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Map of the USA Travel Edition

Pack this amazing perfectly formed rolled map in your rucksack for the road trip of a lifetime or stick it down your leather jacket for the Harley highway extravaganza, Indiana Jones meets Jessie James as you hit Interstate 10 hugging the Gulf Coast starting at the southern tip of Florida.

Roll your map out in the magical glamorous Miami and plan your route on the reverse of the USA map, but don’t scratch off just yet, you could take a detour sampling the ” Big Easy ” in New Orleans along the Mississippi river and try some great french cuisine and nightlife before heading to Houston.
The mini version of the original USA scratch map is a personal journal without all the writing but sections to make your mark on memories made making notes along your route with favorite places, and people. Just like the poster size map, scratch off as you travel to reveal interstates, boundaries and city’s for a fantastic accomplished feeling.
The map is of gloss finish and durable enough to use and roll into the carry tube as often as you need and is a delight to use. Styled in a typical retro American signage in soft blue and red with stars and stripes foil cover over the 50 states waiting to be uncovered into a vibrant red finish with detailed information of areas traveled.
Before you hit cowboy country I guess you will want to stop off at Houston and a visit to NASA, and so with 11,000 restaurants to choose from, perhaps you will be tempted to take a trip to space with a dry biscuit because you cannot make up your mind !
Now you are back down to earth and time to scratch some more off your map and head to the cowboy capital of the World for a bit of ” Ye Ha ” down on Dude Ranch on a camp down with ya tin a beans and pot coffee. The mighty Texas for some rodeo before heading to the sunshine state of California with your USA scratch travel map you have completed the southern part of the United States of America
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Personalized Map of the World

Our minds are like Maps but sometimes we don’t follow our personal journey and take the wrong turn and get lost, because we are busy and admit it, we put others first. Self discovery takes time, and travel will give you the freedom to discover countries as well as yourself.

Indulge yourself with a Deluxe Scratch Map of the World. The matte black and copper foil cover with color and number coded borders will take you through the states of the Countries one by one revealing colorful culture, stunning scenery and monumental landmarks.

Scratch off where you’ve been World Map Poster

Scratch off world map poster

Europe is coded in green and consists of 18 must see countries to scratch off your map and reveal famous cities then see how many you managed to visit. It is not that hard to see the World if you work through the numbers wherever you choose to start is up to you and personalize your journey through travelling the areas around the key Countries. For instance, number 9 is coded in green, Andorra is nestled in the Pyrenees mountains and is on the border of France and Spain, under French government and a Spanish bishop so interesting unique culture and architecture with little change through the centuries avoiding battles and keeping it’s charm. A great place to ski in winter or hike in summer. The beauty of this travel is that you can discover the North of Spain and the South of France as well as your Andorra experience, revealing more on your map.

 

There are 6 Asia countries marked in blue to help you around the diverse landscapes from deserts of Lawrence of Arabia in Jordan with the salt sea at the lowest point on earth, an oasis of palm trees appear. To the lush green dramatic rocks and caves jutting out of the water like a scene from Avatar is the great hospitality of Vietnam.

Scratch off World map

8 Countries as a starting point to Africa from Togo to Malawi you will find Africa has more languages and culture than any other place on earth. From tribal life to great lakes, beaches and water sports, as well as the famous safaris, Africa is home to human kind and deserves a closer look.

Americas are coded in 15 orange tantalizing islands around America that will put you in paradise. You can venture inland for the vast American dream state by state, but first you must explore islands Robinson Cruse style, just kick them shoes off and then scratch off your own personalised map of the World. Feels good to be at one with the world you just touched.

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Scratch Map Collection

We all love reading Maps but want to add our own personal touch to our travels to bring our own journey to life, and see the World we have travelled. Then we can display it on our wall for the perfect personal world of art, I did it my way !
The Scratch Map Collection is tailored to your personal tastes to choose a Map that suits the way you like to travel and the way you like to mark down and record.

Detailed maps of the World

The finer detailed maps if you like to use a map for geographical knowledge just like the great explorers.

Deluxe World Map

Matte black and copper foil covered countries of the world are uncovered as you navigate countries and scratch off where you’ve been,revealing capital city’s. The colour coded index will be your guide on this map and interesting facts you will come across as you journey the globe for new adventures.A luxury finish gloss map, easy to roll in and out of sturdy matching tube or looks great on the wall to show off and share your experiences.

Clear World Map

A detailed map of countries and capitals of the world in silver scratch off foil. Printed on unique transparent gloss paper, so you clearly see the details, to plan your globetrotting then scratch away on your return and see the World get smaller as you conquer the destinations of your dreams.

Platinum World Map

A luxurious shimmering metallic ink map featuring a removable platinum silver layer of foil over the countries around the world to record your travels. Great detail is revealed from all the states in America to all the Islands in the Pacific, with personal space for note making. Comes with a scratch coin and set of icon pens.

Culture focused maps

The Maps that take you to the heart of culture, and cuisine for a more tailored adventurer who knows what he wants, but needs new experiences with the help of a scratch map he will discover the sights and flavours his heart desires.

Hello Edition Scratch Map

Travel the world and uncover neon colours of the countries highlighting culture and languages as you speak to the locals in their own lingo. Follow the maps country key codes and search for legends with a friendly list of ” Hello’s ” to speak the tongues of people in all the places around the globe. A white gloss background contrasts well with blue/green foil to scratch. Pink bubbles highlight the ” Hello’s” as you trace around the map.

Scratch Map Capitals

Black on black the dramatic countries of the world are waiting to unveil the cultural magic of city life with best food, architecture and nightlife. Helpful graphics will guide you on your journey of discovery to see what makes a city so great as you scratch where you have been and the bright lights of the city appear in a colourful array of information.

Gourmet Scratch Map

Map of Europe with removable foil typography featuring 130 regional dishes. A special website features full recipes across 7 categories. A lovely arty map for food lovers to liven the senses and experience the best of cuisine from around Europe. Tickle your taste buds on a journey of gourmet travel from the map to the plate.

Country focused maps

If you want to enjoy time and again an area in the world because there is so much to see and do and it suits you at your own pace. Take things nice and slow or get on your horse and ride like the wind.

UK and Ireland Scratch Map

From John O Groats through the Highlands and Lake District of Northern England, the Yorkshire Dales and onto the Derbyshire Dales, you like to take things nice and slow through chocolate box villages to listen to the cricket ball hit the willow and get the picnic out regatta style for a great British Isle experience. Then down to the Glastonbury Torr, through Cheddar Gorge, Stonehenge then the great beaches of the South for a true seaside experience all the way to Lands End. Guess you will be wanting a Guinness after all that and a trip to Dublin for a good old fashioned impromptu sing a long.

United States of America Scratch Map

Living the dream on California coast, tasting wine in Napa Valley, road trip route 66, or be a cowboy of the county in the great Canyon. We are seduced by the movies to cities like New York, where you won’t be home alone in a city that never sleeps, or hoe down in down town Dixie and explore the heart of country & western music from Texas to Tennessee. Trace the steps of Native Americans across the Indian reserves and scratch off your rodeos on this numbered states stars and stripes map of the USA

France Scratch Map

If you have seen the film ” Julie & Julia and you have a fascination with A La Carte food, you have seen the Cannes film festival and want to sample the high life, with quaint valleys and vineyards to explore in your hired Porsche convertible then this is the map for you. Text on map is in French so we will be fluent before too long.

Personalized Maps

How do you like to use a map ? Scratch , Scribble, or Stamp your way around the World with a map you can really control and change your mind as many times as you like and record when you are ready and done discovering a part of the world, or simply just wipe away and start again.

Stamp World Map

Make your mark on the World with this stunning poster size map of the World in gold with white countries to explore and stamp your journey. A zoom in on Europe and a must do monumental landmarks are shown along the bottom. Comes with 2 wood and brass stamps and ink pads to plan and record your very own personal travel experience.

The Chalkboard Map

A large map of the world makes for a great black chalkboard for an instant visual to plan out trips and make notes. Discover the world as quick as you can but don’t forget anything with this reminder. Just travel and wipe and start planning again. Comes with a box of chalk sticks

The Corkboard Map

Picture the world upon your wall. Pin reminders and travel plans on the large cork made shaped map of the world. An instant interactive motivator. Comes in a beautiful presentation box and 16 push pins to attach your holiday and adventure snaps to the country and area visited. Happy Memories

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Travel the World Scratch Map wall poster

One World. A million experiences and then some. It is time to start scratching off your own personalized journey with a Scratch Map of the World. Do we spend a lifetime dreaming and planning to find it never pulls off ? One can see and hear about the World, we are taught geography and we watch the travel programs tempting us. But we can only feel it, if we do it. We can only remember it, if we touch it. Then it is stored, then it is real.

Scratch Map Wall Poster

The reason every wall should have a World Scratch Map is that if “the writings on the wall ” it is happening or going to happen. Our lives are like trees, the branches are what we see and learn, how big we grow depends on how much we nourish the roots. Don’t get stumped by life’s distractions, take the route you want to with the map that allows you to choose and log down as you wish.

Getting the map is making the first step to self discovery and World experience. A blank canvas of the World is waiting for you to put your stamp on it. With themed Scratch Maps you are tailoring your own travels, adventures, oceans, languages, cuisine, and maps to obsess over your favorite country’s to get the best of a good thing and record the greatest restaurants in the world, or climb the mountains in Europe, cycle the Great Wall of China, ski in Iceland or sailing in a Schooner around the Azores. Maps with bucket list, Maps with chalk, Cork map to pin photos on with no words as they say ” a picture paints a thousand words “.or the original, to scratch where you have been with words of wisdom.

The World Scratch Map will launch you into action for travel on a personal level to experience your dreams and record where you have been revealing a colourful map of self discovery and knowledge. Now, that’s worth showing off, the good looking map with your route, get it framed and be proud you did it.

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Maps of the World

Studying a Map before you go anywhere is a joyful experience and part of the excitement of planning is as much a thrill as the journey itself, and the remembering of it. Some maps only allow you to read and follow but with the Scratch Map Travel you are in control to explore off the beaten track. Plan on the reverse and scratch off where you’ve been for the perfect record of personalized travel.

Let us look at a World destination famous for fun and a road trip you will never forget where fun and natural beauty beats out to every visitor in buckets. A travel map to plan and record is essential with so much on the go and to do. Florida attracts millions of visitors to it’s theme parks and are well worth a visit to Orlando. It is a World within a World and worth a few days of your road trip, Sea World and Animal Kingdom, as well as Disney World itself.

Road trip heaven is the Florida Loop taking in breath taking views and beaches looking out to the Bahamas and Havana along the Florida Keys, with the famous Daytona Beach and Miami offering the best of nightlife and shopping with amazing art deco buildings and fantastic Cuban cuisine. Visit the Everglades and Tampa Bay, Kennedy Space Center and more. 2 weeks should do it, but see how it goes after you unveil your trip on the large scratch map on your return.You may need to book next year to see the whole state. Also available is the original wall map with gold foil and the deluxe in matte black and gold copper premier finish.

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Large Map of the World

Keep your eye on the prize with a large map of the World taking center stage on your wall at home or in the office. The scratch map XL is a highly detailed map a bit like the ones you see in the classroom. But this is a family affair and the kids will want a say in your annual vacations and bucket list travels. Your own ideal travel will come together in a personalized journey as you teach your kids geography and about the real world and life out there, you will be creating memories shared together for all to see as you scratch off the foil covered countries and reveal your colorful travels.

The spotlight is on fun and knowledge and experience, a center piece for the intrepid traveler and the adventure seekers in the family. If you are a sporty family then you may wish to visit the best sporting venues in the World and experience what it feels like to be a part of the local culture and the terrain and architecture that make the locations great.You may even bump into a famous formula 1 driver. !

With the Large Map of the World interactive and personal editions there is plenty of room for all your travel dreams to come true. From Wembley to Centurylink in Seattle, from St Andrews Scotland to Augusta USA, or Monaco to Melbourne for formula 1. Wherever, just travel the world because you want to see what you enjoy and the World has it all. Start planning and start living with the Large Map of the World. Ready when you are to make it happen.

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Travel Scratch Map Collection

We feel like we have seen all of the World in movies but then we are here to experience all 5 senses not just sight. My Dad used to say ” you’ll get square eyes looking at the screen all day ” I am glad we were forced out to play. Made me adventurous. My Dad is like a World Scratch map. ”

Go on get out and enjoy yourself”. With this great map collection you will be inspired to create your own personalized ultimate and unique travel experience sensations. The best way to feel it is to do it. Don’t sit crossed legged under a tree all your life, you may get enlightenment but you didn’t taste it, or feel it.

With the Travel Map by your side, you will have saw and heard everything and written down to share and remember the great journey across the globe. All Scratch Maps are presented in an easy to carry matching themed travel tube, for easy portable access to roll in and out as you travel, Indiana Jones style.

Scratch Map Travel Edition Original

The Travel size Scratch Map of the World original is the same as the poster size but smaller to fit in your luggage. The tantalising original will really wake up your senses and travel bug within, with it’s crisp white background and gold foiled covered countries, waiting to be discovered.
If you are new to globe trotting then why not start with the ancient 7 wonders of the world. Or the 7 wonders known for remarkable constructions, in Peru, Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Italy and Mexico. In fact we now have a foundation dedicated to new 7 wonders of the world, like 7 wonder cities, or the 7 nature wonders like the Amazon Rain Forest and Table Mountain. Or better still, make your own personalised plans with the original travel scratch map, create your own 7 wonders, on the reverse of the map with a grid laid out world map to draw your route and write down those must see landmarks. Then scratch off the gold foil to reveal the exciting wonders and a colourful and sensational journey will appear before your eyes. Don’t just wonder about it, wonder around it !

