Are you looking for the perfect national park gift to surprise that national park lover in your life? Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, a birthday, or a special occasion, we’ve put together a unique national park gift guide to help you find that perfect something.
Here is a list of the best national park gifts the Bearfoot Theory team and I have come across over the years including items that are on our own wish lists.
National Park Apparel Gifts
1. National Parks T-Shirt
The Landmark Project makes all kinds of outdoor and national park themed apparel, gear, and gifts. Their unisex national parks t-shirts make a great gift for both men and women that can be worn again and again. They’re sustainably made with better cotton and recycled polyester, and you’ll find lots of fun styles and designs available.
2. Pendleton National Park Beanie
This national park beanie by Pendleton is a useful gift for any national park lover or outdoor enthusiast. It comes in a variety of colors each inspired by a different national park, plus it’s warm, cozy, and versatile.
3. National Park Hat
This national park hat by Parks Project is a great gift for any national park lover and will get plenty of use. It’s cotton with vintage embroidery and has an adjustable fit.
4. Pendleton National Parks Socks
This set from Pendleton contains 3 pairs of national park themed socks inspired by Yosemite, Acadia, and Olympic National Parks. They’re soft and comfy and come in a neat little gift box as well.
5. Goodr National Parks Collection Sunglasses
Goodr makes budget-friendly sunglasses and supports the National Park Foundation. Their national park sunglass collection consists of around a dozen pairs each inspired by a different national park. All are nonslip, have polarized lenses, and come in a neat little gift box.
6. National Park Hip Pack
If you’ve been around for a while, you know we’re big fans of fanny packs here at Bearfoot Theory. These national park hip packs are available in five different designs by Oso Supply Co, a brand that gives back to the outdoors by donating a portion of its proceeds to organizations like 1% for the Planet, The Conservation Alliance, and Access Fund.
7. National Park Sculpture Necklace
A handmade national park sculpture necklace is a unique gift for any national park fan. Designs are available for over a dozen parks with each beautifully represented as a mini work of wearable art. These are durable and waterproof so they can be worn on outdoor adventures in any weather, and a portion of the proceeds go directly to the National Park Foundation.
National Park Gifts for Hiking & Camping
8. Rumpl National Parks Blanket
Rumpl makes my favorite blankets. They’re super cozy, pack down small making them great for camping, van life, and travel, and they’re easy to clean too. Rumpl’s national park blankets feature gorgeous designs each representing a different national park.
9. Rumpl National Parks Towel
I consider a quick drying, packable towel to be an essential and these Rumpl national park towels make a great gift. They’re soft microsuede and come in a variety of designs. To check off a few gifts on your list at a discount, you can get a Rumpl National Park Bundle and pair a puffy blanket with two towels for 15% off!
10. Camp Chef Cast Iron Cook Set
This special edition national parks cast iron set is the perfect gift for the national park lover in your life who loves to cook. It includes a 12-inch dutch oven, a 12-inch skillet, and an interchangeable lid and features silhouettes of iconic national parks.
11. Pendleton National Park Throw
These comfy, classic Pendleton National Park Blankets are designed to commemorate America’s national parks and come in a variety of colors and sizes. These are woven with pure wool in Pendleton’s own mill in Washington State, making them a special gift for someone who loves to cozy up at home.
National Park Gifts for the Home
12. National Park Wildlife Calendar
Stay inspired year-round with this beautiful National Parks Wildlife Calendar! Each month features a prominent animal from national parks around the US from a buffalo in Yellowstone to a puffin in Arcadia. We love the creative illustrations and the easy-to-hang spiral coil design.
13. National Parks Vintage Poster Art Wall Calendar
Another great national park gift for the home, this Vintage Poster Art National Parks Calendar features iconic Works Progress Administration (WPA) posters – historic works of art produced in the 1930s and ’40s to promote travel the the national parks.
14. National Park Foundation Wall Calendar
For someone who loves photography, this classic National Parks Calendar features beautiful photos of some of the US’s most remarkable national parks. Plus, the proceeds go directly to supporting the National Park Foundation.
15. National Park Travelers Map
Keep track of the national parks you visit with this beautifully designed travelers map. The map comes with each national park marked with a green tree. Once you visit a Park, place a yellow tree sticker over the green marker until you’ve visited all 63! Whether you’re 6 or 60, this map is a great national park gift.
16. National Parks Scratch Off Poster
Another fun way to keep track of the national parks you visit, this National Parks scratch off poster also doubles as a nice piece of wall art.
