Guide to Christmas Gifts 2022: Coolest Gifts for National Park Lovers

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Each year, national parks attract hundreds of millions of visitors eager to see some of the country’s most iconic natural landscapes. So chances are you have a National Park enthusiast 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 geological formations of Arches.

Perhaps the best gift for these outdoor enthusiasts is the America the Beautiful Pass, which provides unlimited access to all parks and hundreds of other federal recreational areas for a year. But just in case someone on your list already got their 2023 park pass, here are nine other National Park gifts to wrap for them this holiday season.

Book “The Parkland”.

“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 hardback book features stunning color images of national park locations, along with vital information readers can use to plan their next adventure in the American wilderness. It comes from Parks Project, a purposeful brand that donates millions of dollars to nonprofits focused on national parks, so consider it the gift that keeps on giving. $55 at parksproject.us

The Landmark Project Smokey Bear T-shirt

Anyone with an affinity for national parks probably values ​​national forests just as much, so you can’t go wrong getting them this t-shirt for the holidays. The orange long sleeve shirt features Smokey Bear, who has been the face of wildfire prevention and awareness for nearly 80 years. And for every shirt sold, the Landmark Project donates 10% to the United States Forest Service. This unisex garment will become the recipient’s favorite 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 celebration of Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary, this unique pass provides access to the park throughout the year 2172. In the meantime, proceeds will be used to help protect Yellowstone National Park and ensure it remains a pristine nature remains. estimate in the next 150 years. Your donation also includes a free annual pass that will allow you to bring a loved one (or even yourself!) to Yellowstone next year. $1,500 at yellowstone.org

Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2

Help a National Park enthusiast toast Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary with a bottle of National Parks No. 2 of 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 holiday season flavors with notes of marzipan buttercream, toffee and salted caramel, with a lingering oak finish. And for every bottle sold, Wyoming Whiskey donates $5 to Yellowstone Forever to support park conservation 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 1000 piece panoramic puzzle from Brass Monkey? It features four classic vintage posters from 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 and then hang as a poster after you’ve connected the last piece of the puzzle. To 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 is a gift a National Park enthusiast will use season after season. The super-soft premium fleece throw is available in three earthy colors and features original art that showcases the park’s history and distinctive features, including the towering redwoods 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. In addition, each sale supports the National Park Foundation. $83.95 at welltolddesign.com

Springer Pets Dog Bottle

Not only do national parks welcome humans, they also invite visitors’ four-legged companions to enjoy many trails and campgrounds. Give a National Park lover this classic travel bottle from Springer Pets to keep their pups hydrated while hiking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, exploring the ruins of the abandoned mining town at New River Gorge, or exploring the carriage roads from Acadia. A gentle push on the leak-proof bottle fills the attached bowl with water, allowing Fido to soak up every last drop. $25 at springerpets.com

Walking stick from the National Wildlife Federation

A walking stick can be a welcome gift for a National Park enthusiast or anyone who enjoys hiking and exploring nature. This wooden one has an etched mountain design and a built-in compass. It folds down into three separate parts for easy storage. In fact, 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 across the country to come up with signature scents that evoke each park’s unique vibe, such as peppercorn, vanilla, and juniper for Rocky Mountain and desert lavender, sage, and dried herbs for Zion. The candles have a burn time of 45 hours and are wrapped in retro artwork. $26 at unusualgoods.com

Want more gift ideas for people who love the outdoors? Check out last year’s National Park gift guide for inspiration.

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