Looking for the best scratch map to record your travel adventures or to give as a gift?
Below we profile 15 brilliant options from world maps to maps of the USA & Europe to a glow in the dark map, a gourmet food map and even a scratch off globe.
We’ve included the most important points about each map to help you decide which one(s) are right for you. And, if you’d like to buy a scratch map, we’ve also included handy links direct to Amazon.
Scratch Off World Maps
1. Scratch The World
Description: This is a brilliant concept map allowing visited destinations to be scratched off revealing the beautifully styled up to date world map underneath.
It’s the perfect map or gift for the travel enthusiast allowing complete personalization of the map to display a unique travel story. Simply grab a coin and start scratching off all the destination’s you have been lucky enough to visit creating your own personalised continually changing world map.
Not only are countries featured on the map, there are also cities shown on the top layer and the world map underneath, allowing for more detailed scratching. This is the perfect world map for planning the next holiday when the last one is disappointingly over and the holiday washing is in the machine!
It also makes a brilliant and unique gift for the traveller in your life. The world map is printed onto high quality silk art paper with a gloss coating for luxury and works exactly like a scratch card, once the gold scratch is removed it reveals the mapping underneath.
Size: 33.11 x 23.39 inches (84 X 59 cm)
Weight: 8.8 ounces (250 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy the Scratch The World Map on Amazon
2. Luckies of London Scratch Map – Deluxe Edition
Description: Travel in Luxury and style with the new Deluxe Edition of the original Scratch Map. It’s name speaks for itself really! It is indeed deluxe! It has all the excellent features of the original Scratch Map but is larger, with added islands, more intricate detail and more style!
It’s black background with copper foil covering looks sophisticated and slick on any wall and the bright colors of the map underneath look smashing against it’s stylish backdrop.
The Scratch Map Deluxe also offers incredibly intricate geographical details like land and ocean relief so you get a more complete view of the world you are travelling.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of the scratchable map, here’s a bit of info: The Scratch Map allows you to log your travels by scratching off the top foil of the place you’ve visited, revealing a colorful map underneath and giving you a beautiful, interactive and 100% personalized map of the world.
Itching to go travelling? Scratch it!!
Size: 32.5 X 23.4 inches (83 x 59 cm)
Weight: 8 ounces (227 g)
3. Discovery Map Scratch off World
Description: A stylish scratch map that will definitely exceed your expectations. Exploring new lands and scratching off the layer with a coin, you will create the unique bright map of your personal discoveries.
Moreover, you can mark your activities with special stickers that go together with the map.
Behind the silver layer there is a treasure of travellers’ attractions: Capital and major cities, tourist centres, resort, national parks, rivers, lakes, mountains, deserts and more.
Now includes regional divisions such as US States, Canadian provinces and more.
High quality laminated paper covered with soft scratch that ensures the map will not be damaged during scratching.
Also includes the following accessories:
- Piece of felt, to remove scratch remains
- Special stickers to mark your active journeys
- Travel predictions
- A coin to scratch off the layers
- A greeting card
Size: 35 x 24 inches (89 x 61 cm)
Weight: 12.8 ounces (363 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy Discovery Map Scratch off World on Amazon
4. Scratch Off World Map Poster with US States and Country Flags
Description: One of the most detailed scratch off world map on the market, features beautiful, vibrant colors, accurate cartographic details of the terrain, country flags and landmarks. Matte black design completes the classy look while laminated finishing protects from accidental scratches.
US state lines are clearly outlined for you to track your adventures in America. Scratch off more states as you explore more of the country. Provincial lines in Canada and Australia are marked too!
Size: 24 X 17 inches (61 X 43 cm)
Weight: 7.2 ounces (204 g)
5. Scratch Off World Travel Tracker Map With US & World Flags
Description: The Landmass Goods world scratch map has a gold top foil area, much like a scratch ticket, with vibrant colours underneath.
Featuring 210 flags of the world, terrain data, and state outlines for Australia, Canada and the USA.
