Last Updated on January 13, 2019
Christmas is inching ever closer and if you’re still racking your brain about the kind of present to give that drone enthusiast in your life, hopefully the gift ideas on this list will help sort out your shopping list.
For those expressing an interest
Let’s face it: drones from the big names tend to be pricey. Of course, they are made of higher quality material and are carefully crafted to ensure the best experience. However, you might be hesitant to purchase such an expensive machine for someone with just a passing interest.
How can you satisfy their interest without breaking the bank? The answer is getting an inexpensive drone with more or less the same features as those premium models. There are many drones that fall in this category, including the Altair UDI Discovery 2 AA818 that is ideal for both recreational flying and aerial photography.
For the intrepid explorer
There are varying levels of interest in drones. Some just like to fly an unmanned vehicle around the home for pleasure; others step up another level or two by taking their drones around on trips so they can get aerial views. For this kind of enthusiast, a Powerextra Waterproof Carrying Bag Case will do to ensure their equipment is protected during their travels.
The bag is specially designed for DJI 3 Professional, Advanced, Standard, and 4K quadcopter models, including their accessories. Features of this bag include double EVA protect for the best protection; space to accommodate batteries, charger, propellers, controller, and other accessories; and side and back pockets for storing items such as smartphones, iPads, and more.
The Powerextra bag is also compact and lightweight, making it comfortable to carry around during trips.
For the rather advanced enthusiast
If the drone fan in your life likes tinkering with their equipment, maybe giving them a set of tools like those in the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Tool Kit is a good idea. Included in the package is a Phillips screwdriver for removing and reassembling motors; a Torx screwdriver for use on the main board and navigation board; and a special circlip tool.
For those who want smarter batteries
If you know someone with a DJI drone, why not get them an Intelligent Flight Battery? This is different from a traditional battery in that it features built-in sensors and bright LEDs so its easier to check on the status of the battery as well as its remaining power in real time.
This is a great gift for those who want more information about battery life, but do keep in mind to purchase one that is made for the exact same drone model they have.
For the one who just loves filming
Storage is important when filming, and it always helps to have extra cards when shooting. You can get your drone enthusiast friend or family member a microSD card or more with the maximum storage capacity supported by their drone. This way, they have more than enough storage for various footage.
Drones may be sophisticated machines, but you don’t need to spend too much to satisfy the enthusiast in your life come the Christmas season. Consider the items on this list when you go shopping.