November 9, 2017

17 Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gift Ideas for Drone Enthusiasts


Do you have a friend or loved one who’s looking for a drone or some drone accessories under the Christmas tree this year, or stuffed into their stocking?

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), more than 2.5 million drones are in our skies today, with an estimated 7 million drones in the air by 2020. Clearly, whether for fun or for commercial use, drones are becoming a regular fixture in our day-to-day lives.

So, if you’re looking for gift ideas for the drone enthusiast in your life, AirVūz, the world’s largest online community for drone videos and photography, has created the ultimate holiday gift ideas list. From small items to entry-level drones, the list offers a wide range of gift ideas to fit just about any budget.

“From stocking stuffers to gifts costing $100 or more, we’ve got you covered,” says Megan Gaffney, Vice President of Marketing for AirVūz, “Based on an unscientific poll of our staff and top drone enthusiasts, these are the gifts that the drone enthusiast in your life will want the most.”

Stocking Stuffers ($5-$10 + small items)

  • Spare drone props (DJI Phantom 4DJI Mavic), $8 –  for a pilot who already has a Phantom or Mavic drone but could always use some extra props.
  • Battery straps for FPV racing drone, $5.49 – perfect gift for the first-person view (FPV) pilot who loves drone racing.

 

Drone Gift Ideas Under $25

  • AirVuz shirts and hats, $20-$25 – with more than 1.25 million content creators and fans, AirVūz is the world’s most popular online community for drone enthusiasts. Time to join the fun.

 

Drone Gift Ideas Under $50

  • Hoodman drone launch pad, $39.95 (for small launch pad; larger sizes available) — for someone with a Mavic or Spark who wants to launch and land safely
  • Syma X5C-1 drone, $46.88 – good entry-level camera drone for the person who wants to try drone piloting and filming their first drone videos.

 

Drone Gift Ideas Under $100

  • Polar Pro video camera filters – Polar Pro offers filters for many types of drones, including the most popular models, the DJI MavicDJI Phantom 4 and GoPro Karma. High quality camera filters are perfect for drone pilots who want to enhance their footage.
  • Blade Inductrix, $49.99 – this mini-drone, the size of a fist, is a great choice for entry-level drone pilots, as well as drone enthusiasts who want to fly indoors.

 

Drone Gift Ideas Over $100 

  • DJI Spark, $499 – a great starter drone for people with limited or no drone piloting experience.

  • Blade Inductrix FPV, $199 – great choice for drone pilots who want to dip their toes into the FPV world, otherwise known as drone racing. 
  • RemotePilot101 course to study for FAA Part 107 test ($149, good for life) – a prep course for those who would like to earn a license to fly a drone for commercial uses.