A Cartographic Christmas


Magia Mia has a wonderful tutorial on how to make a tree like the one above, to get yourself into the spirit.(Click Image to see)

Last year I enjoyed writing a post on fun ways to engage kids in thinking spatially around the holidays. You can revisit that post and learn how you can track Santa and see if you’ll have a white Christmas here.

This year I decided to focus on finding a perfect location based gift for that awesome Geography Lover/ GIS Friend in your life (hint. hint.). It’s not a Tom Tom, either. Here are some fun gift suggestions for the map lover in your household:



Designer Florian Pucher crafts carpet that are maps and landscapes made of New Zealand Wool. Click on the image to check out LANDCARPET.


Have a drink in Minneapolis IN Minneapolis, or whatever city you choose thanks to Uncommon Goods. (Click image)


Never get lost again! Go street style – literally with Monochrome. (Click image)


Finally, Zazzle has all kinds of gifts for the geography lover you know. (Click image)

You have the hard-to-find-cool gift! Now what? Time to wrap.

Browsing the web I found:

Wrapping Paper – Check.


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Tape – Check.


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While I couldn’t find already made bows, I did find a cool tutorial on how to make one!


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Now you’re set! You’ve found a unique gift that any spatially aware person would love!

From all of us at AE2S, Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year!