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National Park Gifts 2021: 65+ Amazing Gifts For National Park Lovers

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We are huge national parks fans and, between us, have explored nearly every national park in the US. With over 300 million people visiting the parks within the NPS system each year, we’re pretty confident that we’re not alone! As you’ve landed here, we can safely assume you are looking for national park gifts for a loved one, or perhaps for yourself, and we’ve got you covered!

These gifts for national parks fans have been specifically chosen as mementos of unforgettable experiences or motivation for new adventures.

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Hanukkah, or just an “I love you” gift, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for national park lovers! Begin with the “how to use this guide” section below, then use the table of contents to jump to the section that interests you most.

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How to Use this National Park Gift Guide

To get the most out of this gift guide we wanted to take a second to explain the layout and our price guide.

We have grouped gifts into categories to help you narrow down your search for the best national parks gifts. The list is divided into the following categories:

Additionally, we have included a price guide for each item. We decided to include a simple price range rather than an exact price as costs can change. The key for our price guide is below:

  • $ = Under $25
  • $$ = Under $50
  • $$$ = Under $100
  • $$$$ = Over $100

National Park Gifts by We Dream of Travel

As professional landscape photographers and nature admirers, our love for the national parks runs deep. Additionally, we were selected as the first-ever Chief Exploration Officers tasked with the job of photographing our national parks for six straight months in partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF).

Below is a collection of our work in several different formats honoring our natural treasures.


2022 National Park Calendar

2022 America's National Treasures Calendar makes the perfect National Parks gift

Our 2022 US National Parks Calendar makes for the perfect gift to plan next year’s adventures.

Discover 12 incredible photos from all over America’s best national parks.

A calendar goes beyond just dates on a grid. It provides a collection of beautiful moments from the recent past, a schedule for the present, and in the future, it will become a reminder of how the year was spent. 

Price Guide: $


National Park Fine Art Prints

Fine art national park photography prints are a perfect national parks gift

Treasure the natural beauty of the US National Parks from the comfort of your own home with a fine art photography print.

Prints start from just $5 and you have the choice of printing those that speak to you on traditional photo paper or metal.

Metal prints produce more vibrant colors, deeper contrast, and a three-dimensional aesthetic that accentuates the stylistic ethos of our photography.

We also offer prints of any of the images you’ve seen on this website or our social media channels. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve seen an image you’d like printed that isn’t in the galleries.

Price Guide: $


National Parks Gift Cards

National Parks Gift Card bundle

Our National Park greeting card bundle contains 10 blank-inside cards with geological wonders that will leave you as breathless as the hikes they required to capture.

With this majestic collection, you are giving more than a card; you are giving your loved one an escape!

Price Guide: $$


Top 5 National Park Gifts

We have compiled a comprehensive guide to all the best gifts for national parks lovers, including over 60 different items… and these are our ultimate top 5 presents from that list! So if you’re looking for a quick and easy gift for the national park adventurer in your life, this is the perfect place to start!


America the Beautiful National Park Pass

For national park lovers, no gift is better than the opportunity to explore the parks.

The America the Beautiful Annual Pass gives access to all 63 national parks, as well as over 2,000 federal recreation sites. It is truly one of the best gifts for a national park lover, being the closest thing to a national park gift card.

The pass is valid for a full year from the date of purchase. It includes entry for the driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas. Or up to four adults at sites that charge per person (kids 15 & under get in free).

It’s the gift that keeps on giving,granting them year-long access to all of the parks for endless adventures!

Price Guide: $$$


National Park Passport

A National Parks Passport allows national park enthusiasts to collect stamps from each of the parks they visit. Stamps are free and available at each of the national park visitor centers.

The passport also includes a national park map, information about the park, and space to add your own notes.

These stamps and notes create a lasting souvenir to look back on and remember the wonderful memories created within the parks.

Additionally, proceeds from the program are donated to support vital educational and interpretive programs at sites managed by the National Park Service. So you can feel good about your gift giving too!

If this one doesn’t feel quite right, there are a variety of other national park passports and journals available. Some of our favorites include:

Price Guide: $


National Parks Hoodie

America's National Parks 5 Billion Star Hotel hoodie makes for a great Christmas or birthday gift.

As keen lovers of the night skies, we absolutely adore this 5 Billion Star Hotel hoodie by Passion for Parks on Etsy. There’s nothing quite like camping out under the stars in the American wild!

