The 25 Best National Park Gifts

If attendance records are any indication, America’s national parks have a lot of devoted fans. If you’re looking for a gift for the national park lover in your life, we’ve rounded up some of the best national park gifts!

1. National Parks Annual Pass

For park lovers, the national parks annual pass is a gift that keeps on giving! It’s the perfect way to jump-start someone’s outdoor adventures. Not only does the pass give access to all 63 national parks, it also provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites throughout the country.

2. The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea has become a must-see for anyone interested in the compelling history of our national parks. This hardcover book is the perfect companion for the miniseries and makes for a beautiful coffee table book.

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea
  • RANDOM HOUSE THE NATIONAL PARKS
  • Hardcover Book
  • Duncan, Dayton (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 432 Pages - 09/08/2009 (Publication Date) - Alfred A. Knopf (Publisher)

3. Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors

On the flip side, not everyone loves the national parks. Just read the reviews! Amber Share did, and started @subparparks, an Instagram account that pairs her artwork with real (and wholly unimpressed!) national park reviews. Share, a national park enthusiast herself, found the humor in these visitors’ reactions—and readers will too.

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Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors
  • Hardcover Book
  • Share, Amber (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 07/13/2021 (Publication Date) - Plume (Publisher)

4. National Park Scratch-Off Map

Help the park lover in your life document their travels with this fun scratch-off map. Available in two colors (blue and gray), you also have the option of purchasing a frame to go with it.

5. Trekking the National Parks Board Game

In 2009, Terry and John Binkele set a goal of visiting all the national parks in the U.S. A few years into their travels, they teamed up with their son to create a board game about visiting the national parks.

After being funded on Kickstarter, they launched their Trekking the National Parks board game. Since then, the game has won several awards—and in 2017, Terry and John reached their goal of visiting all the parks!

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Trekking The National Parks - The Award-Winning Family Board Game
  • Best-Selling & Award-Winning National Parks Game: Winner Of The Mensa And Parent's Choice Award. See the many 5-star reviews!
  • Created By National Parks Enthusiasts: This couple traveled to every single national park and then worked with their son to make the game.
  • Fun + Educational: It’s the perfect recipe for a family game night! Appeals to a wide range of people: outdoor lovers, board game players, and gift givers. One of the best board games for kids 8-12 and up!
  • Share the Joy of the National Parks: Share your memories, and dream about where you’ll travel to next. Grandparents, Adults, Teens, Tweens, & Kids can all play
  • We are proud to be a small, independent business, founded by two people’s mutual love of the national parks. We always donate a portion of all proceeds back to nonprofits making a difference around the world.

6. Monopoly: National Parks Edition

Monopoly is a classic game that’s had endless iterations. Why not a national parks version? In this updated edition, more than 60 national parks are featured. Even better, a portion of the proceeds goes to support the National Parks Foundation.

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Monopoly National Parks 2020 Edition | Featuring Over 60 National Parks from Across The United States | Iconic Locations Such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and More | Licensed Monopoly Game
  • Buy, sell and trade stunning landscapes like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite
  • Includes 6 custom tokens such as ranger hat, tent, canoe, bison, hiking boot and camera.
  • Educational and fun for the whole family, plus a portion of proceeds goes to the National Park Foundation.
  • Includes: 1 Game Board, 6 Collectible Tokens, 28 Title Deed Cards, 16 Chance Cards renamed Battlefield Parks Cards, 16 Community Chest Cards renamed Historic Site Cards, Custom Monopoly Money, 32 Houses, 12 Hotels, 2 Dice, Rules
  • 2-6 Players | Ages 8+ | 60+ Min Play Time

7. National Park Sticker Set

This sticker set features stickers from all 63 national parks so it’s perfect for anyone wanting to show their park pride or display where their adventures have taken them.

1 x 1.5 inch Collection 63 Stickers Set All National Parks USA | Complete Collection Shield N.P. Passport Colors Vinyl Stickers. Map of US National Parks.
  • ✅ All Complete set of 63 (update 2021- added new national park NEW RIVER GORGE) stickers of American National Parks location map.
  • ✅ High quality and vibrant colors. Vinyl PVC stickers are protected from water and sun
  • ✅ 1 x 1.5'' inches each sticker The product is intended to be applied to a car, RV trailer and great for marking memories of your favorite places or excellent gift for your loved once
  • ✅ The product is made in the USA. Rurikovich’s design is protected by copyright.
  • ✅ Free shipping.

8. Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks

The editors of Campfire Stories spent months compiling and researching stories about the national parks, then assembled all of them into this perfect fireside read. In the book, you’ll find stories and writings from writers like John Muir, Terry Tempest Williams, and Bill Bryson but also historical accounts from Indigenous people and pioneer diaries.

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Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks
  • Mountaineers Books Campfire Stories - 9781680511444
  • Hardcover Book
  • Kyu, Dave (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 06/18/2018 (Publication Date) - Mountaineers Books (Publisher)

9. National Parks Puzzle

This illustrated map puzzle, featuring the national parks and their wildlife, is great for older kids and adults. At 1000 pieces, it’s on the challenging end of puzzles, but the detailed artwork makes it fun.

Galison National Parks of America Puzzle, 1000 Pieces, 27” x 20” – Difficult Jigsaw Puzzle Featuring Stunning and Colorful Artwork by Anne Bentley – Thick, Sturdy Pieces, Challenging Family Activity
  • 1,000 PIECE PUZZLE – The National Parks of America 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Galison is just the right level of challenge for a few days of activity. The box also includes an insert about the artist and the image for reference.
  • STUNNING DETAILS – This nature puzzle features an illustration by the bestselling artist Anne Bentley that displays a map of the United States of America along with the location of the country’s great parks and animals.
  • HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS – Galison uses continuous quality control checks during production to ensure there is virtually no puzzle dust. Each piece is printed with no-glare, non-toxic inks.
  • EASY HANDLING – The 1,000 puzzle pieces are thick and sturdy, and the back sides have a white matte finish. The completed national parks puzzle measures 27” x 20” and the box measures 8.25” x 11.25” x 2”.
  • GALISON – Since 1979, our vision at Galison has been to inspire people by bringing art into daily life with home office supplies, home décor, stationery, puzzles and games.

10. National Parks Enamel Mug

Parks Project is a company that was started in 2014 with the mission to help fund projects and volunteer efforts in the national parks. Today they have an array of clothing, housewares, and other items that are sold to support this mission. Their 12-oz. enamel national parks mug is the perfect way to support their work—and an ideal way to enjoy coffee at camp.

11. Yosemite Candle

When the park enthusiast in your life can’t travel to their favorites places, bring a bit of those places to them. Parks Project has a small collection of national park themed candles, celebrating the scents of places like the Rocky Mountains and Yosemite. The latter combines scents like pine and “meadow dew.”

12. Tour the Parks Enamelware Dish Set

Perfect for home or campsite, this two-person enamelware dish set has a vintage feel and features the illustrations of artist Rachel Jung. The set includes: two plates, two bowls, and two mugs. Proceeds from the set go to the National Park Service’s “Open OutDoors for Kids” program.

13. National Parks Color Map Mug

This color-in mug is a fun way for the traveler in your life to track their trips. They simply use the included marker to color in each national park they visit, let it dry for 15 minutes, then bake the mug in a preheated 320° F oven for 20 minutes to make it permanent.

14. National Parks Poster Prints

Everyone has a favorite park. Help your loved one celebrate theirs with a beautiful vintage-style poster. Available in several sizes.

15. National Parks Calendar

This wall calendar from the National Parks Foundation features stunning photos of more than 20 National Park Foundation-supported sites across the country.

