by Matt, July 2022

Here in the Rockies, we’re surrounded by gorgeous parks that we’ve been visiting our entire lives! We love the parks, and you do as well.

Here are our favorite gift ideas for you or the National Park lover in your life!

Blankets

Minky Couture blankets with camping themes!

A blanket is PERFECT for those long road trips out West!

Want the last blanket you’ll ever need to own? Buy a Minky Couture. This Utah company is just starting to get discovered. The blankets are handmade, machine washable but are as soft as mink fur (hence the name Minky) I never go on a road trip without one.

One of our viewers ordered one with our 45% off code and said “I surprised my wife and got her a minky and it came in the mail yesterday. As blanket lovers, this is the best one we own now. I picked out a Taffy Pink Hugs Grande. Thanks for the recommendation and the code. No doubt I’ll have to order my daughter one for Christmas.”

Visit Minky Couture and use our code: ROCKIES45 to get 45% off!

Posters

These gorgeous posters created by Studio Inception are simple and elegant. The best part – you get a 15% discount when you order through this link!

Apparel

You definitely want to show off the national park you just visited, and the best way to do that is with a shirt or hat!

We’ve purchased multiple items through Wild Tribute. They’re stylish and the clothing fits just perfectly!

In particular, I love my Theodore Roosevelt shirt. I also have an Arches shirt and Bison hat from Wild Tribute.

But check out their entire collection to find something just for you or your loved one!

Like us, they donate a portion of the sales to the national parks to help conserve them for future generations, so you get the

Calendars

Phone planners are convenient, but they’re no replacement for the overall visual display of a calendar. We’ve always used a hanging calendar to keep our family organized.

There are so many beautiful national park calendars to choose from.

Candles

The smell is HEAVENLY

I discovered these AMAZING candles, lotions, and air fresheners at a store near me. They’re made by Good Well Supply Co of Seattle, and they have scents for each national park!

I kid you not, the Yellowstone candle will make you feel like you’re walking around in the forest.

Videos

If you want to learn the stories behind the national parks, as well as the development of the National Park IDEA and the National Park Service, then you must watch the 6-disc DVD series by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea DVD is more than just great scenery; it’s about the people, events, and drama surrounding the national parks.

It’s a must-have for anyone really curious about our national parks!

It also comes with a companion coffee table book.

Passport Book

My National Parks Passport Book!

Did you know there are over 400 national park sites?!

Want a fun way to track all the national park sites you visit? Try the Passport to Your National Parks book by Eastern National.

I’ve had one for years. When you visit a national park site, simply stop in at the visitor center and find the “cancellation station.” They have a stamp and ink pad there.

Stamp your book just like an actual passport — it will show the date you visited the park! What a fun, and inexpensive, way to document your adventures.

Books

Thomas Jefferson said, “I cannot live without my books.” I feel the same way! Here are some of my favorite books about the national parks. I’m only listing books I’ve actually read.

Travel Guides

travel guide says so much. It communicates “I love spending time with you” and “you are in my future plans.” You and your loved one can dream about the upcoming trip for months.

One special benefit of giving one of our self-guided tours is the peace of mind that the vacation will go great. All the details are included. You can spend time watching our YouTube videos together and seeing all the cool things you are going to do.

Our self guided tours, and accompanying audio essays, are our pride and joy. Matt spends months creating each one, thinking through every detail of your travel experience and providing the information you didn’t even know you needed.

We are adding new guides all the time and currently have guides to 

Maps

Start your bucket list today with a map you can update each time you visit a national park! We purchased this one for my mom, who has visited over half of the parks!

It comes with stickers to add to the map for each park you visit.

Bonus: Park Pass!

If you’re going to visit the parks, don’t forget your park pass! You can purchase an individual park pass, but if you’re going to visit multiple parks in one year, your best bet is to get the America the Beautiful Pass.

The America the Beautiful Pass can be purchased online. If you’re 60 years or older, disabled, military, or have a 4th-grader, you may qualify for a free or discounted pass!