National Park Themed Gift Guide

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Do you know someone who enjoys camping, biking and hiking?

And they REALLY enjoy doing these activities at US National Parks?

There are so many practical and fun gift ideas that feature US National Parks.

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

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NATIONAL PARK THEMED GIFT IDEAS

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 Itineraries & Travel Planners

Arches & Canyonlands 3 Day Itinerary & Photography Guide – TAKE STUNNING PHOTOS AT ARCHES & CANYONLANDS! Capture amazing images without the stress of figuring out where to find the best photo spots! Grab our guide that tells you the absolute best photo locations for sunrise, sunset and night photography!

Yellowstone 4 Day Itinerary & Vacation Planner – PLAN THE PERFECT TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE! Create your daily itinerary with ease knowing all the best things to do in each area of Yellowstone! Grab our vacation planner that has all the attractions, hiking trails, services and accommodations by region! PLUS our favorite 4 Day Itinerary!

National Park Apparel

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.

  • Check out NP apparel at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP socks at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP hats at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP apparel at REI HERE
  • Check out NP apparel at Etsy HERE

National Park Games

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.

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 are

  • Check out NP games at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP playing cards at Etsy HERE

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!

  • Check out NP puzzles on Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP puzzles on Etsy HERE

National Park Calendars

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

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

  • Check out NP calendars at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP calendars at Etsy HERE

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 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!

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!)

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

  • Check out NP posters at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP posters at Etsy HERE
  • Check out NP scratch off posters at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP scratch off posters at Etsy HERE

National Park Books and Guides

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 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’.

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.

It’s also good to use hiking trail guides to navigate through the national parks.

  • Check out NP maps at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP trails guides at Amazon HERE

National Park Ornaments

Decorating a Christmas tree with ornaments from the national parks 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.

  • Check out NP ornaments at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP ornaments at Etsy HERE

National Park Stickers

Stickers are a great stocking-stuffer gift idea!

  • Check out NP stickers at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP stickers at Etsy HERE

National Park Coloring Books and Activity Books

A coloring book is a terrific national park gift idea for all ages and skill levels.

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

  • Check out NP coloring books at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP coloring books at Etsy HERE
  • Check out NP activity books at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP activity books, felt books, scavenger hunts and more at Etsy HERE

More National Park Themed Gift Ideas

  • Check out NP mugs at Amazon HERE
  • Check out NP mugs at Etsy HERE
  • Check out NP keychains at Etsy HERE
  • Check out NP signs at Etsy HERE

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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20 Comments

  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 ..lol..I 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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