Our Story

Image of Lucia and Matt. Owners of Stranger Than Paradise North Melbourne

 As a husband and wife team, when we started out we knew we wanted to offer Melbourne locals and customers across Australia a different toy shop experience. A place that would offer parents, friends and families a range of high quality toys, games and gifts at reasonable prices, in addition to adding a little, fun along the way and a helpful knowledgeable service, that helps customers to find their perfect purchase.


So in 2015 we found a little vacant shop front on Errol st. Victoria. This fast became our whole world as we threw our passion and enthusiasm into creating Stranger than Paradise - our little slice of heaven.


Starting out with a range of small handpicked toys and gifts, our little shop has quickly grown into a true shop of wonders, a place where our customers spend time browsing for that perfect gift for kids and adults alike.


As parents ourselves, we're always on the lookout for something special to offer our customers and our biggest passion is finding amazing items that you can't find anywhere else. Being able to offer unique, enjoyable, interesting and quality toys and gifts that are both fun and educational is so important to us, which is why we quality control everything we sell personally, to ensure that our customers leave happy.


So whether your a local looking to explore what we consider to be one of Melbourne's treasured  toy and gift shops, or if your visiting online, we're confident you'll find something new to play with.

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