Gifts for Nature Lovers

By Kat La Mantia | November 16 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftBlog

Nothing soothes the soul like spending time in nature. For the person in your life who’s always looking ahead to their next camping excursion, hiking adventure, or boating trip, we have just the thing to make their holidays special.

The wild beauty of nature is awe-inspiring. Lavishly illustrated, large format books are great gifts for nature lovers who admire stunning vistas and unspoiled wilderness. National Geographic Stargazer’s Atlas and National Geographic Atlas of Wild America combine gorgeous photography with functional guides to the best wild places in America to stargaze, camp, backpack, and more. From the deep forests of the Canadian Northwest to the red-rock deserts of the American Southwest, nature lovers can explore the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of their couch while planning their next escape.

Any outdoor excursion can be its own adventure, whether its a thru-hike of one of the triple crown trails or a walk in your local park. For those who want a way to reflect on and remember their journeys while staying blissfully disconnected, a journal can make the ultimate outdoor companion. My Walking Life and Back Country Log are perfect gifts for nature lovers who never want to forget a single moment of their outdoor explorations. Small enough to throw in a backpack, these journals are lightly guided to prompt users to remember the details of their trips while providing plenty of space to write.

Avid birders love to observe and celebrate the avian world in all its forms. Help the birder in your life sharpen their knowledge with Sibley Birder’s Trivia: A Card Game, featuring 200 cards with over 400 questions to quiz players on their knowledge of North American birds. Or gift your budding birder the National Geographic Birder’s Life List and Journal, an essential piece of gear that allows birders to log bird sightings and jot down field notes on the fly. For those that admire the huge variety of birds and all their shapes and colors, the gorgeously illustrated Birds of the World makes a perfect gift. Featuring hundreds of Elizabeth Gould’s stunning and scientifically precise full-color illustrations of birds from nearly every continent, Birds of the World is a celebration of the beauty of avian diversity.

The national parks are hugely popular gems of American life. The National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks is a beautiful gift for any park lover, showcasing each park in all its wild glory. For those that want to visit them all, or just want to plan an outdoorsy summer getaway, the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States Journal offers practical advice for planning your next trip across the country, along with a handy place to record the memories you’ve made along the way. And of course the vintage aesthetic of the National Park Service has its own following. Celebrate the enduring art of the national parks with Greetings From, a set of 24 vintage-style postcards of national parks across America, or National Parks Postcards, an homage to public lands in a set of 100 beautifully illustrated postcards.

Explore these and so many more of our favorite picks for the outdoorsy person on your list down below! From the verdant forests to the brilliant blue oceans, any nature lover will be thrilled to receive a thoughtful gift that celebrates their passion for the natural world.

 

Woodland Creatures
A 10 Notebook Set
978-1-5247-6125-7
The perfect gift for animal lovers and nature lovers alike, this 10-notebook set from Blackbird Letterpress is stylish, yet evocative of the natural world.
$20.00 US
May 01, 2018
3-5/8 x 5-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
480 Pages
Clarkson Potter

National Geographic Atlas of Wild America
978-1-4262-2235-1
From the deep forests of the Canadian Northwest to the red-rock deserts of the American Southwest, North America offers a myriad of opportunities for hiking, camping, trekking, and simply enjoying the abundance of the natural world. This opulent volume highlights 41 of those wilderness locations.
$65.00 US
Oct 03, 2023
10-1/4 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
432 Pages
National Geographic

New York Botanical Garden Mushroom Identification Flashcards
100 Common Mushrooms of North America
978-0-593-57856-8
A compact, colorful, and informative deck of 103 flashcards for newly minted mushroom lovers, featuring illustrations from the renowned archives of the New York Botanical Garden and text from the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
$20.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
4 x 5-1/2
Cards
103 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Cook It Wild
Sensational Prep-Ahead Meals for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors: A Cookbook
978-0-593-57847-6
In this game-changing camping cookbook, food writer and adventurer Chris Nuttall-Smith introduces an ingenious prep-ahead approach to eating outdoors, with 80 easy-to-make and wildly tasty recipes.
$29.99 US
May 09, 2023
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
240 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Birds of the World
The Art of Elizabeth Gould
978-3-7913-7987-6
Artist and illustrator Elizabeth Gould is finally given the recognition she deserves in this gorgeous volume that includes hundreds of her stunning and scientifically precise illustrations of birds from nearly every continent.
$70.00 US
Nov 07, 2023
9-1/2 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
248 Pages
Prestel

National Geographic Stargazer's Atlas
The Ultimate Guide to the Night Sky
978-1-4262-2220-7
$65.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
10-1/4 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
432 Pages
National Geographic

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States Journal
978-1-4262-2310-5
This elegant companion to National Geographic’s best-selling National Parks guides offers practical advice for planning your next trip across the country, along with a handy place to record the memories you’ve made along the way.
$15.99 US
Dec 05, 2023
7-1/8 x 9-1/8
Stationery & Accessories
272 Pages
National Geographic

