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gifts that make a difference

What’s better during the holiday season than being able to truly delight a loved one with a thoughtful gift? The National Geographic Store has something for everyone on your list this year, from the global adventurer to the lifelong learner to the budding scientist to the cultural fashionista. What’s more, every purchase from our print catalog and online store supports the National Geographic Society’s mission of inspiring people to care about the world.

Kamala Knitter

Your purchases support programs like knitting collectives in Nepal, which employ approximately 450 Nepali women throughout the country.

You’ll find unique gifts—like Irish Aran knit sweaters and handmade jewelry from Mali, books and DVDs highlighting the National Geographic Society’s first 125 years of discovery, and kids’ games to inspire a love of travel—that all reflect our mission to support exploration, education, research, and conservation.

When you shop our collection of handcrafted apparel, accessories, and home decor from artisans around the world, you’re not only helping to fund National Geographic’s mission programs, but you’re also helping keep cultural craft traditions alive. By purchasing and cultivating an appreciation for handmade items, we can help keep artistic traditions vibrant and evolving in cultures throughout the world.

Staff Picks

gifts for her

Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan

Borobudur Lotus Necklace

tunisian fish platter

hand made gifts

Kamala convertible mittens and earflap hat

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javanese teman bracelets

scottish lambs wool argyle vneck sweater

Brain Games Season 2

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National Geographic 125 Years Book DVD set

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Traditional Irish Aran throw

talavera salsera

Ultimate weird but true two books set

gifts for kids

world map interactive touch pad toy


Cultural crafts are often an important source of income for indigenous communities, and they can also provide economic stability for women and their families in regions that have not traditionally valued women’s education or vocational training.

Shop the National Geographic Store now for handcrafted gifts that come with traditions already built in, and add your own layers of meaning to the story. Find something to inspire every friend, loved one, or colleague on your gift list this year, whether they prefer to explore the world through books and DVDs, with hiking boots and a walking stick, or from a first-class cabin.

For even more gift ideas, you can browse our Go-to Gifts board on Pinterest—full of our top gift picks.

We wish you a season filled with generosity, discovery, and delight.