I wish I knew that gifts for pilots exist. Had I known, I would have bought a few of them for my father.
My father was a pilot in the prestigious Indian Air Force. He has flown the fighters. Though after an unfortunate flying accident, he switched to choppers. A majority of my childhood memories include remembering him as a helicopter pilot. (I have included the picture of his pilot badge at the end of this article.).
As I write this, it has been more than eight years that I lost my father to a brutal accident. I wish when he was alive, I knew about personalized gifts for pilots. Then, I would have been able to gift one of them to make him happy.
But since I cannot. Therefore, I made a curated list of gifts for people in the aviation industry.
You can have a look at it if you too wish to gift someone.
7 Gifts For Pilots That Are Best In The World
1. Wright Brothers Flying Machine Patent Art Drawings
What other than a print of Wright Brothers Flying Machine could be an ideal gift for pilots?
These are vintage prints on a quality Fuji crystal archive paper. Thus, they will last for a lifetime without losing their original quality.
On purchase, you get four unframed prints of 8 (inches) x 10 (inches) each.
They will delight anyone associated with the aviation industry. These vintage-themed prints will attract attention and become excellent conversation starters.
You can gift them on occasions like man cave house warming or graduation ceremonies.
Since they come without frames, one can pick a frame as per their home decor preferences.
2. Airplane Print Neck Tie
This necktie is 100% microfiber.
It is not an ordinary one. It has light gray airplane motifs on a navy blue colored tie base.
You can gift it to a pilot friend on their birthday or anniversary.
It measures the standard 58-inches length. But it is a little narrower at 2.75-inches wide, imparting it a modern look.
This elegant piece is by handmade artist brand Maker V based in San Diego, CA.
One can expect some interesting conversations while wearing this one. Also, you will be able to notice the joy in the pilot’s eye while wearing it.
3. Adult Humor Soap Bar
A good-smelling handmade soap bar can wash away the stress of the day.
That is the reason why this soap bar with a humorous take on pilots exists.
Its cover shows a pilot, a flight purser, and an airplane in the background with the caption – Runway Rum.
The bar has 100% natural ingredients and contains neither animal products nor detergents.
It contains oils like coconut and castor. The soap derives its aroma from oils like clove, cinnamon, allspice, and spiced rum.
This soap is one of the best inexpensive gifts for pilots.
4. Simple Gifts For Pilots
Gifting is a difficult task. Moreover, finding unique ones that speak to the person you intend to gift is hard to find.
When it comes to gifting an airline pilot to make their day, a mug comes in handy.
It is one of the best personalized aviation gifts.
The black and bold caption – “Getting high makes me happy” reads on both its sides. The sublimation printing process ensures its longevity. So, irrespective of being right/left-handed, the branding goes out loud and clear.
The mug measures 11-ounces and has a clear high quality white ceramic base. It is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
It comes in a recyclable box so that it is easy to gift.
5. Airplane Gifts for Pilots
Nothing other than an actual plane can give true happiness to a pilot on their special day. That is the reason this 3-D popup card exists.
Inspired by Krigami and Origami, this card is evidence of beautiful handmade skills.
The paper used for the card is of high quality that sourced from Italy and Japan. The handmade artist laser cuts multiple complex layers of paper. Then, they assemble them to form the plane-like 3-D structure that comes to play when the card opens.
It is handmade in Vietnam and gets a certification by the Forest Stewardship Council.
In an open state, the dimensions of the greeting card are –
5.91 x 5.91 x 0.04 inches.
6. Aviation Gifts for Pilots
Time flies, and so does an airplane. Among the planes, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is a prominent fighter aircraft. So, what could be better than combining the fighter and clock to symbolize the flying spirit?
This one is a round-shaped clock with a 12-inches diameter and 0.5-inches thickness.
It is of natural wood and runs on a quartz movement. Thus, it makes no ticking noise while showing the time.
It is a handmade creation made with multiple layers of laser-cut wood. The detailing of the plane is visible on the wood engraving. Thus, it will grace the wall of any room where you intend to hang it.
It is an ideal gift for a pilot working for the U.S. Air Force.
7. Gifts for Female Pilots
It is inspiring to see so many women as pilots. It is worth flaunting that you are friends/related to a female pilot. If you also know some women flyers. Then, they deserve to receive this pair of earrings from you.
These are Swarovski birthstone dangling earrings in the shape of a helicopter. They are free from nickel and lead. Thus, they will not cause allergic reactions.
There are options to personalize the choice of birthstone and fish hook findings. You can pick up the stone as per the birth month. Furthermore, fish hooks are available in silver plating and 0.925 sterling silver.
It is a matter of pride to fly high in the skies. I have always been proud to mention that my father aviated a few dignitaries in his aviation career. Some of them have been Mrs. Indira Gandhi and General Zia.
Hence, gifting the men and women who own the skies is also a matter of pride. For such a scenario, I created this article. You can also use it to make the pilots in your life happy.
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