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The Perfect Gift for Map Lovers
I have a thing for world maps. I am so obsessed with maps that I’ve filled my house with maps of different sizes, designs and patterns. Our baby’s nursery is littered with globes and atlas, and an entire wall in our study room is dedicated to a world map marked with the places we’ve been. I even have a world map tattooed on my forearm. That’s how much I love maps.
A lot of friends and readers ask me where I get my world map collection from, so I’m here to share one of my favorite online shops with you.
Textured Ink is an Etsy shop that creates unique, custom interactive maps for home decor or gifts. What I really like about them is that all of their products can be personalized with your name, travels or whatever you want. Their products are also unique, and cannot be found anywhere else on the net. They make some of the best travel gifts!
The story behind Textured Ink: Founder Ankita Kejariwal has lived in three different continents and studied design and art in all three. Through these experiences, she has met and made wonderful connections with people from different parts of the world. It was the yearning to rekindle these connections that led her to explore world maps.
“For me, it is not about marking a place, but marking your memories. It is about putting a pin on your life and re-living it every time you see it. It is the adventurer in all of us that makes these maps so attractive. And to be able to add your names/quotes/dates makes it that much more special.” – Ankita Kejariwal
A Must-Have for Travel Addicts
If you’re a map lover like me, you’ll definitely love Ankita’s artwork. She’s created such beautiful world maps that I just want to get everything in their store!
They have over 390 products, ranging from push pin maps to decals, canvas art, wood panels and wedding guestbooks. You can choose from framed maps to watercolor map posters and push pin maps personalized with your own photos. Personalize them with your name or your trip route and travel dates. Pin out the places you and your partner have traveled to and customize a stamp with your names on it. It’ll make the best travel gift for map lovers!
After looking through their store for weeks, I got this push pin picture map as a gift for Baby Kaleya, to mark the places we travel together. Ankita will be personalizing it with photos of us with Kaleya. I personally love the words, “A family that travels together stays together”, a heartwarming phrase that means a lot to me.
Here are more of my favorite items from their shop:watercolor map, this gorgeous America map framed with a rustic barn wood, this vacation map personalized to show your flight path, and this world map guest book for weddings and anniversaries.
Family portrait map
Love the barn wood frame on this American map
Personalized map with travel dates and flight path
How to Enter this World Map Giveaway
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Textured Ink has generously offered to give away one world map poster worth $100 to one lucky reader!
You’re free to choose any world map from their shop and Ankita will personalize it with the color and text you want. (Personalization and shipping cost are included but the frame is not.)
To enter, simply fill up the form below with your name and email address, and leave a comment below to let me know you’ve entered.
To gain more points and increase your changes of winning, share this giveaway with your friends on Twitter or Facebook. Don’t forget to tag our Facebook pages: WildJunket and TexturedInk.
The contest is open to everyone over the age of 18 years (regardless of geographical location).
This giveaway starts today and ends at 12am EST on the 9th December 2015. A winner be picked at random using the Rafflecopter program below and notified via email by the 10th December 2015.
For those who can’t wait, head on over now to make full use of Textured Ink’s Black Friday discount! Use code BLK15 for 15% off orders over $30.