Flying can be an amazing experience, but it is also a very stressful profession. Pilots are often faced with long hours of work and the pressure to do their jobs perfectly to ensure that passengers are safe. Therefore, pilots need to take care of themselves, which means they need some downtime and different gifts.
In my post, I will explore some great gift ideas for pilots to help them unwind after a long day on the job!
Top 5 best gifts for pilots
- From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
- The Premium Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.
The Premium Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator, plus 10 additional precision aircraft with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports. So if someone is looking for a plane to fly, there is nothing better than this!
Original ejection chair of a Thunderstreak fighter plan
Wow, your friends and family with this genuine, one-of-a-kind Thunderstreak ejection seat. This seat is perfect for the antique collector or aviation enthusiast on your list–they’ll be blown away by how cool it is! American fighter bombers originally used the seats in Belgium from 1956 to 1972 to know some history behind it.
Godinger Whiskey Decanter Airplane Globe Set
- Fly high with this hand blown elegant whiskey decanter dispenser featuring an etched globe design and airplane in the bottle will undoubtedly enhance your drinking experience while making a bold impression.
- Patented set includes whisky decanter with 2 matching globe design old fashioned whiskey glasses fitted onto a mahogany stained wooden airplane. Gold stopper adds a touch of class while keeping your spirits sealed.
Stir up a good time with this set, perfect for any pilot. Impress him with the beautiful plane and globe design on the decanter while you take flight with your favourite spirits in these matching glassware toasts to endless flights of fancy. And don’t forget that stopper! It’ll keep him booze sealed tight until it’s time for another round after takeoff.
Timex Weekender Chronograph
- Adjustable brown 20 millimeter double-layered genuine leather slip-thru strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
- Blue dial with date window at 4 o'clock; full Arabic numerals; 24-hour military time
Timex is a true classic. They may not be the first name that comes to mind, but they are, in fact, responsible for one of the most iconic watches of all time, namely the Flintstones Watch. Not only did they create this watch design back in the 1960s, but these durable pieces have also been consistently excellent ever since then! The pilots would certainly be happy with such a gift.
ForeFlight Mobile App
This app is great for anyone new to flying. Foreflight lets novice pilots manage everything they need to fly expertly, all from the convenience of their phones. It gives them information on weather, airport services, and synthetic vision to plan every aspect of the flight accordingly. These developers have eliminated any guesswork in regards to piloting a plane!
Useful gifts for pilots
- 30% greater active noise reduction than conventional aviation headsets. Connectivity Technology: Wired/Wireless
- 30% less clamping force than conventional aviation headsets. The ergonomic control module includes an auxiliary audio input with intercom/AUX priority switching, ideal for dedicated GPS and traffic warning systems
This Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug Cable is the perfect gift for anyone looking for ultimate sound quality and noise reduction. With 30% more active noise cancelling and simple, intuitive headset controls, plug it in, turn it on, and go! This headset also has a tone of voice: friendly; Its ergonomic control module includes an additional audio input that allows, among other things, to connect to dedicated GPS systems (perfect for pilots!).
- ✈ [Text to Speech] The scan translator can scan 3000 characters per minute, scan and translate the entire line of text within one second, and output the original text and the translated documents by voice. The accuracy rate is up to 98% which is convenient and fast! Very suitable for people with dyslexia and poor eyesight.
- ✈ [112 languages voice translator] The voice output translator supports online scan translation in 55 languages and real-time voice translation in 112 languages. Supports multinational accents and can adjust the speed of speech output. It is the best choice for you to take notes, record conferences, travel abroad, take LELTS exams, and give as a gift.
It’s good when people know many languages. But the cases are different. The pilot may be unexpectedly sent on a flight to a country whose language he does not know. Since these situations cannot be predicted, such a gift will certainly come in handy.
- 600D polyester for extreme durability
- Heavy-duty water-resistant bottom
Do you know a pilot who is so obsessed with his dream job? This backpack will be for him for life. The pilot just needs to find him and use every opportunity when it comes his way. With an AirClassics backpack, he will have everything he needs to work or start a new career – and still look like the captain of the industry.
It’s the perfect blend of style and performance. Do you want to combine business with pleasure? This is the same shirt! Van Heusen Men’s “Pilot” Short Sleeve Shirt – White with a modern crisp design that makes you feel like you can handle the day!
- Connect up to 5 devices at a time via Bluetooth technology. Now also compatible with the iPhone 5, new iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th generation.