National Geographic Birder's Life List and Journal
978-1-4262-2316-7
$19.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-3/8 x 8
Stationery & Accessories
256 Pages
National Geographic

My Walking Life
Where I Went, What I Saw Along the Way, and How I Felt
978-1-63217-483-3
An illustrated guided journal perfect for people who enjoy walking!Bringing together the many benefits of walking and journaling, these pages offer thoughtful prompts and lots of space to note where you went, what you saw along the way, and how you felt about it.
$16.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
176 Pages
Spruce Books

Soul of the Woodland
A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book
978-1-958803-74-5
Color your way through a tranquil forest with 34 intricate woodland-themed illustrations
$14.95 US
Dec 05, 2023
8-1/2 x 10
Adult Coloring Book
80 Pages
Blue Star Press

National Parks Postcards
100 Illustrations That Celebrate America's Natural Wonders
978-0-593-23295-8
An homage to the unique beauty of our public lands, these 100 beautifully illustrated postcards feature timeless designs of all 63 of America’s national parks.
$20.00 US
Apr 27, 2021
4-1/2 x 6-1/4
Cards
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

100 Ways to Reconnect with Nature
Everyday Cards for Wherever You Live
978-1-922754-63-9
A deck with 100 ideas to keep you connected to nature, even when you live in the city.
$19.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Adventuress
Women Exploring the Wild
978-3-7913-8920-2
In turn inspirational and extraordinary, these profiles in female courage, determination, and adventure are illustrated with breathtaking photography from some of the most intriguing corners of the world.
$55.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
9-1/2 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
240 Pages
Prestel

Sibley Tree Identification Flashcards
100 Trees of North America
978-0-593-57855-1
A beautifully illustrated deck of 102 flashcards for tree lovers from leading naturalist David Allen Sibley.
$20.00 US
Jun 20, 2023
4 x 5-1/2
Cards
102 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Sibley Birder's Trivia: A Card Game
400 Questions to Test Every Birder's Knowledge
978-0-593-57812-4
A game for birders to test their knowledge—with 200 cards offering 400 questions of varying difficulty about the birds of North America from the bestselling author and ornithologist David Allen Sibley.
$25.00 US
May 02, 2023
5-1/2 x 3-5/8
Cards
200 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Greetings From
24 Vintage-Style Postcards of National Parks Across America
978-1-5247-6124-0
The perfect gift for hikers, campers, and nature lovers, this set of 24 postcards from Louisiana's Blackbird Letterpress celebrates America's national parks and the heyday of road tripping.
$12.99 US
Jun 05, 2018
4-1/4 x 6
Cards
24 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Angler's Bucket List
500 Great Fishing Adventures Around the World
978-0-7893-4147-1
Information-packed and heavily illustrated, this guide to the world’s best places to fish is carefully curated and evenly split between fresh- and saltwater fishing. There’s something for every type of angler, from fishing in streams, lakes, and ponds to the seven seas.
$35.00 US
Apr 11, 2023
6-5/8 x 8-7/8
Hardcover
320 Pages
Universe

The Wild Year
A Field Guide for Exploring Nature All Around Us
978-0-593-53836-4
An illustrated guide to exploring nature, one surprising season—and plant—at a time.
$18.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Sibley Backyard Birding Puzzle
1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle with Portraits of Favorite North American Birds : Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
978-0-593-23352-8
Beloved birds of North America take center stage in this fun and informative 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring illustrations by preeminent birding authority, David Allen Sibley.
$19.99 US
Nov 17, 2020
10 x 8
Game
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks
978-1-4262-2057-9
The first book of its kind, this stunning atlas showcases America's spectacular park system from coast to coast, richly illustrated with an inspiring and informative collection of maps, graphics, and photographs.
$65.00 US
Nov 19, 2019
10-1/4 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
432 Pages
National Geographic

National Parks Trivia: A Card Game
390 Questions to Test the Knowledge of Every Enthusiast
978-0-593-23433-4
Get to know America's 63 national parks with 390 wide-ranging trivia questions that cover their iconic geography, ecology, geology, history, wildlife, and botany—from the authors of Scenic Science of the National Parks.
$25.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
5-1/2 x 3-5/8
Game
200 Pages
Clarkson Potter

How to Be More Tree
Essential Life Lessons for Perennial Happiness
978-0-593-13916-5
A beautifully illustrated celebration of the wisdom of trees and what they can teach us about everyday life, from basking in the sun to weathering the storm.
$14.00 US
Jul 07, 2020
5 x 7
Hardcover
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Clark Little
The Art of Waves
978-1-9848-5978-5
Instagram sensation Clark Little shares his most remarkable photographs from inside the breaking wave, with a foreword by world surfing champion Kelly Slater. 
$40.00 US
Apr 05, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
240 Pages
Ten Speed Press

AFROSURF
978-1-9848-6040-8
Discover the untold story of African surf culture in this glorious and colorful collection of profiles, essays, photographs, and illustrations.
$40.00 US
Jun 15, 2021
8-15/32 x 11-1/32
Hardcover
320 Pages
Ten Speed Press