The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

We like cars. We don't like chintzy automotive products that are somehow tangentially related to cars. Jalopnik readers have picked out these ten examples of the very worst stocking stuffers you could dump on a car nut.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

10.) Air fresheners

Suggested By: Mat Dubord

Why it's terrible: They smell awful, particularly the black ice ones. It's as simple as that.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

9.) Hitch Hands

Suggested By: TOYS'Я'NONYNMAU5

Why it's terrible: We can understand buying truck nutz, we really can. Everyone knows they're terrible, you get them as a joke, fine.

There is no excuse for hitch hands. Own them and you will be shunned. Check out their website if you want to buy something to ruin a friend's truck.

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8.) Headlight eyelashes

Suggested By: LuckyChuck

Why it's terrible: Headlight eyelashes might be the opposite of truck nutz, but not in a good way.

If someone you know already has the misfortune of driving a New Beetle, don't add insult to injury and give them a set of these, too. Also, don't ruin a Fiat 500 like this.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

7.) Fuzzy Dice

Suggested By: GT40 in a Brown Paper Bag

Why it's terrible: If you happen to know someone who actually got their act together to buy a sweet American land yacht, do not buy him or her fuzzy dice. Your friend wants to drive a cool old cruiser, not a rolling stereotype.

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6.) Stick-on anything

Suggested By: rawtoast

Why it's terrible: From fake portholes to fake carbon fiber to fake gunshot holes, if it can be stuck onto your car, it's awful and should be avoided like the plague.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

5.) Maisto die-cast PT Cruisers

Suggested By: LuckyChuck

Why it's terrible: You might be surprised to find out that people pay actual money to buy die-cast PT cruisers.

While some of us do like die-cast cars, there is no one who looks at one of these models without a feeling of shame, disgust, and even some melancholy disappointment.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

4.) Ed Hardy steering wheel cover

Suggested By: nurph

Why it's terrible: First of all, we don't want a cheesy steering wheel cover in the first place. Might we recommend a nice leather or faux-leather wrap?

Whatever you decide upon, do not for all that is holy give us an Ed Hardy steering wheel cover. The leaping koi, the dragons, the hearts, we don't want to have to hold onto them for any length of time, let alone day-in, day-out on the way to work.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

3.) Armor All kits

Suggested By: I Can be Stig?

Why it's terrible: When you're looking through the automotive section of your local mini mart at 11 o'clock on the 24th, don't walk past the sets of tools that a person could actually use just to buy a greasy, shiny spray bottle of Armor All.

Few people really want to get a gift of a cleaning product, but even in the case that you do know someone who enjoys cleaning his or her car, buy something nice, not this trash.

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The ten worst car-related stocking stuffers

2.) Ferrari nose cone/steering wheel clock

Suggested By: Jones Foyer

Why it's terrible: Even the model is ashamed of this cubist mash-up of a Ferrari nose cone and a Ferrari steering wheel into an alarm clock.

Honestly, we were surprised there is a worse car-themed alarm clock than the ones made in the shape of Hummer H2s.

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1.) Automotive apparel for brands you don't care about, or this

Suggested By: GuacaBirthday!

Why it's terrible: You might find it embarrassing to get some brand-specific car apparel for Christmas and we don't blame you. Corvette hats, Mustang ties, they're not everyone's cup of tea.

None of those are anywhere near as terrible as this non-brand-specific polo, featuring both Porsche AND Ferrari logos. In fact, it's so terrible that now we actually kind of want one.

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