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Are you looking for that perfect gift for the person on your list who enjoys camping, biking and hiking? And they REALLY enjoy doing these activities at US National Parks?

We have found practical and fun gift ideas that feature US National Parks.

When you buy many of these national park themed items, donations will be made to various foundations to help the parks

National Park gifts are perfect for the person on your list who enjoys adventure and photography at these fantastic US parks.

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NATIONAL PARK THEMED GIFT IDEAS

America the Beautiful Pass

Woman holding a US National Parks 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

Parks Project T-Shirt Yosemite   Parks Project T-shirt Rocky Mountain National Park

A cool National Park gift is stylish shirts, hats, sweaters and other apparel items. Anyone who loves the US National Parks will enjoy showing off their favorite national park with outdoor gear and apparel.

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 Edition Games

Jenga National Parks Edition   Monopoly National Parks Edition    Trivial Pursuit National Parks Edition

The most FUN gift National Park gift would be a game. It’s really fun to play these classic games with a National Parks theme!

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.

Trivial Pursuit asks 600 Questions about America’s National Parks with categories that include Natural Wonders, Battlefields & Historic Sites, Cultural Heritage, Science & Nature, Wildlife, and Wild Card.

The best part is that a portion of the proceeds are donated to the National Park Foundation! REI also offers these National Park Edition Games.

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National Park Water Bottles

National Park Camelbak Grand Canyon        National Park Camelbak Stainless Water Bottle Yosemite                    National Park water bottle with Yellowstone graphic

All outdoor adventures require water. Sporting a water bottle with National Park scenes takes hydration to the next level!

Water bottles are a cool AND practical National Park gift for that person on your list who loves the outdoors.

CamelBak® is a proud sponsor of the National Park Service and $1 of every purchase is donated to The National Park Foundation. 


National Park Calendars

National Geographic National Parks Wall Calendar      National Parks Foundation National Parks Wall Calendar

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

National Geographic Wall Calendar – This twelve month calendar showcases inspiring images accompanied by a large grid with moon phases and international holidays. National Geographic supports vital work in conservation, research, exploration, and education.

National Park Foundation Calendar – The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s National Parks. This wall calendar is filled with breathtaking pictures from America’s beautiful national parks. Each month showcases two photos of National Park Foundation-supported sites, plus detailed information about each.


National Park Travel Journals

National Parks JournalNational Park Inspirational JournalNational Park Memory Drawing Book

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 travels so those memories stay with you after you’ve returned home.

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

RELATED: 10 Ideas to Document Your Travels


National Park Posters

Just Go Travel Studios National Park Posters

Our friends Pete and Amy at Just Go Travel Studios offer personalized National Park Posters. Choose one from their selection or create one with your own photo! This is such a unique national park gift to give someone (or yourself!)

Give a Gift Certificate if you’re not sure what photo and wording the recipient of the gift would want.

If you don’t have a photograph to turn into a poster, there are many posters featuring National Parks to choose from.


National Park Books and Guides

National Geographic Complete National Parks book   The National Parks Americas Best Idea Book    Lonely Planet National Parks of America

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 wonderful National Park gift would be a guide book or packing list to help plan a future trip.

National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Lonely Planet Guide Books

US National Park Destination Guides

US National Park Packing Lists


National Park Maps and Trail Guides

National Geographic National Parks Map Collection      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 map ‘just in case’. We use 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 Geographic Illustrated Maps

Maps & Hiking Guides at REI


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

This is the perfect list when you need Christmas or birthday gift ideas for family and friends (or you!) who enjoy outdoor adventure!

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