The ultimate gift guide for ocean-lovers
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Looking for the perfect gift for that special ocean-lover in your life? We've compiled a comprehensive list of gifts for everyone - from inspirational companies who are driving positive change for people and our blue planet. Buy the change you want to see this Christmas.
Big English Wine Adventure
Masters of Wine Susie and Peter decided to make some English wines to raise money for charity. They asked their podcast listeners to vote for which charity should receive 100% of the profits from the sale of the wines. We were absolutely delighted to have been chosen!
The TV and radio presenters, writers and consultants helped to make some special one-off, small-production wines featuring unique collector’s item labels.
Susie and Peter's Big Wine Adventure Hope & Glory duo gift set
All profits from the wine sales will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society.
The motivation behind Bower is simple - the company want to leave a better world behind us. That's why they've brought together an impressive selection of products that look good, feel good, reduce waste, are sustainable and effective.
The driving inspiration behind Bower Collective is the elimination of plastic waste from the natural environment, most notably from our oceans, which is why they've chosen us as their charitable partner.
The Bower Collective
For every purchase you make with Bower Collective, they'll make a donation to help our work protecting seagrass.
Plus they've created a special discount code for our supporters - get 20% off your first order when you enter MCS20 at checkout.*
Charles Bentley Ltd
We've joined forces with Charles Bentley and created a plastic free range of products to help keep your home clean and tidy, whilst promoting awareness of the need for plastic-free packaging in order to help the environment.
Charles Bentley plastic-free range
The plastic-free home cleaning range is made from sustainably-sourced materials, whether it’s their natural Coco wooden broom, natural soft coconut hand brush or metal shovel dustpan, these products support our work for a healthier planet.
Plus a percentage of your purchase goes directly towards our work protecting our seas.
Coral Eyewear create stylish, sustainable eyewear from rescued fishing nets and recycled plastic.To celebrate World Ocean Day the brand launched a limited-edition pair of sunglasses based on the best selling Hector frame.
Designed in the UK and hand-crafted in Italy these striking sunglasses have UVA & UVB protective lenses and can be tailored to include subscription lenses.
Ocean edition sunglasses from Coral Eyewear
A great gift which is dispatched in plastic-free packaging via carbon-neutral shipping and a fantastic £25 from each sale goes directly to the Marine Conservation Society.
Cups of Sunshine Protecting the Planet. At Dorset Tea they believe that there are two important things in life; a great cup of tea and the protection of our beautiful natural surroundings. Which is why they have selected a new teabag paper made from sustainable sourced wood pulp and vegetable starch, which is 100% biodegradable and can be industrially composted.
Dorset Tea Christmas gifts
Choose from a delicious selection of teas, including a premium black tea and variety of fruit, herbal & green teas which are inspired by the beautiful county of Dorset.
Their teas taste as good as the sunshine makes you feel. And even better you can get 20% off any of their teas when you enter DTMCS20 at checkout.*
Since 2014 Earth Conscious has been making plastic-free deodorants and other luxury skincare products designed with a minimal waste mindset to reduce plastic pollution and the negative impact on our seas and wildlife.
This award-winning company is based on the Isle of Wight, with only natural ingredients, and certified organic ingredients wherever possible.
Grapefruit and lemon natural deodorant stick
Their products cruelty-free, palm-oil free and vegan friendly they also use biodegradable, recyclable packaging.
Plus Earth Conscious donates 10p from every sale to us!
ishga - organic seaweed skincare
Award-winning natural skincare, using the life-giving power of the sea to restore the skin and the soul.
Created on the Hebridean Islands off the north west coast of Scotland from sustainably hand-harvested seaweed which contains natural antioxidants with properties to transform and protect tired or ageing skin.
Ishga men's exfoliating face wash
ishga has developed a bespoke process to extract its natural goodness, harnessing an abundance of vitamins and minerals to create a remarkable range of products.
Shop at ishga during December and they'll make a donation to us, to support our vital work protecting and restoring the ocean.
Born in Cornwall, the enchanting land of stunning coastlines, industrial heritage and life by the sea has helped shape korev.
Brewed with Cornish-grown barley, korev (4.8% abv) is a Helles style lager with a wonderful pale colour and a clean, crisp taste.
korev lager from St Austell Brewery
As well as supporting this year's Great British Beach Clean and our annual conference St Austell Brewery, the company behind korev, has named us ‘Charity of the Year’.
You can get a generous 15% off all korev cans and bottles on the website by simply adding MCS15 to the discount code box at check out!
Marine Conservation Society
Our range of fashionable and eco-friendly clothing provides a voice for marine conservation in a fresh new way.
You can show your support, spread the word and look cool at the same time.
All our clothing is made of super soft, certified organic cotton and printed on demand in a renewable energy powered factory in the UK.
I'm a Rewild Child children's t-shirt
They are also designed to be sent back and re-made, powering a circular system that cuts out waste.
But it's not just clothing, we also have a great range of other gifts available; from tote bags to jigsaw puzzles they're the gifts that keep on giving.
Your purchases will contribute to our work to protect and restore the ocean for future generations to enjoy.
