Dec 1 16

Gifts for the traveler

by James Carroll

If there is someone you know who enjoys travelling then they will love all of the products featured in this blog. Here at Maps International we supply our customers with great gifts to remember or plan their future travels.

Below will feature some of our main products that we think are a perfect gift to someone or a gift to yourself that will never let you forget about your adventures.

Rome City Skyline

This is a bright and colourful watercolour skyline of the city of Rome. This piece has bold, dynamic and exciting colours which bring the city of Rome to life.

Rome City Skyline

Rome City Skyline

Finished on a canvas, this would be a wonderful gift to be put on a wall and be admired by anyone who will walk past it. It could be a gift to reminisce previous travels or a destination you are aspiring to go to.

Personalised World is Art Map

The World is Art range is designed to suit most colour schemes, and is the perfect gift to someone to remember their travels. It can also be a treat to yourself, and you can use this map to plan your future adventures.

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

The personalised version also lets you make the map a little more special. You can add a title and sub-title to the map and can choose from a range of 6 colours. The map also comes in a laminated and board mounted finish, or in a white wooden frame.

Barcelona City Street Print

Our city print range is a great gift for city lovers or can be given as a memento from an amazing trip. Our Barcelona City Street Map is a minimal yet stylish print. Streets and parks are clearly shown and cover areas such as the Gothic Quarter.

Straw Barcelona City Street Map Print

Straw Barcelona City Street Map Print

Our range of city prints come in 4 different colours and have a finish of Matt Art Paper and come with an optional black and white frame.

Scratch the World

Our Scratch the World is a brilliant concept allowing you to document your travels as you go about them. Every time you visit another country, you can just grab and coin and scratch off you recent destination to your ever changing map.

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Cities are also shown on the top layer of the map, meaning if you want to visit other places in the country you can still record this on your very own personalised map. The map is printed on high quality silk paper and can also come in a white and black wooden frame. We also offer maps like this in a USA and Europe version.

Three Peaks Map Print

This is the perfect gift for someone who has or is aspiring to do the iconic 3 peaks challenge. Included on the print are the coordinates of the 3 highest peaks in the UK that are climbed during the challenge, and stylised lines showing the routes people take between each peak to complete the challenge in 24 hours

Three Peaks Map Print

Three Peaks Map Print

This map is part of a range of 4 iconic routes. The other 3 are:

- Backpacking South East Asia

- Land’s End to John O’ Groats

- Route 66.

All of these are made on paper and come with an optional white or black frame.

To find out more about all of these products visit www.mapsinternatinal.co.uk

Nov 29 16

Mega Posters - The Centrepiece of Any Room

by James Carroll

Christmas is around the corner, and buying presents for someone can sometimes be difficult. In this blog, we will be showing you 5 of our products that are great mega posters, and a great gift this Christmas. These maps could be given as a special gift to someone or even a treat to yourself after all the hard work you’ve done buying presents for your loved ones.

Huge Political Wall Map

This politically coloured wall map features every country as a different colour. All major towns and cities are featured on this huge map and capital cities are clearly marked.

Huge World Wall Map Poster (political) - Laminated

Huge World Wall Map Poster (political) - Laminated

The map also features hill and sea shading for an overall vibrant effect, and would be perfect for the home, office or even given as a gift because of the variety of finishes we offer.

Huge Antique World Map

This map is a stunning and stylish Antique map that is an elegant wall piece and would look great in your home or office as the focal point of your room.

Huge Antique World Map

Huge Antique World Map

This map is extremely popular due to its muted tones. It comes with political detail, meaning the countries are shaded in different tones as well as country boundaries and cities are shown.

Huge Classic World Map

Our huge classic world map would be a great centrepiece in any home or office. This is due to its great detail as well as being stylish but still a very practical wall piece.

Huge Classic World Map

Huge Classic World Map

Countries are shaded in different colours to give it political detail, boundaries and cities are clearly shown so you can make the most out of this stunning wall piece.