In addition to being a super cute design, they donate a portion of every sale to a foundation that works directly with national parks. They also have a bunch of other parks inspired clothing, including vests, tees, long sleeves, and sweaters.

Price Guide: $$$


USA National Park Scratch Off Map

A scratch-off National Parks map is a fun gift for national parks enthusiasts. Help them keep track of the parks they’ve visited as they scratch each one off their bucket list.  As each gold foil tree is scratched off, an image of the national park is revealed.

This gift also comes with an added feel-good factor as a tree is planted with each purchase, as part of the National Forest Foundation’s tree planting initiative.

Price Guide: $$


Nomadix National Park Towel

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, the versatile Nomadix towel is now available in 15 different national park themes.

The gorgeous, quick-drying towels are perfect for an outdoor adventure, heading to the beach, or for yoga.

This travel towel is the perfect item to take on a national park road trip as the lightweight material packs down small, is sand and dirt repellent, and dries significantly faster than standard towels.

Price Guide: $$


National Park Gift Ideas for the Home

These wonderful national park gift ideas for the home will help any outdoor enthusiast enjoy being inside! Add a little bit of the parks to your space with a range of national park-inspired gifts to choose from.


2022 National Park Calendar

2022 America's National Treasures Calendar makes the perfect National Parks gift

Plan next year’s adventures, while enjoying stunning imagery from the parks with our 2022 US National Parks Calendar.

Discover 12 incredible photos from all over America’s best national parks.

A calendar goes beyond just dates on a grid. It provides a collection of beautiful moments from the recent past, a schedule for the present, and in the future, it will become a reminder of how the year was spent. 

Price Guide: $


Pendleton National Park Blanket

The Pendleton National Park Blanket is the ultimate luxurious gift for national park fans. Known for their superior pure virgin wool, Pendleton Woolen Mills has been honoring the national parks for more than 100 years with their distinctive blankets.

Alongside stripes that reflect different elements of the park, each of their cozy national parks blankets has a vintage label with the park name and an image of an iconic feature.

Price Guide: $$$$


Cozy National Park Sherpa Blanket

National park sherpa blanket makes the perfect gift for national park lovers

Inspired by vintage advertisements, this super, soft sherpa blanket by Danforth Outdoor allows you to take a little piece of the national park’s home with you.

Or even pack it for a national park road trip and cozy up under it next to the campfire!

Price Guide: $$$


National Park Throw Pillow

A national park throw pillow makes the perfect gift for national park lovers for the home.

Add a splash of color, along with fond memories of national park adventures to the home with this handmade throw pillow.

Featuring cute graphics of animals found within the parks, it makes the ideal gift for national park lovers who also love wildlife.

Price Guide: $$


National Park Mug

National Park mug is one of the best gifts for national park lovers

We absolutely adore this design by Maple and Hen and feature more of their products in this list of national park gifts!

Their ceramic mug features 63 cute graphics covering all of the National Parks in the US, making it an ideal gift for those that also love hot beverages.

For those that enjoy camping adventures, there is also an enamel mug available with the same design.

Price Guide: $


National Park Coasters

Build your own set of coasters from any of the 63 National Parks in the US. These handmade coasters feature beautiful artistic designs from the parks.

They make the perfect addition to the home, providing a daily reminder of those wilderness adventures and memories we all treasure from our time spent in the parks.

Price Guide: $


Personalized National Park Topography Tray

Personalized National Park Topography Tray is an ideal national park gift for the home

Serve drinks and snacks in style with this personalized tray.

Choose from 13 detailed topographical maps of US national treasures, including Yosemite, Olympic, Zion, and Yellowstone National Parks.

Make it a truly personal gift by adding a name, date, and even a star on a favorite landmark.

Price Guide: $$$


National Parks Tea Towel

National Parks themed tea towel

Be transported to your favorite national parks at mealtimes with this wonderful tea towel. Created by Maple and Hen on Etsy, this tea towel will brighten up the kitchen!

Maple and Hen on Etsy have a whole collection of national park products that are perfect for gifts, from this wonderful tea towel and the above mug to shower curtains, puzzles, t-shirts and more! Their cute designs feature all 63 national parks.

Price Guide: $$


National Parks Scented Candle

There’s nothing quite like a scent to trigger memories and feelings. Take home the fragrance of the great outdoors with these Paddywax national park scented candles.

