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From an early age, many people become obsessed with trains and locomotives.

If you know a train lover or train enthusiast who just can’t get enough of those magnificent machines, then you’ve come to the right place.

No matter how old they are, we’ve handpicked a range of train gifts that is sure to make them happy and suite your budget.

Having surveyed hundreds of train lovers and enthusiasts, our team has compiled the most unique train gifts they’re sure to love. From detailed train models to history books and jigsaws, here are the best train gifts for train lovers.

Unique Train Gifts For Train Lovers

1. Train Pocket Watch

train pocket watch

Help them check if the trains are on time or not with this beautifully detailed train pocket watch. Northern American railroad approved, this pocket watch features unique illustrations on both sides and comes complete with necklace chain for easy carrying. Including an analog 24-hour dial face with Japanese quartz movement, it also comes in a gift box ready to gift to anyone.

2. Wine Bottle Train Holder

wine bottle train holder

Add some practical décor to any room in their house with this fabulous wine bottle train. Standing just under nine inches tall, this wine bottle holder is ideal for both train lovers and wine fans. Suitable for any room, this detailed metal statue will ensure the important cargo is kept safe at all times.

3. Ticket To Ride Board Game

ticket to ride board game

A must have for any train enthusiast, this board game is a fast paced game that is suitable for two to five players and lasts up to 60 minutes. Ideal for players eight and over, the game comes with plenty of train models with the aim to take over as much as the map as possible. Easy to learn and fun to play, it’s perfect for train fans.

4. Steam Locomotive Engine Statue

steam locomotive engine statue

Add to their train collection with this exquisitely detailed bronze locomotive. Crafted from cast resin with a bronze finish, this highly detailed train stands 4.5 inches tall and 10 inches long. Ideal for displaying in any room, this replica model also comes with a railroad track to stop it from falling over.

5. Train: The Definitive Visual History

definitive visual history of trains book

Ideal for younger train lovers, this book highlights a range of historic and iconic trains that revolutionized the industry. Starting from the very beginning, the book includes detailed profiles for trains from all over the world. With 320 pages in total, any train enthusiast is sure to enjoy having a read and discovering the world’s most impressive trains.

6. I May Talk About Trains T-Shirt

i may talk about trains t-shirt

Let everyone know how much they love trains with this hilarious t-shirt. Perfect for those train lovers who just can’t stop talking about trains, this t-shirt will let everyone know what to expect. Available in five different colors and six sizes, this is sure to be an excellent addition to anybody’s wardrobe.

7. Diecast Locomotive Model

diecast locomotive model train gift

Add to their model train collection with this beautiful masterpiece. Handmade from manual stamping, sanding and welding, this is sure to be an excellent decoration for any room. Standing 5.5 inches tall and 11.5 inches long, this traditional locomotive has excellent detail and is sure to please any train lover.

8. Big Boy Steam Engine Mug

big boy mug for train lovers

Let them know they’re a “big boy” with this appropriately themed steam engine mug. Featuring the iconic big boy steam engine that was produced between 1941 and 1944, this mug is a must buy gift for any train enthusiast. Dishwasher and microwave safe, this mug can hold up to 15 ounces and comes with the image printed on both sides.

9. Steam Train Lamp

stream train lamp

Brighten up their house by gifting them this awesome train gift. Standing at 19 inches tall, this unique lamp contains a steam engine print within the lampshade as well as a steam train as the lamp’s base. Made from cold cast resin, it also comes with a 51 inch cord which makes it ideal for bedrooms, living rooms and study’s.

10. Steam Train Canvas Wall Art

steam train canvas wall art

For those individuals who really love trains, what better gift to get them than this awesome canvas wall art. Made from four individual pieces, this huge canvas art is great for hanging in any room. Featuring an iconic locomotive steam engine, this wall art is sure to help brighten up their day, every day!

11. 3D Wooden Train Puzzle

3d wooden train puzzle gift idea

An excellent puzzle gift any for any young train lover, this 3D wooden jigsaw puzzle is sure to leave them jumping with joy. Including 350 different wooden pieces, this laser cut model requires no glue and can be easily slotted together. Complete with detailed English instructions, once finished it makes an awesome 3D train that they’ll be proud to show off.

12. LEGO Hogwarts Express Set

LEGO hogwarts express set

The perfect gift for Harry Potter fans who also love trains, this Hogwarts Express LEGO set is bound to make them happy! Including 801 LEGO pieces, this set also comes with various figures including Harry Potter himself. Standing at three inches tall and 18 inches long, this set is the perfect crossover for any Hogwarts and train lover.

