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The ultimate 2023 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 list of presents from inspirational companies who are driving positive change for people and our blue planet.

Dorset Tea

Dorset Tea 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've selected a new teabag paper made from sustainably sourced wood pulp and vegetable starch.

You can get 10% off orders when you enter DTMCS10 at checkout (min spend £10).*

Visit the Dorset Tea website

Dorset Tea Christmas 2023

Dorset Tea Christmas gifts

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Marine Conservation Society Shop

All our clothing is made of super soft, certified organic cotton and printed on demand in a renewable energy powered factory in the UK. They're also designed to be sent back and re-made, powering a circular system that cuts out waste.

We also have a great range of other gifts available; from mugs to framed art prints and more.

Your purchases will contribute to our work to protect and restore the ocean for future generations to enjoy.

Visit the Marine Conservation Society Shop

Vitamin sea oversized jumper

I'm a Rewild Child children's t-shirt from The Marine Conservation Society Shop

Salt-Water Sandals

With their way-stitched rubber soles, water-resistant leather straps and rust-proof buckles, Salt-Water Sandals are perfect for splashing in the sea, and made to last.

Best of all, 10% from all UK sales of their silver-coloured sandals are donated directly to Marine Conservation Society.

Visit the Salt-Water website

Salt-Water Sandals

Salt-Water sandals

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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 throughout the year.

They’ll receive a welcome pack, and our fantastic member's magazine throughout the year, packed with stunning photography, inspiring features and ocean news. 

Visit our membership page

Membership pack

Our gift membership packs can be sent digitally too - they're perfect 'last minute' presents

Turtle Bags

Simple, sustainable, colourful, strong, organic, fairtrade, ethical.... what more reasons do you need to buy one (or more!) of their string bags as a stocking filler for a loved one this Christmas?  A colour to match every personality.

Visit the Turtle Bags website

Turtle Bags

Turtle Bag DipDye Organic Long Handled String Bag

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Wrendale Designs

Inspired by a love of the outdoors, these boxed Christmas cards from Wrendale Designs support the Marine Conservation Society. Each pack contains 16 cards with four festive designs.

Visit the Wrendale Designs website

Boxed Christmas Cards from Wrendale Designs

Charity mini boxed cards

Pilot Pen Company

This year you can add a personal touch to your Christmas creations, from gift wrapping to table settings, using the Pilot Pintor marker.

The water-based creative marker can be used on almost all surfaces such as paper, wood, linen or porcelain. It is available in a range of 30 colours including metallics, pastels and neons.

Visit the Pilot Pen Amazon Shop

Pilot Pen

White Pilot Pintor Marker (Other colours available)

Credit: Pilot Pens

Cully and Sully Soup

Cully and Sully are always trying to do more to be as sustainable as possible. In November, they removed the plastic cap from their Tetra packs saving 2 tonnes of plastic a year.

Here’s a little change you can make with your Christmas Crackers:  Did you know 154 million Christmas Crackers are pulled in the UK each Christmas and lots of them contain plastic trinkets. Watch the how to video here

Spinnaker Watches

Spinnaker has teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society to create a capsule collection of limited-edition timepieces that support our efforts to protect our world’s oceans. The 2023 range takes three of the brand’s best-selling dive watch models and gives them the full sea-life aesthetic overall with bright ocean-themed colours and dials that showcase stylized images of aquatic creatures.

Visit the Spinnaker Watch collection


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J-RAO Conscious Cosmetic Collective

CROWD-SUD is the revolutionary hand soap designed for collective impact, with a donation 10% from every sale to Marine Conservation Society.

100% organic, vegan, cruelty free and refillable. See their first three blends: Tay, Firth, and Clyde (and receive 10% off your order with the code MCS10)

Visit the J-RAO Conscious Cosmetics collection

Conscious Cosmetics Crowd-Sud Handwash

Credit: Conscious Cosmetics

Molesworth & Bird

Molesworth and Bird create unique works of art using hand-pressed seaweeds from the British South West Coast.

Visit the Molesworth & Bird website

Molesworth & Bird Artwork

A Molesworth & Bird hand-pressed seaweed art print

Credit: Molesworth & Bird has over 14,000 quality retreats all across the UK. If you’re looking for a really special gift for your loved one this Christmas, you could purchase them a holiday voucher to use whenever they please.

