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70 (PERFECT) National Park Gifts: The 2021 National Parks Gift Guide

The complete guide to national park gifts gifts for national park lovers! Outdoors gifts, camping gifts, hiking gifts, we’ve got it all here!

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The Best National Parks Gifts | Complete Guide

National park gifts for people who like national parks – why has this guide not been out there for years?

That’s what I thought a few years ago and so I’ve made it an annual tradition here at More Than Just Parks to hunt down the coolest national park gifts, hiking gifts, camping gifts, and general outdoors gifts on the market and put them all in one place.

Each year we update this list with all the latest and greatest outdoor gear and goodies to use in the national parks or even your backyard – and there are so many new additions this year!

The Comprehensive Guide of National Park Gifts

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It’s that time of year! We’ve got all the best national park gifts and outdoors gifts right here in one great list!

You’ll find camping essentials (and not-so-essentials), hiking gear, clothes, books, decor, and so much more here, all tailored to the national parks lover in your family.

Do we get a commission you ask? We’re not Ebenezer Scrooge! But yes maybe a small fee on some of the items found here.

But seriously many of these are products we’ve battle tested in the field over years and continue to use today. Or in some cases they’re gifts that we’ve received or gifted to others that we think are pretty darn awesome for those of us who have an affinity for the national parks and the great outdoors.

And then there’s some that I haven’t personally used, but they’re from brands I trust and they’re items, as a national park lover myself, that I would love getting as a gift.

So scroll on down and see if there’s a perfect national park gift for you or somebody special you know!


The Best National Park Gifts

In this post I’ll list the best national park gifts out there including:

  • Best National Park Games
  • Best National Park Books
  • Best Camping Gifts
  • Best Hiking Gifts
  • Best Outdoor Safety Gifts
  • Best National Park Decor
  • Best Camera Gear Gifts
  • Best Outdoors Stocking Stuffers
  • And much more
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National Park Gift Ideas | Comprehensive National Park Gift Guide

Best National Park Gifts by Category


List of Best National Park Gifts

Best National Park Gifts – Board Game

1. PARKS by Keymaster Games & Fifty-Nine Parks

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PARKS | Best National Park Gifts

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Is there any better time of year for board games and hot drinks? I received this game as a gift earlier this year and it’s quickly become my favorite board game – and I promise it’s not just because I love national parks!

This game is so much fun and such a welcome change of pace from the typical family gathering lineup of board games.

Yes it’s time to leave the cutthroat real estate games on the shelf and instead compete against one another to visit the most national parks. Filled with the beautiful artwork of the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, PARKS is sure to become a new family favorite.

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PARKS Nightfall Expansion | Best Gifts for National Park Lovers

Don’t forget the expansion to PARKS, Nightfall. This expansion adds scores of new cards featuring Fifty-Nine Parks beautiful artwork and provides a whole new way to play the game with additional ways to score points.

RELATED: Fifty-Nine Parks Fireside Chat with More Than Just Parks Co-Founder Jim Pattiz


Best National Park Gifts – Clothing

2. The Ultimate Bison Socks by United By Blue

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Best National Park Gifts | The Ultimate Bison Socks

Buy: United By Blue

Made in the USA of bison fiber and wool, these socks are ridiculously comfortable and warm. I’m also happy to share that the socks are made from salvaged bison fiber (considered a waste product in the ranching industry) and no bison are harmed in order to make this product.

Yes they are quite spendy for a pair of socks, but seriously, these aren’t just a pair of socks, they’re bison socks. They’re heirloom footwear that will keep you warm and comfortable for years and years to come.

I should note that United By Blue is a certified B Corporation and for every product purchased from their website, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.


Best National Park Gifts – Safety

3. Garmin inReach® Mini Satellite Communicator

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Behold the Garmin inReach® Mini – the ultimate hiking peace of mind | Gifts for National Parks Lovers

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This is THE gift for the loved one who likes to go backpacking, solo hiking, or general off-the-grid exploring. If you’re a parent who worries about your child on their backpacking trips this was designed for you to buy, give to them, and sleep better.

With the Garmin inReach Mini hikers can send text messages to loved ones, share their location, and most importantly trigger an SOS to a 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center from anywhere in the world.

Instead of spotty cell coverage the inReach Mini uses the trusted global Iridium satellite network to communicate from anywhere in the world. It’s quite literally the ultimate peace of mind for hikers and their loved ones.

Note: A satellite subscription plan is required and starts at $11.95/month. (less than Netflix)

For those of you who worry about loved ones who enjoy snow sports, check out Black Diamond Guide BT Avalanche Beacon (#25 on this guide).


Best National Park Gifts – Coffee Table Books

4. National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks

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Atlas of the National Parks | Best National Park Gifts

Buy: Amazon

Until we come out with our own coffee table book, this is the best one on the market.

