Christmas is this Sunday. Whether you’ve procrastinated on buying a gift for the drone pilot in your life, or you’re just looking for a bargain on drone (and drone-related stuff), good news: there’s a slew of last-minute Christmas 2022 drone deals on everything from DJI drones to FPV accessories and everything in between.
Consider this the perfect pairing to my 2022 drone gift guide, which breaks down gift ideas for drone pilots at every price point.
Since putting together that guide, I’ve been scouring the Internet to find bargains on stuff drone pilots would love ahead of Christmas 2022. Here are the best deals I’ve found:
15% off DJI drones, including the DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo and DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo
The DJI Air 2S is considered my top pick for high-quality photography in my guide to the best drones for photographers. Even better is that it’s now on sale for $190 off the usual $1,299 price. That’s roughly 15% savings, bringing the price down to $1,109.
The drone stands out mostly for its 1” sensor offering 20-megapixel photos and 5.4K video. But it has other neat features, including a collision avoidance sensor on the front and back and gesture control.
You can find the discount price at both Amazon and B&H Photo.
If you’re on a budget, then consider the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo, which is also 15% off. The normally-low price of $599 is now even lower at $509. While I do think the newly-announced DJI Mini 3 is generally better than the DJI Mini 2, the math might change significantly when you factor in this significant discount.
Free gifts with purchase on DJI’s website for Christmas 2022
When you shop directly with DJI, some product purchases come with a bonus gift with purchase. Here are the items that come with an extra little goodie:
- Buy the DJI Mini 3 Pro, receive a free DJI travel bag.
- Buy the DJI Mavic 3 drone, receive a free DJI travel bag.
- Buy the DJI Osmo Action 3, receive a free DJI scarf.
- Buy the Pocket 2, receive a free DJI Universal carrying case.
35% off Autel EVO drones
This is basically the same deal that was offered as part of the Autel Black Friday 2022 sale, but it’s a good one. Between now and Jan. 2, 2023, you’ll see savings of up to 35% on Autel drone bundles, and savings of 20% on Autel batteries.
That means the EVO Nano+ Premium Bundle is now just $709, and the EVO Lite+ Premium Bundle is now just $1,199 — both 35% discounts. The discounted prices are valid both on Autel’s website and on Amazon.
$200 off Skydio 2 drone kits
This is the same deal we saw during the Skydio Black Friday 2022 sale. But, it’s a good one. For the Skydio Holiday 2022 sale, you’ll save $200 on all Skydio 2+ Kits during The deepest discount goes to the normally-$1,099 Skydio 2+ Starter Kit, which is now down to just $899 for an 18% discount.
You won’t find this deal anywhere aside from shopping through Skydio’s website directly. So, head to Skydio’s site now to shop.
$5 off FPV goggle straps
Here’s a great Christmas gift idea that costs less than $20: FPV goggle straps with flair. Formerly $24.99, GetFPV has two-inch, military-grade FatStraps for FPV goggles now on sale for $19.98.
Designs are pretty fun, and bring a sense of your personal style to your FPV piloting. And yes, they are compatible with DJI Digital FPV Goggles.
Buy the FatStraps for FPV Goggles from GetFPV here.
40% off a drone landing pad
Here’s a compact and budget-friendly stocking stuffer at just $18 — a 40% discount from the usual $30 list price. It’s 20″ and foldable, making for a drone landing pad to provide the best take-off and landing surface in any environment.
Grab this STARTRC Drone Landing Pad Pro from Amazon
Other Christmas 2022 deals for stuff that drone pilots will love (that aren’t purely related to drones)
Drone pilots need more than just drones! There are computers, charges, carrying cases, snacks and more that every drone pilot needs to have as well! I scoured the Internet for stuff that doesn’t necessarily have “drone” in the name, but is a great gift for a drone pilot who has all the drones already:
50% off Mophie’s Wireless Portable Magnetic Charger: Here’s an incredible discount on the product that will keep your phone charged, even on long days of flying drones without access to power. This portable magnetic wireless charger features a 5,000 mAh powerful internal battery that offers enough power for a full charge. Normally $50, it’s on sale for just $25.
$21% off the Furman Power Station 8 Surge Protector: If you’re charging tons of gear, whether it’s Lipo batteries, your laptop, other camera stuff, your RC transmitter, etc, you need to make sure you have a surge protector. This one has a sturdy aluminum body and an 8-foot cord. It’s normally $150, but it’s on sale now for $117.
$50 off the Apple iPad Pro: This iPad has a large, vivid display, and is worth upgrading if you’re someone who uses an iPad to operate your drone. While it’s probably not a meaningful upgrade if you already have the M1 iPad Pro or an iPad Air from the last two years, it does offer a faster processor than a previous models — which is imperative for drone piloting.
22% off the GoPro HERO10 Action Camera: I know this one feels like it’s cheating on the DJI Osmo Action 3, but it’s a swell deal if you’re not satisfied with the DJI version. And if you are in the market for an action camera, in many ways this one is far better than DJI’s offering, even for DJI devotees. It offers incredible stabilization and a smooth interface, able to record at a high frame rate of 5.3K 60 Hz. Skip it if you already own a HERO9 as it’s probably not that much better, but anyone else ready to upgrade their Action Camera should jump on this deal.
If you’ve found a great holiday 2022 drone deal not mentioned here, snatch it up for yourself. Then, please share it in the comments section below to help the rest of the Drone Girl community save money on their Christmas 2022 shopping too!