According to one survey informally conducted online, Valentine’s Day comes in as one of America’s top five most beloved holidays. If you’re one of the people who appreciates the chance to give (and get) a little love, or you just like the opportunity to spruce up your Subaru, consider buying some appropriate car accessories.
Remember that just like a house, a vehicle can become an extension of your personality and lifestyle. Consequently, you can turn a relatively basic product into a unique ride.
What’s available to Subaru owners in the mood to share the romantic virtues that exemplify Valentine’s Day? Try these car accessories on for size.
Valentine’s Vehicle Costume
You’ve no doubt seen other Subarus decked out with faux reindeer antlers and a red “nose” attached to the vehicle’s grille. These costumes instantly turn any car, truck, or SUV into an amusing sight. But the fun doesn’t have to end when January rolls around and everyone puts the December holidays in their rearview mirrors.
Now, manufacturers of these types of vehicle costuming accouterments also offer red, heart-like “antlers” and a matching red heart with an arrow for the grille. Typically, you can find them for around $20 online, so they’re hardly going to break your bank. But they might just boost your day — or the day of someone who gets a hearty laugh from your car’s get-up.
Customized Floor Mats
Chances are good that if you’ve been driving your Subaru for more than a few months, the floor is looking less-than-pristine. Yes, you can get some car detailing, but why not also purchase seasonal customized floor mats that can be removed and cleaned?
Think about getting red floor mats to use for Valentine’s Day, and potentially also Christmas. Or, have your floor mats personalized with your sweetheart’s name or a big heart. The sky’s really the limit, and having a rotation of floor mats keeps your vehicle from looking dirty or out of style.
Comfy Seat Covers
If you’re going to buy floor mats, don’t neglect to invest in seat covers to match! Seat covers are available in a range of colors and styles, including some that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Can’t find some that are distinctive enough for your taste? You may have to choose a specific color, like pink, to show off your romantic side when February hits the calendar. Along with your other car accessories, your pink, red, or dark red seat cover will be comfortable, fashionable, and seasonally ideal.
Pet Car Mats
You say you have four-legged, furry friends who come along for rides? They deserve their own special seating in your Subaru, and you deserve to know that your seats won’t get filthy from their dirty (albeit adorable) paws.
The first place to look for pet-related car accessories locally would be your nearest pet store, whether a big box retailer or a locally owned provider of quality merchandise for pets and pet owners. This also makes a great gift if you’re not sure what to buy the dog enthusiast in your life for Valentine’s Day besides chocolates and flowers. Again, choose pink or red as a nod to V-Day traditions and symbolism.
A Dashboard Bobble Head
Is it romantic? Probably not. However, any dashboard bobblehead can provide amusement and give you something to smile about when you’re in the driver’s seat.
The bobblehead can be something distinctively Valentine-themed, such as diapered cupid with his quiver of love-tipped arrows. Or, you can simply buy a bobblehead that seems to match your Subaru’s general holiday appearance. Just make sure you put it in a place that doesn’t obstruct your view.
Valentine’s Bumper Stickers
Just as there’s an app for everything, there’s also a bumper sticker for any need — including Valentine’s Day. You might have to search online to find one that you adore, but it’s safe to say that if you can dream it, you can discover it on the Internet.
Of course, if you do have difficulty coming up with a great bumper sticker, why not create one yourself? All you need is something to say (with or without graphics) and you can generate one on several personalization sites. Who knows? Your artwork or clever copy could gain the attention of others, and you might launch a source of passive income by selling others’ your V-Day bumper stickers through the web.
Have you ever driven behind another Subaru only to realize you were being “watched” by a pink stuffed monkey with big red lips or a heart pillow in the back window? It’s a funny realization and makes driving a little less stressful.
Obviously, you should never put anything in a place that limits your ability to safely drive your vehicle. That’s just a given. At the same time, play around with smaller stuffed animals and other toys to see if you can give drivers behind you a good laugh. (Or make them scratch their heads at your wacky, weird sense of humor.)
Is that love in the air? Nah, it’s just a heart-shaped air freshener dangling from the rearview mirror! You know you don’t want any funky smells in your Subaru anyway, so find yourself a love-related deodorizer in February.
No luck on uncovering the perfect fit? Then think about smells associated with the season and buy an air freshener accordingly. From roses to cocoa, air fresheners for cars are available in a wide array of aromas. Although passersby won’t know it, your car will have all the hallmarks of being a mobile homage to V-Day, right down to its scents.
Never let it be said that Subaru owners don’t know how to masterfully turn their wheels into more than just toys to get them from one point to the next! Go out there and get your Valentine’s Day car accessories now… and while you’re at it, pick up a little something for St. Patrick’s Day because it’s just around the corner.