Whether it’s a bucket list trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, the new Michael Portillo book or your very own train set, our ultimate guide to the best gifts for train lovers is bound to give you some great inspiration…
Gifts for book lovers
Greatest British Railway Journeys by Michael Portillo
Discover Michael’s top 50 Great British railway journeys in this fascinating new book.
Flying Scotsman by Andrew Roden
Read the amazing story of how The Flying Scotsman broke the world speed record in 1934 to become the world’s most famous train.
Murder On the Orient Express
Arguably the most famous novel set on a train – join Poirot to discover who’s the killer on board.
Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide, 1913 (Old House)
Follow in Michael Portillo’s footsteps with Bradshaw’s insightful guide to European trains.
For train travel fans
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Gift Card
From just £10, treat the train lover in your life to a North Yorkshire Moors Railway experience. Gift cards can be used for tickets as well as gifts in the station shops and bookings for special trains.
From £10, nymr.co.uk
Family fun on The Bluebell Railway
Treat your family to a day out on the world-famous Bluebell Railway. Book a carriage and up to six members of the same family can travel in style. 3rd class compartment, £75; 1st class compartment, £115.
From £75, bluebell.railway.com
Eurostar gift card
Who wouldn’t want to be treated to a trip on one of Europe’s best-loved train services? Next stop Paris…
From £25, eurostar.com
Gifts for train lovers
What’s ferroequinology? It’s the study of trains – so this will make the perfect gift for anyone you know who loves them.
Flying Scotsman Train Set
Not sure what to get the railway-mad person in your life? You can’t go wrong with this fantastic Flying Scotsman railway set.
Britain by Rail Poster Art Calendar 2021
This is a great present for anyone who loves trains and retro poster style too.
Personalised train ticket mug
What could be better than your name up in lights on a train ticket mug?
Half a Donkey San Francisco Train t-towel
Wipe up in style with this Southern Pacific Train Line – Vintage Style Travel Poster tea towel.
Top Trumps Which Is The Fastest Trains
Got someone in your family who thinks they know everything about trains? Then this is the gift for them.
Keep Calm and Build Model Railways T-shirt
This great tee is guarantee to put a smile on someone’s face. £9.99, amazon.com
Gifts for luxury lovers
Belmond gift card
Surely the best gift for lovers of luxury train travel. This card can also be used for stays in Belmond’s 5-star hotels around the world.
From £250, belmond.com
Smythson Panama Travel Wallet
Travel in ultimate style with this beautiful hand-crafted travel wallet. Perfect for a trip on the Orient Express.
Diptyque Face & Body Care Travel Pouch
Treat your loved one to Diptyque’s luxurious travel pouch filled with some amazing products.
Autograph Cashmere animal print jumper
Snuggle up in style with this gorgeously soft jumper, made from pure cashmere.
For tech lovers
Canon EOS M50 camera
Take perfect shots every time on your train journey with this lightweight Canon camera.
Apple iPhone 12
Who wouldn’t like to receive a shiny new iPhone 12? With one of the best phone cameras and 5G access, it’s the prefect phone for your train travels.
Beats by DR Dre Headphones
Enjoy your favourite tunes on your favourite train journey with these amazing headphones in a choice of four colours.
Gifts for kids
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: MinaLima edition by J.K. Rowling; artwork by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima
Harry Potter fans will love this new edition of the book that features interactive paper craft elements, including a foldout Hogwarts letter.
Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia with Thomas mini toy
This is the perfect book for kids who love trains. They can learn all about Thomas the Tank Engine, Harold the Helicopter and Sir Topham Hatt.
Rainbow designs Paddington Bear, 24 cms
The perfect first bear for kids under 10.
Kidnap on the California Comet by M.G Leonard and Sam Sedgman
Follow the adventures of Harrison Beck as he joins his Uncle Nat on board the California Comet.
Hornby Remote Controlled Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train
Who doesn’t love a train set? Especially when it’s a Harry Potter special
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