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Christmas gift guide: Lifesaving presents for your crew

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Need some inspiration for your Christmas shopping? Keep your crew happy by choosing from our exciting range of gifts at RNLI Shop.

You’ll find everything from coastal calendars to Christmas lights, and RNLI 200 keepsakes to cosy coats for Boxing Day hikes. Plus, you can put your little one at the heart of a Christmas lifeboat adventure with our personalised children’s book, The Big Christmas Rescue.

Here are our top picks for a happy RNLI Christmas.

Gifts for future lifesavers

Sprinkle some Christmas magic about with these RNLI treasures and inspire a new generation of RNLI lifesavers. We think your children will adore them, but you might find that grownups do too!

The Big Christmas Rescue Personalised Book, £20

Cover of The Big Christmas Rescue – a personalised gift for children, priced £20.

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Make your little one’s bedtime extra magical with this beautifully illustrated personalised children’s book. 

When you order the book, you can specify the child’s name, gender and skin tone, and they’ll be transformed into the hero who helps rescue Santa, with the help of Rudolph and an RNLI lifeboat crew. 

Not only will your child get to see themselves in a Christmas story, they’ll get a wonderful introduction to the lifesaving work of RNLI lifeboat volunteers too.

Model RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat, Corgi, £10

1:173 scale model of a Severn class lifeboat, priced £10.

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This model Severn class lifeboat is a finely detailed die-cast replica of the real thing. The Severn is the largest lifeboat in the RNLI fleet, capable of taking on the worst sea conditions – and it’ll make a great gift for a lifeboat enthusiast of any age. 

Milly Lifeboat Crew Bear, £12

Teddy bear dressed in a miniature RNLI drysuit and lifejacket, branded RNLI, priced £12.

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Introducing the cutest crew member of them all, Milly the RNLI Crew Bear! Dressed in her RNLI drysuit and lifejacket, this super soft teddy bear is ready to save the day – and be cuddled, of course.

Storm Force Membership Pack, £14

A Storm Force membership pack, showing a children’s magazine, stickers and a pencil case with a navy-blue drawstring bag

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Looking for a unique Christmas gift for children? Make this festive season unforgettable with a present packed with RNLI adventures that last all year round.

Help little ones discover the exciting world of lifeboats and lifeguards with our Storm Force membership, the RNLI's very own club for young people under 11. A year of membership will get you four issues of Storm Force magazine delivered to your door, packed with real rescue stories, fun things to make and do, water safety advice, plus competitions with cool prizes – and access to our exclusive online Crew Room.

Spark a little holiday magic and teach your mini crew members about the real-life heroes of the RNLI. 

Gifts for adventurers

For your next daytrip or overnight stay, we’ve got you covered – in fact, there’s everything you need to keep you warm, comfortable and dry. Your shopping will help ensure RNLI lifesavers stay warm and dry too, whenever they’re out on a rescue.

Finisterre Chunky Pom Beanie, £40

Woolly hat in white with a black pom-pom, priced £40.

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Warm up on those chilly winter days with this RNLI beanie from Finisterre. It’s knitted in a simple fisherman's rib stitch to keep the wild weather out but retain the heat – and it’s made from our deliciously soft and thick 100% lambswool yarn. 

It comes in three gorgeous colours: ecru, beeswax and navy – so there’s one to suit every style! 

RNLI dryrobe® Advance Long Sleeve, £175 

Woman wearing a black and red Advance Long Sleeve dryrobe, priced £175.

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Shopping for a dipper? This versatile dryrobe® is sure to be on their wishlist. It’s designed to let you get changed anywhere on the move, while protecting you from the outdoor elements. And it can be used multiple times throughout the day, and over wet kit, without the need for drying between uses.

Helly Hansen Women’s Aden Jacket, Hickory, £150

Woman wearing a hickory coloured Helly Hansen Aden jacket, priced £150.

