We've successfully made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, meaning that the holiday season is officially upon us. Each year this website attempts to piece together a nearly perfect Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that we've encountered over the past year to enhance your Volkswagen, and your life. Items on this list may range from a couple of dollars to a few hundred, all of which can be obtained without much effort.  Some may be obvious Volkswagen-branded goods, while others are simply cool things from around the web that would look great wrapped inside a box with a bow on top. Whatever the case, we think most any enthusiast would be happy to have most items from this list. We do hope you agree and above all, would like to wish you a happy holiday season no matter what you're celebrating.



Volkswagen RMT300 Bluetooth Radio

We take many of the latest technologies for granted, and as such, we will freely admit to feeling a bit let down when our cars lack certain features.  Volkswagen has recognized this issue and have launched the RMT300, a new radio for older models which is able to stream music through a Bluetooth connection and offers ports for USB cables, SD cards and auxiliary cables.  The RMT300 will work with all Mk5 and Mk6 models, as well as CC, Tiguan and Eos models constructed before 2011 with a few additional pieces which are sold separately.  This radio and all necessary parts for installation can be ordered from the Parts Counter at your local Volkswagen Dealership, and retails for $450.

Information: Volkswagen RMT300  (purchase at your Volkswagen dealership)

GoPro HERO4 Black

The GoPro has become fairly ubiquitous due to its versatility for capturing high quality video and still photography at a reasonable cost of entry.  This year, GoPro has released their latest top of the line camera- the Hero4 Black.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, GoPro decided to stay with the formula that has made them so successful, packing an insane amount of capability into the small package.  Technological advances over the outgoing model means that users can capture 4k video at 30 frames per second, 2.7k at 50fps and 1080 at 120fps.  When it comes to photography, the device can capture 12mp images in a 30fps 'burst mode'.  The GoPro Hero4 Black can be had for $499, and is available at most electronics retailers.

Purchase and Information: GoPro

Rennline Tow hook and GoPro mount

If you've already got a GoPro and are looking to put it to use capturing your automotive exploits, Rennline's Tow Hook and GoPro mount offers a great mounting angle in a slick looking package.  Rennline's tow hook is constructed from stainless steel and screws directly into the factory mount and featuring a through bolt design, providing a reliable tow point should you get into trouble.  Mounting directly to the tow hook via two thumb screws, Rennline's GoPro Tow Hook mount is machined from billet aluminum, ensuring that your camera stays right were it belongs at all times.  Rennline's Tow Hook retails for $95, and their GoPro Mount will run you an additional $59.95.

Purchase and Information: Rennline



Volkswagen Motorsport WRC Polo Shirt

Volkswagen had one of the greatest single seasons in World Rally Championship history, so why not celebrate with the official Volkswagen Motorsport WRC Polo Shirt?  The Volkswagen Motorsport WRC Polo Shirt features the team's primary sponsors on the right leave (absent is Red Bull), and features large Volkswagen Motorsport branding on the back to let everyone know your allegiance.  Keep in mind when ordering, that these are European sizes which generally run smaller than those in America.

Purchase:  Volkswagen UK






Mk1 Rabbit T-Shirt

Clothing is required by law in many areas around the country, so you might as well wear something that represents your passions or hobbies.  This new t-shirt from DriverGear does just that for many of us, featuring a lowered Mk1 Golf with single round headlights and BBS RS-style wheels.  Likely the direct result of Volkswagen's presence at enthusiast shows around the country, this shirt is a clear representation that they get it.  The item retails for $19.95 for Medium-XL sizes, and $21.95 for 2XL, and can be found at your local Volkswagen dealer's parts counter.

Purchase: DriverGear



DubKorps ‘Survival of the Fitted’ shirt

DubKorps' JJ Larson and Matt Crane have made a name for themselves over the past few years due to their innovative designs and relentless show schedule.  While all of the designs on their website are worth a look, the 'Survival of the Fitted' tee particularly struck a cord with us.  Printed on 4.5 ounce ringspun cotton, the shirt is lightweight enough to remain comfortable at the summer's hottest events.