Scratch Map USA Travel Edition

Let the USA travel Scratch Map seduce you to follow the sound of country and western, and the sight of the vast plains stretching out like the continual rolling globe, heat rising like smoke, the bright red sky on the horizon beckons you into the little town with the tumble weed and the Whistle Stop Cafe. Mmm I can smell them fried green tomatoes already ! See we already have the memory of the great U S of A from movies and music across the generations, but now we want to experience it, and no better way than to plan and map out your road trip of a lifetime than with the USA travel scratch map, it allows you to draw up your route, be it 66 or the best of the US Express, it will take you through it state by state driving through abandoned landscapes, rocky mountains, and historical monuments like crazy horse. Don’t be the coward of the county, you will be amazed at your personalised travel experience when you see the colours revealed on your map as you scratch away the stars and stripes revealing this incredible journey.

Scratch Map Travel Deluxe Edition

Travel 1st class with this premier finish travel Scratch Map Deluxe. Experience a hands on planner to take you from place to place, roll out your map as you wait for tea to be served on the orient express. Write down your must see and do things in Paris or Venice, then reveal the detail as you scratch off the copper foil covered countries show casing your journey on the luxury black laminate travel map. This smaller version of the full size deluxe map is easy to take on trips and durable enough to take in and out of the scroll tube as often as you like to record your travels. It features added detail along the bottom with useful information to help guide and plan with colour and number coded countries and continents. If you are interested in facts and want to visit the highest summits or fish in the largest lakes then the deluxe map will be your guide and journal wherever you go and however you get there be sure to do it in style.

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4 Top Travel Journals

If you’re about to embark on a world trip, backpacking adventure, holiday or just want to record your travels in general, take a look a the finest, most unique Travel Journals on offer!

There is something more personal about keeping a journal, The romantic notion that the thoughts and notes you are reading have been touched by the person experiencing unique travel forming a mental picture of interesting memoirs of culture, landmarks and adventures.

Original Travelogue Journal

Introducing the natural card Travelogue, a unique All in One, for planning, logging, and sharing your travels. A perfect gift that never dates, recording the past, present and future. We usually use a diary to plan future events, and a journal for logging the places as we visit, and then we keep as future reference or to share with family and friends. With this Travelogue we have it all in the one journal, with sectioned spaces for Diary and planning, including contacts and budgeting. Comes with a matching folder to keep your Travelogue safe and protected and to store useful travel documents and the 8 mini scratch maps of the world that can be used a long side the journal to record and reveal your personalized travel.

Royal Blue Travelogue

The smart way to travel and record your journey of a lifetime with this must have travel journal. Ideal gift for the gadget man with it’s 8 mini scratch maps of regions around the world to perhaps record and bury in a time capsule for future generations to see the ever changing world of travel through your own unique experience. Be sure to use your best handwriting.! The Royal Blue Travelogue will guide you through the planning stage of your travels, and has sections to log your journey as well as tips and advice and suggestions on activities remembering to visit those galleries and parks. The journal also has sketch pages as well as lined note pages so be as artistic as you like, this is your personal travel log. Smartly presented in a matching folder with striking gold writing for a quality look. Inside you will find pockets on either side to store the mini maps and any travel documents that you want to keep safe.

Travel Journals for recording travels

The Maroon Travelogue

All journeys begin with a single thought or idea, but time runs away and you didn’t log it down. Someone told you the best places to eat in Paris but you have forgotten already and have to research all over again. The Travelogue will help you plan in detail with an itinerary and checklist. A section on notes for ideas and then a diary and information pages for seamless travel all in the one place.There is nothing more personal than hand writing that create hands on experience that will never fail to bring pleasure. Based on the original scratch map of the world there are 8 mini regions of the world to scratch and reveal your travels on the inside pockets of this Maroon colored journal.Enjoy this smart portable quality life recorder and log your journey of a lifetime in this stylish all in one journal.

Adventure Journal

An Adventure journal, for him who dares, wins. The perfect gadget gift for the man with a bit of get up and go. Presented in matte black card for a rugged look and a matching folder with striking copper colored sash with black out line travel symbols. Beware he may become an adrenaline junkie with over 240 suggested adventures to experience. This smart buddy will keep you active and with it’s 4 categories and 8 mini scratch maps with removable foil dots there is plenty to do with this organised journal. The ultimate traveler’s bucket list will keep excitement in life and a great way to plan and record your own adventurous travels.From windsurfing in the canaries to whale watching around the Azores, life will never be the same again.

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World Map with Oceans

Introducing the most unique World Map with Oceans, a scratchable poster that you can personalize!

All aboard. It’s time to set sail to the four corners of the earth. Thanks to the Victorians, who recognized the health benefits of sea sand and sun, we welcome our much earned holidays to recoup, have fun and discover far away places and the surrounding oceans.

World Map featuring Oceans

Scratch off World Map with Oceans

The globe trotters and adventurers will not be able to take their eyes off this World Scratch Map, enticing depths, and shallow reefs, perfectly illustrated in the light and shade of the ocean floor with this transparent durable poster map.Countries afloat in a shimmering silver grey foil to plan your voyage and reveal fascinating facts you never knew.

Highly detailed Oceans map with grids and nautical facts

Use the scratch grids to map out co ordinates and discover nautical flags as you travel to countries to experience cultures and landmarks, you will also want to have fun on the waves and even explore the magical life that lies beneath the great Oceans traveled for centuries from the first carved out trees to the modern yachts of today.

Discover the World of Oceans with marine trivia

Man has always been drawn to the sea, to travel to far away countries, discover new places, catch food, enjoy the wildlife, and enjoy the thrill of water sports. The Ocean World Map is presented in a hard wearing card scroll tube decorated in a nautical map out line print perfect for a travel gift or inspired gift to wet the appetite saying . ” If your ship doesn’t come , swim out to it ” !
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The Worlds Most Unique Map of Oceans

If your looking for the World’s most unique Oceans Map look no further! Scratch the earth’s surface and you will come to water, surrounded by Oceans we are drawn to the sea like bee’s to nectar. The Ocean carries away our worries as we forget the routine of life, setting sail is liberating as we head for the thrill of the waves, the invigorating spray for mind and body health benefits, and dive for the mysteries that lie beneath.

Ultramarine blue characteristic Ocean themed World poster

Let the Ocean scratch map seduce you to the seven seas with it’s unique transparent ultramarine blue characterized Ocean themed World poster size map.Makes you just want to dive straight in, conjuring up the feeling to travel, to dive for shipwrecks, in deepest Pacific at 43 miles deep, or to ride the giant 100 foot waves of the Atlantic, or gently rock to and fro in the Indian ocean, waiting for that tug on your line.

Scratchable Oceans Map

Beautifully detailed personalized Oceans Map

The silver foiled countries of the World surrounded by vast oceans are waiting to be discovered and scratch away to reveal your personalized travel. It could be just a contemporary piece of art for the wall of office or home with it,s mesmerizing ocean shades giving the countries a 3 D platform to great effect in shimmering silver or interact and learn to navigate using the useful grid tools for co ordinates and nautical flags. Comes in a quality scroll tube in white with ocean blue print outline map images of the world with a nautical theme so you can role up and take on trips and record then hang back on the wall without creases, this durable laminate poster is for keeps. A great Travel Gift idea.

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The Best Scratch Map® Posters

Scratch Map® posters are for everyone. Perfect for gap year travelers, people studying abroad, people visiting numerous countries and cities through work, people taking sabbaticals and escaping to a gorgeous island or simply if traveling and holidaying is your thing!

What’s more, there is a map designed for all types of traveling enthusiasts.

Scratch Map Hello

Scratch Map® Hello

Scratch Map® Hello map is perfect for those passionate about learning languages. Scratch Map® Hello map will teach you how to say ‘Hello’ from over 190 countries! Hola, Salut or Kon’nichiwa…Our new Scratch Map® poster will ensure you know how to greet the locals and be friendly across the world!
Remove the foil from the countries you’ve visited using a coin on a flat surface to reveal a unique and personalized history of your travels. The striking neon colors underneath will make an arty statement wherever you chose to display it.

Best scratch mapsScratch Map® Chalk

A chalk edition Scratch Map® poster. How retro!
Ever miss those sacred school days where you had no responsibilities? This Scratch Map® poster will take you back!
Reminiscent of a traditional blackboard, the Scratch Map® Chalk posterenables you to doodle and annotate your Scratch Map® poster.
Remove the foil and personalise as you go with travel plans, lovers’ names or anything that reminds you of a particular place. And for any change of travel plans or breakups, you can wipe it all away. Perfect for the spontaneous and adventurous traveler.

The best top rate scratch mapsScratch Map® Oceans

Let’s be honest, Scratch Map® maps make fantastic gifts so we wanted to give you as many options as possible to suit the intended receiver. Scratch Map® Oceans map is our first world map poster printed on clear acrylic and not only has it created a storm of excitement with how it looks, it’s perfect for the traveler dedicated to the seas! Whether you are a seasoned swimmer, embarking on rowing the Atlantic, a lover of cruises or a jet ski fanatic, this world map poster is for you. Electric rainbow colors waiting to be unleashed under glistening silver foil. Scratch Map® Oceans map is by far our most smouldering addition to the Scratch Map® poster family!

Functional too it includes national and state boarders and features in-depth detail of the world’s oceanography, such as key ocean facts and nautical flags to represent the alphabet.

Scratch Map® Deluxe Travel

The full size Scratch Map® Deluxe map was such a success that we invented this pocket sized version for the traveler wanting it by their side every step of the way! Perfect for the gap year traveler always on the move, it’s compact enough to fit in their rucksack.

Travelogue Travel Journal

If travelers want something even more interactive than a Scratch Map® map, try our Travelogue Travel Journal that contains 8 mini Scratch Map® maps.
Want that special someone to be able to document their travels and experiences? Any traveler who has tried our Scratch Map® map before will love the journal version. Displayed beautifully in a retro presentation folder, it contains a journal to plan your trips, a diary to record and comment on your experiences as well as 8 mini Scratch Map® maps. There’s even enough space to pop your boarding pass stubs, tickets, memorabilia, love notes or photos in too! The perfect opportunity to characterize all your experiences from your travels around the world in one single book. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, a new career path or simply to escape for a while Travelogue Travel Journal is for you.

Scratch Map ® USA Travel

The USA is a big place with plenty of amazing places to see and our Scratch Map® USA Travel poster is the perfect companion. Embark on road trips with the sunshine beaming down on you in sunny California, take the kids to Disneyland and meet alll your childhood favorites, visit Universal Studios and see where great movies are made. Scratch Map ® USA Travel poster has a foil top layer with a cool iconic stars and stripes design and when you remove the foil you unleash the brilliant geographical detail.

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Scratch Map® USA Poster: Our Guide to Route 66 by Car

Scratch Map USA by Luckies

Route 66 is about as iconic as it gets when it comes to America. The food, the fun, the sun and all the unique motels along the way. Pack up your Scratch Map® USA poster, a GPS and all the road trip music you can stuff into a glove box because it’s time for the Scratch Map® USA poster guide to the ultimate Route 66 road trip.

 

1. Lou Mitchell’s

The first stop on this 8 state tour is in Chicago, which is a large bit of city to uncover on your Scratch Map® USA poster. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the start of Route 66 is Lou Mitchell’s, a restaurant that has become synonymous with Route 66. Thousands of road trippers have stopped here for a bite before heading out onto the open road – it’s the only way to start your road trip.

 

2. Pops
You’re driving; it’s pretty obvious that you’re going to need a few stops for gas. If you happen to be heading past Arcadia, Oklahoma, you may just have to fill er’ up at Pops. Don’t worry, you won’t miss it, just look for the 66-foot tall soda bottle. It’s both a gas stop and café with hundreds of unique soda flavours to stock up on for the rest of the drive.

 

3. Cadillac Ranch
West of Amarillo, Texas is a unique piece of Americana, the Cadillac. The Cadillac Ranch is 10 Cadillacs buried nose first into the dirt, and they’ve been brightly drenched in paint and graffiti. Best part? More graffiti is encouraged so after you’re done Instagramming these colourful creations, grab a can and sign your name.

 

4. Wigwam Motel
It wouldn’t be an ultimate road trip without some unique motels on the way and Wigwam Motel is one of the best. In the slightly run down town of Holbrook, Arizona it’s hard to miss the magnificence of faux tepees that make up this motel. If you’re in need of some shut eye while racing through Arizona, do not miss an opportunity to mark this town off your Scratch Map® USA poster.

 

5. Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch
For another artistic turn on this road to freedom, Elmer has the answer. Not too far from Barstow, California is an assortment of sculptures made from recycled bottles and other materials. You may even run into Elmer himself who is always working up new additions to his off road art gallery.

 

6. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is a non-negotiable addition to your road adventure. It’s where Route 66 ends and it has everything a tired road tripper needs. Restaurants, amusement parks, a place to sleep and most of all a beach and ocean breeze to relax with after that long drive cross-country.

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Introducing: Scratch Map® Oceans Poster

Scratch Map Oceans by Luckies

If you know anyone that would rather go on a sailing adventure than go to Amsterdam for a weekend, we may just have their ultra-memorable present prepped and ready for them. The Scratch Map® Oceans poster is the first of the Scratch Map® products to be printed on clear acrylic witch gives it that super cool transparent appearance that is just what you need for that friends wall of fame…

Just think, you know someone whose a bit gallery obsessed, to the point where all their walls are white so they can display any artwork they have, perfectly. They don’t care about what’s going on in the landlocked territories because they’ve already got their sea legs on and their sunblock ready. What do you get this person? You’re not going to be getting them that Monet water lilies painting they don’t shut up about because it’s blatantly out of your budget, and pretty much everyone’s budget. Get them something that inspires their ocean dwelling mind and can stand on its own two feet when paired with all their other artwork. The Scratch Map® Oceans poster gives a more detailed look at the world’s oceanography while still keeping the boarders and land masses of the Scratch Map® original.

