May 17 17

Challenge dad this Father’s Day, with new ‘Collect and Scratch’ hobby map prints

by James Carroll

Introducing our new and unique range of personalised map gifts that are sure to please dads everywhere – from sports fans to beer connoisseurs – just in time for Father’s Day 2017

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be quite a head scratcher, and it might be tempting to settle for a bottle of their favourite tipple, or a quirky football mug. For 2017, Maps International has come up with a new twist on its best-selling range of ‘Scratch the World‘ concept maps that celebrate dads’ different tastes and interests, while sending a personal message to remind them how much they mean to us.

For the discerning drinker

Scratch Off Scotland Whisky Distilleries Print

Scratch Off Scotland Whisky Distilleries Print

Scratch Off UK Breweries Print

Scratch Off UK Breweries Print

Possibly the ultimate travel challenge for dads who enjoy a particular bottle (or two), these new ‘Collect and Scratch’ prints display a range of must-visit independent UK breweries and Scottish whiskey distilleries – tried and recommended by the team here at Maps International, naturally – for dads to scratch as they visit. These A3 prints come with the option to frame, gift wrap, and add your own personal message.

For the sporting legend

Scratch Off 92 Football Grounds Print

Scratch Off 92 Football Grounds Print

Scratch Off UK Golf Courses Print

Scratch Off UK Golf Courses Print

For the dads who travel the country to keep up with a beloved football team, or in the pursuit of the perfect game of golf, these personalised A3 scratch prints provide the perfect blueprint. Showing 92 different UK football teams, dad can now chart every away game visited with our Football Stadium map.

For the golfers, our UK golf courses print allows dads to map out and plan each future golfing trip, and scratch it off once they’ve completed every 18 holes. For the super-athletic dads, our UK cycle climbs map is an inspired gift, showing a selection of the best – and toughest – hill climbs the UK has to offer.

For the traditionalist

Classic Canvas World Map

Classic Canvas World Map

London City Street Map Print

London City Street Map Print

For the dads who no longer feel like travelling the country in pursuit of their hobbies, and would just prefer to take it easy and reflect on travel memories past, these old favourites make a thoughtful and stunning gift. The classic world map canvas makes a wonderful focal point for any room, snug, or man-den, and our eye-catching collection of slick, masculine, city street map prints are perfect for a home office.

We’ve worked hard to create a wide range of beautiful, customisable, map gifts for every member of the family, and we are always working on new ways to show how much others mean to us through maps.

For more gift ideas for the men in your life in 2017 – including dads – visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk/maps-for-him or https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/mapsinternational

May 10 17

Our New Collect and Scratch Prints!

by James Carroll

Here at Maps International we have designed a new range of collect and scratch prints. This time, our products are at a smaller size, and are perfect to take with you on your travels or hang up somewhere in your home.

In this blog we will be showing you all of the different products we have created as part of our new collect and scratch range.

Scratch off Munro Bagging Print

Our scratch off Munro-bagging print is the perfect gift for walkers or hill climbers. For those that love the mountains of Scotland you can scratch off the Munros and Munro areas as you climb them. This map allows you to document how many of the 283 Munro hills you have climbed!

Scratch Off Munro-bagging Print

Scratch Off Munro-bagging Print


Scratch off Wainwright Hill Bagging Print

This map is the perfect gift for walkers / hill climbers or lovers of the Lake District. Featured on the map are all 214 wainwright fells and a tally that you can update with a dry wipe pen as you go along so you can see how many more you need to ‘Bag’.

Scratch Off Wainwright Hill-bagging Print

Scratch Off Wainwright Hill-bagging Print


Scratch off 92 Football Grounds Print

Our football grounds map is the perfect gift for any football lover. Once scratched you can look at the stadiums you are yet to visit, and book your trip! Each Stadium is located by a football icon and you can scratch off the label and football kit, revealing the team colours.

