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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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


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

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.


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.

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.


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


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