The Best Ariel: The Little Mermaid Gift Ideas For Adults - Perfect Presents For Birthdays or Christmas

Star of the Little Mermaid series of movies and books, Ariel has a strong and loyal following amongst adults who don't won't to live their lives under the sea. In the traditions of other loved characters including Tinkerbell and Cinderella, Disney has catered for adult Ariel fans, with a range of gift items available for any budget. Be it Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, or a wedding present, here are some of the best gift ideas for adults to surprise that special princess in your life on her special day.

Ariel Shower Curtain


The largest collection of terrific gift ideas for the adult Ariel fan fall within the homeware/bathroom category. A variety of coffee cups in various sizes and designs will help show everyone who is the biggest Little Mermaid fan in the home or office. Fitting with Ariel's nautical theme, the bathroom is particularly well catered for, with beautiful bath mats, shower curtains, shower curtain clips and pump bottles for lotions and creams creating the perfect Ariel themed bathing area.

Ariel Bath Mat

Ariel Jewellery

Ariel is featured heavily in jewellery offerings from Disney. Pandora charms of Ariel and her friends Flounder and Sebastian allow any Little Mermaid fan carry a little reminder on their wrist. Ariel is further represented with beautiful charm necklaces and gold or silver earrings. Prices range from $20 to over $1000 depending on quality. Amazon also offers a range of adult women's Ariel watches and contemporary jewellery boxes.

Ariel Charm

Ariel Pyjamas/Sleepwear

Pyjamas make a fantastic present for the adult princess in your life. Although Disney does not have the same broad range of Ariel sleepwear as they make available for children, it shouldn't be too difficult to find several nice pieces to choose from. For ladies in colder climates, Disney markets toasty warm flannel pyjamas, many with additional undershirts for extra warmth. Thinner pyjamas, in both long pant and short varieties are perfect for warmer climates or summer evenings. Recently, Disney has expanded their range of adult women's PJ's to include maternity pyjamas, giving extra support and comfort to the expecting mother. The biggest problem with finding Ariel sleepwear from Disney is that there is no one place to see all of the official merchandise at the same time. The official Disney online store will have a different range to Amazon which will have a different range to your local (and online) Walmart. To see the full range of items available at any time will require spending time looking across all of these sites.

Little Mermaid Art Works

It is one thing that Disney does better than any other company, it is their ability to return to their roots as an animation company and produce amazing art work in support of its major characters and franchises. Ariel, as a beloved princess, is no exception. Artwork ranges from $15 for prints, up to $100 for limited edition prints or non limited edition oil canvases, through to up to $500 for limited edition oil canvases to over $1000 for one-off official oil canvases. There are hundreds of items for sale through the Disney Store, Amazon and Ebay and it is easy to find a nice piece in your desired price range.

Ariel: Little Mermaid Adult Costumes

Although Ariel costumes for children have long been a popular item, Disney until recently has resisted the urge to release princess costumes for adults. The ones that they have released in the last 18 months are not of the greatest quality, being designed to be worn as Halloween or fancy dress parties. For a serious fancy dress party, or to be worn as an evening, prom or even wedding dress it is best to ignore the official Disney adult women's costume and explore the costumes in the Cosplay field. Cosplay is the art of participants donning costumes and accessories to represent a specific character, original popular in Japan but has more recently seen a surge of popularity in the west, especially in the fields of comic book and computer game characters. A variety of manufacturers make high quality and accurate reproductions of Ariel's famous dress, with prices generally ranging from between $60-$150 for an entire outfit. A quick Google search of Ariel Cosplay will give a good indication of the prices and quality of the items that are available from independent suppliers not aligned with Disney.

Automotive Presents

Nothing says "Ultimate Ariel Fan" than Ariel merchandise to transform your gift recipients car from a simple mode of transport to an ornate carriage, fit for a royal princess. For inside the vehicle, there is a wide selection of Ariel and Disney Princess gift ideas including car seat covers, car mats, dashboard protectors, reflective windscreen shades, steering wheel covers, license plate holders and window decals.


Not just the domain of children, an Ariel gift could be the perfect present for a special occasion. With a variety of different gift ideas, including Pandora charms, bathroom accessories, items for the car, artwork and costumes, I trust that one of these ideas will be the perfect surprise for the special princess in your life.

For more birthday or Christmas gift ideas for adults, read The Best Tinkerbell Gifts for Adults and The Best Cinderella Gifts for Adults.