The scratch off world map makes a perfect gift for the traveller in your life.
- Flags of the world – 210 flags of the world that you can scratch before or after you visit as an added interactive piece
- US, Canada and Australia state outlines – Scratch off which states you’ve been to in these countries instead of scratching off the entire region.
- Gift Ready Packaging – A beautiful triangular box containing a poster tube wrapped in tissue paper. To open the box you pull a “plane tab” and guide it around the box.
Size: 17 x 24 inches (43 x 61 cm)
Weight: 4 ounces (113g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy The Scratch Off World Travel Tracker Map With US & World Flags on Amazon
6. Scratch Off World Flag Map
Description: The moment you scratch off the gold foil layer of the place you visited, a colorful flag of the country
will be revealed.
Each country has clear detailed borders, and the vibrant colors will not fade away.
This scratch off travel map also comes with 186 country flags on the bottom in alphabetical order. All of the United States, Canadian Territories, and European countries are specifically delineated.
Made of high-quality glossy paper with a golden foil layer. It comes with free additional tools for an easy scratch experience: a scratch pen for tiny details, a blue pick for large areas and a microfiber cloth to get rid of the foils after the scratch.
Size: 23 x 33 inches (58 x 84 cm)
Weight: 6.4 ounces (181g)
Price: $29.99 (10% off exclusively via this coupon BRLMAP10)
Buy: Click Here To Buy The Scratch Off World Flag Map on Amazon
7. Deluxe Scratch Off World Map – Large Places I’ve Been World Travel Map
Description: Unlike flimsy paper that can tear and take damage over time, this map is printed on a special type of flexible plastic that is designed to last decades.
Includes: A Special scraper, A Marker + eraser, Felt cloth, Luggage tag, Fastening pins
The perfect way to show off where you’ve been travelling while brightening up your wall with a vibrant and individual map.
This large scale map has a silver top foil layer and, as you scratch off newly visited places, reveals a whole new full-colour world below.
Just grab a coin to remove the upper scratch layer and show the countries you have been to, creating a vivid record of your travel adventures!
Size: 31.5 x 23.6 inches (80 x 60 cm)
Weight: 11.2 ounces (318 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy Deluxe Scratch Off World Map – Large Places I’ve Been World Travel Map on Amazon
8. Deluxe Gold Scratch Off World Travel Map
Description: The black stylish world travel map with the gold coating is the best way to remember the good times and adventures abroad.
It’s one of the biggest maps on the market. Excellent high-resolution printing with classy vibrant color combinations make this stunning large world map poster a precious and stylish addition that will make your guests’ heads turn!
US state lines are clearly outlined, so you can track your adventures in the United States. Scratch off more states as you explore more of the country. Also, another 10 major countries are divided into regions and states.
Size: 35″ x 25″ (89 X 64 cm)
Weight: 12.3 ounces (349 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy The Deluxe Gold Scratch Off World Travel Map on Amazon
9. Bucket List World Map – Scratch Edition
Description: The Bucketlist scratch off edition map covers the world’s most awesome destinations, from big name spots to little known gems. Scratch silver coating and discover the amazing detail and awesomeness of the world scratch by scratch.
Everything from road trips, breathtaking landscapes and adrenaline rushes to man made marvels and eats and treats.
A unique gift for any traveller, or great fun way for children to learn about the world.
Size: 38 x 22 inches (96 x 57cm)
Weight: 12 ounces (340 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy The Bucket List World Map – Scratch Edition On Amazon
10. Luckies of London Scratch Map, Capitals Edition
Description: One of Luckies newest Scratch Map map designs, Scratch Map Capitals world map poster is printed on a black matte paper, this time featuring more detail about the capital cities of the world including key facts about populations, density, altitudes, and age.
Allowing you to remove the foil from the countries AND capital cities, Scratch Map Capitals map offers a more detailed record of where you’ve been and reveals an array of vibrant purples, greens, blues and pinks underneath.
