MGS Blog - See the latest blog posts!

March Vendors at The Marine Gift Shop

We’re excited to announce that the following vendors will be hosting a pop-up at The Marine Gift Shop in March: Royal Trading Company at The MGS Annex, March 7-16  Patrick has a beautiful selection of silk, wool, and vegetable dyed handmade rugs in various shapes and sizes at fantastic prices! Royal Trading is also the […]

Continue Reading…

Floating Peach Designs

Janet is the owner of Floating Peach Designs and a military wife of 19 years.  Her and her husband live in Okinawa, Japan with their two kids and one very stubborn bulldog puppy.  At Floating Peach Designs, Janet enjoys creating beautiful designs and showcases them on a variety of products.  She also enjoys working one […]

Continue Reading…

Loving Your Neighbor This Valentine’s Day

Not every culture celebrates Valentine’s Day, and those that do can celebrate differently. I’ve even spent my fair share of Valentine’s Days alone, as I wrote about a couple of years ago here. When I think about love, of course I immediately think about my husband and my family, but I also think about loving […]

Continue Reading…

February Vendors at The Marine Gift Shop

We’re excited to announce that the following vendors will be hosting a pop-up at The Marine Gift Shop in February: Sachi’s Japanese Antiques, February 5-9 Sachi features antique tableware, unique antique furniture, and kimonos from the Edo to Meiji eras. She has an abundant supply of antique kimonos with incredible prices starting from 500 yen, […]

Continue Reading…

Small Things and Fresh Starts

Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m married to a Marine. Here in Okinawa, that means I have no furniture. Come to my house, and not only will you recognize every piece of government-issued loaner furniture, but you won’t have to ask where the bathroom is, because it’s in the exact same place as at your house. […]

Continue Reading…

Here’s to the Year Ahead

Dear Valued Clients, As we head into 2019 we, the staff at The Marine Gift Shop, would like to thank you for being such a loyal client to our Shop for over 50 years! While we may not always be perfect we are passionately committed to our goal of providing you with exciting new products […]

Continue Reading…

Eat Okinawa

Where can I buy healthy & fresh food on Okinawa that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? What is this vegetable?!? How do I cook this? These questions and many more can be answered if you pick up a copy of my book “Eat Okinawa”. I created a Facebook page called “Farmer’s Markets of Okinawa” […]

Continue Reading…

Thank You, Volunteers!

Last night we had the awesome opportunity to celebrate some of our AMAZING volunteers with a fun-filled Volunteer Appreciation Party before everyone heads off in a million different directions for the holidays! We say it all the time, but we COULD NOT do what we do at The Marine Gift Shop without our tribe of […]

Continue Reading…

Volunteer at The Marine Gift Shop

Looking for a great place to donate your time? In need of volunteer hours for school, work, or your organization? Hoping to keep your resume current while stationed on Okinawa? Look no further than The Marine Gift Shop! The Marine Gift Shop is a non-profit organization run primarily by SOFA status volunteers and we would […]

Continue Reading…

Hello again, world!

We are beyond excited to announce the launch of our new and improved home on the web! At The Marine Gift Shop, one of our main goals is to provide you with the best possible shopping experience and what better way to do that then a more user-friendly, informative website!? When we started this project […]

Continue Reading…