- Large LCD screen with backlight for night operation
With the Bad Elf GPS, you can never get lost again. With a touchscreen display and a QWERTY keyboard, it’s great for anyone who is in the air or on land getting from A to B. The device has multiple map themes and even handles 3D terrain maps like nothing (have you ever experienced sleighing?) It also tells you how fast your plane is going so that landing becomes easy breezy!
- 10 hour video Ground School on DVDs
- Private Pilot PrepWare test preparation software CD with all the FAA Private Pilot test questions, answers and explanations
Get your student ready to take on the sky from takeoff to landing with this Pilot’s Training Kit. Containing the occasional snark, but overall just a friendly ear as they build their skills and confidence before taking off into a great future in aviation!
- CUSTOM DESIGN - This Star Wars backpack features a roll-top rucksack design which is inspiRed by the brave pilots of the Rebel Alliance
- LAPTOP POCKET - Protect up to a 15-inch laptop with the interior padded pocket
This Star Wars Rebel Pilot Rolltop Backpack is perfect for laptops, tablets, and other electronics. Crafted from authentic materials emblazoned with Darth Vader’s Imperial logo and a Rebel pilot insignia, this backpack will make any fan happy!
- "OUR ADVENTURE BEGINS!" – Let the Adventure Begin
- ADORABLE GIFT BOX - This airplane bottle opener comes in an adorable gift box, ready to be given away.
From campsites to airports, bon voyage to lift-off, this airplane bottle opener is the perfect gift for those with wanderlust in their blood. With a sturdy handle and a whimsical silver plane design on top, this reliable travel tool is always ready for takeoff! Hang an Airplane Bottle Opener on your keychains or backpack and take it everywhere you go. Never be without airport access again!
Interesting gifts for pilots
- ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS: High quality mug makes the perfect gift for everyone.
- Printed on only the highest quality mugs. The print will never fade no matter how many times it is washed.
So your friend has been looking forward to that pilot’s license their whole life. Now they’ll never forget the day they got it because this is what will be waiting for them in the kitchen when they get home! This 11 oz or 15oz mug says a lot about a person. Plus, at those sites, you’re getting more bang for your buck with coffee as well!
There’s nothing like exploring that great frontier known as the paper. You don’t even need to spend hours with a pen and paper or an expensive piece of software, just flip on your office computer and take flight into the serene world of writing anything from term papers to budget presentations. With this customized airplane-shaped weight at your fingertips, you can be sure to keep going in circles without being grounded by little details such as gravity and thumbtacks getting lost when they get knocked off the board.
- ✈3D VISION EFFECT: NOT really a 3D "hologram", the lamp itself is a 2D ACRYLIC PLATE. When lighting the Transparent Pattern looks like a 3D effect appearing, Especially in the dark or take a photograph, the vision thrill will be strong! LED Airplane lamp makes your room more interesting.
- ✈SMART TOUCH CONTROL: Our 3D Airplane night light has two light modes, static single color mode and 7 color flashing mode. Color changing by one button operated, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan, Pink, White and 7 colors gradient. Soft lighting creates a comfortable atmosphere to give your baby a restful sleep.
Why fly to your dream when you can settle down and get one here? Treat yourself to sleep with this cozy light. Unlike a sleeping companion that you might wake up about while talking, this night light only has two speeds: a cheerful colour twitch or a calm single colour. I’m not afraid to admit, I like blue the most!
- Creative airplane designed bookends with rustic accents
- Made of a durable wood material and pewter finish
This unique, airplane-designed bookend is perfect for an office or library! It features a rustic finish and will greatly enhance the appearance of any bookshelf. Show off your love of flight with this handcrafted gift – it’s functional as well as stylish!
- Life Is Better Flying license plate frames make excellent pilot gifts for commercial pilots, airplane enthusiasts, or navy pilots. They also make perfect flight attendant gifts, or gifts for travelers who love to rack up frequent flyer points.
- This smooth-faced, flat metal novelty license plate frame is the perfect addition to the front of your car. A novelty license plate frame is a perfect automotive gift to showcase your style, and also makes a great piece of man cave decor or garage wall art.
Defence your home state with a license plate frame! Proud of what you do up in the sky? Show it off on your car and dare anyone to call you a dirty bird. Owning this novelty license plate frame means that life comes second to piloting an airplane because people are always loving how cool they look when they get out of their vehicle. Featuring a commercial pilots emblem, this metal faceplate will make any legal driver feel like much more than just another Joe Sixpack and double as great decor for man caves or garage walls.
Gifts for future pilots
- Baby boy pilot costume is made of soft cotton, breathable fabric keeps baby comfortable and cool.
- Printed with classical pilot pattern, with a real tie.
