Top 10 Best BMW Gifts
BMW enthusiasts are some of the most passionate automotive enthusiasts in the world. From huge enthusiasts events such as Bimmerfest and various owners’ clubs, BMW drivers truly love their Ultimate Driving Machines. If you’ve got a BMW owner or enthusiast in your life and you’re looking for a gift idea, look no further. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best BMW gifts that could serve as stocking stuffers or birthday presents. If you’re shopping for yourself, even better—there’s sure to be something that grabs your attention.
For more information on the top 10 best BMW gifts, refer to our table of contents.
Table of contents
- 1. Editor's Pick: BMW Fusion Tumbler
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- 2. BMW Genuine Roundel Cap
- 3. BMW M Wallet
- 4. Velsman Silicone Case for BMW Trapezoid Style Key
- 5. BMW Motorsport Keychain Lanyard
- 6. BMW M Driving Gloves
- 7. BMW i8 Concept Remote Control Car
- 8. Kinsmart BMW M3 Coupe 1:36 Scale Diecast
- 9. BMW Chronograph Quartz Movement Watch
- 10. The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines Hardcover Book
- Recent Updates:
1. Editor's Pick: BMW Fusion Tumbler
These days, every household is packed with large water bottles, but those normally don't fit comfortably inside a car's cup holder. That's why we've included a nice tumbler on the list, whether it's to store freshly brewed hot coffee in the morning or a refreshing ice cold drink for the afternoon. Sometimes a smaller container is exactly what someone needs on the go. Besides, who won't find use for a tumbler?
This recommendation is a genuine BMW product and you can choose between a black or white accent that complements the iconic BMW logo. The insulated tumbler features a press-on lid with a sliding mechanism to open/close for easy drinking. Constructed from stainless steel, it has a 14-ounce capacity and naturally, it'll fit most BMW vehicle's cup holders.
Stainless steel construction, 14-ounce capacity, genuine BMW accessory
Only available with black or white accent
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2. BMW Genuine Roundel Cap
There are numerous reasons why someone would wear a hat, but one major reason is to show their support for the particular brand that adorns the front of the cap. That's why this recommendation is pretty self explanatory. As a genuine BMW product, it features the German automaker's iconic roundel logo that is tastefully sized on a structured, cotton twill six-panel cap. For adjustments, there's a Velcro enclosure on the back.
This specific cap is designed to be unisex with a black finish, making it a great gift for any BMW lover. There is also a white/pink version that's designed for women. Most importantly, this is a high quality hat, so even the most avid hat collectors won't find any faults with it.
Structured, cotton twill, six-panel cap, Velcro enclosure, unisex design
3. BMW M Wallet
Buying a wallet for anyone can be tricky. Some people carry a dozen credit cards and plenty of cash, while others simply have a single card and a driver's license in their wallet. Good thing this BMW M Wallet is well balanced, with a billfold center divider and six credit card slots, along with a removable sleeve for a driver's license. That should make it suitable for the average BMW owner or enthusiast, especially in this day and age of paying with Apple Pay or Google Pay.
This is another genuine BMW accessory with a sleek design and contrasting red interior detailing. Constructed from black leather, it boasts BMW's iconic M logo on the outside front, while the inside corner has an embossed BMW roundel logo. The perfect gift for an M owner or fan.
Genuine BMW accessory, billfold center divider, holds six credit cards, removable driver's license sleeve, black leather
Price, may be too simple for some
4. Velsman Silicone Case for BMW Trapezoid Style Key
One thing that every BMW owner definitely has is a car key. Manufactured from premium silicone, these cases work on BMW's four-button key fobs. That includes various model years of the 1 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X3, X4, and more. Choose from a variety of colors, such as black, blue, red, white, and grey. They're also sold in packs of two, with a mix of colors like black/blue and black/red.
Lightweight and durable, these cases are also washable and stylish, helping protect the key fob from potential scratches, falls, and general wear and tear. Each case also comes with a wrist strap, which can be used to secure the key fob and other small items. Although the case's main function is to protect the key fob, the colorful options make it easier to spot the key from far away.
Variety of colors and fitments, protective silicone case, includes wrist strap
Doesn't fit all BMW keys
5. BMW Motorsport Keychain Lanyard
Sometimes the best gift is a simple one; you don't always have to buy something fancy to show you're thoughtful and caring. The perfect stocking stuffer, this BMW Motorsport Keychain Lanyard features a detachable plastic clip with a lobster claw keyring. It measures 1 inch by 20 inches in size and is constructed from high quality nylon. This gift is perfect for holding keys, IDs, badges, and more.
The lanyard itself features BMW's iconic roundel logo, along with the M logo and the words "Powered by BMW Motorsport". One thing to note about this recommendation is that the logo and lettering isn't embroidered and only appears on one side of the lanyard.
If you know someone who is attending a BMW event and will have a pass dangling from their neck, this is the ideal gift for them!
