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Train-inspired Christmas gift ideas

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Got a train enthusiast in the family? Here are some railway-themed present ideas to guarantee a smile on their face this Christmas Day.

A trip on a vintage steam train

The magic of travelling on a real steam train is something that every train lover should experience at least once. So how about a trip to the east coast on one of the oldest steam engines in the world? The route emulates that of the Scarborough Flier, which ran from London to Scarborough Central via York from 1927 until 1963. Departing from York train station, your loved one will be treated to a steam train journey to the charming coastal town of Scarborough, where they’ll have three hours to explore, before returning back to York.

An iconic poster

The classic ‘See Britain by train’ rail posters celebrating rail travel’s heyday were printed from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Featuring pictures of Britain’s most-loved destinations, these reproductions make a great present for a train lover. From Aberystwyth Beach to the Yorkshire Dales, these prints will bring a touch of colour and look stylish on any wall.

A train ticket to London

If you’re looking for something extra special, how about a weekend away in the capital - on their favourite mode of transport, of course! Whether they want to hit the tourist trail, catch a West End show or while the day away in the museums and galleries, there’s no shortage of things to do in London.

Remember, you can save up to 84% when you buy Advance tickets, available up to 12 weeks ahead. Check our website for the latest train timetables and start planning their perfect weekend getaway.

The Hogwarts Express

Little and big kids alike - no one can resist a train set. And this Lego set lets you build one of the most famous trains in the world – the Hogwarts Express, which takes Harry Potter and his friends to the titular school of witchcraft and wizardry. This set comes complete with five mini figures, including Harry, Hermione and a Dementor! There’s also a railway bridge to build, a moving brick entrance to Platform 9¾, a newspaper stand with the Daily Prophet and the Trolley Witch with her refreshments trolley. Chocolate Frogs anyone?

The perfect travel accessories

If the special someone in your life is a regular commuter or likes to take the train, a well-chosen travel accessory is sure to please. Why not get them an insulated coffee mug to keep their morning brew warm throughout their journey? Or perhaps a travel pillow so they can relax in comfort. This one is memory foam and packs down to pocket size too, so they can travel light. Finally, we love this ‘London icons’ Cath Kidston ticket holder – a practical, yet stylish way to keep train tickets secure yet handy.

As you can see, there are lots of ideas to choo-choose from. What will you be getting your engine enthusiast for the big day?

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