Jan 24 17

Give Your Partner The World This Valentine’s Day

by James Carroll

Plan your dream romantic getaway together or relive a special travel memory with these stunning, personalised maps, perfect for a Valentine’s Day 2017 gift.

Do you and your partner dream of travelling the world together? Or perhaps you’ve already done it and want to surprise them with a beautiful keepsake of the adventures you’ve shared? These unique, personalised gifts and beautiful map prints bring travel plans and memories to life.

Scratch the World

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Our best-selling ‘Scratch the World’ print allows you to scratch off every destination as you go and is the perfect way to plan out that trip of a lifetime, or to spend an evening with a glass of wine, scratching off everywhere you and your partner have already visited together to reveal a colourful, detailed world map print underneath.

Personalised Postcode Maps for Couples

Personalised Postcodes Couples Map Print

Personalised Postcodes Couples Map Print

Personalised Postcode Map Print

Personalised Postcode Map Print

For a truly personal and unique gift that means something special, these postcode maps are ideal. Feature the place you met, where he proposed, your first home together, or where you got married with a colourful map print and add a personal message. Available for any UK postcode. These items are exclusive to Not on the High Street.

Show Off Your Travels

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

Quote in photo - “It Doesn’t Matter Where You Are Going, It Is Who You Have Beside You”.

Our wide range of personalised wall maps are the perfect romantic gesture for any travel enthusiast, enabling them to map out and show off their adventures in their home, as well as plan their next getaway. The personalised ‘World is Art’ map comes in a choice of colours and sizes, with the option to add your own special message – perfect for a big Valentine’s Day reveal!

Personalised Classic World Map

Personalised Classic World Map

Quote in photo - “Travel Is Like Love, A Journey With No End”.

No romantic gift says “I want to explore the world with you” quite like a map. For more information about Maps International’s range of personalised Valentine’s Day gifts, visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk/valentines-maps

Jan 18 17

World Map Wallpaper – Designs To Suit Any Home

by James Carroll

In this blog, we will be taking you through 5 different types of wallpaper we offer. The range offers designs that can be featured in any room in your home including offices, children’s rooms or general living areas.

Neutral World Map Wallpaper

Our Neutral Wallpaper offers a unique, yet stylish design which would suit any home. With its light design, it would fill any wall and provide a brilliant focal point to any room.

Neutral World Map Wallpaper

Neutral World Map Wallpaper

Environmental world map wallpaper

Our Environmental Wallpaper is a high quality map which is a fantastic representation of the world’s environmental terrain. This could be great for an office wall, with the map’s key helping to identify the different land. The map contains hill and sea shading making the map appear almost 3D.

Environmental World Map Wallpaper

Environmental World Map Wallpaper

Wallpaper London City Skyline

This massive version of our London City Skyline colourful watercolour skyline of the city of London, England. It also includes bold, dynamic and exciting watercolours; the city of London is brought to life. The wallpaper would also add a splash of colour to any wall where the artwork is placed.

Wallpaper London City Skyline

Wallpaper London City Skyline

Blue Ocean World Map Mural

This Giant World Map Mural is supplied on strips of wallpaper to make it easy for you to fit it in any room in your house or office. This map is politically coloured, and features all major towns and cities. Vibrant effects are added with hill and sea shading.

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

Classic World Map Mural

The final map is the classic version of our murals. This piece is contemporary and is also supplied on strips of wallpaper. This is one of Maps International’s best selling world maps, and is the finest map you’ll find! This map is also politically coloured, and features all major towns and cities. Vibrant effects are added with hill and sea shading.

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

To find out more about these products visit -  http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/map-wallpaper-home-decor.asp

Jan 12 17

How a restaurant has tracked their global customers with our Large World Map

by Alice Carter

Phil’s Fish Market in the USA has used our very own World Political Wall Map to pinpoint where their customers are visiting from. The results of this are truly incredible!

This map is the fifth version in the restaurant’s 13 year history.

Considering the town of Moss Landing has a population of 204 (as of the 2010 census data), makes the results even more impressive! With patrons encouraged at the entrance of the restaurant to mark on their hometown using the pins from a large bowl, it’s only a matter of time before there will be a sixth version of this map!

Why not try this idea at home with our Large World Political Wall Map? You could mark on where friends and family are in the world or places which you have visited over the years. You could even use each coloured pin to represent different categories i.e. ‘place’s we’ve been’, ‘place’s we would like to go,’ & ‘where family and friends are based!’ See if you can rival how many pins Phil’s Fish Market has managed to fit on our world map!