With its transparent sheen and silvery foil over layer the Scratch Map® Oceans poster is something superiorly attractive to add to anyone’s collection. Just frame it up and hand it over to that niece who has an obsession with learning flags that represent the alphabet, or wrap it up for that aunt who doesn’t seem to understand that nautical clothing is mostly a spring choice. Whoever is on your list, the Scratch Map® Oceans poster could make some of them Snoopy dance with excitement.

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Introducing: Scratch Map® Capitals Poster

Scratch Map Capitals by Luckies

Everyone knows that person that they can find just staring at maps and whispering to themselves “where should I go next”? No, they’re not actually crazy, just got a slight case of travel fever. Odds are they’re going to pick somewhere that has a lot to do, with some architectural beauty, a bit of nightlife, great food to inhale, and maybe some historical hotspots. In that case, you’re probably going to end up in some world capitals, and that’s where the Scratch Map® Capitals poster comes into play. If you’ve got a friend that loves a bit of city life on their travels their next birthday may turn out like this…

It’s that friend who already has everything’s birthday. They don’t need a card that has a funny cat on it, even though that would be awesome, nor do they need a new tie that they’re never going to wear. Get them something they’ll actually use the Scratch Map® Capitals poster, with its dark colouring that really makes the locations they’ve uncovered pop, it can be one of those conversation pieces that people have in their homes. People still do that right? Don’t get them just the regular Scratch Map® poster, they want something that they can learn from, show off with, and give them some city inspired travel ideas. Skip over getting them a new passport holder because they’re not as useful as they look and find something that will make them want to continue their exploring.

Seriously though, not much looks better on the wall than a charcoal toned map of the world. The colour choices really make those places you’ve been to pop off the page so if you have someone who REALLY likes to talk about where they’ve been and rub it in people’s faces, this does their job for them. So no matter who you need a gift for, if they love a bit of city dwelling and want to explore a few government buildings on the way, the Scratch Map® Capitals poster is all the inspiration they’ll even need.

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5 of our favourite Adventure Map™ bucket list ideas you need to complete: N. America

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Heading to North America this summer? Lucky you! We’re sure you’ve got loads planned already but if you’re struggling for adventure inspiration have a little read of our 5 favourite Adventure Map™ bucket list ideas below…

Experience Zero Gravity – Cape Canaveral, Florida USA

Ever wanted to experience weightlessness? And we aren’t talking about when you’re trying to squeeze into your jeans after the Christmas break. We’re talking about real, Matthew McConaughey, inception type weightlessness. Step right up our first Adventure Map bucket list idea, the Zero Gravity Experience in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Experience true weightlessness, by floating, flipping and soaring in a specially modified Boeing 727.

Pink Sand – Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda

Sunshine? Check. Palm Trees? Check. Turquoise sea? Check. Nearly 8 miles of deserted pink sandy beach? When can we go?! Thanks to the crushed coral in the sand, Barbuda’s centrepiece beach looks like something out of a fairytale. Stroll the beach for miles without bumping into another soul and if you get a little bored, we’ve heard the snorkelling is great too. If for no other reason, do it for your Instagram.

Eat Escamoles – Mexico City, Mexico

You can’t call yourself a foodie if you haven’t eaten Escamoles in Mexico City. Fact. Escamoles, or insect caviar, is a dish native to Central Mexico that was once considered a delicacy by the Aztecs. Ooo-errrrr. These light-colored eggs are harvested from maguey plants and don’t come cheap so you best start pinching those pennies if you’re heading to Meh-i-co this summer.

Paddle with Orcas – Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada

Considered to be one of the best places in the world to see Killer Whales, it would be rude to go to Canada and not visit Johnstone Strait. Take one of the four day sea kayaking tours and witness Orca in their natural habitat. The base camp is located in the heart of Johnstone Strait, off Vancouver Island, British Columbia so if Killer Whales aren’t your thing, the views alone are still definitely worth the visit.

Stargazing – Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, USA

Nearly 100,000 people stop at Natural Bridges National Monument in southeast Utah each year but only a fraction of those visitors see its most spectacular offering, the Night Sky. Natural Bridges is one of the darkest national parks in the country so it’s no wonder stargazing there is one of our favourite adventures in North America. This canyon country park offers camping, scenic overlooks & hiking trails, plus 3 sandstone bridges. Go on, you know you want to.

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5 of our favourite Adventure Map™ bucket list ideas you need to complete: Europe

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Planning a trip to Europe this summer but a week with boozed up Brits in Magaluf isn’t quite tickling your fancy? Are you mad?! Just kidding, here at Luckies we are total supporters of doing something a little different. So if you fancy mixing up your travel plans this summer, take a look at our five favourite Adventure Map™ bucket list ideas in Europe. You’ll be booking flights on Skyscanner in 5, 4, 3, 2….

Wife Carrying – Sonkajärvi, Finland

First holiday with your boyfriend or girlfriend and you can’t stop bickering? Wife carrying could be the solution. Reconnect and strengthen your relationship in this fun contest where male competitors race while each carrying a female team mate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. Just don’t blame us if it leads to an argument about the big meal you ate last night…

Hill of Crosses – Šiauliai, Lithuania

Definitely a sight for sore eyes, the Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. What started the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is not known for certain but it is believed that the first crosses were placed there after the 1831 Uprising. Over the generations, not only crosses and crucifixes, but statues of the Virgin Mary, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims and we have to say, it makes for a pretty amazing sight. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at over 100,000.

World’s Oldest Brewery – Bavaria, Germany

No adventure is complete without a celebratory drink, are we right? Nearly a thousand years old, Weihenstephan is the oldest brewery in the world and still stands upon the Weihenstephan Hill. Take the guided tour or just sit back and take part in a beer-tasting session, it is a holiday after all.

Wing Walking – Yorkshire, England

Bit of an adrenalin junkie? Well, what are you waiting for? Head to Yorkshire for some wing walking! Standing on a wing, flying through the air at a rate of knots, what’s not to like?! This experience will see you learning the skill of wing walking at this aerodrome in Yorkshire and then performing in an aerial display that will test your nerves of steel. You’ll definitely be in need of a good old Yorkshire brew afterwards…

The Classic Marathon – Athens, Greece

For the super fit, head to Athens for their annual Classic Marathon. This road race even has a little history too – the marathon course is based on the legend from which the race gained its name: Pheidippides, a messenger in Ancient Greece, ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks’ victory over the Persians. So stick on your Nike free runners, slap on some sun cream and board a plane to Athens…

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Scratch Map® Oceans Poster: Beginner’s to Sailing Holidays in the Mediterranean

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Who wouldn’t want to go sailing in the Mediterranean for a few days? Months? Years are probably preferable. With all the coastlines, beaches, resorts, and sights to be concurred, get ready to hop on a boat or yacht for our beginner’s guide to sailing holidays in the Mediterranean.

1. Formentera

If you’re looking for a pristine beach on an island oasis, make sure to uncover Formentera on your Scratch Map® Oceans poster. Just south of Ibiza, Formentera is a Spanish island home to one of the most beautiful beaches the world has to offer. Migjorn beach must have fallen out of rom-com with its white sand and transparent waters it’s just the place to get a bit of colour and practice your water sports.

2. Sicily

Maybe you need a bit of space to stretch out after being in Formentera, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, meaning a sufficiently impressive bit of foil to remove from your Scratch Map® Oceans poster. This place has it all because of its wide role in history, so if you’ve ever wanted to see a Greek Temple on Italian soil, get your passport ready. Sicily is a gold mine for history buffs and foodies alike, so don’t hesitate to start your day posing under 12th century mosaics in the cathedrals and posting your dinner that evening from one of Sicily’s Baroque towns. You really can’t go wrong here.

3. Malta

Holidays while trying to save your pennies is probably one of the most difficult obstacles in life, but a quick trip to Malta is exactly what the doctor ordered. This Italian island has 300 days of sunshine a year, that’s a lot of sunblock and bikini shopping to prep for. It’s home to a mass of historic sites from megalithic temples to fortresses and burial chambers dating back to 3600 B.C. An inexpensive holiday spot with beaches, food, and historical sites? To the boat!

4. Santorini

After a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th century, Santorini has embraced its modified landscape and has become the king of romantic holiday spots. Most famous for its distinctly white-washed towns of Fira and Oia, Santorini offers a unique sense of beauty that goes for miles. The towns are especially primed for a Kodak moment at sunset after a long hike. Fira even has a hiking trail for those feeling like getting in shape over the holiday before passing out on one of the beaches below the cliffside. The island is iconically Greek and a great way to finish your sailing excursion in style.

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Scratch Map® Oceans Poster: Island Hopping in Indonesia

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Summer’s approaching. And with all the lukewarm days and rain clouds most of the world can offer us, it’s definitely time to start researching your next escape to the sun. How about an island hopping adventure through Indonesia? Get ready to take your coin collection to your Scratch Map® Oceans poster, we’re showing you some of the best island destinations in Indonesia…

Bali Island

Bali Island looks like something straight out of a picture postcard, or these days an Instagram account worthy of 100K followers, and the some! One of it’s beaches is even called Dreamland Beach! How much more drool worthy could you possible get? This island also offers some amazing sights such as the rice terraces in Ubud, the Tanah Lot Temple, and a trilogy of volcanic mountains. This place is a feast for the eyes and is a haven for Yoga buffs, your IG follower count is about to go stratospheric….

Bunaken Island

If you’re looking for a place to test out your snorkelling gear, Bunaken Island is the place to be. Its surrounding bodies of water have over 58 different genera of coral to explore, with over 2000 different species of fish in the marine park. It’s a cornucopia of splendour for under the sea viewing. It’s a place you have to see to believe, not even the Scratch Map® Oceans has this kind of detailed coral depictions.

Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands)

The Kepulauan Seribu is another name for the ‘Thousand Islands’ in the bay of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. These islands have become a go to weekend spot for locals and with approximately 128 different island formations, there’s much exploring and adventuring to do. Between the national parks, beaches, and resort life Thousand Islands gives all the local flavour and is a great stop if you’re having trouble deciding exactly what you want to see and do on your Indonesian adventure.

Bangka

This island known for its tin production (great if you’re celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary!), kind of looks like a dream oasis. It has dozens of different beaches, meaning you could go to a different beach every hour and have a full day planned. This Indonesian gem is also home to the Dendang hot spring, Maras Mountain, and 7 other islets to explore.

Komodo Island

If you’re a fan of large lizards, you’ve probably heard of Komodo Island. Home to the largest lizard on the planet, it also has some less deadly assets. One of the highlights is the Pantai Merah, or Pink Beach, which is exactly how it sounds. This pink sand isn’t something you’ll see anywhere else in the world, it’s worth the trip to see it first-hand. Komodo also has a national park and variety of other beaches to sunbathe on, it’s just what that cloud induced complexion needs.

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Scratch Map® Capitals Poster: A Beginners Guide to Paris

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Paris is pretty much the ultimate city to visit. You can’t claim to be a traveller without visiting the city of love. So grab your Scratch Map® Capitals poster, pack up your suitcase and prepare to scribble Paris off your list after reading our beginners guide to Paris…

1. The Eiffel Tower

You absolutely CANNOT go to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower. Yes it may seem a bit of a tourist trap, but this 19th century architectural wonder is essential and completely worth seeing. Plus it’s close enough to the infamous Notre Dame cathedral and some precious Parisian cafés where you can sit down for a croissant and a latte.

2. Champs-Elysees

It may be another of those cliché things to do but you can’t go to Paris and completely avoid the shopping, it’s what Paris is for. The Champs-Elysees is an essential shopping destination to uncover on you Scratch Map®. There’s a multitude of recognizable storefronts from Sephora to Gap, and even a Starbucks if you’re feeling homesick. But if you want to indulge in the ultimate Parisian cafe, visit Laduree (75, avenue des Champs Elysées 75008) for macarons and coffee – or a champagne cocktail if you’re done shopping!

3. The Louvre

Even if you aren’t a museum goer, the Louvre is too sensational to avoid. You don’t have to do what everyone does and spend 6 or 7 hours hunting for the Mona Lisa, but it’s a great place to mark off your bucket list. It’s important to remember that the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays, and there are a few special circumstances and holidays when you can get in for free, definitely worth checking prior to your visit.

4. Montmartre

If you’ve ever seen an impressionist painting or wanted to be in one of the bohemian centres of Paris, or are maybe just looking for a bit of nightlife, Montmartre is your place. Named after the hill on which the Sacre-Coeur is so comfortable sitting on, this district is tourist friendly and has a great view if you’re brave enough to endure the trek up Montmartre. You can even tick the Moulin Rouge of you to do list, because it’s in the district, along with other night-life hot spots.

5. Get lost

Yes, it isn’t a generic place, but the best thing to do in Paris is just get a bit lost. Brush up on some basic French before you hop the Eurostar and you can go just about anywhere in the city. There’s so many back alleys to explore, wonders to uncover, and food to gorge on that by the end of the trip you’ll have a massive area to uncover on your Scratch Map® Capitals and some great memories to go with it.

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Scratch Map® Capitals Poster: A Beginner’s Guide to Berlin

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Germany’s capital, Berlin, is a city full of history, has a thriving youth culture and uber cool arts community. Better book your plane ticket now, because after reading our beginner’s guide to Berlin, you’ll be chomping at the bit to see it for yourself.

