Mermaids have been part of the folklore in many cultures around the world, with the first mermaid story being told in Assyria, which tells the tale of Atargatis, a goddess, who transformed herself into a mermaid after unintentionally killing her lover, who was human.
In the past, mermaids were seen as a bad omen. Classic tales also depict mermaids as pretty creatures that lure men to their deaths or drive them mad, but enough of that. Mermaids are cool now!
Mermaids have been referenced in literary works, comic books, and even games. There is a fascination for mermaids that can be explained and we’re sure you have that one person you know who loves to be by the sea, engaging in water activities or just simply lounging on the sand — almost like a mermaid.
If you have someone in mind who loves mermaids, here are 75 gift ideas.
Mermaids also need their morning coffee fix, and this is just the mug for that. This mermaid tail ceramic mug, which holds 10 oz., has an iridescent finish that gives off a nice shimmer with just the right amount of sparkle to start the day. This is the perfect gift for co-workers, coffee lovers, or as giveaways for special occasions.
This iridescent multicolor mermaid spoon makes the list of things you don’t need but want to buy. Who could resist this colorful mermaid resting on a cup of tea? This stainless steel spoon is food grade and can be used with your choice of drinks and the sweetest desserts you could ever think of!
Perfect for parties, these double-layer glasses are sure to show off your love for mermaids. Each is made of borosilicate glass, free of chromium and lead. It can withstand temperatures between -20 degrees to 150 degrees Celsius. Bring out these special mermaid glasses during parties and let the colored drinks flow!
This turquoise-colored mermaid jar has all the space for sweet treats! It’s the perfect jar to keep cookies, biscuits, tea, coffee, or sugar. With its high-quality material and hinged cover, the items inside are sure to keep their freshness. This mermaid-themed jar makes a perfect gift for bakers and cooks.
Mermaids also throw elegant parties once in a while, and this set of 4 glasses is the best vessel to use for wine. Each glass can hold 17 oz. and is decorated with hand-crafted gold foil that resembles mermaid scales. These glasses are durable and chip-resistant too. If you have that mermaid friend who loves to throw parties, this would be a nice gift. It also makes a nice present for anniversaries or weddings.
Wine lovers are sure to love this wine cup from Swig. Take your beverage with you wherever you go with this insulated cup that can hold 12 oz. Each cup is made of stainless steel and the lid is BPA free. The cup can keep beverages cold for 9 hours and warm for 3 hours. Whether you want to spend the day at the beach or go shopping in town, you can depend on the Swig wine cup to give you your wine fix.
Make parties more mythical with these mermaid cake toppers. The set comes with 12 cake toppers — a combination of mermaids and white tulle pompoms. Stick these toppers on top of cupcakes, cakes, or even savory treats!
Having a mermaid party? This set of 32 disposable table napkins will make your celebration fancier! Each napkin is designed with an iridescent mermaid that pops out with the pastel ombre background. This pack is perfect for children’s parties and special occasions!
Any aspiring mermaid would love to have this bedding set. This set comes with a comforter or duvet, a bedspread, and two pillowcases. With seashells, mermaid scales, seaweeds, and corals, it’s the set has the perfect designed to complement a mermaid-themed room. It’s perfect for toddlers who are transitioning to going to sleep in their own bed.
This mermaid rug is just what you need to add a bit of fantasy to your bedroom, bathroom, or living room. The rug measures 23.6 inches in diameter and is made of coral fleece and memory foam, making it soft on the feet. It makes a nice housewarming gift for a land-dwelling mermaid!
This ocean wave projector is ideal for kids and adults alike. The night-light projects ocean waves on the ceiling to create a relaxing atmosphere. The projector can be connected to a mobile phone, computer, or MP3 player so you can play your own music. The waves can also be changed to 7 different colors. Have a good night’s sleep and dream of mermaids with the help of this ocean wave projector!
Make your home smell like the ocean with this set of 2 fragrance oils in Mermaid and Barrier Reef scents. These can be used for makings soaps, body creams, and other hair and body care products. You can also use them with your aroma diffusers, or add a few drops to a water spritzer for your linen or laundry. Bring the sea into your home with these fragrance oils!
Bathtime will be more fun with this mermaid bath bomb! Drop the bomb into your bathtub and watch the water sizzle and sparkle. It’s a bubble bomb too, so expect to see lots of bubbles. This is an ideal gift for little girls who enjoy being the water. As an added surprise, the bath bomb comes with a mermaid necklace that comes in three different colors.
