The Best Mermaid Dolls To Buy For Sea-Sational Fun

The Best Mermaid Dolls That’ll Make A Huge Splash With Your Kids

October 30, 2021 Updated October 28, 2021

Girl playing with her Barbie Dreamtopia Sparkle Lights Mermaid Doll

It makes sense as to why kids want the best mermaid dolls, figurines, and accessories — since, mermaids are just really cool. Who hasn’t at one point yearned for perfect hair and a shimmering tail? But, enough with The Little Mermaid references — the point is, mermaids have been popular for decades. And, there’s a good chance that the popularity will never die. (After all, the original film came out all the way back in 1989. And if you’re keeping track, the live-action version will be out sometime soonish.) If your kiddo loves all things under the sea, they’re going to flip for these super-cute mermaid toys.

The good news is, the everlasting popularity means that there are plenty of mermaid toys out there — even ones not directly tied to Disney. The best dolls have long hair, possibly with multiple colors. And, they may have a few good accessories to make sea life even easier. There are also a few dolls that happen to do well in water, which is great if your child wants to take them adventures while in the tub.

Here are some of the coolest dolls you can buy online that’ll let your child’s imagination soar. Because, Sebastian the crab got one thing right — living under the sea takes fun to completely new levels.

Best Mermaid Dolls

Bright Fairy Friends BFF Mermaid Doll

If your child loves fairies and mermaids, then this mermaid doll is the perfect choice. It comes housed in a magical fairy lantern and you have to open it up to reveal which of the 12 mermaid dolls you get — each one has their own unique style and set of accessories. Batteries are included for the twinkling lantern too.

$11.81 AT AMAZON

Bloopies Mermaid Doll

This cute mermaid doll from Bloopies is a great choice for the bathtub. She has a bedazzled mermaid tail that turns color in warm water, an endless delight for your little mermaid lover. The doll also comes with a sea friend squirter for even more fun.


Na Na Na Surprise 2-in-1 Fashion Doll and Sparkly Sequined Purse

If your little kids like LOL Surprise dolls, then they’ll likely dig this set. This is perfect if your child is into unboxing videos, as part of the appeal is in the packaging. But, the doll inside is pretty great, especially since she’s pleasantly scented.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Disney Princess Ariel Doll Sing & Sparkle

Based on those well-placed references to The Little Mermaid above, surely you knew that at least one Ariel product would be featured here. Ariel is the ultimate mermaid, and early proof that redheads are pretty darn cool. And who knows The Little Mermaid better than Disney? Not only can this doll sing, but she also can be played with in and out of water, and her tail lights up to boot.  Three AAA batteries are included so the fun can start from the moment your little one gets their hands on this highly rated doll. The toy boasts an impressive 4.7 star rating on Amazon.

$24.89 AT AMAZON

Disney Ariel Animators' Collection Mini Doll Play Set

Another great Disney pick, this Ariel play set comes with the sea princess, plus some of her favorite friends like Sebastian and Flounder. The set also includes a seahorse and a wardrobe change for some dress-up fun.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Baby Alive Shimmer N Splash Mermaid

Baby Alive will always be a popular brand that parents love. And, that’s probably because they’ve been around for quite some time. The first Baby Alive debuted in 1973, and then Hasbro released versions in 2006. But, enough about doll history — let’s get into the doll. This Mermaid Baby Alive transforms into a mermaid, meaning that there are multiple ways to play. Plenty of Amazon customers have said this doll is also a hit at bath time.

$47.42 AT AMAZON

Barbie Mermaid Dolls

Barbie Dreamtopia Mermaid Playground Playset With Chelsea Mermaid Doll

When there’s a call for dolls, of course at least one Barbie product is going to make the list. This Chelsea doll has gorgeous hair and is recommended for kids ages three to seven to play with. (But really, there’s no limit with Barbie.)  You also get a magical sand castle and tea party set to set the scene for hours and hours of make-believe fun.

$17.89 AT AMAZON

Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid Doll

Now that you’ve seen what Barbie mermaids are capable of, time to unleash even more cool mermaid dolls that your child will adore. This particular Barbie is special for plenty of reasons. For one, she has a tiara. She also changes colors, which will never get old. This mermaid Barbie also has pretty stellar ratings on Amazon, meaning that she’s a hit with the young crowd. According to Amazon Reviewer Regan, it’s “probably the best Barbie we’ve ever picked up.” You can’t get a better review than that.

$15.99 AT AMAZON

Barbie Dreamtopia Sparkle Lights Mermaid

Each and every one of these Dreamtopia mermaids would make a great gift for any creative child. But, this one is especially pretty, with pink hair streaks. This Barbie can “swim” by pushing a button, and also offers a light show fit for a mermaid.

$15.61 AT AMAZON

Monster High Mermaid Dolls

Monster High Monster Exchange Program Lagoona Blue Doll

Are there any mermaids in Monster High? Well, yes and no. Lagoona Blue may be the closest, and she’s the daughter of a sea monster. Nevertheless, if your child likes “the mermaid from Monster High,” there’s a good chance this is the character being referenced. “This is a very pretty Lagoona Blue! I had never really wanted this particular MH doll until I saw this one,” admitted Amazon Reviewer Tesha. “What makes this one stand out so much more than the other Lagoonas is her extra curly hair.”

$64.96 AT AMAZON

Best Mermaid Plush Dolls

Linzy Toys, 18'' Alani Mermaid Soft Plush

With plenty of shimmer and sparkle, this Alani doll from Linzy Toys would be a wonderful addition to your child’s collection of plushies. This doll is 18 inches tall and has the potential of lasting a lifetime. “Very cute doll, very well made, especially for the price,” says Amazon reviewer Tristen. “Will last for years and probably end up on a special shelf for many more years to come.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

GUND My First Mermaid Adventure Stuffed Plush Playset

GUND is known for making quality stuffed animals and this baby-approved, five-piece set — that comes in the cutest  themes — is no exception. The mermaid set featured here includes a shell carrying case that you can use to tote around the other components: a mermaid rattle, a seahorse crinkle, a starfish squeak toy, and a dolphin sound toy. Designed for babies ages 0 and up, this is one toy set that is sure to be a favorite with your little one right from the get-go.

$21.71 AT AMAZON

Five Enchanted Mermaids Plush Mermaid Doll & Mermaid Book

This mermaid plush doll is cute in its own right (that fan, that flower!), but the fact that it comes with a corresponding book makes it a total winner. Your little one will love reading about mermaid Sofia, then taking the play beyond the page.

$39.98 AT AMAZON

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