The last few months have been filled with various birthdays both my own children, family members and also the children’s friends. Over the years I have been pretty confident with the choice of gifts I have selected but this year I have struggled to find suitable gifts. Usually I pride myself with be very organised but this year so far has been incredibly busy for various reasons and I’ve simply not been as on the ball as I would normally be.
So when I was asked if I would like to try out a new service that would take the stress out of being presents for children I was intrigued. Wicked Uncle have searched all over to find a selection of fun, unusual and different presents for children. They have also had these items tested out by children at home to ensure they are what children want. If this wasn’t enough, once you have selected your perfect gift the team of hard working elves at Wicked Uncle will gift wrap your gift and send it with a handwritten birthday card to your recipient. If you prefer it can be delivered straight to your door instead. There is also the facility to set up a reminder service so that next year you will be reminded of the birthday, no more forgetting birthdays!
Wicked Uncle kindly provided me with some credit so that I could try out their service for myself. So once the children were in bed I got out my laptop and set to work searching for a gift for each of the children. The first thing that struck me was the lovely easy to navigate. You can search for gifts based on gender, age and even category of gift. I decided to search for Erin first as she is currently the easiest to shop for, so I selected Girls and age 4. I was then provided with all the gifts available that fulfilled the search criteria . I then had over a hundred items to search through. It did take me a while to decide what to opt for but I finally managed it and added my selected gift to the basket.
Next I had to shop for the three boys. As I had a set budget it did determine my selection of gifts. This time I selected boys and then started with age 7 for Rowan. Again I was provided with over a hundred suggestions. It didn’t take me as long to find something I knew Rowan would love so added it to my basket and selected Boys age 10 for Trystan. Then I had to find something for Luc, this took me a little longer to find, mainly due to the fact I was nearing the end of my budget but I eventually found something suitable.
I then went to my basket and reviewed my purchases and discovered I had enough of my budget left to cover the delivery which was £2.95. The checkout was easy and very straight forward, I was asked if I would like my selection gift wrapped and a handwritten card, I decided not to have these as at the time of ordering the gifts weren’t for a birthday. Within minutes of checking out I received my confirmation email and it was time to sit and wait.
I was really surprised when four days after placing my order it arrived, fantastic service. I opened the box to check for paperwork but found that as the email confirmation had stated no paperwork with prices had been included in the package so you would not have to worry about the recipient of your gift seeing how much you had spent.
Below are the items I selected for each of the children, the Make your own sparkle Jewellery set for Erin, the Sparkle Zoob set for Rowan, the Awesome Optical illusions book for Trystan and the Zombie playing cards for Luc. All were a huge hit with the children.
My experience of using Wicked Uncle was a really good one and I would have no hesitation in using them again either for gifts for my own children or for others. I would also highly recommend them to others, it really did make finding gifts easy and I liked that fact that I could shop in the comfort of my own home at a time of my choosing. I also liked that fact that I was provided with so many great suggestions in one place. Thank you Wicked Uncle for making present buying so much less stressful. I also think the name Wicked Uncle is prefect for the service, growing up my aunt also managed to find me the prefect gift and something that no one else would think of. I think most people have had at least someone who has managed this and if not, worry no more because now you have Wicked Uncle.
Disclaimer: I was provided with credit to shop at Wicked Uncle for the purpose of this post. However the content is 100% my own.