1. East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery is a unique blend of history, art, and is possibly the largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world. The Gallery consists of 105 paintings by artists from all over the world, painted in 1990 on the east side of the longest remaining sections of the Berlin Wall. Over time many paintings have been badly damaged by erosion, graffiti and vandalism, but many original artists returned to restore their works in 2009. It’s a great way to uncover a large piece of your Scratch Map® Capitals poster,feel cultured and get some Instagram worthy photos at the same time!

2. Reichstag

This historic German Parliament building makes a worthy stop on your list , mainly because of the dome of glass, roof terrace and roof garden restaurant where you can see a 180 degree view of Berlin. Admission is free, but you do need to register before you go..

3. Museum Island

Located in the Spree River, Museum Island is exactly as it sounds. It’s home to 5 museums including the DDR museum which provides an interactive, immersive experience of the past. Another must see is thehe Pergamon Museum, designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann. The Pergamon Museum was constructed over the course of twenty years, from 1910 to 1930 and houses original-sized, reconstructions of spectacular architectural gems such as the Pergamon Altar and the Market Gate of Miletus. There’s pretty much something for everyone with all the different museums to visit. Just pick your favourites and go for it.

4. Mauerpark

Mauerpark is a public park in the Prenzlauer Berg district. A former part of the Berlin Wall, the park is popular with people of all ages and turns into a flea market and karaoke stage on weekends. Ideal for relaxing on a sunny day, take a picnic and just people watch all day!

5. Grunewald Forest

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous the Grunewald Forest is a must. It’s the largest green space in the city of Berlin and it’s a good way to turn your city break into a wildlife adventure. Plus you can trick all your Facebook friends into thinking you were in two places at once. There’s greenery everywhere and if it’s warm enough during your visit, you can even take a dip in the Havel River. It’s a great place that’s perfect for exploring at a leisurely pace, just like the rest of Berlin.

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Scratch Map Deluxe; The perfect gift for the luxury loving traveller!

Whilst it’s all very well slumming it every once and a while, there’s only so much squatting over grotty 24 hour bus toilets one traveller can take without getting a little disheartened. Here at Luckies HQ, we admire those of you that are honest enough to admit that you like a bit of luxury when travelling. It is meant to be a holiday after all! So, after the success of our original Scratch Map we decided to up the anti and create it’s more luxurious sibling – Scratch Map Deluxe! Printed on matt finish black paper with copper foil on top, the Scratch Map Deluxe is our most detailed map, featuring fascinating infographics at the bottom that reveal a variety of interesting facts and information about the wonderful world we live in.

scratch-map-deluxe-editionIf we may say so ourselves, Scratch Map Deluxe is a wonderful gift to give to yourself as it allows you to scratch off where you’ve been, leaving you with your very own personalised world map. But, they do say you get more enjoyment out of giving gifts than receiving them (blah blah blah) so we also think it’s a great gift to give to luxury loving traveller who loves a good adventure or two (without the getting dirty involved)! I mean, everyone has that friend who likes the finer things in life. The one who makes us break out in a cold sweat when we have to think of a gift to buy them that won’t break the piggy bank….Well, we think this scratchable world map will definitely satisfy those avant garde tastes without meaning that we have to eat gruel for a month!

Whether they’re planning on sunbathing in Bermuda, skiing in the French Alps or horse back riding all summer in a Californian vineyard, your luxury loving pal will be eternally grateful if you present them with a Scratch Map Deluxe before they set off on their trip!

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Need a world map for your travels? How about Scratch Map® Travel!?

First thing’s first, if you’re going travelling there are a couple things you’re going need besides sun cream and bikinis. The first is a world travel map so you know where you are/where you’re going. As nice as it is, you don’t want to end up in Jersey, Channel Islands instead of New Jersey, USA…The second must-have travel item is a check-list of all the beautiful countries you’re going to visit/have visited along the way. Come Monday morning when you’re back in the office and those holiday blues really start to kick in, trust us, you’re going to need a pick me up in the form of a personalised map of your travel memories!

 

Scratch Map Travel EditionHere at Luckies HQ, we’ve decided to save you the hassle of taking both and have combined the two with our Luckies Scratch Map® Travel! Allowing you to scratch off where you’ve been, you can keep a record of your travel adventures as you go and the end result? Well, by scratching off the gold foil map to reveal a range of different colours, you’ve created your very own personalized world travel map! Once you’re home, you can stick it up in you’re living room and impress everyone you have over for a cup of tea…“Oh you’ve been to Peru?”

 

What’s more, this scratch off world travel map is not our usual scratch map size. Much like the cute little travel toiletries section in Boots (so adorable), our Scratch Map® Travel is compact and portable so it will free up valuable space in your suitcase / rucksack for the 15 pairs of shoes you plan on taking. Measuring in at 32.3 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm in its cardboard presentation tube and 29.7 x 42 cm rolled out flat, there’s no excuse not to take it with you, and scratch off the gold foil as you go!

Whether you’re planning on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia or raving it up in Ibiza, our scratch off world travel map is the perfect travel companion for you and your wanderlust friends.

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Need cool travel gifts for the design loving creative? Give them a Scratch Globe!

We know the score when it comes to giving the right gift to the right person, and we like to think we cater for the hard to buy for crowd pretty well… Top of the tricky tree in our humble opinion, tends to be creative types. You know the ones we mean, designers, architects, arty-creative characters that work in media perhaps… They know what they like and they like what they know! Which is no bad thing, we’ve all got our cute little quirks but sometimes it makes finding them a unique present somewhat nerve-racking!

You can relax though, as we’ve designed the perfect gift for those with an eye for aesthetics in the form of a scratchable 3D world map, also known as a Scratch Globe! Not impressed yet? Wait until they start scratching off it’s sexy gold foil covering the countries they’ve visited and see the vibrant colours underneath..

Record your travel with a scratchable World map

3d scratch off world mapScratch Maps make the perfect present people who travel long distance regularly as well as those who simply dream of catching a plane to Peru and Brazil but rarely leave their local pub. So we knew creating a 3D scratch off map would make a great gift for anyone with an eye for design and a penchant for getting crafty.

Scratch Globe, 3D World Map

Scratch Globe comes in 20 parts, and can be easily assembled in under 10 minutes. This DIY globe doesn’t require any scissors, glue or sticky tape, all parts simply fold and slot together. It makes a fun craft project for kids or adults and is a unique way to display your adventures and experiences by simply scratching off where you’ve been. Give Scratch Globe as a gift to any design lover and they’ll be putting it together and proudly displaying it on their vintage Scandinavian bookcase in no time….

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World Map Poster

Personalized World Map

The Scratch Map® was first launched in 2005, designed and manufactured by the design house Luckies of London. This project was about creating something truly unique however with so many world poster map options available, it wasn’t going to be easy. The aim was to create a world poster map that you could personalize, a way to visually record your travels and then display them proudly showing all how well traveled you are and that’s when the Scratch Map® was born.

The ultimate World Map poster

Designed by avid travelers, the original personalized world poster map boasts an array of innovative features. This beautiful world map poster is coated in high quality gold top foil layer that can easily be scratched off with a coin or an eraser. The idea is to gently scratch off the top foil layer, as you scratch away a new bright, colored and highly detailed map of the world is revealed.

Create your own personalized visual travel record

The idea is to scratch off where you’ve been or scratch off where you would like to go, the perfect poster for either recording a lifetime of travels or planning a trip of a lifetime. This ingenious creation is so versatile and fun, it also serves as the perfect gift for quite literally any occasion.

The evolution of the Scratch Map® family…

The world map poster spans a huge 81.9CM in width (32 inches) and 58.2 (23 inches) in height. This huge poster looks stunning on any wall and even better framed. As the Scratch Map® gained huge popularity, requests from all over the globe started to flood in asking for newer versions so the team at Luckies started to create a family of Scratch Maps which has grown over the past 7 years ranging from travel editions, geographical editions to the latest Adventure edition.
If you’re in search of the perfect World Map Poster, look no further!

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Five of the most wanted travel gifts 2014

Whether you are a senior globetrotter, novice adventurer or you just like to get the family out every now and again, look no further, for we have found the answer to your travel gift dilemmas. Travel gifts are becoming increasingly popular with the boom in the technological world and the complete ease of travelling nowadays. Which is why more and more people are purchasing travel gifts for themselves, loved ones or those who are just about to start their journey of a life time!

1. The Scratch Map- Deluxe Edition.

A novelty gift for any type of adventurer, for practically any age. This Scratch Map® features a stylish matt black background with an intricate gold foil print of the world. All you have to do now is scratch off this foil as you travel and reveal the range of brightly coloured places hiding underneath, it couldn’t be simpler!

2. In- Car- Nito.

Safety is a must when travelling, however, no-one said you couldn’t have a little fun too. The In- Car-Nito is a quirky item that incorporates both safety and fun while you’re off travelling to the next destination in your car. This strong reinforced cardboard box looks like a standard hardback book however, wait for it, it’s not. It’s actually a hollow shell perfect for storing your keepsakes away from wandering eyes, all snapped up safe and sound with a magnetic lock. Genius!

3.Travelogue.

All great globetrotters have a journal, don’t they? However, not all globetrotters have a Travelogue. The Travelogue is ten times better than your typical everyday travel journal or diary, and here’s why:

  • It contains a 64 page notebook, ideal for documenting your adventures.
  • 8 regional mini scratch maps.
  • Bound in a protective card envelope.
  • And as a bonus, there is an added check list and travel tips section.

What else could you need more to start off on an adventure of a lifetime?

4. Currency Money Bank.

This next invention is great for the likes of us that come back home from our holidays with pockets full of change and with nowhere practical to keep it. The currency money bank is the answer we‘ve been waiting for. It has six nifty compartments, segmented much like an orange, which are perfect for storing all the different currencies you have gathered from your holidays. A sticker sheet is also provided so you will never get confused, only ever organised.

5. Waterproof Notebook.

Both an ideal gift for the water enthusiast and a revolution in technology! Imagine being on the beach, scuba diving, in the shower or just in the wide outdoors, you can take this handy notebook anywhere and you’ll be able to write down the genius idea, or sketch that incredible view even if it’s pouring with rain. Take note:

  • The 100% graphite pencil will not hamper your writing whether you’re under water or above it.
  • The pages of the notebook are actually stone paper. This means that however deep you go, they still will not perish.
  • All the pages are perforated.
  • In addition, it has an elasticated hook for the ease of storing.
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Top 5 Travel Gifts for Men 2014

Men can be hard to buy for sometimes, and it can be daunting trying to find the perfect gift with all the options out there for different types of guys. The technology enthusiast, the petrol head, the craft beer convert, they all know what they like and often there is just so many options it can be overwhelming and hard to find something unique or special. However if you’re looking for a gift to give an intrepid adventurer, or someone who dreams of seeing the world, we’ve sourced the perfect list of gifts available.

Top travel gifts for men

1. The Scratch Globe

Combining wanderlust and a bit of fun construction, the Scratch Globe comes boxed and ready to create so you can send it to someone abroad or closer to home. 3D TVs are on everyone’s wish lists so why not 3D Scratch Globes!? A great looking addition to anyone’s office bookcase or bedroom shelves.

2. The Deluxe Scratch® Map

A luxury map that can be personalised by the owner to keep a beautiful record of everywhere they’ve ever been. On high quality matt black paper, with gold foil to scratch off and reveal vibrant colours of each country, it looks just as good whether you’ve been to just one country or hundreds!

3. Travelogue

Essentially this is a Scratch Map® condensed into eight pages so it can be taken along for the ride wherever the owner is off to next! Included in the case is a journal to keep notes on interesting places and experiences, as well as pages to plan your journey and itinerary. A great gift for someone about to embark on their gap year, sabbatical or trip of a lifetime.

4. Luckies Memory Box

Top travel giftsHardly anyone is lucky enough to be able to gallivant around the globe without ever stopping, so Memory Box from Luckies is a great present for someone returning from their travels so they have somewhere to store precious mementos from their trip. Ticket stubs, Polaroids, sand collected from far flung tropical islands, beer mats from favourite beach bars, Memory Box is a great way to keep them all safe and ready to reminisce over at any time.

5. Alife Design – Travel Organiser

Keep tickets, currency, passport, hotel booking and boarding card all in one place with this handy and stylish travel companion. Stay organised but still looking cool, it makes a great gift for anyone who travels frequently or might be on the disorganised side! Made from durable gloss PVC in a range of colours, all you have to choose is the colour to suit, from elegant black for the fashion conscious to vibrant red for the extrovert.

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Scratch Map® USA Edition features and overview

All 50 states beautifully displayed with the Scratch Map® USA Edition.

The Scratch Map® USA Edition is here! What better way to remember a wonderful country with the Scratch Map USA. This highly detailed wall poster is finished in the most patriotic style with the stars and stripes!

Scratch Map® USA Edition

scratch_map_usaThis wonderful creation has been developed with a top foil layer that can be scratched off, the idea is to scratch off the top foil layer to proudly display what states you have visited, from Las Vegas to New York!

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Scratch Map® Travel Edition features

Much like it’s big bro, the Scratch Map® Travel Edition has a gold top foil which when removed, reveals a bright and colorful world underneath. However, the travel edition is that bit smaller and stored in a thin but strong card tube, making it great for being shoved in your rucksack or suitcase whilst taking up minimal amounts of your precious case space! Ideal! In fact, it measures in at 42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm

The Scratch Map® Travel Edition in detail…

Travel Edition Scratch MapWith the best intentions, us jet setters often think we’ll keep a log or a diary when we are away but in reality you’re generally too busy soaking it all in to take pen to paper. This unique and entirely personalized map is the perfect way to keep a tally of where you’ve been, how you got there and what you liked about the place with minimal effort! Which is what you want from a break! A lovely feature the travel edition has is on the reverse, you’ll find a blank map which means you can write notes directly on it. You can also paste an image of yourself in the ‘before’ box and then ‘after’ to check on the tan…

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Scratch Map® Deluxe Edition features

Itching to go travelling in luxury and style? Scratch it! Introducing the wonderful Scratch Map® Deluxe Edition! It’s name speaks for itself really! It has all the brilliant features of the original Scratch Map® but is larger, with added islands, more intricate detail and more style! It’s black background with copper foil covering looks sophisticated and professional on any wall and the bright colours of the map underneath look smashing against it’s stylish backdrop.

