Christmas, New Years and the holiday season is upon us! For some, finding the perfect gift is easy but for the majority of us, tis’ the season of frustration. What do you get a pilot or aviation enthusiast? How is it that in a digital age we have countless options available for us to find a great gift at the click of a button, yet finding the right one is so tough. It’s safe to say that shopping for pilots is not an easy feat. We thought we’d help make it that little bit easier by sharing out top 5 aviation inspired gifts. They’re a favourite amongst our pilots so they may just be perfect for the aviators in your life.

1. Airplane Cufflinks

They’re a staple gift for any pilot or aviation enthusiast. You don’t just have to settle for a generic aircraft cufflink design though! Flight Store offer a variety of airplane cufflink designs such as Spitfire, Piper Cherokee, Boeing 737 or 747, Tiger Moth, Vulcan, Concorde and more! They’re finely detailed and available in sterling silver and gold.

Whether you’re buying for a commercial pilot, private pilot or an aviation enthusiast, you can’t go wrong with cufflinks!

2. Airplane Cocktail Shaker

What’s better than making your own cocktails? Making them in an airplane shaker! Now your pilot or aviation enthusiast can take cocktail mixing to new heights. The Godinger Silver Art airplane shaker is made from nickel plate and never needs polishing. This awesome gift also comes with a winged base to hold the shaker in place when not in use!

3. A book on the complete history of aviation

Flight: The Complete History of Aviation takes you on a journey from the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, to Concorde’s final voyage and more. This gift is a perfect addition to any aviation enthusiasts collection, exploring cutting-edge technology and recalling memorable events.

4.  Kneeboard with eyelets and clipboard

A great kneeboard to secure all your checklists or in-flight guide is a perfect gift for any aviator. The Flyboys Kneeboard with Eyelets and Clipboard is military tested and so useful that a pilot would want one “for each leg”!

5. Learn to Fly Starter Package

This gift is ideal for aviation enthusiasts who have always wanted to take to the skies. Give them a taste for the skies with the Learn to Fly Starter Package. The package consists of three pre-flight briefings, three 1 hour flight lessons, three post-flight debriefings and a logbook to record all lessons. The package is a great start to developing basic aviation skills and ignite a passion for flight.