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About us

Members of the Lacey Family have run this small business since 1978.

We were very proud to provide authentic souvenirs to Sydney visitors.  We have now evolved into an online store only. We still have tasteful products to evoke images of Australia if you are travelling or need gifts for guests.

We have for many, many years been passionate supporters and promoters of Australian made products, souvenirs and handcrafts. Through our travels, serving visitors and those seeking gifts for overseas, we have seen that our goods are wonderful in quality and design which has confirmed our enthusiasm.  We have been Retail Supporters of the Australian Made Australian Grown (AMAG) campaign since its re-launch in 2012.

We believe in supporting Australian businesses and providing a selection of the best of locally made goods.  

We have a personal relationship with our suppliers, large and small.  We hope to give great service and offer you unique items you will not find elsewhere.



Barry, Shirley and Michael Lacey purchased a tiny 3-year-old Lambswool Trader Pty. Ltd. in The Rocks in late 1978.  

They later added a gallery and gift shop that were also located in the Metcalfe Arcade.  As of 1999, Michael and Aviva Lacey ran the combined business now named Natural Selection Souvenirs under the parent company.  As of 2014 Aviva with the help of the next generation has been in charge.

In early 2017 our lease was not renewed and so we sadly left The Rocks in Sydney to begin the next chapter as an e-commerce business only. 

Our name has changed to Natural Selection Gifts to reflect our range of Australian made gifts featuring native flora and fauna. 




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After that special something?

At Natural Selection we have a range of products available for special order. Please contact us with your enquiry and we will get back to you, or you can call us now on 0437 178 814.