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The Best Gift Ideas for Drone Owners in 2022

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

Best gift ideas for drone pilots 2022.

It's that time of year again! The time when you scramble to find the perfect gift for the people in your life. And if you have a drone owner in your household, you know that can be a tall order. After all, what do you get from the person who already has everything?

Never fear; we're here to help. Here are 1the best gift ideas for the drone owner in your life in 2022. Trust us; they'll love them!

DJI Mini 3 Pro

The number one gift on any drone pilot's list is a new drone! If you're feeling generous this holiday season, why not splurge on a professional drone like the DJI Mini 3 Pro, which retails for just $542? Looking for something more geared toward a first-time pilot? Consider a Tello Quadcopter from Best Buy retailing for just $99. Your loved one will be sure to appreciate it!

Drone batteries.

Drone Batteries

Even the best drones need a little TLC from time to time. Show your drone owner how much you care by picking up a new battery (or two) for their machine. They'll appreciate being able to fly their drone without having to worry about running out of juice halfway through. Plus, it's always good to have a backup battery on hand. Each drone manufacturer uses unique batteries, so know their drone make and model before shopping.

Drone landing pad.

A Drone Landing Pad

A must-have for any serious drone pilot, a landing pad will help protect their drones from wear and tear. It'll also make taking off and landing their drones a breeze! I use a Skyreat Drone Landing Pad, which retails for $15.99 on Amazon for our DJI Mini 3 Pro

Photography drone gloves.

A Good Pair of Photography Gloves:

Flying a drone is all about precision, and that's hard to do when you can't feel your fingers. Good gloves will help keep your hands warm so you can focus on the task at hand. We recently bought FRDM Hybrid Gloves for $40 because of their flip-back thumb, middle, & index finger features. They won't be as warm as other winter gloves, but the accessibility is very important for me personally.

Hand Warmers – Keeping the Pilot Warm

In cold weather, operating a drone can be especially challenging, as fingers stiffen up and drone batteries tend to lose power more quickly in the cold. Fortunately, there is a solution: hand warmers like these for under $30. Hand warmers are small, portable heaters that can be placed in your gloves or near your drone battery's. This way, you can keep your hands and your drone's battery warm. But make sure not to let your batteries get too warm as that can lead to serious safety issues and might void warranties. Read your drones operating manual and safety manual to learn what temperature your batteries should be kept at. And best of all, hand warmers are relatively inexpensive so they make the perfect stocking stuffer.

DJI Mavic case.

A Drone Carrying Case

A good carrying case is essential for any drone owner. It helps protect their investment when transporting their drone from one place to another. Plus, it keeps all of those pesky accessories organized and within reach. This is a great gift idea if your loved one doesn't already have a carrying case. Be sure to know the pilot's make and model before shopping for a carrying case.

Camera lens cleaner.

Lens Cleaners and Microfiber Cloths

If you're a photographer, then you know how important it is to keep your camera lens clean. Dust, dirt, and fingerprints can all impede the quality of your photos. That's why it's important to invest in a good lens cleaner and microfiber cleaning cloths. Lens cleaners come in a variety of formulations, so you can choose one that's right for your camera and your budget. However, there's one thing to keep in mind: no matter which lens cleaner you choose, be sure to follow the instructions carefully. After all, you don't want to end up with a streaky camera lens!

Lens defog spray.

Defog Spray

For those who love to fly first-person view (FPV) drones like the DJI Avata (retailing for $1,388), there's nothing worse than a foggy headset. Fortunately, there's a simple solution: defog spray. Just a few sprays will keep your headset clear and fog-free for hours. And the best defog spray we found is from ZEISS Fog Defender System. Best of all, it sells for $6.98, making it the perfect stocking stuffer!

Battery banks.

Battery Banks

Just like your car needs a battery to start up and run, so do your photography equipment and devices! Since most photographers and drone pilots rely on their smartphones to review shots, use maps, and communicate, a battery bank is essentially. Most photography enthusiasts have at least one battery bank, if not multiple, to make sure they never run out of juice in the middle of a shoot. Trust us; there's nothing worse than your camera or smartphone dying while on a job.

Bluetti Solar Generator

A BLUETTI Solar Generator

A solar generator can provide A drone pilot with on-demand power to charge equipment, power laptops, or set up a command station right on the job site. And, unlike a gas-powered generator, a solar generator doesn't make distracting noise, requires gas, and doesn't need any extra accessories or equipment. All you need is a drone and a sunny day. So, if you're looking for a high-end gift for your drone lover - consider a BLUETTI Solar Generator starting $799.

SD cards for drones.

SD Cards

Few things are as frustrating as realizing you've run out of storage space on your SD card just when you're about to capture that perfect moment. Whether you're a casual photography enthusiast or a professional shutterbug, an SD card is essential. But with so many different types and sizes of SD cards on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. Here's our go-to SD card from SanDisk, selling for $20.99 - and it will work with most drone models.

Video editing software.

Adobe Subscriptions

Adobe editing software is the gold standard video editing software that allows you to create and edit videos. It is available for both Windows and Mac. As software is one of the biggest costs for photographers, they will surely appreciate you buying them a month or two subscriptions to Adobe Lightroom for $9.99 /month or Premier Pro for $20.99 /month.

Photography courses.

Photography Courses

Is there a better gift than the gift of knowledge? If you're looking for a smart gift for your drone pilot, there are plenty of courses out there to choose from. But with so many options, it can be tough to know where to start. Skillshare offers a variety of online photography courses taught by professionals for about $30 a month. And the best part is that you can try it out for free before committing to it.

Shutterfly gift cards.

Shutterfly Gift Cards

Most drone pilots have gigabytes worth of art gallery quality images that never get used. Well, that's where Shutterfly comes in. Turn those unused images into something truly special with a Shutterfly Gift Card - this gift also makes an excellent stocking stuffer.

A new GoPro.

GoPro Hero 11

If you're looking for a mid to high-end gift, you can't go wrong with a GoPro Hero 11 selling for $350-$550. GoPro has the features and durability to get the job done; you simply can't own too many of them. And with their wide range of accessories, you can always find the perfect way to mount your GoPro to get the best shot possible. So if you're in the market to buy your drone lover a video camera, be sure to give GoPro a look. You won't be disappointed.

Two way radios.

Walkie Talkies

Sometimes, the simplest gift can be the most important. Take walkie talkies, for example. These handheld radios are essential for drone safety. By maintaining communication between drone operators and visual observers, walkie talkies help to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that everyone remains safe. Plus, they're just really fun to use. There's something about the crackle of radio static that feels nostalgic and exciting simultaneously. I am currently using MOICO Long Range Walkie Talkies which are surely low-end, but they get the job done for me and only cost $23.59.

sticker mule giftcard
Sticker Mule gift card.

Sticker Mule Gift Cards

Drone owners put stickers on their devices for a variety of reasons. Some want to show off their company's logo, while others use stickers to promote a cause or add their personality to their gear. But in some cases, the stickers are there for a more practical purpose: to keep people from stealing the item or helping recover lost equipment. Get your drone pilot a gift card to Sticker Mule. After all, it's much harder to lose an item when it has your logo and phone number on it!


If you know a drone pilot who seems to have everything, we have some great gift ideas to make their heads spin. And if you’re looking for something extra special, contact us – we can help you find the perfect present for your favorite drone jockey.


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