Gift inspiration for the outdoor lovers in your life

As you prepare your holiday shopping list, consider these suggestions from West Virginia State Parks and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Whether you’re looking to make a major purchase or just want a little something to show someone you’re thinking of them, you’ll find gifts to fit any budget for the outdoor lover in your life.

Choose Your Parks Adventure

A West Virginia State Parks gift card makes an ideal stocking stuffer or present you can tuck into a greeting card and drop in the mail. Featuring four different designs, the cards are available in amounts from $25 to $500. Gift cards can be used across the parks system and can be redeemed on lodge room stays, cabin and cottage rentals, camping, gift shop purchases, dining, golf green fees, golf season passes and more.

The Gift That Gives Back

Anyone who hunts, fishes, or is just a lover of wildlife will enjoy the 2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar. The calendar features full-color paintings of state animal and fish species as well as brief descriptions of each animal, fishing facts, tips for enjoying the outdoors and articles about WVDNR projects. Not only that, calendar sales help fund the WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section’s education programs, so when you purchase one for a gift, you’re also giving back to the community. If you do not wish to order online, you can call 304-558-9152.

For the Reader in Your Life

Do you have a loved one who’s moved out of state and is homesick for Almost Heaven? Or perhaps a friend who lives in West Virginia now and just wants to learn more about the Mountain State? Gift them with a subscription to Wonderful West Virginia. The magazine, published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, features beautiful photos and fascinating articles about nature, history, recreation, art and people in Almost Heaven.

Hunters & Anglers Wish List

Surprise your favorite hunter or angler with a 2022 hunting/fishing license, or even a lifetime license. If the recipient has previously held a license, all you need is the recipient’s name and date of birth. If the recipient has never had a license, you may need additional information to establish an account, such as social security number or driver’s license number. To purchase a lifetime license (or an annual license) as a gift, call the WVDNR Licensing team at 304-558-6200.

West Virginia Souvenirs

West Virginia State Park gift shops are stocked with goods the outdoor lover will appreciate, and many of them are even made by local artisans. The hiker in your life might like a hand-carved walking stick. Or, commemorate a favorite park visit with a jigsaw puzzle, stickers, or hoodie featuring the park. (Gift shops are located at all lodge parks as well as several other state parks and forests. For more information, contact the park you plan to visit.)

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