National Park Themed Gift Guide

Use our National Park themed gift guide to find that perfect travel keepsake for the person on your list who really likes to visit US national parks!

If you’re looking for US National Park vacation ideas, don’t forget about the apparel, maps and travel activities that will make your trip even better!

National Park Gift Guide

Here’s a list of resources to help you plan a National Park vacation:

US National Park Travel Planner
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National Park Themed Gift Guide

Here’s our list of National Park gear and gift ideas we use and recommend!

America the Beautiful Pass

The best National Park gift you can give anyone who enjoys outdoor adventure is the US National Park Pass!

  • It only costs $80 – it’s the best adventure deal anywhere!
  • It covers all passengers in a personal vehicle.
  • It is valid for one year from date of purchase.

Buy the pass at REI and they will donate 10% of sales to the National Park Foundation. You can also order passes online or get them at any of these Federal Recreation Areas.

National Park Apparel

A cool National Park gift is stylish shirts, hats, sweaters and other apparel items.

Parks Project Apparel from REI: with each purchase, they donate money to fund habitat restoration, visitor programs, wildlife conservation and more at the National Parks.

National Park Games

The most FUN gift National Park gift would be a game.

It’s really fun to play these classic National Park Games:

Jenga includes over 100 educational fun facts about the national parks engraved on the wooden pieces.

Monopoly features over 60 national parks throughout the game and includes educational game matching animals to the parks they inhabit.

Trivia games ask all sorts of questions about America’s National Parks with categories that include Natural Wonders, Battlefields & Historic Sites, Cultural Heritage, Science & Nature and Wildlife.

Playing cards with national park graphics

National Park Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are one of those universally appreciated gifts. Everyone loves puzzles.

There are a wide variety of National Park Puzzles that it should be easy to find the perfect one for anyone on your list!

National Park Calendars

Photos of various national parks in a calendar is a terrific gift idea.

National Park calendars are filled with breathtaking pictures from America’s beautiful national parks. Who wouldn’t appreciate that!?

National Park Travel Journals

One of the biggest mistakes travelers make is assuming you won’t forget the experiences or emotions of the places you visit.

It’s important to document your adventures with travel memory books so those vacation moments stay with you after you’ve returned home.

A travel journal is a National Park gift that will be cherished for years!

National Park Books, Guides, and Activity Packs

There are so many books and resources about US National Parks that are filled with color photos, detailed maps, historical background, location of the park system properties, best times to visit and top-rated activities. A US National Park Guide Book is a must for anyone planning a vacation!

National Park Maps and Trail Guides

Yes, it’s the digital age and everyone is using GPS or downloaded maps. But did you know that most of the US National Parks are in areas that get no cell service!?

We ALWAYS have a back-up physical US National Park Map ‘just in case’.

Our favorite are the National Geographic Illustrated Maps because they are waterproof and tear-resistant. The topographic maps for the National Parks also include hiking trails and other useful information for the specific park.

National Park Ornaments

Decorating a Christmas tree with national park ornaments is a fun way to remember the places you’ve been on your vacations.

You could also add hiking ornaments, wildlife ornaments or other outdoor-themed ornaments to compliment the ones from the national parks.

National Park Coloring Books and Activity Books

National Park coloring pages or a coloring book make terrific gifts for all ages and skill levels.

There are many national park activity books, felt books and scavenger huts that children would enjoy.

More National Park Themed Gift Ideas

There you have it! Our list of fabulous gifts for anyone who loves the national parks.

This is the perfect national park gift idea list when you need Christmas or birthday presents for family and friends (or you!) who enjoy visiting national parks.


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  1. No way Monopoly and Jenga (more) has theme ones like that! Absolutely love the National Park Wall Arts, that would be the ideal for us to gift as if you climb or not, it’s magical on a wall! Then for the adventurer itself, maybe some books and guides are really thoughtful!

  2. I definitely think the travel journals are a great idea. I wish I could make myself use them more. Thanks for the tips.

  3. I need the National Parks monopoly, that is awesome. We are in the middle of planning our next trip to the States and trying to work how many of the parks we can get to.

  4. Yosemite reminds of of alexander supertramp. Love your list. The tshirt look amazing too. Someday i want to visit your country and get mesmerised ?

  5. All these gift ideas are so good! And I’m so in love with diaries and notebooks that I would definitely buy a travel journal! Also the guides are super cool!

  6. The America the Beautiful pass is a really good idea! An issue I always struggle with is how wasteful Christmas is. I’m always getting things I don’t really want, but a pass to the parks gives you an experience and joy for the whole year!

  7. Some pretty cool gifts, I love a calendar and often use the photos after to frame or in projects. Travel journals or simply books to write in am all there and usually have around 3 on the go and these ones are truly gorgeous.

  8. The American the beautiful pass is an excellent gift idea for outdoorsy people. I’d like one too, it’s a shame I’m not in the US! The nature notebooks are also a useful gift option, good tips here.

  9. Love the research you have done here to create such a great list of gift options at this time of year. Also love how purchasing some of these items results in greater support toward maintaining these wonderful natural resources for us and future generations to enjoy. These items are also all wonderful reminders to encourage us to spend much more time in the great outdoors to enrich our lives.

  10. What a great list! I love that Monopoly has versions for pretty much anything you can imagine. A good water bottle is a must for outdoor adventures! I personally use the Camelbak you mentioned as does my 6 year old and we love them!

  11. I didn’t know National Parks gifts existed! this is interesting and I can think of a couple people would enjoy the wall art or monopoly game.

    And I completely agree with documenting your travels. Experiences are always interesting to read back on because you document all the details you may forget later on.

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