Size: 32.5 x 23.4 inches (83 x 59 cm)
Weight: 11.4 ounces (323g)
11. Landmass Goods Black Scratch Off World Map
Description: Made by cartographers and designers with a check-in bag full of attention to detail and only the essentials. Track your road trips and adventures in America. Each state is outlined so you can show where you’ve been in the US, Australia and Canada.
Size: 17″ x 24″ (43 cm X 61 cm)
Weight: 4 ounces (113 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy the Landmass Goods Black Scratch Off World Map On Amazon
12. Scratchable World Map with Bonus A4 Map of the US
Description: The adventure doesn’t have to stop when you come back home. Plan new explorations, relive your adventures and share your experiences with the help of your new scratch the world travel map, in the comfort of your living room!
Take a coin, scratch off the golden foil layer and reveal a whole new exciting and colorful world below. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, all countries are clearly separated with precise border lines and different vivid colors, with all capital cities marked on both layers and 196 scratchable country flags below.
Clean and non-distracting design with clear, easy to read fonts will fit well in any interior from cozy children’s bedrooms to modern offices.
- Track your trips and let all your guests know where you’ve been to.
- Plot the holiday of your dreams, or map your personal bucket list.
- Teach your kids world geography, country flags and the regions of your home country.
- Add some life to that boring plain wall at your home or office.
Or just scratch it all off at once, like a massive lottery ticket!
ENNO VATTI scratch-off map is a wonderful gift for all the travelers in your life and will spark a passion to explore the world even in the most home-loving friends or family members. Challenge your buddies to travel more and check who’s got the most countries (or states) scratched by the end of the year! Surprise your children and create exciting tasks to make learning geography fun!
Comes in a stylish, gift-ready recycled cardboard box – no need for wrapping, so you’ve got one less thing to worry about.
Limited time special deal: order right now and get a A4 sized map of the US for free!
Size: World map: 33″ x 23″ (84 X 58 cm), US Map: 12″ x 8.3″ (30 X 21 cm)
Weight: 13.6 ounces
Buy: Click Here To Buy The Scratchable World Map with Bonus A4 Map of the US On Amazon
13. Inspired Maps’ Scratch Off World Map Poster Designed by A U.S. Cartographer
Description: This map differs from others in the following ways:
Zoomed Insets: The insets allow for more detailed scratching, and they include the following areas:
- Hawaii (Nihaui, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kanoolawe, Hawaii – Big Island)
- Eastern Caribbean (Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Is., Anguilla, St Martin, St Barthelemy, Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Eustatius, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados)
- Central and Eastern Europe (i.e. – Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo)
- Eastern Mediterranean (i.e.- Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus, Northern Cyprus)
232 Flags of the World: Divided into the following categories (Most scratch maps on the market only have 210 flags):
- United Nations Member and Observer States
- Non-Member Self Declared States (i.e- Taiwan, Northern Cyprus, Kosovo)
- Dependent, Autonomous and other territories (i.e. – Greenland, Puerto Rico, Guam, Christmas Island, Turks & Caicos, etc.)
Color: A majority of scratch maps on the market today have a “black sea” of water. Inspired Maps uses a light blue waters and bright, jewel colored tones for those who appreciate a more “traditional” look. Also included topographic elements to add dimension to the map (i.e.- mountainous terrain, rivers, etc)
Outlined States/Provinces are included for: USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Russia, China & Brazil (Note: Mexico is also divided into different states but the states are not named on the map- just the outlines).
Experienced Cartographer: Inspired Maps worked closely with a cartographer in the U.S. with over 25 years of cartographic experience. He used a cartographic computer program to ensure accurate labelling of countries, seas, etc. (None of the country names, seas, etc. were manually typed, which is not the case with all scratch maps, as we have noticed some maps with spelling errors).
Each order also includes:
– Double sided Adhesive Tape Dates to stick on a frame backing, etc.
