Do you know someone who loves visiting national parks as much as we do? If you do, then you must know that looking for presents for them can be a bit challenging.
Unless you plan to visit a National Park gift store yourself, you might be wondering what you should get your loved one. For national park lovers anything that’s related to national parks would work as a gift.
Yet, if your struggling to come up with some creative ideas then we’re here to help with this list of 17 unique National Park Gifts you could give to any national park lover.
19 Unique National Park Gifts For Any National Park Lover
Great gifts for national park lovers can sound pretty random if you are not one to visit yourself. Even a national parks map makes for a good gift.
But the best national parks gifts don’t have to be expensive, they just have to be really good reminders of a favorite national park or extremely useful while visiting one.
From fun national park gifts to specific items for kids, here’s our recommended list of unique gifts for national park lovers!
Fun National Park Gifts
Put a smile on your friends or family's face with these fun national park gifts we have listed. First though, does your loved one have a National Parks pass?
This might be the ultimate gift for anyone planning on visiting one or more US National Parks in the next year. You can purchase them the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass here, and 10% of the fee will be donated back to the National Parks foundation! This pass covers admission fees for everyone in the vehicle at all National Parks.
If your loved one has a 4th grader in their family, you can tell them all about the FREE 4th grade National Park pass that they can qualify for.
Okay, let's dive in to some creative National Park gift ideas.
1. Personalized “My Town” Map Puzzle
National geographic gifts are some of the best options when it comes to gifts for travelers. There are several gift categories you can choose from but isn’t a personalized gift so much better?
The Personalized “My Town” Map Puzzle is the perfect fun way to pass the time for national park lovers. You can even let them choose the place to make a map out of using the USGS as basis.
2. National Park Patches
Let your friends, grandkids, or family members show their National Park love with National Park patches.
These embroidered patches can be placed on your clothes, your bags, or on any fabric you want to put the design in. It makes for a good design anywhere and can be sewn or ironed on like this Grand Canyon patch.
3. National Parks Scratch-Off Map
This interactive map can make your any National Park lover feel even more fulfilled after conquering another national park!
4. National Park Pins
For people who have collections of their favorite national park memorabilia, national park pins are great additions.
Have they visited Zion National Park? Give them this pin and make their day!
5. National Parks Hanging Poster
Can’t think of anything that a national park lover may need? Maybe their wall needs a little more hint of color?
Give them this vintage national parks poster that can make any wall look more vibrant!
Spice up your camping games with this National Park-themed Monopoly game!
It features artworks of over 60 US National Parks and 22 of the scenic popular parks. It’s also a good educational tool and fun for all ages!
7. National Parks Postcard Set
8. National Parks Passport
For fun adventures, a small travelogue may come in handy. Gift your loved one this Passport to National Parks that’s just waiting to be stamped.
They can them collect stamps at each National Park gift store as they travel.
9. National Park 100th Anniversary Book
This book stood out to me as we visited many National Park gift shops over the last few summers. It's the 100th Anniversary Illustrated book showcasing 59 famous National Parks.
National Park Gifts for Mom
10. Trivia Game
Is your mom a fan of the outdoors? Then check out this game idea that isn't just great for the kids, but the entire family. It's a National Park trivia game.
USAOPOLY Trivial Pursuit: National Parks 100th Board Game is just the perfect one for game nights. Moms can teach their kids more about the NPs they’ve visited and plan on visiting through this.
11. National Park Tote Bag
These days, tote bags are in style. They’re easy to carry and are available in several designs.
12. National Park Shirt
National parks clothing just has to be comfortable. One of the popular Yellowstone gifts or Grand Teton gifts available at their gift shops is a basic shirt with a design that screams “I love National Parks!”
It’s a perfect gift for a friend as long as you know their shirt size. You can check out other options on the best apparel for some national park hiking here.
National Park Gifts for Dad
13. Mesh Hat
Travelers who love visiting national parks are often exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions. National parks hats can make a great gift if they are comfortable. Your dad might just love a national park themed mesh hat.
Mesh hats have mesh paneling on the back which keeps the area ventilated.
14. Travel Mugs
We’ve mentioned mugs as one of our fun RV accessories but they’re also great for national park campers. How else will they enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the morning?
There are several national park mugs in every NP’s online shop but this 2-pack of enamel camping mugs could be great for any type of outdoor lover. truly attention grabbing. I especially love the designs.
15. Angel’s Landing T-shirt
Has your dad, or someone you know, hiked Angel's Landing in Zion National Park?
National Park Gifts for Kids
16. Matching Junior Ranger Game
The easiest way to make kid campers learn is by introducing concepts through games.
With this Junior Ranger matching game, their memory and wit will be challenged while they’re having fun!
17. Junior Ranger Activity Book
This activity book is perfect for any kiddo who's earned a junior ranger badge at a National Park. Or, if you are planning to take your kid to a National Park and want to help them complete the junior ranger booklet this summer to earn their first badge, this activity book might help them get pretty excited!
18. National Geographic Kids - National Parks Guide USA
For a more thorough learning experience, gift your kids or grandkids with a National Geographic Kids issue centered National Parks!
With the entertaining pictures and easy to read writings, your kids will surely enjoy their time reading a book like this one.
Last But Not Least!
19. National Geographic Guide to National Parks
It has been well loved and well used. Especially when we are IN a National Park as most do not have great cell service so Tony and I can't hop on our cell phones to 'Google' about the hiking trails, look up a map, or read about the best scenic drive.
So needless to say, if you haven't found a gift idea above then THIS might be your best best.
Our family has visited 14 National Parks over 2 years, so it's safe to say that we are some National Park lovers for sure. We not only love to hike, but we love taking the kids camping. If you're looking for great camping gifts for kids check out this list.
Or, if you're looking for gift ideas for hikers then check out this list.
For further planning ideas, click here to read our post all about our favorite National Parks to visit with kids.
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