A Mermaid’s Christmas Wish List 2016

Last year we had a great response to our wish list so we thought we would do another one for 2016… It is also serves as a massive hint to our husbands!

Day 1 – Stocking Fillers/Gift wrapping

The perfect wrapping paper for any swimmer’s gifts is Nancy Farmer’s.  Beautifully constructed swimmers give the illusion of snowflakes to give us “swimflakes”.  She is also doing caps in various colours in the design.  All can be found on her Etsy shop.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/489924699/not-snowflakes-but-swimflakes-christmas?ref=shop_home_feat_1

I (Manda) already have this lego mermaid key-ring.  It is perfect for finding your keys when they are lost at the bottom of your swimming bag.

https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Mermaid-Key-Chain-851393 or/

http://www.paperchase.co.uk/gifts/little-treats/key-rings-shopper-coins/mermaid-shaped-keyring.html

Snacks boxes for those all important post swimming snacks…aka CAKE

http://www.paperchase.co.uk/mermazing-snack-boxes.html

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Day 2 – Accessories

A bit like superman with his superman gear on underneath his suit, every mermaid should ensure you have these ready for any spontaneous mermaid adventures.

http://www.livingroyal.com/products/mermaid-knee-high-socks

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Bobble hats are essential winter swimming attire, but these Early Bird Swimmers trucker hats make a perfect summer lido companion whatever time of day you are swimming.

http://www.earlybirdswimmers.com/product/bird-trucker-cap-light-blue

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Day 3 – Mugs 

The mug can make or break how good a tea tastes and these are particularly excellent ones to consume a warm beverage from.

http://www.wannacuppa.co.uk/shop

“Coffee makes me swim faster”…obviously.  As do sharks but we don’t want them in our mugs thanks.

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thelittlepicturecompany/product/personalised-coffee-makes-me-swim-faster-mug

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Whether you’ve been there done that or aspiring, this is a great mug for open water swimming fans.

http://www.cafepress.co.uk/mf/25498783/swim-catalina_mugs?productId=143544934

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Day 4 – Lido loving

Lou Taylor has a lovely collection of lido items ranging from jewellery to art to gift cards.

http://www.lou-taylor.co.uk/collections/lido

Help support Tynemouth Outdoor Pool through purchasing some of their merchandise including this lovely tea towel.

http://tynemouthoutdoorpool.tictail.com/product/tea-towel

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The lido in Bristol looks amazing but we haven’t been able to go visit yet, instead we will have to make do with asking for these lush products to use in the Tooting Bec Lido changing room.

http://www.lido-spa.com

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Once again support a community lido by purchasing some of their goods.  Everyone needs more mugs in their life.

http://www.cottoncart.com/products/19676/

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Day 5 – Apparel 

We love this t shirt for the merman in your life from Don’t Feed The Bears.

http://dontfeedthebears.co.uk/p/9164972/brian-queen-of-the-sea-grey-t-shirt.html

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and for us mermaids this Selkie t shirt is a post swim must.

The lovely people at Selkie have given us a discount code.  Use MERM1216 at checkout for 10% off between now and the end of November!  We are very excited to have our very own discount code.

https://www.selkieswim.com/womens/t-shirts/details/30213/mermaid-t-shirt

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For those more formal occasions these gorgeous shorts are in the sale.

http://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Piamita-Bettie-mermaid-print-silk-shorts-1008803

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and just in case there was any doubt

http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/boohoo-fit/bella-fit-mermaids-dont-run-running-vest/invt/dzz70985

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Day 6 – Books

I (Manda) love these wild swimming books.  They are great Christmas presents to inspire some family members/friends to come join you on some swimming adventures.  Currently you can also get 20% off using discount code: H20

http://www.wildthingspublishing.com/

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Oh how we loved Mr Michael Phelps at Rio.  This book includes Rio 2016 so putting it on the Christmas List is a must.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1683580877/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9QKY1GXB0PQVPFQJ2866

