A few weeks back we were given £40 to spend at Wicked Uncle in exchange for a review of their site. I was already familiar with Wicked Uncle as I love some of the brands of toys they sell so, of course, I accepted the offer. I’m going to start by reviewing the website and ordering process and finish by reviewing the items we chose.
Wicked Uncle website
One of the things I love about Wicked Uncle is how easy it is to get inspiration for suitable presents for children. You can choose to view toys by age and whether you are buying for a boy or girl. I chose to look at toys for all (boys and girls) aged 5.
You can then further split the choices down into toy type such as outdoorsy, creativity or adventurer. There are plenty of brands that you will have heard of like Learning resources, Hape and Melissa and Doug. As well as some lesser known brands. I actually found it hard to decide what to spend my voucher on.
For each toy the price is clearly displayed as well as how many are in stock. There are also plenty of photos and a description of the toy or game and for many a short video too.
Once I had chosen my items it was time to check out. The ordering process was very quick and simple. You can even choose to have your items gift wrapped at a cost of £3.50 for the first present and £1.50 for each additional present. You can also add a greeting card for £2.50. For both gift wrapping and greeting cards, there are a variety of choices of design. Standard delivery is just £2.95 and it is really easy to add your delivery address at this stage. After this, you can quickly pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Then all that is left to do is wait for your delivery.
We didn’t need to wait long our order arrived a couple of days after we ordered it by Royal Mail. It was well packaged in a suitably sized box and our order was perfectly intact.
So what did we order?
Little hands garden toolkit
This cute little kit contains a ladybird kneeling pad, a mini wood and metal trowl and fork, child size gardening gloves and a book with 6 fun gardening projects. It is available now for £12.95.
We tried these out whilst planting some seeds. The gloves fit my almost 5 year old perfectly and the mini trowel and fork were the perfect size for her. All items feel really good quality too. The book is a lovely addition and one we will use this summer as I’m keen to do some gardening with F this year.
Gears, gear, gears
This is a great set from Learning resources. It’s something I nearly bought at Christmas time. This is a 100 piece set of interlocking gears, connectors and base plates. The gears come in 6 different bright colours. It is suitable from 3 years. I found though that both girls love this set. F is almost 5 and is good at building with the gears and making “flower gardens” as she calls some of her creations. E will be two in June and loves turning the gears and watching them (although she is a little enthusiastic and breaks F’s structures sometimes).
We love this set and it gets played with it a lot. It is available to buy now for £25.50.
Disclosure: We received £40 from Wicked Uncle to buy these two items and review the site. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.