13. Custom Train Wooden Name Sign

custom train wooden name sign

Do you know a youngest who has recently discovered trains? Give them something they won’t forget with their very own custom made wooden train name sign. Made from thick 3/8 inch Baltic birch, this custom name sign can accommodate up to 10 characters in length and will look awesome in any toddler’s bedroom.

14. Train Money Bank

locomotive money bank

Help your loved one save up enough money for their next train ride with this awesome money bank. The ideal gift for saving up all those coins and bills, this money bank is made from high quality non-tarnishing material and will bring a smile to any train lovers face. Suitable for all ages, it’s bound to motivate them to start saving.

15. 1000 Piece Train Jigsaw

1000 piece train jigsaw

What better activity after a long day of train watching than finishing off this awesome 1000 piece puzzle. 30 by 24 inches, this detailed jigsaw features high quality recycled pieces that will never fade. Featuring a super colorful image of a train racing through the mountains, the final result is a beautiful image everyone will love.

16. Custom Train Station Sign

custom train station sign

For anyone who wishes they had their own train station, this is the perfect gift for them! Made from real metal and tin plate, this sign can also be customized to include any station name. Great for hanging both indoors and out, the sign can be easily mounted with its four pre-drilled holes in each corner.

17. Flying Scotsman: A Pictorial History Book

flying scotsman book

The Flying Scotsman is one of the most magnificent trains there is. Help anyone dive into the history of this iconic steam engine with this awesome picture history book. Featuring a range of awesome images throughout the years, any steam engine fan will love reading this book. Including a range of QR codes to watch footage of the Flying Scotsman, it’s a fantastic gift for all.

18. History of Trains Poster

history of trains poster

Where would we be today without these historic and iconic trains? A great piece of décor for any room in the house, this poster highlights some of the most iconic historical trains. At 24 by 36 inches, it’s printed on high quality paper and can be easily framed for extra protection if required.

19. Vintage Railroad Crossing Sign

vintage railroad crossing sign

Add a bit of train history to their collection with this vintage railroad crossing sign. Measuring 12 inches in diameter, this recycled aluminium sign will never rust and is made 100% in the USA. Including 3D bullet holes that give a cool effect, this sign is ideal for their man cave or adding a bit of character to their house.

20. Railroad Train Patent Prints

railroad train patent prints

A perfect gift for any train enthusiast, this collection of railroad train patents is sure to make them giddy. Featuring six unique and accurate railroad patents, these are printed on premium grade photo paper with a 100 year archival rating. Designed to last a lifetime, each one is 8 by 10 inches and shows the inner workings of certain railroad components.

21. I Have A One Track Mind Tee

i have a one track mind t-shirt

Some people, just LOVE trains. For any steam engine lover who can only think about one thing, this t-shirt is the perfect gift. With the phrase “I have a one track mind” anyone is sure to get this funny pun. Machine washable and available in three different colors and over ten different sizes, this tee is sure to suit anyone’s outfit.

22. Hogwarts Express Diecast Model

hogwarts express diecast model

For those steam engine enthusiasts who are looking for a new gem in their collection, this diecast Hogwarts Express model is sure to be it. Officially licensed and made at a 1:50 scale, this 21 inch model also comes with a display base to keep it secure and stood up. Incredibly detailed and immaculately painted, it’s sure to be their most cherished item.

23. Wine Rack Train Bottle Holder

wine rack train bottle holder

Ensure any of their wine bottles is held safe and securely with this essential wine bottle holder sculpture. Made from vintage metal, this statue can easily hold any bottle in the center. The perfect gift for any occasion, at 8 inches tall and 11 inches long, it’s sure to be an excellent conversation starter in any household.

24. Train Silk Tie

train silk tie

Help them dress to impress by gifting them this stunning silk tie present. Featuring a steam engine on the front, its smoke rises all the way up the tie giving it a super cool effect. Suitable for any formal or special occasion, any father, husband, brother or relative is sure to love it.

25. Stainless Steel Train Pendant

stainless steel train pendant

For that individual that just wants to take trains with them wherever they go, look no further than this beautiful train pendant. Made from premium grade stainless steel that will never rust, this pendant is 100% water resistant and comes with a 20-inch necklace. Complete with a gift box, this is a wonderful present for anyone.


Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.