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The many benefits of gifting

Did you know that gift giving is an ancient tradition ranging back to the dawn of time? Giving a gift is a universal way to show interest, appreciation and gratitude. One thing is for sure, gifting has many positive psychological benefits.

But here's something that might surprise you. Psychologists have found that it isn't just the receiver who benefits - but the giver is the one to get most of the positive rewards. You see, giving - thoughtful, generous giving - makes us feel good. It usually has nothing to do with the material value, and everything with the thought and intention behind it. When we give without expecting anything in return, we are improving our emotional and mental wellbeing.

And can we please not forget self-gifting! A most important and self-loving act. 

We've seen a surge in practicing gratitude and gifting during the pandemic. Whether it's NHS staff, key workers, teachers, neighbours, employees - even strangers who just reached out in times of crisis. We are all more appreciative. Let's hope this sentiment is here to stay.

Mapology Guides are popular items chosen for gift and care packages. They are considered meaningful gifts.

Although gift-giving can be a wonderful practice, choosing the right gift for a colleague, friend or loved one can cause a range of emotions from joy to anxiety. 

We are here to help

Feel free to reach out if you're not sure which Mapology Guides to gift your recipient. We'll be just too happy to advise.

We'll also gift wrap the maps for you in our signature wrapping style and send a hand-written postcard (with your message) at no extra cost.

We offer FREE UK delivery for orders over £12 - we ship internationally and always keep the rates as low as possible.

As an alternative, you always have the option to send a gift card. Some people appreciate being able to choose for themselves.

Packaging & Sustainability

We l-o-v-e packaging and enjoy wrapping your orders. Not satisfied with computer printed postage labels, we pride ourselves in sending your parcels with good old fashioned (and beautiful) postage stamps. Many of our customers send emails telling us how receiving such joyful packaging has cheered up their day. We aim to please!

Did you know that we use stock of maps that have either been mis-folded or are outdated for wrapping your orders.
All Mapology Guides products are proudly designed and printed in London, UK. We use sustainable materials and everything is litho-printed on
FSC certified paper. All our packaging is UK manufactured and plastic free - our maps come in biodegradable film bags. There is no waste!