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Without flight attendants, it would pretty much be a free for all in the air. But thanks to their patience, speed, and service with a smile, they help make flying much more enjoyable. No matter if you’re in first-class or economy, these air stewards go out of their way to ensure your flight is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

If you’re looking to say thanks to any flight attendant in your life, then look no further. We’ve spoken to various flight attendants and asked them what their favorite gifts are. From gifts for people who have just passed their training and exams, to gifts for veterans who have been in the business for decades, here are the best gifts for flight attendants.

Best Gifts For Flight Attendants

1. Collapsible Water Bottle

collapsible water bottle
  • Features: 22 ounce capacity, leakproof, BPA free
  • Dimensions: 10 inches tall

Staying hydrated on a long flight is essential to keeping safe and productive. Ensure they always have water on hand with this cool collapsible water bottle. Also great for use when they’re off exploring new countries, this water bottle is easily collapsible and won’t take up too much space in their backpack.

2. Airplane Cufflinks Pair

airplane cufflinks gift
  • Features: 2 pairs made from stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches

The ideal cufflinks for any formal occasion or celebration, these airplane cufflinks are sure to be noticed. Featuring two different pairs in the set, each one is made from polished stainless steel and is an excellent gift for any flight attendant. Complete with an exquisite gift box, these cufflinks will look good with any suit.

3. Compression Storage Bags

compression storage bags
  • Features: 12 vacuum storage bags
  • Dimensions: 24 x 16 inches

Help them pack their bags quicker and easier with these essential must have compression storage bags. The easy way to save room in their bags; these storage bags are simple to use and don’t require a pump or vacuum. Simply place items inside and roll them up to give an airtight and vacuum seal.

4. Universal Travel Adapter

universal travel adapter
  • Features: 4 USB ports compatible with all mobile devices
  • Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.97 x 2.05 inches

Ensure they can use any of their electrical devices abroad with this awesome universal travel adapter. An excellent gift for anyone who spends lots of time in different countries, this adapter can be used in more than 150 different countries. Including different plug styles such as US, EU, AU and UK, they’ll never be stuck without power.

5. Arrivals & Departures Doormat

arrivals & departures doormat
  • Features: Waterproof and durable non-skid backing, made in the USA
  • Dimensions: 18 x 30 inches

Bring a bit of the airport back to their house with these funny arrivals and departures doormat. A thoughtful gift for any flight attendant, this doormat is 30 inches wide and 18 inches tall. Featuring a non-skid backing and durable waterproof material, this doormat is made in the USA and is perfect for any steward who’s always going to the airport.

6. A History Of Flight Attendants

history of flight attendants book
  • Features: 328 pages hardcover or paperback
  • Dimensions: 6.29 x 1 x 9.5 inches

The history of flight attendants is an interesting topic for many who work in the industry today. Ideal for new flight attendants, teach them the history of the profession and how it’s changed over the years with this educational book. Learn about the first stewardesses in 1930 to the present day and how the profession’s changed over the years in this book.

7. Cooler Bag

cooler bag
  • Features: 4 outer zip compartments, made from 100% nylon
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 14.96 x 10.43 inches

Fulfil any flight attendant’s special requirements with this awesome cooler bag. Specifically designed for air stewards and airplane pilots, this bag features various compartments including a top dry and cold bottom compartment. Ideal for keeping perishables cool throughout their travels, this bag has been engineered to meet all the requirements for anyone who regularly travels on airplanes.

8. Flight Attendant Survival Glass

flight attendant survival glass
  • Features: 21 ounce ​capacity, stemless design
  • Dimensions: 5 inches tall

What better way to relax after a long haul flight than with a drink from their flight attendant survival glass. Big enough to hold 21 ounces, this wine glass features a colorful print on the side that will let everyone know it’s their special glass. A great gift for anyone in need of some relaxation, this is sure to get plenty of use.

9. Pop Up Airplane Card

pop up airplane card
  • Features: pop up 3D plane model
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 6 inches

Surprise them on any special occasion with this incredible 3D pop up airplane card. Suitable as a greetings or celebration card, this 3D card will blow them away every time they open it. Once opened, the 3D airplane can also be removed and used as decoration around their home.

10. Airplane Stud Earrings

airplane stud earrings
  • Features: Made from 925 sterling silver
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8 millimeter

Brighten up anybody’s day with these cute and shiny airplane stud earrings. Made from stainless steel and complete with a protective coating to stop them staining or rusting, these earrings will look great on any flight attendant. Presented in a gift box, these beautiful earrings are ready to gift to anyone upon arrival.

11. Airplane Necklace

airplane necklace gift
  • Features: Made from gold brass or silver-plated brass
  • Dimensions: 14 x 15 millimeter and 15 inch chain

The ideal gift for anyone who’s just passed their training and exams, this necklace is sure to keep them motivated and ambitious. Featuring a 17-inch chain and inspirational message card, this will look great on anyone. Available in three different colors of gold, rose gold and silver, this airplane necklace is the perfect gift for any steward or flight attendant.

12. Safe Trip Keychain

safe trip keychain
  • Features: Made of stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 2 × 0.5 inches

Wish them a safe trip every time they board the plane with this meaningful safe trip keychain. Featuring a lovely safe trip message on the keychain, it also comes with a miniature stainless steel airplane charm that they’ll love. Packaged and presented in a velvet pouch, this keychain will look good on any keys and will be a constant reminder that you love them.

13. Airplane Necktie

airplane necktie
  • Features: Made of microfiber
  • Dimensions: 58 inches in length

Help them dress up for any special occasion with this must have airplane necktie. Suitable for flight attendants, stewards or even pilots, this tie will let everybody know that they’re a big fan of airplanes. 100% handmade and made from microfiber, this standard length tie will be a great conversation starter and gift.