17. Laura Amiss National Parks Posters
Brighten up a room with these beautiful National Parks Posters by the talented artist Laura Amiss. You can buy sets of 2 to 6 of your favorite National Parks or choose single prints.
18. Abstract National Park Posters
These Abstract National Park Posters make a unique gift for any national park lover. They come as a set of 6 and are available via digital download so you can have them printed in any size (or a variety of sizes as pictured).
19. Mid-Century Modern Art National Park Prints
These Modern Art National Park Prints are another great national park gift idea for anyone who could use a little decor in their life. They come in a set of three prints highlighting Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks and are available in a variety of sizes
20. National Parks Botanical Kit
Bring the National Parks home with these super cute National Parks Bontanical Kits. Each kit includes seeds to grow a special memento from your favorite National Park whether that’s a coleus plant from the Grand Canyon, Sitka spruce from Olympic National Park, yellow mimulus from Yellowstone, redwood from Yosemite, or an Emerald Falls dichondra from Zion.
21. National Park Mugs
A national park mug is a great gift idea for a friend, co-worker, family member, or really anyone who loves a hot cup of coffee or tea. These ones in particular are beautiful and you can select from a variety of national parks.
22. National Park Stoneware Coasters
These colorful stoneware national park coasters make a great gift for the home and come packaged together in a neat wooden box. Customize a set of four and pick the national parks you’d like featured on them – all 63 are available!
23. National Park Wood Coasters
These beautifully made wood national park coasters are a great national park gift option too. They’re made of pine, you can order as many as you’d like to create a set, and you can select from designs for all 63 national parks.
24. Hand Poured National Park Candles
Candles always make a great gift for the home. These beautiful national park candles are hand-poured and vegan, meaning they contain no animal products, not even beeswax.
25. Hand-Painted National Park Ornament
These beautiful, handpainted wood slice ornaments are available for more than 20 different national parks. They make a wonderful national park gift whether they’re hung on a Christmas tree or on a wall.
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National Park Game & Puzzle Gifts
26. National Parks Trivia
What year was the first national park established? What is the highest temperature recorded in Death Valley? How many people visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon every year? Learn the answers to these questions and more at your next family trivia night with the National Parks Trivia game.
27. National Parks Monopoly
Who doesn’t love a good game of Monopoly? This National Parks Special Edition of Monopoly is a collectible that will be a hit at family get-togethers and on cozy winter evenings indoors.
28. Trekking the National Parks
This award-winning family-friendly board game is another great gift option for the national park lovers in your life. Trekking the National Parks will make a great addition to game night, plus a portion of the sales go to nonprofits making a positive difference in the world.
29. PARKS Board Game
A collaboration with Fifty Nine Print Series who is known for their beautiful national park posters and prints, PARKS is highly rated and is a fun way to experience the national parks from home. Add it to your family game night rotation or play it solo!
30. National Parks Jenga
Jenga is pretty much considered a staple in any game closet, and this National Parks Jenga provides a fun, unique twist for the outdoor lover in your life. Each block has an interesting national park fact about it, and proceeds support the National Park Foundation.
31. National Parks Yahtzee
Another classic game, this National Parks version of Yahtzee is a great addition to any game closet. It’s perfect for travel as well since all the pieces fit into the Yahtzee dice cup. Bring it along on your next road trip!
32. National Parks Vintage Poster Puzzle
A puzzle version of a vintage national park poster is a great gift idea as well. This shop has a variety of beautiful national park puzzles available with 100, 500, or 1,000 pieces so you can pick out the perfect gift for the national park lover in your life.
33. National Parks Vintage Puzzle
This 1,000 piece Vintage National Parks Puzzle has classic images from the Cavallini archives, an original print company established in the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco in 1989. It comes in a unique tube with a hand sewn muslin bag inside. Check out their Vintage National Parks Map Puzzle for another national park gift option as well.
34. National Parks Playing Cards
This beautiful deck of national park playing cards by Lantern Press makes a thoughtful, unique gift for any national park lover. They feature national park designs on every card (not just the face cards) and come in an embossed wooden collector box with sliding lid.
National Park Coffee Table Book Gifts
35. Roaming America
Roaming America was written by a couple who traveled across the U.S. in a vintage VW Vanagon exploring the country’s national parks. Their photography is beautiful and so is the book in its entirety.
