If you’re on the fence about giving a gift to a pilot, just know that we’re all looking for things we can use or enjoy. So, why not offer a gift that can be used immediately, or better yet, make a lasting impression. One of the most thoughtful gifts for pilots is something they can keep and use indefinitely.
Here are 50 gifts for pilots, ranging from practical to fun, and everything in between.
Best Gift For Pilots
Trintec Cessna Altimeter Clock 6.5″ Square with Logo
This is a truly unique gift for any aviation enthusiast. It has an analog altimeter that simulates altitude, and also shows the time with moving hands, all of which are shown through a clear plexiglass cover. This is not just a clock with some novelty additions. It’s designed so that it’s actually easy to read quickly both the time and altitude at the same time, but isn’t so large as to require you to have an especially big wall. The clocks bezel is black with white lettering, and the back of the clock has a large Cessna logo that pays homage to the cockpit.
US Military Fighter Jet Blueprint Linen Throw Pillow Case
Our quality throw pillow covers are the perfect gifts for your friend. Sober colors in both, front side and backside make them even more beautiful. Top-notch printing technology ensures that your artwork not only looks vivid but stays vivid for a long time. Our invisible zipper opening makes them easy to assemble. The process of making these products is carbon footprint-free, which means that the production of these pillows is eco-friendly.
Viski Rocket Cocktail Shaker Set
Viski tools are forged from high-quality stainless steel of the highest grade of 18/10 that are super polished to perfection. The rubber gasket is of food-grade silicone that creates a vacuum seal that will keep liquids contained under the toughest circumstances. Viski Cocktail Shaker is made of 2 mirror polished shells and is capable of holding up to 24 fluid ounces. It also includes a built-in strainer so you can shake drinks right over the glass without damaging it. Your pilot friend will love it!
Pilot Arrivals/Departures Door Mat
These unique, original designs by pilots for pilots are made of highly durable vinyl plastic. Weather-proof — precision laser cut at state-of-th-art facility means straight lines and clean edges. Built to last outdoors for years to come, yet lightweight enough to easily carry inside. Perfect for places where the shock of arrival or departure is felt daily: Airports, Flight Schools or a Pilot’s home
Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with GPS
This sleek smartwatch features an expansive touchscreen that allows you to quickly and easily view incoming texts, call notifications, and calendar updates while on the go. It has a water-resistant shell that’s designed to withstand splashes and rain, while Built-in GPS keeps you even more connected. With this Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch, you’ll be able to store up to 300 songs to dance away your workout or take phone calls hands-free. You can also use it for access to over 15,000 apps including Pandora right from your wrist.
Airplane Night Light 3D Illusion Lamp
Turn your space into an airport runway with this fun Airplane Night Light! The night light projects a realistic outline of an airplane onto the ceiling when turned off, and creates a gorgeous star-studded sky when turned on. It features a long run time of up to 10 hours in power-saving mode, and two ways to operate – touch sensor or remote control. Powered by USB cable, batteries, or AC adaptor (not included in the package).
Handmade Authentic Clock Compass in Rose Wood Box
This vintage Airplane Clock is an excellent gift for pilots. Handmade product, Little bit variation, not all are exactly same. It contains a working watch and compass. Made of brass and rosewood clock case, Supplied with a polished brass bezel and center insert. The clock gives amazing antique vibes. Packaged neatly in Rosewood box for lasting a very long time.
Cessna Plane Pilot Pair of Cufflinks and Tie Bar Clip
Arrive in style with MRCUFF. Each tie bar and cuff link set is crafted from with love commemorating aviation history and forming a modern take on the way we keep time. With a design inspired by the Cessna Aircraft Company logo, each piece is hand-inspected to ensure your tie bar or cuff links are the finest. Every set comes in a handsome hard shell presentation box ready for gift giving or storage. It’s an awesome gift for anyone from the airline pilot to the guy who has everything. A simple design he’ll love to wear, you can’t go wrong with it.