The Baby Boy Pilot Costume is cute and classic. This little outfit includes a romper with a pilot pattern, tie, snap closures for an easy on and off, and cotton fabric to keep your kiddos cool. Everyday wear or for special occasions these soft baby clothes are perfect!
- 2 FLIGHT MODE - Glider mode and reversal mode. There are two holes in the plane's tail. Insert the small wing to the below hole, the plane will fly in glider mode. Insert small wing to the upper hole, Plane will fly in reversal mode. Interesting glider planes.
- GOOD FOR KIDS' HEALTH - Outdoor sports are good for children' health. Just give kids a chance for throwing these glider plane, they will get away from computer, television, play with it in your playroom or outside for hours. Kids will Learn how to launch and control the airplane toys, help your little ones develop coordination, critical thinking skills with a practical way, will also improve their hand-eye combination, coordination, observation and the sense of direction.
Start your engines, it’s time for a quick round of air battles with friends. Climb up and grab what you’re after! Dash away from those pesky missiles – show them who’s the boss now. These foam planes are made to take on all challenges for indoor or outdoor play without tears and pains!
- Made in the USA
- Includes 22 wall decals
There is so much history in the sky! I really love these vintage airplane wall stickers that allow you to share your interests with your friends and family. They are easy to apply, remove and move anywhere. Hit the road with this group of vintage planes as they decorate your walls in style!
- Set includes coordinating long-sleeve bodysuits
- Made with 100% cotton
This perfect value pack includes 2 long-sleeved bodysuits. Made of 100% cotton, they are soft and comfortable against your little one’s skin, reliable for everyday use, and affordable!
- ❤CAPTURE BABY BOY’S PRECIOUS MOMENTS: From wrinkly newborn to little toddler, how time flies! Our monthly milestone blanket is the perfect way to record your baby's memorable moments. You will be able to cherish this gorgeous adventure forever and share it with friends and family through photos on social media.
- ❤SUPER SOFT & BIG FLEECE BLANKET: Our 40” x 50” airplane milestone blanket is made of luxuriously flannel. This baby milestone blanket is large and soft enough to be a nursing blanket.
Capturing your baby’s precious moments is a milestone accomplishment. From the wrinkly newborn to the toddler, you can cherish this adventure forever and share it with friends and family through photos on social media!
- Perfect gift for your next baby shower
- All natural Havea rubber
In the world of plastic airplanes, your little one deserves something different. Present them with a toy that is easy to clean and non-toxic with this awesome airplane teething toy.
- Mickey moves side by side to the music.
- Mickey Mouse March Song, delightful music, & radio frequency sounds
Toddlers will have a delightful ride in this Kiddieland Disney Mickey Mouse airplane with light and sound. In this case, the highlight is the sounds of the radio! Kids can increase their speed with a button by turning the propellers to see colourful light patterns. Musical memory is an even bigger plus for busy parents who will love to create lasting memories with their children. With realistic sound effects for landing and takeoff, there has never been a fun airplane like Mickey!
Funny gifts for pilots
- INCLUDES: 1 coffee mug, designed by Andaz Press
- SIZE: Holds 11oz of your favorite tea, coffee or beverage. MATERIAL: Ceramic, UV protected, FDA compliant. Microwave and dishwasher safe. To keep your mug looking awesome, hand washing is highly recommended.
Give the world’s okayest pilot this holiday. With inside jokes that will make them crack up, these mugs are just what they need for their morning coffee or tea! The perfect gag gift idea to add some humour to any occasion. Get ready to show off your wit with words of wisdom from the world’s most okayest pilot you know!
- 98% Polyester + 2% Spandex. 40cm Long
- Soft, Stretchy And Durable, Fits Men Shoes Size 5.5-10, Women Shoes Size 7.5-12. Comfortable For Ankle And Feet
These are super-themed socks. Planes and physics, what a great combination. The pilot will fly high in his model shoes or at work when he takes these crew socks. They are comfortable, fashionable and easy to wear with any outfit for business meetings or everyday Fridays in the city.
- AWESOME DESIGNS: Make a statement with our unique T-shirts and hoodies by setting yourself apart from the crowd. These eye-catching designs offer a delightful accent to your everyday hustle. Perfect for the gym, weekend wear, theme parties, holidays, and more, we offer cool graphic tees and printed sweatshirts for men, women, and children.
- PREMIUM QUALITY SHIRTS: Browse our wide selection of trendy graphic tees made to keep you comfortable and fashionable. Our top-quality lightweight fabrics and inks deliver maximum lasting impact and effortless fit, so each shirt comes with that perfectly soft worn-in feel. Choose between loose or fitted styles to get the look you crave.