Giant World Map Mural – Blue Ocean

This Giant World Map Mural is supplied on strips of wallpaper to make it easy for you to fit it in any room in your house or office.

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

This map is politically coloured, and features all major towns and cities. Vibrant effects are added with hill and sea shading.

Giant world Map Mural – Classic

The final map is the classic version of our murals. This piece is contemporary and is also supplied on strips of wallpaper. This is one of Maps International’s best selling world maps, and is the finest map you’ll find!

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

This map is also politically coloured, and features all major towns and cities. Vibrant effects are added with hill and sea shading.

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

Nov 25 16

Top 10 Picks for Cyber Monday 2016

by James Carroll

The best deals for this year are nearly over! Cyber Monday is your last chance to get some bargains before Christmas. If you are looking to buy the perfect gift for someone at a  great price then look no further!

Below is our selection of the top 10 products for you this Cyber Monday

1. Glow in the Dark World - With a discount of 60%, now only £12!

2. Doodle Map with Crayons - With a discount of 65%, now only £8.75!

3. Large World Wall Map (Political) - Without Flags - With a discount of 30%, now only £17.50!

4. Scratch Europe - With a discount of 40%, now only £12!

5. Monster Glow - With a discount of 35%, now only £16.24!

6. Intricate World Map Circles Colouring Poster for Adults - With a discount of 50%, now only £6.50

7. World Map Colouring Poster for Adults Pack - With a discount of 50%, now only £10!

8. City Prints A3 Frame - With a discount of 15%, now only £35.06!

9. Huge Classic World Map – Lam - With a discount of 25%, now only £26.25!

10. Scratch World Pack (of 2) - With a discount of 40%, now only £18!

Maps International will be running these offers as part of an extended Black Friday Sale which will start on the 25/11 and end at midnight on the 28/11 - with FREE delivery on all products and international delivery also FREE to certain countries as well as Worldwide delivery also being available. What are you waiting for?

You can view all the maps which are being featured in our Black Friday promotion here – www.mapsinternational.co.uk/blackfriday


Nov 24 16

Top 10 Picks For Black Friday 2016!

by James Carroll

As many of you are aware, Black Friday is on 25th November and everyone is looking to do some shopping and grab a bargain! Here at Maps International we have decided to give you a sneak peek into our top products on sale this year.

These will make the perfect Christmas present for kids and hard-to-buy-for grown ups, so get ready for Friday’s online deals.

Please note - Our Black Friday sale starts Thursday 24th November at 5pm!

Our pick of the best deals at Maps International

1. Scratch North Pole Advent Calendar - With a discount of 40%, Now only £5.99!

Scratch North Pole Advent Calendar

2. Glow in the Dark World Pack – With a discount of 65%, now only £12.25!

Glow in the Dark Map of the World Pack of 2

3. Mythical Monster Map – With a discount of 35%, now only £14.94!

Mythical Monster Glow Map

4. Classic Giant World Map Mural – With a discount of 60%, now only £28!

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

5. Scratch the World – With a discount of 40%, now only £12!

Scratch the World Print

6. Skylines – A1 – With a discount of 40%, now only £13.19!

Paris City Skyline

7. World is Art - Aqua A1 – With a discount of 40%, now only £13.19!

The World Is Art - Wall Map Aqua

8. Huge Antique World Map - Laminated – With a discount of 25%, now only £26.25!

Huge Antique World Map

9. Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean – With a discount of 60%, now only £28!

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

10. Doodle World Map with Crayons – With a discount of 65%, now only £8.75!

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Maps International will be running these offers as part of an extended Black Friday Sale which will start on the 25/11 and end at midnight on the 28/11 - with FREE delivery on all products and international delivery also FREE to certain countries as well as Worldwide delivery also being available. What are you waiting for?

You can view all the maps which are being featured in our Black Friday promotion here – www.mapsinternational.co.uk/blackfriday

Nov 17 16

Treat yourself with our range of Framed Maps!

by James Carroll

Here at Maps international we offer many different framed products as a perfect gift or a little treat to yourself. In this blog we will take you through 5 products that we think would look great in your home.

