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26 Amazing Gifts to Buy for the Train Lovers in Your Life

Unmissable Christmas presents for the train lover in your life, or even just as a treat for yourself…

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

christmas gifts: Michael Portillo book cover

Discover Michael’s top 50 Great British railway journeys in this fascinating new book.
£14.70, amazon.com

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.
£7.12, amazon.com

Murder On the Orient Express

Arguably the most famous novel set on a train – join Poirot to discover who’s the killer on board.
£14.99, waterstones.com

Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide, 1913 (Old House)

Follow in Michael Portillo’s footsteps with Bradshaw’s insightful guide to European trains.
£17.31, amazon.com

For train travel fans

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Gift Card

north yorkshire moors railway

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

christmas gifts: bluebell railway gift card

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

christmas gifts - eurostar voucher

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

Ferroequinology mug

christmas gifts - mug

What’s ferroequinology? It’s the study of trains – so this will make the perfect gift for anyone you know who loves them.
£7.50, cafepress.co.uk

Flying Scotsman Train Set

christmas gifts: flying scotsman trains

Not sure what to get the railway-mad person in your life? You can’t go wrong with this fantastic Flying Scotsman railway set. 
£159.99, hornby.com

Britain by Rail Poster Art Calendar 2021

christmas gifts - Britain by rai

This is a great present for anyone who loves trains and retro poster style too.
£8.99, calendarclub.co.uk

Personalised train ticket mug

personalised train ticket mug

What could be better than your name up in lights on a train ticket mug?
£14.50, notonthehighstreet.com

Half a Donkey San Francisco Train t-towel

christmas gifts San Fran poster

Wipe up in style with this Southern Pacific Train Line – Vintage Style Travel Poster tea towel.
£7.75, amazon.com

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.
4.99, winnngmoves.co.uk

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

christmas gifts Belmond travel 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.
£365, smythson.com

Diptyque Face & Body Care Travel Pouch

Treat your loved one to Diptyque’s luxurious travel pouch filled with some amazing products.
£58, selfridges.com

Autograph Cashmere animal print jumper

Snuggle up in style with this gorgeously soft jumper, made from pure cashmere.
£99, marksandspencer.com

For tech lovers

Canon EOS M50 camera

Take perfect shots every time on your train journey with this lightweight Canon camera.
£539, currys.co.uk

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.
£799, apple.com

Beats by DR Dre Headphones

Enjoy your favourite tunes on your favourite train journey with these amazing headphones in a choice of four colours.
£59.99, currys.co.uk

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.
£26.99, waterstones.com

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.
£12.65, amazon.com 

Rainbow designs Paddington Bear, 24 cms

The perfect first bear for kids under 10.
£15.98, amazon.com

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.
£5.49, waterstones.com

Hornby Remote Controlled Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train

Who doesn’t love a train set? Especially when it’s a Harry Potter special
£119.99, amazon.com

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