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The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts for Pilots

5.2k views | 3 min read | Posted on July 06, 2021 by Senne Vandenputte | Last update August 17, 2021

The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts for Pilots

First of all, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Despite the current circumstances.. Because it has been one hell of a year.

Perhaps you have flown less this year than you expected (especially if you fly for a living). Or perhaps you have flown more, because, well.. what else is there to do? For me personally, flying has given me a way to escape all that is currently going on in the world. A way to release my mind, some sort of meditation you could say.

And despite everything going on right now, we have to keep looking ahead, to better times, but also just try to make the most out of every day right now.

Because well, Christmas and the warmest time of the year haven’t been canceled!

And if you’re like me, you love receiving Christmas presents, but you love giving them even more. But one question returns each year: what should you give?

Well, we listed a few great aviation Christmas gifts options to give to those special aviation lovers in your life.

Best 2020 Aviation Christmas Gifts for Pilots!

The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts under $50

If you’re looking for a small, inexpensive gift, check out these gift ideas that are under $50. What about a nice aviation-themed leather wallet or socks, a good book or some really cool luggage tags?

Sporty’s Debossed Pilot Wings Genuine Leather Wallet

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Set of 3-Pairs, Aviation-Themed Premium Crew Socks

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The Thinking Pilot’s Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing It

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Aviator Personalized Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4

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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

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Ledlenser, P7R Core Rechargeable Flashlight

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Bush Pilot Socks

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The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts under $100

If it may be a little bit more expensive, there are some great options for gifts between $50 and $100!

Kore Aviation P1 Series PNR Aviation Headset

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Flight Outfitters Lift Pro Flight Bag

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Rod Machado’s Understanding Weather – Interactive eLearning Course

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Youki Metal Vintage Airplane Propeller

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The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts under $200

If you have a budget between $100 and $200, we believe you can find the best gifts, without breaking the bank.

A budget of $200 allows for a wide choice of flight bags, handheld radios, courses, cameras, quality airplane models and more.

Faro G2 PNR Pilot Headset

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Yaesu FTA-250L Handheld Airband Transceiver (COMM only)

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Rod Machado’s Complete ‘Digital’ Private Pilot Collection

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AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane

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Landing Leathers Men’s Air Force A-2 Leather Flight Bomber Jacket

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Vintage Airplane Propeller, 46.5″W

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The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts under $500

It might not happen very often, but sometimes you want to find that one special gift, and that may cost a little more. What does a budget of $200 to $500 give you? The newest GoPro cameras, flight simulator hardware, quality flight bags, pilot jackets, and lots more.

Here are a few of the options:

Yaesu FTA-450L Handheld Airband Transceiver (COMM only)

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Lightspeed Aviation – The Gann, Leather Flight Bag

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Faro G2 ANR Pilot Headset

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GoPro HERO9 Black

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Logitech G PRO Flight Yoke System

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Icom IC-A25N Handheld Airband Transceiver (NAV & COMM)

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Laco Type A Dial Miyota

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Landing Leathers Men’s Navy G-1 Leather Flight Bomber Jacket

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Or how about a gift that could actually save their life one day? The Garmin inReach Handheld GPS and Satellite Communicators are on sale this month!

Garmin InReach Mini

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Garmin inReach Explorer+

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The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts under $750

Hamilton Khaki Pilot

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Faro G3 ANR Carbon Fiber Aviation Headset with Bluetooth

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Apple iPad Mini (7.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB)

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Insta360 ONE X 360 Action Camera

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The Best 2021 Aviation Christmas Gifts under $1100

For that one special pilot in your life, it can be a little more extraordinary. What about a quality watch, a high-end aviation headset or perhaps a drone? It’s up to you!

Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth

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Garmin D2 Delta, GPS Pilot Watch

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Bose ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

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The Best 2021 Flight Simulator Christmas Gifts

If the person you are looking a present for loves flight simulator, here are a few cool gift ideas!

If you’re looking for more flight simulator inspiration, you can check out our guide The Best Flight Simulator Hardware and Software for Pilots in 2020

ThrustMaster T.16000M FCS Flight Pack Joystick

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Logitech G Pro Flight Radio Panel

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T.Flight U.S. Air Force Edition Gaming Headset

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Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls Yoke & Switch Panel

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Hbada Gaming Chair

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RealSimGear Garmin GNS530 GPS for X-Plane and P3D

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Logitech PRO Flight Switch Panel

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Thrustmaster T-Flight Stick X

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Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid

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CH Products Eclipse Yoke

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We sincerely hope this guide has provided you with the value you were looking for. If you’re not quite sure yet, we have written quite a few guides that cover topics such as the best flight bags, flight simulator gear, the best watches, and lots more. Freel free to browse through them as well, they might give you some extra inspiration! You can find them all here.

Of course, these are just a few ideas to give you inspiration. It’s not at all about the cost of a gift, what matters is the gesture.

Happy Holidays!


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