This blog is also here to give you a little teaser about some of the products we will have on sale on Black Friday through to Cyber Monday. This means you can find some great deals in the run up to Christmas.

World Is Art

This stylish map is a perfect gift for a traveller. It is one of the best ways to reminisce about previous travels, and even plan future adventures! The map comes in 6 different colours so you can fit it into many different colour schemes.

The World is Art - Aqua

The World is Art - Aqua

The World is Art range comes laminated and board mounted or a white wooden frame. The map also comes in sizes from A2 – A0 and additional pins and tags can be purchased to mark your trips.

Classic World Map

This popular map is perfect if you are looking to add an exclusive fell to your home or office. This world classic wall map art also adds a touch of luxury hung in the home, ideal for the more discerning customer.

Classic World Map

Classic World Map

The framed version of the map comes in three different options which are:

- Wood frame in white

- Wood frame in Black and

- Wood frame in Teak.

Scratch the World

This product is another map perfect for the travel enthusiast. Our Scratch Print range allows you to simply scratch off all of your previous destinations, meaning you are creating your very own personalised and ever changing world map.

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

The framed version of the map would look great in a home, especially in a bedroom of an aspiring traveller. The map comes with the option of a white wooden frame.

Political World Wall Map - without flags

Our range of political framed world maps are simply stunning with their clear and bright design. This map features every country in a different colour with all major cities and towns marked, as well as containing hill and sea shading which adds a vibrant effect.

Political World Map - Without Flags

Political World Map - Without Flags

The framed version of the map comes in three different options which are:

- Wood frame in white

- Wood frame in Black and

- Wood frame in Teak.

Animal Map of the World

Our final map is a colourful and vibrant map of the world featuring animal characters. All of the animals are shown on their home continents.

Kids Animal Map of the World

Kids Animal Map of the World

This map would look great in a child’s bedroom or nursery wall and is a fun way to help younger children learn about the world. This map comes in a white wood frame.

To find out more about our framed maps and black Friday deals, visit

mapsinternational.co.uk

Nov 10 16

In the Press: A few Christmas Favourites

by James Carroll

Our wall maps and personalised map products make amazing and inspiring Christmas gifts for travel enthusiasts of all ages. This Christmas, our products have already caught the attention of some top UK home, lifestyle and family publications and blogs. Here are some of our most talked about products of Christmas 2016 so far…

Canvas Antique Map of the World – as featured in Period Homes & Interiors and Homes & Antiques (from £49)

Personalised Classic World Map

Antique Canvas World Map

Our antique map canvas uses warm, muted tones and adds a touch of elegance and vintage to the home. This map also shows political detail, with country boundaries and cities also shown. Perfect for the home or office.

London City Street Map Print (Charcoal) – as featured in Cosmopolitan UK (from £18.75)

Charcoal London City Street Map Print - A2

Charcoal London City Street Map Print - A2

One for the urban explorers, this slick city map print makes an ideal memento of that stunning city break. Centred around the River Thames, this map includes the streets of the City of London, with iconic London landmarks also clearly shown. Also available in Mauve, Straw, and Turquoise.

Kids Doodle World Map with crayons (£25) – loved by family bloggers

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

This colourful and interactive learning activity is set to feature in gift guides across the web this Christmas and provides children with the opportunity to make their mark on the world early, whilst also teaching them more about the world they live in.

Scratch the World Print (£20) – Loved by travel bloggers

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Our Scratch the World prints are some of our best-selling products, and we now have more scratch options than ever before. Know someone who has been backpacking around Europe, or just back from the ultimate USA road trip? These gifts allow them to relive their journey by scratching off every destination.

Personalised Classic World Map Pinboard (from £49) – as featured in Where’s Mollie

Personalised Classic World Map

Personalised Classic World Map

Perhaps the ultimate gift for the travel lover, our classic pinboard map can be customised with a personal message to showcase a truly unique travel story. Travel Blogger Mollie Bylett used hers to map out a 4-month solo travel adventure!

