Our Favorite Products Inspired by National Parks
National parks are definitely having a moment right now—according to a recent article on Curbed, more than 318 million people visited national parks last year, making it the third busiest year since record keeping began in 1904.
From Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Canyon, the United States is home to the most beautiful national parks, some of which span millions of acres, and feature a wide variety of landscapes—from vast deserts and deep canyons to towering mountains and enormous glaciers.
We’ve rounded up our favorite products inspired by national parks, which range from candles to dry shampoo, and more. Just like the real-life parks that inspired them, these fun finds capture the imagination in countless ways:
Free People x Parks Project All Parks Pullover ($70)
This super comfy and slouchy graphic crew-neck pullover is American-made and features every national park in the United States. Your purchase will go directly towards funding for a parks conservancy project, contributing to over 30 different conservancies across the country.
Free People Parks Are For Lovers Sweatshirt ($70)
Support the national parks with this comfy crewneck pullover featuring a printed design that says “National Parks are for Lovers.” Your purchase will go directly toward funding for a parks conservancy project, contributing to over 30 different conservancies across the USA.
Free People Parks Project Poster Sock ($16)
Support your favorite national parks with these retro-inspired socks featuring a poster-style print of the landscape. Available in three designs: Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, and Zion. Your purchase will go directly toward funding for a parks conservancy project, contributing to over 30 different conservancies across the USA.
Free People x Parks Project Zion Waterfall Pullover ($70)
Support the Zion National Park with this super comfy and slouchy graphic pullover. Featuring a crew neck and super soft lining, this American made sweatshirt is stylish and fun. Your purchase will go directly toward funding for a parks conservancy project, contributing to over 30 different conservancies across the USA.
Great Outdoors National Park Candles ($38)
Created by Laura Reid, these three candles are inspired by national parks that she explored and crafted from the complex character of their iconic features. The Avenue of the Giants from Redwood National Park is captured in notes of coastal redwood, bay laurel, and sea salt. The Old Faithful area of Yellowstone is portrayed with subalpine fir, thermal moss, and wild strawberry. The Yosemite Firefall phenomenon is reflected in brisk granite, fresh cedar, and black sage.
National Parks Monopoly ($42.95)
A Monopoly-themed adventure with the great outdoors awaits you! Plan a cross-country vacation and experience over 60 of the most beautiful and historic sites in America in this special National Parks edition of Monopoly. Buy, sell, and trade the diversity of these parks from the stunning landscape of the Grand Canyon to the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Also featured in the game are the animals that call the national parks home, including the grizzly bear and majestic bald eagle.
National Park Posters Joshua Tree National Park-25th Anniversary Limited Edition Poster ($35)
The Joshua Tree National Park Poster is an original work by Robert Decker and features the surreal geologic formations and the iconic Joshua Tree for which the park is named. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by the artist. And Rob’s signature attests that he has personally inspected and approved each print—and further verifies that no unsigned or unnumbered copies within the limited-edition are known to exist.
Parks Project Smell-the-Parks Air Fresheners ($25)
Keep your car, room, or other space smelling fresh with this four-pack of national park fresheners. Each comes with an elasticized string to hang from the rearview mirror. Yosemite graphic freshener has lodgepole pine trail scent; Olympic graphic freshener has coastal cedarwood trail scent; Rocky Mountain graphic freshener has valley lavender trail scent; Yellowstone graphic freshener has mountain juniper trail scent.
Parks Project Minimalist National Park Playing Cards ($14)
This standard deck of 52 cards makes any game more fun with national parks graphics. This item is part of Bloomingdale’s Good for the Globe Carousel—a collection of products designed to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle in style.
R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($32)
Liven it up with Death Valley, the quickest way to get volume and body into your hair. This dry shampoo absorbs extra oil and adds texture for an untamed look. Fragrance: A spirited unpredictable scent featuring bergamot, wild fig, cyclamen, lotus flower, cedarwood, and Tonka beans.
R+Co x Fred Segal Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($32)
Enjoy the classic Death Valley Dry Shampoo formula in a limited-edition bottle as part of a curated collection by celebrity stylist Ashley Streicher. Featuring a colorful, pop art-inspired design by Fred Segal, this bottle makes the perfect statement piece on any dresser.
[Images courtesy of brands]
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk