Flight attendants have a tough job. It may seem glamorous with all the travel, but they usually just get to a destination, and they have to turn around and fly back. Not to mention, they have to deal with unruly passengers. Then there is the turbulence. So when you are looking for a gift for a flight attendant, make sure to get them one of these presents that will make their hearts soar.
1. New Luggage
Good gifts for flight attendants
After so many flights, their luggage is bound to be beaten up. Surprise them with some new gear. Make sure to get something that is a carry-on and has wheels for them to easily get through the airport and store on the plane.
They can also probably use a new TSA approved toiletry bag with bottles for shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. Then they can restock with their favorite supplies, instead of having to make do with whatever travel size toiletries are available in the store.
Don’t forget the shoes! Nobody wants to put their shoes in with their clean clothes. Think of all the germs. Yuck! Give them some travel shoe bags so they can keep footwear separate.
2. Spa Basket
Relaxing gifts for flight attendants
After dealing with cranky passengers for several days, flight attendants need to relax. Treat them to a soothing soak in a tub and some scented lotions.
Spa baskets aren’t just for women. Get some spa products for him too.
Since they spend long hours on their feet, better get them foot products as well.
Or send them a spa gift card so they go out for some spa services.
3. Universal Adapter
Best gifts for flight attendants
They will need to charge their electronics while in foreign hotels overnight. Give them an adapter that will work in countries all over the world.
A portable charger is also useful for times when there just isn’t any place to plug in. My husband and I use these a lot on road trips, but they work for charging electronics during long flights too.
Not everyone wants to eat what is available on the airplane. Flight attendants are often in a rush between flights. Besides, take out really packs on the pounds. With a portable food warmer they can bring food from home, and heat it right in the box.
4. Personalized Airplane Keychain
Small gifts for flight attendants
A personalized keychain makes a great stocking stuffer, or a gift for a flight attendant from a passenger.
Looking for small gifts for her? A pair of cute airplane earrings will win her heart. You can also get her a necklace with an airplane or a charm to add to a bracelet.
For him, get a set of airplane cufflinks or tie clip.
5. Luggage Cup Holder
What do you give the flight attendant?
These handy gadgets attach to the handle of the suitcase to hold beverages. This way they aren’t trying to drag their luggage with one hand while juggling hot coffee with the other.
Don’t you hate falling asleep on a plane, and waking up with a stiff neck from sleeping at a weird angle? A neck pillow makes a great gift for flight attendants. Some come with hoods or eye masks. Some even come with earbuds to drown out noise.
A collapsible water bottle can be used instead of cluttering up landfills with plastic bottles. When not in use, it can easily be reduced in size to fit in the suitcase.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other jobs too!
6. Overnight Stay
Best gifts for flight attendant girlfriend
She probably doesn’t get to spend a lot of time with you, so plan a romantic getaway when she has a few days off. Don’t plan a lot of activities. Pick a place where you can enjoy staying in. You can find one with a Jacuzzi or fireplace. Maybe your getaway will involve taking walks in the woods. Whatever you choose, make sure it involves quality time together away from distractions like chores, bills, friends, and extended family members.
If she would prefer to stay home, get a date night cookbook. Then you can look through it together and choose a meal. Pour some wine and listen to music while you cook.
You can even surprise her with a massage when she gets home after a flight. Buy a massage book to learn the art of massage ahead of time. Then you can give her some massage oil and a love note, letting her know what you have planned for her.
7. Customized Tote Bag
Thank you gifts for flight attendants
Do you travel regularly for business or leisure? Do you keep running across that same flight attendant that always has a pleasant smile and goes out of their way to make your trip more enjoyable? You probably are on a first name basis by now. Show your appreciation with a personalized tote bag for them. It will earn you rewards points.
Flight attendants work long shifts at odd hours. Give them some gourmet coffee or tea to help keep them alert.
The last thing they want to do when they get home is go to the grocery store. Thank them for a great flight with a food delivery gift card.
8. Best Selling Novel
Gift ideas for flight attendants to pass the time
On longer flights, when things go smoothly, there can be a lot of down time. A good novel will help speed things up. Novels are a good way to decompress after a flight too. There is nothing like curling up under a cozy blanket and reading a good book to take you away from it all.
Maybe they prefer audiobooks. Give them a membership to Audible.
Or you can get them a magazine subscription, so they can stay up to date on their favorite topics.
9. Airplane Decanter
Christmas gifts for flight attendants
A whiskey decanter is always a classy gift, but one with an airplane will take a flight attendant to a whole new height.
For when they are off duty, get them a flight attendant wine glass. Make sure you give a bottle of wine with it. Nobody wants an empty glass.
You can also give them a scratch off world map for a neat way to keep track of all the places they go.
10. Foot Massage Spa
Gifts for flight attendants to ease sore muscles
After days on their feet, let them soothe sore toes with a massaging spa.
Give them a neck massager to help with sore neck and shoulders from trying to fit oversized luggage in the overhead compartments.
While not an exciting gift, sometimes it’s the little things that count. Pain relief patches can help them get through that tough flight.
11. Scenic Print
Cool gifts for flight attendants
For the home, get them a scenic canvas of their favorite destination. If you have a photo of their favorite place, whether a Paris Cafe, Sydney Opera House, or the Grand Canyon, you can have one custom made.
Maybe they constantly fly to a location where they don’t speak the language. If they’ve shown an interest in learning a foreign language, you can get them a language program to grasp the basics in no time.
For a simpler gift, give them a new passport holder with a spot for their vaccination card with a decorative pattern.