25 Gifts For Pilots Who Have Their Head In The Clouds

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: January 2, 2024

    Do you have a professional pilot or aviation enthusiast who eats, sleeps, and breathes flying? It’s more than just a job or hobby – it’s a passion. In this list, we have carefully selected the fun gifts you can give the pilot. Here are the best gift ideas any aviator will love. 

  1. A Luxury Flight Bag
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    Spacious but cabin-friendly, this carpenter-style bag is a great companion to the airline pilot who has everything — and likes to take it along. This leather flight bag is handmade from full-grain, oiled South American cowhide in espresso brown with contrasting black leather pocket flaps. 

  3. Airplane Bar Tools
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    This sleek, nickel-plated airplane bar set displays your mixology skills at your next party! It includes all the essentials: a strainer, jigger, bottle opener, and garnish knife. It’s a great addition to any home bar or hangar! Also, get them the matching airplane shaker for a great gift set.

  5. Vintage Propeller Wall Art
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    We love this airplane propeller decor because it inspires a sense of wonder and travel in any room. Crafted using solid wood, this carved piece features a classic, old-fashioned airplane propeller design to denote vintage style. 

  7. World Time Watch
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    Citizen World Chronograph A-T is the ideal timepiece for the avid world traveler. Atomic timekeeping in 26 time zones, 1/20-second chronograph measures up to 60 minutes, perpetual calendar, 12/24-hour time, power reserve indicator, day, and date. They are crafted with a rose gold-tone stainless steel case, a rich brown leather strap, a grey dial, and sapphire crystal.

  9. Cushy Seat


    They spend much of their time sitting, which isn’t suitable for your body. This memory gel cushion is an excellent multifunctional product that provides comfort when sitting and relieves lower back pain and sciatica. Its contour design accords with ergonomics, can reduce the tailbone’s pressure, relieve most back pain, and protect the spine. So give them the best seat in the house.

  11. License Plate Frame
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    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 ideal addition to the front of your car. A novelty license plate frame is an excellent automotive gift to showcase your style and makes great man cave decor or garage wall art.

  13. Flat Pack Toiletry Bottles
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    FlatPak Toiletry Bottles are the only travel bottles designed for minimalist travel and ultralight adventure. They are 5 Times lighter* and 3.5 times more compact than traditional silicone travel bottles. They are built from welded Cordura with a proprietary coating. Fill with anything from soap to toothpaste. TSA approved.

  15. Door Mat
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    The Arrivals and Departures Doormat is a fun way to decorate your home or apartment. This rugged doormat reads “Arrivals” as you or your visitors enter and “Departures” on the way out. Show off your love of travel with this aviation-themed doormat—a fun, unique gift for any pilot.

  17. I Can Fly Ring
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    Whether traveling abroad or homeward bound, this Airplane ring lets you visualize your adventures. Engraved inside are the words “I Can Fly.” It is a perfect gift to take with you everywhere around the world.

  19. Kneeboard
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    Pilots are mandated to have their iPads secured for take-off and landings. So, these kneeboards are an excellent and safe way to have your iPad and other in-flight gear attached. This Flight kneeboard includes a removable pocket, pen holders, a phone pocket, a stand-alone iPad cover, and an aluminum clipboard to hold their flight book. It’s ideal for all pilots, whether a student pilot, private pilot, airline pilot, or professional air force pilot.

  21. Portable Espresso Machine
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    Enjoy a fresh cup of espresso wherever you roam with this portable, handheld machine. Nanopresso’s patented pumping system reaches up to 18 bars of pressure during extraction to produce a genuinely fantastic shot. Lightweight and portable, it comes with a built-in cup and is easy to hold and pack, making it an ideal travel companion—the best gift for pilots who need their caffeine fix.

  23. Modern Bomber Jacket
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    This pilot flight jacket is a military bomber that has crossed into civilian fashion. Fully reversible with a rescue orange nylon lining, this jacket includes zippered utility pockets and pen pockets on the arm for easy access, a Classic MA-1 pull tab, and storm flap closure. So he will feel those flying vibes on and off the ground.

