Whimsical Mermaid Gifts for Kids
We love the idea of matching mermaid toys and mermaid books as a common theme for birthday party and holiday gifts. Reading stories about these mystical creatures will stir the imagination of young children. They will love cuddling up with these soft dolls during quiet story time and engage in hours of imaginary play afterwards. For older kids, mermaid-themed room decor, jewelry, and accessories are always fun items to pair with good books.
Her name is Layla. She's a plush mermaid with beautiful shimmery stars and sparkly fins to take her on deep sea adventures. Durably made with both soft and smooth fabric texture.
When the lid opens, the adorable mermaid spins and music plays. This dainty, colorful box is sturdily constructed and is the perfect place to keep mermaid jewelry safe and sound.
A beautiful little mermaid necklace, also available with purple and pink stones. Top off a gift of mermaid books with this darling piece of jewelry for a special girl's birthday or holiday.
These darling mermaid earrings will brighten the day of any little girl who loves these magical creatures. Add a necklace, a jewelry box, and a mermaid picture book to create a thoughtful gift for a very special child.
A jewel-toned super soft mermaid plush doll just right for toddlers. She's 12 inches tall and made well enough to withstand lots of tender loving care.
An incredibly soft mermaid blanket in a rainbow hombre color scheme. Perfect for snuggling up with some good mermaid books and settling in for sweet dreams under the sea.
An adorable five-piece mermaid set by Baby GUND. Each of the accessories make a fun sound- squeaking, rattling, and crinkling- perfect for babies and toddlers.
Bring a mermaid party to life with this party kid that has it all! Balloons, party hats, tabletop decor and other festive items included.
This adorable mermaid pillow will add a cozy touch to a child's bedroom. She's soft and snuggly, and ready to cuddle up for a night of sweet mermaid dreams.
A treasure trove of mermaid gifts tucked safely inside this colorful chest. This fun gift for children who love mermaids includes a plush toy, mermaid-themed activities, and other delightful trinkets.
Children will love satisfying their thirst using this adorable mermaid water bottle. It's 23 oz and BPA free. For a cute gift idea, fill it with some colorful candy and a book about mermaids!
This sprinklefetti is a must-have when planning a party for your little mermaid lover. Add these whimsical treats to the top of frosted cupcakes, cookies or birthday cakes. Not only do they look adorable, they taste delicious!
With long brown hair and a shimmery tail, this sweet mermaid stands 18 inches tall. Her name is Alani and her bottom half is weighted so she can be manipulated into a seated position. Perfect for playtime and pretty enough for bedroom decor.
More than 30 sturdy wooden magnetic pieces will provide hours of playtime. Kids will love mixing and matching all the clothing and accessories as they play dress up with this famous mermaid.
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Mesmerizing Facts About Mermaids
Mermaids are beautiful, mystical beings who have captured the imaginations of children and adults alike. One half-marine animal, mermaids live an intriguing life under the sea in perfect harmony with deep sea creatures. The other half-human, mermaids are always females who capture the hearts of men and embrace women with their maternal instincts. Their mysterious and magical nature is the main reason why mermaids are popular characters in movies and books.
- No one is really certain about how the myth of mermaids originated. One theory is that they were figments of the imagination of sailors who spent months at sea. They were likely delirious from their lengthy time on the water and perhaps mistook manatees for women with tails, or mermaids.
- Sirens are similar to mermaids because they are both half-human, half-fish. Sirens, however, are considered to be evil predators with sharp teeth. They have a reputation for luring sailors to their death and even eating humans. Furthermore, a mermaid spotting at sea was a sign that the voyage was headed for trouble.
- Not only are mermaids beautiful, they have four impressive superpowers. They are immortality, hypnosis, telepathy, and the ability to see the future.
- The gemstone aquamarine is said to be created by mermaid tears. Sailors believed this precious ocean gemstone protected them when at sea.
- The tail is unique to every single mermaid. The color pattern is said to reflect her personality. Also, it changes color based on her mood in the moment.
- If your children love mermaids, then there are lots of television shows and movies to keep them entertained for hours. Some favorite mermaid TV shows include: H2O, Mako Mermaids, Life as a Mermaid, and Siren. Good mermaid movies include: Aquamarine, Splash, Scales: Mermaids are Real, The Mermaid, and The Little Mermaid.
- The most famous mermaid in fiction appeared in the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. In 1836, he published a story about a mermaid who traded her voice for human legs. She desired the love of a prince along with an immortal soul. The original fairytale did not have a happy ending. But when Walt Disney released a movie in 1989 under the same name, the story ends with a satisfying "happily ever after".
- Mermaids are known for producing the most mesmerizing music. Their voices, albeit beautiful, are sometimes considered dangerous and associated with luring sailors to their death.
- The most famous mermaid hoax was perpetuated by P.T. Barnum in the 1800s. Named the Feejee Mermaid, this creature was a grotesque half-ape, half-fish combination that did not resemble a beautiful aquamarine being. A fake naturalist was hired to support the authenticity of this fabricated mermaid.
- A beautiful statue was built in Copenhagen, Denmark based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. She is only about 49 inches high but ways a whopping 365 pounds. She is made of cast bronze and her pedestal is carved out of granite.