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baos on Dec 23, 20205 out of 5 stars
Adorable & beautifully handmade with great care. Packaging is perfectly lovely, as well. Many thanks!
baos on Nov 24, 20205 out of 5 stars
Adorable item and exquisitely wrapped and shipped - many thanks!
Mary on May 15, 20205 out of 5 stars
This bunny is perfect for my new puppy! Sewn eyes and very well stitched! I love it!
Callie on Apr 16, 20205 out of 5 stars
Oh my goodness, the items I got were extremely precious, high quality toys! They are so cute and the kids were overjoyed with them. It came in a really nice homemade bag and because I had told the shop owner that it was meant to be an Easter present, it was wrapped and the package was covered with Easter stickers! This artist went above and beyond to make me satisfied with my purchase and I could not be happier!
Victoria on Dec 16, 20175 out of 5 stars
I am so glad that I found this cuddly monster and the shop owner was very helpful since I'm in the States and wanted to have it sent to my brother in Germany. They love the gift. Thank you!
missannik on Sep 2, 20175 out of 5 stars
Came across Gus and Ollie on Instagram and instantly knew that I would find something that would be perfect for my friends' new baby. Searched through their store and fell in love with Cormac. Mainly because he is utterly adorable but also because his name is Irish and it was fitting for this occasion. It felt like it was "meant to be." When he arrived, I was really impressed with the care and attention to detail. The soft toy was well made and looked durable, but was also really well presented in it's own little bag. It's something that you just don't get from buying a gift in a major department store. Best of all, my friends really loved the gift! I highly recommend Gus and Ollie and would purchase from them again.
Jessica on Nov 23, 20155 out of 5 stars
He is adorable. So soft and cuddly. The packaging is really well done and he arrived very quickly. My niece will love him! Thank you.
sineadmclaughlin1 on Nov 19, 20155 out of 5 stars
This is the second time I've ordered from Gus and Ollie, and both times the service, professionalism and care have been 100%. The sock monkeys are beautiful; you can tell they're made with love! The families who recieved these wonderful creations are delighted with them. (Perhaps they're the reason I've been selected as Godmother??!! :-) ) Jessica answered all my questions and sent me photos of the monkey before he went on his way; Oh, what I would've given to be the recipient of that beautiful package! Thanks again Jessica! I'm waiting for the next baby news so I can order again!
Fine art in Melbourne to monkey-making in Germany!
All things handmade have always been close to my heart. I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, culminating in graduating from Art School. Having a studio has always felt like Home.
After meeting my husband and moving from Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg, Germany together, I found myself in the unique position of being able to work on my art full time. This is how Gus & Ollie was born.
Sock Monkeys have been around since the early 20th Century, originally made from old socks for children of families who didn't have the means to buy toys. I have worked hard to create multiple original designs, with craftsmanship that has been perfected to be safe, robust and above all adorable & unique. No two are the same. No two are named the same.
Complete with much experimentation, frustration and triumph along the way, creating these toys are a labour of love.
Follow me on Instagram @gusandollie.
Owner, Creator, Photographer
Hi there! I'm Jess, a creative Aussie gal living in Hamburg, Germany. I design & create one-of-a-kind toys for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Each day in the Gus & Ollie studio is different, which is why I love my job. Thanks for stopping by!
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Terms & Conditions and Right of Withdrawal
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
Absolutely!! Simply let me know if you'd like your order wrapped as a gift. I can also enclose a personalise card with you order.
Most things are machine washable on a gentle cycle. Line dry in shade. But please check individual listings for details - or write to me :)
Custom and personalised orders
Don't see anything you love? Simply write to me your preferences and I will be happy to send you sock options matching your request. I will then make a custom listing for you in my shop to purchase. Custom orders can be shipped within 3-5 days of payment.
Please email me, if you would like to stock my toys and other products in your shop.