Although I love the little airplane keyrings everyone keeps giving me, I now have twelve and it's weighing down my purse. Also, any t-shirts, tote bags or hoodies that have little sayings advertising that I am a flight attendant? Just, no. When I'm off work, I don't want anyone asking me where Gate B9 is.
Instead, look for little, useful things that won't take up room in her already overstuffed bag. Or, allow the cabin crew member in your life to do a little shopping on her own time. Gift cards are actually very much appreciated. We love TravelPro, Luggage Works and Flight 001, to name a few. And find out your flight attendant's favorite coffee chain, and buy a few little $5 gift cards. Write a sweet note in each of them. This way, every time she gets coffee, its like she's having coffee with you. <3