Christmas brings family and friends together. If your friends or family members are taking the plane to come to your place, then make sure that you offer them gifts they’re allowed to take on the airplane on their way back.
As you all know, there are many restrictions when it comes to air travel due to safety concerns. You really don’t want your friends to leave their gifts behind simply because they’re not allowed to take them on an aircraft.
If you travel by air with gifts to visit your friends this Christmas, then you want to make sure you are allowed to take them on the plane.
To avoid unpleasant situations, we compiled this list of Christmas gifts safe for flying. Let’s dive right in.
What are the best Christmas gifts allowed on planes?
Beats wireless headphones
If you bought a pair of Beats headphones to gift as a Christmas present, rest assured, your friend can take them on the airplane. These are those kind of gifts easy to pack in a suitcase.
If you haven’t already, here are some cool Beats headphones that will ship before Christmas:
New Beats Flex Wireless Earphones – the perfect gift for ladies.
The Beats Flex earphones are wireless and offer 12 hours of listening time so they are perfect to take on a trip or long commutes.
Beats Studio3 wireless headphones – perfect for any outfit
This is an awesome noise-cancelling wireless headphones pair that offers 22 hours of listening time, great for any party or even gaming.
Powerbeats Pro Wireless – a great pair for untethered fun
The Powerbeats Pro Wireless headphones are perfect for up to 9 hours of training.
As our gadgets are getting tinier and tinier, getting a smartwatch to gift on Christmas is a great idea. Not to mention that you friend can take the watch on the plane without any problems.
When choosing a smartphone, don’t forget to take into consideration the operating system that your friend relies on. If he/she uses Windows, getting an iOS-based smartwatch may not be such a good idea due to sync limitations.
What is a good gift to send overseas? Smartwatches are some of them. Here are some nice smartwatches that you can get this Christmas:
Sleep monitor, messages, calendar, GPS, heart rate monitor, and music player, all these functions in a chic watch that can be worn either by him or her.
This is an awesome smartwatch that keeps the classic sport watch look and ads the latest digital technologies.
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch comes with no less than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps and the contactless payment function.
A docking station is an unsual gift but a practical one nevertheless. Nowadays, we all use more than one gadget at a time — be it at home or at the office. For this reason, there are a lot of cables on our desks.
A good docking station allows you to keep your desk clutter-free while enjoying multi-port connectivity.
Here are some hot docking stations you can get right now from Amazon:
- Dell USB 3.0 triple docking station
- Wavlink USB 3.0 universal docking station
- Targus universal laptop docking station
There you have a few tech gift ideas that can be taken on an airplane. Rememer to provide us with your feedback in the comments section below.
FAQ: Read more about gadgets
- Can you take wrapped christmas gifts on a plane?
Yes, as long as they are safe for travelling. We have an excellent list with gadgets that you can take with you on an airplane.
- How do you travel with Christmas presents?
The airport scanner will scan and identify the contents even if they are wrapped up. Here’s a list with some nice Chrismas presents for your parents.
- Can you wrap presents in carry on luggage?
Of course you can, but if they have suspicious contents, they will be unwrapped. Or you can take the wrapping paper and the Christmas presents separately.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2018 and was revamped and updated in December 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.