Not only does it contain beautiful images from our national parks in a perfect coffee table size, it also uses our photographs of Voyageurs National Park for the Voyageurs section of the book – and I have to say they look quite nice in there.

That aside, it’s a wonderful compendium of the national parks full of stunning photos that are sure to inspire future trips and spark great conversation.

RELATED: 30+ Best National Parks Books (Great Gifts for Park Lovers) 2021


Best National Parks Gifts – Games

5. National Parks Puzzle by Cavallini Papers & Co.

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National Parks Map Puzzle by Cavallini Papers & Co.

Buy: United By Blue

If you’re looking for the perfect national parks puzzle you can stop now, you found it. Cavallini Papers & Co. makes beautiful vintage puzzles and decor on a range of typically nature-related topics and their national parks puzzles are simply the best.

National Parks Puzzle | National Park Gifts

National Park Vintage Posters Puzzle

While the first puzzle displaying a vintage illustrated map of national park service sites is my favorite, this one above is also worth considering if you’re a fan of vintage national park posters, and who isn’t?


Best National Park Gifts – Camping

6. Limited Edition National Parks Fatwood Fire Starter Sticks

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Limited Edition National Parks Natural Fatwood Fire Starter Sticks, 13 Pound Wooden Crate | Better Wood Products

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A fantastic gift for any national park lover who likes to build fires, which should cover every national park lover. This collectible wooden crate comes with 13lbs of all natural fatwood fire starter sticks, perfect for building the foundation of a beautiful, long-lasting fire.

Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, and a few other parks are represented in this limited edition series from Better Wood Products.

Set this next to your fireplace and add some rustic national park style to your living room while you sip that hot cider.

Better Wood Products donates 5% percent of profits from these crates to the National Park Foundation to support national parks for future generations


Best National Park Gifts – Home

7. National Parks Candles by Paddywax

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National Parks Candles | Best National Parks Goods

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Paddywax National Park Candles are about as authentic as it gets. Glacier smells of white pine and hemlock, Acadia smells of sea grass and driftwood, Olympic smells of pacific moss, and they go on like this.

These candles make the perfect gift for national park enthusiasts looking to strike a match and reminisce about their favorite places and adventures while curled up in the comfort of their home.


Best National Park Gifts – Photographers

8. Mountainsmith Tanuck 40L Camera Backpack

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Tanuck 40L Camera Backpack | Best National Park Gifts for Photographers

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Mountainsmith makes some of the best camera backpacks on the market. I’ve hiked countless miles with all kinds of camera gear strapped to my back and Mountainsmith knows how to make things as easy as possible on us with their intuitive designs and functionality.

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Mountainsmith Tanuck 40L Backpack | Best National Park Gifts – Backpacks

The Tanuck 40L was designed by Mountainsmith with famous adventure photographer Chris Burkard and bills itself as the most versatile and durable camera backpack on the market – frankly that’s hard to argue with.


Best National Park Gifts – Hiking

9. Darn Tough Vermont Hiking Socks

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Buy: Darn Tough Vermont

We have more than a few socks on this list and that’s for good reason. Hikers, campers, and national park people love good socks. Take it from me, a great pair of socks makes a WORLD of difference when you’re out there.

In terms of an all around hiking sock there really is no better than Darn Tough Vermont’s hiking socks. These socks can be worn over and over again on the trail (and I mean consecutive days out camping) and feel as good as new each morning.

They do an amazing job at wicking away moisture and keeping your feet dry, cushioned, and protected from the elements – and your own sweat day after day on the trail.


Best National Park Gifts – Camping

10. Patagonia Provisions 2-Day Camp Meal Kit For Two

Buy: Patagonia Provisions

This 2-day camping food pack for 2 people makes the perfect gift for the backpacking couple in your family.

Full of responsibly sourced, delicious Provisions food pouches like wild sockeye salmon, organic breakfast grains, and organic soups, you’ll be the envy of the park and can feel good about the tasty food you’re eating!

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The contents of the Patagonia Provisions 2-Day Camp Meal Kit For Two | National Park Gift Ideas

If you’ve been looking for food for backpackers or campers you have absolutely found it here. It simply doesn’t get any better, for your stomach or the planet! This is such a great gift for the backpacking couple in your life.


11. NEMO Stargaze™ Recliner Luxury Chair

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NEMO Stargaze™ Recliner Luxury Chair | Best National Park Gifts

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The last camp chair you’ll ever need. It was only a matter of time before someone created the ultimate camping chair, and I can safely say NEMO has done it with the Stargaze™ Recliner Luxury Chair.

It takes less than a minute to set up or breakdown and promises to transform your pedestrian campsite into the back deck of a 5-star eco-resort.

NEMO Stargaze™ Recliner Luxury Chair | Best National Park Camping Gifts

From NEMO’s website: The first ever swinging and reclining camp chair, takes relaxation to a new level. The swinging offers an exciting new sitting experience, with a relaxing motion that is designed for comfort.

