Show some love to your favorite Yosemite fans (or treat yourself!) with gifts that give back to the park. Here are a few ideas to get you started — head to our online store for even more games, gear and goodies for everyone on your list. Your purchases help support important work in Yosemite, including restoration, research and educational programs.
Any time is a great time to give back to Yosemite, but if you’re shopping for Christmas, order by Friday, December 10 to ensure on-time delivery.
Gifts for anyone
These are our go-to products for anyone who loves Yosemite. These affordable favorites would even work for that friend who’s never seen the park in person, but needs a little nudge to visit — or to get excited about an upcoming trip!
- Ceramic mugs featuring Half Dome and other park icons make for a festive cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or even soup.
- Ready to welcome the new year? Our 2022 calendars will brighten any wall with stunning photos and paintings of Yosemite scenes.
- You’ll find more show-stopping scenery in Robb Hirsch’s The Nature of Yosemite, a compact, coffee table-worthy collection of park photography.
- Say it in style: Our collection of Yosemite-themed notecards are not only the perfect backdrop for a hand-written holiday or thank you note, they’re also intricate works of art that can add a splash of Sierra Nevada splendor to even the smallest space.
Yosemite on the go
The youngest and most restless park fans in your life don’t need more clutter — instead, give ’em gear! To start, a Tunnel View sweatshirt (great for layering!) and stainless steel mug will keep them cozy and hydrated wherever they wander.
Top it off with some artistic head ware: For adults, we carry hats including snowboarding star Bryan Iguchi’s El Capitan and Yosemite local Autumn Stock’s rendition of Yosemite Valley. (If you like Autumn’s style, don’t miss the Starry Falls tote bag, the perfect carry-all for snacks, books and more). We also love this cap for kids, with amazing artwork by illustrator Susie Ghahremani.
Speaking of, your littlest ones will love learning about the wild diets of Yosemite’s black bears in the new board book Eat Up, Bear!. Older kids will love wearing this 100% cotton Junior Ranger Youth Tee, or snuggling up with a chickaree or another plush Yosemite-dweller — where else can you help them start a stuffed animal collection and learn about an ecosystem at the same time?
And on the subject of Yosemite’s animals… you can give wildlife a gift, too, by storing food securely, driving slowly and keeping your distance when you’re in Yosemite or other areas where bears live. Learn more about our work to Keep Bears Wild, made possible by donors and retail shoppers like you.
We get it: You know them well enough to know that they don’t need any more stuff. We’ve got several options that allow you to give them memories, not objects — Yosemite memories, no less! Our adventure gift cards are available in any amount and can be redeemed for:
- Expert-led Outdoor Adventures for every itinerary and experience level.
- Private, expert-led Custom Adventures tailored to their interests and schedule.
- Got questions? Find answers about our guided trips on our FAQs page.
Does a low-key day spent painting or drawing in Yosemite Valley sound more their speed? Give them an art gift card redeemable for any of our art experiences — we offer creative classes for every medium and experience level.
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich traditions, languages, and culture of Indigenous people. Our online version of the Yosemite Museum Store offers one-of-a-kind objects handmade by local Native people — your one-stop shop for something truly unique. The virtual store features crafts and jewelry that reflect Native skills, from modern sterling silver pieces like this feather bracelet to traditional artifacts like this basket, created by the Western Mono tribe of California circa 1970s.
A gift for Yosemite
Celebrate a park champion in your life by making a donation in their honor! Donations from Conservancy supporters help biologists study and protect rare wildlife, help restoration crews revive meadows and woodlands, help educators inspire young visitors to learn about and build connections with nature in the park and at home, and much, much more. By making a gift on behalf of a family member or friend, you’ll be making a meaningful difference for the park they love.
Want more gifts that give back?
Check out even more park-themed presents from our friends at Parks Project.
“Leave it better than you found it” is not your typical apparel company slogan, but that’s part of what makes us proud and grateful partners of Parks Project. They’ve contributed over $2,000,000 to help fund vital projects in national parks across the country, including Yosemite, and they offer unisex apparel, gifts, camping gear and more. Our favorite Parks Project products? The Yosemite collection, of course!
Find more gift ideas on our virtual shelves, including apparel and accessories, games, patches and pins, and books galore, including many titles from our long-running publishing program. Thank you for giving back to your park by shopping with the Conservancy!