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Gift shopping for kids can be really tricky which is why Australian mum Lisa came up with her online gift store Little Obsessions. I absolutely love this store and the concept works very well, simply browse by your child’s favourite topic (fairies, cars, dinosaurs, ponies and much more) to find the perfect gift. So who is the clever lady behind this lovely store? Meet Lisa in today’s Sunday Coffee.

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
My ideal Sunday is definitely hanging out with my family and having a bit of a craftanoon. None of us are particularly talented but we all love making a mess!

If the weather is nice we also like to head outside for a bushwalk. The kids love to spot wildlife and there are heaps of kangaroos where we live so we can usually get lucky.

Why did you start Little Obsessions?
The idea for Little Obsessions all started when my eldest boy became completely obsessed with dinosaurs. He was two at the time and he is now 6 years old and is just as obsessed as ever. I had trouble finding dinosaur themed gifts for him and I thought it would be very handy if there was a store where you could go to find gifts to satisfy those little obsessions that kids often have. My middle boy is now obsessed with pirates and my youngest is a big fan of animals.

I like to choose quality products for the store that will last and keep kids busy for long periods of time (or at least long enough to sneak in a cuppa). As a result, we have lots of art and craft inspired gifts as well as puzzles and lots of toys that encourage interaction and creativity such as construction toys and toys that promote pretend play.

What is your favourite Little Obsessions product?
This is such a tough question! I love all the wooden magnetic vehicles and dinosaurs by Edtoy for my boys but I have to admit that I’m dying to try out myself some of the Djeco art sets like the Bright Animals Gouaches painting set.

What can we expect from Little Obsessions in the near future?
More new goodies and more product videos to make choosing the perfect toy online so much easier.

What is your best travel toy tip?
For the younger kiddies Tiger Tribe have a great range of travel friendly toys such as magnetic playbooks. For the older kids the Thinkfun games are great and some can be played by one player which is handy. The Galt Water Magic Paint Books are also one of our most popular products and are very handy for colouring in while on the go. And for my kids, anything involving stickers is a winner!

To find out more Little Obsessions, to browse the range and to order online visit

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