Father’s Day is a day where we can show our love and appreciation for their sacrifice and hard work. But make no mistake! This should be done every day, not once a year. On this day, we can make it extra special (just like how we made Mother’s Day extra special for Moms).
There are so many gift ideas out there for every type of Dads – ads are even popping up on our newsfeed. However I am going to focus on Pilot Dads. Sometimes shopping for them isn’t always easy.
That’s why I made a list of gift ideas for Pilot Dads. My husband is a pilot. So I assure you these gifts are very practical, helpful, and something that they can use for their flight.
*Disclosure: We received a sample product from Printsfield in order to share our opinion about their product. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are our own, and not influenced by the company and/or its affiliates, in any way.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Pilot Dads:
As a Management Captain, my husband was provided a laptop and an iPad. Nevertheless, gadgets are always welcome, or their accessories. You can give a camera, selfie sticks, or tripods. You can even give them an Apple Pencil to use for their iPads. Or why not a new case for their phone or a new earphone?
2. External hard drive
Pilots take lots of photos. My husband shares with me a minimum of 10 photos per flight. They are gonna need an extra storage, for sure! I am recommending LaCie portable hard drive for its “drop, rain, dust, and crush resistance”. It has a 2-year Rescue Data Recovery plan included.
3. Aviation-themed Apparel
You can never go wrong with this! They would love t-shirts with prints of airplane, or ‘pilot’ or the name of their fleet. I saw a matching father and son t-shirt with a print ‘pilot’ and ‘co-pilot’. I think they are cute.
No need to buy them a pilot uniform since they are provided by the airline.
4. Personalized socks by Printsfield
This is one of the cutest gifts I have seen in a very long time. The socks are very soft, comfortable, and comes in different colors. We used an airplane for the image, but it doesn’t have to be! Printsfeld can print faces of you, your dad, kids or even your pets! This gives that personal touch. My husband was so excited, he wore it on his very next flight. This pair of socks has flown to 40,000 feet on a Boeing 747!
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5. Compression socks
Since they are flying a lot, compression socks are very useful to avoid feet swelling. This is helpful for long haul and ultra-long haul flights. My husband has five pairs!
Generally, men like watches. Even though they already have two or three watches, a nice watch is still a nice gift.
When they are flying at 30,000 feet or higher, the sunlight can sometimes be on their face. A pair of sunglasses can be useful. Besides, it makes them look cooler when they walk in the airport.
8. Toiletries bag
Of course, they need a toiletry bag for their personal items. My husband uses the eBags toiletry kit. They are durable, that’s why we stick to them.
I am not sure with other pilots, but my husband always carries a flashlight. Whenever he does an aircraft walk-around on a night flight, it is good to have a flashlight so he can see the external of the aircraft properly. Safety is a priority!
10. Travel adaptor
This is definitely a must! If you are from the US and they fly all over the world, then don’t travel without this! Europe, the UK, and Australia use different plugs.
11. Digital scale
Although their luggage are not being weighed, it is still good to have this when they travel on their vacation. We have the Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale.
12. Water bottle
Flying dehydrates you. So imagine pilots flying several times in a month! Instead of using a plastic water bottle, it is better to carry a reusable water bottle. It is practical and environment-friendly.
13. Card/ID holder / travel wallet organizer
Aside from their wallet, it is good to have a card/ID holder. Pilots have several IDs. Well, my husband does; so he keeps everything in one place, just in case.
14. Passport cover
On his personal trips, he uses Royce Leather Foil Stamped RFID Blocking Passport Jacket from the eBags website.
15. Gift cards
If you are not sure what to give them, a gift card is the safest option. I suggest giving a Visa gift card or an Amazon gift card – something general. At least they will have the liberty to choose what they want.
If you are giving a gift card from a specific store, make sure they are buying from that store or at least using its products.
Whatever it is, no matter how small or simple they are, it is the thought that counts. I am sure, Dads will appreciate your gifts.
What are you giving your dad or husband or significant other this Father’s Day? Let me know!
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