And when you’re ready to recline, simply lean back to activate the auto-reclining mechanism and enjoy a great view of the stars. Unlike rocking chairs, this chair is designed for use on any surface, including rocky, sandy or uneven ground, bringing the relaxation of motion to a host of new environments.


12. Snow Peak Cutting Board Set

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Snow Peak Cutting Board Set | Best National Park Gifts

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Another perfect outdoors gift for the camp chef in your family. This cutting board set is more than meets the eye. Yes it includes the beautiful birch wood cutting board and carbon stainless steel knife, but wait!

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Snow Peak Cutting Board Set | Best Camping Gifts

That’s right, this cutting board set, complete with a carbon steel chef’s knife folds up and latches for convenient storage and portability on all of your camping trips.


13. Snow Peak Mini Flame

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Snow Peak Mini Flame | Best National Park Gifts

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This may be one of the coolest camping gifts on the market and it’s so simple! Attach the Mini Flame to any isobutane camping fuel like this one on Amazon, and ignite!

The Mini Flame from Snow Peak is quite simply a small lantern. It’s compact, lightweight, and has low fuel consumption.

Toss this in with your camping gear and bring it on your future trips to add some serious ambiance to your campsites.


Best National Park Gifts – Books

14. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley | Best National Park Gifts

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A masterful work by acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley on one of our nation’s greatest environmentalists. This book is a seminal work in conservation non-fiction and is sure to delight any reader with an interest in the outdoors or American history.

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

RELATED: 30+ Best National Parks Books (Great Gifts for Park Lovers)


15. Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

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Rightful Heritage by Douglas Brinkley | National Parks Gift Ideas

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Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley does it again with this follow up to The Wilderness Warrior, this time chronicling President Franklin Roosevelt’s relatively unknown yet staggering conservation achievements.

Personally I tore through this book and enjoyed it even more than The Wilderness Warrior, partly due to how little I knew at the time about FDR’s passion for the environment and conservation.

I highly recommend both The Wilderness Warrior and Rightful Heritage to anyone interested in conservation, the national parks, public lands, or American history.


Best National Park Gifts – Hiking

16. KEEN Men’s Ridge Flex Waterproof Boot

Buy: KEEN

KEEN has put together quite the pair of hiking boots in the Ridge Flex Waterproof Boots. These rugged, all-terrain boots use KEEN’s revolutionary KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX technology to actually reduce the energy each step takes.

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Womens Ridge Flex Waterproof Boot | Gifts for National Park Lovers

If you’re looking for a pair of indestructible, long-lasting, hiking boots you won’t regret purchasing, these are the ones. See the women’s version pictured above (they come in various colors).


Best National Park Gifts – Camping

17. Snow Peak Field Coffee Master

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Snow Peak Field Coffee Master | Best National Park Gifts

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Snow Peak makes some of the best-looking and highest quality camping gear on the market. If it’s something that could be used around a campsite they’ve designed and mastered it and made it look damn good.

This Field Coffee Master kit is no different. The perfect gift for the outdoors person who still loves a top-notch cup of coffee no matter where they are.

For use at home, car camping, or overland, this multi-functional brewing system delivers high quality coffee in any setting.

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Snow Peak Field Barista Set | Best National Park Gifts

If you want to up your camp coffee game to another level, try Snow Peak’s Field Barista Set, which doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of quality in your coffee, adds wood accents, and packs down even more for convenient carrying.


Best National Parks Gifts – Games

18. National Parks Playing Card Deck

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National Parks Playing Card Deck by Keymaster Games & Fifty-Nine Parks | Gifts for National Park Lovers

A deck of cards is most definitely a camping essential. This handsome deck of cards is done by our friends at Fifty-Nine Parks and features their very cool artwork of our national parks.

If you’re going to get national parks playing cards get the best. Also check out my fireside chat with them from a few years back.


National Parks Gifts – Hiking

19. Pack It Out 22 Oz. Insulated Steel Bottle

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Pack It Out 22oz Steel Water Bottle | Gifts for National Parks Lovers

Buy: United By Blue

Take it from me, all national park-goers are always in the market for a new water bottle. They get lost, they get broken, and you like to have multiple when the others are needing to be washed.

I like this one because it carries a message we can all get behind, pack it out! Why not spread the good word on your next trip outdoors!

RELATED: Preserve & Protect 22oz Steel Water Bottle by United By Blue


Best National Park Gifts – Camping

20. Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill

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Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill | Gifts for National Park Lovers

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If you haven’t caught on yet, Snow Peak makes some seriously cool camping gear. The Takibi Fire & Grill is the ultimate all-in-one portable, well, fire & grill.