Price, durable lanyard, detachable plastic clip, high quality nylon
Logo isn't embroidered and only appears on one side
6. BMW M Driving Gloves
Look, if there's one thing all BMW owners love, it's driving their cars. The German automaker claims to make the Ultimate Driving Machines, so if the BMW enthusiast in your life enjoys the occasional track day, these driving gloves should be at the top of your shopping list. And even if they don't plan on taking their car to the track, driving gloves come in handy for hot and cold weather conditions. Plus, they provide better grip on the steering wheel for more control.
Made of 95-percent Cabretta leather and the rest neoprene, these black leather driving gloves are a genuine BMW product and feature a side zip enclosure for a snug fit. There's also the iconic BMW M logo located on the wrist. Just keep in mind that fitment will vary person by person, so you'll want to make sure you choose the right size. These gloves are available in small, medium, large, X-large, and XX-large.
Cabretta leather/neoprene construction, side zip enclosure, genuine BMW product, BMW M logo
Some complaints of the thumb being too large, fitment varies per person
7. BMW i8 Concept Remote Control Car
Deep inside, we're all just kids. Remote control cars always make a great gift for any car enthusiast and this 1:24-scale BMW i8 Concept will surely make a BMW enthusiast smile. It's an officially licensed scale model and it could even become a collectible now that BMW has discontinued production of the i8. This fast and fully functional remote control car is capable of driving forward, reverse, can stop, and has left and right steering.
It also features custom BMW wheels with rubber grip tires, authentic body styling, all independent suspension system, and its overall dimensions are 7.5 inches by 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. It's surprisingly quick, reaching speeds of about 4 mph and has a remote distance of up to about 80 feet. The ABS plastic construction means it's safe for kids and won't leave scratches everywhere when it inevitably smacks the wall in a house.
The remote control car requires three AA batteries to operate, which aren't included. The remote requires a pair of AA batteries, which are also not included.
Price, fully functional remote control car, easy to control, fast, plenty of BMW details
Small in size, some complaints about quality, batteries not included
8. Kinsmart BMW M3 Coupe 1:36 Scale Diecast
If you believe a remote control car is too much of a gift and the BMW enthusiast you're shopping for prefers diecast model cars, consider this recommendation. It's an officially licensed product of the BMW E92 M3 Coupe, a model that some enthusiasts would argue was one of the best. The model car features doors that can be opened and does have pull-back action for a little bit of fun. Unfortunately white is the only color that's now available.
It's a 1:36-scale diecast metal car, but it does have some plastic parts. It measures 5 inches in length, so it'll sit nicely on any shelf or desk. The model is fairly detailed throughout, although it does miss some of the finer things to make it true collectible. But the best part about this gift? You can now tell that special someone you bought them a BMW M3.
Price, officially licensed product
Only available in white, misses the finer details
9. BMW Chronograph Quartz Movement Watch
Collecting watches is an insanely addicting hobby, and for some avid enthusiasts, they can never have enough timepieces in their collection. If you know of such a person who is also a BMW enthusiast, this chronograph is a fantastic gift idea. Available in a variety of finishes, this watch features a 42mm by 50mm case, 20mm band width, mineral crystal, and Quartz movement with chronograph display. It's stylish, sporty, and classy, just like BMW vehicles. The watch is water resistant up to 165 feet and generally can be used for shorter periods of recreational swimming.
Part of BMW's timepiece collection, these watches draws inspiration from the automaker's rich history in racing. Certain variants feature interior-inspired leather padded straps, while others have the sleek luminova dial tracks that are reminiscent of a BMW speedometer. With all the different styles and finishes offered, we're confident you'll find an option for the BMW and watch enthusiast in your life.
Available in a variety of styles and finishes, Quartz movement, water resistant
Well, it's not a smartwatch so it'll only tell time
10. The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines Hardcover Book
This may be our final recommendation, but it's by no means the worst. In fact, it might be the best idea depending on who you're shopping for. This hardcover book by Tony Lewin, titled The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines, covers the first 100 years of Germany's best two- and four-wheeled rides. Starting from the 1923 R32 motorcycle and spanning to BMW's sleek electric cars of today, this title takes an in-depth look at the company's extensive history of motorcycles and cars, chronicling BMW's journey throughout the years.
Perfect for the ultimate BMW enthusiast, the book is filled with images of the cars and motorcycles the company has manufactured throughout the years. It's illustrated with hundreds of historic, contemporary, and racing photographs as well, many of which have been sourced from BMW's own archives. This book was a 2017 Silver Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition.
Excellent writing, photos, comprehensive detailing of BMW's history
Uses many "stock" photos that you can find on BMW's media site
May 2, 2023: Updated with a new promoted product recommendation.
May 12, 2021: Updated with a promoted product recommendation.
August 5, 2020: Updated with new product recommendations.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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