The Perfect Gift Guide for National Park Fans

November 20, 2017NPF Blog
Grand Teton National Park

All gifts are not created equal. The best gifts are those that simultaneously excite the recipient and help a good cause. Skip the ties and the pajamas and opt for something to show your park-lover that you care about them and the places they love!

Games, Snacks, and Staying Warm

collage of snacks and games for the National Park Foundation gift guide

Pendleton | Warm and colorful American-made wool blankets that will last for generations. The national park blankets are a quality gift, perfect for keeping your loved ones comfy all year long.

USAopoly | Monopoly, Jenga, Trivial Pursuit, and more! Choose the “park-ified” version of your favorite game for a new twist on the old classics, then grab your friends and family to create some memories together.

Color Your Park Coloring Book | Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Cozy in for the evening, then continue to de-stress as you color the parks. Detailed line drawings from 30 illustrators are featured in this limited-edition coloring book from the Official Find Your Park Store, which was created by HitRECord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s open-collaborative production company.

Evolve | Get the health nut or foodie in the fam or friend-group EVOLVE® plant-based protein shakes.  These shelf stable, on-the-go options have only a few ingredients, but are packed with 20 grams of pea protein. They're a delicious way to refuel post hike!

Published and Printed

collage of books and calendars for the National Park Foundation gift guide

Applewood Books | Quotes, puzzles, or children’s stories are all park-themed in this NPF line of books printed by a publishing firm committed to using primary sources to build a clearer picture of America.

Pepparchment Publishing | “On the Trail with Seymour the Snail” is a beautifully illustrated story and the perfect gift to get your children or younger family members learning and excited about the outdoors.

Sourcebooks | The recipient of this gift will be thinking of both you and the parks each time they check the date on their 2018 National Park Foundation Wall Calendar. Each month showcases breathtaking photos of America’s beautiful national parks with detailed information so that even if being viewed from within a cubicle, they’ll be transported outdoors and away from their daily stresses.

Campfire Stories | A collection of campfire stories inspired by the national parks fit in a slim booklet, perfect for throwing in your backpack before your next overnight. Read them yourself, or share them aloud around the campfire to share an incredible camping experience with others.

An Army’s Only As Good As Its…

collage of socks and shoes for the National Park Foundation gift guide

Brooks | Trail running sneakers, modelled after the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Yosemite, and the national park system at large, will have your favorite runner heading for the trails to break in their new kicks just as soon as the snow melts.

Chaco | Give the gift of comfort and performance with a pair of Chacos. Someone you know will love these versatile Z/Sandals, whether going hiking, wading, or unwinding in the camping area – Chaco has you covered.

World’s Softest | Handmade socks are thoughtful, but they’re also ill-fitting and time consuming to make. Instead, opt for the World’s Softest socks. Choose from a variety of fun looks in the National Park collection to support the preservation of our parks as you keep a loved one’s feet warm.

Gearing Up to #FindYourPark

collage of camping and hiking gear for the National Park Foundation gift guide

Celestron | Whether your friend is an avid astronomer or doesn’t know what a meteor shower is, they’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the night sky visible through these Celestron telescopes next time they visit the parks.

Coleman | Camping isn’t quite as fun without the right equipment. Luckily, Coleman has you covered! Headlamps, tents, coolers and grills—you’ll be camping like a king and eating like a queen.

ENO | For the stressed-out friend who hasn’t been able to get outdoors of late, an ENO hammock will allow their stresses to sink away as they put their feet up and relax out of doors.

Osprey | A sleek green limited edition technical daypack, the Osprey Stratos 26 is the perfect gift option for the Type-A friend who needs to be organized for a multitude of outdoor adventures.

STABIL | For the clumsy friend who’s constantly got you worried they’ll lose their footing, ensure their safety and your peace of mind with these products to guarantee greater traction and stability.

Dressed for the Part

collage of shirts and hats for the National Park Foundation gift guide

Crown Trails Headwear | No one’s ever not wanted cool park swag! Bucket hats, trucker hats, and baseball caps all protect you from the sun while keeping you stylish.

Free People | Badlands, Acadia or Shenandoah National Park. Which one will you choose for your soft, distressed pullover? Oops, we meant, choose for your friend (or maybe one for both of you?).

Headsweats | Trucker hats, meet the parks. These hats will keep the sun out of your eyes and your head cool as you explore the parks.

Marine Layer | Six parks each featured in two different cuts of tee-shirt: all of them so soft that you’ll have a hard time ever changing your shirt. Trust us. 

National Park Foundation Gift Shop | Looking for a new tote bag? We got it. Misplaced your water bottle? We can help with that. Want a t-shirt that doesn’t remind you of the club you joined your sophomore year of college? We have a replacement that’ll be just right.

Proving Park Devotion

collage of various National Park Foudation and National Park Service products for the gift guide

Worldclass Collections | Memories of past experiences in the parks are kept alive via this collection of gold-layered silver ingots, complete with colorful images of the most visited national parks.

OARS | Know someone who wants to add rafting/sea kayaking/exploring or any number of park activities to their 2018 Bucket List? Then sign them up for an adventure in the parks with OARS to ensure that they can cross the trip off their list. They’ll get to explore the country in a whole new way, and OARS will donate 1% of all sales to the National Park Foundation.

REI | Planning to visit the parks in 2018? 299 national parks have no fees, but some of the other parks do have entrance fees to help pay for infrastructure and park maintenance. By gifting an annual park pass, your friend or loved one can visit as many parks as they can without paying a fee AND REI will donate 10% of sales to the National Park Foundation.

Tango Card | Give the gift of choice! The recipient of this present can choose to use the card as either an e-gift card, or can use part or all of the funds as a donation to the National Park Foundation.

Holidays aren’t the only time for gift giving and sharing – but they sure do provide a wonderful opportunity to show you care! Make sure your gifts both please your park-lover and preserve America’s National Park System when you choose gifts that support the National Park Foundation. By 2018, your squad will be fully prepped to #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque and the parks will be better equipped to greet you!

Comments

I would really like to have a license plate frame that says I ♡ the National Parks or promotes the parks in some way.
Lauren
Glowacky
I was hoping to find a license plate frame also. For National Parks, not just one specific park.
Pam
Johnson
UGH! Ya'll need more stuff with Big Bend National Park on it!!!!!!
Pam
Sohan
Yes! We need more items with Big Bend National Park!
Christina
Martin
I, too, have been searching for a license plate frame for the national parks in general, not for a specific park. Please add this to your store selection! Thank you.
Harry
Hunt

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