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Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill folded in its bag | National Parks Gift Ideas

The five-piece set includes Grill Net, Grill Bridge, Pack & Carry Fireplace L, Baseplate, and Carrying Case. It packs down incredibly well and is the perfect addition to your all-terrain camping arsenal.

To cook with charcoal you’ll want to add the Fireplace Coal Bed which simply slides right in and will fit in the convenient carrying case along with your Takibi Fire & Grill.

Snow Peak makes some of the finest camping equipment on the market and backs up their products with real gaurantees. Like all their products they carry a lifetime warranty and are made to last.


Best National Park Gifts – Hiking

21. Pendleton National Park Socks

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We all know Pendleton makes beautiful, time-honored blankets and bedding, but did you know they’ve taken their talents to the sock department?

Yes the Pendleton National Park Socks 3-Pack makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the park lover in your family. Or better yet, wrap that box up and stick it under the tree!

And we didn’t forget about dear old dad, skip the goofy tie this year and get dad a pair of styling Pendleton National Park Socks as well!


22. Fire Pit by Barebones Living

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Fire Pit by Barebones | Outdoors Gifts for National Park Lovers

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The Barebones open bowl fire pit brings warmth, durability, and versatility to your next cookout or get together. The open bowl design allows for more space for cooking or warming your friends.

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Enjoy your next campfire or cookout with the Fire Pit by Barebones Living

The sturdy legs bring this fire pit off the ground and closer to you making it easy to cook on or enjoy from your camp chair. It’s also lighter weight than you might think and easy to bring to your favorite camp spot.


23. Filson Smokey Bear Glass Set

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Filson Smokey Bear Glass Set | Best Smokey Bear Gifts

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Do I really need to explain why these make the perfect gift for any national park or forest aficionado? It’s Smokey Bear, the universally beloved bear that implores us to take care of our wild places.

Any outdoors person is bound to love this set of glasses that will be the envy of your friends from here on out.

I would also recommend this Smokey Bear Beanie and Smokey Bear hoodie from Filson.


24. Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner

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Oh what a cool gift here. This Home & Camp Burner from Snow Peak is a camp stove hybrid that packs down into a sleek cylinder that can store anywhere and look good.

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Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner | Best Camping Gifts

Inside this sleek cylinder is everything you need (minus the fuel) to cook your favorite stove top meals at home or at the campsite. A simple folding out of its components and you’re on your way to impressing your friends and having a great camp meal.


25. Black Diamond Guide BT Avalanche Beacon

Buy: Black Diamond Equipment

An avalanche beacon is an electronic device worn on the body to aide in quickly finding buried avalanche victims. It’s really a must have for backcountry skiers and those who enjoy snowsports in areas that can experience avalanches.

If you have a loved one who enjoys these sports and also enjoys cutting corners, get them this professional-grade avalanche beacon and sleep better at night knowing you’ve equipped them with the best failsafe on the market.


Best National Park Gifts – Photography

26. Sony A7R III Mirrorless Camera

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Sony A7R III Mirrorless Camera | Best Cameras for Landscape Photographers

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The Sony A7R III is our go-to time lapse and still camera. We love the lightweight mirrorless system and all 42 of its megapixels.

This is a mirrorless camera which makes it very lightweight and more high-tech than traditional DSLR cameras.


Best National Parks Gifts – Hiking

27. Rover Pack Classic by Topo Designs

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The Rover Pack Classic by Topo Designs | National Parks Gift Ideas

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Perhaps the most iconic backpack in Topo Designs stable of trusted packs, the Rover Pack Classic is all about versatility and style.

With countless colors to choose from you’re sure to find your style in this iconic day pack.

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Rover Pack Heritage Canvas by Topo Designs | National Park Gift Ideas

In the event the Topo Designs Rover Pack Classic just isn’t quite your style, fear not, there’s the Heritage Canvas Rover Pack, and if it’s not your style then it might be time to go back to the drawing board.

This rugged edition of their best-selling backpack adds genuine Horween leather to the base for a timeless backpack that looks good wherever you’re headed.


Best Gifts for National Park – Home

28. Filson Bison Bottle Opener

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Filson Bison Bottle Opener | Gifts for National Park Lovers

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Hand-forged from iron by a master blacksmith from pacific northwest, this bison bottle opener makes a meaningful one-of-a-kind gift for the national park lover in your family.


29. National Park Candles by Good & Well Supply Co.

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National Park Candles from Good + Well Supply Co. | National Parks Gifts

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Good & Well Supply Co brings the scents of the our national parks into your home in their beautiful soy candle tins. We can safely say these candles really do bring us back to the places they’re crafted to represent.

The Saguaro National Park candle smells of the dry desert air wafting the scent of the bushes and cactus flowers, the Sequoia National Park candle smells of alpine air, conifer trees and pine needles, and on they go.

These candles make the perfect gift for national park enthusiasts looking to strike a match and reminisce about their favorite places and adventures from the comfort of their home.


