This year has been a big year for the Supermarine Spitfire, being the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain from which the legend of the plucky British aircraft sprang. If you know someone obsessed with the finer details of this remarkable piece of British wartime history then here are some gift ideas to bring the legend home this Christmas.
Looking to the horizon like a Spitfire pilot going over the plains of Kent? How about this 2021 Spitfire Wall Calendar
- featuring epic images of the plane itself and the heroic pilots who flew them, with interesting information on each month to further one's passion and knowledge of the legendary aircraft.
The inner workings of the Spitfire were in 1940 a bit of a puzzle, so perhaps your recipient's interest would instead be piqued by this "Anatomy of the Spitfire" Jigsaw Puzzle
? Featuring the exact specifications of the Supermarine Spitfire in wireframe detail and in 1000 pieces, it's sure to keep them busy over the cold Christmas period, along with an A2 poster of the design to frame on the wall.
For those who love Meccano sets, for kids above 8 (and their parents and grandparents!) there's this fun Rubber-Band Powered Spitfire -
Needing only 10 minutes assembly for hours of fun, it's a great choice for some Spitfire-themed fun this Christmas.
Inspired by the sense of adventure that comes with the Spitfire, you might know someone who likes to explore - for them, we have this Spitfire Compass,
a brilliant tribute to the pilots of World War II. The Spitfire flies ever onward, directing them to wherever they need to go.
If you know someone who wants to raise a toast this year to the Spitfire or the pilots who flew it, these Spitfire Glass Tumblers
are a fantastic idea. Bearing the anatomical design imprint of the Supermarine Spitfire, this gift is perfect for both those interested in the engineering side of the Spitfire and also enjoy a nice tipple.
Need Spitfire-themed stocking fillers? We've got magnets,pencil sharpeners,
and notebooks -
all perfect for the Spitfire lover.