Fighter-Shaped Bottle Openers
A collection of 20 fighter-shaped bottle openers, a great gift for a co-pilot, a pilot who has everything, a military aficionado or a collector of novelties. It can be used as a favor at a bridal shower, bridal party, or at destination wedding destination. You can also place these bottle openers on your wedding table setting to add more fun to the event. A great item for pilots and aviation aficionados, these bottle openers are ideal for decorating airplanes and for souvenir shops.
Targus Metro Rolling Laptop Case Bag
This roomy briefcase has everything you need to stay organized on the go. Slip your notebook computer in the main compartment while papers, pens, and other business essentials fit in the front workstation. The exterior features two expandable pockets to keep easy-access items organized while an interior zipper pocket safely stores small accessories. A soft-grip handle at the top of this case offers extra comfort when on the move, while inline 360-degree wheels glide over any surface with ease. This bag is ideal for pilots, business professionals, or anyone who wants to stay organized while traveling on short trips.
Invicta Men’s 17204 AVIATOR Analog Watch
Invicta Watch Company was founded in 1837 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. It all began when Raphael Picard, master watchmaker of the time, decided to create a watches’ workshop. These guys know how to craft a watch as an art piece. Your lovable pilot will adore this masterpiece that is specially made for aviators.
Bose Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Bose is the gold standard in premium headphones. Long-standing experience in acoustics is joined with innovative capabilities for Bluetooth wireless technology in the QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones. They’re an upgrade over the QC25 with better noise reduction, a more comfortable fit, longer playtime, and improved sound quality. They also include dual microphones with three levels of noise cancellation to ensure clear calls. And you can increase or reduce the noise level around you simply by raising or lowering the volume, it’s not necessary to pause your music first. With the Mobile Management app for Android and iOS devices, it’s easy to connect and control music
Captain Trump Coffee Mug, Present for Pilots
We all love the quirky Trump quotes and if you want to make your pilot laugh on their special day, look no further! The mug is sturdy and glossy with detailed Printing. The imprinted Captain Trump Coffee Mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. It has a substantial 4in (10 cm) diameter lip and handles. Holds 16oz (475 ml). The print will never wear off. Perfect for: Father’s day, mother’s day, grandpa’s birthday, Christmas present, secret Santa gift, or any other holiday or occasion.
Vintage Wright Brothers Flying Machine Patent Poster Prints
Vintage Wright Brothers Flying Machine Patent Poster Prints, Set of 4 (8×10) is a tri-fold airplane poster. The poster will brighten up any decor. The print has vivid colors which are great for people who are younger. Vintage Wright Brothers Flying Machine Patent Poster Prints, Set of 4 (8×10) is printed on 100 lb. paper stock using fade-resistant inks. This is not a cheap poster on thin paper or a photo poster. It will elevate the decor of any home.
Flight Instruments Poster
Flight school is something no pilot will ever forget. The iconic phrase of “what part of this don’t you understand?” is also etched in every pilot’s mind. They are sure to burst out in laughter as they hand this on their home wall or office. A perfect conversation starter. This print features the Flight Instruments that will jog some memories.
Airspeed Junkie Propheads Fly Fast Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
No more hot coffee or cold soda. This hybrid contains two stainless steel layers, sealed around an air space. The vacuum insulation will keep contents hot up to 6 hours, and cold for 24 hours. It weighs less than traditional travel mugs and comes with a handy loop for easy carrying. Don’t sit on the sidelines while life passes you by – grab your mug!
Top Gun Talk To Me Goose Maverick Helmet T-Shirt
With feelings of nostalgia, you can dress in this Top Gun T-Shirt. The black t-shirt features the memorable quote, “Talk to me Goose.” You can feel like Maverick in this Goose pilot flight suit tribute. Top Gun fans which include most pilots will love this shirt!
