Reviewed by Georgina Barber
As I watched the delivery man carry the large box up my garden path, the excitement set in. This original gift idea excited me but I was not overly sure on what to expect. I opened the box gingerly as slightly worried I might damage the finished product but I needn’t of worried. The map was safely secured wrapped in bubble wrap and taped safely to the inside of the box which had ‘Fragile’ plastered in large red writing all over the front. My delivered map was a lot sturdier that I had imagined that it would be.
The hardest part of ordering this map was choosing what colour would be the perfect for my mum’s house, I finally chose the sand colour which has a dot effect on it. I also ordered the laminated pin board which to the uneducated like me, equates to two pieces of board with a spongy centre. This option gives the final piece a ready to hang finish. My finished picture also arrived with a metal hanging point conveniently located on the back and the laminated finish gives a wonderfully professional look.
The ordnance survey map is centred in a heart shape and has a slight shadow around the edge and based on a post code that you supply (i.e. your mum’s). This along with the dot effect gives this piece a wonderful 3D look from a distance making this gift not just a plain picture but a piece with a real depth. Finished with the caption “Home is Where Mum Is.”
This really is an unusual but fabulous personalized gift for any Mum. Certainly the perfect gift for the mum who seems to have everything and to top it off, is exceptionally good value for money! The finished product exceeded my expectations and easily gets a 5 out of 5 from me. I will certainly be recommending these wonderful pictures to all my friends.
Perfect for Mother’s Day or birthday present.
Available to buy from Maps International and Not On The Highstreet here.