For more gift inspiration for every member of the family this Christmas, check out our Christmas 2016 Look Book

Nov 3 16

Personalised Products To Reminisce About Recent Adventures!

by James Carroll

Here at maps international we have designed many different personalised products. In this blog we will take you through 5 of our favourite products that are great gifts for yourself, family or friends.

When trying to find the perfect gift for someone, it can be even more difficult in the run up to Christmas! But a way around this problem would be to give a personalised gift. It will be seen as a thoughtful, special and the recipient will be forever grateful.

Scratch the World Print

The Scratch the World print is a little different from the other personalised products. In this concept, you will buy the map but over time personalise it to your adventures! This means that you, your family and friends will all have different maps and will be able to show your unique travel story.

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

After a recent trip, simply grab coin and scratch off where you have been lucky enough to travel. This is the perfect gift for a travel enthusiast. The collection also includes a USA and Europe print.

To find this product go to – http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/product_details.asp?pid=WM1174

Personalised World is Art

Our World is Art Map is a stylish map design with a choice of elegant colour tones that will suit most room schemes. This personalised map is a perfect opportunity to reminisce about recent travels and planning new trips in the future.

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

You can choose a title and subtitle for the map and can also personalise it with pins and travel tags. There are also a choice of 6 colour designs and a variety of finishes that include board mounted and a white wooden frame.

To find this product go to – http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/world-art-personalised.asp

Personalised Route 66 Map Print

This map is our Route 66 map print with optional wooden frame to celebrate your epic journey. This retro print shows the iconic Route 66 that historically ran from Los Angeles to Chicago, famously known as ‘The Mother Road’ of America. This would be the perfect gift for any Route 66 or American culture enthusiast.

Personalised Route 66 Map Print

Personalised Route 66 Map Print

This map is part of our iconic routes collection. The collection also includes a three peaks map print, Backpacking South East Asia map print and a Land’s End to John O’Groats print which can all be personalised.

To find this product go to – http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/mapsinternational/product/personalised-route-66-framed-print

Personalised Postcode Map Print

Our Personalised Map Centred on any Postcode is a great way to create a custom map of any area in Great Britain. You choose the centre location by postcode; this could be your home, a friend’s home or maybe a favourite walk.

Personalised Postcode Map Print

Personalised Postcode Map Print

Not only can you centre the map on your postcode, you can personalise the map by choosing a border colour, title and / or subtitle.

To find this product go to – http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/mapsinternational/product/framed-personalised-postcode-map-print

Personalised Postcodes Couples Map Print

The final product is our personalised couples map. This is a truly unique and thoughtful hearts print for a loved one.

Personalised Postcodes Couples Map Print

Personalised Postcodes Couples Map Print

Simply choose the two centre locations by postcode of any area in Great Britain. This could be places you met, where you married or memorable holidays together. You can also personalise it by adding a title and/or a subtitle. This map can also be supplied with a white wooden frame.

To find this product go to - http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/mapsinternational/product/personalised-couples-map-centred-on-postcodes

To find out more about these products and more personalised products we offer please visit:

www.mapsinternational.co.uk

Oct 27 16

Doodle Maps - The perfect way to learn!

by James Carroll

It is Half term already and the kids have a week off! Are you trying to keep them entertained with something interesting or just trying to explain Geography is an exciting way? If so, then look no further than our range of doodle maps.

These maps are the perfect way to teach children about the world in a fun way. They are aimed at younger children with clear and easy to read fonts. Continents, countries and rivers are clearly shown. Once finished, the maps would be great to put in children’s bedrooms, playrooms or even in classrooms.

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map

Doodle World Map

This map is perfect to teach children about the world we live in. You also have the ability to create a fun activity every time you would like to tie in some teaching. Located at the bottom of the map are flags of all the different countries. From this you can set fun activities to try and match the countries with their flags.