Feel like a mermaid with this bar of soap! With its swirly purple and teal design, this item is perfect for giveaways at parties or a simple token for a mermaid friend. The bar of soap will leave you smelling like blue raspberries all day long. Each bar of soap is made with a glycerin base, which is commonly used for treating skin conditions.
Soaking in a warm bath can do wonders for you, but you can make it even better with this jar of Mermaid Kisses bath bomb powder. With an Island Oasis scent, you are sure to be transported to an island paradise where you can relax and recharge. Watch your bathwater turn into swirling hues of seafoam green and blue as you enjoy your bath. The powder also contains biodegradable glitter for that added sparkle.
This is another product for those who love baths. These mermaid bath salts are just what you need after a long day. With fresh florals and a hint of citrus, you will be feeling and smelling fresh. This pack of bath salts is made with mineral-rich sea salts that help soften the skin, reduce tension, and ease muscle pain.
Exfoliate your skin and keep it hydrated at the same time with this sea salt scrub. The scrub consists of sea kelp, sea salt, and walnut shell to help get rid of dead skin cells. It also consists of shea butter for keeping your skin as soft and smooth as a baby mermaid’s. This scrub has a citrus scent that will leave you smelling good all day.
These ocean-inspired products will leave your hair silky smooth and smell like the ocean breeze. This set of natural shampoo and conditioner is perfect for those looking for fabulous hair care products. Each bottle is packed with minerals and essential oils to achieve healthy hair.
This set of 4 mermaid towels will add a little sparkle to your bathroom. Each towel is made from polyester-microfiber and cotton terry, perfect for drying your face and body. The set comes with 2 hand towels measuring 30 inches long, and 2 bath towels measuring 64 inches long.
This bath mat is all you need to make your bathroom mermaid-friendly. It measures 23.6 inches by 15.7 inches and is made of easy-to-clean material. It’s also machine washable for easy cleaning. Its rubber backing makes it slip-proof, and it is also mildew- and mold-resistant which is perfect for your bathroom.
This royal blue shower curtain will make you feel like you are bathing in the sea. The shower curtain measures 60 in. by 72 in. and is suitable for standard sized bathtubs and showers. It is made of waterproof material that is anti-microbial and mildew resistant, so you won’t have to worry about build-up.
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
Every mermaid needs a little bit of bling and this dainty ring is just perfect. The ring, which looks like a mermaid’s tail, wraps around your finger and ends with an aqua-colored chalcedony gemstone. The ring band is slightly adjustable to fit any of your fingers. This ring is a nice treat for anniversaries or your friends who simply love mermaids.
Simple and elegant, this rose gold anklet will make a perfect gift for your friends or bridesmaids. The anklet comes in three layers and the design resembles mermaid scales. It’s a nice statement piece that you can wear with just about anything.
This glittery accessory is all you need to spruce up an outfit. The pendant is made of resin that is filled with glitter, metallic flakes, mother of pearl chips, other gemstones, and a little starfish. If you have a best friend who loves mermaids, this necklace is the perfect gift for special occasions.
These cute mermaid tail earrings are handmade with love! Each mermaid tail is hand-drawn and colored using high-quality colored pencils and then sealed with resin. Each tail measures 1 cm by 1 cm, which is just the right size for little girls aspiring to be a mermaid, or for women who want to wear a pop of color. The earrings are made of surgical stainless steel.
26. Blue Mermaid Stud Earrings
These mermaid scale earrings are the perfect gift for your girlfriend. The mermaid scale design is protected by a glass dome, placed on a bronze setting. The earrings go with any type of outfit too. Wear it your favorite pair of jeans or a summer dress.
This mermaid bangle with charms is a perfect birthday gift for a friend or sister who loves mermaids. The bangle is made of high-grade stainless steel that is adjustable, so it can fit most wrists. You can customize the initial on the charm and can also choose from different birthstones. The other two charms are mermaid scales and a mermaid.
Want a unique way to show off your love for mermaids? This mermaid collar pin may just be the accessory that you are looking for. It adds a little bit of bling a plain collared shirt. The pin is made from silver-plated materials, This accessory is ideal for anyone who always wears collared tops. As an alternative, it can also be attached to bags and shirt pockets for a one-of-a-kind style.
This decorative sign is all that’s needed to say that a place is a mermaid’s home. The piece is made of a wooden block that features a mermaid’s tail made of blue and green sequins, and the sign says “THE MERMAID IS IN”. The sign measures 10.25 by 18 inches long and comes with a hook on the back, ready for hanging. Any aspiring mermaid would love to have this one!
