7 Gifts for National Park Lovers
Show Some National Park Love With These Great Gifts!
Each year we celebrate the National Park Service’s Birthday on August 25, but did you know when Yellowstone was first created the National Park Service didn’t exist to oversee it? Yellowstone was established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. In the early days of the park, superintendents were left with a challenge of enforcing the law and building infrastructure with very little funding and staff. Poachers, squatters, woodcutters, and vandals ravaged Yellowstone. As such, Congress refused to appropriate money for ineffective administration.
Enter the US Army on August 20, 1886. They enforced regulations in Yellowstone, guarded major attractions, evicted troublemakers, and patrolled the park’s 2.2 million acres. But it was still clear that the parks needed an agency to oversee that was specially equipped and educated to preserve the park. The National Park Service Organic Act was passed by Congress and approved on August 25, 1916. The National Park Service was born.
Ever since Yellowstone and the United States’ 62 designated National Parks and 419 national park sites have been protected by the 12,393+ rangers and employees under the National Park Service.
To celebrate our National Parks and the National Park Service, we’ve come up with a list of 7 Gifts for National Park Lovers!
Looking to unleash your creative side? Get your zen on while being inspired with our national parks by picking up one of a National Park or Yellowstone coloring books. Or maybe you are looking for a good read or coffee table book? Check out the 59 Illustrated National Park Book for artwork from the Anderson Group that features designs from your favorite parks. Don’t forget to stock up on good reads with some of our bestsellers that dive into history, photographic inspiration, or fun stories.
2. National Park Game Night
Make game night National Park themed! Collect America’s treasures while passing go in the Monopoly National Parks Edition, roll monuments, trees, and other special dice in National Parks Yahtzee, or puzzle your way through the National Parks.
3. Get a Taste of National Parks
What is juicy, plump, and the unofficial flavor of the national parks? Huckleberries! These juicy, sweet treats come in a number of tasty products you can add to any meal. Whether you want Huckleberry jam, chocolates, tea, jelly beans, or even coffee-buy a huckleberry treat to satisfy your taste buds while remembering your favorite parks.
Bring a little bit of the cabin life home with super soft fleece throws with designs inspired by the great outdoors. Choose your favorite style and stay cozy all year long!
5. Start the Day off Right with a National Park Mug
Make every drop of coffee good to the last sip with a national park mug. Choose from wildlife, Deneen pottery, Hydro Flask, and more. Stock up and save when you buy 2 promo mugs for only $14.99!
Why not infuse some fun into your wardrobe with some national park socks! Map out your adventures with socks featuring a map from Yellowstone or choose from bison, bear, and moose designs, oh my!
Dress yourself in Yellowstone National Park! What better to represent your love for the national parks than wearing a hat, shirt, or sweatshirt? Grab one of these combos for a great deal!
If you’re looking for more than 7 choices, be sure to shop our online gift store to choose from a wide selection of Yellowstone National park gifts!