Where would you put your pin?

Where would you put your pin? - (Image: DonkeyLightning)

Spot Europe under the map pins!

Spot Europe under the map pins! - (Image: DonkeyLightning)

The USA taken over by map pins!

The USA taken over by map pins! - (Image: DonkeyLightning)

Jan 10 17

3 ways to celebrate Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 – with maps!

by James Carroll

Last month, Pantone revealed their Colour of the Year pick for 2017 – Greenery – chosen for its symbolism of a reconnection with nature, one another, and a larger purpose. As map-makers, we’re huge fans of all things green. Our planet has some beautiful, leafy terrain and we’re always trying to find new ways to showcase that beauty and vibrancy in our products. Many of our most popular wall maps have a distinct green theme, so we thought we’d bring a few of them together to celebrate a greener 2017!

Huge World Wall Map - Environmental

Huge World Wall Map (environmental) - without flags

Huge World Wall Map (environmental) - without flags

This detailed map pitches forest greenery against a brilliant blue ocean backdrop, and makes a stunning centrepiece for any room, office, or classroom. It also doubles as an interactive learning tool, as well as providing inspiration and appreciation for the diversity of terrain we enjoy on this planet.

‘The World is Art’ Wall Map - Green

'The World is Art' Wall Map - Green

'The World is Art' Wall Map - Green

Our ‘World is Art’ map prints are among our top selling products so, naturally, we had to include a green version. Available in a variety of finishes and sizes, with the option to frame, this print will add a pop of green to any room, or compliment an existing green colour palette.

Glow in the Dark Map of the World

Glow in the Dark Map of the World

Glow in the Dark Map of the World

This fun and educational map for the younger members of the family glows as green at night as it does in the daytime.

We couldn’t be happier with Pantone’s choice for 2017, and wall maps are the perfect way to add a colourful focal point to any room. Not a fan of green? We have many other colours and styles to choose from, from vibrant watercolours to muted, antique tones. Browse our full collection at mapsinternational.co.uk

Dec 21 16

Travel bloggers we loved in 2016

by James Carroll

The Maps International team are all passionate travellers so, naturally, we relish the tales of other travel enthusiasts. With more and more adventure-seekers taking to the web to document their travels, and invite us along with them to share the journey, comes – literally -a whole world of fresh inspiration.

It would be impossible to list all the fantastic international travel blogs we’ve discovered, read, and loved recently, but we wanted to show some love for a few of our favourites, whom we also had the pleasure of collaborating with in 2016…

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Beyond Blighty

Arianwen Morris was once crowned ‘Most Fearless Travel Blogger’ and we certainly agree. In 2016 she has been snorkelling, canyoning, and freediving, and has explored caves in Vietnam, as well as paddle boarding in the Phillipines. If you’re the active type of traveller, who can’t stay put on a sun lounger for more than 2 minutes, and yearns to get out and explore every inch of every place you visit, her blog is a must-read! Ari is also a proud owner of our Text Art World Map Canvas.

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She Gets Around

We love Jenny Lowthrop for her philanthropy and her ability to use her adventurous spirit for good. Earlier this year, Jenny took up the challenge to #RoamForChange in aid of Toybox charity, helping the world’s street children. As well as fundraising and volunteering, Jenny also managed to take in Belize, Ibiza, Paris, Guatemala, and Montenegro in 2016. She certainly does get around! Jenny is a fan of our Personalised Antique World Map.

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Where’s Mollie?

Londoner Mollie Bylett is currently in the middle of a 4-month solo travel adventure, taking in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Mollie loves an adventure, but we love that she also takes the time to pamper herself while on her travels and manages to find a touch of glamour in every destination she visits. Mollie used our Personalised Classic World Map Pinboard to plan her current adventure.

We worked with some amazing travel bloggers in 2016, and we’re always on the lookout for new blogs to follow to get our fix of the exotic while in the office. We have big plans for our blogger friends in 2017, so watch this space! 

Dec 21 16

Adventures Ahead with Our Range of Personalised Maps

by James Carroll

In this blog, we will be highlighting our top personalised products that are a perfect gift to someone or yourself if you are a traveller. These maps could be used to track previous adventures, or design your own trip around the world! Our maps could also be a great reminder of any New Year’s resolutions you have set yourself, and make sure 2017 is the year of travel.

