Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
I have finished 95% of mine now which are wrapped and under the tree, there are a few gift vouchers still to purchase however those can be grabbed in Tesco so I’m not panicking just yet.
Of course in typical kid fashion this did happened last week:
After writing their letters to Santa for the past months, shouting ‘Can I have?’ at the TV constantly whenever I forget and watch actual TV (this is the reason we only watch Netflix – no adverts!) and leaving letters dotted around with not so subtle hints of gifts they would both like. Of course Emmy writes Harry’s lists too – not that a Cat, Horse or Motorbike are actually entering this house for Christmas.
With less than a week to go, they have both decided they would also like some games from Santa. I actually have a few nestled under the tree but it was a good excuse to browse the Wicked Uncle website after they got in touch.
I was given a voucher to choose some last minute gifts for the kids and to have a look around the website, and I have to say the choice was really hard.
The website is set out to be extremely easy to navigate, so even if you aren’t sure what you are looking for, or don’t have children yourself you’ll easily find a suitable gift.
While I am not a fan of having pages for boys and girls as toys are toys and children are children, there should be no stereotypes of what should be for boys/girls when it comes to toys in my opinion and I’ve written about this on many occasions – I do like that you can choose items by age ranges and when browsing I selected ‘all’ instead of a sex.
When on the website you will be shown lots of gift ideas for children within your chosen age range, of course some of those gifts will overlap age ranges but it is a good guide to start with. You can also narrow down to the type of gift you would like to look for such as:
- Wicked fun
- Fashion & Style
- Books & Games
- and more
I had an idea of what I was looking for and know what my children love so to make browsing the website fair, I sent the link over to my brother-in-law who doesn’t have children to see if he could pick out a gift for the kids.
He really enjoyed looking for gifts as he is a big kid himself, and in his own words ‘spent too long browsing’ as he ‘liked too many and wanted for himself’. Eventually he sent me a link for something.
I may have sworn at him a few times when I looked for myself, and accused him of hating me – to which he replied ‘Well it is called Wicked Uncle, so well you know…’
As much as I know my kids would love the Mini Hornet, I know my neighbours would hate me forever, as seeing as they take in many of my parcels I wasn’t going to risk upsetting them. The kids ride their bikes or scooters to school often, leaving the house at 8.30am and as this has 25 different sound effects I couldn’t go with his suggestion as it would not only annoy me on the school run but those around us too.
Instead I opted to choose games as they had asked for. I chose one each and then an extra gift for Harry for bath times:
Dinosaur Mystic Islands – £17.95
A fun multi-level logic game in which you place the island pieces so that all the dinosaurs are in the right spot.
This pre-historic puzzle has 80 fun dinosaur challenges to solve, split into 4 levels of difficulty from starter to master. You need to place the islands so that the pieces all fit on the game board, with the dinosaurs in the right place. It’s not as simple as it may sound – you need to use critical logic and thinking skills as meat eating dinosaurs need to be kept separate from the plant eating dinosaurs.
This is a game Harry may need a little help with to start however it is one he will love and he can continue to play for a long time as the skill levels increase.
Suspend – £15.50
This is a game we can play as a family. A game of skill and steady hands.
Suspend is a new games which tests your skill. The set comes with 24 game rods, 4 frame rods, coloured die, wooden base and a wooden connector.
You have to build and stack the rods on the base using different points of balance to throw your opponents off course. A game of steady hands, skill and balance.
Harry has started enjoying watching Paul shave in the mornings and asking to shave too, of course at only 4 years of age he is far too young so this is a perfect gift for him to use while in the bath.
Containing a can of foaming body soap, a hand mirror, shaving brush to help lather up and a rubber faux razor – Harry can use this and pretend to be Daddy, mimicking what he does and acting grown up which he currently enjoys (he loves walking around the house in Daddy’s shoes carrying Daddy’s briefcase and heading ‘off to work’)
I enjoyed having a browse of this website and discovering items I’d not seen before. Ordering was very easy and delivery only took up to 3 working days.
If you are still looking for a last minute Christmas gift Wicked Uncle use Royal Mail tracked 48 so will take 2-3 business days to arrive – you are just in time to grab a last minute gift – take a look at the website for gift ideas www.wickeduncle.co.uk
Disclaimer: I received a voucher in order to purchase these gifts. All thoughts and opinions are my own.