I have maps on the walls, books about maps, a map mug, Map necklace … I could go on. I even up cycled my work desk using old maps.
So naturally, our family travel blog had to feature maps in its name!
For me, maps suggest the unexplored, the discoveries waiting to happen. Maps evoke fond memories of places been, people met and experiences enjoyed.
So what would be ideal map gifts for map lovers like me?
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Gifts For Map Lovers
Map gifts for him and her
Jewellery always makes a great present!
But some map themed jewellery tries to squash too much into a small space making the world map barely recognisable.
That’s why I love this stylish, vintage world map jewelry that can be worn individually or as a set. It is light enough to bring on your travels.
A useful map themed gift for people who travel is this gorgeous, lightweight, unisex watch has an understated, world map print. I love the stylish use of wood.
(I used to own a map watch that had an aeroplane as the ticking second hand. It was a constant reminder of my fear of flying)!
Flaunt a love of maps with this funky map print t shirt (there is even a matching skirt and hoodie)! You may get people poking your shirt saying ‘I’ve been there’ but you will never be short of a conversation starter!
Whatever your favourite tipple, enjoy it in this ceramic map mug whilst dreaming of your next adventures! And for tea lovers like me, this map mug is available in large sizes too!
This eco friendly, reusable coffee cup is a unique travel gift as the cup can be personalised for the map made recipient. It is light and durable enough to be packed for the next travel adventure.
Stand out from the sightseeing crowds with this colourful, eye catching map print umbrella. I use mine all the time in our British winter!
This durable, lightweight umbrella compacts small enough to fit inside day packs or handbags. It is an ideal gift idea for someone going travelling as it can be used for city sightseeing or for those who like to travel hand luggage only and don’t want to pack bulky waterproofs.
Another thoughtful gift for travel lovers is this eco friendly, reusable water bottle with a useful top which can be attached to your luggage. Another one to add to my wish list…
My children gave me a world map glasses case for Mothers Day which I love! This one comes with a matching purse.
An easy map gift idea is this map themed note book. It makes an excellent stocking filler.
Use it for planning new adventures, keeping a diary or like me, use it for daily ‘to do’ lists!
Gifts for map loving children
This fabulous, colourful wall sticker is perfect for a kids bedroom or playroom. It will help you to chart your adventures and plan new ones.
These wall map stickers are available in different styles and colours, are easy to apply and add a educational element to any room.
Map mad kids will love to track their travels with this scratch off world travel map. I really like this map as, unlike other scratch off maps, when the countries are scratched off, they create a beautiful watercolour image of the world.
This personalised world map will create a wonderful memento of a child’s world travels.
Kids will love the colourful, cartoon style print of this gorgeous day pack. It is ideal for school or sightseeing days out.
Or stand out on the lunch trolley with this lovely lunch bag. Fully insulated with detachable shoulder strap, this map print will ‘last’ longer than the latest movie character!
Spend a family afternoon creating a personalised work of art with these colour in world tablecloths .
You can also buy colour in world map duvet sets and pillowcases.
World Map Gifts for Map Loving Homes
We have maps in different sizes and textiles all over our home.
A perfect and stylish gift for a map lover is this gorgeous wooden wall map. The map is available in different sizes and colours but I think the natural wood is stunning.
It is also the most accurate map I have seen in a while – many wall art maps do not include New Zealand or Iceland!!!!! (I recently returned a metal wall map when I discovered it did not include New Zealand).
Plus, this map includes 25 small island pieces for charting those off the beaten track destinations you have visited.
Create a colourful feature wall and talking point with this vintage world map wallpaper.
This canvas wall map is ideal for using coloured push pins to keep track of family travels. I also love the fact you can orientate this map in a different perspective.
Map throws, map bedding, map rugs – there are so many map themed furnishings.
I love this affordable, six piece cushion set with its different map styles.
Finish off your map themed gifts with this gorgeous map wrapping paper (which I used to up cycle my work desk)!
Buying a map themed gift for map lovers shows you have put thought and effort into a sourcing a personal gift.
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