Personalised World is Art

Our World is Art map is a stylish map, which comes in 6 different elegant colour tones to make sure it will suit most room schemes.

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

This map would be used to remember previous travels, and could also be used for planning new trips you would like to do in the future. On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

Personalised Antique World Map

This map will give any room a vintage look. It is simply stunning, and would be a great wall piece in any home.

Personalised Antique World Map

Personalised Antique World Map

Our personalised map is another great opportunity to reminisce adventures that you have had, or would like to do in the future. On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

Personalised Classic World Map

This map uses classic-style muted tones which gives it that elegant look. Complete with political detail, this really is the most stylish and practical personalised map we offer.

Personalised Classic World Map

Personalised Classic World Map

On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

Personalised World Travel Map

This section of our personalised maps is the political version. This means every country is a different colour and their boundaries are clearly shown. All major towns and cities are featured and capital cities are clearly marked.

Personalised World Travel Map

Personalised World Travel Map

On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

To find out more about our personalised products visit - http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/personalised-maps.asp

Dec 21 16

Great Gifts For Future Travelling And Adventures!

by James Carroll

As the year is nearly over, here at Maps International we have decided to create a blog about 5 great products we offer that we think would be a perfect gift for travelling. These products would be great to start the new year with, and plan where your next adventure will take you.

Large Political World Wall Map – Without Flags

Our Political Wall Map is a stunning piece and a clear and bright design. This map is one of our most popular products, and would look great in any classroom, office or study.

Large World Wall Map (political) - without flags

Large World Wall Map (political) - without flags

This wall map features every country in a different colour, and all major towns and cities are clearly shown. This map, as with most of our maps comes in a variety of finishes. This makes it suitable for a variety of locations.

Doodle World Map with Crayons

Our World Doodle Map is a great way to teach children about the world we live in. The map is easy reading, and has all continents, countries and rivers clearly shown.

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

The map is also supplied with crayons so children can colour the countries in. We also offer a UK version of the doodle map.

Neutral World is Art Wall Map

Our World is Art Map is a unique and stylish range of design driven World Map created to look fantastic on your wall.

The World Is Art - Neutral

The World Is Art - Neutral

The map includes all major town and cities, and contains hill and sea shading. This makes the world jump off the map towards you! This range is available in 6 colours, meaning this map can suit any room or style.

Venice City Skyline – A1

Our Venice City Skyline is a bright and colourful piece. With bold, dynamic and exciting colours, the city is brought to life. It also adds a contemporary feel and a splash of colour to any wall where the artwork is placed.

Venice City Skyline - A1

Venice City Skyline - A1

Turquoise Paris City Street Map Print

Our Paris City Street Map is the ideal gift for a city lover. It would also be a great gift for someone who is planning to visit or has already been to the City of Rome.

Turquoise Paris City Street Map Print

Turquoise Paris City Street Map Print

This minimal yet stylish print includes the River Seine. This is clearly shown as well as other Paris landmarks such as the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower.

To find out more about these products and other great deals visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk

Dec 8 16

Last Minute Map Gifts! 5 best loved products with next day delivery

by James Carroll

While some people do all of their Christmas shopping months in advance, others take time to research the perfect gift for the special people in their lives, and others are just too busy to shop.

Christmas can be a hectic time for all of us, but we’ve made it easier to get that perfect gift in double-quick time with next day delivery on some of our best-selling products…

Great for Creative Types

World Map Colouring Poster for Adults Pack

World Map Colouring Poster for Adults Pack

Colouring-in is a pastime that is growing ever popular by the year, This pack of 2 map colouring posters feature an abstract style made up of relaxing circle patterns, and is a great way to unwind after the madness of the festive season. Could this replace the annual family jigsaw event??

Give a Room a Face-Lift in Time for Christmas

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas project, an after-dinner talking point, or just want to make an impression with your home décor this Christmas, our Giant Classic World Map Mural is the perfect feature for any room in the home and will provide endless enjoyment all year round.

Perfect for Tweens

Glow in the Dark Map of the World Pack of 2

Glow in the Dark Map of the World Pack of 2

Give some inspiration for young explorers with these Glow in the Dark World Maps, which are just as eye-catching at night as they are in the daytime. These posters look great in bedrooms or family rooms, and also couple as an engaging educational tool.

Activities for Kids

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Suddenly stuck for a Christmas holiday activity for the kids? Our Kids Doodle World Map comes already equipped with a pack of crayons, and is a great way for kids to get creative whilst also learning more about the world they live in. You could even map out Santa’s journey as they go!

