Archive for October, 2017

Maps have always been and still remain an important part of our lives as a source of learning and discovery as well as just getting from A to B. Literally written in stone, the first maps date back 5,000 years and were like amazing pieces of art. Using symbols and fine art drawings to depict oceans and hunting grounds natural materials were used like clay tablets and silk. Owning a map of such detail and quality that took months to complete was a status symbol if you owned one, a bit like a Ferrari car today. But thanks to the invention of the printing press, the growth of publishing houses and hunger to learn about the world, mean’t that the map became accessible to everyone.


A professor at Queen Mary University of London says that all maps are subjective and that different cultures believed maps to be true and objective only because it captured perfectly our own individual understandings of how we see the world. But then when we get out there and see it for ourselves it seems different and one has the urge to log down the way we experience and see people and places.


This is exactly why personalized travel is so important to us all and actually is critical for everyday life for work but more than that. It is for our own pleasure and our own journey to map out the places we visit and the things we learn along the way.


A World travel scratch map is the perfect map to inspire and record personal travel uncovering your own journey and producing a map that says, ” this is the world through my eyes ” and enjoy it’s decorative unique patterns as you scratch your personal travels, revealing a multi color map of information of great capital cities and unique landmarks uncovered only by you.


Wherever you go, becomes a part of you.

Get a birthday surprise that actually will surprise, something fun and different that he can show off with but use at the same time with these really cool birthday gifts for men to suit any budget. Giving gifts doesn’t have to break the bank so take a look at the range or quirky cool gifts and say happy birthday with a smile.

Matchstick Pencils and Matchstick Notelets

Strike up a smile with a vintage style box of 10 wooden pencils that look like a box of matches. You can never find a pencil when you need one, so this cute box will keep them safe and handy to fit in pockets or just keep neat on the desk and ready to go out on the job for easy note making. The wooden pencils have red tip erasers on the end to complete the look and wipe away mistakes.

Make it the perfect gift and include the matching notelets, masquerading as a matchstick booklet. Containing 40 useful sticky notes in a flip open card cover to jot down messages and notes for the man on the move these notelets fit in the top pocket for smooth groove access.

Adventure Journal

Challenge the inner adventurer to do more of the things he talks about. The interactive journal has over 240 bucket list ideas in places around the world so kick start his dreams and let his imagination run wild with this motivation birthday gift where life begins at any age. Choose culture, cuisine, activity or nature themed adventures and keep a track of your journey in this 68 page journal and 8 mini scratch maps with dots to scratch off where you have been. Comes in a smart black and copper folder to keep them in, and other travel documents for an easy transportable companion.

Camera Light

He will be totally surprised when he opens this retro styled camera to find it is actually a rechargeable bedside light that not only looks cool but is light and compact to pack on camp trips and festivals to use when just enough light is needed when there is no battery left on the phone to find your way in the dark. Use the shutter button to turn off and on and last up to 12 hours before needing a recharge. Comes with USB cable. A cool birthday gift for the men who like gadgets with a flicker of humor.