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This Helly Hansen jacket combines timeless Scandinavian design with the ultimate in functionality. And it’s perfect for a Boxing Day walk! Whether you're facing brisk coastal winds or unexpected downpours, this jacket ensures you stay comfortably dry and warm. 

Helly Hansen Wash Bag, Deep Dive, £25

Zipped, blue, Helly Hansen branded wash bag, priced £25.

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Treat someone adventurous to a travel essential: our Helly Hansen Wash Bag. Shaped like a mini duffel bag, this versatile accessory is designed to keep you organised while you're on the go. 

Adventures can get a little messy – that's why this wash bag is made with a water-resistant fabric that can handle unexpected spills and splashes.

Gifts for 2024 navigators

Have you got big things planned for 2024? These RNLI calendars and diaries will help you on your way – in fact, they’re the perfect way to organise busy lives and share plans for the year ahead.

2024 Coastal Calendar, £8

Lifeboats coastal calendar, priced £8.

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Get those plans for 2024 shipshape! With stunning photographs of coastal scenes, this calendar will bring a spot of nautical nostalgia to any living space. 

2024 Desk Diary, Navy, £7

Lifeboats 2024 desk diary, priced £7.

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Keep on top of important dates with this 2024 A5 diary. Inside, you’ll find key facts about the RNLI, tidal information and notable dates – it’s an extra-special gift for the lifeboat lover in your life. And it comes in both kingfisher blue and navy – take your pick! 

Gifts for home decorators

Spread joy and happiness this Christmas with these bright and colourful additions to your home. By shopping with us you’ll also be helping to light the way home for our lifeboat crews and those they rescue.

Starry Nights Light Up LED Tree, £35

LED tree attached to front door, priced £35.

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Turn your home into a winter wonderland with this stunning Christmas decoration. It’s easy to hang on a door or a wall – and you can use it both indoors and outdoors.

Wooden Light Up House and Train Scene, £35

Light up house and train scene, priced £35.

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This wooden light-up Christmas village scene – with a working train – will delight children and adults alike. We can’t imagine a better centrepiece for your dining table, coffee table or sideboard.

RNLI Yellow Welly Garden Planter, Small, £15

Small yellow welly planter with RNLI in black on the side, priced £15.

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Make your garden or home bloom – even in winter – with this hand-painted, RNLI welly-shaped ceramic planter. It’s perfect for your favourite bulbs, plants or herbs. 

Gifts for RNLI 200 treasure hunters

Celebrate two centuries of RNLI lifesaving with a gift from our not-to-be-missed RNLI 200 range. From yachts and socks to gin on the rocks – the choice is yours.

RNLI 200 Brass Yacht, £40

Brass yacht with RNLI 200 logo on the sail, priced £40.

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This beautiful sculpture makes an utterly delightful gift for two reasons: it’s a high-shine brass ornament that will capture and reflect the sunlight around your home, but it’s also a special memento of the RNLI’s 200th anniversary that can be treasured for years to come.

RNLI 200 Celebration Socks, Pack of 2, £9

Two pairs of socks with different navy, orange and red designs and RNLI 200 logo, priced £9.

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Step into Christmas – and our birthday celebrations – with these cotton-rich RNLI 200-branded socks. One pair features a repeating RNLI 200 pattern, showing your support for 200 years of courageous crews. The second pair are stripey socks, with the distinctive red and yellow lines seen on our lifeboats all around the coast.

Four Seas by Salcombe Gin, £39.50

Bottle of Four Seas Salcombe gin, priced £39.50.

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Four Seas by Salcombe Gin celebrates 200 years of the RNLI. This delectable tipple has been handcrafted with four key botanicals: lemon peels smoked over Scottish whisky barrel wood chips, English sea buckthorn harvested in Cornwall, sugar kelp foraged from the Irish sea and elderberries from wildest Wales. It’s the perfect gift for a gin-lover who wants to support our lifesaving heroes. 

Feeling inspired? This is just a tiny selection of our marvellous Christmas gifts. Browse the RNLI Shop for the full range. Free UK delivery on orders of £50 or more.

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