14. Scratch Off World Map

scratch off world map
  • Features: Flags of all 197 countries
  • Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches

Being an air steward means traveling to lots of different countries all over the world. Help them keep track of which country they’ve been to with this must have scratch off world map. At 36 by 24 inches, this map includes all 196 countries and all US states. Challenge them to scratch them all off as soon as possible!

15. Airport Infinity Scarf

airport infinity scarf
  • Features: Made of lightweight silk with airplane design
  • Dimensions: 31 x 27 inches

Keep them warm wherever they go with this stylish airport themed infinity scarf. Lightweight and soft, this scarf features illustrations of airplanes and terminals that will make them feel right at home. Designed to be worn in a number of different ways, this scarf is a great gift for any flight attendant, hostess or steward.

16. Vintage Pan American Poster

vintage pan american poster
  • Features: Printed on 216 gsm stock paper
  • Dimensions: 12 x 18 inches

Looking for that very special and unique gift for your friend or loved one? Look no further than this awesome vintage style pan American world airways poster. A real advertising poster used in the 1940s to advertise their airline, this 12 by 18-inch print will look great on any wall in their house.

17. Personalized Passport Holder

personalized passport holder
  • Features: Made from durable faux leather
  • Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.75 x 0.2 inches

Pimp up their passport with their very own and personalized passport holder. Made from high quality scratch resistant faux leather, every passport holder features includes a laser engraved name on the front. Available in a range of different styles and colors, not only will this keep their passport protected, but it will also ensure they don’t lose or misplace it.

18. Delta Airlines Boeing Model

delta airlines boeing model
  • Features: No glue construction, 1/200 scale
  • Dimensions: 12.25 x 12 x 8 inches

Bring a bit of their work into their home with this detailed Delta Airlines Boeing model. At 1:200 scale, this model will look great on anybody’s table, desk, or mantelpiece. Incredibly easy to set up, the model requires no glue and can be simply snapped into place. Made from solid plastic, this durable model is a great way to show off their profession.

19. Apple Watch

apple watch gift idea
  • Features: 38 millimeters screen size, GPS, Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 1.52 x 1.31 x 1.52 inches

Help keep them organized during their busy day with this awesome Apple Watch. Perfect for anyone who already has an iPhone, this watch will easily sync with their cell phone and provide them with lots of important data. Great for showing notifications, playing music, tracking their fitness and even answering calls, this handy watch is sure to make their life much easier.

20. Flight Attendant Survival Guide

flight attendant survival guide
  • Features: 60 pages of the best tips for flight attendants
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.14 x 11 inches

Has your friend or loved one just recently enrolled in flight attendant training? Or perhaps they’re nearing the end of their training? Whichever it is, give them everything they need to know with this awesome flight attendant survival guide. Including tips and tricks from veterans who have been doing it for decades, this book has the answers to everything.

21. Gold Airplane Earrings

gold airplane earrings
  • Features: Made from 24K gold
  • Dimensions: 3.58 x 2.95 x 1.26 inches

Give them a beautiful gift to celebrate any special occasion with these beautiful golden airplane earrings. Made from 24k gold, these earrings also feature stainless steels wires, which mean they can be worn by almost anyone. Presented in a turquoise gift box with a ribbon and card, any flight attendant will certainly appreciate these earrings.

22. Flight Crew Keychains

flight crew keychains
  • Features: 5 individual tags
  • Dimensions: 1 x 5 inches

It’s not uncommon for stewards bags to be moved around and even taken off a plane due to not being labelled. Ensure they never lose their luggage or have it removed accidentally with these awesome keychains. Easy to read and great for labelling bags, each set comes with five tags than can be used on multiple bags.

23. Portable Power Bank

portable power bank
  • Features: 10,000mAh capacity, 1 USB-A port
  • Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches

With flight attendants being so busy and rushing around all the time, they might not always be able to charge their mobile devices. Ensure they have power wherever they go with this incredibly handy portable power bank. Featuring a 10,000mAh capacity, there is enough power to charge their cell phone multiple times.

24. Leak Proof Travel Bottles

leak proof travel bottles
  • Features: 4 bottles, 3.3 ounce capacity
  • Dimensions: 7 inches tall

Make getting through airport security that little bit easier with these clear leak proof travel bottles. Ideal for carrying travel-sized shampoo, soap and lotions, this set also comes with a clear toiletry case to keep them all in one place. At 3.3oz each, these TSA approved bottles are the largest carry on bottles allowed.

25. Flight Attendant License Plate Frame

flight attendant license plate frame
  • Features: Made from chrome steel
  • Dimensions: 6 x 12 inches

Give their license plate a makeover with this appropriately themed flight attendant license plate frame. At 6 by 12 inches, this frame will fit most US license plates and is made of shiny chrome steel. Let everyone know they’re proud of their profession and love their job wherever they go.

26. Britney Spears Enamel Pin

britney spears enamel pin
  • Features: Handcrafted with premium scratch resistant enamel
  • Dimensions: 3 x 3 inches

Make them smile with this funny and nostalgic Britney Spears enamel pin. Straight out her 2003 Toxic music video where she plays an air hostess, this enamel pin is an excellent gift for any Britney fan. At 1.25 inches long, this pin will look great on anyone and let everyone know they’re a big fan of Britney and flight attendants!

27. Flight Attendant Mint Soap

flight attendant mint soap
  • Features: Handmade in Hawaii
  • Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 3 inches

Gift them something unusual with this funny flight attendant themed soap. 100% natural and handmade in Hawaii, this minty soap is great for taking on their travels or using at home. Featuring unique and colorful packaging, they’ll definitely be joining the “mile high mint club” with this!


Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.