Holiday Gifts that Give Back

December 13, 2023

Need a thoughtful present for a loved one? Here's a list of great gifts for people who love music, photography, puzzles, getaways, and especially the Blue Ridge Parkway! Happy Holidays❄️

Blue Ridge Music Center season passes

Give the gift of live music with a season pass for the 2024 summer concert series at the Blue Ridge Music Center. The bluegrass, Americana, folk, and country performances will be hosted in the scenic outdoor amphitheater at milepost 213 on the Parkway in Galax, Virginia. Choose between a full-season ($195), half-season ($140), or "Pick 3" pass ($100). Order today.

America's National Parks Store

Each time you make a purchase at a gift shop along the Parkway you are supporting the national park unit. All proceeds from your purchases at America's National Parks stores contribute to education and preservation in the National Park Service sites where they operate. Hop on the Parkway to visit your nearest gift shop or visit the online shop to purchase Blue Ridge Parkway merchandise.

J. Scott Graham

Photographer J. Scott Graham is a long-time supporter of the Foundation who regularly donates his work to the Foundation's outreach efforts. His gorgeous images of the Parkway are featured on calendars, puzzles, canvas prints, and more. You're bound to find a great gift as you explore J. Scott Graham's online shop.

Rachael McIntosh 

Photographer Rachael McIntosh's Mountain Prints series features breathtaking Parkway views taken on film. A portion of the proceeds from this series benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The Mountain Prints are available on her website or at Provision's Mercantile in Asheville, N.C. starting January 2024. 


Pillows for the Parkway

An overnight stay can be a great gift for those who love experiences, especially when they know each night of their visit supports projects to protect and enhance the Blue Ridge Parkway. Below is a list of hotels that contribute to the Foundation through the Parkway Plus check-in donation program. Find the full list of lodging partners here.

Peaks of Otter Lodge - Bedford, Va.

Chetola Resort - Blowing Rock, N.C.

Foggy Bottom Cabins - Pisgah Forest, N.C.

Savara Hospitality - locations in Virginia & North Carolina