Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide


The Bowfish Holiday Gift Guide is here! From sustainable presents to mermaid gifts, we have everything your little one might be yearning for this holiday season. Read on for our favorite picks from the online store and get your holiday shopping done ahead of time this year. Our gift guide is here to make the season of gift-giving a breeze for you!

Sustainable Gifts

If you are familiar with Bowfish Kids, you know that sustainability is our passion and what we are always striving to improve upon. Most of the brands we carry uphold eco-friendly practices, such as manufacturing with the use of recycled materials, reducing water usage throughout the production process, and using natural dyeing solutions. Many of them have also switched from single-use plastic packaging to recycled options.

So…what are some of these brands? We are so glad you asked! The sustainable brands we are loving this holiday season include Kinderfeets and Eeboo.

First up—Kinderfeets! Kinderfeets has a Neverlands origin and was inspired by traditional Dutch bikes. The brand mostly sells bikes made from bamboo, as well as other sustainable woods. These beautiful bikes are made from bamboo because the textile is self-regenerative, grows fast, and does not require any toxic chemicals for growth. A bonus is that the bamboo will not rust from salt air! Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Kinderfeets Balance Bike

Their traditional Balance Bike is certainly a favorite of ours. It is BPA-free and best suited for children two years and up.

Does your little one have a bike already? Check out their wonderful invention, the  Kinderboard!

Another great brand for sustainable gifts is Eeboo. They offer an array of games ranging from Go Fish to conversation cards, and everything in between. Their spin on classic games is what we especially love about them.

Eeboo Otters at Play Puzzle

A favorite of ours is the Otters at Play Puzzle. The puzzle includes 64 pieces and—once put together—exhibits happy otters playing in a clear body of water with other sea life. Who doesn’t love happy otters? The best part about this puzzle is that it is made of recycled board and features colors from vegetable-based inks.

Be sure to check out all our sustainable products here.

Mermaid Presents

Do you know a little one that would absolutely adore just about anything mermaid? We have the perfect gifts for them! Just as we specialize in sustainability, we specialize in all things mermaid. From accessories to tails, our selection of mermaid-themed products is not to be missed.

One of the sea-themed accessories that we love is the Pink Mermaid Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Mermaid Tales Jewelry. While the gorgeous bracelet comes in purple, blue, and pearl, our personal favorite is the hot pink, pictured below. 

Pink Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Mermaid Tales Jewelry

It features pink beads, a single Swarovski crystal bead, and a silver mermaid charm. Too cute!

Pink Mermaid Hair Don't Care Hat from Grom Squad

Is she more of a hat person? Do not worry—we have the hat for her! The Pink Mermaid Hair Don’t Care Hat from Grom Squad serves as the best protection from the sun. It comes in a trucker style and features the words, “Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care.” Sizing for the hat ranges all the way from six months to adult, so this is the best gift for mermaid-lovers of all ages. Check out the blue version of this hat here... and maybe even get matching ones? Black is also available and pairs perfectly with any casual outfit.

Blue Mermaid Tail by Fin Fun Mermaid

We saved the best mermaid gift for last! Does she wish to be a real-life mermaid dearly? Fin Fun Mermaid makes all her aquatic dreams come true with their Mermaid Tails! They come in blue, pink, and purple, and feature an allover scale pattern. Your little one can wear the tail as-is, or… you can purchase the Mono Fin! The Mono Fin can be inserted into tails, allowing her to swim like a real-life mermaid, but it can also be used without a tail.

Shop all mermaid gifts here.

OCNJ-themed Gifts

Show some OCNJ pride this holiday season with some of our favorite local gifts!

OCNJ Bracelet from Little Words Project

First up—this pretty bracelet from one of our favorite accessories’ brands, Little Words Project. Little Words Project is on a mission to spread kindness and connection through their products. We appreciate their values and adore their bracelets. This bracelet of theirs is our favorite. The beads read, “I love OCNJ,” and the colors make it easy to wear on a day-to-day basis. Sizes range from XS-L, so you can grab one for a friend, your little one, and of course… yourself!

 Maritime Tribes OCNJ Blanket

Snuggle down with this cozy blanket from Maritime Tribes! It is 34” by 38” and features a custom map of our beautiful Ocean City! Drape it over your little one’s bed or put it in the family room, which is ideal for grabbing during movie nights.

Check out the rest of our OCNJ offerings here.

Bowfish Studios

Give the gift of a memorable experience! At Bowfish Studios, we specialize in creating fun, exciting environments where children’s imaginations can run wild. We offer everything from mermaid makeovers to full-on birthday parties. In our salon, we also offer hair braids, extension braids, and silk tinsel… perfect for the holidays!

Bowfish Studios Experience

A Bowfish Studios makeover is a unique holiday present that not only gets your little one out of the house this winter, but it offers them a setting in which they can engage in pretend play. In addition to mermaid makeovers, we also offer unicorn, fairy, shark, and dragon makeovers (we can’t forget about the boys, can we?). While sharks and dragons cost just $35 per child, we have Style Packages and Dress Up Packages for all other makeovers. Each session ranges from 15-45 minutes depending on the package you select…just enough time to get your little one all dolled up!

Click here for more information on makeovers at Bowfish Studios!

Let the stress of the holiday shopping fall to the wayside now that you have the Bowfish Holiday Gift Guide! Which holiday-themed gifts will you be picking up for the little ones? Will you be investing in sustainable presents this season, or giving the gift of a memorable experience with Bowfish Studios? Let us know in the comments!