The Best National Park Gifts for Park Lovers
Looking for a National Park Gift for the National Park lover in your life?
You’ve come to the right place, my friend!
If there’s one thing I know about us National Parks nerds: once you visit one, you absolutely fall in love! And there is no more thoughtful gift than one which celebrates the love for our US National Parks.
Read on for 27 National Park gift ideas for the park lover in your life:
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The Best National Park Gifts for the US National Park Lover
Not sure what to gift the National Park lover in your life? You can’t go wrong with one or both of these essential memberships:
US National Parks ‘America the Beautiful’ Gift Pass
There’s no better gift for a National Park lover than an ‘America the Beautiful’ annual pass. This valuable gift grants the passholder access to all of America’s National Parks for an entire year, with the pass valid for 1 year from purchase.
Not sure when your recipient will need a new park pass? Purchase a US Park Pass gift card (authorized retailer of the America the Beautiful Pass) for your receipient to redeem later for their annual pass renewal.
AllTrails Pro Gift Membership
If you’ve got a National Park lover in your life, there’s a good chance they love to hike as well! Another great gift thats useful and affordable for just about anyone is an AllTrails Pro membership!
With AllTrails Pro, members can download trail maps and directions to stay on path, even without internet access.
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National Park Book Gifts
There are plenty of National Park guides out there. But here are a few of our favorite books that are 100% giftworthy:
National Parks of the USA | This book geared towards children 6-9 years old offers a fantastic tour through some of the very best US National Parks. Filled with maps, fun facts, and interesting info about the different flora and fauna, it’s a must-have for every child’s home library.
Atlas of the National Parks | For the ultimate National Park Lover, National Geographic’s Atlas of the National Parks gives a true in-depth look into not only each park itself, but also how history, geology, and climate impacts the National Park system as a whole. Detailed maps, illustrations, and crisp photography adds to the informational content.
Subpar Parks | Going a full 180 from the National Park Atlas is Subpar Parks, a witty, satirical National Parks book. If you’re not already familiar with the wildly popular Instagram page, Subpar Parks takes dismal one-star National Park visitor reviews and pairs them with pop art-style National Park artwork. The book, however, takes things one step further, offering an insightful rebuttal, defending each park’s natural beauty. It’s a true gem of a coffee table book for any National Park lover.
Complete Guide to the National Parks | For the pragmatic National Park gift, Fodor’s Complete Guide to the National Parks is the all-in-one go-to resource for any National Park lover. Covering every National Park from Acadia to American Samoa, this guide book is incredibly thorough, even offering up nearby restaurant recommendations, accommodations, and attractions.
Campfire Stories: Tales from America’s National Parks | For the avid reader, Campfire Stories is a collection of narratives centered around six of the US’ most famous National Parks. Some by well-known figures and others passed down through generations of adventurers, the co-authors of this book spent months researching to find the very best stories that encapsulate each park.
National Park Collector Gifts
Any National Park fan will tell you. Once you visit one, you’re inspired to visit them all! So gifting a way to commemorate these adventures is the perfect National Park gift for those who have checked many of them off their bucket list.
National Parks Scratch Off Poster | Frame this classic print for an essential gift for any National Park lover.
National Park Passport Book | This adorable little passport book will help your gift recipient keep all of their favorite National Park memories in one place, with journal prompts like ‘First Impression’, ‘Wildlife Observed’ and ‘When I Left I Felt…”, among others.
National Parks Custom Push Pin Map | For the map lover in your life, this custom push pin map (complete with tiny wooden tree push pins) makes an excellent gift for anyone who has their sights set on visiting every National Park in the US.
National Park Tokens with Leather Keychain | For the minimalist traveler, these National Park tokens and stamped leather keychain are a fun way to commemorate all of their adventures of the past and those yet to come.
Field Notes National Park Journals | Sold in sets of 3, the National Park Series of Field Notes are not only visually stunning, but offer a practical way to keep notes and memories for each park alive. Pair them with this leather journal cover for an extra special gift.
National Park Home Gifts
Bring the magic of the National Parks home with these favorite household National Park gifts.
National Park Enamel Mugs | Looking for a National Park gift for someone who also loves to camp? These one-of-a-kind enamel mugs are absolutely adorable: go for a matching set or mix and match a variety of different National Parks. PS. The seller also makes these in classic ceramic mug options as well!
National Parks Collection Rumpl Travel Blanket | Rumpl’s travel blankets are spendy, but anyone who owns one will tell you they are absolutely worth their weight in gold! This super warm, yet packable puffy quilt comes in 6 different National Park designs.
National Park Vintage Posters Wall Calendar | With vintage-inspired artwork, this National Park Wall Calendar is a practical yet visually stunning gift for park lovers. A similar desk calendar version is also available.
National Park Wool Throw Blanket | Made of 100% wool, the Pendleton brand puts their own iconic spin on America’s favorite National Parks with these striped throw blankets, meant to symbolize the sky against each park’s unique landscape.
Park Topographic Map Pint Glasses | For the beer drinker, these handmade pint glasses with detailed topographic map print are a lovely unique gift. The designer, Black Lantern, sells similar rocks glasses and cork coasters as well.
National Park Games Gifts
For the board game geek in your life, gift one of these National Park inspired games:
Trekking the National Parks Board Game | Perfect for the National Park enthusiast, Trekking the National Parks follows the same general premise as popular strategy games like ‘Catan’ or ‘Dominion’, with a fun National Park spin. This award-winning game is fun for both adults and kids ages 10 and up.
National Parks Vintage Puzzle | Got a puzzle lover in your life? Gift them this 1000-piece National Park puzzle featuring vintage artwork from various National Parks in gift-worthy packaging.
Trekking the National Parks: Trivia | From the creator of the Trekking the National Parks board game, this trivia set is the perfect gift for any National Park geek. And with questions ranging from history to geography and wildlife, you don’t have to be a National Parks expert to enjoy this game as well.
National Parks Playing Card Deck | This unique playing card deck features various National Parks on each card in a beautifully handcrafted pine wood collector box.
Monopoly: National Parks Edition | For a familiar game with a fun twist, gift this National Parks Edition Monopoly set, complete with National Park themed cards, money and tokens.
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National Park Apparel Gifts
Every National Park lover needs some stylish, yet practical, National Park swag. Here are a few of our favorite National Park gifts:
National Park Beanie | This one-size-fits-all gift is perfect for the outdoor adventurer and avid cold weather hiker.
National Park Retro Sweater | You’ll find a flurry of vintage-inspired National Park sweaters on Etsy. This Yellowstone sweater is one of my favorites, but other Etsy creators we love are Philanthread, For the Good Fight, and Blue June Outfitters.
National Park Crew Socks | For the hiker that likes to keep in style, you can’t go wrong with these Pendleton crew socks, each with their signature National Park stripes. Combine them with a new pair of hiking boots for an extra special gift.
National Park Bandana | These one-of-a-kind printed bandanas make a truly unique gift to commemorate your National Park lover’s adventures. They’re also adorable worn around the neck! Available in Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Zion.
National Park Classic Rain Boots | These high-end Pendleton rain boots are a splurge, for sure, but their 100% waterproof rubber with cushioned insoles make them not only stylish, but a practical gift that can be used for easy hikes throughout a National Park.
Which National Park gifts would you most like to receive?