Fourth of July party gift that will stand out

Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored
Updated Thu June 27, 2019

Story highlights

  • You can take 10% off your order with the code "independence"
  • Grafomap's customizable nature makes it a thoughtful house warming gift

If you are headed to a friend's backyard barbecue and getting a new barbecue tool set, oven mitts or plant as a gift than chances are some other guest had already though of that. Gifting is a sweet gesture that shows how much you care for another person and it's even more so special if the gift is personalized and truly unique.

Grafomap offers all those qualities -- a gorgeously designed, highly customizable map decor of anywhere in the world. Grafomap understands that places are important to us, whether it's a beloved vacation retreat, the exact spot you met the love of your life or your home area. In this case, you can create a map of 4th of July party host's neighborhood or town. All you need is five minutes.

So how does it work? All the creating takes place on Grafomap's super simple and user-friendly editor page. First, you type in the address of the location you want to feature. It can be as broad as a continent or as specific as a street corner -- zoom in or out and pan around to determine exactly what area you want your map to cover.

You can then choose from nine different map themes. Grafomap's best-seller is the "minimal" theme, which features a classic font and uses only black, white and gray. Some other options include "modern," which is a bold, eye-catching red and tan option, and "wheatpaste," which will distinguish elements like parks, water and streets with different colors.

From there, you can customize the label on your map. The default text will be the location you've chosen, but you have the option to create your own label for more personalization. You could have it say something like "the best place on Earth" or "home is where the heart is."

Finally, you pick the type of print you want. There are two sizes to choose from -- 18 by 24 inches and 24 by 36 inches -- and each size is available in three different layouts. The most basic option is the paper layout, which starts at $49.

And if you're still not sold, now through the 4th of July you can take 10% off your order plus a free gift wrap with the code "independence". So whether it's for yourself or a special someone, put your favorite place on display with a map that's truly one of a kind.