2017 MI OLA Gift Guide

It’s Holiday time.  Are you stumped on what to get your active mermaid?  (Or what to put on your own list?)  Our amazing brand ambassadors gave us their best-of-the-best gifts, perfect for the mermaid in your life – even if it’s you!

For a little extra Holiday Cheer, check out this video by Sports Illustrated – Christmas Spectacular featuring Rose Bertram

MI OLA’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Mermaids that #GetOutThere

Dear Santa,

All we want for Christmas is…

Gifts under $50

The most amazing organic tinted sunscreen by Veridatta –  nourishes the skin, looks AMAZING on, and different options of tints for different skin tones!



A shark fin necklace/bracelet from Cape Clasp.  It’s made in USA and supports the Bimini Shark Lab!



Want to visit the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead? Check out Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018!



Got too much sun? Try Solar Recover’s fine mist made of all natural ingredients and oils that rehydrate your skin. It’s pretty handy for sunburn and to help prevent peeling.

solar recover


Wave of the Day print from one of our favorite mermaids, Goldfish Kiss or a Wanderlust Print from MI OLA team rider Kristen, Samba to the Sea.




A great pair of socks for all your winter activities from Darn Tough.  Darn Tough are soft durable and extra comfortable to keep your feet warm in the cold months.  The best thing is you only have to buy a few pairs and they will replace them if they wear out since they come with a lifetime guarantee. They are also made in the US!!!




Gifts under $200

DoTERRA is an essential oil company that sources the highest quality essential oils from all over the world.  Brand ambassador Ellen loves essential oils for everything from sleep to skin care to house cleaning, but she is obsessed with the deep blue line that comes in the Athlete’s Kit for post surf and paddle muscle soreness after long days on the water.



How about a fun handboard for bodysurfing with a GoPro attachment by Slyde? This fun bubblegum pink handboard rides like a bat outta hell!



Get the most authentic mermaiding experience with a pair of mermaid fins from Mahina. The Mer’fins are regarded as most functional, highest performing & safest Mermaid fin available!



For those who love to paddle, Tilley has designed the ultimate Paddler’s Hat with SPF protection and is guaranteed for life!


Zen out on your yoga mat with a dreamy aerial beach print from Yoga Everywhere. This mat is biodegradable, recyclable and easily washable, featuring an absorbent microsuede layer on top of a 100% natural tree rubber base.


If you use your GoPro all the time,  having a remote control will add another dimension to the way you can use the camera and the pictures you can create!



Oiselle Flyout Jacket, giving you the best performance, comfort, and makes you still look “fly” while you are on the run!  Getting outdoors to exercise is tough when the temperatures are sub zero and the daylight is short.  When running, I find my extremities get cold and my core gets too hot.  The full zip allows me to layer but still let out some heat when my core gets too hot.



Our Dream Wish List

For the big splurge, what could be better than the gift of a retreat???  Join brand ambassador Jessica in Tulum, Mexico February 3-9, 2018, Ithaca, Greece June 2-9, 2018, or Montauk, NY June 13-15, 2018.


A week’s stay at Sal Salis in Western Australia, snorkeling with whale sharks and taking in the beauty of the Nigaloo Reef.


Need an awesome camera that can keep up with you in all conditions?  Check out the Leica X-U, a waterproof, shockproof, dustproof…done!




So there you have it, Santa!  We’d be happy with any tiny little thing on this list.

Happy Holidays!