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World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

christmas gift ideas for travellers with world maps to inspire wanderlust

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again!  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for wannabe travellers who are not currently on the move, I’ve found these awesome Christmas gift ideas to inspire wanderlust and have them planning their next trip asap!  From mugs to shower curtains I’ve found every cool and retro item I could with a world map to help you find the perfect gift for travellers!

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World Map Jewellery & Watches For Her

For the lovely travelling lady in your life, I found these gorgeous world map pendants, and a funky unisex watch to inspire wanderlust in any female travellers.  Looking for Christmas gifts for your girlfriend, wife, daughter or travelling friends?  Look no further!  My personal favourite is the moon & vintage world map pendant (hint, hint for my friends & family!)

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Travel Watches & Accessories for Him

I always struggle with Christmas gifts for men, my dad & brother usually buy everything they want themselves!  However, world map cufflinks or a tie make great stocking fillers, and I actually love this wooden men’s watch which is would make a cool travel inspired gift for a friend or family member.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home Traveller

There is nothing like including travel in your home decor.  Scratch off world maps have become very popular gifts, so your loved one can scratch off where they have already been, and get inspired by the rest of the world waiting to be scratched off!  If that seems a little too much, how about an arty world map print for the wall?  And for those who dream all day of travelling, the world map duvet covers mean they can dream all night too!

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Travel Christmas Gifts for The Bathroom

Help your friends and family to plan their next trip from the bathroom – with a funky colourful shower curtain and bath towel.  I even found a world map on a wastebasket, so even as they throw things away they can still think about travel!

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World Map Gifts for the Kitchen

For travelling cooks, what about a cooking apron or tea towel with a world map on?  And who could resist the call of a cup of tea proclaiming that ‘adventure awaits!’ – forget the tea and get packing!  I love travel quotes, and mugs make great Christmas presents for every member of the family.

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Travel Tech Christmas Gift Ideas

Perfect gifts for digital nomads, or for those stuck in an office dreaming of the wider world, these laptop covers for Macbooks, and ipads would inspire anyone to take a trip!  And mouse mats are usually kind of dull, but I like this one as a great Christmas gift for under $10.

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Practical Christmas Gift Ideas

I daren’t take my phone anywhere without a protective case.  This iphone case with a colourful world map and inspirational travel quote is just one of many available, perfect for anyone getting a new phone for Christmas!  The tote bag and mini-clutch bag are simple but useful gifts, great for buying groceries or storing keys and makeup.

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Miscellaneous World Map Gift Ideas

A few more random ideas for world map gifts to inspire wanderlust – piece together travel plans with this world map jigsaw, dream of sunnier destinations with this bright umbrella, and write your travel bucket list in this world map journal.

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I hope I helped give you some ideas for Christmas gifts to buy your friend or family member who loves to travel.  Even when they are at home, you can help them dream of their next destination with any of these world map gifts to inspire wanderlust!

Have I missed anything??  Please let me know if you have other Christmas gift ideas with world maps that I’ve forgotten.

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Oh yes, it’s that time of year again!  Christmas seems to be getting earlier every year, and with Black Friday sales already starting this week, you can get some great Black Friday offers on gifts for the special traveller in your life.  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for wannabe travellers who are currently not on the move, I’ve found these awesome Christmas gifts to inspire wanderlust and have them planning their next trip asap!  From mugs to shower curtains I’ve found every cool and retro item I could with a world map to help you find the perfect gift for travelers!

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Last updated: December 9, 2018

11 thoughts on “World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

  1. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    World Map based gifts seem really fascinating, especially for travel fanatics like us. Just imagine to have the world in your pocket, in your living room, on your wrist. dangling from your neck. Enough to give a high to the true traveler 🙂
    But seriously would love to be gifted one of those watches, hope someone is listening!

  2. Megan Jerrard says:

    Because we’ve just bought a house I would fit into the category of Christmas gifts for the home traveler at the moment – love the doona bed spread with the abstract map! We’re in the process of decorating our house with as much travel theme as possible!

  3. Natasha Hecher says:

    Loving these gift ideas for travellers.
    When I am actually at home I have a whole room filled with books, maps and souvenirs I have picked up from around the world.
    Any of these would be a nice addition. I particularly like the vintage black map!!

  4. divyakshi says:

    Those map pendants look so cool!! Even the travel map tie. So unique! 🙂 I love the products you have curated here. The bedsheets and the scratch maps, I hadn’t seen these products before. Even the waste basket and the shower curtain. These look so apt for the travel buddies! The common ones are the journals, diaries and the mugs. Love the offbeat ones. Thanks for this!

  5. Rhonda Albom says:

    Cute gifts. I really like the world map theme, it’s a nice feature that will inspire wanderlust wherever I am. Imagine – planning a trip from the shower with the travel map shower curtain :P. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Clazz says:

    Gahhh!!! I am such a sucker for maps! I have two globes in our living room, I have 5 vintage map postcards hanging above the fireplace, my travel toiletries bag has maps on, even my travel laundry bag has maps on… my ultimate house goal is to get one of those massive globes with the drinks cabinet inside! I love all of these, I EVEN want the bin! Hahaha. Starting to feel like I need to re-evaluate my life…!

  7. Lucy says:

    Love the world map theme! You have given me some ideas for friends and family and maybe some gifts for me too! I love the apron, tea towel and mug.

  8. Ryan Biddulph says:

    Those world map gift ideas look cool Claire. I have quite a few travel spots to peg on each one 😉 Really though, any rocking gift offered from the heart works because folks always seem to get me the perfect travel gift, mainly because they give for the right reasons. Thanks for the rocking share:)


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