World map wall art is the number one gift for any traveler. Seriously, all travelers will love an awesome world map poster or a framed world map wall decoration. But where to find unique world map wall art that goes beyond the classic scratch world map poster?
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against scratch maps, they are cool. I just want to show you today that there are plenty of different original gift ideas for world map wall decoration!
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World map wall art for large budgets
#1 Scratch world map poster
I know, I know, I promised you a list of unique world map wall decor items. But I can’t just make a list with wall maps without including the number one map for travelers: A scratch map.
However, I do want to keep my promise about sharing original items. And as it turns out there are quite a few different scratch maps you can choose from.
- Classic Scratch Map. This is the cheapest version and simply includes all countries, but nothing extra.
- Scratch Map deluxe. This is the one on the photo, besides all countries, there is also the possibility of scratching continents and world geographical information
- Luxury Rainbow Scratch Map. This map will appear in the colors of the rainbow once all countries of the world have been scratch. Oh, and it also has a list of the country names at the bottom.
- Capitals Of The World. If you are looking for a scratch map for a city tripper, this may be the best one. It is specifically focused on all the capitals of the world. So besides the country, the capitals are also clearly marked.
- Coffee and Chocolate World Scratch Map. I already talked about this map in my coffee lovers’ gift guide. But this scratch map does not only provide space to scratch off countries they have visited, but also coffee and cacao beans they have tried!
#2 Push pin world map wall art
World map wall art made from foam is the perfect push pin map, where travelers can pin every place they have visited. What is cool about the pushpin map is that they can also pin photos or local currency at each destination, making it a very personal decorative item.
Just as with the scratch maps, there are many different foam push pin world map wall decor items, so I have selected a few different designs for you to pick your favorite.
- Push pin map with quote in which you can personalize the quote. This is the one you can see in the photo above
- Light design and actual modeling of the terrain and ocean elevations.
- Vintage design
- A blue design also with the option of personalization.
#3 Best of both worlds map poster
If you can’t decide between getting a scratch or a push pin map, don’t!
This world map poster by Not On The High Street combines the fun of scratching off a map with the cool possibility of pinning the places you have visited and of course adding photos, and other memories to your map.
#4 Metal world map wall art
This metal world map wall decoration is one of my personal favorites. Though, to be honest most of the maps on this list are my favorites. I guess that’s why I included them in the first place.
But what’s also cool about the metal world map wall art, is that you can decorate the map by adding photos with magnets to the places you have visited.
The metal world map is also available in gold.
#5 Magnetic world map wall art
If you really liked the idea of being able to hang photos on your map by using magnets, you will surely love this magnetic world map!
#6 Another metal world map wall art
If you want a unique world map wall decoration this globe metal world map is the perfect map for you.
The map is available in gold, silver (white), and black.
#7 World map wood wall art
#8 Geometric metal world map wall art with compass
Personally, the metal geometrical world maps are my favorites, and what makes this one even more special is the floral design of the map and the compass that’s incorporated in the map.
If you like geometrical map design too, you will probably also love the next map on this list!
#9 Geometrical world map wall decor
This geometrical world map is one of my favorites. Especially the way it has been designed with the photos around it as in the photo. Though remember that it does not come with the picture frames and the lines attaching them to the map.
#10 Chalk world map wall decoration
Another awesome world map wall decoration is this chalk one. Perfect for people who are creative and who would like to decorate their maps with chalk, write down funny memories or draw images that remind them of their trips.
#11 World map bucket list
This world map is perfect for people who love bucket lists, or who have a large bucket list but never really take action to fulfill them. This large map with space for their bucket list items will be a daily reminder to take action and live their dreams (oh boy that sounds so cheesy).
#12 Stamp world map wall decor
Which travel lover doesn’t love their passport getting stamped? And they can stamp their map each time their passports are stamped!
The map comes with a stamp and red ink.
#13 Multi panel world map wall decor
This set of three panels is a beautiful and unique world map wall decor item if you ask me. Though, personally, I prefer this set of five panels. It is less colorful than the one in the photo, but I guess that’s just a matter of preference.
#14 National geographic’s world map
This National Geographic world map did a good job of reminding us that the world is round and not flat. An aspect that is often lost on regular maps.
#15 Colorful educational world map
This world map with prints of animals and trees and plants found across the world is not only a colorful and educational world map for kids, but I am sure many adults will love this design too!
#16 Uni color world map wall sticker
This plain world map may look simple, but that is exactly what makes it beautiful. The map comes in many different colors so you can adjust it to match your home!
Do keep in mind this is a sticker, so the map works best on smooth walls.
#17 Vintage world map poster
This world map poster with a vintage look is perfect for people who enjoy the old rustic style home decoration.
World map wall art for mid-budgets
#18 Hearts world map wall art
If this hearts world map isn’t original and unique enough for this list, I don’t think you will enjoy the rest of the items on this list.
What’s cool about this map that’s composed of hearts, is that it also comes with small red heart stickers which they can place on the countries or places they loved the most. Or simply all the places they have visited in the world. So in the end it will be a white tapestry with many red hearts.
Another cool idea for this map is to place the red hearts in all the countries where friends and relatives live. Perfect for nomads!
#19 Photo world map wall decoration
If you are looking for a personalized map, this photo world map is the perfect gift for you!
You can pick seven photos that will be used to decorate the various continents of the world. Choose photos of your family or your trips to these continents.
Animal lovers could pick a photo of an animal they saw on each continent, beach lovers could do the same for beaches, mountain lovers with mountains. The possibilities are endless!
#20 Cork world map wall decor
Cork maps are just as push pin maps perfect for people who would love to add photos to their maps. The cork map is simply a bit cheaper than most push pin maps, and it has a different look.
You could also opt for this black cork map, though you will also pay double the price.
#21 Single line map wall art
This beautifully designed world map is made in one single line which ends with an airplane. Plus the metal will not rust or fade, making it a very high-quality map.
#22 Glow in the dark world map
This glow-in-the-dark map is perfect for travel lovers who still enjoy a little bit of light during the night. The map will light up their rooms when they turn off the lights and go the sleep, so they can dream about the world and all the places to travel to when they close their eyes.
#23 Regular laminated world map poster
This laminated world map is a pretty standard map that will do well in pretty much any type of room. I’ll admit, it is a bit of a standard map, but with all the diversity of this list, I felt like I had also had to include a standard one.
Do keep in mind that it doesn’t come with wooden bars to hang the map.
#24 Day and night world map wall decoration
Most world map wall decor items are static. Sure, you can change the scratch, stitch, and stamp maps, but they do not change by themselves, they are not in motion.
But this day and night world map is!
Depending on the angle from which you look at the map, you will either see what it looks like during the day or the night. And as you walk through the room and look at the map, you can see it changing!
World map wall art for small budgets
#25 Watercolor world map tapestry
If you are looking for a cheaper world map that’s still pretty unique, this watercolor design is your go-to map.
It’s small but very affordable and you can order larger maps as well, just know that the price will increase with that too.