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5 Incredible Gifts For Learner Drivers

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If you know someone who is a learner driver, then they are getting started on an exciting chapter of their lives. This also means that you can give them a fantastic set of gifts to make the experience a great one!
If you do want to do this, then you need to carefully pick the right type of gift to give. This isn’t tricky if you check out this list, where we cover all of the best options (in our professional experience of course!).

Driving Lesson Vouchers

While everyone at Progress prides ourselves on the affordability of our lessons, and incredible offers as part of our Intensive Courses, driving lessons for anyone can be a cumbersome expense. A lot of people find that they struggle to get the best possible options when it comes to driving because they don’t necessarily have the money for lessons and instructors. The worst thing to happen would be running out of funds when the vision of going for your test is in sight. Therefore we recommend if you would like to show your support to your loved ones, you either contribute to some driving lessons or consider contacting the instructor for gift vouchers. This would not only be a thoughtful gift, but an incredibly supportive give too - one that would never be forgotten!
To help them out, get them some vouchers. They can swap them for lessons, and get ahead without having to work endless hours in a busy life. 

L Plates

The L plates are a core part of what you need to succeed in the world of driving. They form a vital component for letting other drivers know that someone is just finding their feet and should be treated with caution in case of random delays or issues. Of course, not everyone will look at gaining experience on their own, and we always recommend gaining valuable test experience from a qualified DVSA approved driving instructor before going for your test.

However, what an affordable and supportive gift to buy, right?

Driving Fund

No part of learning to drive is a cheap process. It takes a lot of money to get your licence, apply for tests, learn to drive, and stuff like that. It can appear a little daunting at first, however, it really doesn't have to be. Showing support and giving savings advice, even contributing a small amount of money to a "Driving  Fund" could be everything that's needed to start them off on a positive step forward towards getting their driving lessons & licence.

Driving Test Cost

The driving test cost itself is a big price for someone who’s already spending their budget on lessons. It can sometimes be an incentive for someone when they receive help towards their driving test. We should make it clear that it's important not to build the test into a huge climax though, it'd add too much pressure. Many people prefer to keep their test confidential, so remember if you do want to support your loved ones with a contribution towards their test fees, to try and disconnect it from the actual booking and conducting the test. Afterall, that's where the real pressure lies!

Sat Nav

We don't want to make this seem like it's all about the cost. The cost is very affordable, however, is one of the best ways you can support your loved ones with moving forward to getting their driving license. It could likely turn out to truly be the gift of a lifetime! If you are looking for a more physical Birthday or Christmas present, then a great gesture in 2020 is to get them a sat nav. It is a helpful tool for anyone looking to get their driving licence, especially now that it is a core part of the practical driving test. Here at Progress, all of our instructors ensure you have everything needed to perform your test safely and efficiently. All of our DVSA-approved, qualified driving instructors are equipped with all the equipment you need (including the Sat Nav) to conduct your driving test worry-free.


Overall, these are the most common gifts that you can give to people who want to work towards getting their car driving licence. They all help out in a big way, and you should consider them if you are going to pitch in. Of course, there is no better gift in life than the true support of your loved ones - and that's free, so we'd always consider that something we all can do to support someone working towards passing their driving test.

No matter which way you end up showing your support to your loved ones, you’ll be giving them confidence and helping them to get out into the world, and that’s something money can’t buy. 

If you'd like to enquire about driving lessons by our expanding team of DVSA-approved qualified driving instructors covering Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire, call us at any time on 08455 211275 or click here to send us a message. We look forward to hearing from you!

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    Progress got me through my test first time. Very supportive & encouraging, would definitely recommend.
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    Progress really helped me with my driving, I have so much confidence on the road thanks to my instructor.
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