It has been an amazing year in America’s National Parks!  A centennial celebration happens once a lifetime, and what a privilege to be part of it. Record visitation was recorded all over the country, special events and celebrations brought us together, and the launch of Every Kid In A Park opened doors to families who might not otherwise have made it to a national park.

With holidays just around the corner, we’re wrapping up this historic year with a gift guide for the national park lover on your Holiday gift list. Below you’ll find gifts that either help you commemorate this Centennial year, or inspire your national park explorations in 2017.  Either way, you can’t go wrong supporting America’s best idea this holiday season.

Centennial Mugs – Start every morning with a reminder of our favorite wild places!

America the Beautiful Pass – $80 – Give the gift of year long access to any National Park Service Site in the country as well as other public lands.

Kids Discover National Parks Gift Set – This set comes with a scrapbook kit and a Ranger Activity book so you and your little one can learn more together. The Ranger Doll is a perfect companion to bring along to the park. Included in the set as well is a Kid’s Passport so your child can document all the national parks and historic locations they visit. We also include an adult Passport too, so Mom or Dad can follow along in the fun.

U.S. National Parks Guide & Journal, Genuine Leather – $34 – Amazon. This green calfskin book contains maps, trip planning resources, and 52 pages for journaling about your national park adventures.

National Parks Monopoly – The whole family can enjoy this classic game with a national park twist.

Trails Illustrated National Park Topographic Maps – $12 – With cell and GPS signals so iffy in many national parks, it pays to keep a paper map on hand when hiking.

59 Piece Deluxe National Parks Postcard Set – This gorgeous set includes one postcard from every national park. They can be mailed, or framed as wall art!

Centennial Silver Plated Ornament – Looking for something small? An ornament might be just the thing!

NPCA Gift Membership – A gift membership to the National Parks Conservation Association will introduce your family and friends to the beauty and history of our national parks. Gift members receive a fleece blanket, plus a year’s subscription to the award winning National Parks Magazine.


Thank you, Alana, for giving us a year of blog posts featuring our National Parks! For more inspiration on visiting National Parks, be sure to check out her Find Your Park posts on our blog.

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