Top 10 Christmas gifts to inspire adventure

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Looking for the perfect gift for an adventurous loved one? Check out our round up of the top 10 Christmas presents to inspire adventure. From colour-in backpacks to Custom Made maps, we’ve found gifts that are sure to wow them.

Colour-in kit bag / backpack

If there’s one thing better than a backpack, it’s a backpack you can colour in! Our customer Eggnogg offers a variety of quirky, colour-in products but this is one of our favourites. The unique gift features some of the UK’s most famous landmarks, like Stonehenge, the Angel of the North and Tower Bridge. Little ones will love colouring the backpack in and packing it for an adventure. Bag it for £15.


“The ultimate jigsaw for map lovers” is a clever combination of a map and a jigsaw puzzle. Mazzles are created by our customer Harvey Maps and feature iconic British mountains. Think Skye Cuillin, Snowdon, and The Munros. They cost £24.95 each and come with 1000 pieces – challenging enough to keep them entertained for hours. You can also include a pocket magnifier (£2), so they can view their mazzle in even more stunning detail.

ST&G’s Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map

ST&G's Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map

This quirky map was made for those with a love of adventure. The full-colour map is packed with 2,500 must-see landmarks, including mountains, islands and beaches. The map even features over 100 adventurous events to add to your calendar. You’ll also find a route for the ultimate road trip around Britain’s most adventurous spots. Pick up the map from our lovely customer Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick for £14.99, or get 20% off two or more maps using the code DROPANDGIMME20.

The Ordnance Survey Kids’ Adventure Book

OS Kids Adventure Book FB

The Ordnance Survey Kids’ Adventure Book is the perfect present for mini adventurers. Created by Ordnance Survey (OS) experts, it teaches the reader skills they need for a real-life expedition. They’ll find out how to read a map, use a compass and get advice on the best places to visit. There’s even a section with map challenges to test their new-found knowledge. Pick it up from OS, a Dennis Maps customer, for £12.99.

Wild Munro Soy Wax Candle

soy wax candle

Get the adventurer in your life a scent-sational gift this Christmas. Adventures are multi-sensory, with scents evoking memories of our best experiences – or dreams of adventures to come. They’ll be transported to the wild Munros every time they light this Gold Moss candle. It’s got a delicious fruity aroma of apple, pear and dewberry, with floral notes; designed to connect them to the wild Scottish mountains. Pick it up for £15.95.

Playing cards

These playing cards would make a great stocking filler or Secret Santa present. They come in different designs, featuring maps of adventurous UK locations. Choose from iconic spots, like Hadrian’s Wall Path, the Peak District and Glen Coe. They’re fun to play with and educational too! Get a single pack of cards for £9.95 or a double pack for £17 if you’re feeling extra generous.

Custom Made Maps

custom maps

Looking for something totally personalised? Then look no further than an OS Custom Made map. You can centre your map anywhere in Great Britain, like your loved one’s home, favourite holiday spot, or where they got engaged. Choose from an OS Landranger or OS Explorer map and have it folded, flat, displayed in a frame or on canvas. With so many options, you can create a map that’s completely unique. Prices start from £6.99 for paper maps and £79.99 for canvas and framed maps.

Personalised enamel camping mug

This enamel mug is a wonderful addition to someone’s camping trip. They can enjoy a delicious hot drink as they sit round the campfire, reminiscing about their adventures. It even features the phrase “Let the adventure begin”, the perfect motto if they live for exciting escapades. And the best part? You can personalise it with a loved one’s name, for that extra-special touch. The mug is available for £12.95 and there’s the option to include a gift box too.

Off road truck adventure multi tool tin

Here’s a gift that’s both stylish and practical. It’s a pocket-sized tool in a small tin, that can be taken out and about. And it includes several handy gadgets – a can opener, bottle opener, ruler, screwdriver, wrench, wring wrench, two position wrench, keyring hole and saw. You can even add a name and message to the front and a message on the inside too. This one has an off road truck design, but there are loads of designs to choose from. Prices start from a reasonable £12.95.

The London National Park City Map

Urban Good CIC produces unique city maps that celebrate open spaces and the natural world. The London National Park City Map (Third Edition) is the organisation’s latest release and is printed by Dennis Maps. The map features epic walks in the capital, with symbols to show where you can climb, pitch a tent, swim outdoors and go sailing. The social enterprise also produces nature maps of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Amsterdam. Prices start from £9.99 with free delivery.

Dennis Maps is one of the leading map printers in the world, producing more than two million maps and charts every year. We offer comprehensive pre-press services, custom made maps, large format print solutions using both large format litho printing and large format digital print technologies, plus specialised map folding and map finishing techniques.