In case you’re not familiar with the concept of the Scratch Map®, here’s some information you should know: The Scratch Map® is a beautiful and popular map of the world that allows you to log your travels by scratching off the top foil of the place you’ve visited, revealing a colourful map underneath and giving you a brilliantly factual, interactive and 100% personalised map of the world as a keepsake and reminder of your travels.

Features

Material: Laminate, card, coloured foil
Larger, more detailed map
Additional islands and cities
Fascinating infographics along the bottom of the map to reveal a wealth of facts and information about the land and oceans presented in an engaging and colourful manner
Comes packaged in a sturdy card tube

Dims

82.5 x 59.4 cm

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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Unusual Gifts!

From individuals to collectors, unique items can be a good addition to a house, store or anywhere else that needs decoration or a little tweak. It can be a great souvenir or a good gift for people you love. If you have no idea how to find the type of item that fits the definition of unique, this article is for you. Learn more about the different, unique gifts that you can easily buy online.

 

Definition of Unusual

When it comes to buying the best unusual gifts in the market, you first need to define what unusual means. There are a number of meanings that can be attached to the word. In fact, it can be an atypical item that is one of a kind that it simply grabs attention. In some occasions, these are items that easily become the collector’s items. Due to the intricacy involved in its production some items are not produced in great numbers.
In order to be considered unusual, there has to be that element of rarity. Most of these items are not overproduced. A number of these items are even bought via pre-order basis due to the limited run that companies do with these types of items. Things that are unique may come hard to find. Unusual would also usually mean quirky and one of a kind. Quirky items can tend to be funny and ideal for those people with a great sense of humor. At times, it breaks the conventions set towards an item.

Unusual gifts for men

What is classed As Unusual Gifts

To concretize the idea of unique gifts, it is a good call that you check these items. These following items can easily be classified as unique presents due to their characteristics, quirky design and limited runs. These items can be perfect presents for different occasions as these items never fail to surprise anyone.

Yolkfish

The Yolkfish falls under the category of a unique item, primarily because of its construction, it is one of a kind and it definitely is something worth having in your kitchen. This product is not only unique, but also functional. As the name suggests, it is shaped like a fish and what it does is to take away the yolk of the egg. This item is unique to the point that it takes different, unconventional methods just to remove the yolk of the egg completely.

Luggage Label Stickers

What’s unique about the luggage label stickers? These luggage label stickers, unlike any other stickers are vintage designed meant exactly to make the luggage stand out from the rest. If you ever experienced seeing a number of luggage look alike, and have a difficult time telling them apart, the luggage label sticker solves all of this. With 16 designs to choose from, and made of vinyl material, this is a perfect present for any occasion especially to someone who loves to travel.

Scratch Map Deluxe

SCratch Map Deluxe EditionThere is nothing fancy about a map. When it comes to the Scratch Maps though, it is a different story. The concept of a scratch map is to expose geographic locations as you scratch the surface. Useful as a display at home or even in a business setting, the deluxe edition is a much improved version of the Scratch Map that we all know. In fact, this slick and sophisticated item is a great item not only for the traveler but also for those who are looking to design the home.

Dry Wipe Wheelie Bin

Dry Wipe Wheelie Bin is a great concept perfect for those who love to organize their table. Perfect in the office or in a study table, this allows you to keep all your pencils and other things. What makes this item unique is the fact that you can actually draw on the outside of the wheelie bin to customize the way it looks depending on your preference.

Travelogue

The Travelogue is similar to any travel journal, only it is unique. Travelogue contains a number of regional maps that can become handy in a travel experience. With 64 pages, and unique in its overall appearance, this is something that has been made in a unique way.

Why Unusual Gifts are Best For Different Occasions?

One of the biggest worries of individuals is whether or not it will be a perfect fit to any occasion. Just like any other gift, there are items that are perfect for certain occasions. However, due to the fact that the items are unique, not to mention rare, these things make as great gifts for any occasion. Whether it is Father’s Day, Birthday or the Yuletide Season, you do not have to worry that it may disappoint. Due to the rarity, quirky characteristic and the entertainment factor, these items do not fail to surprise people for whatever occasion.

People tend to appreciate those items that have unique characteristics. This is the main reason why it will be a great present to whatever occasion. Could you imagine receiving a Yolkfish? Even for someone who doesn’t cook that much, the fact that it is functional and uncommon makes it a great item.

How to Buy Items Online?

More and more people are now purchasing online. In fact, billions of dollars annually are made by e-commerce sites worldwide. When purchasing items online, not only is this most convenient, this even has the potential to be cheaper considering the lower overhead cost of selling online.

This is the reason why buying online is becoming more of a feasible option. When it comes to your buying spree though, you want to make sure that you are doing things safely. There are a number of instances where their credit card number was stolen due to the lack of security in the website. You want to make sure that the site itself is carrying out their security measures for their customers.

When it comes to your purchase online, you pay for the item directly through your credit card or through PayPal. PayPal was designed in order to protect people who are transacting online. This protects their credit card information that can be vulnerable to identity theft. It is highly suggested that you use PayPal for this provides a safe transaction. You may also want to check the different reviews online. You want to make sure that you get an opinion from those people who already purchased the product.

In order to ensure that you purchase an item according to your expectations, it is always a safe bet that you stick with a site that offers superb customer assistance. The company should have a toll free number or at least an email to accommodate any question or concerns.

Now if you are after saving some cash, you may want to check if there are any coupon codes that you could use. Coupon codes can provide discounts to certain items that you purchase. Also, it is a good call to purchase during times when they are clearing their inventory to make way for new stocks. The online stores will have different set of practice when they go put their items on sale.

Another rule of thumb when you are making your purchase is to check the availability of the product that you want. There are instances when some products are out of stock, especially those that are unique. These unique items don’t come in large numbers. There are some items that have different distributors. If this is the case, it is a good idea that you check for the price and the availability in these areas as well. You will not be disappointed with this considering how much this could make things easier for you. For instance, what if there is a distributor near your location? This means that you will have to shoulder less in terms of shipping.

How to Buy Overseas?

A lot of sites today come with a conversion. For those websites that offer shipping worldwide, they typically ask you where you are located. This way, they could adjust their currency. Though this is a minor concern, if you are on a tight budget, you might want to check for conversion through Google. Google can provide you with the quickest conversion to any currency worldwide.

How to Watch The Cost of What You Are Buying

You also need to assess how much you are going to spend on shipping items. Depending on where you are located, this can differ in terms of shipping charges. You may want to consider multiple items in order to make the most of the shipping fee that you are paying. It is common for e-commerce sites to change a more reasonable shipping when you purchase two or three items at once. It is ideal that you experiment with the site. You may want to try to update the cart every once in a while when you are making your purchase to see if there is a drastic increase in the shipping cost with your purchase. You have to be fully aware of these matters since some items may double in price due to shipping cost.

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Card Wallet Plus, protect your credit and debit cards safe

Traveling may require you to have a number of things such as your ticket, passport, boarding pass and many other documents. The Card Wallet Plus available in different colors is a functional but cool product that can come in handy anywhere you may be. Made of PVC materials and with sufficient pockets to accommodate everything you need for your travel experience, this product is a perfect gift or accessory for these instances.

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Essential gift for a holiday, travel journal

Luxury travel journalDocumenting your travel through photographs and videos are some of the modern ways of immortalizing your travel experience. Travelogue Travel Journal is a great way to compliment your travel, since there are some details that can’t be documented simply in a photo or video. The Travelogue is a great gift especially for those who love to write as they travel. It is composed of 64 pages, together with miniature scratch maps in different regions of the globe.

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Last minute gifts, compact, easy to send

When it comes to exploring new horizons, the Scratch Map Travel Edition is a great follow up to the Scratch Map Poster. Instead of just being displayed, the Scratch Map Travel Edition is a perfect gift that you can bring en route to your next great destination. Voyaging through different countries can tend to make you forget especially when you are traveling for months. This product can make your travel experience better as you can mark places that you’ve been in.

Last minute gifts, low cost, lightweight, east to send!

Scratch Map Travel EditionAlthough the Scratch Map Travel Edition features a great list of features, its also one of the most unusual yet affordable gifts on offer. For under $20 the Scratch Map Travel Edition is by far the most unique gift perfect for anyone, lightweight, easy to send and affordable!

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Old Fashioned Luggage Tags

One of the most confusing things that you will ever experience when traveling is getting your bag after a flight. A lot of people use the same type of bag that makes things confusing for so many individuals. Some people put their names on a tag. This method can be effective, but it can be hard to determine which luggage is yours from afar.

Beautifully designed Old Fashioned Luggage Tags

Old Fashioned Luggage TagsThe Luggage Label is a perfect travel gift for someone who is always traveling. Made of vinyl material, this helps in identifying and customizing the luggage. With available 16 designs to choose from, it has the ability to change the appearance of even the old luggage that you’ve been using for years. The good thing with this product is that you can easily remove the stickers and it would leave no mark when you peel them off.

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Cool posters and prints for the home

When it comes to decorating your home, you need to make sure that you are picky. There are certain posters that may not look good on your overall design. If you are having a difficult time choosing posters and prints for your home, this list is made for you. You will find these cool posters suited for your interior. In fact, some of these products are very quirky and unique.

Guitar Art Print

Guotars art print

If you love music, this is a perfect poster in your home. For those homes with a room for musical instruments, this is a perfect addition to your home. The Guitar Art Print helps you take a look back at the history of the old guitars from the past to the present. See the world famous guitars that made a difference in the 75 year history of Rock and Roll.

Gourmet Scratch Map

Gourmet Scratch Map

From the makers of the renowned Scratch Map, the company partnered with Snow Home and Alison Hardcastle to create one of the best posters ever printed. Guiding you of the different food recipes found in Europe, this poster is beautiful in color black. Once you scratch it, you will see the different colors underneath, the beautiful Gourmet Scratch Map.

Scratch Map Deluxe Edition

Scratch Map Deluxe Edition

Whether you love geography or you like a design that fits well in your wall, the Scratch Map Deluxe Edition is a great buy for you. The Scratch Map Deluxe Edition is a new and improved version of the popular Scratch Map that they released in the past. As the name suggests, it is a new and improved version of the former design. This product provides a more accurate version with added islands, not to mention a different take on its design. As the name suggests, it is a deluxe map that is guaranteed to look good in your own home.

Sneakers Art Print

Sneakers art print

Sneakers have become a staple addition in fashion. People love shoes that are not only comfortable, but are also stylish at the same time. Any sneaker head will appreciate the Sneakers Art Print. An infographic poster of different shoes from different manufacturers from the 1917 Chucks to the classic Adidas shoes, see the progression of the shoe industry. Included in this poster are the Vans, Jordans and collabs such as the Jeremy Scott and Adidas shoes. This poster features 134 of the greatest sneakers ever produced.

Camera Art Print

Camera art print

For someone who loves photography, the Camera Art Print from Pop Chart Lab takes you back to the days of the old. This poster is a great product that can be displayed in your home because of its classy look and great aesthetics. It shows the history of the cameras from the bulky medium formats to the rangefinder and to the SLRs. This product showcases 100 of the landmark cameras that made an impression in the world of photography.

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Cool kitchen gifts for 2014

The kitchen is one of the most high traffic areas in your home. Getting the right type of kitchen equipment can make a big difference. This is exactly the reason why kitchen presents can always be a great call. What are the cool kitchen gifts for this year?

Jumbo

Jumbo the elephant is a great product that can be used either in your home’s bathroom or in the kitchen. Available in two different colors, you can choose either you want it to be cream or grey. Jumbo the Elephant is made of 100% plastic. In terms of aesthetics, Jumbo is a great sight to see in these parts of the house. It becomes handy in these parts of the house as you can easily organize all the clutter. It can be used to keep all the utensils without consuming so much space.

Cucumbo

For someone who appreciates the art of presenting the food in a very creative manner, the Cucumbo is a perfect gift. Cucumbo is a spiral slicer that makes your cucumber look good. Made of 100% acrylic materials, this product is also easy to use. In fact, all that you need to do is to push the vegetable into the plastic blade and let Cucumbo do its magic. It is designed to make a continuous slice spiral to your vegetables.

Fried Egg Cup

The Fried Egg Cup is a great addition to the kitchen not only because of its rare appearance, but also because of its functionality. In terms of functionality, the Fried Egg Cup provides room for bread and other breakfast essentials. It has a place specifically for a hard boiled egg. And as for the overall shape, it was designed to be quirky, making it a great overall present.

Hug Doug

Hug DougIf you plan of making soup, or anything that involves a large pot, let Hug Doug be a good addition to your tools. This product is a great addition as it solves a problem commonly encountered by people who love to cook. Ever encountered your utensils heading straight down the pot? In these instances, this may be a hassle since you will have to clean the utensils again. This is something time consuming. For someone who wants to solve this minor problem, let Hug Doug be the best answer to this. Shaped like a human being hugging on your spoon, this product, this product makes it fun to cook.