Purchase: DubKorps


Audi R8 GT and Beetle Convertible Ride-Ons

Ride-On Volkswagen Beetle, Audi R8 Spyder & Audi TT Roadster

We may not be able to properly fit in these, but chances are that you are related to (or at least know of) a child who does fit and is still in a highly corruptible (read: developmental) stage of their life.  Available in Beetle Convertible, Audi R8 Spyder and TT Roadster guise, these ride-ons offer great fun for those who aren't quite tall enough for the more exciting rides at the local amusement park.  Fun fact: the Wal-Mart Beetle has 12V power, while the Toys-R-Us Audi R8 GT makes due with only 6V, meaning that your kid's Beetle will destroy the neighbor kid's R8 GT.   Try to maintain composure if and when this scenario plays out in the coming months.

Worth noting: These cars tend to get stocked one or two models at a time at various retailers. You can search online, or let our research do a lot of the work for you. Also, we've noted various sales coming in and out of play since we began doing our research. It pays to play the sales if you want to cut a shrewd price on one of these.
Purchase:   Pink and Black or Yellow Beetle (12v, Wal-Mart $269.99) , Red Beetle (6V, Target, 179.99)Audi R8 GT Spyder (6V, Toys R Us, $199.99) , Audi R8 V10 Spyder (6v, Costco, $139.99) , Audi TT Roadster (6V, Target, $129.99)


Carrera Beetle Gruppe 5 Slot Car

Along the same lines at Carrera's Touareg R/C car, their Beetle Gruppe 5 Slot car is triggering to the holidays of our youth.  Available in 1/32nd scale with working headlights and tail lights, the Beetle is a must-have for anyone with the setup to support such a vehicle.

If you don't have a track sufficient for the vehicle but are still interested, we'd recommend a simple starter kit from Scalectric for about $140.  As for the car itself, that can be found for at your local hobby shop.

Purchase: Carrera Beetle Slot Car

Carrera Volkswagen Touareg RC Car

We've long been fascinated by object of the four wheeled variety, so R/C cars are no stranger to the Holiday melee at our house.  For the young at heart, Carrera of America offers a Volkswagen Touareg Baja R/C car which admittedly, we've nearly missed the boat on.  In contacting the company, it has been found that the product is no longer being produced, and as such is likely difficult to find in stores.  With that said, the item does seem to be readily available online with Amazon.com offering the best price.

Purchase: Amazon.com


Forza Horizon 2

Video games are a tremendous way to avoid the inclement weather during these cold winter months, so what better way to dodge the chilly temps than to  play a video game set in the south of France?  Featuring more than 200 different vehicles with more than a few from the Volkswagen Group, Forza is sure to entertain for hours.  Forza Horizon 2 retails for $59.99 and is available for the Xbox One only.

Purchase: Forza Horizon 2


Home DecorLinear Edge Sculptures and Coasters

For those of us who are in their own place, but have yet to refer to themselves as "grown up", wall hangings can be a sensitive subject.  Bridging the gap between posters and artwork, Linear Edge Race Track sculptures have a professional aesthetic that is sure add a bit of class to your pad.  Linear Edge manufactures recreations of most of the more popular circuits from around the world, and is open to tackling any track for the right price.  Sculptures start at $160.

Purchase:  LinearEdge
For those who don't have enough space for a full sculpture, Linear Edge also offers drink coasters featuring track designs starting at $29.99 for a set of four.

Purchase: LinearEdge


Incredible LEGO Technic: Cars, Trucks, Robots and More!
Looking for something with some assembly required this holiday season?  This book published by No Starch Press features more than 50 unique models constructed completely from existing LEGO pieces including a Lamborghini Aventador, Volkswagen Jetta and Land Rover Defender 110- the majority of which include working suspensions and steering racks.  For the more ambitious, the book also includes links and instructions for most of the kits published inside the book.  Retailing for $29.99, we'd say its a great coffee table book at the very least.

Purchase: Incredible Lego Technic: Cars, Trucks, Robots and More!