The Perfect Personalised Gift – Postcode Map Prints
Hello lovelies and welcome to me and b. I hope your day is going well. If you’re a regular reader then you might know that I have a bit of a “thing” for maps.
I LOVE maps. I just adore them. Where possible, I always try and frame a map. A bit like this DIY Valentine’s map tutorial I wrote earlier this year. If you can’t be bothered to DIY it – and let’s be fair, who has the time these days?! – then continue reading because we’re sharing a very cute, personalised map print on the blog today.
And not just that, but we’ve teamed up with Maps International to give away a personalised map print too! Be sure to scroll to the end to enter or take a look here if you can’t wait and want to get one now!
Why I Love Maps
I’m not really sure why or where my map addiction began. I really enjoy looking at maps. I love the aesthetics of maps and I love exploring them from the comfort of my own home. I’m not exaggerating when I say I could spend hours looking at, and reading about maps.
Our study wallpaper is a map, the lamp is a map and compass, and I have various maps framed around the home. We even made our son a snack that looked like a map.
Why Maps Make Great Gifts
If you think about it, maps make amazing gifts. You can literally personalise a map and make it meaningful for, in my opinion, every member of the family and every friend you know!
The opportunities for personalisation are endless.
- Where you and your other half met
- The place you married
- Where your child was born
- A special holiday
- Where you live
- Your childhood/family home
- A honeymoon location
- Insert your own memory…
See what I mean?
These could apply to anyone really. Where there is a memory, there is a map!
Personalised Postcode Maps
Maps International offer personalised maps based on a specific postcode. We were excited to review a print based on our own postcode in Weston-super-Mare.
Here, take a look at the result:
You can personalise your map based on pretty much any location in Great Britain, and the prints are based on Ordnance Survey Explorer and Landranger maps.
Here is a close up.
The quality of the map is great and it looks awesome in the frame. This really will look fab on the wall in our lounge! Take a look at the type of style I go for here.
Pick a Colour
You have a choice of six colours to border your map. I choose cream as this works well anywhere in our home.
Write Something Meaningful
Depending on your memory, you’ll want to write something to sit underneath your map. I decided on House + Love = Home.
You can choose anything though. Just make sure you’ve got the correct spelling before you hit send!
The Perfect Gift
As I mentioned above, where there is a memory, there is a map. These maps are lovely quality and come packaged ready to frame. They would make the perfect wedding or anniversary gift.
Win a Personalised Map Print!
If you want to be in with a chance of winning your very own personalised map print (does not include a frame) then be sure to enter our competition below. The competition starts March 14th and ends April 11th at 12pm GMT. The prize is non-refundable and applies only to UK residents.
Are you a map fan? Is your home full of random places, framed?! Be sure to enter the competition, share with all your friends and follow us on social for updates!
Disclaimer: We were given a copy of a personalised map for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own, and honest!