Pilot Jacket Aviation in Softshell
Want to purchase a gift for a pilot? The design includes the Breitling logo and features an aviation theme. The jacket is made of a softshell material that makes it ideal for travel because it only weighs 1.7 lbs and rolls into a small 4×6″ self-storage pouch. It is also wrinkle-resistant. Another feature is the media/player pocket located inside the left chest area (above the patch pockets). There is also a sewn-in phone pocket behind the right patch pocket for storing an iPhone or similar device. The back of the jacket has air vent panels for comfort
New Trintec 2060 Series 6 Piece Instrument Coaster Set of 6 Coasters
Introducing The Trintec 6 Piece Instrument Coaster Set. These polystyrene coasters are the perfect way to protect your furniture from damaging scratches caused by drinks when you’re having a party with your pilot friends. Each set comes with six coasters held in an aircraft vent cover-shaped package. They are sold individually but are also available in 2, 3, or 6 piece sets. These are great to give as gifts to fellow pilots.
Flyboys – Reversible Kneeboard with Clipboard
The Flyboys kneeboard is intended for the pilot that likes to keep everything with them, every day. It is a great choice for student pilots or flight instructors that are flying various aircraft types. The Reversible Kneeboard/Clipboard allows the pilot to change from left-hand writing to right-hand writing simply by removing the clipboard and refitting it on the opposite side of the kneeboard. This design supports both dominant and non-dominant hand users. The Flyboys detachable Eyelet Strip can be removed for use in stealth mode, which means no velcro flaps are visible when worn under clothing.
Airplane Pewter Finish 8 inch Decorative Stoneware Bookends Set
The perfect gift for pilots or anyone who enjoys airplanes. Decorate your office, library, or child’s room with these creative airplane-designed bookends with rustic accents. It features airplane-shaped bookends made of durable wood material and a pewter finish. Each bookend measures approximately 8 inches long by 12 inches high by 5 inches wide. It is the perfect item to hold up your favorite books. The aircraft bookends are contained in protective packaging that makes for easy wrapping and gift-giving.
Design 4 Pilots Professional Pilot Logbook Cover
The Design 4 Pilots logbook cover is perfect for both private and professional pilots and comes in a variety of retro and vintage themes. The cover is made from high-quality, eco-friendly leather that lasts for years and will develop a beautiful patina with use. It is ideal for holding pilot logs, certificates, and airmail stamps. This cover has the capabilities to fit most international size-AA standard logbooks such as Aurex/Nomad series, B737 A/B/C/D logbooks…etc.
Leather Journal Lined Craft Paper with Vintage Airplane
This handmade LeatherCraft Paper Notebook A5 is a fabulous ritual to keep your memories by writing in this book. It’s not only a wonderful present for yourself but also the best gift you can give someone you love. These diaries come with lined pages and are 100% handmade to create a perfect journal for your daily use or collection. The bright color and comfortable feel will attract people’s attention easily and absolutely win their hearts. The high-quality leather cover and thick textured pages of this notebook ensure that your keepsake will last for generations.
Le’raze Airplane Wine Bottle Cork Screw Bottle Opener
This Airplane Bottle opener is the perfect gift for your pilot friends or anybody who loves airplanes. If you are planning a party, this bottle opener is the way to go. The durable zinc alloy planeload corkscrew easily removes old, dirty wine corks to avoid spoiling the wine. You can use this plane puller corkscrew to open wine bottles at the party or even give it as a gift to friends, family members, and colleagues who love wine.
Citizen Navihawk A-T Eco-Drive Watch
The Navihawk Perpetual Chrono combines the best of both pilot and diver watches (but is not Amphibious). The watch is powered by light such as sunlight or indoor bulbs and does not require a battery. Citizen Eco-Drive technology allows for great energy efficiency with no need to ever replace or recharge your watch. Featuring a 44mm stainless steel case and bracelet, pilot bezel with 24-hour markings (also known as an azimuth bezel), and a screw-down crown, exhibition case back, and water resistance to 300M/990FT.
