One of the best ways to support local businesses and help local museums thrive is by finding those perfect selections in their gift shops. A unique aspect of the International Mermaid Museum’s gift shop is that those over age 21 can taste and purchase Westport Winery wines and Ocean’s Daughter Distillery spirits while they browse.

life-sized Bigfoot with a bunch of bigfoot gift items including signs, plushies and more
Photo credit: Kim Roberts

Gifts for Mermaid, Pirate, Bigfoot and Unicorn Lovers

The gift shop is not exclusively stocked with mermaid gifts, although there are plenty of those. There are also awesome snacks, from cotton candy to kettle corn to seafood seasoning and Bloody Mary mix with clam juice. 

For those who lean into piracy, there are books, treasure chests and even stuffed parrots. Those with Bigfoot aficionados on their shopping list will find insulated tumblers, kitchen towels, T-shirts, baby Bigfoots, playing cards, books, and a life-sized Sasquatch shopping supervisor. In the world of mythical creatures, unicorns are essential, which is why guests will find unicorn horns and even mericorn dolls.

kettle Corn and Cotton Candy on shelves
Photo credit: Kim Roberts

The museum is dedicated to teaching ocean ecology from seashore to sea floor immersed in mermaid mythology uniting world oceanic cultures. With this in mind, the museum’s gift shop has a strong focus on creatures of the sea with an eclectic choice of plushies that includes narwhals, sawfish, puffins, crabs, whales, sharks, otters, seahorse and even tiny to titanic octopi.

Fanciful Cookware and Clothing Makes Great Gifts

There are plenty of beautiful home goods in store, including urchin teapots, octopus salt and pepper shakers, funny kitchen towels, mermaid wine glasses, ocean-themed mugs, mermaid cookie cutters, and hot or cold insulated tumblers. Plus, there is a plethora of affordable and beautiful jewelry for all ages.

Mermaid Apparel and Ocean's Daughter Distillery Spirits
Photo credit: Kim Roberts

At the heart of the experience, there are of course, mermaids galore. There are over 60 different mermaid dolls, dozens of mermaid tails – with matching bikinis 40% off with a tail purchase –  books about mermaids, stickers, magnets, totes, puzzles, and tons of mermaid kites, also at a 40% discount.

As the holiday season approaches, the museum features artistic copper and brass ornaments that will be lasting treasures on any tree.

International Mermaid Museum Offers Gift Wrapping, Gift Cards and More

In our efforts to make the shopping experience pleasant, the International Mermaid Museum offers free gift-wrapping daily year-round.

mermaid-theme cookie cutters
Photo credit: Kim Roberts

Visitors are encouraged to purchase gift cards and museum memberships, which are easy to mail.

Perhaps the most lasting gift, though, is the donation of a commemorative brick, block or bench to the Mermaid Museum Plaza in the name of someone special. These are available exclusively on the Mermaid Museum website.

The gift shop of the International Mermaid Museum at Westport Winery Garden Resort is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum does not have an online gift shop. For questions, you can call the museum at 360.743.7835. For more information on the museum, go to the International Mermaid Museum website. You can also see daily information from the museum on Facebook and Instagram.