Los Alamos Nature Center Holiday Gift Guide

What should you get for the outdoorsy, nature-loving people in your life this holiday season? A trip to the Los Alamos Nature Center’s gift shop offers many options for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages! Plus, shopping at the nature center supports PEEC’s programming and helps more people get outdoors!

Check out our gift guide for some ideas to help you check off both the kids and adults on your list! While you’re at the nature center, don’t miss our gift tags, cards, and recyclable gift wrap.

Don’t forget that we are celebrating Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30. All shoppers will receive 10% off in the gift shop and PEEC members will receive 15% off on this day only! We are open from 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturdays.

Gifts for Outdoorsy Kids

Books and Plush Animals

We have a great selection of children’s books at the nature center. Explore the beautiful outdoors and wildlife through the pages of a book. Plus, bring the characters alive with our selection of local plush animals!

Science Kits

Help kids learn about new topics and develop new skills with a science kit! Check out our robotics kits, grow your own crystals, experiment with botany, and explore with a space weather station. You can even raise your own Triassic Triops!

Supplies for Young Naturalists

Encourage kids to pay more attention to what they’re seeing outside with binoculars, compasses, bird logs, and magnifying glasses for budding naturalists.

Stocking Stuffers

Bring the Pajarito Plateau to life with finger puppets and small toys! If your kiddo likes to build or make things, check out our mini animal building blocks and dough sets made of organic flour.

Animal Adoption

An adoption of one of our resident critters makes a great gift! The adopter will receive a welcome packet and two updates on their special animal throughout the year. Animal adoptions help us provide fresh food, good lighting, clean bedding, and more to keep our animals happy and healthy. Learn more about animal adoptions here.

Ideas for Nature Loving Adults


Show off your appreciation of PEEC with a hat or t-shirt! We have three styles of caps, including new lightweight caps and trucker hats. Our gift shop is also stocked with t-shirts in both unisex and women’s cuts.

Board Games and Puzzles

Enjoy nature on a rainy, cold, or snowy day with a board game or puzzle. We have a variety of puzzles in unique animal shapes as well as more traditional options. We also have some fun nature-inspired board games, including the popular new birding board game Wingspan!

Get in the Season

Decorate your tree with our selection of custom recycled steel ornaments. We even have ornaments featuring PEEC’s logo! Be sure to check out our 2020 photo contest calendar, too.

Stocking Stuffers

Trail maps, socks, and magnets all make fun stocking stuffers! We have a variety of earrings here at the nature center made from recycled materials. Reusable sandwich bags, metal straws, and beeswax wraps are also nice gifts that can make big impacts in reducing waste at home!

PEEC Membership

A PEEC membership is a great gift for new families in town and those that already enjoy our hikes and outings. PEEC members are a part of our community of nature lovers and get special benefits like discounts on programs and summer camps, 10% off in the gift shop, a quarterly newsletter, and more! Find out more about memberships here.