I love maps and one of my earliest memories is sitting with my Dad and looking at maps of the world. He owned some amazing books and I loved sitting looking at them with him. Sadly my Dad passed away in his early 50’s and never really travelled. I think he found my constant travelling a little amazing and enjoyed hearing about my adventures.
My love of maps started at a young age and I love buying map related merchandise. I could happily fill my home with map related items. If you are looking for gifts for map lovers in your life (or for yourself) you will find some of the best map inspired items available on the market in this post.
TOP 20 GIFTS FOR MAP LOVERS
#1 A MAP BAG
Airportag have some absolutely fantastic bags with lots of great travel quotes and maps! Win-win I say! I have one of their bags but would love a few more!! I am always receiving comments about my bag so go on treat yourself!
#2 A SCRATCH OFF MAP
I love my scratch off map and to be honest I think every travel lover on the planet has one but I couldn’t leave it off my list!
#3 A TRAVEL JOURNAL
#4 A PERSONALISED MAP OF THE WORLD
My husband knows me so well and one year for my birthday I received this totally awesome map of the world. It is personalised and comes with pins so that you can record your visits (mine has solo travel, travel with my husband, travel with my daughter, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and family travel pins on it at the moment) Made me realise just how little of the world I have actually seen.
YOU CAN ORDER YOUR OWN PERSONALISED MAP BY CLICKING THIS LINK!
#5 A PILLOW WITH A MAP TO COLOUR-IN!
What an amazing gift – colour in the pillow and learn all about the world at the same time! This is a fantastic gift for a creative child or adult.
#6 A MAP THEMED GLASSES CASE
What better for the travel lover than a map inspired glasses case! For the traveler who loves to be surrounded by maps!
Always a good idea to protect your passport! I remember seeing my daughter’s passport after she had kept it in her pocket whilst traveling Asia. She was lucky to actually be able to use it. Protect your passport with this stylish option!
#8 MAP COASTERS
For those who love to have travel themed home decor why not buy a set of map coasters!
#9 A WORLD MAP DECAL
#10 A FLASK
#11 A MAP STORAGE BAG
#12 TRAVEL MAP MUG
#13 MAP DUVET COVER
This duvet cover will have you dreaming for destinations afar! And if you get bored you could always plan your next vacation whilst in bed! I love this duvet cover!
#14 CROSS STITCH MAP
This gift will keep someone busy for hours! Make your own cross stitch map! A great gift for the craft lover!
#15 ICE CUBES
Tracy has lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to over 50 more. A qualified school teacher with an interest in history, reading, photography, nature and wildlife she is always planning her next trip (preferably by train)
With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, she is also able to share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help you travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Come and join me as I travel the world one country (and train journey) at a time!