HomeLocal NewsGive Gifts Celebrating the Great Outdoors this Holiday SeasonGive Gifts Celebrating the Great Outdoors this Holiday SeasonSun, November 19, 2023 by April KingSHARE NOW COLUMBUS, Ohio — Looking for the perfect holiday gift? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has you covered with posters, shirts, hats, and more on the ODNR online store. The collection of apparel and keepsakes are must-haves for the Ohio outdoor enthusiast in your life. Ohio State Parks & Watercraft Merch Shop around the ODNR online store to find Ohio State Parks beanies and scarves with the popular cardinal and buckeye logo.Ohio State Park Vintage Posters: You can also commemorate your favorite spots with the Ohio State Parks poster series, with seven posters featuring a different state park. The posters feature iconic attractions and images from Cowan Lake, Hocking Hills, Lake Hope, Malabar Farm, Marblehead Lighthouse, Mohican, and Salt Fork state parks. Each poster measures 16” x 24” and may be ordered online for $9.Ohio State Parks Passport: The Ohio State Parks Passport is a great way to commemorate your visit to all 75 of Ohio’s scenic state parks. The full-color booklet includes regional maps, photographs, and individual pages for each Ohio State Park. Learn what each park offers as well as interesting facts and local information. Users can “stamp” their passports, write notes, and memorialize each visit. Passports are available at state park camp stores and lodge gift stores for $10 each or may be ordered online.2023 Ohio State Parks Holiday Ornament: Grab a limited-edition holiday tree ornament that celebrates a walk in the woods this winter. Each ornament is $10.99. Wildlife Hunting and fishing licenses: Make sure friends and family are prepared for your next trip by getting them a multiyear—or even a lifetime—hunting or fishing license. Ohio resident hunting and fishing license buyers can choose from three-year, five-year, 10-year, and lifetime options. All funds generated from the sale of licenses are deposited into the Wildlife Fund, where they will be used to protect and enhance Ohio’s wildlife populations.Licenses can be purchased online at Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System, with the Hunt Fish OH mobile app, and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state.Wild Ohio Magazine: This magazine, delivered six times a year, gives readers a glimpse into Ohio’s wildlife and conservation activities. The cost is $5 per year for individuals who purchase at a licensed vendor, with the HuntFish OH mobile app, or online through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System.Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp: The stamp allows wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to directly impact the future of Ohio’s native wildlife. Stamp proceeds go to the Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund and support: habitat restoration; land purchases and conservation easements; endangered and threatened native species; educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts; and wildlife and habitat research projects. The purchase of an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp at $15 comes with a collectible stamp, window cling, and commemorative card. The stamps may be purchased with the HuntFish Oh mobile app, through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System or in the new online store. Showing your Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp at eight state park lodges can also earn the stamp holder a 25% discount on lodge rooms for weekday stays.Geological GiftsLife in Ancient Ohio Posters: Get your hands on a new series of posters from the Division of Geological Survey that give snapshots of what Ohio would have looked like at various points during its natural history. The posters span more than 450 million years of Earth time and help tell the story of Ohio’s natural progression from an undersea environment teeming with aquatic life to a terrestrial world thriving with plants and animals. The posters are 24” x 36” inches and printed on high-quality paper with a satin finish.Guidebooks, Maps, and More: The Division of Geological Survey also offers several guidebooks for those curious loved ones who might enjoy learning about some of Ohio’s most fascinating sites and geologic features, including state parks, building stones, and Lake Erie. There are also maps, activity books, and other publications for rock hounds of all ages.Gift Certificates: There’s always a gift card or gift certificate to buy at the ODNR online store which can make the perfect present for anyone who enjoys the natural wonders of Ohio. Gift cards or gift certificates can be used at Ohio State Parks for overnight stays, allowing the recipient to enjoy their favorite state park or visit a new one! Gift cards or gift certificates may be redeemed for camping, getaway rentals, cabin rentals, and at most Ohio state park lodges. Gift certificates and gift cards may also be used at state-operated retail stores or for boat rentals at many state park marinas. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date, gift cards, and gift certificates may be purchased online at reserveohio.com or by calling 866-644-6727.Gift cards will be processed within three business days; expected delivery times vary depending on your location.Gift certificates can be purchased online only, by creating an account or by logging into an existing account at reserveohio.com. Gift certificates are sent to your email automatically at the time of purchase in PDF format. Each one has a unique code that may be redeemed online or scanned from a printed or electronic copy.The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.