Last-Minute Christmas Presents

23 Dec 11 4 Comments

In the past, I’ve posted ideas for Christmas presents for pilots. But that’s silly. Honestly, pilots are easy to find presents for. We love planes. We love gadgets that attach to our planes. We love books about planes. We love models of planes. We love movies showing planes flying. We love running around the living room with our arms outstretched making engine noises by buzzing our lips. Or maybe that’s just me?

Anyway, it really isn’t difficult to find good gifts for pilots.

It’s all the other muppets who are the problem.

So this year, I thought I would focus on presents for people who are not pilots. And most importantly, presents for people who are not pilots which you can actually manage to organise when you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the very last day.

Not that I would ever end up in such a situation.

Here are my top choices:

Number Three

DIY Star Wars Snowflakes at Matters of Grey

These are so easy to make and great fun! And if the gift is for someone crafty and you aren’t, you could even make a snowflake-making-kit! Just put together a package with paper and a print-out the designs with a pretty ribbon to tie it all together.

Number Two

Doughnut-Hole Croquembouche Recipe at

Buy two dozen doughnut holes, some plastic holly leaves and a box of toothpicks and make a Christmas tree. As long as it is vaguely in a pyramid shape, it’ll be good enough. It’s deep-fried dough covered in sugar. How could anyone resist?

Number One

You Fly Like a Woman at Amazon

If you know anyone who is getting a Kindle this year, you can purchase this best-selling* e-book on Amazon and introduce them to the craziness excitement of flying. You can choose “give as a gift” on and the recipient will get notified on the 25th that this awesome e-book now belongs to them. What a perfect present, right?

* Well, it’s the best-selling e-book featured on this blog, anyway!

I’d like you wish you all a very merry Christmas and as my gift, here is my favourite Christmas song of the season:

See you next week!

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