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13 Cool Gifts for Train Lovers

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Amazing Train Related Gifts for Rail Enthusiasts

Looking for the perfect present for a train enthusiast? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve found 13 cool gifts for train lovers.

Whilst everyone else is scouring the internet trying to find the most amazing gift, you can breathe a sigh of relief and relax as we’ve done the hard work for you. 

It can be difficult buying a gift for a rail enthusiast, especially if you don’t share their hobby. However, these great gifts will provide you with some inspiration for not only Christmas but birthdays, anniversaries, father’s day and any other celebrations throughout the year. 

We’ve searched high and low for the best gifts, and there really is something in this list for everyone who loves to travel by rail.

So, without further ado, let’s hop aboard and get ‘choo choo’ it! 

If you’re looking for a Christmas tree train set for a model railway fanatic but not sure what to buy, check out our post The Best Christmas Tree Train Set For Under Your Tree to get some inspiration.

Our Top Pick of Amazing Gifts for People Who Love Trains

10 Amazing Gifts for Rail Enthusiasts

1. Train Travel Mug

A travel mug with a hand sewn, water proof, train theme sleeve. Is there a more perfect gift for any train lover!? 

The charming mug features cute signs and multi colored train cars. It has gleeming reviews so other train lovers have been pleased!

2. Personalised Wooden Train Set

Made from solid natural wood, this is a wonderful gift for any young train lover by personalising the train set with their name. 

This handcrafted, colourful train makes an amazing toy or even as wonderful decor to your little one’s bedroom. 

Question is, is this beautiful train a gift for the adult or child!?

3. Amazing Train Journeys by Lonely Planet

The perfect book for any train lover. Allow them to experience 60 of the world’s greatest train journeys from the Rocky Mountaineer in Western Canada to Darwin to Adelaide’s The Ghan, to the not-so-famous gems on the train lines.

You can find timetables, maps, ticket options and amazing photos in each section of this wonderful book.

If you want to declutter, this book is free for Kindle Unlimited users along with many other great books. Check out this Kindle if you are interested.

4. Funny Thinking About Trains Coffee Mug

We absolutely love this mug guaranteed to put a smile on any train lover’s face.

The perfect gift for anybody who loves train, or as a funny stocking filler.

5. Paint by Number Train Kit

A beautiful gift for all ages from 10+. Keep them occupied for hours with this scenic train paint by numbers kit that comes with everything they need to get started. 

The perfect activity gift for any train lover.

6. Wooden 3D Train Puzzle

A wooden puzzle with exquisite details in miniture scale model. Studies show completion of puzzles benefit cognition. A fun hobby with brain benefits!

The perfect gift for train collectors and model builders to add to their collection.

7. Steam Engine Table Lamp

This steam engine table lamp is perfect for any railroad enthusiast.

Made of cast resin, the base features an antiqued bronze finish that adds a retro touch to any room.

8. 130 Piece Electric Train Set

Keep your train lover busy for hours with this amazing highly reviewed 130 Piece Electric Train Set

Includes; Open Quad Hopper Car, Gondola Car, Steel Reefer Car, Off-Set Cupola Caboose, Signal Bridge, Miniature Figures, Railroad Signs, Street Signs, and Telephone Poles, an ideal gift for train lovers and model enthusiasts to start or add to their collection. 

9. Wooden Train Set

This Wooden Train Set for ages 3 and up is perfect for the budding train enthusiast. A great toy for play based learning.

This childs set includes 100 wooden track sections and supports, along with over 30 train accessories for hands on play. A wonderful gift for hours of fun!

10. Subscribe to Trains Magazine

Keep rail enthusiasts occupied with this wonderful Trains magazine subscription delivers news and information on the railroad and locomotive industry. It covers operations, locomotive power, and everything else that make trains a popular passion for many.

Since 1940, Trains has been the go-to magazine for industry leaders, locomotive professionals, and fans of trains. 

Train lovers will stay informed of the latest industry news with vivid, beautiful photography and well-written and detailed feature articles on all things trains, modern and hisotrical.

And, the best part is you can choose whether to have a digital or printed subscription. Take a look to see what subscription fits your lifestyle.

3 Gifts for the Train Journey of a Lifetime

1. Experience the Coast Starlight Train

What would a train enthusiast love more than to embark on an amazing train journey? 

A picturesque west coast train adventure, en route daily between Los Angeles and Seattle, the Coast Starlight train passes through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Portland. This is the ultimate gift/expierience for any train lover!

Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.

The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop along the trip. Perfect to snap pictures along the way.

2. Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Seward Train Experience

They will be so excited to hop aboard this train to travel along the Turnagain Arm on a round-trip journey from Anchorage to Seward aboard the Coastal Classic Train. Enjoy free time in Seward before the return ride in the evening.

You’ll have the chance to admire the rugged coastline, Chugach Mountains, river canyons, glaciers, waterfalls, and backcountry wilderness on one of the Alaska Railroad’s most scenic sections

This is certainly a gift to remember forever.

3. Sunset Tuckasegee River Train in the Smoky Mountains

Enjoy a beautiful North Carolina sunset and brilliant fall colors as you travel by rail through the quiet countryside and along the Tuckasegee River to the quaint Town of Dillsboro.

You’ll even get a chance to pass by the famous movie set of The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford! The journey is 32 miles round trip for a full 3-hour train ride.

Please note, there is no layover on Sunset trains. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings after the sun goes down. These 4:45pm departures are available on select weekend dates during October.

So, make your gift into the journey of a lifetime by choosing a destination.

We also love this personalised train ticket (see image below). Choose the departure date, and add your names for the special ‘cherry on top’ of your ultimate train journey away together.

Personalised Train Ticket - Cool Gifts for Train Lovers UK

Print your rail itinerary and wrap it up along with the tickets for the perfect gift!

Our Final Thoughts on Cool Gifts for Train Lovers

And, there we have it. We hope you enjoyed this great list of cool gifts and found something for train lovers. 

Searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones can be incredible stressful. But, from the best books to beautiful handcrafted train sets, to the ultimate journey, we can guarantee there is something for all ages in our list of must-haves for rail enthusiasts.

Which gift will you be buying?

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