Each park candle has its own unique aromas inspired by the destination, including cottonwood and oak for Yosemite and sagebrush and fir for Yellowstone. Add to this the crackling wood wick, and you’ll be instantly transported back to the campfire.

While we absolutely adore Paddywax candles, we’re also huge fans of these national park inspired scented candles by Elsewhere Candle Co. on Etsy. They feature candles for 15 of the parks so offer a little more variety too.

Price Guide: $$


National Parks Inspired Teas

Now you’re cozy with your national parks blanket and candle, and you’ve got your mug and coasters ready, you just need something to go in the mug!

These teas by LamieWellness are inspired by the national parks and come in three delightful varieties:

We also love this tea gift sampler available on Amazon. Each National Park Gift Box includes 10 different packages of tea inspired by the flora, colors, environment, and scenery of the parks.

Price Guide: $


Perfect Gifts for National Park Lovers: Maps, Posters and Prints

Decorate your walls with emotive and inspirational souvenirs of our incredible national parks with this collection of fine art prints, maps, and posters.


National Park Photography

Fine art national park photography prints are a perfect national parks gift

Treasure the natural beauty of the US National Parks from the comfort of your own home with a fine art photography print.

Prints start from just $5 and you have the choice of printing those that speak to you on traditional photo paper or metal.

Metal prints produce more vibrant colors, deeper contrast, and a three-dimensional aesthetic that accentuates the stylistic ethos of our photography.

We also offer prints of any of the images you’ve seen on this website or our social media channels. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve seen an image you’d like printed that isn’t in the galleries.

Price Guide: $


USA National Park Scratch Off Map

A scratch-off National Parks map is a fun gift for national parks enthusiasts. Help them keep track of the parks they’ve visited as they scratch each one off their bucket list.  As each gold foil tree is scratched off, an image of the national park is revealed.

This gift also comes with an added feel-good factor as a tree is planted with each purchase, as part of the National Forest Foundation’s tree planting initiative.

Price Guide: $$


Personalized National Parks Push Pin Map

Featuring a scenic mountain-inspired design, this push pin map is a fun way to mark off previous adventures and help plan future ones. The map includes all 63 parks and offers free personalization to add the name of an individual or couple.

Price Guide: $$$


Vintage US National Park Posters

These beautiful pieces of art are inspired by the iconic scenery of four of the best national parks.

The set of four posters are made in the USA on premium thick white paper and you can choose to have them framed or unframed.

We also love this set of five vintage national park posters too!

Price Guide: $


National Geographic Destination Map: National Parks of the United States

While most of the maps on this gift list have been for decorative purposes, the National Geographic National Parks map is far more practical. The map highlights nearly 400 parks across the US, as well as a list of all park service units, sorted by state.

It is one of the best national park gifts for those planning their next road trip.

You can also get individual topographical maps for each of the US National Parks, which provide the perfect accompaniment for hikes. Check here for individual park maps.

Price Guide: $


National Park Stationery


National Parks Gift Cards

National Parks Gift Card bundle

Our National Park greeting card bundle contains 10 blank-inside cards with geological wonders that will leave you as breathless as the hikes they required to capture.

With this majestic collection, you are giving more than a card; you are giving your loved one an escape!

Price Guide: $$


National Parks Postcards

Lantern Press offers a pack of 62 original hand-illustrated postcards featuring all but the most recent national park.

Whether used as a postcard to spread a little joy, framed to decorate the home, or used in scrapbooks to recall adventures, the beautiful designs are a wonderful way to share the wonder of the American wilderness.

Lantern Press also has packs of postcards from individual parks including Crater Lake, Arches, Grand Tetons, Everglades, Acadia and more.

Additionally, you can find a variety of other National Park postcards on Amazon that also make for great gifts.

Price Guide: $$


National Park Passport

A National Parks Passport allows national park enthusiasts to collect stamps from each of the parks they visit. Stamps are free and available at each of the national park visitor centers.

The passport also includes a national park map, information about the park, and space to add your own notes.

These stamps and notes create a lasting souvenir to look back on and remember the wonderful memories created within the parks.

Additionally, proceeds from the program are donated to support vital educational and interpretive programs at sites managed by the National Park Service. So you can feel good about your gift giving too!

If this one doesn’t feel quite right, there are a variety of other national park passports and journals available. Some of our favorites include:

Price Guide: $


National Park Stickers

Get creative with these vinyl national park stickers! Decorate scrapbooks, water bottles, laptops, luggage, phones, etc. to add an extra charm to your belongings.