Doodle World Map - Close Up

Doodle World Map - Close Up

Doodle UK Map With Crayons

Doodle UK Map With Crayons

Doodle UK Map With Crayons

This map is great for children who are trying to learn a little more about the UK. You can visibly see all cities, counties and rivers. This gives children a great opportunity to learn about the country they live in, and at the same time have a activity which will create fun for hours and hours.

Doodle UK Map With Crayons - Close Up

Doodle UK Map With Crayons - Close Up

To find out more about our doodle maps and our range of children’s maps, visit - http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/kids-maps.asp

Oct 20 16

Mythical Monsters to terrify the world this Halloween

by James Carroll

Here at Maps International, we have sourced the world to collect a horrifying hoard of fantastic beasts that would make even J.K. Rowling’s Newt Scamander shudder.

Did you know that Chinese Weretigers can change their shape at will and are rumoured to be victims of cursed and vengeful spirits? Or what about the legendary Cherokee Ewah, the very sight of which can induce permanent and irreversible insanity?

The Mythical Monster Map is a journey around the world according to local folklore and legend, featuring forty-five incredible monsters, along with their country of origin and a description of what makes them so terrifying.

Mythical Monster Laminated Map

Mythical Monster Map

Mythical Monster Map

The first map is the Mythical Monster Map. This is where you can locate and learn about the world’s most terrifying monsters. It is great for children’s bedrooms or play areas, and will teach them about monsters of the past!

Mythical Monster Map - Close up

Mythical Monster Map - Close up

Mythical Monster Map Colouring in POSTER/MAP

Mythical Monster Map Colouring in Map

Mythical Monster Map Colouring in Map

This map is great for the Halloween period when the children are waiting to go trick or treating. This is perfect to pass the time for them and their friends to design their own map and use imagination to bring the monsters to life.

Mythical Monster Map Colouring in Map - Coloured in

Mythical Monster Map Colouring in Map - Coloured in

Mythical Monster Glow Map

Mythical Monster Glow Map

Mythical Monster Glow Map

This final map may possibly be the most terrifying! With this glow in the dark map, children can learn about legendary monsters from around the world in the day and admire their spooky outlines at night!

Mythical Monster Glow Map - Glowing

Mythical Monster Glow Map - Glowing

For more details about the Mythical Monster Map, and to browse Maps International’s extensive range of maps for kids, visit mapsinternational.co.uk/monsters

Oct 13 16

Best Cartography for Scratch off Travel Prints

by James Carroll

Have you ever thought how you can reminisce about recent travels, or possibly think about future adventures?

Here at Maps International we offer a range of different products for all your travelling needs. You will be able to create you own unique travel story, and at the same time be able to tell all your family and friends about the fantastic experiences you have had.

With our expert cartographers, we are able to design and create scratch off travel prints with a level of mapping detail not seen by other scratch maps. For example we are able to incorporate hill shading to the scratch coating and feature seabed typography.

We also offer a great range of colour tones underneath the scratch layer so you are able to identify each country easily. Our maps have had a significant amount of time spent of them. From this we are able to show the great detail, information and quality in our products.

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

This map is perfect for a traveller or an aspiring one. Simply grab a coin, scratch off where you have been lucky enough to go and also plan your next adventure. If you decide you would like to travel to the same country again, we include major cities so you can make the map detailed for your travelling needs and you don’t miss anything important along the way. We also offer this map in a pack of two on our website.

Scratch The World - Scratching

Scratch The World - Scratching

Scratch USA Print

Scratch USA Print

Scratch USA Print

This map is great for yourself or as a gift if you want to try and conquer America. If you want to visit Times Square, The White House, Disney Land or just want to enjoy the great weather and beaches, this map is great for every travel occasion. It is also perfect for planning a USA road trip.

Scratch USA Print

Scratch USA Print

Scratch Europe Print

Scratch Europe Print

Scratch Europe Print

The Europe scratch print is great for the travel enthusiast, allowing complete personalisation to display a unique travel story. If you want to go travelling a bit closer to home, this map is perfect for you.

Scratch Europe Print

Scratch Europe Print

To find out more about all of our products, visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk