The Perfect Park Gifts for Everyone on Your List
From your long-time partner to the colleague you were matched with for the office holiday gift swap, our 2018 gift guide has something for everyone. The range of gifts listed below ensures you’ll find something for every type of person in your life. Best of all? You’ll be giving them a cool present while supporting partners that work to support our parks all year long.
For the Kid (At Heart)
Games | The young at heart are sure to love USAopoly’s park-ified games including classics like Monopoly and Yahtzee. Play at home or take them with you on your next #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque trip! Gifts like these are great for family and friends, as they allow you to create memories together as you play.
Deck of Cards | Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best of all. From Solitaire to Go Fish, there are countless ways to enjoy these playing cards. What makes them unique? Each card features a different national park, as designed by 40 artists from around the world.
Children’s Story | Introduce a new character into the bedtime story repertoire with the addition of Pepparchment Publishing’s “On the Trail with Seymour the Snail.” Kids will learn about all the sights, smells, and noises they’ll find on an outdoor adventure. This is an excellent introduction to the outdoors that will have your kiddo excited to go on a hike and experience nature firsthand.
Books | From a puzzle book to national park-themed children stories, Applewood has great reads for national park bookworms. Whether you’re teaching your child about the national parks or providing a park lover with some quotes about these special places, books are timeless gifts. Don’t forget to add an inscription!
For the Entertainer
2019 Calendar | The entertainers in your life always have a million plans and events to attend. Help them remember them all (and enjoy some beautiful national park scenes) with Sourcebooks’ 2019 National Park Foundation wall calendar. Each month showcases two breathtaking photos of national parks, details about each of the featured parks, and monthly grids that feature significant anniversaries and events in National Park Foundation history.
Ramblers | Whether they’re rushing to their next meeting or catching up with friends at a sporting event, these Yeti ramblers keep drinks warm or cold and the recipient hydrated! This exclusive line of sturdy mugs and ramblers come in several shapes and sizes. Choose from 8 national park designs to customize this snazzy gift.
Stacking Cookware | With dinner parties and meals on-the-road in the cards, durable cooking equipment is a must. This Neat Nest stacking cookware from Farberware makes entertaining a breeze as pots and pans take up a fraction of the space. Load them in the RV for your next park adventure, or store them in your kitchen at home, savoring your extra cupboard space.
Coffee | When their calendar’s packed, a cup of good coffee goes a long way. Put the pep in someone’s step as you gift them the Lyon or Northern Lights blend roast from La Colombe Coffee Roasters. And if they’re too busy to brew a pot, come to the rescue with delicious vanilla or triple Draft Latte cans!
For the Outdoorsperson
Telescopes | Outdoor fanatics are wont to extend camping trips beyond just one day. Ensure that evenings spent in parks are just as incredible as the days with Celestron’s telescopes. Gift one of these three National Park Foundation telescopes to the star lover in your life, and be sure to share this post for ideas on where they can put it to use.
Hammocks | Even the most active outdoorspeople need a break from time to time. Ensure they rest in comfort with these lightweight, breathable nylon hammocks from ENO. There’s plenty of room for two to rest their feet and enjoy the treetops above. Just be sure they follow the correct protocol for setting up hammocks in our national parks!
Ingots | Heart pumping and lungs filled with air, your favorite outdoorsperson probably has little time for capturing photos while enjoying the great outdoors. Help them remember the special places they’ve visited uniquely with national park ingots from Worldclass Collections. Each silver ingot is overlaid with gold and a beautiful picture of 25 national parks.
Adventure Tours | Provide the adventure itself by booking a tour for your loved one with OARS. OARS offers unforgettable experiences in 7 national parks, including Grand Teton National Park and Dinosaur National Monument. (No one will judge you for sharing in this gift!)
For the Fashionistas
Tote Bag | Tote bags are in! Your fashionista is sure to appreciate this classic L.L.Bean Boat and Tote, perfect for all your outdoor activities or adventures, from visits to the farmer’s market to stashing water bottles and a blanket for an afternoon in the park. Dark green straps match with nearly everything, and #FindYourPark stitching will connect them with the national park community!
Sweatshirts and T-Shirts | Alternative Apparel’s new retro t-shirts and sweatshirts with national park designs will have the fashion-forward in your life excited to slip on these pieces. This exclusive national park collection is unisex and made with organic and recycled materials. From Acadia National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park, the trickiest part is deciding which look to choose!
Sandals | Know someone who loves national parks from their head to their toes? Then this line of national park-inspired Chacos is the perfect present for them. Whether barefoot or with socks, these sandals are a great option to wear when visiting our national parks. Most distinct part of the footwear? Each strap design was inspired by a different national park.
T-Shirts and Baselayer | Fashion and comfort can go hand in hand – something Hanes knows well! Style and color for every mood, with warm baselayers to keep your special someone warm in the outdoors. Best of all, Hanes just launched their new ComfortWash national parks collection, their softest line of t-shirts yet. After all, life should be comfortable.
Watches | Committed to creating quality sports watches since 1863, Alpina’s watches are a classy gift that will last a lifetime. The recipient will be wearing your love on their wrist and thinking of you each time they check the time. Plus, nifty features like a compass, barometer, altitude, and connected GPS will keep them safe on their next hike!
For the Homebody
Blankets | Every homebody knows the key to a winter night snuggled at home — a good blanket! Woven in the Pacific Northwest since 1916, Pendleton's iconic national park blankets honor the unique landscapes of ten beloved parks in colorful stripes. Crafted from pure wool, they’re soft, warm and perfect for snuggling by a fire or cozying up in bed.
Candles | The most timeless of gifts, give the homebody in your life one of these pretty candles from Paddywax! They’ll feel the cozy warmth of home while remembering the parks they love. With their crackling wooden wicks and fragrances like firs and moss, these scented candles will transport them to the very parks that inspired them.
Ceramic Mug | The receiver of this ceramic camp mug won’t be able to wait to heat up some hot chocolate and put this gift to good use! Made in the USA and highlighting the National Park Foundation’s logo, this mug is a camp-y addition to any cupboard.
Leather Journal | Whether they’re in their sleeping bag or nestled on the couch, this leather journal is the perfect spot to keep track of all the places they’ve seen and people they’ve met. Complete with lined paper and a leather strap closure, this journal is far more than a notebook. The surest way to be included in its pages? Be the one to give it!
Socks | Parks Project has loads of cool gifts to highlight your love for national parks. These fun socks are no exception! The homebody in your life will skip the slippers and opt for this pair of stylish socks, whether they’re lazing about the house or headed out for an all-day hike.
All people can find connections within our national parks. From nature to history to culture, there are limitless ways to experience these places. Give back to these wonders this Christmas as you seek out unique gifts that simultaneously support the national parks. These gifts will have the recipients excited to put them to use and ready for a #FindYourPark adventure.