10 National Parks Gifts for the Holidays

From the redwoods of Sequoia to the mists of Acadia, from the frozen landscape of Denali to the volcanic beauty of Hawaii, the US National Parks System is truly America’s best idea. Here are 10 gifts that bring out the nature-lover in all of us.

1. Travel Guides to the National Parks

With gorgeous, full-color photos and travel keepsakes, Moon USA National Parks is the quintessential gift for the parks enthusiast in your life. Moon’s comprehensive guide covers all 62 national parks and includes the top outdoor adventures in each park, plus suggestions for combining multiple parks into one epic adventure.

Our brand-new series “Best of Parks” narrows downs and adapts coverage of the most popular parks, so that if you’re in a time crunch, you can make the most out of one day in a national park. Check out all our national park titles here.


2. National Parks Scented Candles


Missing the salty air of Acadia, or the scent of the balsam firs in Glacier? These Good & Well Supply Co. travel candles will bring back your favorite national park memories.

3. National Parks Journal

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Leather-bound and filled with gorgeous maps and blank pages to record your explorations, an Orvis’ National Parks Atlas is the perfect companion on an outdoor adventure (and they can be personalized).

4. National Parks Posters

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Preserve the memory of your favorite national park with these beautiful minimalist posters from MMcKinney Designs (she has posters depicting 56 natural spaces and counting!), or scratch off each park you visit on this poster from Uncommon Goods, creating a custom keepsake to hang on your wall.

5. National Park Beanie

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Get outdoors in style with these cozy beanies from The Landmark Project, which include styles featuring Yosemite, Rocky Mountain National park, Joshua Tree, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

6. Classic Pocket Knife

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Be prepared for anything on your camping trips (and look fabulous doing it) with this classic, heirloom pocket knife by Opinel. You can also get them engraved!

6. National Park Travel Towel

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59 Parks Collection towels by Nomadix.

The versatile and earth-friendly travel towels from Nomadix are made with certified post-consumer recycled materials. A portion of sales from their 59 Parks Collection go toward protecting the U.S. national parks.

7. Native Seeds

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One of the most important reasons to protect our parks is their plant life. Native Seeds harvests and sells heirloom American plants to support indigenous peoples and their communities and to spread these beautiful Southwestern plants. Bring a little bit of the Southwest to your backyard!

8. Camera Strap

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Shopping for a budding nature photographer? Help inspire them with a handmade leather camera strap, embossed with delicate leaves and flowers.

9. National Parks Photo Book

Explore the parks from your living room with photographer Ansel Adams, whose photos were instrumental to the expansion of our National Parks System. Choose from Ansel Adams in the National Parks and Ansel Adams’ Yosemite (or get both!).

10. National Parks Pass

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Give the gift of access to any park in the system, from Yosemite to Yellowstone, for an entire year with the America the Beautiful Annual Parks Pass.


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