Ah, Christmas! It’s a great time of year, but the dreaded Christmas shopping gets trickier each year. We’re here to help though – if you need to find a gift for friends or family who happen to enjoy F1 or motorsport, this is your definitive list of gift ideas. Christmas shopping, sorted.
Where best to start than some unusual gifts – first up is our close friend at Graham & Leigh who produce beautiful framed race track art to hang on your wall. Each is made to order and can be personalised – see the Graham & Leigh Race Track Art website for more details.
Tickets to a grand prix would make for an unusual gift, or if that’s too elaborate then how about tickets to watch a race with the Williams F1 Team at their Oxfordshire HQ. Our preferred site is Book F1 – check out the race tickets here.
Alternative merchandise – teamwear is all well and good, but how about something different? Our merchandise partner, BOX BOX BOX offers ethically sourced and produced clothing, accessories and more. Quirky interesting designs, including the 2018 Grand Prix Tea Towel – a great stocking filler.
And then for some more random items, check our stocking fillers via Amazon below. The mini Radio Control F1 Cars are absolutely brilliant. We have 2 of them here at Badger GP and they well made, fast and huge amounts of fun, well worth checking out.
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Film and TV
There have been some great films and TV shows for motorsport fans over the last year and these can make for great Christmas gifts too. Amazon is your best place for selection and price and here are our top suggestions for you along with some other classics.
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Books and Autobiographies
As with every run up to Christmas, new books arrive like buses and 2017 is no different. Except one thing, we’ve been treated to some absolute gems! Adrian Newey, Marc Priestly, Jenson Button and more have come up trumps with some genuinely great books. Take your pick! As well as some new for 2017, we’ve included some of our favourites and must haves for any F1 fan. You can read our review of Jenson Button’s book and also Marc Priestly’s “Mechanic” where he tells his tales of working for McLaren, as a mechanic.
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Extra special gifts via Memento Exclusives
Memento Exclusives offer a wide range of fantastic motorsport memorabilia, specialising in actual race-used Formula 1 parts, re-imagined as pieces of furniture and household items. They also stock Paul Oz artwork too, have a browse through their Top 5 items below.
Championship-winning Lewis Hamilton Race-used Collection
From Brake Disc Tables to Wheel Rim tables and even limited edition Skid Block phone holders. Genuine pieces of Lewis Hamilton’s MGP-W05 car from the official Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport collection. Each piece is packaged in Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport gift boxes and complete with a team certificate of authenticity.
Bodywork & Gears in Acrylic
The Memento Exclusives designers work directly with the F1 teams to take race-used parts and encapsulate them in acrylic for stunning ornaments. You can even purchase a piece of this year’s Sahara Force India VJM10 encapsulated in acrylic. From the front, you see the sheene of the livery and from the back you can study the intricate honeycomb structure of the carbon fibre.
The Barry Sheene race-used Collection
The Barry Sheene Estate have just released 32 components from Barry Sheene’s 1976 Suzuki RG500 for fans to own. Beautifully presented in framed presentations, these limited edition parts are exclusively available from Memento Exclusives.
F1 Gear Ratio Clocks & Lamps
These F1 gear ratios once changed gear 50 times faster than you can blink. Now re-engineered by the Memento Exclusives designers into lamps and clocks for your home. Choose from Renault Sport and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport designs.
Art by Paul Oz
Our friend Paul Oz sells his full collection of hand-embellished and limited edition art prints via Memento Exclusives. Including his most recent Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez artworks. See them all in the shop.