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The 6 Best Gifts Handmade by Artisans Near the National Parks

by | Nov 13, 2020

This holiday season, support small businesses based in the communities of our National Parks. Inspired by the great outdoors, these artists’ handcrafted treasures bring-to-life the beauty of Made in America. 

Accessories Made Sustainably


 

Moondance Artwork by Kay Langland Bracelet and Necklace

 

 

 

 

 
 
Moondance Artwork Jewelry by Kay Langland

Refresh your gift game with an accessory statement piece. Kay Langland, an industrial designer who lives and works in the foothills of Glacier National Park, crafts one-of-a-kind treasures using recycled copper and patinated metal. Stand out from all the other gift givers with jewelry made from the heart. 

Patina Copper Cuff Bracelet $52 and Copper Wire Necklace $45


 

Fort Omotse Fringe Leather Bucket Bag

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Omotse Bags by Andrea Weigand 

Bucket Bags have become this season’s IT accessory. Handmade by leather-master, Andrea Weigand near Yellowstone National Park, this must-have bag features playful pop colors on premium leather and a fun fringe moment.  Promising to be lovingly adorned by the most discerning gift receivers. 

Fringe Bucket Bag $350

Eco-Friendly Art


 

Mariah Reading Fireweed Keyboard in Denali National Park, Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

Fireweed Keyboard by Mariah Reading 

Calling all art + nature lovers. Give the gift of the Great Outdoors and provide a much needed dose of daily inspiration. Mariah Reading collects pieces of trash she finds at national parks and paints the trash into an optical illusion. Whether you’re getting ready for a holiday, birthday or treating yourself- give the gift that keeps on giving. 

Fireseed Keyboard $110


 

Dream Lake Limited Edition Print by Danika Ostrowski

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Lake by Danika Ostrowski

With everyone nestling into their homes this winter season, gifting art may be just the cure-all. Danika Ostrowski, located in Texas a short drive from Big Basin National Park, paints and advocates for our public lands. This snowy scene of Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park will give both first-time and experienced national park travelers something to look forward to.

Dream Lake Print $75

 

Cultural Works of Art


 

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JTNP 3UP by Diane Best

We love Diane Best. Located in Joshua Tree, CA, Diane is known for her dark, mysterious and moody landscapes. However today, photography – which was generally used a reference for her paintings – takes center stage. Saturated in bright pop colors and printed on glass, her new JTNP 3UP piece is everything we need in our lives right now.

JTNP 3UP $150

 

 

 
 
Raven and Sun by Trickster Company 

Rico and Crystal Worl of Trickster Company create innovative indigenous designs across everyday canvasses, including this his/her Raven and Sun T-Shirt. The brother and sister duo are based in Juneau on the shore of Gulf Alaska among some of the most spectacular national parks. This season, create moments of connection by gifting items full of meaning.  

Raven and Sun T-Shirt $26

 

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