Scratch Off 92 Football Grounds Print

Scratch Off 92 Football Grounds Print


Scratch off UK Breweries Print

Our breweries print map has been designed as a perfect gift for any beer lover. Scratch off the breweries you have tasted a beer from and see how far you get! Once scratched you can look at the beers you are yet to try and travel the country to find them, or simply see what they have at your local shop.

Scratch Off UK Breweries Print

Scratch Off UK Breweries Print


Scratch off UK Cycle Climbs Print

Conquer the cycle climbs with this new map. An inspired fun gift! Scratch off the hill climbs you have tried and see how far you get! Once scratched you can look at the climbs you are yet to try and travel the country to find them.

Scratch Off UK Cycle Climbs Print

Scratch Off UK Cycle Climbs Print


Scratch off UK Gin Distilleries Print

This map is perfect for any gin lover! Each UK Gin Distillery is located with a gin goblet icon. Scratch off the distilleries you have visited, or just the gins you have tried. You can then plan for future trips or just decide what gin you would like to try next.

Scratch Off UK Gin Distilleries Print

Scratch Off UK Gin Distilleries Print


Scratch off UK Golf Courses Print

If you are a fan of golf, then this map will be perfect for you. This map includes a selection of 100 Golf Courses in the UK, where each one is located with a gold tee icon. Create your own journey by scratching out the courses you have played at or plan trips for courses you haven’t played yet.

Scratch Off UK Golf Courses Print

Scratch Off UK Golf Courses Print

Scratch off Whisky Distilleries Print

Our final collect and scratch map is for the whisky lover. We have created our own list of 75 Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s that we think should be tasted. Scratch off the distilleries you have visited, or even just the whiskies you have tried. Once scratched you can look at the distilleries you are yet to visit and travel to find them, or simply see what they have at your local shop.

Scratch Off Scotland Whisky Distilleries Print

Scratch Off Scotland Whisky Distilleries Print


All of these maps can have a text of personalisation added to them. To find out more on this go to www.notonthehighstreet.com/mapsinternational/products


If you are looking for these products as a non-personalised gift, go to www.mapsinternational.co.uk

May 4 17

Canvas Maps for the Home

by James Carroll

Our canvas map prints are the perfect treat for the travel enthusiast or a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one. They look great and would add a touch of style to your interior and be a useful resource guide.

In this blog we will be showing you some of our favourite canvas maps, what different styles we have and what colours they are available in.

Canvas Map of the World

Our canvas map of the world is a politically coloured map to reflect the international country boundaries. It also features town and city population details, as well as geographic information.

Hill and ocean shading are included to add to the stylish effect of this canvas world map. Available in 2 types of canvas finishes, this map would look great in any part of your home.

Canvas World Map

Canvas World Map

Canvas World Map

Canvas World Map

Canvas Art World Map

The World is Art canvas range is a unique and stylish collection that will look fantastic around the home. With hill and sea shading, it makes the world jump off the map towards you!

As the map is available in 3 different colours, you will be able to match it the décor of your home.

Canvas Art World Map

Canvas Art World Map - Neutral

Canvas Art World Map - Neutral

Canvas Art World Map - Neutral

Classic Canvas Map of the World

This map uses classic-style muted tones, and looks simply stunning and rather elegant. Our classic canvas has a vintage style to it, and would look great in any office or home.

With its interesting and stylish appearance, buy this canvas map to bring a touch of style to your interior.

Canvas Classic World Map

Canvas Classic World Map

Canvas Classic World Map

Canvas Classic World Map

New York City Skyline

Our ranges of canvas skylines are a bright and colourful representation of your favourite city. With bold, dynamic and exciting watercolours, the skyline of New York is brought to life adding a contemporary splash of colour to any wall where this artwork is placed.

Available in 6 different designs, you will be able to find your city of choice that you may have travelled to or are planning a trip there in the future.

New York City Skyline

New York City Skyline

New York City Skyline

New York City Skyline

To find out more about our range of canvas maps, visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk

Apr 18 17

Our new range of Scratch off Travel Prints

by James Carroll

Here at Maps International we have created another 2 different designs to our bestselling Scratch the World Prints.

