This year we had the opportunity to take our daughter to see “real mermaids” at the local aquarium. I filled up my phone with pictures of her playing pat-a-cake with the mermaid on the other side of the glass.
After going through the line, she asked if we could go back because “it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Of course I took her again.
Her love for all things mermaid inspired this mermaid gift guide, packed full of the perfect mermaid gifts for girls that love mermaids. You may also want to check out these 15 homemade gifts for kids.
Mermaid Gifts for Girls
Whether your child is a toddler or a tween, this list will help you find the perfect mermaid gifts for kids of all ages.
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Mermaid Stuff for Kids
Tail Blanket — Beautiful crocheted blanket that looks like a mermaid tale.
Mermaid Blanket with Matching Doll Blanket — Kids will love snuggling into this soft, sleeping bag-styled blanket. I love that their favorite doll can snuggle into her own matching tale.
Mermaid Swimwear — Let her live out her fantasy and be a mermaid with this fun swim set.
Mermaid Hooded Towel — This towel is more than just a way to dry off after bath time.
Monofin Flipper — The swim flipper that lets them swim like a mermaid.
Mermaid Pendant Necklace — With the rainbow colored stones on the tale, this necklace is sure to be a hit with that special little girl.
Seashell Locket — Perfect necklace for any little mermaid.
Rainbow Colored Mermaid Barbie — She will love the colors on this rainbow mermaid doll.
Ariel Doll — Every girl needs their own Little Mermaid to play with.
Magic Swim Mermaid — This doll magically swims when placed in water.
Mermaid Plush — This doll is perfect for snuggling.
Favorite Moments Mermaid Pack — 7 miniature mermaids with color-changing tops, including Ariel and her sisters, perfect for water play.
Three Little Mermaids — A beautiful board book with moving parts that toddlers and preschoolers will adore.
Pinkalicious and Aqua, the Mini-Mermaid — Pinkalicious meets Aqua in a beautiful cove full of rainbow colored shells. With gorgeous pictures and all the fun that Pinkalicious books contain. (Grade level 1-3)
Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy — We love the fairies in the Rainbow Magic books series, and this one was an extra special hit. A chapter book that will keep mermaid fans reading. (Grade level 2-5)
Disney Princess Ariel: The Birthday Surprise — A fun chapter book for girls that love Ariel. (Grade level 1-3)
Mermaid Tales Sparkling Collection — The perfect book collection to get reluctant readers excited about reading. 5 exciting undersea adventures. (Grade level 1-4)
The Tail of Emily Windsnap — When 12 year-old Emily’s mom finally lets her take swimming lessons she makes a startling discovery. This book is perfect for every girl that ever dreamed of being a mermaid. (Grade level 3-7)
Mermaid Arts & Crafts
Mermaid Paper Doll Kit — With 6 beautiful mermaids, 3 seahorse friends, and over 200 punch-out fashions, this paper doll kit is perfect for mermaid fans.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Mermaid — You just can’t beat the quality of Melissa & Doug toys.
Glitter Mermaid Paper Doll — Small enough to toss in a purse for your child to enjoy when stuck at the doctor’s office or at a restaurant. Perfect for a stocking stuffer.
Paint Your Own Wooden Mermaid — What’s better than mermaids? One that you get to decorate yourself!
Shrinky Dink Mermaids — Your child can have the fun of decorating their own Shrinky Dink mermaids to display.
Scratch and Sketch Mermaid Adventure — Using the stylus reveals a rainbow of colors in this twist to a coloring book.
Mermaid Coloring Book — Simple mermaids to color for the youngest of fans.
Puffy Mermaid Stickers — Reusable puffy sticker play set with 65 colorful stickers.
Mermaid Jewelry Kit — Create your own sparkling jewelry with plenty of sea-themed beads, such as starfish and dolphins.
Mermaid Doll Making Kit — Give your child the chance to make her own cuddly mermaid without having to sew.
Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle — This is a 48 piece heavy duty puzzle with storage case.
100 Piece Mermaid Puzzle — This puzzle has a beautiful scene with a mermaid surrounded by fish, perfect for ages 6 and up.
I will always treasure the memory of taking our daughter to see the mermaids.
She was right, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. After all, I know she won’t always believe they are real.
This year I’m going to keep some of that youthful innocence alive with a few of these mermaid gifts for girls.
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Originally published November 13, 2016.