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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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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.