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Scratch Maps and Other Quirky Travel Gifts

There can be times when we’re perplexed as to what we should purchase as a gift, even when the person we’re buying for has a multitude of interests.

Those that love to travel may be easy to buy gifts for in the interim, but as time goes on, we can often find that we’re short of inspiration.

This is where many will consider the concept of quirky travel gifts, and the Scratch Map is the perfect fit for those that are looking for some original and practical.

As well as being a gift that can be used in a productive way, it can also act as a keepsake for those that want to reflect on their travels in the future.

The following is an overview of some of the Scratch Maps available, as well as some other quirky travel gifts that may not have been considered.

Scratch Map of the F*#?ing World

Those searching for quirky travel gifts that have a slant of humour can find that the options are limited when using conventional means.

Although the Scratch Map of the F*#?ing World is not for the faint of heart, it is the ideal gift for those that love to learn about the world in a fun and humorous way.

As the name suggests, the Scratch Map of the F*#?ing World has a focus on blue language form around the world, with a new curse world being revealed each time a foil panel is removed.

Just because of the Scratch Map of the F*#?ing World has a tint of humour doesn’t mean that it’s any less useful as an everyday map.

An excellent gift idea for those that love to have fun while learning more about the world in the process.

Adventure Map

Despite may already have a good idea of the adventures they want to go on, others may be looking for some inspiration when it comes planning their next holiday.

Bucket lists are becoming more and more popular, but many people may make a list that doesn’t go beyond good intentions.

The Adventure Map comes complete with over 280 bucket list ideas, such as seeing the Northern Lights and swimming with sharks.

Keep track of the bucket list adventures you’ve been on so far or use the map to plan your next adventure, the possibilities are endless with this quirky travel gift.


The Scratch Map is a product that’s been popular with the masses ever since its introduction back in 2009.

However, the Scratch Map isn’t the only quirky travel gift available, as the humble map takes on another guise in the form of the Magni-Map.

Rather than removing foil panels, the Magni-Map employs the use of magnets. There is also a marker included which ensures that those looking to cover everyday detail of their travel plans are well prepared.

If you’re looking for a quirky gift idea that has evolved from the brilliant Scratch Map range and can still offer something different, the Magni-Map is a worthwhile consideration.

Scratch Globe

Although the Scratch Map range has been popular with the masses for several years, there are those that are looking to take their holiday-planning endeavours to the next level, and the Scratch Globe is perfect for this.

The Scratch Globe needs to be constructed but can be done within a matter of seconds without the use of glue or scissors.

Just like the Scratch Map that inspired it, updating the Scratch Globe couldn’t be any easier.

What’s more, the Scratch Globe can be displayed anywhere and updated at any time.

Stamp Map

Another advancement on the Scratch Map is the Stamp Map, a brilliant gift for those that like to separate the destination they’ve visited form the ones they want to visit.

As the name implies, the Stamp Map employs the use of a stamp system to ensure that there’s never any confusion when it comes to keeping track of travels.

The Stamp Map comes complete with two stamp pads and two stamps, marked ‘X’ and ‘VISITED’ respectively.

Simply mark destinations you plan to visit with the X stamp and then update the Stamp Map with the VISITED stamp on your return.

Just like other quirky gift ideas, the Stamp Map is the perfect map that offers inspirations and practicality in equal measures.

Although there is a demand for quirky travel gifts, it’s important to ensure that there is still a viable way of planning and recording travels as well as being able to create a keepsake that can be reflected on in years to come.