift Packaging
- Weight12.8 ounces
Keep your mechanic looking cool and feeling warm during those cold months he’s stuck in that chilly workshop with one of these awesome ThisWear Car Gifts 6-Speed Manual Transmission Mechanic Gift. The design on the front features a 6-speed manual transmission and is printed with water-soluble, eco-friendly ink. It’s also been cured with a heat-treatment process to ensure color-fastness. Whether this is something you want to give as a gift or wear it for yourself, it’s bound to turn heads in and out of the garage. Our guide to the best Nike hoodies features more cool pieces of clothes like this, so check them out.
Car themed gift for your favorite rev head
Made from polycotton blend
Printed with water-soluble and eco-friendly ink
Cured with heat-treatment process to ensure the color-fastness
Logo features the top of manual transmission
- ModelA-WCT-72-PREMHoodie F170
Socks are always a great gift idea for anyone, but they can seem a little boring. Not when you get these Foot Traffic, Men’s Special Interest Socks. These socks look really cool with the mechanic motif and they’re soft, breathable and extremely comfortable for the mechanic who is on his feet all day. These socks are made from a custom blend of cotton, nylon, polyester and spandex so they are breathable, stretchy and supportive. The top band will keep your socks up all day so you won’t be distracted by slipping socks. For more products like this, check out our selection of the best moisture wicking socks.
Cool socks with mechanic motif
Custom blend of cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex
Soft, breathable, and comfortable
Reinforced toes for extra comfort and protection
Top notch top band keeps these socks up all day
- BrandFoot Traffic
After hours beers are a time-honored tradition in a lot of garages and with this awesome pint glass from Unique Giftworkss, it’s fun too. The glass has STILL PLAYS WITH BLOCKS across the front and features a picture of an engine block. This is the perfect gift for beer lovers, any mechanic or anyone who just loves cars and motors. Get a set of these and make sure everyone is drinking in style.
Unique and funny Still Plays With Blocks Pint / Beer Glass
Great gift for any mechanic or car enthusiast
High quality 16oz Pint Glass
Perfect for after-hours drinks with the crew
- BrandUnique Giftworks
- Weight14.4 ounces
Mechanics and movie buffs will appreciate the theme on these CheapAssTees Callahan Auto Parts Tommy Boy Movie – T-Shirt that looks great in and out of the workshop. They have been professionally screen printed in the USA and they’re made from pre-shrunk 100% cotton so they are comfortable from the first day they are put on, to the last. They come in a variety of super-cool colors that can be matched to the garage’s logo or you can just wear them around the house of playing football with the boys on the weekend. Be sure to also check out our reviews of the best v-neck t-shirts for more cool products like this.
Professionally screen printed in the USA.
5.3 oz., pre-shrunk 100% cotton
Double-needle stitched neckline, bottom hem, and sleeves
Seven-eighths inch seamless collar
Everyone has to eat at some point during the day and that includes mechanics. For a truly unique gift for your mechanic, this ComputerGear 3-Pc Tool Utensils Knife Fork Spoon Wrench Tools Flatware Set is fun and practical. This set has enough utensils for the mechanic’s full lunch and includes a knife, a fork and a spoon that are shaped as wrenches for a novelty look that will fit in perfectly in the garage. If you’re feeling really generous, get a whole collection of them so your mechanic can entertain all his buddies in his mancave. They’re made from high quality 18/10 stainless steel making this the perfect gift that will last a lifetime.
3-piece stainless steel cutlery set
Wrench Tools Flatware knife, fork, and spoon
Made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel
Ideal gift for the motor enthusiast
- Weight13.6 ounces
Make life easier for your best buddy mechanic with this Arcan ALJ3T 3-Ton Quick Rise Aluminum Floor Jack. He’ll be able to raise almost any vehicle that comes into his garage to get a look under the car. This awesome floor jack features dual pump pistons and a reinforced lift arm that you can use to lift up to 3-tons. It’s made from lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum so it will last for years and you know it’s safe because it complies with ASME PASE-2014 safety standard. This is a great gift for the professional mechanic or even the one that likes to tinker with his own car on the weekends at home.
Made from lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum
Dual pump pistons
Reinforced lift arm
2-piece handle for easy storage
Complies with ASME PASE-2014 safety standard
- Weight56 pounds
From practical to novelty items and clothing, this selection will make choosing the perfect gift for an auto mechanic easy and fun. Whether you have a friend or relative that’s a mechanic, or you just want to show your local grease monkey you appreciate all the great service you’ve received over the years, give a gift that is thoughtful and one that will actually be used. If you don’t plan on giving any of these gifts to an actual mechanic, get them for yourself or the family rev head.