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Map Themed Gift Guides For The Map Lover

I have complied two map themed gift lists. One full of ideas on travel themed gifts to make and the other on gifts that you can buy for those with wanderlust.

I admit it I have a bit of a map obsession. Regular readers of this blog will know that I’ll cover almost anything I can on a map!

I think maps are beautiful, fascinating and personal. They are great for sparking memories of special places and vacations.

A lot of the ordinary can be transformed into awesome with a bit of map pimping or map decoupage (ie my Ikea lamp hack). They can be used to personalise a space or object by using maps of places that are special to you.

There are loads of ways you can accessorise your home and life with mapped themed goodies. Check out my map table mats, personalised map chairs and Ikea map table.

With this updated map themed gift guide I have gathered a list of some wonderful present ideas for the map lovers in your life.

DIY map themed gift ideas

Homemade Map Themed Gift Ideas

This is a collection of gifts that you can make yourself. Many of the tutorials are very simple and used upcycled materials, so are very affordable. A lot of the gift ideas use old road maps.

The advantage of making your own map themed gifts is that you can choose the map you use and thus make the gift personalized by using maps of special places.

Homemade Map Themed Gifts

A collection of map themed crafts and DIYs that would make wonderful personalized gifts for someone special.

There are also many ideas on the blog for making some cool handmade Christmas decorations out of old maps. Such as these hanging 3d map stars, map rosettes and map luminaire bags.

You can download many free printable maps to use for these handmade gift ideas here too.

Best Ideas for Map Themed Gifts To Purchase

Best map themed gifts to buy

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1. World Map Water Bottle

Everyone seems to carry a water bottle with them these days. I know I take one with me every time I go out shopping for the day or to the gym.

This chrome 750ml Water Bottle featuring a classically coloured vintage world map printed section is perfect for those with wanderlust.

2. Scratch Off Map

Two Scratch Off Maps – Scratch Off World Map + Europe Map – Deluxe Scratch-Off International Posters with Colourful Countries, Capitals, Cities, Landmarks.

A fun gift for those that travel abroad a lot. Scratch off the countries you have visited.

3. Cavallini World Map Weekly Planner

Cavallini 2022 Diary – Vintage Maps Weekly Planner – 4x6ins – Week at A Glance Layout – Elastic Enclosure

A still like to use a physical planner as well as my phone. I get one of these every year. I love the vintage map design and it’s a perfect size for my bag.

3. Globe Pen Pot Holder

This pen globe pen potholder would look so cool on my world map desk.

4. Floating World Globe

The floating globe is about 14cm in diameter, floating 360 degrees and spinning in the Midair globe, with coloured LED light to decorate it in the dark when it’s turned on.

Now, this would look really cool on my desk.

5. World Map Shower Curtain

There was one of these on my original map themed gift list, but I think this is a better design.

I do a lot of my thinking in the shower. With this map, I can think about all the places I’ve been to and all the places I’ll go to.

6. Map Socks

These map socks would be a fun stocking filler.

7. Map Paper Roses

Nothing says it better than a bouquet of map roses. These also have the advantage of lasting forever and won’t wilt and die.

You can save money and make your own map roses with my tutorial here. Also, you can make your map roses extra special by using maps of special places.

8. Map and Travel Themed Washi Tape

Another great stocking filler idea with this fun printed map washi tape.

I have a bit of a washi tape habit and can’t help buying the pretty tape. I even have a tutorial on how to make a handy washi tape holder.

9. USA Map Pictorial Jigsaw

This is a great gift for the kids. It’s both educational and fun. I’m sure a lot of adults would love to help with this puzzle too.

10. Whisky Decanter and Glasses Set

Whiskey Decanter and Glass Set, Baban Wine Decanter with Globe and Ship Design, 2 Glasses with Frosting World Map and 8 Whiskey Stones.

This whisky/cocktail set would look fantastic on any drinks trolley or home bar.

11. Map Towel

This is a great gift idea for campers and hikers. A map of their favourite hike or mountain is printed on a towel.

12. Colouring In Map Pillow

Another one for the kids. A fun pictorial map on a pillow that you can colour in. It comes with fabric felt tip pens.

13. Wooden World Map Wall Art

This is a fabulous map themed gift for those with wanderlust. The wooden world map wall art is gorgeous. It comes in different sizes. There are options for blank maps or those with named countries and cities.

Pushpins and wooden landmarks are also available.

14. Illustrated Map Book – Aleksandra Mizielinska – Daniel Mizielinski 

Explore the world with this lavish book of maps. This collection of 52 highly illustrated maps details not only geographical features and political borders, but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with each region.

15. Geography Travel Trivia Family Card Game 

Answer your way around the world with this awesome travel game. Win bonus points by testing your geographical knowledge even further and locate your answers on the map. A fun trivia game for those that love to travel.

16. World Map Zip Pouch

A beautiful vintage world map zip pouch.

This famous colourful world map is also available as gift wrap. I used it to decoupage my vintage map suitcase.


Monday 20th of November 2017

Loving all of these picks! Pinned. Thanks for sharing with our link party!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 20th of November 2017

Thank you!

Amber Harrop

Monday 20th of November 2017

What a great gift guide - I love those bed covers

Claire Armstrong

Monday 20th of November 2017

Thank you, they are lovely.

Nina Lewis

Friday 17th of November 2017

I love the passport holder and luggage tag the best!! Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 17th of November 2017

Thank you, yes. They are lovely.

Lisa/Syncopated Mama

Thursday 16th of November 2017

I love these! Off to explore some of them further...

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 16th of November 2017

Thank you!

Sandra L Garths

Thursday 16th of November 2017

All bases are covered here and the shower curtain really caught my eye. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 16th of November 2017

Thank you, I think the shower curtain would look rather striking in our family bathroom.