The Elf on a Shelf can have Christmas, but this Mermaid on a Shelf can decorate your home all-year-round. This 9-inch decorative cast iron mermaid can sit on your shelf or by the window, and would be the perfect addition to any mermaid-themed room. The figure has a verdigris finish, also known as liquid bronze, making it look like a piece of antique.
This beautifully carved mermaid wall art made of resin makes a good addition to a home or garden. The decor measures 13 in. by 9.5 in. by 4 in. and is just the right size for your wall. Mermaid lovers are sure to appreciate this piece of art. The mermaid can be used indoors or outdoors, as long is it is properly treated with protective poly spray twice a year.
If you’re looking for a gift that is simple yet unique, this canvas wall art may just be it. It features the silhouette of a blue mermaid placed against a rustic-looking background. This makes a great decor for beachside homes or a mermaid-themed room. The artwork measures 12 in. by 18 in. and is 1.5 in. thick.
This etched mermaid is perfect for nurseries. It’s a printable design that you can purchase and print on any type of high-quality paper. The mermaid has a gold glitter effect that gives of a bit of a sparkle. This printable wall art is an ideal gift for baby showers or children’s birthdays.
A mermaid with legs? Yes, it is possible. This pair of leggings has a mermaid scale design with an iridescent finish that gives a little sparkle. This can be worn just about anywhere! If you need a gift for a friend who loves to do yoga, run, or go to the gym, the leggings will definitely be a good choice. It is made of polyester and spandex, which is ideal to wear for different activities.
Yes, indeed. Mermaids are real to those who believe. This simple tee is made from 100% cotton and is super comfy to wear. Wear it with jeans, cute shorts, a skirt or your mermaid tail leggings. This also makes an ideal gift for all your girlfriends who love mermaids just as much as you do.
If you need to accessorize a simple dress, this mermaid scales scarf is just what you need. It is made of chiffon material and measures 55 inches on all sides. With its size, you can wear the scarf in different ways. Do a French knot, a double-sided twist, or use it as a wrap — the possibilities are endless!
If you want to draw attention to your legs, this is one way to do it. The invisible mermaid tights are super thin that it will look like you just have scales growing on your legs. The scales are in pearlescent pink and are placed beautifully on the front and back of the legs and up the thighs. Anyone who has a unique fashion sense needs this in their wardrobe.
Say goodbye to boring socks and hello to these beauties! This pair of compression socks fits sizes 7 to 11 and is great for playing sports or doing workouts at the gym. Compression socks help blood circulation and can reduce swelling on your legs. It’s a great gift for mermaids who love to engage in different activities.
This light pink one-piece swimsuit from Victoria’s Secret’s PINK Collection features two seashells with a slight shimmer. The swimsuit comes with a removable padding and is fully lined. It’s the perfect swimwear for trips to the beach or for lounging by the pool.
If you know someone who is a fan of The Little Mermaid, this two-piece swimsuit will make a perfect gift. The bikini top has an adjustable neck strap for maximum comfort, while the bottom has a high-waist design. The swimsuit is made of polyester and spandex which makes it comfortable and durable. Be part of Ariel’s world and wear this swimsuit on your next beach vacation, or even to a costume party.
These soft bedroom slippers are for certified merbabes. The slippers are made of natural cotton and the glitter design adds a little bit of bling to them. The pair of slippers is ideal for bridesmaids baskets. Those who are obsessed with mermaids won’t want to wear shoes ever again.
This pair of baby booties is just too cute too not be on this list. It’s an ideal gift for a baby shower or to your friends who have little mermaids of their own. The booties are made of 100% vegan material and have non-slip soles. They also have elastic ankles to make sure they stay on your little tot’s feet.
This pair of mermaid glitter heels is perfect for your wedding day! The mermaid scale design has different hues and sparkles under the sun. Each pair is custom made to fit your feet, and there’s also an option to have the soles painted. They also make great shoes for parties and special events.
A summer outfit that needs a bit of bling will go well with these mermaid cork sandals. Wear it with shorts, leggings, your favorite jeans, or a casual dress. The two bands are adjustable, so you can alter it to fit snugly on your feet. This item is a nice gift for those who love open-toed footwear.
Elevate any outfit with this pair of mermaid flats. These shoes are first airbrushed in pearl white color and then overlayed with the pretty mermaid scales that transition from purple to aqua. The shoes are water- and stain-resistant so you don’t have to worry about cleaning them. It’s the perfect gift for a friend who loves mermaids.
