It all started when Joe was five. Before this, we had been invited to a few children’s birthday parties, spread out at intervals throughout the year. Then suddenly Joe hit five, and he suddenly had more party invites than the whole cast of TOWIE put together. It seemed like rarely a weekend passed without a birthday party from a cousin or a school friend. We attended a party this weekend, and now have party invites for the next three weekends. A child’s social life is certainly a busy one!
Of course, birthday parties bring the problem of what to give for a gift. You know what your own child likes and enjoys, but are never so sure about someone else’s child. You also worry that you will duplicate the present that someone else has already given. Toy company Wicked Uncle offers some great gift ideas. Their range of toys and gifts give you the option of choosing something a little different, either for your own child, or as a gift if your little one is a little party animal.
I was offered the opportunity to choose some gifts from the Wicked Uncle range, and chose items for both Joe (aged 6) and my niece Renee (aged 2). The gift guide is split into boys and girls, and then into specific ages. Of course, the being 2015, some toys appear on both lists, and in more than one age category, but this listing certainly helps if you are hunting for a gift with no real clues as to what to get.
Wicked Uncle has a great range of unusual gifts, and the prices range from pocket-money toys, to more expensive birthday and Christmas gifts. Joe loved the Subbuteo footballs that were perfect for his game, whilst we are keeping the extreme Waboba ball for our holidays – it bounces on water so will be great fun in the hotel pool.
We also chose a really lovely Space Explorer room projector for Joe. This lovely item projected images of space, NASA and the Hubble Space telescope onto a blank wall. The projector also doubles as a great night-light.
For Renee, who has just had her second birthday, I chose the Princess Elise magnetic dress up doll, with wooden magnetic outfits that make it just the perfect choice for a Princess mad little girl. This is specified as for age 3+, but this is an example of how you use your own common sense by using Wicked Uncle as a guide.
Wicked Uncle is a great destination for brilliant, unusual toys that are a whole lot of fun. They also take a lot of the work out of organising gifts by offering gift wrap options and handwritten birthday cards that can be included with your gift. You can visit the site here.
*I was given online store credit in order to choose gifts to review the Wicked Uncle products and service. All views are my own.