Denver Auto Body Shop Gift Ideas for More Fun on Long Holiday Road Trips

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Accurate Auto Body Denver No Comments

81747936The holiday season is near and that means is significant time off. While many of us will be staying home for the holidays, just as many of us are likely to pack up and drive off to visit family afar. Even some of our own Denver auto body and collision repair shop employees will be heading out of state this holiday season. Unfortunately, these drives across the US can drag on, especially for children. As such, we’ve compiled a great list of gift ideas to help make those long drives more bearable for you or your young ones.

Digital Camera – The United States is a beautiful country with even more beauty than can only be seen as you drive across it. Since you will only be able to see some of these places every holiday season, it would be nice to be able to preserve some of that with impressive photos. Not only will it give you reason to make some stops on the way, but it will also allow you to stay interested in the scenery as you drive. Why not get ambitious with it and try to take professional photos of America’s many wonders? It’s a great gift that will help make the journey part of the experience of your holiday season.

Portable DVD/Blu-ray Player – Unfortunately, sometimes long stretches of a drive aren’t very aesthetically pleasing. As such, it’s a good idea to turn to a movie to help pass the time. Today’s line of portable DVD and Blu-ray players can hold a charge for enough time to play several movies. It’ll keep the children distracted and they’ll feel like the trip flew by. They can run anywhere between $40 and $200 depending on your desired screen size and quality.

Portable Games – Whenever you go to your local retail store, there’s always a section of the gaming aisles for those portable games. This is why that little section of the aisles exist. Portable games are made to help pass the time on long drives. From chess and Uno to more creative iterations of Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, there’s a travel-sized version of every popular game you’ve come to love. Some of these games can play drastically differently from their original counter parts, which can make learning the new format all the more enjoyable. The best part is, some of these games don’t require much concentration, allowing even the driver to participate, so long as he maintains eye contact on the road.

Hand-held Video Game Consoles – Sometimes, for this generation of children, card and board games just don’t cut it. If that’s the case with your children, then you might want to also consider buying them one of the many handheld video game consoles on the market. The two most popular consoles are the Nintendo 3DS, which can play video games in 3D, and Sony’s PlayStation Vita, which acts as a multimedia player as well as a video game player. But even beyond those consoles, you can find video games designed for tablets and mobile phones that can run video games just as well as the Nintendo and Sony’s products.

Music Library Gift Cards – For older audiences, some of the best gifts you can get for a road trip may come in the form of a gift card. While a gift card may not be the most sentimental of gifts for some, music library gift cards can be a great way for someone to stock up on their latest musical interests for the long drive. After all, these drives become significantly more enjoyable and bearable when appealing music is involved.

How to Use This Information

There are many great road-trip gift ideas out there. These five try to cover many popular gifts, but you can certainly think of some others. However, these gifts won’t really matter unless you have a car that can get you to your cross-state destination. That’s why it’s important to make sure your car is in the best shape it can be before embarking on any road trip. At Accurate Auto Body, a Denver auto body shop, we guarantee that we will do our best to get your car ready for the holidays. Nobody wants to experience their car breaking down in the middle of their trip just days before that gift giving holiday. To learn more about our services, visit our website here or give us a call at 303-344-2212.

So, what are your “must haves” for long, holiday road trips?

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