Cartophiles (yes, this is a real word; it refers to a person with an interest in maps), rejoice! The Map Hatter is where you’ll find a fantastic range of map-inspired artisanal gifts sourced from all over the world. Their world maps are printed on certified Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper so you know you’re paying for quality. In an age where a kid’s idea of a good gift is an electronic device or games console, getting something like a Columbus Globe – which you can change colour according to your mood – or a World Map Table Cloth – that kids can colour while learning about what country goes where – is a breath of fresh air.
Meanwhile, the magnetic map where you can mark the places you want to visit is the perfect gift for the armchair traveller. Bonus: The Map Hatter’s wrapping paper is almost too cool to gift wrap with and features prints of old maps, old fashioned anatomy posters, the periodic table and even the Snellen chart! Order online and check out their site for information on which market they’ll be at next.