Best National Park Gifts – Camping

30. Sixer by Mountainsmith

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Mountainsmith Sixer | Best National Parks Gifts

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The perfect cooler for a camp out at your favorite spot with your favorite people. Pick up a six-pack from your favorite microbrewery, stick them in the Mountainsmith Sixer on some ice, start the fire and kick back.

We’ve been using Mountainsmith products at More Than Just Parks for a long time and they really do last. They have all kinds of great gear for all sorts of outdoor situations – I’d recommend checking them out here.


Best National Parks Gifts – Hiking

31. Recycled Sherpa Water Bottle Sling

Buy: United by Blue

Have you ever found yourself wanting to go for a walk and not have to juggle your keys, phone, money, and water bottle without having to strap on a backpack like you’re thru-hiking the AT? Stop the madness and get the Sherpa Water Bottle Sling!

Seriously this will change things for you . No more burdensome backpacks or hands filled with the basic things you can’t be without on a walk. Just stick your phone in the convenient stash pocket (or your keys or whatever else), slip on the strap and be on your merry way, hands free!

These incredibly convenient water bottle slings come in various colors/patterns and will have you wondering why you didn’t think of this yourself! Check out the other designs here.


Best National Parks Stocking Stuffers

32. Barebones Living Rechargeable Tape Light

Buy: Barebones Living

This might be the most unique gift on this list and certainly one of the coolest. This water-resistant extendable/retractable LED tape light is perfect for camping. Wrap it around your tent or your tailgate, lay it on a table, slip it into your book, you can light up anything with this.

From Barebones website: Opened slightly on Low, it creates a lovely soft, warm glow, or you can extend it to the full 18” on High for maximum brightness. Strip light features 30 individual LED lights featuring long-lasting rechargeable technology with up to 36 hours of use.

this is the perfect stocking stuffer for the camper in your family. Oh and it’s USB rechargeable! Comes in a multitude of colors.


Best National Park Gifts – Hiking

33. Black Diamond Equipment Badge Beanie

Buy: Black Diamond Equipment

For the best beanies when the weather is cold, we look to the people who specialize in winter sports gear, Black Diamond Equipment. They have a range of beanies, or toques for our Canadian friends, that are sure to keep you and your ears warm all winter.

For more options I turn to a few other legacy outdoor brands like this handsome wool knit beanie from Filson and for supreme warmth and comfort this merino wool beanie from Patagonia which makes a great first layer and avoids itching.


34. Topo Designs Square Bag

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Topo Designs Square Bag | Christmas Gifts for National Park Lovers

Buy: Topo Designs

At first glance this little square bag doesn’t seem like much, but take it from me it can make a world of difference out on the trail.

In my experience this little square bag, which attaches to your belt loop or backpack with a simple carabiner, serves as an extra pocket for important odds and ends while you’re out on the trail.

Camera batteries, keys, memory cards, change, credit cards or ID’s, spare equipment parts, business cards, headphones, chargers, a pocketknife, the list of things you can store in this convenient pouch are endless and they won’t annoyingly fill up your pants pockets!


35. Big Agnes Copper Spur Tent

Buy: Amazon

We’ve been using this tent for years and see no reason to stop now. Lightweight enough for backpacking and under 4 minutes to setup. What’s not to like?

Seriously we swear by this tent and highly recommend it to beginners and pros alike. It’s been with us through the thick and thin and keeps on going.


36. TETON Sports Polara 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag

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TETON Sports Polara 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag | National Parks Gift Ideas

Buy: Amazon

Searching for the right sleeping bag is a bit like getting sucked into a black hole, or at least that’s how I imagine it. There’s endless options and so much confusion.

Let’s just simplify things. You want a sleeping bag for regular camping that will keep you warm all year and won’t break the bank. Here it is, you’re welcome.


37. Beacon Hanging Lantern Light

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Beacon Hanging Lantern Light by Barebones Living | Best Gifts for Hikers

Buy: United By Blue

If you’ve been camping enough you know how annoying it can be trying to prop up a flashlight or phone light in the tent at night so you can see.

Get yourself this powerful and cool multi-functional light with dimming feature and watch the camping stress melt away. It’s also great to clip onto your backpack if you’re hiking in the dark.

The Beacon comes with a 30-inch cord for its rechargeable battery—which lasts 200+ hours on low or three hours on high. And thanks to a convenient battery life indicator, you’ll never be left in the dark.


38. Energizer High-Powered LED Headlamp

Buy: Amazon

These are fun gadgets aren’t they? There’s a lot of options out there when it comes to headlamps, but we find that simple is better here.

This thing is lightweight, affordable, long lasting, and does everything you need it to.


39. Gerber Multi-Tool

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Gerber Multi-Tool | Gifts for Campers

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A multi-tool is one of those things you forget about until you need it – and you inevitably always do. I like this one for the price, durability, and ease of use.