36. 100 Parks 5,000 Ideas
This National Geographic coffee table book showcases the best experiences in the US’s top national, state, and city parks across North America – providing more options for exploration than just the national parks. It’ll provide you and those you gift it to with plenty of ideas (5,000 in fact) for getting out and exploring the nation’s parks.
37. National Geographic Atlas of National Parks
National Geographic’s Atlas of the National Parks provides a deep dive into what makes some of our national parks so special. Along with helpful maps, graphics, and beautiful photographs, this book highlights the extraordinary features that distinguish each park including wildlife, climate, culture, archaeology, and more.
38. Subpar Parks
A New York Times Bestseller, Subpar Parks will make a great gift for any national park lover with a sense of humor. Based on a wildly popular Instagram account, this book combines beautiful illustrations with clueless one-star reviews posted by visitors. In addition to being a fun and hilarious read, this book also shares plenty of interesting information and insights into North America’s national parks.
39. The Art of the National Parks
A beautiful coffee table book and a great gift for any art lover, The Art of the National Parks displays original posters created by world-renowned contemporary artists and designers as part of the Fifty Nine Parks Print Series. Along with these beautifully designed posters, you’ll find interesting facts and travel tips for each park.
40. Scenic Science of the National Parks
The perfect national park book for science and nature lovers, Scenic Science of The National Parks combines delightful illustrations with the most interesting natural science of each park including plants, animals, geology, and more.
National Park Guidebook Gifts
41. National Geographic Guide to National Parks
You can’t go wrong with National Geographic and this guidebook is no exception. With carefully curated tips and information from expert travel writers, the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States covers all 62 national parks from Alaska to the Virgin Islands. You’ll find detailed maps, road trip itineraries, and other helpful planning tips.
42. Lonely Planet USA’s National Parks
Lonely Planet’s guide to USA’s National Parks makes a beautiful gift for national park lovers. Recently updated, this national park book is well organized, full of helpful tips, and features plenty of beautiful photos to get you inspired.
43. Moon USA National Parks
This Moon USA National Parks book is unique because it includes strategic lists and itineraries to help you (and the loved ones you’re gifting this book to) make the most of your time exploring. It’s written by a former park guide and is filled with helpful, practical tips like how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks as well.
44. Fodor’s Complete Guide to the National Parks of America
Fodor’s Guide to the National Parks of America is full of helpful information. From beautiful color photos to large maps, itineraries, trip planning tools, insights from locals, and important information about the cultural and historical context of the national parks, this book has it all. Fodor’s also has a Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West if you want to hone in and get more details on that area specifically.
45. The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes
If your national park lover enjoys hiking or backpacking, then The National Parks Coast to Coast 100 Best Hikes is a perfect gift. This book is filled with maps and beautiful photos as well as 100 of the best national park hikes across the country.
46. Your Guide to the National Parks
This Guide to the National Parks book is highly rated and is filled with helpful information to help you and those you gift it to plan epic national park trips. It has 150 maps, easy to read tables that break down the best lodging, camping, and hiking, and a dozen recommended road trip itineraries.
Other National Park Gifts
47. America The Beautiful Pass
The America the Beautiful Pass is the ultimate National Park gift for outdoor lovers. For only $80, this annual pass grants access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites around the country including National Parks, National Monuments, National Seashores, and more.
And it doesn’t only benefit the cardholder! The America the Beautiful Park Pass covers the entrance for the driver as well as up to 4 adults and is good for 1 year from the month of purchase.
48. National Park Passport
This is one of our favorite gifts for National Park lovers – a National Park Passport! This handy passport is full of color-coded regional maps, need-to-know park information, an official NPS map, and plenty of space to get stamped at over 400+ National Park sites. This is a fun and commemorative way to keep track of parks visited.
49. National Parks Journal
This beautiful national parks journal by Fifty Nine Parks has a section for each national park featuring a gorgeous poster and prompts for each so national park lovers can document the highlights of their trip.
50. Kids National Park Passport Journal
This pocket-sized National Park Activity Passport Set is a great gift for kids and is recommended for ages 4-12. It includes one journal to record their national park adventures and another one to track their hikes. There’s plenty of space to draw and collect national park stamps plus fun activities, maps, and checklists.
See our other outdoor gift guides:
- Eco-Friendly Gifts: Sustainable Gift Ideas that Give Back
- Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers: Ideas for Hikers, Campers, Travellers, and More
- Best Van Life & Road Trip Gifts
- Best Gifts for Outdoor Women
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What National Parks gifts are you eying this year for yourself or others? Do you have any other gift ideas to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!