Or help them to simply escape the bustle of the festive season by booking them a Christmas break. Gift Voucher Gift Voucher


Abel & Cole's Christmas Hampers

Able & Cole are on a mission to make shopping sustainably simple, putting people and our planet first every step of the way. Why not how that special someone how much you appreciate them with their organic, sustainable gift boxes?

Peruse Abel & Cole's Christmas hampers

Abel & Cole's Christmas Thank You Gift Box

Abel & Cole's Christmas Thank You Gift Box

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Far Afield Apparel

Far Afield, an independent menswear brand rooted in Brighton, utilises mindful designs to produce distinctive high-quality garments, inspired by global travels.

The limited edition Cleaner Coasts Club T-Shirt contributes to ocean conservation, with 10% of proceeds donated to the Marine Conservation Society, via Work for Good.

Visit the Far Afield website

Cleaner Coasts T-Shirt

Setsuko and the Song of the Sea Book

A beautiful and vital picture book for all ages. It follows Setsuko, a girl who love the ocean. After a chance meeting, Setsuko befriends a lonely whale and the two unlikely friends form a bond, one that helps keep the waters clean and encourages others to help.

Buy the book

Setsuko and the Song of the Sea Book Cover

The front cover of Fiona Barker's Setsuko and the Song of the Sea

Big Wild Thought

Established in Sheffield, Big Wild Thought are a sustainable and eco-friendly clothing and accessories brand with a message behind all their designs. The best part is that they donate 10% of all their profits from selected products to the Marine Conservation Society.

Visit the Big Wild Thought website

Big Wild Thought - selection of Marine T-shirts

A selection of Marine T-shirts at Big Wild Thought

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Becky’s Jewellery Boutique

Sustainability is at the heart of Becky's Jewellery Boutique business, with people, materials, and processes all critical to their mission. They donate 10% of sales from their Coastal Collection to the Marine Conservation Society.

Check out the Coastal Collection on the website

Beckys Jewellery Boutique - Coastal Collection Christmas

Beckys Jewellery Boutique - Coastal Collection

Beside the sea creations

Nicole, a trained Goldsmith, works out of her home studio in Poole, Dorset. Her love of living beside the sea, was both the inspiration for the name of her business as well as the jewellery she creates, incorporating sea glass found along the Dorset Coast, alongside recycled precious metals.

A perfect gift idea for those who love to support small businesses as well as the ocean.

View Nicole's Jewellery collection

Beside the Seaside Creations Jewellery

Beside the Seaside Creations Jewellery

A Kate Pettitt gift box

This beautifully packaged ’Ultra Marine' gift box by artist and designer, Kate Pettitt, contains five coastal-themed art cards, envelopes and an A6 ‘Beach Notes' Notebook with printed covers and 40 blank pages. It is finished with coloured paper ribbon and a metal charm.

View the 'Ultra Marine' charity gift box

Kate Pettitt Ultramarine Gift Box

£2 from the sale of every box will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society via Work for Good.

korev lager

Born in Cornwall, and brewed with Cornish-grown barley, korev (4.8% abv) is a Helles style lager with a wonderful pale colour and a clean, crisp taste.

Get 15% off any korev products from the St Austell Brewery shop. Offer only applies to korev beer - enter the code MCS15 after checkout*

Shop for korev at the St Austell Brewery website

Korev Lager

korev lager from St Austell Brewery


OCEANTEE Golf work with experts to pioneer sustainable, high performing golf gear, and work with clubs, tournaments and tours to bring sustainability to the forefront of the game.

Plus OCEANTEE donate at least 1% of their annual revenue to environmental causes, including us.

Visit the OCEANTEE website

OCEANTEE bamboo golf tees

OCEANTEE premium golf tees

Oceans Plastic Free

Oceans Plastic Free is committed to providing high-quality, environmentally friendly loo roll sourced and made in the UK. All packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials and is 100% plastic-free.

Oceans donates from every purchase 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.

Visit the Oceans Plastic Free website


Oceans Plastic Free toilet tissue


Heavily influenced by the ocean, Parlez ensures they have as little negative impact on the planet as possible and utilise recycled and organic fabrics where possible. They also have a recycling scheme that allows their garments a longer lifespan.

They are proud members of 1% of the planet, supporting environmental NGOS across the globe.

Visit the Parlez website

Parlez Apparel - Carval Fleece in Black

Parlez Carval Fleece in Black

Credit: Parlez

*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.