In this blog we will be showing you what our new designs look like, and also a little reminder of what Scratch Prints we already offer.

Scratch the World® travel edition map print

This is the travel edition of our original Scratch the World Print. This is a brilliant travel sized concept map allowing visited destinations to be scratched off revealing the beautifully styled up-to-date world map underneath.

Scratch the World® travel edition map print

Scratch the World® travel edition map print

At a handy A3 size rolled neatly into a tube, you can now take your scratch map with you on your journey and record your travels!

Scratch Europe Print

This brilliant concept map allows you to scratch off visited destinations to reveal a beautifully styled up to date Europe map underneath.

Scratch Europe Print

Scratch Europe Print

With this map, we have now turned this into a portrait version. At the bottom of the map we give an option to scratch out capital cities, festivals, celebrations and sights.

Scratch the World and USA Prints

These are our original Scratch Prints. In a world and USA version, these maps are a great way to personalise your own travelling adventure.

Scratch the World® map print

Scratch the World® map print

Scratch USA Print

Scratch USA Print

All of these maps would make a brilliant and unique gift for the traveller in your life.

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

Mar 28 17

Paper crafts and travel-themed activities for an EGG-cellent Easter

by James Carroll

Whether it’s everything you need for a fun-packed Easter Egg Hunt, or interactive map activities and craft projects that can be enjoyed by the whole family, Maps International has something to occupy and delight your little bunnies over the school holidays.

Pull off the Perfect Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Activity Pack

Easter Egg Hunt Activity Pack

This paper craft pack has everything you need to set up the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt. Get children involved in colouring and crafting their masks and baskets while you draw up the map, along with cryptic clues. Give them an extra helping hand by placing arrows and bunny footprints around the garden.

Get excited for Summer 2017

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Glow in the Dark Star Map

Glow in the Dark Star Map

Children's Art Map of the World Pink

Children's Art Map of the World Pink

Children's Art Map of the World Blue

Children's Art Map of the World Blue

Easter marks the beginning of the countdown to Summer. If you’ve got a big family adventure planned this year, why not use the Easter break to get the kids excited about travel? For the little ones, Our best-selling Doodle World Map allows them to express their creativity while learning more about the world, while older children can plot their summer journey on their very own world map.

Perfect for family time

London 3D Model Map Craft kit

London 3D Model Map Craft kit

Make Your Own Globes Craft kit

Make Your Own Globes Craft kit

Origami World Map Craft kit

Origami World Map Craft kit

For those who love some quality family time in the holidays, paper crafts are ideal for getting everyone mucking in. These interactive kits – including Origami Animals, London 3D Model, and Build your own Globes – combine paper crafts with a mini geography lesson and are a great way to spend a rainy Spring afternoon.

These thoughtful and inspiring activities are a great gift alternative for kids this Easter – not only do they last longer than a chocolate egg, but they also spark creativity and teach children a little something about the world they live in, whatever their age group. To browse our full range of map and travel-themed activities for kids, visit http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/Childrens-Maps.asp




Mar 23 17

Celebrating Eiffel Tower Day

by James Carroll

Many of you may be aware that on 31st March, it is Eiffel Tower Day. This is a holiday to celebrate the monument that proudly stands in the city of Paris. It also marks the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to build!

Gustave Eiffel was the principal engineer, who during the 100th anniversary of the French revolution decided to construct the tower for the International exhibition of Paris.

No matter where you are in the world you can celebrate this day. From wearing a t-shirt to baking a cake! You could also celebrate this day by remembering a previous trip to the city or Paris, or somewhere you would like to travel in the future.

Here at Maps International we offer a Paris City Skyline and Paris City Street Map Print. These would be a perfect way to remember the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful city of Paris.

Paris City Skyline

Our Paris City Skyline is a bright and colourful watercolour skyline. With bold, dynamic and exciting watercolours, the skyline of Paris is brought to life, adding a contemporary splash of colour to any wall where this artwork is placed.

