24 Perfect Gifts for the National Parks Enthusiast

If you’re looking for a gift for a national parks enthusiast (or if you’re maybe looking for a gift for yourself), you’ve come to the right place!

The U.S. National Parks are considered “America’s Best Idea,” and as a national parks lover myself, I have to agree! These incredible lands are being protected to ensure the survival of their unique ecosystems. Within the parks system, you’ll find mountains, deserts, deep forests, and just about every other type of environment you can imagine. The United States has such a wide range of landscapes, and the NPS is here to keep them safe.

National Parks enthusiasts cannot be boxed into a tiny, simple description. We come from all backgrounds and our interested are varied. But one thing all national parks lovers have in common is our appreciation for America’s beautiful land.

I created this National Parks Gift Guide to give you a few ideas for your gift shopping. If you are buying gifts for someone who adores the outdoors and the National Parks, you’re bound to find the perfect present right here. These gifts can be used in every part of life and range from apparel and home decor to travel gear and national park guides.

If you’re here to buy a gift for yourself, don’t worry–I bought myself a couple of things while putting the list together.

Every National Park enthusiast is going to love these national park gifts!

24 Best National Parks Gifts

 


Best National Parks Gift Guide


National Park Gift Guide: Find Your Park T-Shirt

Find Your Park Store

The Find Your Park Store is a partner of the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. This is the best place to find national park apparel (like this t-shirt) and other fun products (like this tote bag). All proceeds go directly to the National Park Foundation.

Where to Buy: Find Your Park


America the Beautiful Pass

My top recommendation for a national parks gift is the America the Beautiful Pass. This national parks pass allows free entry to over 2,000 National Park System and Federal Recreation Land sites, including (of course) all of the national parks.

Where to Buy: REI • NPSL.L.Bean


Roaming America Coffee Table Book

This book is filled with stunning photos of the 59 national parks, along with information to help you plan trips to each one. This was created by Renee and Mathew Hanhnel (travel photographers & influencers). I followed along on social media with their huge trip to visit all of the parks a few years ago, so it’s nice to see it compiled into one book.

Where to Buy: Amazon


National Parks Gift Guide: Anderson Design Group National Parks Prints

Anderson Design Group National Park Prints

Anderson Design Group is the one who creates all those beautiful vintage-poster-style images of the national parks. Their images are available as art prints, postcards, and other products. This is my top art recommendation for national park lovers.

Where to Buy: Anderson Design Group


National Parks Gift Guide: True South National Parks PuzzlesTrue South Puzzles

True South Puzzle Company makes some of the most beautiful puzzles I’ve ever seen. Their National Park Puzzle collection has a range of puzzles that are really fun to put together (and frame when you’re done!).

Where to Buy: True South Puzzle Company • Amazon


National Park Gift Guide: National Park Coffee TinsNational Park Coffee

Coffee lovers will light up when they see this one! Anderson Design Group collaborated with Co Coffee and Roastery to create these national park coffee tins. Each tin features a different national park, and inside each one is delicious ground coffee.

Where to Buy: Anderson Design Group


Lonely Planet USA’s National Parks Guide Book

Get an overview of all of America’s National Parks with Lonely Planet’s awesome guide book. Inside, you’ll find the best advice, tips, & itineraries for every park. The guide also includes park maps and beautiful images. You can also get guides for individual parks from Lonely Planet.

Where to Buy: Lonely Planet • Amazon


National Park Gift Guide: National Park Explorers MapNational Parks Explorer Map

Hang this fun map on your wall to keep track of all the national parks you’ve visited. Mark a park with the cute tiny tree stickers after you visit so you can see where you’ve been. The print is 18 x 24. You can also buy it framed (19 x 25).

Where to Buy: Uncommon Goods


National Park Gift Guide: Pendleton National Parks BlanketsPendleton x National Parks Blanket

This is definitely the most luxurious national park gift out there. Pendleton created a National Parks blanket collection. The beautiful colors in each blanket represent a different national park (Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, Crater Lake, & many others). This is the priciest gift on the list, but well worth it for a loved one who cherishes the parks (and likes to be cozy).

Where to Buy: Amazon • Pendleton 


National Parks Gift Guide: Chaco National Park SandalsChaco x National Park Foundation Sandals

Chacos are one of the best outdoor sandals. They’re super comfortable for walks, hiking, and other outdoor adventures in the summer. Chaco created a line of sandals (for both men and women) inspired by America’s National Parks. Choose from sandals inspired by Yosemite, Big Bend, The Everglades, Glacier, and a range of other parks.