Stickers are a fun gift for all ages. Plus, with two copies of 100 designs, they’re also perfect for sharing!

Price Guide: $


Best National Park Gifts: Souvenirs, Collectibles and Jewelry

If you’re looking for a meaningful national parks gift for a loved one, then one of these presents may be just the thing! From unique pieces of jewelry to delicate ornaments and fun collectibles, these items are a special reminder of wonderful times spent in the great American outdoors.


National Park Bar Necklace

National park bar pendants necklaces make a perfect gift for national park lovers

These beautiful handmade necklaces by Midnight Jo on Etsy are the perfect gift to remember a favorite national park.

The bars are made from actual US quarters and are available in over 50 different designs. The designs are limited to the coins produced.

The production of National Park quarters began in 2010 with one park per state and five parks produced per year.

They also make national park rings from the quarters too which provide another unique gift option.

Price Guide: $


National Park Sculpture Necklace

Treasure the magic of the national parks with these handmade clay sculptured necklaces. Designed and made by Grace Vanderbush in Minnesota, her love for the parks inspired these beautiful pieces of jewelry.

They are available in ten different parks designs including Acadia, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Glacier National Parks.

Two dollars from each purchase is donated to the NPF to support the parks.

Price Guide: $$$


National Parks Charms

These elegant sterling silver charms by Haylee’s Silver each feature an iconic national park view.

There are over 100 beautiful designs to choose from and can be used as a pendant on a necklace or charm on a bracelet.

Price Guide: $


Alpiner National Park Foundation Edition Watch

The Alpiner National Park Foundation Edition watch by Alpina was created in collaboration with the NPF. It features a forest green dial in a stainless-steel case on a tan leather strap. Both the strap and case back are embossed with the NPF logo.

It was designed with adventure in mind and isanti-magnetic, anti-shock, water-resistant up to 100m, and stainless. 

While it doesn’t come cheap, this classic timepiece is sure to be popular both as a collector’s item and a functional watch.

Alpina is also donating $100 from every watch sold to the NPF to support the parks.

Price Guide: $$$$


Leather Keychain and Travel Tokens

Keychain and tokens make the perfect keepsake gift for national park enthusiasts

A keychain and travel tokens are the perfect keepsakes for travel and national park enthusiasts. Keep adding to it as more destinations are visited with customizable tokens, allowing each location or park to be remembered on this timeless token holder.

Price Guide: $


National Parks Keychain

Vintage map Acadia National Park keychain gift for national park lovers.

These keychains are available for nine of the most popular national parks, although custom designs are also available to create your own!

They feature a vintage map of the park inlaid in glass in silver-tone with a ring and clasp.

Price Guide: $


National Parks Ornaments

Rocky Mountain National Park ornament

Each of these intricate ornaments is handmade from red oak and walnut. There are over 20 unique designs to choose from.

You can also add your own personal touch by writing any memorable dates or information on the back with a sharpie!

Price Guide: $


National Park Quarters Collection

Through the America the Beautiful program, the US Mint has issued 56 quarters featuring different scenes of national parks and other national sites from every state and territory.

This complete set includes all of the national park quarters in mint condition displayed within a specially designed book.

Price Guide: $$$


Best National Park Gifts: Apparel

Not only do these gifts show off love for the US national parks, but they’re also functional!


National Parks Socks

Socks are the perfect gift for the person who has everything, because who doesn’t need more socks?! They’re also an ideal stocking filler.

These socks are available in 15 differentnational parks themed designs.

Price Guide: $


National Parks T-Shirt

A national park t-shirt allows national parks enthusiasts to show off their love for the parks in style! There are many different designs available online to fit all tastes.

We also love these individual park tees on Etsy. They have over 20 different designs in a variety of colors and are available in crew neck and v-neck, as well as sweaters and kids tees.

Price Guide: $


National Parks Hoodie

America's National Parks 5 Billion Star Hotel hoodie makes for a great Christmas or birthday gift.

As keen lovers of the night skies, we absolutely adore this 5 Billion Star Hotel hoodie by Passion for Parks on Etsy. In addition to being a super cute design, they donate a portion of every sale to a foundation that works directly with national parks. They also have a bunch of other parks inspired clothing, including vests, tees, long sleeves, and sweaters.

However, as much as we love their designs, there are also a LOT of other great options for hoodies and sweaters out there. Below are a few others we love, all of which are available on Etsy.

