19 Unique National Park Gifts That Everyone Will Love - Let's Travel Family

19 Unique National Park Gifts That Everyone Will Love

By Jill Greising-Murschel

Aug 18
National Park Gifts

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Do you know someone who loves visiting national parks as much as we do? If yes, then you must know that looking for presents for them is not a hard task!

For national park lovers, of course anything that’s related to national parks would work as a gift.

If your gift brainstorming is not working, we’re here to help with this list of 17 unique national park gifts you could give to any national park lover.


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19 Unique National Park Gifts For Any National Park Lover

Great gifts for national park lovers can sound pretty random for non-hikers. 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 unique gifts for national park lovers!

National Park Gift Idea

Fun National Park Gifts

Make your national park lover friends happy with these fun national park gifts we got listed!

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 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  

We’ve mentioned how much our family loves the state sticker map on our list here of our top gifts for RV owners, now we’ll introduce the US 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 national park lovers 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!

6. Monopoly     

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      

No National Park lover will not love a good national parks postcard set.

National Parks Post Cards

One look at the postcard and your friends can let others know what national park they conquered this time!

8. National Parks Passport       

For your friend’s adventures, a small travelogue may come in handy. Gift them this Passport to National Parks that’s just waiting to be stamped.

This is a great addition to their national park collection, your friend will LOVE it!

9. National Park 100th Anniversary Book

This book stood out to me as we visited many National Park gift shops this summer. It's the 100th Anniversary Illustrated book showcasing 59 famous National Parks. 

National Park Gifts for Mom

10. Trivia Game        

Give your mom friend a game idea for the kids with a National Park trivia game.

Trivial Pursuit National Parks Edition

USAOPOLY Trivial Pursuit: National Parks 100th Board Game is just the perfect one for game nights in national parks! Moms can teach the kids further 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.

What design could be the perfect idea to give to your mom? One of the best options among Glacier National Park gifts is this great tote bag!

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 like us who love visiting national parks are often exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions. National parks hats are comfortable and light shields against the heat and sun. 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 essentials 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?

Let your dad reminisce his great time at Angel's Landing with his own Angle's Landing shirt.

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!

National Geographic Junior Ranger Activity Book

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!

National Geographic's National Parks Guide USA

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

This book was gifted to our family before we launched into full-time RV living with our 4 kids in early 2017. 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. 

Hiking gifts for anyone

So needless to say, if you haven't found a gift idea above then THIS might be your best best.

Our family has visited 9 National Parks in the last 5 months, so it's safe to say that we are some National Park lovers for sure. If you haven't taken a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park yet, or created your Yellowstone itinerary for next year, giving your family a gift of visiting a favorite park might be just what everyone would love too!

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