Disclosure: I received this in exchange for my honest opinion.
If Christmas was a sport, the SunTail Mermaid Tail/Monofin is exactly how you win! This will be one of the gifts that they talk about until summer and bug you to let them use before then. As a matter of fact be ready for the requests to go to the gym to the heated pool with you, just so they can try it out. This gift will be one you find them in the bathtub in Christmas night, just trying it out. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to review one this year and I have to say wow! From the Tail cover which is well sewn and absolutely beautiful to the actual monofin which is built for heavy use I can not imagine a way to convert my little "fish" to a mermaid.
Our daughter Lily absolutely loves to swim, in the summer months it's pretty close to impossible to get her to go a day without asking to swim. Also at 8 years old she still has a bit of the magic in her imagination and I can only imagine the stories I will hear about all the "under the sea" adventures she will have in her Tail. It was genuninely hard on the site to select which one to pick for her as they offer so many colors all of which are so different. They also offer Sharkfins for your little sharks as well and if they are anything like the mermaid tails in terms of quality you will not be disappointed. The Monofin that comes with the mermaid tail is built sturdy, it will help them move through the water with ease as well as really kick those glutes into work.
Above you can see we ordered the Blue Lagoon since Lily is moving past the pink stage, but there were so many beautiful patterns that you can definitely pick what fits your little mermaid's personality. Above you can see the coloration. It is elastic-y like a bathing suit would be and the hard plastic monofin goes under the suit. It's really genius so then it goes over the bathing suit for easy removal. I selected up one size because it's winter and who knows what she will be wearing by summer, we are in a major growth period and it's stretchy so we should be able to get through a couple of summers with this one. Overall I would say the quality on this monofin/mermaid tail is spectacular and it's a must for your little mermaid this Christmas!
Check them out on www.SuntailMermaid.com and make sure to use the coupon code BestGiftEver at checkout for 10% off your order!