Price Guide: $$$


National Parks Hat

As well as being a stylish accessory, these NPS trucker hats are also a great practical gift for sun protection while out on hikes! It is available in five different colors and is one size fits all.

We also love these individual parks hats by Patch Parlor on Etsy if you’re looking for a specific park gift.

Price Guide: $$


National Parks Beanie

As the temperatures drop, this cozy beanie is guaranteed to keep you warm!

If you prefer a more subtle national park theme, consider these beanies by Pendleton. With their signature parks themed stripes, they show a more understated support for the parks.

Price Guide: $


Practical Gifts for National Park Lovers

These practical gifts for national parks fans are perfect for those that are looking to take more adventures in the parks. While not necessarily national park themed, these are our must-have items for outdoor adventures.


America the Beautiful National Park Pass

Also featured in our top 5 best gifts for national park lovers, the America the Beautiful annual pass truly is the ultimate present.

The annual pass gives access to all 63 national parks, as well as over 2,000 federal recreation sites. It is truly one of the best gifts for a national park lover, being the closest thing to a national park gift card.

The pass is valid for a full year from the date of purchase. It includes entry for the driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas. Or up to four adults at sites that charge per person (kids 15 & under get in free).

It’s the gift that keeps on giving,granting them year-long access to all of the parks for endless adventures!

Price Guide: $$$


Nomadix National Park Towel

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, the versatile Nomadix towel is now available in 15 different national park themes.

The gorgeous, quick-drying towels are perfect for an outdoor adventure, heading to the beach, or for yoga.

This travel towel is the perfect item to take on a national park road trip as the lightweight material packs down small, is sand and dirt repellent, and dries significantly faster than standard towels.

Price Guide: $$


Waterproof Hiking Boots

A good pair of hiking boots is an absolute essential for avid parks fans. Most of the national parks require at least some degree of hiking and having comfortable footwear will make all the difference!

We love these waterproof boots by Keen. They are comfortable, have great traction, provide ankle support, and are waterproof!

Price Guide: $$$$


Backpack

While out exploring in the parks, hikers need to be able to carry water, snacks, extra clothes, and other gear. Having a day pack that is lightweight, comfortable, and durable is critical.

Osprey backpacks are by far the best we’ve found, they are well designed and built to last.

Price Guide: $$$


Reusable Water Bottle

Hydration is so important while out in the wilderness.

Most national parks have water fountains or filling stations for reusable bottles, so you can ensure your loved one stays hydrated without wasting single-use plastic bottles.

Price Guide: $


Camera

This is by far the most expensive item on this gift list. However, photography often goes hand in hand with exploring the parks.

While many will be content with the images they get from their cell phones, a good camera can make all the difference for those wanting to learn more about photography.

The Sony rx100vi is a compact camera that fits in your pocket but is also capable of producing professional-quality imagery without requiring additional lenses

Price Guide: $$$$


Portable Charger

Nowadays, most intrepid explorers will be using their phones for navigating, researching, and photos on the go, as well as communicating.

Ensure your loved one is able to keep their phone and other devices fully charged on their travels. This portable charger by Anker will charge most of the newest phone models more than 5 times.

Price Guide: $$$


Leatherman Multi Tool

The Leatherman Signal Camping multi-tool is ideal for those who enjoy hiking and camping in the backcountry. Its compact design has been developed with remote campers in mind, with a firestarter and safety whistle, as well as all the typical Leatherman tools.

Price Guide: $$$$


Best National Parks Gifts: Books

It’s no surprise, considering the popularity of the national parks, that so many books have been written about them. From coffee table books to guidebooks and memoirs, a book provides a lasting gift that can be treasured for years to come.


Ansel Adams in the National Parks

As landscape photographers, we would be remiss if we didn’t include images from the father of landscape photography, Ansel Adams, on our list of national parks gifts!

Published in 2010, this book includes the most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adam’s photos of the US National Parks and wilderness area. Within, you can discover over 200 photographs, many of which are rarely seen and some unpublished prior to this book.

Price Guide: $$


National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 9th Edition

This latest edition of National Geographic’s popular Guide to National Parks includes 62 of the country’s national parks (missing New River Gorge).

Within, you will find expert travel advice, detailed maps, tips for visiting and the latest information from park rangers and Nat Geo authors.

It also includes many regional road trip itineraries to help national park fans start planning their next dream adventure.