This makeup brush set comes with 11 brushes with high-quality bristles for precision makeup application. Some of the brushes that come in the set include eyeshadow brush, foundation brush, eyebrow brush, nasal-shadow brush, and fan-shaped brush. This set comes in a pretty gift box designed with mermaids. This set is the perfect giveaway for bridesmaids or trendy friends who love wearing makeup.
This Mermaids Hi-Lite Palette will leave you glowing like a mermaid. The palette comes in three shades (lavender, ivory, and seafoam) that have a translucent pearl base that looks beautiful in any complexion. When applied, the highlighters have a dewy finish that lasts all day. This is a cruelty-free and vegan product. Anyone who is in love with mermaids must have this in their makeup kit.
Turn any lipstick shade into a shimmering hue with the help of Mermaid Tears. This product can be applied on top of any matte lipstick. It adds a holographic layer on your lips that changes colors depending on the light. It’s the perfect topper for your favorite shade of lipstick. With its non-sticky formula, you won’t have to worry about having greasy lips.
Mermaids need fabulous nails too and this set of 4 nail lacquers will do the trick. The colors that come in this pack are: Medium Turquoise, Blue Violet, Medium Purple, and Dark Slate Gray. Glitter sparkle powder is added to each bottle of polish to achieve the iridescent finish. This pack is a great giveaway to friends for special occasions.
This bronzer will make you look like you’ve been kissed by the sun! The bronzer is infused with Hawaiian seaweed and starfruit extracts that will leave you smelling fresh. It also has tattoo- and color-fade protection that keeps the color of tattoos. It’s an amazing gift for those who love tanning.
Get instant mermaid hair with Lime Crime’s Dirty Mermaid hair dye. This semi-permanent hair dye will give your hair a deep aqua hue. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and no mermaids were harmed in its production. It’s the perfect gift for friends who have an adventurous sense of style. Say goodbye to boring locks and give yourself vibrant hair just like a mermaid’s!
As written on the packaging, this shimmer gel is mermaid approved, with a blend of “crips aquatic florals, salty ocean waves, and soft sea breeze.” This shimmer gel is all you need to get a soft shimmer on your skin. The gel consists of sea minerals that will give your skin the nourishment it needs and will leave it feeling soft and smooth.
This 100% all-natural face mask is all you need to get glowing mermaid skin. This jar of clay cleanses your skin deeply to get rid of dirt and oil. It is also infused with organic matcha tea, which is known for treating inflammations. Add this to your beauty regimen to maintain a healthy, youthful glow. This may also serve as a gift for your girlfriends who love mermaids!
Want to have mermaid hair but don’t want to deal with dyeing? This is the solution that you need. These two bottles of spray-in hair color will leave you with amazing mermaid hair in two colors: Aqua Marine and Amethyst Waves. To add more sparkle to your hair, the set also comes with a pack of glitter. This hair duo is perfect for parties and special events!
Everyone knows that mermaids love glitter! Use this body glitter to enhance your look. Apply it on your body or face to add sparkle to your outfit during raves, parties, and other special events. Each container is filled with a combination of white and blue hexagons, and mylar flakes. The glitters are available in 5 ml. pots or 22.5 ml. jars, depending on how much glitter you want!
SUPPLIES AND ARTS & CRAFTS
Duct tape can fix a lot of problems, but isn’t it better if it had a better design? You will definitely be excited patching up stuff with this duct tape from Duck Tape with a mermaid scale design. This roll of duct tape is approximately 9 meters long and adheres to most surfaces including metal, laminate, leather, plastic, vinyl, and wood. Its the perfect gift for a mermaid who’s a fan of DIY!
57. Hardcover Holographic Mermaid Scales Journal
This holographic mermaid scales journal is ideal for home and office use. It measures 6.5 in. by 8.6 in. and has 192 lined pages for plenty of doodles, lists, and notes. The cover is made of the holographic material that shimmers and changes colors depending on the light. This notebook is an ideal gift for officemates, teachers, and students.
Ordinary items aren’t for mermaids, and the same goes with paper clips! This box contains 20 multi-colored paper clips that can be used in many ways. They are ideal for home and office use and also makes wonderful giveaways to students, teachers, and co-workers.
This set of 9 synthetic leather sheets can be used for various arts and crafts projects. They can be used for books, ribbons, headbands, pouches, and many more! The possibilities are endless. Each roll measures 8 in. by 13 in. and the material does not fray when cut. Mermaids who love arts and crafts are sure to appreciate this set.
