Every year, National Parks draw hundreds of millions of visitors, eager to see some of the most iconic natural landscapes across the country. So chances are good that you’ve got a National Park lover in your life, and the holidays are the perfect time to celebrate their passion for the geysers of Yellowstone, the epic trails of Acadia, and the awe-inspiring geologic formations of Arches.
Arguably the best gift for these outdoor lovers is the America the Beautiful Pass, which includes unlimited access to all the parks and hundreds of other federal recreation sites for an entire year. But in case someone on your list has already received their parks pass for 2023, here are nine other National Park gifts to wrap up for them this holiday season.
“The Parklands” Book
“The Parklands: Trails and Secrets from the National Parks of the United States” is the perfect gift for a National Parks fan who wants to learn more about these beloved outdoor spaces. Filled with eye candy, this 367-page hardcover book features stunning full-color images of National Park sites, along with essential info readers can use to plan their next adventure in the American wild. It comes from Parks Project, a purpose-driven brand that donates millions of dollars to National Parks-focused nonprofits, so consider it the gift that keeps on giving. $55 at parksproject.us
The Landmark Project Smokey Bear Tee
Anyone with an affinity for National Parks probably appreciates the National Forests just as much, so you can’t go wrong giving them this tee for the holidays. The long-sleeve orange shirt depicts Smokey Bear, who has been the face of forest fire prevention and awareness for nearly 80 years. And for every shirt sold, the Landmark Project will donate 10% to the United States Forest Service. This unisex garment will become the recipient’s go-to hiking shirt. $42 at thelandmarkproject.com
Yellowstone Forever Inheritance Pass
Here’s a gift for the National Park enthusiasts of the future: the Yellowstone Forever Pass. Created in honor of Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary, this one-of-a-kind pass grants entry to the park for the entirety of the year 2172. In the meantime, proceeds are used to help protect Yellowstone National Park and ensure it remains a pristine natural treasure over the next 150 years. Your donation also includes a complimentary annual pass that gets a loved one (or even yourself!) into Yellowstone next year. $1,500 at yellowstone.org
Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2
Help a National Park lover toast to the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park with a bottle of National Parks No. 2 from Wyoming Whiskey. The limited-edition straight bourbon whiskey is made from 100% Wyoming-grown grains and water from a local limestone aquifer. It complements the flavors of the holidays with notes of marzipan buttercream, toffee, and salted caramel, with a lingering oak finish. And for every bottle sold, Wyoming Whiskey will donate $5 to Yellowstone Forever to help support park preservation efforts. $78.99 at reservebar.com
Brass Monkey National Parks Puzzle
What better way to appreciate National Parks during the winter season than with this 1,000-piece panoramic puzzle from Brass Monkey? It showcases four classic vintage posters of some of the most popular National Parks: Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Lassen Volcanic. This National Park gift also comes with the added bonus of a fold-out insert to use as a puzzle guide then hang as a poster after you plug in the last piece of the puzzle. Score! $25 at brassmonkeygoods.com
Yosemite National Park Fleece Blanket
Whether draped on a couch or used on a camping trip, this Yosemite fleece blanket from Well Told will be a gift a National Park lover will use season after season. The super-soft premium fleece throw comes in three earthy colors and features original art that showcases the history and characteristic features of the park, including its towering sequoias and gushing waterfalls. Well Told also has designs for Acadia, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Great Smoky Mountains, so you can give someone a blanket themed around their personal favorite National Park. What’s more, every sale supports the National Park Foundation. $83.95 at welltolddesign.com
Springer Pets Dog Bottle
National Parks don’t just welcome people—they also invite visitors’ four-legged companions to enjoy many trails and campgrounds, too. Give a National Park enthusiast this classic travel bottle from Springer Pets to help keep their pups hydrated while walking along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, exploring the ruins of the abandoned mining town at New River Gorge, or strutting down the carriage roads of Acadia. One gentle squeeze of the leak-proof bottle fills the attached bowl with water, allowing Fido to lap up every last drop. $25 at springerpets.com
National Wildlife Federation Walking Stick
A walking stick can be a welcome gift for a National Park enthusiast or anyone who loves hiking and exploring the great outdoors. This wooden one features an etched mountain design and a built-in compass. It folds down into three separate pieces for easy storage. Better still: The purchase helps support the National Wildlife Federation, an organization dedicated to conservation. $34.99 at shopnwf.org
National Park Candle
Fill a loved one’s home with a scent inspired by their favorite National Park with one of these hand-poured candles from Pacific Northwest-based artisan Megan McLaughlin of Good & Well Supply Co. She uses her experience camping in National Parks throughout the country to come up with distinctive fragrances that evoke each park’s unique atmosphere, like peppercorn, vanilla, and juniper berry for Rocky Mountain and desert lavender, sage, and dried herbs for Zion. The candles have a 45-hour burn time and come wrapped in retro artwork. $26 at uncommongoods.com
Want more gift ideas for people who love the great outdoors? Check out last year’s National Park gift guide for inspiration.