Kitchenware Art Print Journal

From the makers of the popular posters, now, you can get a great kitchen companion in the form of the Kitchenware Art Print Journal. With 200 kitchen utensils, you can easily identify these items without a problem. This is a great gift for aspiring chefs or to those people who are very interested in cooking. From mandolins to ramekins, learn each and every one of them with this quirky print journal from Pop Chart Lab.

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Cool gifts for family and friends

Trendy and cool gifts are liked by almost everyone who loves giving and receiving gifts. Looking for something which can please your family and friends? Want to make them feel special? Want to show how much you love and care for them? If you are tired of buying the same traditional presents for your friends and family every time, opt for trendy modern gifts which not only will please you and the receiver, but can also be bought within your budget. Several stores offer a wide collection of interesting and stylish presents that you can present to your loved ones.

Availability of cool gifts

However, when it comes to the availability of such items, your local store can sometimes not offer too many options. For this reason, online stores play an important role. They provide you with a wide collection of things without taking much of time and effort. You can access considerably large number of online shops right from the comforts of your home, and yes, there is hardly any chance of getting stuck in the traffic jam. Online shopping is literally a great choice especially when you run short of time in selecting a gift of your choice.

Cool gifts for anyone, any age or gender

cool gifts for anyoneYou can present varied cool gifts to your loved ones. But make sure you have selected a gift that carries your emotion in a better way. After all giving gifts is not meant to server occasions only.
Wondering what to buy? How about a wheelie bin? A wheelie bin sized to stand on the desktop is definitely a nice present. One can use it immediately to tie up the mess which is in the kitchen, on the desk or anywhere else. Another beautiful present is a video notebook which has hard covers that are styled similar to the old video cassettes that you might have in your cupboard. Attractive undercover sleeves for laptops and tablets also make other cool gifts which you can find at various online stores. Some of the cool presents which you can look for are: memo container, attractive cartoonized pencil sharpeners, salt and pepper shakers, magnetic door organizers, cuff links, scented or aromatic candles, bottle openers, desk organizers, piggy or money banks etc.

The unusual collection of cool gifts

Cool gifts for menThere might be some presents which might have never even crossed your mind. The most special thing about such presents is that they are unique and the receiver might have never even imagined of being presented with such presents. These gifts are unique and their use can make one’s life much easy and interesting. The receiver will definitely praise your imagination and sense of presenting them with such gifts. These gifts often tend to be funny and ideal for individuals who take pleasure in good laugh. One can know about the innovative and funny side of these gifts only when you use them. You can locate such gifts easily at online stores. Before you purchase these cool gifts from any online store, make sure you have researched enough about the reputation of the store. One should remember that, though all kinds of gifts bring happiness and pleasure, but such cool gifts without any question bring much delight and enjoyment.

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How to choose birthday presents for any occasion

It goes without saying that Birthday is one of most significant days in a person’s life. It brings a lot of joy and happiness along with it. When it comes to making this day special for someone, nothing makes it better than a meaningful birthday present.

Everyone loves being pampered on their birthdays with special and unique gifts of love. But sometimes, it becomes very difficult and confusing to choose a right gift. However, choosing birthday presents can be immensely easier provided that you are willing to spend some time and effort for the same. This will help in reflecting the appropriate emotion of love. If you know the interests of the person the gift is meant to, selecting a present becomes much easier.

You should be thoughtful and creative but not pensive while planning a gift for your loved ones. A well thought present that expresses your love and affection in a better way is of course a better gift. Here are some of the tips which can guide you choose more meaningful birthday presents:

Birthday presentsThe thought counts:

You must have heard this phrase. It still holds true. What counts more is the thought. A thoughtfully and carefully selected personal birthday present is always helpful in expressing your love. If you spend a bit of time in visualizing the interests of the birthday boy or girl, you can buy beautiful and indeed meaningful gifts within your budget.

Pre planning works:

If you know that the birthday of someone you are close is nearing, you can try considering the likes and dislikes of that person. Try finding out the things that can bring smiles on their face.
Take time to shop around: Take time to choose the best suited things. Don’t make haste. Make a list of at least five things of your choice before you choose the final one. Remember, it is not always necessary to buy expensive gifts. Price is no object for a person who is special in your life, it’s about the feeling that your gift carries.

If you are not able to find the best suited gifts in the shops down the street, head over to internet. You can find a reasonably large of the websites offering all kinds of gifts. Take time to explore their collections. You will surely be able to find the ones that say it all for you. You can consider a few choices like: fragrances, jewellery, photo albums, chocolates, apparels, watches, gift baskets, bags and wallet etc. If the person loves music, you can consider music CDs, iPod, MP3 players etc.

There is one more very important thing about birthday presents, not merely about birthdays but about any gifting occasions, that you should gift a thing that is useful for the person accepting this present. It hardly makes a person smile when there is no use of a gift.

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How to select cool last minute gifts for men

Sometimes, especially when out in the market to buy gifts for someone, our time management tends to be so bad that we end up seeking the last minute gifts. The online websites and stores are the last resort as they help us to make our sudden and timeless choices. However, buying a last minute gift is not unusual, we do it very often. But, paying attention to a few simple things can make it more impressive in term of selection. It is important that the last minute gift should not give a feel that it has been bought at the last minute. These gifts can be unique or cool gifts that may give a feel that they have been bought thoughtfully.

Last minute gifts for menToday, markets whether online or offline, are flooded with cool gifts and presents. Remember, sometimes when get to see multiple numbers of items of at one, you confuse yourself. Tend to be selective with the choice on such occasions. If you need to buy unique gifts for women, you have a number of choices of last minute gifts. But many times the age group of an individual matters the most. You can find categorized presents in the shop that are nicely arranged according to age groups. It makes things easier. Still, if you can’t think of any cool gifts, it would be appropriate to gift a voucher. It’s obviously one of the most popular gift ideas today.

If you have an idea that you will be coming to the party directly from the office, there is a probability that you have no gift in hand. But you can surprise the person by handing a neatly packaged present. If you do not have sufficient time to shop around for the presents, you can browse any store nearby for personalized cool gifts. The personalized gifts look unique when one adds receiver’s or giver’s photo to it. One can customize the gifts as per the taste and interest of the receiver. Examples of such gifts are photo coasters, photo frames, scrap book, music player, personalized t-shirts etc. Personalized gifts do not take much time; in fact they bring immense happiness and joy to the receiver, making him feel special. Gifts always bring pleasures but you should keep it in mind that your gift should match the interests of the receiver.

Last minute gifts for himHere is a list of gift for girls, to which you can give a though – diaries, jewellery, crafts, romantic novels, subscription to magazines, designer dress, a box of chocolates, portable media player, games, plug and play interactive games.

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How to choose fun gifts for him?

Life is one time everyone has got; hence, it is always wise to make the most of it. Don’t let your life get serious and grey and don’t let it happen with anyone else either. Bringing fun and pleasure into life is very important to keep it going at a smooth pace. Our life has many important things like work, family, friends and spending time together is also very essential. In short, there are many ways by which an individual adds fun and enjoyment to his life. Stepping outside in the sun for a day trip and having pleasure playing some fun game with your friends, are simply great but it needs time, planning and budget of course. Take life the other way, spread laughter, enjoy life and help other do the same. Interestingly, these all can be done very easily with fun gifts.

Fun gifts for himFun gifts always bring laughter and fun with them. A bit of playing with the fun gifts can reveal how much pleasure and enjoyment a person and his/her loved one can have with some simple and small things. All this pleasure comes with minimum distractions. You can also consider indulging your friends and family members into the enjoyment by sending and giving fun gifts.

Everyone loves to laugh and perhaps that’s why more and more people today prefer funny presents than the common ones. With the advent of internet, buy fun presents have become very easy. They all can be purchased from different online stores and websites. There is an assortment of gift websites online which offers interesting and unique presents online, thereby making the purchase of gift has become much hassle free and enjoyable.

Some of the fun gifts ideas you may love to consider are – Love at first sight glasses, 3D Glasses, Dashboard Hula Girl, Emergency cat meow button, Scented soap, Growing tongue, Holiday moustache, LED lighted mouth piece, Rear-view spy glasses and many more. It is important to note here that such gifts should be given to only to the people who are light natured and like to have fun. If you know someone with such nature then these gifts can prove to be an ideal present for him.

Funny gifts for himHowever, you can find a wide range of fun gifts at a store whether online or offline, yet make sure that the fun gifts that you are going to buy carry a certain sense of humor with them. Funny present not only make an individual happy but they also fill pleasure to the life of the receiver. One should therefore experience fun transforming the regular grind into something which is enjoyable.

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How to choose fun gifts for him?

Selecting a gift for him can be very easy and at the same time it can be very difficult. It all depends on how you think and what set of mind of you carry at the time of the making your selections. The most important thing to consider at the time of finding gifts for men that are hard to buy for is that you must relate every item you choose with him and not with yourself. It usually happens that we buy gift items which we think are funny enough, but it might not be the same for him as well. Ask yourself if you are purchasing this gift for you or for him. Of course, it is for him, then why is your choice being so important at moment? It might seem different to think for a while. But trust me, you will love its result. The insistence must me on things that are indeed for him. All the people cannot have the same kind of sense of humour and that is the reason we must take into mind.

Fun gThe second thing is to the recall some of the humorous incidents you spent with him. What are the things that make him laugh the most? How he reacts to a particular kind of items? Ask a few similar questions to him and make a note of things that you found this way. It will be very helpful in selecting the right fun gifts for him.

Once you are done with the above steps, make a list of things that he uses the most every day. Don’t hold yourself from writing. Write anything that he uses the most every day. You might find some of stupid things this way, but do write them. Now relate the possibility of gifts with a few of them. Suppose, he uses his bike the most every day, you can find the dummy bikes, so much so that you can find chocolate and other edible in the shape of bikes. Won’t it be a fun idea to present him as a gift?

If you still can’t the fun gifts for him, let us explore a few other possibilities for such items. Take a few items of home décor, for instance – wallpapers, flower pots, vases etc. What’s funny in them? Come on, there can be fun elements in them because of their size, shape and designs. You can find a number of such items on a gift shop or even online which are very funny because of their structures. If you talk about wallpapers, they can be funny because of those funny quotes written on them. Besides, you can consider a few office items for your selection. There are funny pens, stationeries, notepads, books, coffee mugs and several other things. If you can’t think of one still, visit a few fun gift shops online and explore their collections, you will surely be getting some real fun gift ideas there.

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Advantages of Buying Wholesale Gifts

Purchasing wholesale gifts offer many advantages. Primarily, you get good discounts. Buying wholesale items offer the flexibility to stay competitive in business. Finding ways to cut your product costs and give your customers a lower price can give competitive edge to your business. If you are just starting a business, buying wholesale products in order resell is a great marketing strategy.

Benefits of buying wholesale products

The main benefit of buying wholesale products to resell is its profit margin. It helps you to save more. Besides discounted prices, bulk purchases will save you a lot of transportation and handling charges.
Purchasing wholesale products helps you to generate additional capital. Flexibility of capital lends you a hand to explore many areas in your business. Consequently, you will have more business opportunities.

Another great benefit of purchasing wholesale gifts or other products is its improved supply chain. It offers steady and reliable supply of products. This will certainly create a confidence among your customers and enhances your relationship. Adequate supply of products is one of the key factors to get success in business. You can easily cater the needs of your customers as they can readily access what they want.

Buying wholesale products can help you to establish a healthy relation with manufacturers that enables you to negotiate more deals and discounts.
Since, you will have steady supply of products it helps to build up confidence among your customers.

Tips to buy wholesale products

We know, buying wholesale gifts and products is much cheaper than buying from other stores. However, you have to consider certain factors when buying wholesale products.
First, you need to finalize the products that you want to buy and all information pertaining to them such as different models available, its market value, resale value. Doing little search on internet help you to know these details.
Before purchasing, ensure to know the background of the wholesale supplier. It is wise to make a direct contact rather than using e-mails or telephone. Thorough investigation into the suppliers’ legitimacy and service is necessary before agreeing to make deal with them.

Many wholesale dealers offer substantial discounts for the products that are ready to dispense. Take advantage of such discounts and make more profit.
Don’t give in to the sellers demand. You have to negotiate and get a reasonable price. Some dealers agree free shipping that can also be a lucrative offer.

Taking reference form friends helps to find a good dealer.

In order to find wholesale suppliers, Search the white and yellow page. Online search is the easiest and effective way to find wholesale suppliers. It saves time and money too. While searching on internet, search in forums that discuss about wholesale dealer and suppliers. It will help to find right places to purchase wholesale gifts and other products. Classifieds and advertisements in the newspaper is another great source. Online Wholesale supplier directories come in handy to get genuine wholesale suppliers.

Once, you have found a trustworthy wholesale dealer who offers quality products at reasonable price along with good service, ensure to maintain a business relation instead of going for new dealers. Luckies of London is a world renowned wholesale gifts manufacturer specializing in some of the worlds most desirable gifts for men.

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How to select best Birthday Presents for family members?

Birthday presents for himChoosing the right birthday presents for your near and dear ones can be at times quite difficult. The gift selection has to be based largely on the nature and interests of the receiver. A wide collection of gift items are available at the market at various price levels for every age group and gender. This article discusses some ideal presents that can be given to different people on their birthdays.

Best gifts for mom

Every one of us would love to give the best gift to our moms on their birthdays. The gifts should reveal our love, care and fondness to the one who brought us into the world. Personalized gifts are good at conveying these messages to our moms. They are straight from the heart. You can give her personalized mugs, calendars, photo-frames and a lot more. You can also buy her some consumable product like a bottle of luxury champagne with a hand written thoughtful note of gratitude and love attached with it.