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If like us you always want to fit in a lido/pool visit when you travel or dream of a lido version of the pool crawl, then helping to get this book funded is the key.  A guide to all UK open air pools sounds amazing.

https://unbound.com/books/lidoguide

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Day 7 – House and Home

Helen has got some other amazing swimming related pieces but alas they are all sold out so snap these beakers up whilst you can.

http://www.helenbeard.com/product/swimmer-beakers#.WB7c5GqLSUk

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Nancy’s wrapping paper has already featured but we love this calendar as well.  It even includes the beautiful Coniston swim picture she did.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/470241561/swimming-calendar-for-2017-is-it-cold?ref=shop_home_active_17

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There is also SLSC’S Tooting Bec Lido calendar for sale here:

https://www.slsc.org.uk/home/slsc-calendar/

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Maybe more suitable for the smaller mermaids in your life but you can also get this print on a range of other goods including phone cases and LEGGINGS.

https://society6.com/product/young-mermaid_duvet-cover#s6-3031852p38a46v343

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Day 8 – Costumes

There was once a TYR mermaid costume.  It seems to be the thing of urban myths, but alas we have found a replacement.  They do it in different backs and a 2 piece.. go forth and Mermaid.

http://powerwoman.com/product/spy-swimsuit-mermaid-new

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You’ll need these before Christmas so maybe more of a early christmas present to yourself rather than a wish.  Needless to say Katie wouldn’t be caught wearing any of these!! Me (Manda) – totally!

https://www.simplyswim.com/products/DolfinUglies/HappyFeetV2Back.aspx

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We asked Brian to send us a some trunks for the Merman out there.  He sent a rather sensible pair but we know really he wants these for Christmas:

http://www.proswimwear.co.uk/maru-mens-icon-trunks.html

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Day 9 – Jewellery

For the Mermaids:

http://www.betseyjohnson.com/product/BETSEY%20AND%20THE%20SEA%20BAUBLE%20PENDANT/238878.uts?selectedColor=MULTI

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http://www.thomassabo.com/GB/en_GB/pd/charm-pendant–mermaid-/1218.html

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and for those Merman some swimming cufflinks.

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/nicolacrawford/product/personalised-sport-and-hobby-coin-cufflinks

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Yes these are bikes but they do swimming ones just no decent photo! check it out on link above.

Day 10 – Art

If you have been lucky enough to be at Tooting Bec Lido recently you would have seen Rachel Miller’s art work on the hoarding at the deep end.  She has done 2 lovely swimming related illustrations that can be purchased here:

http://www.rachelmillerillustration.com/shop/

and some other bits we like:

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/hannamelin/product/personalised-at-the-beach-print

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https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/281599846/you-say-lido-a4-print-retro-surf?ref=shop_home_active_10

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http://www.priscillawatkinsart.co.uk/News_item_2.html

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http://www.souterandstanley.co.uk/product/the-lido-clifton-bristol-2/

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Day 11 – Equipment

I (Katie) reaaaaaaaaaallllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy want one of these for Christmas but clearly I have not been that good as Santa says my budget this year is only £50 (quietly sob).

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/sports-recreation/running/forerunner-735xt/prod541225.html

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Now we are winter swimmers, we need some serious neoprene to ensure we can carry on.  Swim The Lakes are really friendly and have a great range of goods to suit everyone.  If you aren’t sure what you need then drop them a line.

http://www.swimthelakes.co.uk/product-category/open-water-swimming-shop/thermal-wear/


Day 12 – Holidays

We love a good holiday but Gelato, Pizza, Lasagne, Prosecco and Swimming = perfect Team Mermaids holiday.

http://swimquest.uk.com/italy/

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The next WANT is another swimquest in Norway.  This one sounds absolutely magical if slightly chilly (but its ok as we’ve asked for thermal gloves and booties)

http://swimquest.uk.com/lofoten/

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Merry Christmas from Team Mermaids!

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