Are you still looking for Christmas gift inspiration for children? If so Wicked Uncle might be the place to head. I’ve worked with Wicked Uncle previously and they stock a wide range of brands that I love. I love how Wicked Uncle make it so easy to find a gift suitable for any child (I’ll tell you more about that below). In the interest of full disclosure, I was given £40 of products in exchange for this review. All photos and opinions are my own.
Finding a gift from Wicked Uncle
This is a big selling point of Wicked Uncle in my opinion, the design of their website makes it so easy to find a suitable gift. They have split toys up into categories like creativity, outdoorsy and Engineer. This is a great feature if you are lacking inspiration but have an idea of the type of gift you want. If you’re not sure what type of toy you want you can also search based on the age and gender of the child.
Once you have chosen your products and added them to your basket, the check out process is very simple and straightforward. Delivery is fast. My items arrived in perfect condition in a box that was appropriately sized for the item. There is also options available to have your items gift wrapped and even add a greetings card. There is a choice of designs for both cards and paper. Gift wrapping costs £3.50 and cards £2.50. You can even choose to have the cards handwritten by elves. The gift wrapping and cards is a really useful step that not all big companies offer and I can see that this might be really useful if you are buying gifts for children that live a long way away so they can be ordered and delivered straight to your recipient.
So what did we choose from the range of gifts stocked? It was a tought decision as there are s many great gifts but we chose a microscope for our eldest. We hope this will endourage her curiosity about the world around her.
Learning resources Zoomy 2.0
We’d been thinking about getting our 5 year old a microscope for a while. Wicked Uncle sell a couple of different microscopes for kids including this one and a more traditional one. The main selling point of Zoomy is that because it connects to a laptop and works more like a camera, everyone can see the thing that is being magnified. This is a really big advantage with young children. It means that your child can see exactly what you can see. You can help your child to focus the microscope when they need you to and you can point out things on the screen. Another great feature is that you can take photos and save them to your computer. It magnifies up to 54 times, has two different lens adaptors and connects to PCs and Macs by a USB cable.
Zoomy is a really nice egg shape that is really easy for children to hold. To focus the microscope, you simply twist the top and press the button in the centre to take a photo. We chose to examine a pine cone and leaf that we found on our day out. My daughter was really excited by the activity and I can’t wait to continue finding things to examine under the microscope with her.
Overall, we are really pleased with this microscope and I can see us using it a lot. I was also pleased with Wicked Uncle and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy gifts for kids.
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Disclosure – I received this microscope in exchange for this review. All opinions, thoughts and photos are my own.