Price Guide: $


Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the USA

Published in September 2021, Fodor’s Complete Guide to the National Parks of the USA is currently the only guide to include all current 63 national parks.

This book also contains arguably the most comprehensive information for planning a national park trip.

Within, you’ll find itineraries, information on attractions, accommodations, and restaurants, as well as useful tips.

Price Guide: $


Subpar Parks: America’s Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors

For national park enthusiasts with a sense of humor, this book is a fantastic gift.

Loaded full of hilarious 1-star reviews of the national parks alongside beautiful illustrations and detailed information, this book is both outrageously comical and educational!

For example, while most national park lovers admire the incredible depth of the Grand Canyon, for one visitor it was just “A hole. A very, very large hole.”.

You can even get Subpar posters on Etsy for another hilarious national parks gift option. The posters feature illustrated artwork and a line from a real negative park review.

Price Guide: $


Our National Parks by John Muir

Considered the “Father of the National Parks”, John Muir is synonymous with the NPS and is perhaps the country’s most famous naturalist. His writings were integral in the creation of many of the parks.

Originally published in 1901, this book includes 10 articles from The Atlantic Monthly that Muir wrote hoping to inspire others to fall in love with the parks as he had.

“Our National Parks” is guaranteed to be a top gift for a national park lover who enjoys reading, with exquisite descriptions of Yosemite and other western national parks, accompanied by vintage photos.

Price Guide: $


Ranger Confidential by Andrea Lankford

Take a peek behind the scenes of the national parks in this book by a former NPS ranger.

With 12 years of experience working in some of the most iconic national parks, Andrea unveils the story behind the spectacular scenery.

Her heartfelt and fascinating accounts of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of life as a park ranger will have you gripped, and at times laughing out loud.

Price Guide: $


Best National Parks Gifts for Kids

It’s not just adults that love the great outdoors! These fun national park gift ideas are perfect for younger explorers and adventurers. We’ve also included a whole other section of national park games below that are fantastic for family fun.


Junior Ranger National Parks Passport

Much like the adult National Parks Passport, the Junior Ranger version allows young national park fans to collect free stamps from each of the parks. They can also collect specially designed Junior Ranger stamps whenever they complete a park’s Junior Ranger Program.

The Junior Ranger Passport is the perfect introduction to the national parks for kids of all ages and our favorite national park gift idea for kids!

As with the adult passport, proceeds from sales go to supporting educational programs in the parks.

Recommended age: 4 years+

Price Guide: $


Personalized Adventure Themed Piggy Bank

Mountain and bear National Park Themed Gift piggy Bank for kids

Help teach little ones the fun of saving with this adorable mountain and bear-themed piggy bank. Choose to personalize it with their name for a treasured keepsake.

This piggy bank is handmade by Bloom Owl on Etsy in Upstate, NY using baltic birch wood, and a non-toxic child friendly ink. They have some other very cute designs too!

Recommended age: Any

Price Guide: $$


Junior Ranger Infant Onesie

A cute national park gift for the youngest member of the family!

This adorable 100% cotton onesie is designed to look like a park ranger’s uniform. It makes for the perfect everyday outfit for the nature-loving family or even a fun costume!

Recommended age: 0-18 months.

Price Guide: $


Joovy National Park Foundation Gift Set

Spark a lifelong love for animals while introducing children to the importance of conserving our environment and the creatures within it.

Within this interactive gift box, you will discover a cute plush toy, children’s board book, and double-sided placemat, all featuring one of four loveable endangered animals.

Choose from Sol the Southern Sea Otter, Ben the Sonoran Pronghorn, Brody the Hawaiian Hoary Bat, or Loosi the Black-Footed Ferret.

Additionally, 5% of the retail will be donated to the National Park Foundation.

Recommended age: 0-5 years.

Price Guide: $$


Little Park Ranger Baby Board Book Set

Introduce little ones to the awe-inspiring beauty of the National Park System with this set of four board books.

Each book focuses on a unique aspect of the environment including water, land, animals, and plants, and ventures across 16 of the parks.

Recommended age: 0-5 years.

Price Guide: $


Outdoor Explorer Set for Kids

Let their imaginations run wild and encourage their love for exploring with this fun outdoor explorer set by National Geographic.

Complete with a dress-up set and outdoor adventure pack for hours of fun, this outdoor-themed gift is ideal for the mini-adventurer in the family.

Recommended age: 4-6 years.

