With Christmas now just a week away and the 2020 Formula One campaign having barely concluded, we have a roundup of the five biggest gifts to buy F1 fans this Xmas if forgotten to do Christmas shopping early.
2020 has delivered so many highs from Lewis Hamilton’s seventh title to two maiden victories to lows of lockdown suspending the start of the season to Sebastian Vettel’s dismissal from Ferrari, yet it is nearly Christmas so we have five top yet diverse ideas for those of you who don’t know what to buy your F1 loving relatives and friends this Xmas.
F1 Face Masks – (F1 Store, £15)
With 2020 being the year in which face masks became trendy, why not treat F1 loving members of your family to their own face masks with F1 branding with two amazing three-pack choices.
One option could be the slick pack of black, red and white masks containing F1 70 written sideways on the left side of the red mask, plus rainbow strip on the black mask if want to show support for the ‘We Race As One’ initiative, whilst the white mask is plain with F1 written across the mask.
Alternatively you can buy the F1 writing covered mask in both black and white in an alternative three pack also containing a black version of the red mask with F1 70 written in the left corner.
Both packs comes with a band which ensures that the masks are able to fit over the head, therefore making these masks particularly suitable for fans who have a disability which prevents them wearing two loop masks, thus are more accessible despite two loop masks also being available to buy from F1 Store if click here.
Several individual teams including Mercedes, Williams and Alfa Romeo sell their own branded masks but sadly with the two-loop piece, which is a huge shame and evidently goes against the ‘We Race As One’ initiative because their masks aren’t inclusive for every F1 fan.
Lights Out, Full Throttle: The Good, The Bad and The Bernie of Formula One (available in all goods retailers, price varies)
With UK if not various parts of Europe looking destined for a post-Christmas lockdown due to mass gatherings over the festive season, you can ensure that any F1 loving family member who enjoys Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert on Sky F1 are kept entertained with their newest book which is definitely full throttle to say the least.
Covering various topics from Monaco to team orders plus of course racing at Silverstone in front of home fans, there is certainly plenty of enjoyment to be found in this book for any avid F1 fans, of which the mentioned topics are only just a glimpse of various content which features in this cracking book.
Prices varies across all bookstores and online but as we brace ourselves for a tough start to 2021, this book is ideal to get any F1 fan through the challenging times this off-season.
Silverstone Experience Gift Voucher (Silverstone Experience, price varies)
If looking to give your family members something to look forward to in 2021 once life begins to slowly return to a new adapted normal then look no further than the Silverstone Experience.
From joining the virtual grid to discovering stories about Silverstone and racing drivers during the World Wars to discovering the technical aspects of F1 from a modern steering wheel plus more, this Silverstone Experience is the perfect way to treat your loved ones this Christmas whilst giving them motivation to look forward to 2021 at the same time.
From specific day tickets to gift vouchers which can be used on any day in which the experience is open throughout the calendar year, there is plenty of options to suit your budget and if think this is the ideal gift for that special person in your life and want to discover where to buy, please click here.
Red Bull Aero T-Shirts (Red Bull Shop – £39.95)
Red Bull Aero T-Shirts – (£39.95 – RedBullShop)
If looking to give a Red Bull loving member of the family who is also into football (RB Leipzig anyone?) something jazzy then one, two if not all three of these funky Red Bull Aero t-shirts would be the ideal gift, especially with several back-to-back races in store during 2021 season on top of two consecutive triple-headers from late August until mid October creating congestion.
For that Red Bull fan, it would be like having home, away and a third kit t-shirt and useful for those mentioned congested race weekends in terms of washing as won’t be needing to accommodate dark washes across those specific weeks, particularly if wear the white/grey t shirt on the second race weekend.
Admittedly the price is expensive though with total cost of all three tops totalling £119.85 plus any delivery costs, although there is no delivery charge if live in the UK, which is great news for those who live in the UK and apologies if reading this from aboard and face postage & packaging fees.
F1 Mugs and Coasters (Castle Crew Company – price varies)
If looking to do your bit for independent retailers this Christmas then Etsy.co.uk is the idea place to buy F1 inspired handmade gifts from, and particularly from Castle Crew Company, who have created various mug and coasters featuring cartoon drawn versions of not just drivers but also team radio messages.
Castle Crew Company also design cushions and other houseware items including Christmas star decorations so if buying from small businesses then head to Etsy and do a full scour because there are plenty of brilliant F1 based products from small independent businesses of whom need your support more than ever this festive period.