Do you have young adventurers or travel lovers in your home? Or maybe your kids just love maps as much as we do. There's something inspiring and imagination-building about seeing places on maps and wondering what it might be like there.
I prefer to give our children gifts that encourage them to develop their skills and interests. Trendy toys might have great reactions when opened, but the kids lose interest quickly. These are the kind of gifts that have lasting value. I’ve gathered a short list of my favorite geography-related games, books, art, and school supplies to share with you! (And many of these shops support independent artists and shop owners in the US and around the world.)
If you’re looking for gift ideas for your map lovers & adventurers, I know you’ll love these!
12 Gifts for Kids that Love Geography & Maps:
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Gabrielle Balkan and Sol Linero
Gorgeous illustrations in this book! Plus, it's filled with great little facts for your kids to discover. This book will be loved for years by kids of all ages.
Pretty Nerdy Press
Add great art to your kids' rooms and inspire them to memorize their states and capitals effortlessly! (Order by Dec. 10th for Christmas delivery!)
Love these! Enamel pins make fun little stocking stuffers. This is a trend that is here to stay. Young collectors will love this vintage globe design to add to their backpack or jacket!
Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Another book with beautiful vintage style illustrations that will be loved by the whole family!
Alethea & Ruth for Minted
For the adventurers, this fun treasure maps pillow comes in multiple colors and sizes. Plus, you support independent artists every time you buy gifts from Minted.
We love these high-quality puzzles from Petit Collage. The pieces are thick and will last through hours of play and multiple children. This beautiful world map puzzle is perfect for kids that love geography!
Ten Thousand Villages
For older girls, this beautiful world map necklace would make a lovely gift. These necklaces are handcrafted in Indonesia, providing meaningful work for many artisans in that village.
Pretty Nerdy Press
Another one of our geography posters! Inspire curiosity and adventure with this beautiful art print. If your kids are like mine, they'll study the map and plan out trips they want to take to some of the landmarks we've included on the poster. (Order by Dec. 10th for Christmas delivery!)
Fair Trade Winds
This handcrafted leather journal would be a beautiful gift for children that love to write! This company also works to source their products ethically and provide fair wages to artisans.
(and other vintage travel books by Miroslav Sasek)
These beautiful vintage books have been recently reprinted! Check out the whole series which includes various countries and big cities.
Grace Kreinbrink for Minted
A customizable notebook option! Minted notebooks can be personalized with your child's name and filled with journal pages, planner pages, or address book pages.
And the perfect way to package small gifts for geography lovers! How awesome are these vintage map bags, stickers, and labels?