Paris City Skyline

Paris City Skyline

Paris City Street Map Print

Our Paris City Skyline is the ideal gift for a city lover or as a memento from an amazing trip. This street map print has been designed as a minimal yet stylish print. The River Seine is clearly shown as well as other Paris landmarks such as the Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower.

Straw Paris City Street Map Print

Straw Paris City Street Map Print

We also offer these products in several different colours for many different cities. To find out more about our products visit – www.mapsinternational.co.uk

Mar 2 17

Perfect Maps For The Home Or Office

by James Carroll

Here at Maps International we have a wide range of quality world wall maps. This range includes from our best selling political map, to environmental, physical and world is art maps.

In this blog we will be showing you a range of different products that would look great in any home, office or study.

Political World Wall Map – Without Flags

Our political world map is simply stunning and would look great in any part of the home. With its bright and colourful design, it features every country in a different colour.

The map also has all major towns and cities marked and capital cities are clearly shown. As with most of the maps we offer, it is available in many different finishes.

Political World Map - Without Flags

Political World Map - Without Flags

Political World Map - Without Flags

Political World Map - Without Flags

Environmental World Wall Map – Without Flags

This Environmental Map is a great representation of the world’s terrain and the different environmental categories; tundra, forests, deserts etc.

The map’s key helps to identify the different land terrain. This map also has hill and sea shading, which makes the map appear almost 3D.

Environmental World Map - Without Flags

Environmental World Map - Without Flags

Environmental World Map - Without Flags

Environmental World Map - Without Flags

Physical World Wall Map – Without Flags

This map features the natural terrain of the land as well as the different physical areas. Country borders and major cities are clearly shown.

The map’s key also helps to identify the different land terrain. This map also has hill and sea shading, which makes the map appear almost 3D.

Physical World Map - Without Flags

Physical World Map - Without Flags

Physical World Map - Without Flags

Physical World Map - Without Flags

The World is Art

Our World is Art range is a unique and stylish way to see the world. The map features major towns and cities and also contains hill and sea shading.

In the World is Art range we offer 7 different colours and many different finishes.

The World Is Art - Wall Map Neutral

The World Is Art - Wall Map Neutral

World is Art range

World Is Art range

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

Feb 21 17

Gifts That Will Mean The World To Mum This Mother’s Day 2017

by James Carroll

Is your mum the centre of your world? Remind her that however many miles separate you, your heart is still at home with her with our beautiful, personalised map prints.

Whether mum is a homebody or a bit of a Shirley Valentine, these unique and eye-catching map gifts are sure to make her feel special.

‘Home is Where Mum Is”

Personalised ‘Home Is Where Mum Is’ Map

Personalised ‘Home Is Where Mum Is’ Map

Personalised Postcode Map Print

Personalised Postcode Map Print

Exclusive to Not on the High Street, these personalised UK postcode prints are a great way to show mum that she’s always in your heart, or for remembering special times and places you’ve visited together.

The ‘Home is Where Mum Is’ canvas map (from £35) is a thoughtful gift that can be customised to display any UK postcode.

For memories further away from home, or for a more personal Mother’s Day message, this UK postcode print (from £33) makes a completely unique gift.

Mother's World Map Print

Mother's World Map Print

Mother's World Map Print

Mother's World Map Print

This stylish, bold ‘Mother’s World’ print (£10) is the perfect way to make a statement and let mum know that she means the world to you. With four colours available, and the option to frame, this print is one that she will be proud to display in any room in the house.

Mum’s Adventures

Personalised Classic World Map

Personalised Classic World Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

For a statement gift for the mums who like to roam, our extensive range of personalised world maps provide the perfect project. Customised with a special message, and mounted on pinboard, these maps let mum map out her own personal travel memories, and plan her next getaway.

Many sizes, styles and colours available, including Classic, Antique, and the best-selling ‘World Is Art’ map (all from £44.10).