Born to Rewild adult t-shirt
Marine Conservation Society Gift membership
By buying a gift membership you'll be supporting our vital work for the ocean as well as treating a loved one to a present which will bring them joy this Christmas and throughout the year.
Delight an ocean lover with the perfect gift – and share the joy of protecting our coast, beaches and seas for future generations.
As part of their gift membership, the lucky recipient will receive a welcome pack - which can be posted*, or sent digitally.
They’ll also receive our fantastic members' magazine throughout the year, packed with stunning photography, inspiring features and ocean news.
Our gift membership packs can be sent digitally too - they're perfect 'last minute' presents
If you would like to purchase a Gift Membership from us, please call our Membership team on 0300 3300 704, so we can arrange the correct delivery of the Welcome Pack.
Please note: physical Gift Membership welcome packs requested by midday on Thursday 16 December will be posted 2nd Class and all Gift Memberships requested by midday Monday 20 December 2021 will be sent out 1st class with Royal Mail.
With its bubble print design, 3-ply made from virgin pulp cellulose and a roll length of 21.6m, this loo roll is far from bog standard.
Oceans is committed to providing high-quality, environmentally friendly loo roll sourced and made right here in the UK. All packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials and is 100% plastic-free. They're even delivered in a cardboard box made from FSC-certified materials, which can easily be recycled.
Oceans loo roll
Oceans donates 25% of its profits to us to help protect our seas. And if you enter the discount code MCSOPF10 at checkout you'll get a 10% discount on your order too!
OCEANTEE Golf work with sustainability experts to identify, pioneer and promote environmentally friendly fabrics, materials and processes that produce the highest performing golf gear.
And on top of this, they work with clubs, tournaments and tours to create inspiring and educational events that bring sustainability to the forefront of the game.
OCEANTEE premium golf tees
Plus OCEANTEE donate at least 1% of their annual revenue to environmental causes, including us!
OVIO menstrual cup
An environmentally-friendly option for more sustainable self-care – the OVIO Cup is leak free and reliable, even during sleeping, swimming, hiking and running. Whatever your day holds!
The OVIO Cup can be used time and time again, for years and years so not only are you saving yourself around £2,000 on period products throughout your lifetime, you’re also preventing around 11,000 disposable menstrual products ending up in the bin, and in the ocean.
OVIO menstrual cup
For every OVIO Cup purchase, we receive 10% of profits, helping to preserve marine wildlife for generations to come.
Parlez is a menswear brand based out of Bristol, who make high-quality garments made for everyday life, heavily influenced by the history and aesthetics of sailing.
After learning about the damaging impact that the fashion industry can have on the planet they challenged themselves as a business to make as many environmentally friendly and sustainable choices as possible.
Parlez x Marine Conservation Society t-shirt in black (also available in white)
All of their our orders are sent in recyclable or biodegradable packaging using a carbon neutral courier and they try to use recycled fabrics where possible. Ambitiously the company hopes that by 2023 they'll solely make clothes using organic, recycled or sustainable fabrics.
All proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society.
In a lovely pale metallic tone, the silver Original is a summer shoe that's comfortable enough to be worn everyday and chic enough for dressing up.
With their way-stitched rubber soles, water-resistant leather straps and rust-proof buckles, all Salt-Water Originals can be worn in water. They're perfect for splish-splashing in the sea – or even puddles!
Salt-Water Original silver sandals
Best of all, 10% of all profits from the Original Silver sandal are donated directly to us!
Shop Pom Pom
90% of toys on the market are made of plastic – but not these ones. PomPom sells imaginative and unusual toys, like this gorgeous balancing polar circle, that are 100% plastic-free.
When university friends Cecily and Katherine became parents, they were shocked by how much colourful plastic they amassed in their lives and wanted to do something about it. So they set up the UK's first plastic-free shop for children and babies.
Polar Circle balancing wooden toy
You won't find a shred of plastic in any of their designs or packaging and they are a proud donor and partner of the Marine Conservation Society.
Turtle Bags was established to raise awareness of the hazards of plastic bags and to offer environmentally friendly alternatives.
The brand was inspired by turtles, which travel to British waters looking for jellyfish but sadly mistake our discarded plastic bags for their favourite food. The bags are a practical (and stylish) reminder that plastic never goes away.
Turtle Bag Diamond tote bag
Turtle Bags are longstanding partners and donate 10% of their profits to us.
Wild & Stone
Christmas can be a wasteful time, keen to rid the world of badly made plastic junk or wasteful gag gifts, Wild & Stone have created a beautiful range of gifts.
And, for every purchase on their website, Wild & Stone make a donation to us!
UpCircle Candle with coffee grounds
Wrendale Designs is an award-winning publisher of greetings cards, stationery and gifts featuring the characterful artwork of artist Hannah Dale.
Inspired by a love of the outdoors, Hannah has designed four different packs of mini boxed Christmas cards to support the Marine Conservation Society. Each pack contains 16 cards with four festive designs and 80p from every box sold is donated directly to us.
Charity mini boxed cards
Now you can send Christmas wishes to your family and friends, while doing your bit for marine conservation.
*Each company has the right to withdraw these offers at any time and may have standard terms and conditions which apply and can be seen on their websites.