YOUKI Metal Airplane Propeller Wall Decor
You’d love to travel the world and experience it first-hand, but the fact is: you travel for work and you really hate to check-in and out of hotels. Sure, those places are nice enough, but you want something that’s uniquely yours. You want to decorate your house or business with vintage aviation art that helps you remember the beauty and excitement of flying. It’s time to take advantage of our special offers and finally get those propellers spinning! These attractive models convert well for any living space, whether it be a home or your business.
Farm Blue Tactical Flight Bag
This premium-quality bag is constructed of rugged 210 denier nylon and features a workstation complete with an organizer panel. The zipper-secured outside pocket can hold small accessories, while the internal mesh pockets keep pens, tools, and other smaller items easily organized. A heavy-duty zippered outside pocket allows secure storage for your iPad, tablet, or laptop computer. The inside of the main compartment has three additional zippered compartments for storing important papers, pens, and other essentials. The padded shoulder strap will help you carry the bag wherever you want to go.
Vintage Handmade Leather Messenger Bag
With a clean, streamlined aesthetic, the DHK 16 Medium Vintage Handmade Leather Messenger Bag is designed with both functionality and style. With an adjustable strap that tucks into the bag, it’s easy to slip on and off for quick access to your computer laptop, magazines, folders, books, and gadgets. Made of rich full-grain Nappa leather it includes one large main compartment with two internal divisional layers for maximum storage capacity. The bottom divisional layer has an internal 10 x 5-inch padded compartment capable of supporting your laptop. It also has four metal feet on the base making it stand up straight when set down.
Traditional Wooden Airplane Propeller Decor
This Old World style wall decor will bring elegance and class to your room. The polished brown finish will blend beautifully with your existing decor and add a rustic charm to any setting. Easy to hang and features a classic design, this wall decor is the perfect finishing touch to your home. The classic airplane prop will delight any lover of aviation or history buff. This large decoration provides a fun centerpiece for your living room, bedroom, office, or dining area.
Pilot Airplane American Flag Plane Aviation T-Shirt
This pilot airplane American flag plane aviation apparel vintage retro clothing is perfect for flying airline school lovers. Great gift for pilots. People who love aviators’ planes clothes, outfits are sure to love this funny flight instructor clothing. Be patriotic and a pilot at the same time!
DESIGN 4 PILOTS Microfiber Cap Embroidered Pilot Wing
DESIGN 4 PILOTS presents a unique, lightweight, and breathable material pilot’s cap for men and women. In combination with the silver-colored embroidery, the cap makes a very special gift idea for airline pilots or private pilots. At the same time, it is perfect to wear while traveling in white winter weather. The pre-curved visor fits almost all head sizes and allows comfortable wearing even when worn underneath a helmet. All DESIGN 4 PILOTS items are made out of microfiber that is incredibly soft and durable. The matte finish on both sides bestows an elegant shine.
DESIGN 4 PILOTS Aviation Professional Pilot kneeboard
This is the most popular kneeboard in the world. Just like our other kneeboards, this one is aviation designed with copilot in mind. It was specifically created to fit in the cramped cockpits of the Cessna 172, 182, 206, A152, Beechcraft Musketeer, and Travel Air. The DESIGN 4 PILOTS Aviation Professional Pilot kneeboard is made with high-quality leather. A unique characteristic of this pilot kneeboard is that there are no elastic straps digging into your thigh while you’re wearing it. It has a top-quality wide neoprene strap which ensures a more comfortable fit all around.