Where to Buy: Chaco • Amazon • REI


National Parks Gift Guide: National Park Passport BookNational Park Passport Book

The National Park passport book is a fun and interactive souvenir. Bring it with you to every park, head into the visitors center or park store, and stamp your passport! Watch your passport fill up as you visit every park in the country.

Where to Buy: Amazon • eParks


National Park Gift Guide: National Park CandlesNational Parks Candles

Bring the smell of the national parks right into your own home! These national park candles represent the scent of each park (there are 3 to choose from) through specific notes, like sea salt, subalpine fir, and black sage. You can choose from Redwood’s Avenue of the Giants, Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, or Yosemite’s Firefall.

Where to Buy: Uncommon Goods


Hydro Flask National Park Bottles

Water bottles are an important item for travelers and outdoorsmen. Everyone should bring their own on a national parks trip to cut down on plastic waste. These Hydro Flask water bottles are the perfect bottle to bring along on a national parks hike. Options: Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Great Smoky Mountains.

Where to Buy: L.L.BeanDick’s Sporting Goods


National Park Gift Guide: National Parks Documentary Ken BurnsThe National Parks: America’s Best Idea Film Series

Ken Burns is famous for his incredible documentary series, and he brought his magic to America’s National Parks. This film series focuses on each of the national parks. You can get the Blu-ray set, watch it for free on Amazon Prime (you can gift Amazon Prime too!), or stream it on Amazon Video.

Where to Buy: Amazon


Letterfolk National Parks Journal

This pocket-size journal is the perfect thing to bring along to every national park. You can record your experiences, track your hikes, and find useful info for each park all inside. It’s a great gift for anyone who wants to make a quick keepsake of their park visits.

Where to Buy: Amazon


National Parks Gift Guide: National Parks Monopoly Board GamesNational Park Monopoly & Board Games

Any fan of board games will appreciate these national park versions of classic games. You get the National Parks Monopoly game, or Yahtzee, Jenga, and Trivial Pursuit.

Where to Buy: Amazon • USAopoly

 


National Park Gift Guide: Natonal Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the U.S.National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the U.S.

The National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States is an informative guide to all of the national parks. You’ll find tons of tips and recommendations for a national parks trip, plus over 300 color photos and plenty of useful maps.

Where to Buy: National Geographic • Amazon


National Parks Gift Guide: National Parks Thermal BottlesNational Park Explorer’s Thermal Bottles

These thermal national park bottles are absolutely adorable, and they’re extremely useful. The insulated stainless-steel bottles will keep your drinks hot (12 hours) or cold (24 hours), and hold up to 18 oz. The designs feature 4 of the most popular national parks: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, or Great Smoky Mountains.

Where to Buy: Uncommon Goods


National Parks Gift Guide: Pendleton National Parks Coffee MugPendleton National Park Coffee Mug

Here’s another cool national park gift from Pendleton. These ceramic national park coffee mugs are beautifully-designed and make for a great start to the day. Combine this with the national park coffee tin and you’ll have the perfect gift!

Where to Buy: Amazon • Pendleton


National Parks Gift Guide: National Parks Leather JournalLeather-Bound National Parks Journal

This leather-bound journal has a nostalgic feel. Inside you’ll find maps and information about all of the national parks. It’s more of a guide than a journal, but there are 50 blank pages for writing as well. It’s small and easy to carry around.

Where to Buy: Amazon


National Park Gift Guide: Sendero Provisions National Parks HatSendero Provisions National Park Hat

These colorful baseball caps feature a range of national parks through both the colors and the patch on the front. Choose from Yellowstone, Badlands, Sequoia, Joshua Tree, and more.

Where to Buy: Amazon • Sendero Provisions

 


National Parks Gift Guide: National Parks PatchesNational Parks Patches

These national parks patches by Sendero Provisions are the perfect gift. For just $5 each, these woven patches can be put on anything from hats and jackets, to tote bags and backpacks.

Where to Buy: Sendero Provisions

 


National Parks Gift Guide: National Parks Illisutrated Sticker SetNational Parks Sticker Set

This national park sticker set makes for an easy gift or add-on. Each park is represented in a vintage-poster-style sticker. This would be great for scrapbookers or anyone who likes to document their trips in a journal. It’s also fun to stick these on laptops and notebooks.

Where to Buy: Amazon


National Park Gift Guide: National Parks Coloring BookNational Parks Coloring Book

A national parks coloring book is another simple, easy gift for the artistic type. There are a lot of them out there to choose from, but I like this Anderson Design Group coloring book best.

Where to Buy: Amazon

 


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By Courtney Minor

Wandering around and writing about it.

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