Best gifts for dads

Dads would love to have presents such as cufflinks display case, cufflinks, mobile phone, men’s leather watches, keychain with his digital photo, leather suitcase, shoe organiser, tie, shirt, animated card, and likewise.
Ideal birthday presents for your girlfriend include artfully engraved compact mirrors, red rose bouquets, stylish handbags, makeup kits, beautiful jewellery, lovely clothes, etc. Whatever present you choose for her, adding a meaningful message to it will make a memorable birthday gift for her. Also, take her to a movie or restaurant to make her day complete.

Unusual gifts for him

If you are looking for presents for your boyfriend, take his personal interests into consideration before shopping for it. If is a music lover, a CD with his favorite tracks would be an ideal gift; if he likes cricket, a cricket bat would be a great gift; and so on. Fresh flowers with an I love you note, decorated chocolate packs, T-shirts, etc are also ideal presents for boyfriends.

A wide range of presents are available for children, the toyshops are full of them. For small boys, remote control helicopters, scooters, toy bikes, etc would be ideal; while a bit more grown up boys would enjoy gifts such as video games, bicycles, wrist watches, fishing tackle, etc.

Little girls would love to have Barbie dolls, kitchen play sets, colorful ornaments and accessories, chocolate tins, etc; and teenage girls would love cuddly soft toys, teddy bears, casual jewelry, dresses, etc.
Old people of both sex would love to receive presents such as movie theatre tickets, magazine subscriptions, luxurious brands of wine, framed group photos of old friends, food vouchers, etc on their birthdays.

Some unforgettable birthday presents that would be adored and cherished by every receiver includes those that are made by you. These may be sweetmeats, chocolates, cakes, biscuits, knitted woolen goods, hand embroidery clothes, paintings, hand framed photographs, crafts, etc. These take a lot of time to be made. However, these when given off as presents tell the receiver that you value them so much that you spent a huge amount of time on making something special for them.

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Fun Gifts: How to choose them?

It’s a real busy life for every one of us out here, and each one would love to find some time to relax and have fun with our family members and friends. Although a lot of things can be done in order to have fun, giving fun gifts to your loved ones tops them all. For, the fun time shared with our beloveds with such gifts gets accounted as quality time spent, which is one of the best things in life. Bring laughter and joy into your home with our fun gift ideas for every season of the year.

Fun gifts for all seasons

Winter is a great time to enjoy in the snow. During the months of December, January and February, the perfect fun gifts to spend quality time with family and friends would be to buy tickets for them to an ice skating, or for a tour to a nearby hill station. Lovely Christmas crafts, homemade sweets, specially ordered cakes, freaky woollen goods, etc given as gifts, can adorn the long awaited month of December. Stickers, stampers, sticker books, funky photo frames, memoboards, kid’s stockings, etc are great gifts for children during this time of the year. Since Valentine’s day also falls during this season, you can take them to a nice restaurant for dinner or lunch. Internet also offers a wide collection of carefully picked Valentine gifts that can be given to your spouse, friends and family members on this day of love.

Spring is a time of new beginnings. Take your family to a nursery and encourage everyone to buy some saplings for planting together around your home. The spirit of oneness will bloom with such activity. Apart from this, getting tickets to exhibitions, concerts, boat shows, balls, car shows, etc that would be available in plenty during this time of the year can also serve as great fun gifts. Apart from this, you can also send fruit baskets, fresh flower baskets, wine baskets, bouquets, balloon bouquets, etc to your loved ones during this time of the year.

During the hot summer months, cool yourself and your family members by getting tickets to a boat cruise, rope course or water park. Since June, July and August are months for outdoor fun, giving away fun gifts such as fishing hooks, picnic baskets, golf items, lawn chairs, umbrellas, handmade soaps, story books, etc according to the needs of each of your family members will promote feelings of love and care.
Fall season is a busy time. Taking your family members for a brunch at a local restaurant would pave way for ushering some fun into your home. During the month of November, family tickets to a nice movie would serve as great fun gifts. There are a number of other autumn season gifts for everyone in the family. Adults can be given scented candles, cool drink recipe books, dried fall flowers collection, leaf shaped soaps, scarves, ceramic bowls, fall flowers wreath, etc. Children would love gifts such as toys, video games, stuffed animals, etc not only during the fall, but also during any season of the year.

It’s a real busy life for every one of us out here, and each one would love to find some time to relax and have fun with our family members and friends. Although a lot of things can be done in order to have fun, giving fun gifts to your loved ones tops them all. For, the fun time shared with our beloveds with such gifts gets accounted as quality time spent, which is one of the best things in life. Bring laughter and joy into your home with our fun gift ideas for every season of the year.

Winter is a great time to enjoy in the snow. During the months of December, January and February, the perfect fun gifts to spend quality time with family and friends would be to buy tickets for them to an ice skating, or for a tour to a nearby hill station. Lovely Christmas crafts, homemade sweets, specially ordered cakes, freaky woollen goods, etc given as gifts, can adorn the long awaited month of December. Stickers, stampers, sticker books, funky photo frames, memoboards, kid’s stockings, etc are great gifts for children during this time of the year. Since Valentine’s day also falls during this season, you can take them to a nice restaurant for dinner or lunch. Internet also offers a wide collection of carefully picked Valentine gifts that can be given to your spouse, friends and family members on this day of love.

Spring is a time of new beginnings. Take your family to a nursery and encourage everyone to buy some saplings for planting together around your home. The spirit of oneness will bloom with such activity. Apart from this, getting tickets to exhibitions, concerts, boat shows, balls, car shows, etc that would be available in plenty during this time of the year can also serve as great fun gifts. Apart from this, you can also send fruit baskets, fresh flower baskets, wine baskets, bouquets, balloon bouquets, etc to your loved ones during this time of the year.

During the hot summer months, cool yourself and your family members by getting tickets to a boat cruise, rope course or water park. Since June, July and August are months for outdoor fun, giving away fun gifts such as fishing hooks, picnic baskets, golf items, lawn chairs, umbrellas, handmade soaps, story books, etc according to the needs of each of your family members will promote feelings of love and care.
Fall season is a busy time. Taking your family members for a brunch at a local restaurant would pave way for ushering some fun into your home. During the month of November, family tickets to a nice movie would serve as great fun gifts. There are a number of other autumn season gifts for everyone in the family. Adults can be given scented candles, cool drink recipe books, dried fall flowers collection, leaf shaped soaps, scarves, ceramic bowls, fall flowers wreath, etc. Children would love gifts such as toys, video games, stuffed animals, etc not only during the fall, but also during any season of the year.

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Unusual Gifts: Select the right one for your loved ones

Some people have mastered the art of buying great gifts, while others have not. Unusual gifts are always nice to be given, be the occasion a birthday, an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Father’s day, Mother’s day or any other special day. As they suit all sort of occasions, there are quite a lot of people out there who are in search of these items. This article is to help you buy rare gifts that would bring a adorable smile on the recipient’s face.

Romantic giftsThe general rule for buying unusual gifts is to opt for something that the receiver would have not seen before. Such stuff are likely to attract the recipient at the very first glance. One idea is to go for unusual but useful combinations. For example, a lovely sea shell is always an adorable gift, and so is a photo frame, but combining these two can result in an altogether different, unexpected, cherishable and useful gift.

One more thing that you should consider while buying a gift, be it oft purchased or unusual, it has to be something that would be memorable for the recipient. It should capture the recipient’s heart. Not only thoughtful and touching gifts can be memorable, but also funny ones. Take enough care that you are not so much into buying unusual gifts that you estimate its rarity by looking at the price tag alone. For, even cheaper gifts can be unusual. They can be anything including accessories, clothes, shoes, candles, DVDs, photo frames, pens, and books.

Personalised gifts are other great options to be given off as memorable unusual gifts. Having the recipients name or photograph, or some of his/her favourite wordings, or some personalised message to him or her; engraved, painted or embroided on any gift article like a T-shirt, photo frame, teddy bear, mobile stand, pen, calendar, wrist watch, etc gives it a personal touch. Such gifts will not only be quite touching, but also make great keepsakes. It is a wonderful feeling to know that your gift will be treasured by the recipient for a long time. Personalised gifts take time to be made. So, go shopping in advance. There should be enough notice period for the artist to get the gift made perfectly for you.

Online shopping also offers an array of choices of unusual gifts for all ages to choose from. While shopping online for these gifts, it is advisable to go for weird objects; the weirder, the better. Thousands of such objects are available for purchase at online stores. Change the stores where you usually shop to get the best possible gift. When you visit various online stores, you get to choose from a wide range of items. After having a glance at the collections available at different stores, you can always come back to the place where you found the weirdest one that you would Love notelove to gift. Moreover online shopping is also advantageous in that you can have the gift delivered at the recipient’s doorstep if you like.

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Gifts for guys that are hard to buy for

Ever thought of getting your dad, uncle, boyfriend, brother or husband a gift? Looking for gifts for guys that are hard to buy for? Look no further! If you are looking to make a lasting impression, it is a good call that you stick with hard to buy presents. What are the hard to buy presents? These are items that are unique. These are items that you just can’t buy anywhere so easily.

For men who have a particular taste in their gifts, this is a perfect option for them. There are a lot of things to consider when you are looking to give an unusual gift to someone who has a difficult personality. Someone who is hard to please may give you that smile, but you know that they won’t be able to appreciate the gift that much. There are also some instances when the presents are generic to the point that can be mixed with a number of things that he already owns. It is important to reconsider a number of options if you really want to please someone with a present. For someone who has no idea where to find these things, we will provide a number of feasible options where you can get hard to buy gifts.

Online shopping

From the simple to the complicated, there will be items out there that you can easily find online. Forums, Facebook Pages and even blogs can lead you to items that are hard to find. If there are constraints with what stores nearby can offer, we are now living in a globalized society that allows purchases in the simplest way.

Antique Shops

Men love vintage items. If you find yourself in a position where finding vintage items is a tough thing to do, a visit to the nearest antique store can give you a number of cool items. You may have to acquire some bargaining skills though. It is important that you bring in some bargaining skills when you go to these stores considering how some items out there are expensive. The good thing though is that you can haggle for a better price.

DIY Shops

DIY items are popular. In fact, one of the simplest things that you can do is to buy simple items and then try to redecorate them. For instance, mugs can be turned to custom made mugs by having it printed with something unique. This simple tweak can be done at home if you have the right materials. For more ideas regarding how to make use of common items and turn them to unique things, it is a good idea that you do the necessary research first.

Custom Shops

Ever thought of getting him something that is hard to buy? Get it to someone who is offering custom made items. It doesn’t have to be too expensive. Even a custom made wooden box, for example can look unique when you go to the right person. To have an idea what the best item is, try looking at his personality. Is he a quiet type who loves his work? What are his hobbies? After collecting the information, you can contact the right company to do the work for you!

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5 Rules To Follow When Giving Gifts For Men That Have Everything in Life

They say that wants can be infinite, in contrast to the needs. People will just continue to have wants, and therefore you can still give them something despite them already having almost everything. However, people who already have almost everything can be difficult to give a gift to, considering the minimal options that you have. When looking for unusual gifts for men who are difficult to please, simply because they already have everything, you want to stick to a number of rules. These rules will keep you from getting the wrong present.

Price Doesn’t Matter

Always remember that price of the item will be less of an issue if someone you will give a gift to already has a fat wallet. Keeping up with the price will just be an absurd idea. Try to look into the quality of the product you are purchasing than settling with the price of the item.

Gifts for men that are practical

A lot of men who already have everything they can ask for would most likely be pleased to have a practical product. One of the questions that you can always ask is, what is it that he does? Is he always travelling or probably into the arts? You can start from those questions. Even the simplest presents, as long as they have a practical use can please people.

Know The Occasion

The type of present that you want to give should vary depending on the occasion that you are looking at. For instance, are you going to give a gift for his birthday or are you planning to give something for the yule-tide season? These are all considerations that you just can’t scrap. Also, there are different stores that would specialize in such items.

Check Their Personality Type

The type of gift will most likely come from the type of personality that he has. If he is more of a person who has a knack for jokes, why not get him something that can make him laugh. These types of items may or may not have everyday use. It just has to be a reminder to him that you remembered him on that day.

Consider The Unusual Presents

A lot of people do value unusual presents above any other type of present out there. Why is an unusual present a good idea to have? First, it leaves a mark on that person. If you want a distinct present that can be remembered for years to come, why not get a present that has been innovating in a weird way? Secondly, there is a less likely chance that he already has it. Men who already have everything may likely have what you are planning to give him or her.

The downside to giving a present to someone who already has everything is that you have limited choices. There are fewer options considering that they already have most of the things out there. This is where creativity can enter the picture. It is important to have creativity in order to find the right one that he will love. With these things, you can easily pinpoint the right type of present for him.

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Essentials for gifts for men and great gift ideas

Are men predictable? In some respect, they can be predicted if you know a couple of things about them. If you are wondering about the best gift ideas that you can use for your dad, uncle, or any male loved one, then you would want to check these things. We will be discussing the basic essentials that make a great gifts for men.

Work centric Gift gifts for men

A lot of men love to work for more than 10 hours at a time. There are individuals who are just focused on their careers that it becomes a huge chunk of their life. What is their work? Since men work in different careers and field, one safe gift idea that you can get them is a mug. A mug with something interesting printed is a good way to make men cheer up, especially when they are drinking their coffee at the office.

Hobby related Presents

A lot of men have hobbies. Some of them, for instance love sports. When getting them a sports item, why not go the extra mile and find an OEM, or an Original Equipment Manufacturer? This will enable you to request for a custom made equipment for your loved one. Whether it is a simple jersey or a Rashguard, these are some of the things that they can easily tweak according to your requirements.

Entertainment presents

Men love to work so hard that they deserve a good day of rest every once and a while. If you have the money to burn, you can invest on entertainment products. Does your dad love to watch his favourite TV show on the couch? Why not make him more comfortable by giving him a good recliner? What about investing in an internet TV? Knowing the things that they enjoy on their downtime will get you the right gift idea.