– 0.71mm Scratch Pick (made from Delrin) for the broad scratching areas of the map
– Precision Scratch Pen for the smaller countries, islands and borders
– Wiping Cloth to remove Foil Particles
– Microfiber Accessory Bag for storing accessories
– Magnifying Strip to better view the smaller areas of the globe
Size: 34″ x 24″ (86 X 61 cm)
Weight: 11.2 ounces
Buy: Click Here To Buy Inspired Maps’ Scratch Off World Map Poster Designed by A U.S. Cartographer On Amazon
Other Scratch Off Maps
14. Luckies of London Scratch Map – Europe Edition
Description: After many requests, Luckies have made you the Europe Scratch Map! The idea behind the Scratch Map range is that whenever you’ve been somewhere, in this case, Europe you can scratch off the black foil (like you would with a scratch card) to reveal the finer details of the place you visited.
Its a fabulous way to teach yourself a bit of geography and heaps of fun keeping track of your travels. The European Scratch Map comes packaged in a protective cardboard tube so its easy to post out as a gift.
Size: 23.4 x 16.5 inches (59 x 42 cm)
Weight: 11 ounces (312 g)
15. USA Travel Tracker Map with National Parks
Description: Gift ready packaging and highly detailed map to scratch off your US Travels. Printed on the gold foil is the state names, national parks and state capitals.
Hidden underneath is the interstate highways to follow your road trips, as well as major cities and river systems for added detail.
For a bonus to hikers, it includes the Appalachian trail and Pacific Crest trail.
Size: 24 x 17 inches (61 x 43 cm)
Weight: 4 ounces (113 g)
16. Luckies of London Gourmet Scratch
Description: Hot on the footsteps of the world renowned Scratch Map, Luckies teamed up with Snow Home and Alison Hardcastle to create a scratchable word map which encourages you to eat your way around Europe’s finest and weirdest foods.
The Gourmet Scratch Map is beautiful in black but when you begin scratching the real magic happens; reveal vibrant colors which demonstrate in no uncertain terms just how well rounded your taste buds are. An amazing gift for anyone who loves their food and their travel.
Size: 31.5 x 23.6 inches (80 x 60 cm)
Weight: 8 ounces (227 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy Luckies of London Gourmet Scratch Map on Amazon
Bonus: Luckies of London Scratch Globe
Description: This really is a map with a difference, well, a few differences. Scratch Globe is a gold foil coated map of the world which allows you to scratch off where you’ve been on your travels.
When you’ve scratched off the country or continent you’ve been to, a rich and colorful map with geographical detail is revealed underneath.
Scratch Globe comes flat packed, ready to assemble so makes for an excellent gift to post to someone recently back from their holidays!
Size: 7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches (20 x 20 x 20 cm)
Weight: 8.6 ounces (244 g)
Buy: Click Here To Buy the Luckies of London Scratch Globe on Amazon
World Scratch Map Travelogue
Material: Laminate, Card, Colored Foil
Item Weight: 190 gm
Product Dimension (cm x cm x cm): 22.5 x 2 x 17
Buy: Click Here To Buy on Travelnuts
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Have a friend who who’d love a scratch map? Then why not share this post with them or better yet buy one of the maps above as a gift?
Marina Carrental says
It is good idea for a present somebody… maybe your sister or brother…
i think they will be happy
this is very helpful
I personally love traveling and having these is so great!
Having to see which countries I have already been to and places I still have to see.
Great idea and article!
Joe Layne says
We have the world map and it’s great but I’d love to see one of just the Caribbean! We like to travel to different islands down there but these maps obviously have a difficult time capturing such small areas.
Brilliant Maps says
Great idea, hope someone is reading this who makes these maps.
Dave Fisherman says
I love, Maps very intresting.
you should make/sell, A map of the future of America
based, on the map in you article, IF the 1866 bill to annex Canda ect.
Carol A. Lin says
I absolutely love the book! After reading your book, I again looked to Simon Winchester’s book, “The Map that Changed the World”, William Smith and the birth of geology. It’s a rather sad story but the ultimately Mr. Smith was recognized for his innovative mind.