DESIGN 4 PILOTS Pilot Card Holder
DESIGN4PILOTS Pilot Card Holder is the perfect gift for any pilot! Our Pilot ID, fashion ID card holder fits perfectly in your pocket or on your dashboard! It’s got two sturdy elastic bands to hold multiple Aviation and fashion cards like your Flight Instructor certificate, Airline Transport Pilot certificate, Official Pilot logbook, Hazmat licenses, Civil, Private, or Commercial certification cards. Stop purchasing bulky clip-on holders that don’t stay clipped. Never search for one of those little flappy kinds of cardholders. This fashion Document Holder will keep everything you need right at your fingertips!
Sports & Speciality Tie For Pilots
These Skinny Woven Ties are made of imported high-quality fabrics. They are perfect for everyday wear or special events. The tuxedo tie will make you look more handsome, noble, and elegant. You can even use the tie as a bow tie. Each pattern is handpicked by a professional design team to ensure that they are truly unique and trendy. Your pilot will love the aviation theme and it will soon become their favorite tie.
Whiskey Decanter Airplane Set and Glasses Antique Wood Airplane
Pour your favorite whiskey, bourbon, or scotch with this unique, highly detailed Whiskey Decanter Airplane Set. The antique look airplane measures just over 6 inches long, 7 1/2 inches wide, 6 1/4 inches high and holds approximately 650 ml of liquid. The propeller can be turned by hand. This gift set includes two “Airplane” glasses measuring 4 3/4 inches tall. This item makes a wonderful gift for the pilot in your life or an excellent addition to your own collection.
Globe Liquor Decanter – Favorite Gifts for Men & Women Who Love Bourbon, Wine, Whiskey Decanter
This gorgeous 1000ml globe liquor decanter is the perfect gift for any pilot, commercial airline pilot, or aviation enthusiast. Custom design for pilots that love whiskey or bourbon, this liquor decanter has a stylized map of the world in the background. It comes in a handblown glass camel bottle with etched glass panels in the sides so you can see all your favorite spirits inside. The world map is made up of “flight lines” to popular destinations around the world. Glorious detail, fabulous design that everyone will love.
Ray-Ban Rb3025 Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses will always hold a special place in history. They were the first sunglasses to be worn by pilots in WWI because of their superior optical clarity and strength. Today, this timeless design is just as popular among celebrities and fashionistas, who demand nothing less than the best from designer sunglass brands. It’s a must-have for every pilot.
Pilot’s Six Pack T-shirt
This Pilot’s Six Pack T-shirt is what you want to wear the day after flying the red white and blue across the sky. This funny aviation gift shirt is great for pilots or aviation students flying in training. The perfect gift idea for a flight school graduate or an aviation professional who loves flying airplanes. This six-pack shirt is made of 100% preshrunk cotton, so it fits great. A great present for a flight school graduate or flight instructor who’s made it to the six-pack with flight instruments on their instrument panel.
Pilot Nutritional Facts Novelty Mug
This mug holds 11 ounces. Makes a humorous gift for pilots, flight instructors, flight school students – or anyone else who might appreciate this fun drinking mug!
Trust Me I’m a Pilot Socks
She will love these Trust Me I’m a Pilot socks, and you will get lots of mileage out of that joke! Great for anyone who loves aviation, pilots, flight attendants, flight students, pilots in flight training, airplane lovers. Gift for her. MBMSO is proud to offer the highest quality novelty socks available anywhere. These fun novelty socks are designed and printed in the USA using high-tech digital printing technology to ensure the highest quality product every time.
I am the Captain Now funny pilot t-shirt
Standing in the cockpit, the pilot points to the right. Then to the left. And finally ahead, informing copilot he will be taking over for landing. Features aviator sunglasses, captain’s hat, and pilot wings. Great gift for any pilot who loves planes, aviation, airplanes, flying, air travel, jets, helicopters, cargo planes etc. Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve, and bottom hem.
Wrapping It Up
If your loved ones are in the aviation industry or just love airplanes, here is our list of favorite gifts for pilots. We hope this guide helps you find great ideas for unique presents for all those who fly planes.
What do you think? Do you know any other creative ideas for gifts for pilots? Please share with us by commenting below.
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