WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2011)—Whether you need inspiration to plan your next vacation, seek to immerse yourself in world cultures or simply want to expand your knowledge of the world around you, the National Geographic Store (www.natgeostore.com) offers a host of globally inspired gift items for you and your loved ones this holiday season.
From artisan-crafted jewelry, home décor and accessories to finely detailed, high-quality wall maps, globes, travel gear, guidebooks and atlases, the National Geographic Store offers the perfect holiday gifts to engage and excite the adventurer in all of us.
These holiday gifts not only inspire and delight, they make a difference, by supporting National Geographic’s ongoing mission of research, education, conservation and exploration.
Uzbek Ceramic Hand-painted Ornaments
Artisans in Uzbekistan create these ceramic ornaments using a technique called “painted needle.” The textural motifs are inspired by Central Asian textiles as well as traditional Russian fairy tales. $39.00
African Shona Elephant Sculpture
Created by Zimbabwe’s largest tribe, Shona art is one of the most significant art forms to come out of Africa in the 20th century. $75.00
Rajasthani Block Print Jacket
Indian textile block printing is a tradition that dates back more than four millennia. This 100 percent block print cotton jacket is handmade in Jaipur, India. $99.00
Fulani Tribal Earrings
This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftsmen in Mali. Based on a design that has been worn for centuries by the nomadic herdsmen, these lightweight earrings are handcrafted from hammered brass plated with bright 24-karat gold. (12-karat-gold hinged earwires.) $79.00
Grosvenor Desk Globe
Named for National Geographic magazine’s founding editor, Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, this finely crafted globe features up-to-date cartography from our award-winning cartography group.
National Geographic “My Town” TOPO! Map Clock
An accurate, topographical map of any U.S. address can be printed on this tumbled marble clock. Map includes surrounding streets and some landmarks. $59.00
My World Personalized Map
Chart your past explorations, travel destinations or the roots of your family tree with this personalized world map. Featuring National Geographic’s award-winning cartography, the map can be customized with a title of up to 70 characters. $155.00
Personalized Deluxe 9th Edition “Atlas of the World”
The critically acclaimed “National Geographic Atlas of the World” reports and examines geopolitical and environmental changes through detailed, accurate maps and beautiful, engaging design. The personalized deluxe edition is published in hardcover, with a slipcase, and can be customized with embossed lettering. $185.00
Convertible Travel Jacket
This convertible travel jacket keeps your travel essentials organized and close at hand with 15 pockets to accommodate your passport, traveler’s checks, camera, film, maps, pens, GPS, MP3 player and a water bottle. The quick-drying cotton/nylon blend is perfect for changeable climates. $135.00
National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack
The National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack allows you to travel freely and know that you always have your essentials with you, while keeping your personal items and photographic/ video gear, as well as most laptops, safe and secure. $240.00
8-GB Picture Keeper
Our award-winning 8-GB Picture Keeper works like a USB drive to instantly back up all of your photos. Plug in the Picture Keeper to your Mac or PC, and it automatically finds all of your photos. Works with any digital picture frame, printer and photo-developing kiosk with a USB port. $59.95
Six-Language Talking Translator
This pocket-size talking translator is indispensable for crossing language barriers. More than 360,000 words and 19,800 phrases in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Greek will help you communicate in many European and Latin American countries. Includes conversions for metric, currency, clothing and shoe sizes. $99.95
National Geographic Complete National Parks
This comprehensive travel planner covers 58 national parks and 350 additional properties in the Park Service’s domain, including national monuments, memorials, preserves, historic sites, battlefields, cemeteries, seashores, “national trails” and “affiliated areas.” $40.00
National Geographic Adventure and Destination City Maps
Adventure Maps provide global travelers with the perfect tool for navigating cityscapes and more remote attractions. Each title contains accurate topography, up-to-date roads, points of interest and detailed inset maps for major cities, plus a host of important travel tips. Printed on durable, waterproof and eco-friendly material. $11.95
Destination Maps combine detailed maps with practical travel information. Maps feature a large-scale city map, layered with tourist and business travel locations and 3-D styled drawings. Reverse side includes multi-language legends, regional maps, attractions, airport diagrams, transit maps and an index for streets, cities, neighborhoods, parks, points of interest, museums, monuments, government buildings, subway stations, hotels and more. $8.95
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.