- Here are some cool gift ideas for the VW fans in your life.
- Some items have just launched in the UK, but local options are available.
- GTI and ID cars feature prominently in VW's 2021 holiday gift collection.
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Volkswagen has just lifted the lid on its 2021 range of Christmas gifts, which they say is the definitive run-down of must-haves for its brand fanatics.
Unfortunately, we can't find many of the items Volkswagen has launched for the 2021 season in South Africa through the local store just yet. However, you can still buy an excellent selection of Volkswagen branded products from the local VW Merchandise Store here.
If you have family or friends living in the United Kingdom who will gladly accept your online orders from the VW Shop in the UK and then post them down to you in South Africa with haste, here are some choice items to buy for you or your loved ones this Christmas:
Fresh model cars for the collectables enthusiast
This year's VW gift suggestions include a 1:43-scale model ID.3 in Makena Turquoise. "With extraordinary attention to detail, this particular model features tiny imitations of the attractive Andoya alloy wheels, IQ.Light headlights and silver bi-colour exterior styling. Like the full-size ID.3, this miniature version has zero tailpipe emissions but relies upon push power to get around, unlike its larger lookalike. Either way, it is sustainable mobility at its tiniest," the Volkswagen release quips.
If your loved ones' 1:43-scale model desires are a little more family-sized, then a miniature ID.4 model will suit their needs. "Also, with zero tailpipe emissions, this high-specification model is finished in Honey Yellow metallic paint, with Narvik alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, IQ.Light headlights and 3D LED rear light clusters, and finally, the bi-colour style pack with its black roof and silver trim. It's perfect for any display cabinet," the VW spokesmen say.
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Something for (budding) GTI fans in the family
Next on the VW holiday gift list is something for the youngsters, and it's a fast one, so a helmet and pads are advised too – the GTI children's balance bike. You could consider this an entry point into GTI ownership for any budding fan of those hallowed three letters – the only limit on the top speed of this compact yet sturdy model is how fast a toddler's legs can move. VW says it's available in black, with a red seat, GTI logos and highlights, and the latest Volkswagen roundel on the front.
The GTI watch is designed for hardcore fans with a love of fine detailing (for the Volkswagen GTI driver or fan in your life who's always running late, perhaps?). Jokes aside, printed on the strap are the coordinates where the engine meets the body for the Golf GTI at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg.
The numbers on the dial also mimic the rev counter of the Golf GTI, going up to 5 in white and 6, 7 and 8 in red. The 42mm diameter watch face is finished in the familiar honeycomb design from GTI models' front grilles, while the GTI emblem sits beneath the 12-hour marker. The watch is waterproof up to three atmospheres.
A GTI wireless charger could be a handy way of breathing a little GTI magic into a loved one's life, particularly a tech-savvy family member. Featuring a charging pad finished in the iconic grey and red check cloth from the GTI models, the charger allows a compatible smartphone to be charged simply by placing it on top of the pad, so you don't have to carry a cable with you to ensure your phone is always topped up – a feature it shares with the latest range of Volkswagen models like the Golf 8 GTI.
Finally, another tech treat on the 2021 Volkswagen Christmas Gift List is a set of GTI Bluetooth Earbuds. Sleekly designed and wire-free, the earphones sit snugly in their charging case. When in use, red and blue lights indicate their status, in contrast to the black finish of the earphones, while a high-quality microphone allows the buds to pick up calls when in use. The case and each earbud are emblazoned with the GTI logo, with the former also featuring those hallowed Wolfsburg coordinates where GTI engines meet their bodies.
What you can buy in South Africa right now
If you'd like to shop locally, and you can't wait for these items above the VW's just launched in the UK, you can visit the Volkswagen Shop VW Lifestyle website here for a thorough selection of products that include:
- VW branded accessories such as wallets, key chains and powerbanks.
- Limited edition Collaboration apparel crafted in conjunction with local artists.
- The Amarok Collection of gear.
- The GTI Collection.
- The Heritage Collection.
- The Motorsport Collection.
- The R Collection.
- And The T-Roc Collection.
Be sure to keep an eye on the local VW store for Black Friday special offers and festive season sales offers. Also, check the local site regularly for up to date pricing as new products are added as they become available in South Africa.
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