Price Guide: $$


National Parks of the USA Book

Whether you’re looking to rile up a child’s interest in the outdoors or already have a kid that loves the national parks, this book is the ideal gift.

This top-rated book by Kate Sieber immerses young people in the wonders of 21 of the US National Parks. Packed with maps and fascinating facts, it helps teach kids about the wonderful wildlife, spectacular scenery and rare plants discovered within the parks.

For the ultimate national park gift for kids, pair it with theNational Parks of the USA: Activity Book featured below.

Recommended age: 7-10 years.

Price Guide: $


National Parks of the USA: Activity Book

This activity book is the perfect accompaniment to the National Parks of the USA book featured above.

Whether you’re looking for something to keep kids occupied with on a road trip or at home, this national park activity book is ideal. It is chocked full of fun puzzles, games, coloring pages, and stickers, as well as interesting facts about the parks.

The book also features a pull-out poster featuring a map of the national parks and wildlife.

Recommended age: 7-10 years.

Price Guide: $


Junior Ranger Activity Book

Inspired by the National Parks’ Junior Ranger Program, this fun-filled activity book by National Geographic helps kids explore59 of the United State’s National Parks.

It’s perfect for getting kids excited before the trip, keeping them entertained on the road and for general learning. Complete with games, trivia, jokes, fun facts, and much more, kids can delve into the importance of America’s public lands.

Recommended age: 8-12 years.

Price Guide: $


Little Park Ranger Family Puzzle

500-Piece Little Park Ranger Family Puzzle national park gift idea

Spark curiosity and engage little ones’ imaginations with this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring 16 iconic sights from the national parks.

Recommended age: 8+

Price Guide: $


National Park Themed Games

Share your love of the national parks and great outdoors, while creating new memories and providing hours of entertainment with these national park themed games.

These themed games are great for sharing with the family during the holidays, as well as continuing to provide year-round fun! From original takes on classic board games to entirely new board games, these games make for the perfect gift for National Park lovers.


Trekking the National Parks Board Game

Trekking the National Parks is a fun family board game in which you compete in a race to visit the National Parks and collect the most points.

The game was designed by national park enthusiasts to be both entertaining and educational. Each park card contains an interesting fact and image of a park to inspire you.

As each game begins with a unique setup, the experience also changes each time making it endlessly replayable.

Age: 10+
Players: 2-5
Playing time: 30-60 minutes

Price Guide: $$


Trekking the National Parks Trivia Game

From the creators of Trekking the National Parks, this trivia game is the second game in the series.

It features over 600 questions about the parks. However, it is specially designed so that even those with no knowledge of the parks can play.

For board games and national park enthusiasts, this game is the perfect combo.

Age: 10+
Players: 2-6
Playing time: 20 minutes

Price Guide: $$


Yahtzee National Parks Travel Edition

This special edition of the classic dice game, Yahtzee, celebrates the national park system. Instead of regular dice, this version features national park symbols including a moose, tent, canoe, hiker, pine trees, and binoculars.

Adventurers can take this game on the go as everything fits into the national parks cup. And better still, a portion of the proceeds goes to supporting the National Park Foundation.

Age: 8+
Players: 1+
Playing time: 30+ minutes

Price Guide: $$


Trivial Pursuit: National Park 100th Anniversary

A twist on the classic game, this National Parks Trivial Pursuitmakes for a fun national park gift idea.

It contains 600 questions encompassing 100 years of NPS history. Roll the custom die to pick from six trivia categories: Natural Wonders, Battlefields and Historic Sites, Cultural Heritage, Science and Nature, Wildlife and Wildcard.

With a custom travel case and carabiner, this game is perfect for taking on road trips, camping or other travels.

Age: 12+
Players: 2+
Playing time: 30+ minutes

Price Guide: $


National Park Adventure Board Game

National Park Adventure Board Game is the perfect family game for national parks fans.

Each game comes with two playing styles so you can make it as easy or challenging as you’d like!  Navigate your way across the board as you explore the national parks, answering parks trivia questions and collect cards to help you win.

Age: 7+
Players: 2-6
Playing time: 30+ minutes

Price Guide: $$


PARKS Board Game

PARKS is a strategic family game inspired by the national parks. Players hike along different trails across four seasons, collecting memories along the way. These memories are represented by various tokens such as mountains, forests, and wildlife, which can be traded to visit a national park at the end of the hike.