A favourite of pilots around the world, these airplane T-shirts will let you fly straight to the skies in the comfort and style of a friend or family member. Crafted from super soft and lightweight fabric for a unique style.
Ditch that other post and go for this one, to bring out the rust in your house. Give friends a chuckle with a personalized sign about parking their plane in someone else’s garage! Inside jokes are always appreciated by pilots because they take so much time away from family and must be tired.
This “Flying Tools” art would look great on an office wall at work or next to magazine article clippings of aircraft sitting between some bar stools at home. Great gift for anyone who likes fun!
- Express your funny side and appreciation using this pilot Whiskey Glass, one of the inspiring gift for your favorite pilot this Christmas and in all seasons.
- Perfect 11 oz volume to enjoy whiskey, bourbon, scotch, vodka, white wine, and whatever beverage you love!
Every pilot needs a glass, so get them this cheeky Unique Whiskey Glass in the perfect size. This tumbler will make drinking their favourite (or any) beverage even more enjoyable with its balanced base and 11 oz volume to give everyone a great pour.
The imprint of a winged plane is the first thing they’ll see when they reach for it at their bar or on the table as you’re pulling up safe after a long flight – now that’s what we call an inspiring gift!
Birthday gifts for pilots
Compact Packable Travel Neck Pillow
With this gift, you will not need to explain anything to those who love your work. They will 100% find a perfect fit with this pillow. And they will also thank you and the universe for the comfort that this thing will give.
- VALUE PACK: 4 Piece Set of Modern Style Men's Jewelry. Each Set Includes Pair of Cufflinks, Matching Tie Bar and Money Clip with Engraved Letters. Jewelry Comes In Black Gift Box With High-Quality Foam Insert To Hold Each Piece in Place.
- MEASUREMENTS: Cufflink Shape: Round: 16 x 16mm. Height: 22mm. Closure Type: Bullet-Back. Tie Bar Length: 50mm. Money Clip Length: 54mm. LETTER: S. COLOR: Silvertone.
This personalized set of 4 accessories is the perfect gift for your captain. It is best to use silver attributes to accentuate the style in the form.
The perfect way to tell your pilots to thank you, we love you and welcome home. These mats are made from durable non-slip fibres that will span the width of a standard doorway or for use in small spaces like balconies and hallways. The mat is 13” wide by 20’ long and designed with happy take-offs on one side and happy landings on the other.
Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 4K Digital Camera
- Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera: 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zooms DC Vario lens (20 1220 millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
- High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight. Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
Sunsets and sunrises … What do you like more? What’s prettier? These are very difficult questions that cannot be answered. But! Pilots will be able to capture these moments using a camera. And not only them but also the incredible nature from above.
A good gift for your favorite pilot … Show that you care about him and help him fly high with this aviation-themed blanket. Soft, elegant cotton will give their home a trendy sheen. You can ship it to one of ten locations around the world!
Christmas gifts for pilots
Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane
Pilots are very fond of watching the flight of aircraft. Give them something they can control, like a smartphone-controlled paper airplane. This exciting new toy embodies the thrill of human ingenuity, plus it is wind-resistant like no other aircraft before.
The possibilities are endless because a person can fold it as he wants! It even has carbon fibre in it, which makes crashing into trees more bearable than most aircraft could survive. Better yet, turn on the Smartphone-controlled Paper Airplane app; now when he tells his plane how high or low he wants to take off, that’s exactly what will happen!
Leather-effect Pocket Notebook
Take pilots’ imaginations to the skies with these leather-effect pocket notebooks. A lined notebook and over 100 sheets of paper are the perfect gifts for any aviation enthusiast or airplane observer. With this practical notebook with a durable inner elastic band that won’t rip in your bag, keep it organized to work in all walks of life.
This option is not only practical but also an added bonus for any aircraft connoisseur! The luggage tag is high quality and durable, made of polyester and zinc alloy. This kit includes one black keychain with an embroidered airplane on one side and a 24/7 Pilot on the other. If you want to gift something that serves as decoration and utility at the same time, this item will be perfect!
A Christmas present for people who are not tired of their job. For people who want to surround themselves everywhere with their favorite subject – aviation. So why not help start transforming your bathroom with such an interesting design?
1 X Commercial Airliner Resin Hanging
- Made of Resin
- Approx. 4.25" long
Add a dash of jet-theme to your holiday decorations with this airplane resin hanger. The perfect gift for any pilot, it adds a touch of class and whimsy to the season! Perfect decoration for Christmas trees, mantles, or wreaths. Hang from porch ceilings and other high places where bells couldn’t be added!
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