For a more rugged and handsome multi-tool try the Barebones Multi-Tool Pocket Knife complete with a beautiful walnut handle finish. (More options at #58).


40. Barebones Living Portable Charger

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Barebones Living Portable Charger | National Parks Gifts

Buy: Barebones

Lets face it, phone batteries are annoyingly unreliable and almost seem designed to keep you near an outlet at all times.

Free yourself from battery anxiety with this small, lightweight, durable, portable charger. We love it. (It also works with the Beacon #31 above)


41. Danner Boots

Buy: Amazon

These classic Danner boots are probably the ultimate women’s hiking boot. You might recognize them from the Reese Witherspoon film Wild, or just because they’re probably the most iconic hiking boots out there.

Yes they do live up to the hype.


Best National Park Gifts – Camping

42. Barebones Living Edison Mini Lantern

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Barebones Living Edison Mini Lantern | Gifts for National Park Lovers

Buy: Barebones Living

String lights seem to be all the rage these days and why wouldn’t they be? They bring beautiful warm light to the campsite or the backyard and create the perfect ambience for nights spent laughing by the campfire.

You know what’s better than string lights though? These Edison Mini Lanterns from Barebones.

From their website: Inspired by old mining and warehouse lights, these water and rust-resistant steel lanterns create an intimate space anywhere. Light enough to hang creatively from a tree branch or create a soft glowing atmosphere with several together. Power by USB, pair with our Barebones Portable Charger, or utilize two AA batteries.


43. Scout Citronella Candle

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Scout Citronella Candle | Camping Gifts

Buy: United By Blue

Sure you’ve heard of citronella candles and their ability to help ward off mosquitoes while outdoors. But this is no ordinary citronella candle.

That’s right, why not have a spruce scented citronella candle this holiday season or any time for that matter!

United By Blue is a certified B Corp and for every product purchased from their website, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.


National Parks Gifts – Christmas

44. Filson Coastal Spruce Candle

Filson Spruce Candle
Filson Coastal Spruce Candle | National Parks Gifts

Bring the parks into your home with this fresh evergreen scented candle from Filson. The candle is made from all-natural ingredients and has an 80-hour burn time and a wood wick for that campfire crackling authenticity.


45. Christmas Stockings from Filson

Filson Christmas Stocking
Filson Christmas Stocking | Outdoorsy Christmas Gifts

Buy: Filson

Outdoorsmen and women should have a proper Christmas stocking don’t you think? Well Filson certainly does and they deliver.

Filson Christmas Stocking
Filson Christmas Stocking | National Parks Gifts

Made with Filson’s signature Mackinaw wool, this timeless Christmas stocking has a bridle leather hanging loop and authentic shearling top. Time to invest in a stocking that actually suits you and is made to last.


Best National Park Gifts – Fishing

46. Alaska Rod Co. Anadromous Single Hand Fly Rod

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Alaska Rod Co. Anadromous Single Hand Fly Rod | Best Fly Rods

Buy: Alaska Rod Co.

For the fisherman or woman in the family. If they’re in the market for a fly rod, Alaska Rod Co. simply makes the best. This local Alaskan rod shop makes the most durable, best performing, and highest grade rods on the market and buying from them helps a great small business.

If you’re going to plunk down the money on a fly rod, why not get the best? These rods are battle tested in the wild streams of remote Alaska and are built to perform in the most extreme conditions.


47. Original Buffalo Jerky

Buy: Patagonia Provisions

Few foods will get you closer to the land and our national parks than Patagonia Provisions 100% grass fed bison jerky. The jerky is sourced from free-roaming bison grazing on the grass of the land and humanely harvested on the prairie rather than in a slaughterhouse.

The bison are sourced from Wild Idea Buffalo Co. in South Dakota and help revive the prairie by recycling nutrients and tilling seeds of native grasses into the soil. It’s a great win-win for the environment and your food intake.


Best National Park Gifts – Clothes

48. Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt

Filson Flannel Shirt
Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt | Camping Christmas Gifts

Buy: Filson

A rugged, classic flannel shirt from a storied outdoor brand (comes in 6 different colors). Looks great under the tree and even better worn. Available in in Men’s and Women’s.

Whoever you’re getting this for will thank you, including yourself.


National Parks Gifts – Accessories

49. Topo Designs Mini Shoulder Bag

Topo Designs Mini Shoulder Bag
Topo Designs Mini Shoulder Bag | Best Hiking Gifts

Buy: Topo Designs

It seems today it’s either a choice between juggling handheld items and having bulging pockets or bringing a daypack with you everywhere you go.

Enter the Mini Shoulder Bag from Topo Designs (available in a multitude of colors). Put your phone, credit cards, ID, keys, and whatever else in here, toss it over your shoulder and end the madness.