Technology based items

Men love technology. They crave to the newest items that involve the latest in technology. When getting them these items, similar to the entertainment products, this can be an expensive option. A Black Friday sale or discount coupons can help a lot when getting someone these types of presents.

Car related present

If there is a common denominator among 98% of the men population all over the world, that would have to be cars. It is a good idea to do something for the car of your male loved one. This is greatly appreciated considering how they appreciate their ride. If they have a nice ride, they will most likely spend more money on it. Any type of present that helps maintain the car or improve its performance will be greatly appreciated.

What you need to make sure when looking for gift ideas for men is to always check what they like doing. Always check how they spend their day. What are the things that they end up searching or using? In fact, you can ask around for people who are close to him to have an idea on what are the things that can work best as a gift idea.

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5 Ideal Gifts for Men That Are Hard to Buy For

Ever thought of getting special men in your life a gift that is hard to buy for? Gifts that are unique can easily be remembered by the one who receives it. What you want to do is to make sure that you purchase presents that will be easily remembered. This is a challenge, especially for those people who think they should make the presents from scratch. These days, there are alternatives that can make things easy. What you need to do is to just go online and buy some products out there that are unique. Here are some of the products that can easily fit the description of unique. However, does it mean that it is just that? In fact, these items are more than just unusual items as people can use them to their day to day activities. Here are some gifts that are hard to buy for.

1. Luggage Labels

Luggage labels

Whenever men travel, one of the most common problems that they face is finding their luggage. When you have a luggage that may look like all the other ones present in the conveyor belt, this can be difficult. This is why the luggage labels become a practical present for them. These are cheap products, but extremely useful. In fact, it can even personalize the aesthetics of the luggage.

2. Gourmet Scratch map

Gifts for Men That Are Hard to Buy For

One of the best products that you can buy as a present is a Scratch Map. A Scratch Map can tell a person where he is. However, what if there is a twist to the Scratch Map? Gourmet Scratch Maps can provide you with all the best foods in Europe. This way, euro tour wouldn’t be that boring. You can easily find the right food for you. It has around 131 recipe suggestions that come packaged in a sturdy cardboard tube.

3. Travelogue

Travelogue travel journal

Men love to travel and most of them face trouble remembering the best parts of their trip. Cameras can help preserve the memories, but if they are after the details, a good Travelogue is necessary. What makes a Travelogue handy these days? Apart from the fact that it is handy and it has enough pages, it also gives a few tips on what you would expect on certain areas.

4. Travel Style Folding Bag

There are men who love to shop outside the country. Shopping in another country can be a good thing, especially if they are after good deals. The problem that they have to face though is the loads of things that they have to bring back. To make things more organized, why not give a gift that can take all these shopping goodies? The travel style folding bag is a perfect item for those who love to shop when traveling. This item can be folded on the way to the location and then be used when bringing home all the shopping items.

5. Travel Style Travel Organizer

Instead of just the usual plastic envelope or sometimes the ugly fanny packs, why not give a travel organizer that is unique? Also meant for men who love to travel, this shiny enamel PVC item can easily be a great item to purchase those who love to go to different places every now and then.

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Travel gifts for men for 2014

Men can be hard to buy for sometimes, and it can be daunting trying to find the perfect gift with all the options out there for different types of guys. The technology enthusiast, the petrol head, the craft beer convert, they all know what they like and often there is just so many options it can be overwhelming and hard to find something unique or special. However if you’re looking for a gift to give an intrepid adventurer, or someone who dreams of seeing the world, we’ve sourced the perfect list of gifts available.

1. The Scratch Globe, top travel gifts for men 2014!

scratch globe

Combining wanderlust and a bit of fun construction, the Scratch Globe comes boxed and ready to create so you can send it to someone abroad or closer to home. 3D TVs are on everyone’s wish lists so why not 3D Scratch Globes!? A great looking addition to anyone’s office bookcase or bedroom shelves.

2. The Deluxe Scratch Map

Scratch Map Deluxe Edition

A luxury map that can be personalised by the owner to keep a beautiful record of everywhere they’ve ever been. On high quality matt black paper, with gold foil to scratch off and reveal vibrant colours of each country, it looks just as good whether you’ve been to just one country or hundreds!

3. Travelogue

Travelogue travel journal

Essentially this is a Scratch Map condensed into eight pages so it can be taken along for the ride wherever the owner is off to next! Included in the case is a journal to keep notes on interesting places and experiences, as well as pages to plan your journey and itinerary. A great gift for someone about to embark on their gap year, sabbatical or trip of a lifetime.

4. Luckies Memory Box

Memory Box

Hardly anyone is lucky enough to be able to gallivant around the globe without ever stopping, so Memory Box from Luckies is a great present for someone returning from their travels so they have somewhere to store precious mementos from their trip. Ticket stubs, Polaroids, sand collected from far flung tropical islands, beer mats from favourite beach bars, Memory Box is a great way to keep them all safe and ready to reminisce over at any time.

5. Alife Design – Travel Organiser

Travel Organiser

Keep tickets, currency, passport, hotel booking and boarding card all in one place with this handy and stylish travel companion. Stay organised but still looking cool, it makes a great gift for anyone who travels frequently or might be on the disorganised side! Made from durable gloss PVC in a range of colours, all you have to choose is the colour to suit, from elegant black for the fashion conscious to vibrant red for the extrovert.

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5 Must Have Travel Gifts

Travelling in style is what most people do today. If you have a friend or a family member who is travelling, why not give them something that they can use for their vacation or for their travel. There are a lot of travel gifts today that you can choose from. In fact, there are creative ones that can organize the way we look at travelling. These things make perfect gifts for different occasion as well. You can have it for a birthday, Christmas or even for Mother’s/Father’s Day. If you are confused on which product you should purchase, here are some items that you can choose from. These items are guaranteed to be functional, affordable and high quality. Overall, these are items that you can simply enjoy for the next years.

Here are the must have travel gifts that you can choose from.

Travel Style Luggage Belt

The Travel Style Luggage Belt is one of the best purchases that you could ever get. Why? How many people have experienced having difficulty pinpointing their luggage and also carry it around? This belt allows you to simply get your luggage and it also gives you the ability to pick it up without any problem at all. This product is made of durable nylon material and comes in blue, gray, black and red. Given these options, you can never go wrong, especially with the different coloured luggage these days.

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Travel Style Petit Luggage Tag

For those who are always on the go, this product is a good buy especially if you want to give it to someone who knows how to pack light. Meant towards the small luggage types, this product is a great buy for anyone. In fact, available in green, purple, cream and even pink, this is a favourite among the ladies.

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Air Mail

here are a lot of documents that you carry whenever you are travelling. From your passport to your visa to some cash on hand, these are the essentials that you just can’t misplace. If you are looking for an item to protect all your documents when travelling, Airmail is a good buy. Made of 100% PVC, this item not only organizes your items but also gives you style.

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Travel Style Language Bangle

Made of enamelled PVC and available in different colours, this item is a great gift for the reason that it contains a lot of signs that can be understood internationally. If you do not have the ability to speak the language or dialect, why not just get this to help you communicate with other people. It has signs of eating/dining, telephone, first aid and other signs that translate universally.

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Currency Money Bank

If you are planning to travel to different countries and you want to have an organized way of keeping all the currencies, this is a product that you can easily be a keeper. It has six compartments and is a great way to get your currencies ready. You can have it both for recreational and for travel purpose. Made of ABS plastic, this comes packaged in a protective cardboard box.

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The Top Unusual Gifts for Men This 2014

Top gifts for menThere are a lot of gifts that you can give to your brother, husband, or guy friends. When choosing the best gifts for men, it is a good idea that you turn to those that are unique. Choosing unique gifts for them can give you discounts, and even an easier time, as they don’t get to be too in demand compared to the conventional presents that most people would want to get. To give you an idea what are the best things that you can purchase that falls into the category of unusual gifts for men, these are some products that are expected to be hot this 2014.

Horse Head Mask

If you’ve been online lately, the horse head mask would have to be one of the best buy that you could have. If you will look at the social media networks, you see a lot of people wearing the horse head masks to goof around. Men would love to wear this considering how the typical man’s psyche is built. This is a good purchase for anyone who is looking for a funny and unique gift. Also, this can be useful for those trying to buy someone a gift for Halloween.

Camera Lens Mug

What is one of the most favourite drink of men? That would have to be coffee. If you find any item that could serve this purpose, this can be a good buy. The camera lens mug is a great buy because not only does it carry coffee but it looks like a camera lens. This unique look can bring an appeal to men who loves photography or those who simply wants an eye catching mug.

Travel Journal

The 64 page travel journal

One of the best products that you can purchase for a man who is up for adventure is a travel diary. A travel journal is a good choice, especially if it has a map and a number of helpful features. A good number of travel diaries sold in the market today also have scratch maps and even a decent number of pages. Unlike the conventional travel diary, these are sophisticated and unique travelogues that can easily inspire adventure lovers to travel more.

Shaving Kit

It is an essential for every man to have a shaving kit. Every man needs to be groomed properly. With the growing number of men who needs a clean shave these days, this can be a good unique gift. This can be a cheap deal, but could effectively be a unique gift after all.

Unique iPad Cover

Men love gadgets. They go for some of the most modern technologies. Having an iPad cover can protect the device. There are a lot of products in the market today that can fit the definition of an iPad cover. There are some unique ones though that can easily be eye catching.

When it comes to gifts to your brother, father or guy friends, it is imperative that you find the most unique presents in the market today. These are only some of the best unique presents that could be seen as an interesting gift to men. These gifts are guaranteed to be fresh considering the lack of choices that most people find themselves in.

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Top Unusual Gifts For Men for 2014

The Top Unusual Gifts That You Can Give Men of 2014

Men love unique presents. What most men love about presents is the fact that they can have something that is eye catching. To have something that is unique would sometimes mean that it doesn’t have any practical value. But of course, this isn’t always the case. There are a lot of presents out there that can have a good practical value on our day to day life.

If you are looking for the unique and unusual gift, this list is for you. Here, we will be providing some of the presents that will surely be loved by the male demographic. These are some of the top unusual gifts for men of 2014.

Shock Proof Phone Case

When it comes to smart phones, these are one of the most fragile items out there. Men use phones on a day to day basis. Whether they are socializing or going to work, the phone becomes a must have. There are a lot of phone cases around the market today. What makes some phone cases unique is the fact that it can withstand drops. These shock proof phone cases for iPhones and other phone models can save a lot of gadgets.

Virtual Laser Keyboard

One of the complaints that men have about the tablets is that they do not have for keyboard. Though there is a keyboard that would appear on the tablet, most of these devices can be smaller and therefore can’t accommodate the size of the fingers of most men. A virtual laser keyboard under $100 can be a good buy considering this can easily be set up anywhere.

GPS Pet Tracker

Whether men love dogs or cats, a GPS tracker can come in handy. This can give men peace of mind when it comes to their pets. This can be installed easily and would have a decent battery life that will allow pet owners to locate the dog or cat wherever they may be.

Shot Flask

Ever wondered about the vintage gifts? Shot flask with a leather package can definitely be a good purchase. This can be a good container of liquor, which can definitely put class in how they take their drink.

Funny Mugs

Men love coffee. Most men love to make their own brewed coffee in their office or home. This means that they use their own mugs or tumbler on a day to day basis. Funny designs on mugs can easily give men a good start for their day. There are some mugs that can stand out in the market. What makes this unique gift idea a good call is that it can be a perfect gift at any given time of the year.

There are a lot of products that can be useful and unique. These are some products that can easily be a good present for any occasion. Since these products are unusual, this can be a good thing. These gifts can easily become memorable for the one receiving it. Whether for your family member or for your loved one, these presents can easily be one of the best out there this year.

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Top unusual gifts for men of 2014

Unusual gifts for menThroughout the year, how many times do you have to buy presents for men? If you want something that is memorable, why not have something that is unique? Unusual presents can tend to get more attention. This is also a good thing, especially when you want to tickle their funny bones. A lot of the unusual gifts sold in the market today can easily be appreciated by people with a good sense of humour. Aside from the fact that these unusual gifts can tend to be funny, it is also possible for these items to be functional. For those looking to update their list of top unusual gifts for men of 2014, these products can easily give you an idea.

USB Portable Shaver

Men need to stay sharp and neat. Whether a professional or a student, it is imperative to have a look that is always clean. If you have a brother, a father or a significant other who is always on the go, a good gift to present to them is a USB portable shaver. This doesn’t need a plug or any complication. This can be charged to any laptop or PC. Once the battery has been charged, they can use the product anywhere they may be.

Leather Vintage iPad Case

Men need portable devices. An iPad is a must for some men due to work or for other reasons. What makes iPads a hassle is the fact that they can still be products that won’t be able to last without any sort of protection. The good thing with an iPad case is that it can protect the gadget. Other than protecting the gadget, it is also possible to look presentable for cases. One of the top gifts for men of 2014 would have to be the vintage, hipster inspired designs in the market today.

Travel Diaries

TravelogueMen in general love travelling and adventure. In order to guide them for their Asian or Euro tour, why not give a Travelogue which includes mini Scratch Maps? These features can make men geographically aware where they are. With sufficient pages, a presentable appearance, and a scratch map to top it all of, this is a present that can be a good buy for the whole year.

Solar Powered Charger

When you have devices that can easily be drained, it is a good idea to have a charger that can easily power the gadgets. With the solar powered charger, it is possible to power your phone, tablet and other gadgets anywhere you may be. This solar powered charger functions by receiving energy from the solar panels. It then charges the battery of the gadgets.

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