Seahorses conjure images in my mind of riding on the back of one through a magical mermaid kingdom, seeing King Triton looking fierce with trident in hand, as if daring anyone to disrupt his domain. A few years back, I actually got to feel like a mermaid when I went on a scallop dive. Once I got used to being underwater, it felt like I had always been an inhabitant of the sea. I enjoyed swimming among the sea creatures: rays, schools of fish, and all those creatures that like to hang out among the sea grass like seahorses and scallops.
Do you know someone who dreams of this underwater paradise? Imagine how grateful they will be, when you give them one of these amazing seahorse gifts to stimulate their imagination.
1. Snorkeling Trip
Fun gifts for seahorse lovers
Seahorses are found in sheltered areas in seagrass beds, coral reefs, and mangroves. They live in shallow tropical and temperate saltwater areas, making Florida a great place to seek these creatures. With 1350 miles of coastline and warm weather most of the year, a trip here for snorkeling is a seahorse lover’s dream. Even if they don’t find any seahorses, they will have an amazing time swimming along with all of the sea creatures that live here.
Once you decide on a snorkeling trip, you will need to choose a place to stay. You can even get them seahorse luggage tags so they can easily find their luggage at the airport.
Help keep the waters safe for future generations of seahorse lovers and snorkelers, with a 4 oceans bracelet. Each bracelet is made from recycled materials and funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the waterways.
2. Seahorse Beach Bag
Seahorse themed gifts for the beach
Have them ready to hit the beach with a seahorse beach bag. You can stock it with sunscreen and an extra pair of sunglasses. Then include a seahorse tumbler so they can stay hydrated during their day at the beach. They will have so much fun finding these extra surprises in the bag.
Make sure to give them some seahorse beach towels. For a child, get one customized with their name. This way it won’t get confused with others at pool parties or swim lessons. For fun at the beach, give them the gift of fun with beach toys full of seahorses and friends to build sandcastles with. They can even use the buckets for collecting seashells.
3. Saltwater Starter Aquarium
This is a gift for someone responsible and who has expressed interest in having saltwater creatures as pets. While I don’t think it is usually a good idea to give someone a pet, getting them set up with supplies they will need for the pet is different. Pet supplies can be expensive, so they will appreciate getting some as a gift.
Of course, after choosing a starter kit, you can pick out some cool underwater decor for the seahorses to hide in. Then get them a guidebook so they know how to care for their saltwater habitat. I recommend letting them get their own seahorses, once the tank is set up and they have read about how to care for the environment.
4. Jigsaw Puzzle
Seahorse gifts for kids
Puzzles are a fun activity for the whole family that promotes critical thinking and spatial reasoning.
If you are looking for a gift for a child who likes dolls, a mermaid princess doll with a seahorse will be a fun choice. These can be used in the pool or bath for hours of seaside fun. Books about seahorses will instill a love of these interesting sea creatures while teaching them to care for the environment. Get a seahorse plush toy for them to cuddle with while they listen to the stories.
5. Seahorse Wine Stopper
Seahorse gift ideas for adults
Every host or hostess likes receiving a nice bottle of wine from guests. Make it extra special by including a seahorse wine stopper. This will make it a memorable gift, since they will still have the stopper long after the wine is gone.
For a birthday gift, include some fancy wine glasses. If you are getting stemmed wine glasses, you can also give some sea creature wine charms. These make great stocking stuffers. As a stocking stuffer for beer drinkers, surprise them with a seahorse bottle opener.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other animals too!
6. Seahorse Jewelry
Seahorse gifts for her
Whether pendant, earrings, ring, or brooch, these are unique seahorse gifts that she will adore.
Hide the jewelry in an ornamental seahorse trinket box. I didn’t realize some of these were trinket boxes at first. They were so ornate that I didn’t initially see where they opened.
For the girl getting her driver’s license or a new car, get a decorative seahorse keychain.
For younger girls, you can get some cute clips to adorn their hair with seahorses.
7. Seahorse Tie
Seahorse gifts for him
Are you looking for a seahorse gift for him? A seahorse tie makes a unique choice. Then choose from a wide selection of seahorse cufflinks and tie clips. Each of these makes a great stocking stuffer by itself, or you can put them together to make a seahorse gift set.
8. Decorative Figurine
Novelty seahorse items
These remind me of the fancy colorful glass shoes my grandmother had displayed on a shelf, when I was a kid. I loved sitting there, just staring at them. For some reason they mesmerized me. I feel like these glass seahorses do the same.
For the holidays, get Christmas tree ornaments embellished with seahorses. These are great for anyone with nautical themed holiday decorations, or if you just want to start a new trend for them. Another novelty gift is a serving tray. This will spark some conversations with guests.
9. Cozy Throw Blanket
Seahorse gifts for the home
A cozy throw blanket will have them dreaming of the sea, even on the coldest night. This is great as an extra blanket on the bed, or to cuddle up with on the couch while reading a book. If they are snuggling under the blanket for movie night, a seahorse throw pillow will make a nice spot for their head to rest on.
For the kitchen, get a set of salt and pepper shakers. You can also add in some hand towels to make a gift set. You can never have too many of these. They get stained, or just get worn out. I always have to throw mine in the laundry because they get wet from everyone drying their hands. Novelty home items like these make great gifts that the receiver will love, but probably won’t buy for themselves.
10. Seahorse Socks
Wearable seahorse gifts
You can get these funny socks in women’s or men’s sizes. While socks are a fun gift, they aren’t easily seen so they can get away with wearing them even on formal occasions.
Get a seahorse shirt for folks who want to display their love of seahorses for the world to see. For the kids, you can get adorable seahorse pajamas. Then for rainy days, when their seahorse gear is under wraps, give them a seahorse umbrella to keep them dry.