50 years of beautiful maps

These unique, bespoke gifts are perfect for Mother’s Day, but also for any other time of the year. Our specialist cartographers have been designing and making quality wall maps and prints for over 50 years, for travel lovers of all ages, all over the world.

For more information on the products featured, and to browse our full selection of wall maps and map gifts for any member of the family, visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk

An exclusive selection of our personalised products can also be found at notonthehighstreet.com/mapsinternational

Feb 14 17

Keeping Your Children Entertained During The Holidays

by James Carroll

As a parent it can be difficult to keep your children entertained for all of the school holidays. Here at Maps International we offer a range of children’s products that would create hours of fun, and also incorporate some great learning techniques.

If your children are young explorers and adventures then some of our favourite products will be perfect for them!

Doodle Map

Our doodle map is a great way to create hours of fun, but also a great way to learn about the world we live in. We have designed this map to try and aim at younger children. We have included clear and easy to read fonts, and have made sure continents, countries and rivers are clearly shown.

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle UK Map With Crayons

Doodle UK Map With Crayons

Our doodle map also come in a UK version. This would be for parents who are looking to teach their children about the UK in a little more depth.

Craft Kits

Our craft kits are perfect for keeping children busy during the holiday’s. This range includes:

  • Make your own globe craft kit

  • London 3D model map craft kit

  • Origami world map craft kit

Make Your Own Globes Craft kit

Make Your Own Globes Craft kit

London 3D Model Map Craft kit

London 3D Model Map Craft kit

Origami World Map Craft kit

Origami World Map Craft kit

You can build a 3D version of the world, learn more about the famous landmarks of London and dive in the world of making traditional origami animals.

Illustrated Trivia World Map

This is a fun and illustrated map with added fascinating facts. It is packed with some awesome things to learn about the world we live in.

Illustrated Trivia World Map

Illustrated Trivia World Map

Did you know… “Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their help in World War II”.

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

Our final product is a fun map of the world perfect for children aged 5 upwards. The map shows local culture, animals and marine life, famous natural features and man made landmarks.

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

The world map itself shows all continents, sea and ocean names as well as sea and hill shading.

To find out more about maps for the young explorer and adventurer visit - www.mapsinternational.co.uk/kids-maps

Feb 8 17

Great Gifts For Your ‘PAL’entine!

by James Carroll

Instead of buying flowers and going out for a meal would you rather be hanging out with your best friends, watching films, eating pizza and playing games? If you are single this Valentine’s then this is the perfect solution!

In this blog we will be showing you some products that would be great for your friends. You may have already been travelling together or planning new adventures, and this is a great way to remember your memories.

Scratch the World

This would be a great gift for you and your travelling buddy. After every trip you take together you can scratch off the country you have visited.

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

This map is a great concept which reveals a beautifully styled and up to date world map underneath. This map also comes in a USA and Europe version.

Rome City Skyline

This would be a great gift to your friend if you have once travelled or plan in the future to go to Rome. The bright and colourful piece would brighten up any room.

Rome City Skyline

Rome City Skyline

With a contemporary splash of colour, the city of Rome is brought to life. We also offer this print for 5 other different cities.

New York City Street Map Print

This map would be a great memento from an amazing trip to the city of New York. With a minimal yet stylish print, this would look great in any part of the home.

Charcoal New York City Street Map Print

Charcoal New York City Street Map Print

Parks, highways, tunnels and bridges are featured. The map also covers areas such as the lower Manhattan. This map comes in 4 different colours and is offered for 4 different cities.

Land’s End To John O’ Groats Map Print

Our final map would be a great product for a great achievement. You and your friend might have already done this, or setting this as an aspiration for something to do in the future together.

Land's End To John O' Groats Map Print

Land's End To John O' Groats Map Print

The retro style contains the coordinates of John O’Groats, and Land’s End. We also offer this style of map for Route 66, Backpacking South East Asia and the Three peaks challenge.

To find out more about these products, and other travelling gifts visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk