You don’t have to be Leslie Knope to have a heartfelt appreciation for a good park. And, of course, the best parks are arguably the 423 federally protected national park sites in the United States.
The National Park System comprises over 400 areas that cover more than 84 million acres, all of great national significance, recognized and protected by special laws and regulations.
If you’ve been fortunate enough to travel to any of these parks, you know how breathtaking and unique they can be. From Zion and Yellowstone to Acadia and the Everglades, it’s no wonder folks want commemorative t-shirts and maps to treasure their national park outings.
Know a national park lover who can’t seem to get enough of the outdoors? We’ve compiled a list of all the best national park-related gifts on the internet so you can spoil your loved ones during the next holiday season — or National Parks Week — all while promoting the protection of these public lands and giving back.
By the way, some of the products and links in this article are partners and affiliates, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Everything in this article was independently and honestly written by the Good Good Good team. Thank you!
This article is curated into the following sections:
- Top Picks
- Clothing & Accessories
- Books, Guides, and Journals
- Home Goods
- Outdoor Goods
- For Pets
- Food & Drink
PS: You might also like our articles about the best quotes about national parks or the best days and ways to visit national parks for free
The perfect gifts for national park enthusiasts
Good Good Good’s Top 3 Recommendations
America The Beautiful Pass
It wouldn’t be a national park gift guide without the America The Beautiful National Parks Pass!
This pass is good for a year’s worth of visits to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the U.S, including all the national parks. Take the stress of parking and logistics out of your loved one’s next trip with this easy and all-inclusive pass.
While your gift recipient might already have an impressive sticker collection, they likely don’t have one like this.
Hydrascape Stickers are uniquely long decals, designed to overlap themselves to create an infinite landscape around any size water bottle. They are also a colorful addition to laptops, car bumpers, coolers, and more. Hydrascape designs feature Nationals Parks and other favorite landmarks across the U.S.
All stickers are waterproof, dishwasher safe and UV-resistant. Perfect for stocking stuffers!
Even better: Hydrascape does good! The brand gives back to environmental organizations, uses recycled materials in its packaging, and strives to create meaningful representations of the lands in its designs by using both the given and Indigenous names of featured landscapes.
A Tinggly Experience gift package allows you to pay for a loved one’s expenses on their next adventure! You pay a flat fee, and your recipient gets to select an experience or getaway of their choice. It’s the ultimate consumable gift!
Not every experience on Tinggly is connected to the national parks, but many are; including things like a guided hike in Griffith Park, a sightseeing cruise along the Columbia River Gorge, and more. You can also simply pick a destination like Colorado or Alaska and pay for your friend’s stay in a beautiful hotel for their next national park journey.
Tinggly also plants trees with the Eden Reforestation Project every time you make a purchase!
Clothing & Accessories
National Park Graphic Tees
Who among us doesn’t love a comfy, well-designed graphic tee? You can’t go wrong with any of these picks for the park enthusiast in your life.
Keep Nature Wild (our favorite is the Keep Yellowstone Wild shirt — that slate blue!) and Parks Project (It’s almost impossible to pick a favorite, but the “Feel The Earth Breathe” tee is a standout!) are a few stellar national park-related retailers with some very aesthetic tees.
National Park Hats
Bad hair day? Sun protection? Chilly ears in the winter? A hat is an accessory we can all count on. Even better? A national park hat! Here are a few selections to get that cranium cozied up:
“You Are On Native Land” Hat
Speaking of hats, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this one that delivers an important message, from your dog walks to your 14-ers. The “You Are On Native Land” hat from Urban Native Era is a great gift for anyone who cares about the planet and the people who take care of it.
Pssst… everyone on the Good Good Good team bought a bucket hat, baseball cap, or beanie from Urban Native Era. No joke.
National Park Socks
Every hiker, camper, and outdoorsy human knows how important a good sock collection is. You might as well make those socks on-theme for their next adventure! Check out these national park socks (that give back) to keep those tootsies toasty.
You don’t have to be a cute pooch or an old-timey cowboy to rock a bandana anymore. In fact, bandanas are a perfect accessory for a national park excursion and have the added bonus of being a utilitarian item to have on hand.
Bandits Bandanas are designed by different artists, and 10% of the final sale price of each bandana is donated to a charity of the artist’s choice. The designs are gorgeous, and each bandana is handmade from sustainably-sourced, 100% organic cotton.
National Parks Tracking Bandana
Here’s a bubble test you can’t fail! This national park tracking bandana allows your gift recipient to fill in a bubble for each park they’ve visited. A fun way to keep track of their travels!
(Fun tip: Bandanas can also be used as art pieces! Get a hanging frame and iron your ‘dana out to use as a decorative piece in your home.)
National Park Sculpture Necklace
Handmade by artist Grace Vanderbush, these wearable clay sculptures capture the intricate details of some of America’s favorite national parks. Choose from 15 park landscapes. $2 of your purchase will go directly to the National Parks Foundation.
Respect Our Parks Camera Strap
Capture some beautiful moments and promote the parks while you’re at it. This national park camera strap is adjustable and made from vegan suede and leather. It can be worn as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap.
National Parks Tote Bags
Tote bag girlies, assemble! Protect the parks and carry those reusable water bottles and granola bars without a second thought.
National Geographic Apparel
The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization committed to using the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate the wonder of the world, define critical challenges and catalyze action to protect our planet. Who wouldn’t want to rep that mission?
Parks Project and Nat Geo have a continuous collaborative relationship, bringing us awesome apparel pieces that support this mission of sustainable exploration.
Patagonia Black Hole Bags
We know you’re probably like “my [insert loved one here] already has so many bags and luggage!” But… do they have Patagonia’s Black Hole Bags?
Plus, after Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard’s recent announcement to make Earth the company’s only shareholder, your national park loving person will especially appreciate this gift.
The Wander Club Tokens & Holders
The Wander Club was born out of a desire to turn souvenirs into something thoughtful, portable, and sustainable that would help travelers easily revisit their amazing memories.
The company sells tokens for explorers to collect and store on sustainably-made holders, like from vegetable-tanned leather keychains, to necklace chains.
National Parks Scratch-Off Maps
Another way to recount all the national parks one has visited? A scratch-off map. This is a fun and interactive art piece every park lover wants in their home.
Yoho & Co Adventure Patches
Yoho & Co is a designer pennant shop, but they also sell gorgeous embroidered iron-on patches for your gift recipient to add to their favorite denim jacket. They’re a small business based in the Rocky Mountains — and financially support park conservation programs.
National Park Pins
Similarly, add any of these national park traveler pins to a jacket, tote bag, or pin banner!
National Parks Pin Display Shadow Box
Display those collectible pins in a beautifully crafted display box. The frame comes with a wood panel with an arrowhead cutout and is backed by a layer of cork and foam board.
Junior Parks Ranger Pin Banner
A Junior Ranger earns their pin when they recite an oath to protect national parks, learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.
Although Junior Rangers are mostly children who visit national parks, anyone can earn their badge from an NPS park ranger in most of the country’s national parks.
Books, Guides & Journals
National Geographic Subscription
Give your travel-loving people the gift of inspiration and education. National Geographic has a variety of print, digital, and streaming subscriptions available. (Their streaming service is a great Amazon Prime Video alternative.)
2023 National Parks Calendars
Sure, a calendar is great to keep track of all the important dates and holidays in your life — but it’s also a great tool to count down the days until your next camping trip.
National Park Map Packs
Nothing says “I love you” more than “I want you to be safe.” Take the guesswork out of your loved one’s next hike trail and send them on their way with a set of national park maps to guide the way.
National Parks Passport
For your national park pal who loves to document their memories, this guided National Park Passport journal is for them!
Each entry page has a blank page for sketches, memories, or pasting mementos like stamps, photos, or tickets. The back pages of the journal include bucket lists, hike logs, and checklists. Everything Letterfolk creates is great — but this is especially incredible.
Atlas of the National Parks by Jon Waterman
Start that national park coffee table book collection with a bang! National Geographic’s “Atlas of the National Parks” showcases America's spectacular park system from coast to coast, with collections of maps, graphics, and photos.
Explorer Travel Guide Bundle
Build your own bundle of two or three travel guides by Taylor Bruce of Wildsam. These pocket-sized travel companions include historical facts about each location, ideas for places to eat and explore, road trip itineraries, and even interviews from people who know the area.
The National Parks Journal: Plan & Record Your Trips to the U.S. National Parks
The perfect travel journal for the park enthusiast. This interactive journal helps adventurers plan their travels and log their journeys to remember for a lifetime.
Campfire Stories from America’s Favorite National Parks
Edited by Dave and Ilyssa Kyu, “Campfire Stories” brings together various tales about our national parks, from well-known writers to pioneer diary entries and stories passed down through generations of Indigenous peoples.
The perfect read to back along on a journey or make you wish you were out under the stars.
Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors by Amber Share
Based on a popular Instagram account, “Subpar Parks” celebrates the incredible beauty of America’s national parks, juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews from visitors.
This is the perfect read for a park lover who surely would rate Yosemite 5/5 stars but loves a good laugh.
Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life by Betty Reid Soskin
Betty Reid Soskin is a brilliant American activist and just retired from her post as the country’s oldest National Park ranger. Her story details dozens of cornerstones in American history, with wisdom and artistry any reader will admire.
We’ll admit our bias on this one: Every month Good Good Good creates a beautiful print newspaper filled with good news. You can join thousands of subscribers who receive positivity on their doorstep — with themed issues like The Animals Edition, The Intersectional Environmentalist Edition, and the Sustainability Edition.
Plus, the Goodnewspaper is printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks, and is certified 100% carbon neutral. It's the perfect unique gift for anybody passionate about making a difference in the world.
Custom Hiking Trail Signs
Life’s a climb, am I right? Help turn your loved one’s home into a daily adventure with a custom hiking trail sign! Each one is made from reclaimed New England barnwood that’s processed in a New Hampshire sawmill.
Hand-Drawn National Park Map Print
A beautiful art print for any park lover’s home, these hand-drawn maps are made with a LAMY fountain pen and ink with a high degree of detail.
Based on the maps provided at national park visitor centers, these detailed prints are artistic representations that’ll bring travelers right back to their favorite landmarks from the comfort of their homes.
National Park Posters
Between 1935 and 1943 the WPA's Federal Art Project printed over two million posters in 35,000 different designs to stir the public's imagination for education, theater, health, safety, and travel. Only 2,000 of those original posters have survived, but after lots of hard work, a number of those original designs have been restored to be offered as screened prints.
Hundreds of other artists have also created beautiful renditions of the famous national park posters. Find the perfect one for your loved one to adorn their walls.
National Park Candles
The sights and sounds of America’s favorite national parks would be nothing without the smells! Bring home a little piece of one of these magnificent places with any of these national park-inspired (and eco-friendly) candles.
Spruce up that boring old sofa with a beautiful hand-embroidered pillow of one of ten different national parks.
Pendleton National Park Blanket
Pick a soft, timeless Pendleton blanket from the brand’s national park line for your loved one. Each blanket has a label signifying its authenticity and a special woven label with the park name and image of an important natural feature.
National Parks Map Towel
Whether it’s hot yoga, drying off after a day riding the waves, or having a beachy bonfire, this national parks map towel is going on the packing list. Made with recycled polyester and nylon, it’s a quick-drying and cute way to show off a little love for public lands.
Keep warm at your campsite, festival, or sporting event with any of these outdoor blankets.
Is there any greater joy than stringing up a hammock between two magnificent trees in one of the best parks in the country? Probably not! (Of course, follow hammocking best practices to avoid harming trees.)
The one downside to national parks is that there aren’t too many comfortable places to sit. Help your gift recipient bring the furniture to the forest.
Keep Nature Wild Clean-Up Kit
Keeping public lands accessible to everyone means cleaning up after ourselves. Make the pack-in process easier for your park-going peeps with this clean-up kit from Keep Nature Wild.
Not only is this a great tool to have on hand, but with every product sold, Keep Nature Wild picks up one pound of trash.
Vintage National Parks Puzzles
For the park lover who doubles as a puzzle lover, this vintage 1,000-piece puzzle pays homage to the great outdoors with a stylish retro vibe.
National Park Painting Kit
Everyone can be an artist with this paint-by-shadow kit including one of 10 favorite national parks. Inside, there are two canvases printed with grayscale images of the park of your choosing, with paint, brushes, and instructions.
Paint and sip session, anyone?
PARKS Board Game
Encourage a little healthy competition with this national parks strategy game. This award-winning, immersive board game encourages players to hike along different trails and collect resources. Take the journey solo or play with up to 5 other players.
National Parks Playing Cards
Go Fish, Rummy, or Poker? Whip out some national park playing cards for a fun activity for all. Great stocking stuffer!
This particular deck is made with FSC-certified premium crushed paper derived from sustainable forests with a linen finish using vegetable-based inks.
National Parks Postcard Coloring Book
Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore! A great gift for anyone who needs to unwind and get in touch with their creative side. Plus — these double as postcards, so you can think of them as stationery and art.
National Parks Jenga
It’s the classic Jenga game with a national parks twist. Pull out a block without crashing the stack — and show off your national park passion all at the same time.
Grow Your Own National Park Botanicals Kit
Gift this grow kit to someone who would love to create a living memento of our majestic national parks. Each botanical kit includes a seed to a plant commonly found in one of five national parks: Grand Canyon, Olympic, Yellowstone, Yosemite, or Zion.
Each kit includes a glass growing vessel, hand-filled soil bag, special seed, and growing instructions.
Support National Park After Dark on Patreon
National Park After Dark (NPAD) is a podcast for the macabre nature lovers out there. Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, NPAD shares tales of dark history and tragic events, complemented by epic survivals and inspiring human stories that remind us how important it is to protect the planet.
Gift your loved one a Patreon subscription to NPAD so they can access bonus content and ad-free episodes.
And don't forget to check out our complete guide to gifts for animal lovers.
National Park Dog Toy
Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy exploring the outdoors! Gift their pooch a national park chew toy, too.
Doggie Backpack From Wilderdog
Bring the dogs hiking, but make sure they’re carrying their weight, too. This dog backpack is the perfect accessory for your pup to carry safety supplies, extra poop bags, treats, and maybe even some of your own gear, too.
With a built-in harness, this is a necessity for the outdoorsy dog lover in your life.
Pendleton Dog Coat
Keep those canines cozy on a cold hike. A good dog deserves a good winter outfit, and Pendleton’s national park collection is available for pups, too. Grab this reversible coat with easy velcro fasteners.
Bark Ranger Bandana
Utilitarian and stylish, this Bark Ranger bandana is full of desert survival tips that you can easily tie to yourself or your pup for easy access. The microfiber fabric gives UPF 35 protection and is quick-drying and odor-resistant.
Recycled Dog Poop Bag Dispenser
An easy stocker stuffer (this time for the pup!), this poop bag holder is made with recycled materials and is lightweight and durable, making it easy to pack out poo from the trail. (And check out our entire guide to eco-friendly dog poop bags.)
Food & Drink
National Park Tea
Pour a cup of your loved one’s favorite national park! Sips By offers a number of teas inspired by and created with botanicals and ingredients native to the country’s national parks.
With flavors like Acadia, Rocky Mountain Chai, and Glacier Gorge, your gift recipient will find Mother Nature in their mug.
If your gift recipient is enjoying their tea on the go, they’ll need a camp mug for their next adventure.
Wondery’s Parks of the USA Bucket List Water Bottle
A collectible and a drinkware item all in one, this water bottle comes with stickers to track one’s national park travels, all while staying hydrated.
National Parks Glassware
Pour a pint in a boldly designed national park glass. Choose from 15 favorite parks, with each glass highlighting the park’s establishment date, a notable fact, and the chronological number it was recognized in American park history. (And check out our entire guide to eco-friendly drinkware!)