21 Unique National Park Gifts For Your Favorite Adventurer

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21 Unique National Park Gifts For Your Favorite Adventurer

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    From Acadia to Zion, our 63 national parks can only truly be appreciated in person. As a love letter to our natural treasures and the U.S. National Parks Service, we’re celebrating National Park Week with national park-themed presents that are perfect for any national park enthusiast. Plus, a portion of many of these purchases goes to preserving our parks, promoting park programs, and protecting these destinations for future generations to enjoy.

    Get a gift for the national park lover in your life, or look for a souvenir for yourself. We promise these presents are much cooler than a keychain and probably less expensive than what you’ll find at the gift shop!

    National Park Sculpture Necklace

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    How pretty are these wearable clay sculptures? Minnesota maker Grace Vanderbush uses an accurate color palette to capture the magic of each location. Uncommon Goods sells necklaces for Acadia, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Joshua Tree, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion. For more options, check out Vanderbush’s Etsy shop, EarthClayCo.

    Part of the proceeds of these durable, waterproof national park clay necklaces benefits the National Parks Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service that supports park restoration and preservation.

    Buff CoolNet UV+ National Park Series Multifunctional Headwear

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    Protect your neck and face from the sun or the cold while showing off your favorite national park with Buff CoolNet UV+ National Park Series multifunctional headwear. Made from recycled polyester that is produced from recycled water bottles, these seamless gaiters offer cooling technology and odor control and can be worn in many different ways. Choose from the Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, or Zion.

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

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    Based on Amber Share’s popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks juxtaposes the unparalleled beauty of our nation’s parks with snarky one-star reviews posted by less-than-impressed visitors. For example, one review of Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park reads, “Only saw one humpback.” The Arches National Park review says, “Looks nothing like the license plate.” This New York Times bestseller is sure to bring a smile to any national park lover’s face.

    National Park Field Guides

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    Writer and wanderer Taylor Bruce’s Wildsam Field Guides bring uncommon insights to some of America’s most iconic landscapes with expertise from cultural luminaries, stories from prize-winning writers, and guidance and insight from leading experts on geology, flora, fauna, history, and all kinds of outdoor pursuits. Find field guides on Joshua Tree, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon.

    The Art Of The National Parks

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    Experience the majesty of national parks through the eyes of contemporary artists. Art of the National Parks is a compilation of posters that are a contemporary take on the WPA posters of the 1930s. In addition to beautiful illustrations, the book includes information about each park as well as tips for visitors. Buy it as a coffee table book for yourself or your favorite national park enthusiast. Sales benefit the National Park Service.

    Art Of Our Parks Coloring Book

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    Color stunning landscape scenes inspired by Acadia, Arches, Everglades, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and more. Art of Our Parks coloring book features moderate-to-detailed single-sided pages for no bleed-through. Author Steph Moraca recommends using colored pencils or fine-tip markers. Amazon frustratingly has no preview, but you can see inside before you buy thanks to this YouTube walkthrough by the author.

    National Park Bucket Journal (2021 Edition)

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    This is the perfect travel journal, adventure book, camping journal, and trip planner in one — and a great gift for anyone set on enjoying outdoorsy summer vacations and road trips. Every park in the system has a dedicated two-page spread, and the 2021 edition includes NPS’s newest park: New River Gorge.

    2022 National Park Monsters Calendar

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    Keep track of upcoming national park trips with this hilarious 2022 wall calendar. The national parks are real, but the monsters, aliens, zombies, and other creatures rampaging through them are not. Each month, learn about a new park along with alternate histories that include funny “facts” and “dates” about monsters such as The Zombies of Zion, The Creature of Crater Lake, and The Hoodoo Horror of Bryce Canyon. This calendar is perfect for national park lovers who are young and young-at-heart alike.

    National Park Field Notes Memo Books

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    Make your own national park field notes in these memo books that feature gorgeous illustrations of iconic national parks on their covers. Get a three-pack of parks such as Grand Teton, Arches, and Sequoia or Denali, Cuyahoga, and Olympic, or buy all 18 in the box set, which comes with two “Official National Park Exploration Vehicle” decals.

    Each book features a brief history of the park, a place for the official National Park Passport Stamp, and 48 graph pages to record your plans, routes, notes, and memories. Five percent of purchases go to the National Parks Service.

    Vintage National Parks Puzzle

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    How cute is this 1,000-piece national parks puzzle? The montage of retro-looking national parks logos and poster designs is pretty enough to hang on the wall once put together. Some reviewers say that this beautiful, high-quality puzzle is too easy to put together, which sounds like our kind of puzzle! However, if you prefer something more challenging, check out the selection of national park puzzles available on Amazon.

    Yahtzee National Parks Travel Edition

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    This collector’s version of the classic dice game features unique icons — deer, tent, canoe, hiker, pine trees, and binoculars — on the dice instead of numbers. Don’t worry, there’s a small number on each side to remind you what icon means what! Everything fits into the Yahtzee dice cup, so it’s a great travel game for families on the go. Proceeds benefit the National Park Foundation. For more national park-themed games, check out the Parks Project.

    Rumpl National Parks Collection Puffy Blanket

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    As seen on Shark Tank, Rumpl’s original puffy blanket is basically a blankie for grown folks. Weatherproof, durable, and cozy, these sleeping bag-like blankets come in junior, one-person, and two-person sizes. The 100% ripstop polyester fabric resists snags and tears and is made from recycled plastic bottles. Stuff it in its small sack and take it wherever you go. It even comes with a clip so you can wear it as a cape!

    Now Rumpl has released a National Parks line of its covetable blankets covered in beautiful renderings of Glacier National Park, Grand Canyon, Zion, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Olympic, Denali, New River Gorge, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Rocky Mountains, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These are perfect for cozying up by the fire on a camping trip!

    Igloo National Park Playmate Cooler

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    It’s the classic Igloo cooler with a national parks twist! Decorated with a variety of trees and plants found in our country’s national parks, this special-edition ECOCOOL Playmate cooler is composed of recycled post-consumer resin. It is made in the U.S.A. and a portion of the proceeds benefits the National Parks Conservation Association. 

    63 National Parks Checklist Poster

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    Keep track of the national parks you’ve visited with this high-quality checklist poster. Each of the 63 parks is uniquely illustrated. According to the Etsy shop, “A portion of Howdy Ranger’s proceeds goes to Adventure For All, a group of charities that enable people with special needs to explore our spectacular outdoor spaces.”

    USA National Parks Push Pin Map

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    Another way to keep track of the national parks you’ve been to is with this stylish push pin map. Created by Holy Cow Canvas, this map is highly customizable. Choose from six “legend” designs, customize the title and quote at the top, and add trees to the bottom if you’d like. Maps come with lime green and brown push pins — one color for travel plans and one for travels taken.

    Grand Canyon National Park Sunrise On Canvas

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    Enjoy stellar Grand Canyon views every day from the comfort of your living room with this gorgeous canvas depicting sunrise at Mather Point. It would make a great background for Zoom calls! Various sizes are available, up to 94 inches wide. Get it in three panels or one large panel.

    Holy Cow Canvas has several other national parks canvases available as well.

    Grand Canyon National Park Sticker

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    Stickers aren’t just for kids anymore. Show off your love of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Zion, or Angels Landing on your reusable water bottle, laptop, cooler, or toolbox. These nifty stickers are water-resistant and dishwasher safe, so they can go pretty much anywhere. The company, Keep Nature Wild, picks up a pound of trash from the wild for every product sold!

    Nomadix National Parks Collection Beach Towel

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    Quick-drying and slip-resistant, this Nomadix towel can go from yoga to the beach. It packs up nicely for traveling and camping. Choose from several different designs, including Yosemite, Everglades, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, and more!

    Method Limited-Edition Fifty-Nine Parks Collection

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    Bring the sights and smells of Dry Tortugas National Park and Mount Rainier National Park to your sink with method’s exclusive line of national park-themed foaming handsoap. Paradise Reef smells like tropical fruit while Alpine Meadows is evocative of meadow grass and wildflowers.

    As part of the “method for change” campaign, the company contributes to ParkVentures, the National Park Foundation’s program that helps improve equity and access for underrepresented communities in national parks. Projects include program support, recreational experiences, park storytelling, trail maintenance, and more.

    National Parks Travel Mug

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    National park nuts can show their passion while enjoying their coffee or hot tea with this cute travel mug. This unbreakable stainless steel thermos features illustrations of all 63 U.S. national parks. Check out GoodFight Designs on Etsy to see more national park gifts.

    Xanterra Travel Collection Gift Card

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    Now you can give the gift of adventure with a Xanterra Travel Collection Gift card. Known for its “legendary hospitality with a softer footprint,” Xanterra is a big name in national park hotels and resorts, but they also have tours, activities, a cruise line, and more! Available in several destination-themed designs, including Yellowstone, Zion, and Glacier National Park, travel collection gift cards can be used for shopping, dining, lodging, activities, and more across all Xanterra properties and brands.

    Give your favorite adventurer the thing they treasure most — experiences — with a gift that can cover anything from dining at Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Inn to a mule ride into the Grand Canyon.

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    2. Yellowstone Offers Unique $1,500 Park Pass Good For Year 2172, Here’s Why
    3. 10 Unique Rustic Campsites Near U.S. National Parks