Topo Designs Shoulder Bag
Topo Designs Mini Shoulder Bag in black | Best Hiking Gifts

“Well I don’t want to wear it over my shoulder,” then don’t. Clip this bad boy to your belt loop with a carabiner or slide it right onto your belt (loops for that on the back).


50. Topo Designs Mountain Pants Ripstop

Buy: Topo Designs

An old versatile favorite at Topo Designs got a new and improved update. An added double-knee layer for durability and an elastic waistband for an adjustable comfort fit take this time-tested pant to another level.


Best National Park Gifts for Kids

51. National Geographic Backyard Safari Kit for Kids

Buy: Amazon

Nature has so much to offer kids. This backyard safari kit is sure to fire their imaginations and get them excited about exploring the great outdoors.

The kit includes everything you see pictured, more than enough to outfit any young budding explorer!


52. Pocket Guide to Animals / Tracks

Pocket Guide to Animals Tracks
Pocket Guide to Animals/Tracks – Filson | Best Outdoors Gifts

Buy: Filson

The Pocket Guide to Animals / Tracks is the perfect hiking companion guide to help you identify animals and their tracks on your outdoor adventures.

It’s waterproof and fits in your shirt pocket! Includes 95 domestic and wild animals and birds.


53. National Parks Monopoly

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National Parks Monopoly | Best National Park Gift Ideas

Buy: Amazon

It’s tried and true, hate it or love it, every family has a monopoly set. So why not make yours a National Parks Monopoly set!?

If you’re trying to think of a good gift for the national parks lover in your family, this themed monopoly set is a pretty safe bet.

Seriously this is a pretty darn cool Monopoly set and is bound to make the tradional family Monopoly games more fun. Plus a portion of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation!


The Best National Park Games

54. Scrabble: National Parks

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Scrabble: National Parks | National Parks Board Games

Buy: Amazon

Here’s one the National Park lover in your family will need.

Why not upgrade that old Scrabble set with this inexpensive National Parks-themed one? Did I mention a portion of the proceeds from the sale goes to the National Park Foundation?

Is it very different from the original game? Well no, but players get extra points for national park-themed words. So try your hand at a national parks style Scrabble game that’s fun for the whole family!


Best National Parks Gifts

55. National Parks Annual Pass

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America The Beautiful Annual Pass | Best National Park Gifts

Buy: REI

Here’s a no-brainer. They love the national parks right? Get them an annual pass to the national parks!

Plus if you buy it through the links above at REI they’ll donate 10% of pass sale proceeds through the end of 2021 to the National Park Foundation. Talk about a win-win!


56. Igloo x Parks Project Playmate Cooler – 16 qts.

Buy: REI

Igloo makes classic, battle-tested, indestructible coolers, okay we know that. But did you know that Igloo makes an awesome national parks themed version of it’s time-tested cooler?

Every national parks lover needs this cooler.


57. Nomadix National Parks Maps All-Purpose Towel

Buy: REI

Of course I found a national parks beach towel! You don’t need the latest in swimsuit fashion to be the envy of the beach, just this towel!

Plus it’s made with GRS-certified post-consumer recycled plastic, which won’t stretch or warp over time.


58. Snow Peak Fire Side Gloves

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Snow Peak Fire Side Gloves | Best Camping Gifts

Buy: Snow Peak

Made from durable leather these rugged campfire gloves are sure to be a mainstay around all of your future open fire meals.

The gloves are made to handle hot pots and pans and their extended legth protect from sparks and flare ups.

As always Snow Peak makes some of the finest camping equipment on the market and you’re certain to be pleased with these gloves. Like all their products they carry a lifetime warranty and are made to last.


59. Ultralight Portable Folding Table

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Ultralight Portable Folding Table | National Park Gift Ideas

Buy: Amazon

Sometimes there are no tables, rocks, stumps, or any work surfaces when you’re out there camping. This ultralight, inexpensive, portable table solves that.

Toss it in with your camping gear and see how much of a difference it makes next time you’re at the campsite.


60. Barebones Solo Folding Knife

Barebones Folding Knife
Barebones Solo Folding Knife | National Park Stocking Stuffers

Buy: Barebones Living

This handsome folding blade makes a great gift for the avid camper in your family. It’s perfect for most anything around camp including slicing onions or potatoes for a campfire stew.

For a little more functionality try their Multi-Tool Pocket Knife or Folding Picnic Knife (complete with a corkscrew). Both come with the same beautiful walnut finish.


61. Patagonia Long-Sleeved Cayo Largo II Shirt

Patagonia Mens Outdoors Shirt
Patagonia Long-Sleeved Cayo Largo II Shirt | National Parks Gift Ideas

Buy: Patagonia

This is a great all weather button up outdoor shirt by Patagonia that is durable, comfortable, and long-lasting.


