Sunday 29 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide: Wicked Uncle

I really struggle when it comes to buying gifts for children, especially when I have never experienced a child of that age. For example, I have a 1 year old girl and 3 year old boy. My boyfriend Chris has two brothers at 5 and 7 years old. I have never had 5 and 7 year old boys so how on earth do I know what they like? Wicked Uncle eliminates this struggle. The name itself shows that it isn't just for parents buying their own children gifts, but family members can choose the perfect gift too.

When you first visit the website you can select the child's gender and age. Tons of suggestions will appear but you can whittle them down if you know a little about the child such as if they are creative or adventurous. Of course, you could just browse everything if you'd like but I love this aspect. I was able to find some items that I previously wouldn't have thought about and it dramatically slashed my present-searching time. The toy selection that they have is just wonderful. There are plenty of unusual gifts which gives them the edge over high street stores.

I searched for my own children's genders and ages and settled on the Wooden Pirate Set for C and a Dress Up Princess doll for E. 

Both of these went down amazingly well when received. The pirate set contains everything for a wannabee pirate; sword, shield, map, dubloons, eye patch - it's fantastic! The quality is unbelievable for the £19.95 price. The doll, E wouldn't stop hugging, talking to and pushing around in her pram. The different textures and things to do on it keep her occupied and having fun.

I did browse through all ages and genders and was really impressed by the selection available. Usually when I shop online I get a little overwhelmed by how much there is out there and I rarely make it through all the pages of gifts. If I am looking for a gift for an outdoorsy 8 year old girl, I am given 12 gift ideas to choose from. It's so simple to quickly have a read through the description, think "yep, that's the one" and bam, present bought. My favourite ever thing about Wicked Uncle is that although you can search by gender, traditional "boy toys" will appear in the girls searches and vice versa. I really dislike when companies and shops try to pigeon hole toys so this is a massive plus in my book. Yes, a 6 year old girl can like discovering geodes too!

Wicked Uncle can gift wrap your items and send a handwritten card directly to recipient if you'd like that option, plus you can set up reminders for family members birthdays. You'll never miss one again!

I would definitely recommend Wicked Uncle for anyone strugging with buying a gift for a child this Christmas. The quality is fantastic for such reasonable prices.

(Disclaimer: I received a £40 voucher towards my purchase at Wicked Uncle. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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