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2022 National Park Foundation Wall Calendar: 12-Month Nature Calendar & Photography Collection (Monthly Calendar)
  • National Park Foundation (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 07/01/2021 (Publication Date) - Sourcebooks (Publisher)

16. All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer

It’s never too soon to foster a love for national parks. This sweet board book is a fun introduction for the littlest readers.

All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer
  • Gibbs Smith All Aboard! National Parks - 9781423642367
  • Meyers, Haily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 22 Pages - 03/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Gibbs Smith (Publisher)

17. The Landmark Project National Parks T-shirt

The Landmark Project is a brand that got its start more than a decade ago designing artwork that celebrated the founders’ favorite outdoor places. Today the company sells outdoor-themed apparel, housewares, and accessories. This T-shirt has a U.S. map featuring the national parks and is available in two colors and unisex sizing.

18. National Parks All-Purpose Towel

These colorful all-purpose towels from Nomadix feature bold and modern illustrations from six national parks (so take your pick!): Everglades, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, and Yellowstone.

19. Igloo x Parks Project Playmate Cooler

Get a classic Playmate cooler with one of two unique national parks-inspired designs: olive green and white featuring forest plants or black and white with vintage sticker-style embellishments.

20. National Park Iron-On Patches

Iron-on patches featuring a favorite national park are a fun way to show where a traveler has been and where they’d like to go.

21. National Park Enamel Pins

Another way to keep track of park adventures is by collecting national park enamel pins. These pins from The Landmark Project don’t feature every park, but they’re a good place to start a collection.

22. National Parks Playing Cards

These high-quality playing cards from the United States Playing Card Company feature 12 national parks: Acadia, Arches, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.

All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer
  • Gibbs Smith All Aboard! National Parks - 9781423642367
  • Meyers, Haily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 22 Pages - 03/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Gibbs Smith (Publisher)

23. National Parks Personalized Sign

If you know someone who loves the iconic look of national park signs, why not get them their own? These handmade engraved signs from Embellishments Studio look just like the real thing. Order a sign with a favorite park or recreation area’s name or personalize it with a faux national park or recreation area.

24. Letterfolk National Park Passport Journal

This simple pocket-sized journal from Letterfolk provides space to record national park memories and pages with checklists, bucket lists, and other activities.

Letterfolk National Park Passport Journal — Pocket-sized Outdoor Experience Book (3.5" W x 5.5" H)
  • COLLECT EXPERIENCES: The National Park Passport is a 48-page pocket-sized journal that includes 20 entry pages to record meaningful details from each national park you visit, as well as 8 bonus pages that include checklists, bucket lists, and other fun activities and information. Each entry page is accompanied by a blank page for notes, memories, or affixing mementos like photos or receipts.
  • SIMPLE, MEANINGFUL JOURNAL: Each entry log page includes prompted sections to help you remember the important details from each adventure you’ve taken. This includes places to record the date, location, who you went with, first impressions, sights, wildlife and more!
  • PREMIUM QUALITY: Each Passport is designed and printed in the USA. Our passports have a foil-stamped stipple cover with center-sewn binding and made with materials worthy of holding your precious memories.
  • POCKET-SIZED PROFILE: Perfect for keeping in your pocket or stashing in your travel bag, these passports are 3.5" X 5.5", roughly the size of a travel passport. Small enough to carry around comfortably while experiencing life.
  • PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER: This holiday season, gift a friend or a loved one with Letterfolk's National Park Passport journal. Spark new interests, collect new experiences, and make new memories in the new year to come. Small enough to fit in a stocking, these one-of-a-kind journals make lovely gifts for those near and far.

25. National Parks of the USA

Another great read for young adventurers, this illustrated book includes maps, facts & figures, and other interesting info about 21 national parks.

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National Parks of the USA
  • Hardcover Book
  • Siber, Kate (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 07/03/2018 (Publication Date) - Wide Eyed Editions (Publisher)