Our favourite stores – spotlight on Happy Little Hippos


This little corner of cyberspace is a bustling virtual store, shelves heaving with pretty much everything parents and children need. If you’re a soon-to-be parent or have children in the family, you’re going to want to bookmark this store to return to each and every birthday, special occasion and when you simply want to spoil someone.

Happy Little Hippos is one of those online stores where you can literally lose hours browsing. Such beautiful, clever and unique stock that is sure to pique the interest of any child, it’s the perfect place to shop for gifts or kit out a nursery. Each product is carefully selected, and there are many that hail from across the globe.


Happy Little Hippos focuses largely on toys which revolve around interactive, educational and innovative play. And the fact that many of the toys are simply beautiful is a bonus. This fantastic store has been slowly amassing a huge range since it first began trading in 2007. There are literally hundreds of items to choose from, and there’s always something new just around the corner.



I do love an online store with distinct categories that make for ease of shopping, and Happy Little Hippo doesn’t disappoint. You can shop by brand, toys, clothes, accessories, room, wall decor, bedtime, books, mums and gifts. And some of our most coveted brands are available, including Le Toy Van, Tiger Tribe, KalimbaStudio Skinky and Petit Collage.



While the range is generally aimed at children from newborn to seven years old, it’s always growing. The toys that can be found at Happy Little Hippo have been selected for their individuality, and longevity. Many of the beautiful wares will no doubt become heirloom pieces that can be passed down through generations. And for mums there’s a great selection of essentials, including nursing pillows.


So if you’re keen to do some unique gift shopping from the comfort of home, make a cuppa and start browsing Happy Little Hippos.


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