Holiday Gifts that Give Back

December 14, 2021

Need a great gift for a loved one? We’ve got perfect presents for people who love music, the outdoors, photography, puzzles, getaways, and more. The best part is that each gift also shows your love for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Happy holidays!
 

Give in honor of a loved one

As we celebrate a season of thankfulness, why not make a gift in honor of someone you love? Your honoree will receive a Parkway card in the mail, announcing your donation in time for the holidays if you give before or on Thursday, December 16. You can also choose to print your own card with the link in your donation confirmation email. You can give to one of our ongoing projects, including replacing the viewing platform at Mount Pisgah, adding additional webcams along the Parkway, or designate your gift for the highest priority need. Make an honor gift

Blue Ridge Music Center season passes

Give the gift of live music in a scenic mountain setting. Season passes for the 2022 summer concert series at the Blue Ridge Music Center are now available online! The bluegrass, Americana, folk, and country performances will be hosted in the wide-open outdoor amphitheater at milepost 213 on the Parkway in Galax, Virginia. Choose between a full-season ($185), half-season ($130), or “Pick 3” pass ($85). Order today

Trailblazer patchTrails & Views Forever

A donation for the Trails & Views Forever program will show your support for the place your gift recipient treasures. Gifts for the program support the renewal of aging picnic areas and campgrounds, repairs to trails, and clearing of overgrown overlooks. Every gift makes a difference, and if you give $1,000 or more you receive a limited edition Trailblazer patch. Learn more

TRACK & KIP plush toys

Our Kids in Parks program provides a network of family friendly trails, called TRACK Trails. Each trail has a series of self-guided adventures that turn an ordinary hike into a fun-filled adventure. The program's mascots TRACK the dog and KIP the dragonfly are available as plush toys and make great adventure pals. A portion of proceeds from sales help fund free prizes for children. Order today 

America’s National Park Stores

Did you know that each time you make a purchase at a gift shop along the Parkway, you’re supporting the national park unit? All proceeds from your purchases at America’s National Parks stores contribute to education and preservation at the National Park Service sites where they operate. Visit the online shop to purchase Blue Ridge Parkway merchandise. 

Mast General Store

Each year, Mast General Store generously donates thousands of dollars to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to support projects within the park. Support the store that supports the Parkway. Visit them online at mastgeneralstore.com or at any of their locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

J. Scott Graham

Photographer J. Scott Graham is a long-time supporter of the Foundation who regularly donates his work for the Foundation’s outreach efforts. His calendars, puzzles, books, and canvas prints featuring gorgeous images of the Parkway make wonderful gifts, and there are plenty of stocking stuffers like magnets, pens, and keychains. Learn more

Peaks of Otter Lodge

Give a friend or loved one a stay at this scenic lodge on Abbott Lake at the base of Sharp Top Mountain in Virginia. You can feel twice as good about your gift because Peaks of Otter Lodge, which is managed by Delaware North, supports the Foundation through the Parkway Plus check-in donation program. The lodge is closed for the winter, but you can still order gift certificates.

Chetola Resort & Spa

Your gift recipient will never forget a getaway or spa treatment at beautiful Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C. The resort has been a steadfast supporter of rehabilitation efforts at nearby Moses H. Cone Memorial Park through special events, the Parkway Plus check-in donation program, and additional contributions. https://chetola.com/

MoosePacks

Founded in Boone, N.C., MoosePacks creates durable handmade bags for bikes and other gear. The company recently donated funds from a limited edition bag to our Trails & View Forever program. Check out their offerings.

Parkway Brewing Co.

Our friends at Parkway Brewing Co. in Salem, Virginia, showed their love for their namesake national park through Pints with a Purpose night. Show them some love right back by purchasing a gift certificate or gear

Murphy’s Naturals

This company know for keeping bugs from bugging you with their repellants supports the Foundation through participation in the 1% for the planet program. Check out their natural products, including hand sanitizer, at murphysnaturals.com.

AmazonSmile

You can double your generosity while you shop for gifts this holiday season by designating a portion of proceeds from your Amazon purchases to support the Parkway. Signing up is easy. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation as your nonprofit of choice.

 

 

Tags