Updated April 5, 2017 . AmFam Team
Earning a driver’s license is a huge step. It signifies both freedom and responsibility and it is definitely something to celebrate. The following gift guide will help you select just the right present for a new driver.
Gift certificates. Help defray some of the costs of fueling up, washing the car and maintenance. This thoughtful gift can also encourage good car-care habits.
Seat covers and floor mats. Refresh a “hand-me-down” car with new and snazzy seat covers and floor mats that reflect their personality.
Cellphone accessories. You’ll want to make sure they have a car charger so they’re never stranded, but you may want to look into other accessories that make the phone more integrated. Look for accessories that eliminate their desire to pick up the phone and drive distracted.
Car safety kit. Give everyone a little security with a safety kit for any emergencies that may come their way. Adding a positive and thoughtful note inside the kit will also calm their anxieties and help them feel empowered if they do have a roadside emergency.
New driver kit. Get creative and come up you’re your own new driver kit that can contain safety tools, fun car accessories and convenience items. Ideas could include: flashlight, tire gauge, snacks, car charger, picnic blanket, state park entrance sticker, etc.
Car Insurance. Many parents choose to pay for all or part of their teen’s car insurance. It’s a neat way to show that you care, help save them money, and give them (and you) peace of mind.
Their own car. Show them how much you trust them by giving them their own set of wheels. These tips can help you make sure you’re choosing a good car for teens.
One of the best gifts you can give a teen is to teach them safe driving habits that will last a lifetime. Talk to your agent about our Teen Safe Driver program (Opens in a new tab), which helps teens improve their driving habits by using a cool, fun smartphone app. You can even qualify for a discount, too!
Your agent can also help you make the right choices when adding a teen driver to your car insurance plan, while still making sure you’re getting all of the discounts you can.