  25. Pilot Socks Set


    He will fly high with these airplane socks. So, tapping the rudder pedals, hiking into the wilderness, hitting the golf course, or just lounging around, your feet will thank you. These socks are comfortable enough for a 747 Captain but also supportive and durable enough for a pickup basketball game.

  27. Aviation Headset
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    Pilots looking for a rock-solid, comfortable aviation headset at a stellar price have found it with the H10-30 Headset from David Clark. This passive mono headset features a super soft head pad and extremely comfortable undercut gel ear seals, making David Clark a top-quality aviation headset manufacturer. If you want to go luxury, get them the Bose A20 headset.

  29. Safe Flight Keychain
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    Engraved “Fly Safe, I Love You.” The perfect romantic gift for your pilot boyfriend, husband, dad, or loved one who travels often. This keychain will remind them that you are thinking about them whenever they are traveling off work. 

  31. Leather Dopp Kit
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    Made from the finest Grain buffalo leather and handcrafted by experienced craftsmen. The high-end YKK metal zippers give it a rich, classy look. The water-resistant interior lining gives it the durability to handle any adventure. Includes one external metal zipper for smaller items.

  33. Sunglasses
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    With UV400 protection, these glasses will block 100% harmful UVA, UVB & UVC Rays, providing year-round protection. The lightweight frame makes you barely feel the weight of sunglasses when wearing them. With a screwless design, the solid flexible hinge is completely riveted in the temple. This can effectively prevent the temples from falling off while maintaining comfort.

  35. Battery Backup Charger
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    Always on the go, they are bound to run out of juice. However, the small battery packs a lot of punch. Whether they are charging mobile devices on the flight deck or waiting around for a delayed flight, this will give your pilots the charging capabilities they demand.

  37. Portable Alarm Clock


    Cubetime is the perfect nightstand companion for travelers worldwide. The simple, user-friendly gadget lets them easily set the alarm so they will never miss a flight. CubieTime is ideal for any room with a minimal footprint; it is easy to set the alarm, display the dimmer, and use the user-facing power and USB outlets.

  39. Flight Computer
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    The CX-3 Flight Computer makes flight planning simple by taking the confusion out of the equation. Whether used for flight planning, ground school, or knowledge testing, the menu organization reflects the order in which a flight is usually planned and executed, resulting in a natural flow from one function to the next with a minimum of keystrokes. Multiple aviation functions include time, speed, distance, heading, wind, fuel, altitude, cloud base, familiar atmosphere, glide, climb & descent, weight & balance, and a holding pattern function to help determine entry method and holding details. 

  41. Airplane Whiskey Decanter
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    Fly high with this hand-blown elegant whiskey decanter dispenser featuring an etched globe design and airplane in the bottle. It will undoubtedly enhance your drinking experience while making a bold impression. Gold stopper adds a touch of class while keeping your spirits sealed—an excellent aviation gift for a whiskey lover.

  43. Travel Pack
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    With maximum organization in a minimalist design, this bag can hold up to seven days’ worth of clothes and essentials. The bag opens flat like a suitcase, which makes packing it a breeze. It includes a laptop sleeve to keep their electronics safe. 

  45. Vintage Wright Brothers Patent Poster
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    A vintage set of iconic flying aircraft pilot patents artwork was reinterpreted to capture the spirit of innovation and engineering. It is handcrafted to infuse the classic, vintage feel and personal touch—a great wall art for a man cave.

  47. Flight Simulator
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    Coordinate your flight plan with the clock and stopwatch function, plus an adjustable handle to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes. In addition, a highly accurate centering mechanism ensures the joystick will quickly return to the neutral position whenever needed. 

  49. Airplane Coaster Set


    For the pilot who needs a stiff drink after a long flight. This set of four airplane coasters does a great job of protecting furniture while looking stylish. They will blend with any decor. Great for his man cave.