Best National Parks Gifts for Dogs

62. Snow Peak Dog Rain Jacket

dog rain jacket
Snow Peak Dog Rain Jacket | Best Hiking Gifts

Buy: Snow Peak

Why should you be the only one who gets to stay warm and dry when it’s raining? Your furry friend has been with you through thick and thin and deserves some protection from the elements too!

Dog Rain Jacket
Snow Peak Dog Rain Jacket | Best Hiking Gifts

Yes, now your dog can be both dry and badass when it rains outside.


63. Filson Collapsible Dog Bowl

Dog Bowl Christmas Gift National Parks
Filson Dog Bowl | Best National Park Gifts

Buy: Filson

A water-repellent, nylon-lined, collapsible travel bowl for adventurous dogs. The perfect gift for hikers who never travel without their adventure buddies.

Not only does this dog bowl fold down to fit into your pocket, it looks good too! You and your furry friend will be the envy of the parks with this perfect travel companion (besides your dog of course).


Best National Parks Gifts

64. Pendleton Cotton Throw Gift Pack

Pendleton Throw Gift Pack
Pendleton Cotton Throw Gift Pack | Best National Park Gifts

Buy: REI

I couldn’t close out this national park gift guide without including some Pendleton blankets now could I? Seriously this is a great fail-safe if you’re exasperated looking for the right gift that they’re sure to like.

Everybody likes Pendleton blankets and can’t help but be thrilled upon receiving one, let alone two like in this gift pack. It’s immediately the new go-to blanket in the house and you’ll be happy to see them being cherished year after year by the recipient of your generosity.


National Park Gift Cards

65. Patagonia Gift Card

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Patagonia Gift Cards | National Park Gift Ideas

Buy: Patagonia

The gifting equivalent of bringing in Mariano Rivera. It’s late, you need to get this done and you can’t afford to screw it up. Close it out with the one gift that cannot fail, the trusted gift card, and watch your gifting worries melt away.

Patagonia Provisions Gift Card, national park gifts
Patagonia Provisions Gift Card | Best National Park Gifts

Buy: Patagonia

The first gift card is to Patagonia the outdoor retailer, this one is to their Patagonia Provisions branch which makes incredible, healthy, and responsibly sourced camping food.


66. United By Blue Gift Card

United By Blue Gift Card, national park gifts
United By Blue Gift Card | National Parks Gifts

Buy: United By Blue

You’ve seen many of their products in this guide, but there are so many more unique gift ideas on their website. If you can’t pick just one or know there’s something on their your person will like, just get the gift card and let them decide!

The gift cards come in many festive designs, perfect for the holidays.

United By Blue is a certified B Corp and for every product purchased from their website, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.


67. REI Gift Card

REI Gift Card, national park gifts
REI Gift Card | National Park Gifts

Buy: REI

This one’s a no-brainer. REI has just about everything outdoors people need in one convenient store and world-class customer service.

Whether it’s in store or online you’re bound to find things you need for your next adventure at REI.


National Parks Gift Cards

68. Barebones Gift Card

Barebones Gift Card, national park gifts
Barebones Gift Card | Stocking Stuffer National Parks Gifts

Buy: Barebones Living

Barebones is full of beautiful one-of-a-kind products for the outdoorsmen and women in all of us. I’ve listed many of their products in this guide, but would recommend browsing their site for more ideas for the outdoors enthusiasts in your family.


69. Snow Peak Gift Card

Snow Peak Gift Card, national park gifts
Snow Peak Gift Card | National Parks Gifts

Buy: Snow Peak

Snow Peak makes some of the finest camping equipment on the market. Any national parks lover is sure to find something there they can use on their next adventure.

All of their products they carry a lifetime warranty and are truly made to last.


70. Topo Designs Gift Card

Topo Designs Gift Card
Topo Designs Gift Card | National Park Gifts

Buy: Topo Designs

Topo Designs is a colorful outdoor brand full of inventive and useful products for the outdoor adventurer in all of us. A gift card here will be very appreciated by hikers, campers, and walking city-dwellers.


71. Amazon Gift Card

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Amazon Gift Card | National Park Gift Ideas

Buy: Amazon

We all knew it was going to end here. I can see the white flag being raised. It’s not your fault, you fought the good fight. Some people are just really hard to gift for.

As the drums beat retreat it’s now time to get the Amazon gift card where they can get literally anything and you’ll reserve the ultimate excuse, “I wanted you to get something you really wanted”.


Summary | Leave Us a Comment

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Co-founders of More Than Just Parks, Jim Pattiz & Will Pattiz

I hope you’ve found our 2021 National Park Gift Guide helpful. My goal was to make life easier for those of you who have national park lovers in your family and want to get them something extra special this year.

If you’re not spam let me know if I missed anything particularly cool! And of course let me know if you found this year’s gift guide helpful! Hope to see you on the trails sometime!

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Jim Pattiz

Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks. Filmmaker, Conservationist, Public Lands Enthusiast

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