This aqua ribbon with gold mermaid scales is just what you need for mermaid-themed parties and other events. The ribbon can be used in a variety of ways. Use it to wrap gifts, make hair ribbons, make borders and frames for scrapbooks, or to tie beautiful bouquets of flowers. Each roll is 10 yeards long and the ribbon is 5/8 in. thick.
This mermaid embroidery kit is an ideal gift for those who love craft projects. The kit comes complete with a color guide, stitching guide, thread colors needed, and an embroidery needle. Once done, this can be framed and be used as a wall decor or embroidered to a pillowcase.
Who wants to have a sore neck when traveling long distances? Thanks to this travel pillow, you won’t have to worry about getting your head into a comfy position while sleeping. The pillow is filled with microbeads so it follows the contour of your head. The pillow is also machine washable for easy cleaning. Mermaids who travel a lot are sure to appreciate this stylish and functional pillow.
Travel in style and keep your luggage protected with this luggage cover, which features a mermaid design in aqua. The cover is made of spandex that will snugly fit over your luggage. This is a must-have for traveling mermaids who don’t want dust, scratches, and damage to their suitcase.
64. Mermaid Passport Neck Wallet
Keep your passport and other valuables safe when you travel with this neck wallet. This wallet is RFID safe to prevent electronic skimming of your personal information. It measures 8.5 in. by 6.25 in., which is the perfect size to keep your passport, tickets, money, and your mobile phone. The material is water-resistant, too, so you don’t have to worry about spilled drinks. This is the perfect gift for a traveling mermaid.
Keep all your travel essentials in one place with this carry-all pouch. It features a mermaid tail design, which is perfect for land-dwelling mermaids. The pouch measures 9.5 in. by 6 in. and can keep tubes of lipstick, small bottles of perfume, lip balm, and other small items you need within reach while in transit. The pouch also fits easily in most bags, so you don’t have to worry about digging into your bag to find something you need.
This travel tote is perfect for beach outings. It measures 17 in. by 20 in. and can hold personal belongings and beach essentials such as towels, swimsuits, hats, glasses, and sunblock. This functional bag is also stylish, with the mermaid scales in different colors printed on the outside.
OTHER ITEMS WE LOVE
This beautiful hand mirror is decked with an elaborate mermaid design with seahorses, and mermaid’s tail serves as the mirror’s handle. It is made of high-quality polyresin and painted in bronze, giving it an antique look. The mirror’s diameter is 4 in. and the item is 11.5 in. long. Aside from being a vanity mirror, this piece is also a nice piece of artwork to add to any mermaid collection.
Light up your life and leave your room smelling fragrant with these mermaid candles. These are perfect giveaways for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Each candle is made of soy wax and embellished with gemstones, seashells, and flowers. They come in different scents, too: Mango Tango, Tropical Beach, Pixie Dust, and Peppermint Paradise.
Keep cool while working with this decorative mermaid desk fan. This 7-inch fan is ideal for your home office or just about anywhere in your home where you need more breeze. It comes in two speeds and can serve as a decorative item when not in use.
Who would have thought nail clippers could be this cute? Make sure your nails are always trimmed with this set of two nail clippers. Each nail clipper has a mermaid tail design. Use the big one for pedicures and the small one for manicures. Anyone who loves using nail polish will definitely appreciate this.
Keep your trinkets and jewelry in one place with this bronze mermaid treasure box. The box measures 4.25 in. by 5.25 in. by 3 in. It can hold rings, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and other small items. It also makes a beautiful decorative piece that you can place on your mantle, table, or shelf. Mermaid fans are sure to appreciate this piece of art.
Bookworms are sure to love this mermaid bookmark. The bookmark is made of copper, which makes it sturdier and stronger than other bookmarks. The mermaid measures 4.7 in. long and comes with a string of beads attached to its tail. This item is ideal for giveaways to friends who love books or to members of book clubs.
Feed your fascination of mermaids with this book by Skye Alexander. Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore explores the beginnings of mermaids and the different stories associated with them. The book contains illustrations as well, which will make reading more enjoyable. Book lovers and serious mermaid fans are sure to love this.
Caroline Turgeon’s The Mermaid Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all things mermaid. The book is divided into different sections that discuss Fashion and Beauty; Food, Entertaining, and Stories; Arts and Culture; and Real Mermaids and Where to Find Them. Learn more about these beautiful creatures with the help of this handbook.
This is a new edition of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Charles Santore. The classic tale was published in 1837 and tells the story of a mermaid princess who longs to experience life on land. This book is a must-have for mermaid lovers, young and old.