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Still looking for a few extra Christmas presents in the run up to the festive season? We've compiled our top ten Stratstone christmas gifts in to a handy list, all with a unique twist that make great gifts for any car fan. Some gifts honor classic cars gone by, whilst others are made from them..

Tickets to LeMans Classic

A ticket to LeMans Classic is just about the best gift you can give to a true petrolhead. Set to be one of the biggest motoring events in the 2016 calendar, Le Mans Classic celebrates 56 years of automotive legend on the Circuit De Le Sarthe.
Classic sees the famous vehicles of yesteryear once again take to the track to battle it out. Over 450 different cars will feature throughout the weekend, representing vehicles in the infancy of motorsport from 1923, up until the supercharged era of 1979. It's a truly unique chance to see some of your favourite cars take part in competitive racing, and experience the old-school racing thrills.
We'll be visiting ourselves next year, treating guests to an exclusive experience including accommodation and transport. Secure your tickets now and join StratstoneClub on their unique LeMans Classic Experience.

Jaguar Heritage '57 Collection

Revealed at the Paris Motor Show, and designed in celebration of 60 of the iconic Jaguar D-Type, the '57 Heritage Collection includes a range of bags and clothing - and frankly there's nothing more stylish you could buy someone this Christmas.

The collection is inspired by the No.3 D-type which won at Le Mans in 1957 - right down to the colour of the car and the 'No.3' flag. Highlights include the Heritage '57 Men's brown leather jacket, which is manufactured by world-renowned leatherworkers Pittards, whilst the inner lining depicts the D-type in action at Le Mans.

Other items in the range include the D-type collector's model, a 1:8th scale model of the winning car itself which takes over 300 hours of craftsmanship to produce, and replicates the real car exactly from interior materials to the engine bay. There are various other items that would make ideal gifts such as iPad cases and cufflinks.

Barbour for Land Rover

Two of Britain's most loved and iconic brands unite to create this line of clothing and accessories steeped in heritage. As Robin Colgan, Land Rover's Global Brand Director, said: "Both marques are revered for their all-terrain and all-weather resilience."

The collection of hardy coats and jackets on offer from Barbour make great gifts that offer warm, stylish all-weather protection no matter where you're taking your Land Rover this winter.  A range of waxed and quilted jackets are joined by a selection of accessories such as hats, woolen scarves, bags and gilets - all of which complement the tone and style of Land Rover and make great gifts this festive season.

BMW i App

The BMW i app is available with the Apple Watch - and has a number of interesting features that let it work in tandem the BMW i-range.

The app lets you monitor the charging status of your car, as well as the remaining driving range remotely, allowing you to keep an eye on your car even when it's parked up. The app also promises to help find your car if you lose it in a crowded spot, and if you forget your keys then you can even use the watch to unlock your car. It's the perfect gift for any BMW i-owner.

The BMW i Series of cars already come with their own set of gadgets, from a multitude of cameras that simulate a drone-style bird's eye view, to a multitude of engine modes which can use all electric or all petrol.

Porsche Classic Cooler

Cool your beverages whilst owning a piece of automotive history. The Porsche classic drink cooler is made with an original ribbed cylinder from a G-series model of 911. Built between 1973 and 1989, it was the longest ever running production Porsche model. At the time, the G-series represented the forefront of Porsche technology.

The 1977 911 3.3 G-series were the first air cooled Turbo models in the 911 range, and appropriately, were the models used to produce this classic cooler. They come complete with an anodised aluminium base and laser-engraved Porsche crest - perfect for chilling champagne at Christmas and allowing you to have some classic Porsche mechanics inside your home.

Mercedes Christmas Driving Experience

If it's a gift experience you're after this Christmas instead, then look no further than the range of Mercedes-Benz Christmas driving experiences. The 1-hour AMG Christmas Offer sits the guest in the seat of a C63 AMG, and puts them through their driving paces.

It's not for the faint hearted, with the C63 offering up at least 457bhp of power and a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds. Alongside a trained driving specialist, guests can perfect their technique on the handling circuit, before putting traction control to the test on a wet driving circuit.

A power-slider's paradise also awaits on the wet skid circle. Meanwhile there's a host of other experiences, including off-roading exercises in the M-Class, and under-16 driving courses with an A45 AMG.

MINI Folding Bike

Ideal for the commuter - the MINI folding bike is a great gift for an even MINI-er way to get around town. It's the lightest MINI yet, weighing in at just 11kg. It features an eight-speed derailleur gear arrangement, operated with a twist system on the handlebar for quick changes during traffic.

Available in black or lime green, with 20" wheels and sporty frame, the bike certainly looks the part.

It looks cool, but it's well thought out, too. The chain is coated in dirt-repellent Teflon instead of the traditional oil, ensuring it keeps your suit trousers clean and tidy. It folds away in seconds, with easily switchable hinges, in to a small package which will slot nicely in to the boot of your MINI.

Aston Martin Centenary Yearbook

Aston Martin recently celebrated being established over 100 years ago - check out their long and illustrious history here. To celebrate this fact, they have produced a 200 page yearbook - perfect as a gift for a car lover this Christmas.

The first 100 of this special compilation, known an AM100 editions, came with a painting of Stirling Moss driving the DBR1 at Nürburgring (above). Complete with some fantastic imagery from throughout their history, rare insights in to James Bond and full coverage of their Centenary celebrations last year, the yearbook is a great celebration of Britain's coolest car brand.

Morgan iPad Cover

The Morgan Motor Company are notably quite nostalgic. Not just in their cars themselves, but in the processes used to make them; with hand-built body panels and crafted leather interiors. No wonder then, that when they turn their hand to producing something as modern as an iPad case, it still looks like it was produced in a time gone by.

Made with high quality leather and embossed with the Morgan logo, it comes packed full of retro charm. It also comes with a stud-strap lock and a separate dust cover bag for protection - making it the ideal gift for keeping iPads stylish and safe.

Ferrari Sunglasses

For a more extravagant gift, Ferrari sunglasses are ideal, offering style and substance. Interestingly, all Ferrari sunglasses reflect a particular car in the Ferrari range. There are sunglasses to represent classics such as the Ferrari 355GTS, the 250 GTO and even the F40.

However, the range really shines when looking at Ferrari's newer cars. For example, the Ferrari FXX glasses are inspired by the curves of the Italian supercar, with a carbon fibre frame reflecting the extensive use of material in the car itself.

One step further are the LaFerrari Sunglasses - which sport a Kevlar (military-grade fibre) interior as well as the carbon fibre frame. The glasses are then customised with a titanium plaque, laser inscribed with a LaFerrari image - no expense spared.