Giving a travel map gift is like giving someone the world – which we think is the best gift in the universe. As passionate travelers, there is nothing we love more than giving – and receiving – world map gifts.
When it comes to map gifts, there are hundreds to choose from; styles range from framed to personalized, romantic to destination specific. To help you find exactly what you are searching for, we have rounded up our best map gift ideas.
Whether you are searching for map gifts for men or need travel map gift ideas for her, you can find the perfect World Map gift on our list!
WORLD MAP GIFTS
We think the best world map gifts for travelers are ones that conjure memories by tracking previous journeys and stoke the desire to set off on grand adventures. Finding the perfect Map of the World gift for your traveler will depend on their style – so be sure to look through all of our world map gift ideas to find the one that is right for your gift recipient. Be sure to read all of our Tips For Buying Wall Art!
Framed Map Gift
Topping our list of world map gift ideas is a classic, framed National Geographic map. The detailed map displays the world in muted tones. Country borders are shown and labeled, as are bodies of water and individual states in the USA. What makes it one of the best gifts for map lovers is that it can be personalized – and it even comes with push pins for marking past travels or future trips. Buy it now!
Is this not exactly what you imagined giving as a gift? Go to our Framed World Map page for more ideas!
Map Print Gift
There are so many travel map gift ideas when it comes to Prints and Posters! We especially love map print gifts that are unique and ready to hang – which is why we love this bold colored, vintage-style world atlas. Buy it here!
Personalized Map Gift
Personalized map gifts are a top choice when it comes to gift giving! The personalization – either a famous travel quote, a trip name or the recipient’s name – make it a thoughtful gift that is sure to be cherished. Our favorite personalized world map gift has room for 3 lines of text and comes with push pins to mark places visited, too. Buy it here!
Scratch Map Gift
One of the reason travelers love maps is that they can use them to track their travels abroad, which is why a scratch off map is an excellent personalized travel map gift. We personally like the Wanderlust Scratch-off Places I’ve Been Map that features a vividly colored map when countries are revealed. Buy it here!
Need a gift for a young traveler? Check out this Scratch Off Map for Kids!
Scratch Off Destination Map Gift
Need a wanderlust gift for an ambitious world traveler? A travel destination map gift is exactly what you are looking for! This map features iconic places around the world that are top bucket list destinations. Each time your travelers visits one of them, they can reveal the photo. Buy it here!
Map with Pins Gift
Push Pin maps are a fantastic, personalized gift – and we have already highlighted a few map gifts in our list that come with pins. Another fun Where We’ve Been Map Gift is a magnetic map. With magnets – rather than push pins – the map can easily be marked and rearranged while making travel plans (without leaving holes behind!). Buy it here!
Find more personalized map print gift ideas on our Personalized Maps page.
Couples Map Gift
If you are seeking a romantic map gift for a significant other, then a map heart gift might be exactly what you are looking for! The heart map gift that we like best is the square, framed artwork the features a map cut into the shape of a heart focusing on a destination of your choice. Ideal as an anniversary present or First Christmas together gift, a heart map wedding gift is also a great idea! Buy it here!
We share more travel map wedding gift ideas in a minute!
Long Distance Map Gift
Couples separated by distance can proclaim their commitment with a long-distance relationship map gift. What we really love about this map gift is that it is completely customized to the couple! Both states (or countries) are features in the work of art – and hearts connected by a dotted line mark the cities where each person lives. The map art can be purchased as a print…or add an optional frame! Buy it here!
Where We Met Map Gift
A fun way to commemorate your first meeting, a Where We Met Puzzle Map is a perfect present for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day or as a special gift under the tree. The best part is, you can complete the map puzzle together – and even frame it! Buy it here!
Map Wedding Gift
World map-themed gifts make great wedding presents – as the couple is about to begin an incredible adventure together. Our top pick for a personalized map wedding gift is a unique candle jar that is completely customizable to the couple – with names, a date, and a heart map. Gift-givers can upgrade the personalized wedding map gift to come in a gift box set filled with a variety of newlywed gifts. Buy it here!
Our Adventure Book World Map Wedding Gift
A wooden covered scrapbook featuring a world map, the Our Adventure Book is an ideal wedding present for traveling couples. Even better, if the couple plans to travel for their honeymoon, they can complete the memory book based on their first adventure as a married couple. Buy it here!
City Map Gift
For anyone who has a favorite city, a city map is a fantastic present. Whether they dream of traveling there or it’s a favorite place they have visited, a detailed rendering of the city streets can help transport them to the city without every leaving home. City maps also make good hometown map gifts – for anyone who loves their own home city. Buy it here!
United States Map Gift
A fun way to frame your USA travels, the USA photo map gift is completed with your own travel photographs. Cut your photo from each US state into the shape of the state to create a unique photo collage. Buy it here!
National Parks Map Gift
If you’re giving a gift to a National Parks explorer, the National Parks Explorer Guide map is just the thing to buy! All 62 US National Parks are featured on the map – and each one is scratched off after visiting to reveal a stunning park image. Buy it here!
World Globe Gift Ideas
Some of the best Map of the World gifts are in the form of globes! One of our favorite unique map gifts is a globe whiskey decanter that comes with two globe-etched glasses. Buy it here!
Night Sky Map Gift
Commemorate a special date – be it birthday, anniversary or other special occasion – with a night sky map of the stars as seen on that exact date. Not a traditional map, we think it is one of the best sentimental map-related gifts on our list! Buy it here!
World Map Gift Wrap, Bags and Boxes
Now that we have shared our list of the best world map gifts, we are going to wrap it up with what to wrap it in! From wrapping paper to gift bags to boxes to tags, there are several budget gift options when it comes to wrapping your world map gift.
World Map Gift Wrapping Paper
Tip off the recipient of the great world map gift that awaits them with this beautiful vintage map gift wrap! It will work great for wrapping up a framed map or smaller gift. Buy it here!
World Map Gift Bags
If you are gifting a smaller map gift, a world map gift bag is just the right size! Giving a travel-related gift – like a bottle of wine from abroad? These map gift bags for wine will help set the tone of the gift. Buy it here!
Map Gift Box
A map gift box can be used to wrap up any travel-related presents! We like using a world map photo box – because it can also be used by the traveler to store travel photos after a trip. Buy it here!
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