The game offers infinite possibilities as each hiking trail setup is unique, making it certain you will never play the same game twice. You can, therefore, expect an exciting new game over and over again!

Age: 10+
Players: 1-5
Playing time: 40-70 minutes

Price Guide: $$


Scrabble: National Parks Special Edition

The National Parks Special Edition Scrabble is an excellent variant on a classic game for national park lovers. As with the original Scrabble game, you can play regular words, however, you can also score extra points for using words related to the great outdoors! Additionally, you can further customize the game with the National Park bonus cards and score even more points.

Plus, you can feel good about this national parks gift, with a portion of each purchase going towards the restoration and preservation of the parks.

Age: 8+
Players: 2-4
Playing time: 60 minutes

Price Guide: $$


Protect Our National Parks Puzzle

Perfect for a rainy day when you can’t hit the trails, the Protect Our National Parks 1,000 piece puzzle features 62 of the national parks.

The puzzle measures 19″x28.5″ and is made in the USA with eco-friendly inks on a premium puzzle board.

While we love this national park puzzle, you can also find many other options. Some of our favorites include:

Price Guide: $$


National Parks Playing Cards

National Parks playing cards make for a wonderful gift

Playing cards are a timeless classic and offer countless options for fun games!

These high-quality playing cards are ideal for national park enthusiasts. They feature beautiful illustrations of 12 national parks on the face cards, to add another level of enjoyment to card games. These include Acadia, Arches, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.

Price Guide: $


Park Memories: A Strategic Memory Matching Game

Unlike basic matching games, PARKS Memories offers a different layer of strategy. Turn over cards to explore national parks and reveal abilities along the way that allow you to block, reveal, reorganize and hide parks. Win the game by matching 3 sets before your opponent(s).

Age: 6+
Players: 2+
Playing time: 10-30 minutes

Price Guide: $


UNO Wilderness Card Game

UNO Wilderness is the ideal gift for nature lovers. The wilderness theme adds a fun new aesthetic to this classic game. Easy to learn and small enough to fit in your backpack, it’s a great game to take camping, on road trips, or even on a hike!

Age: 7+
Players: 2-10
Playing time: Varies

Price Guide: $$


Monopoly National Parks 2020 Edition

If you love the national parks and Monopoly, you’ll love this version of the game! Buy, sell and trade the national parks, while you journey around the board using custom parks themed tokens.

Age: 8+
Players: 2-6
Playing time: 60+ minutes

Price Guide: $$


National Parks Jenga

The national park themed Jenga adds a fun new addition to the classic game. Each brick has a national park fact written along the side, adding an extra educational dimension to the game.

Price Guide: $


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8 Comments

  1. December 1, 2021 / 10:34 pm

    I LOVE the national parks and I love my passport! I swear the stamp is almost as fun as the hike! Thanks for this extensive guide. Many of these items are going on my wish list!

    • December 1, 2021 / 11:06 pm

      I think the National Parks passport is one of the best gifts! You’re right, it’s so much fun to collect the stamps on each visit πŸ™‚

  2. December 1, 2021 / 11:24 pm

    The US National Park Pass is the perfect thing for a park lover – you can save so much money!! Thanks for making it so easy to access.

    • December 2, 2021 / 11:56 pm

      Absolutely! You’re so welcome. We love our pass, it’s saved us so much!

  3. December 1, 2021 / 11:40 pm

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many national park-themed gifts out there. This list is quite comprehensive! We bought the America the Beautiful National Park Pass in early October and used it on our trip to the Mighty 5 Utah National Parks, and it was definitely well worth it. I don’t think I could ever go without that pass again! It saved us tons of $.

    I’m so bummed I didn’t know about that National Park Passport though!! What a missed opportunity – I’ve been to lots of the national parks (I think we did 7 just this year), and I’ve never collected the stamps before. Guess I’ll be needing to go back then I suppose? πŸ˜‰.

    Thanks for all the recommendations! Xx Sara

    • December 2, 2021 / 11:55 pm

      Yeah we’ve saved a ton with our National Park Pass too. You really don’t have to visit many parks to be saving money, it’s such great value. It does seem like you have a good excuse to go back to collect some stamps!

  4. December 1, 2021 / 11:45 pm

    The National Parks passport looks like such a fun idea to help create memories! I guess I’ll be asking Santa for one this year πŸ˜‰

    • December 2, 2021 / 11:54 pm

      It is so much fun to collect stamps at each park. I hope Santa brings you one πŸ˜‰

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