For Gap Year Travellers or Jet-setting Executives

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Know someone with big travel plans? Our Scratch the World Print is one of our all-time best-selling products and is the perfect way to keep track of the trip of a lifetime or look back on destinations visited. Scratch off each country as you go to reveal a colourful and detailed world map to display and treasure forever.

Order any of these products before 1pm for delivery on the next working day for stress-free Christmas shopping. To view all of these products, and lots of other quick-fix options, visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk/next-day-maps

Dec 8 16

Christmas Gifts For Children Under £30!

by James Carroll

As Christmas is nearly here, it can be difficult to find the perfect gifts for your Children. Here at Maps International, we have decided to give you our top 5 gifts that are under £30 for this year. These gifts would create hours of fun over the Christmas period.

Origami World Map Craft Kit

This gift is great for children over the age of 8 years old. They will be able to learn how to fold traditional origami animals from around the world in this fun-filled map set.

Origami World Map Craft kit

Origami World Map Craft kit

The pack comes with 8 different types of animal instructions and an origami styled map of the world. Overall, this pack has been designed to inspire children’s interests about the world around them.

Our craft kit range also includes a make your own globe and a London 3D model kit.

Doodle World Map with Crayons

This map would be the perfect Christmas present ad would create hours of fun. Our doodle map allows children to learn in a fun way and includes easy reading fonts, countries, continents and rivers are clearly shown to give the best experience.

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

This map is supplied with a pack of crayons so children can colour countries in. We also include a UK version on the doodle map, and offer the world Doodle Map in a pack of 2.

Animal Map of the World

This colourful and vibrant map of the world features many different animal characters. If you look at the map, you will be able to see that animals are shown in their home continents!

Kids Animal Map of the World

Kids Animal Map of the World

Our kid’s animal map of the world would look great in a children’s bedroom or nursery wall for a fun way to help younger children learn about the world.

Mythical Monster Map

Our Mythical Monster Map shows forty five incredible looking monsters from around the world. It also includes a description of the monster’s origin and their characteristics.

Mythical Monster Map

Mythical Monster Map

The background of the map shows all country boundaries with the names and the Monsters placed on their country of origin. In this range we also have a Monster colouring in map and a Monster glow map.

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

This map is a fantastic way to teach children about the world we live in, and great for children aged 5 upwards. The detailed illustrations show people and local culture, animals and marine life, famous natural features and manmade landmarks plus a range of other fun illustrations.

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

The World Map itself shows the Continents, Sea and Ocean names and also shows hill and sea shading.

To find out more about these products visit our range of kids maps - http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/kids-maps.asp

Dec 7 16

Great gifts for every City Dweller!

by James Carroll

In this blog we will be bringing you some great gifts for city dwellers. Here at Maps International we have many different products for people who have lived in these cities, aspiring to visit this one day or just have a general interest in the city. In this blog we will be bringing you 4 products for this occasion.

These products could be a gift to yourself, or given as gifts to remember where you onced lived or even a house warming present to your new home in the city!

Watercolour Map of London

Watercolour Map of London

Watercolour Map of London

This map is created from abstract watercolours, and covers the central of London. This map would look great in a home, or even an office. The map is finished on a canvas meaning you can hang it up to show off a different version of how you can see London. This would be a great gift for someone who enjoys the city on London, and would like something colourful to brighten up their home.

Paris City Skyline

Paris City Skyline

Paris City Skyline

This bright and colourful watercolour is the city of Paris. It includes bold, dynamic and exciting colours and it brings the city of Paris to life. This skyline will add a contemporary feel to any wall where the artwork is placed.

A-Z Historical Canvas Map Central London

A-Z Historical Canvas Map Central London

A-Z Historical Canvas Map Central London

This map is a historic A-Z map, and is an extract taken from the London Street Atlas. This would be the perfect gift for someone who has an interest in the city of London.

This historic map includes bus, trolley bus, tram routes and also shows the streets of London as they were just before the Second World War.

Charcoal Rome City Street Map Print

Charcoal Rome City Street Map Print

Charcoal Rome City Street Map Print

Our final product of the blog is a street map print of the city of Rome. It has been designed to be a minimal yet stylish print. The River Tiber is clearly shown as well as other Rome landmarks such as the Vatican City.

The print is available in a choice of 4 colours, this is the charcoal option. The print can also come with an optional white or black wooden frame.

To find out more about these products visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk