Do you believe in fairies?
A few weeks ago, a teacher at my 6 year old nephew’s school told them fairies weren’t real. He went home to my sister in tears. Would you tell a child his age that Father Christmas didn’t exist? Of course not. It’s every child’s right to believe in make believe, to create stories and adventures full of fun and fantasy.
Luckily my sister helped him believe again and so I was very pleased to buy him his own special fairy door for Christmas, to be sure he can keep that magic alive. You stick it to your skirting board and it comes with a few accessories and stories to start creating your own little magical world.
Wicked Uncle review
Wicked Uncle, a children’s gift website, is like having your own little fairy sitting on your shoulder and helping you out. I don’t know about you, but before I had kids I had no idea what to buy them. I still struggle to know what is interesting and appropriate for older children. Wicked Uncle allows you to search by age and gender to find the perfect gift.
They have lots of choice and it’s not all gender specific, with a lot of options crossing over both searches. I think you would easily be able to find a suitable present on here, even if you knew nothing about children. It also lets you search by category too such as ‘outdoorsy’ or ‘creativity’ which is really nice if you have an idea what of the kind of things they like, but need some inspiration.
As well as the fairy door for my nephew, I chose this beautiful bead set for Miss A which I know she will adore – and will hopefully stop her stealing my jewellery to play with! I’ve always loved Melissa And Doug toys so it was lovely to find some familiar brands and lots of wooden and creative toys too.
I also got this unicorn toy for my niece, which pops balls out its nose! For no reason other than I thought it was quite hilarious and I know she will have hours of fun with it.
Once you have chosen your toys, Wicked Uncle then sprinkles some extra fairy dust on them by giving you the option of having your presents gift wrapped for a few extra pounds and also adding a hand written note. This is a lovely touch as it makes it personal, plus no parent wants a pile of presents to turn up that they then have to wrap.
Wicked Uncle review – verdict
Some things are a little bit more expensive than elsewhere, so if you are just buying for your own child I wouldn’t recommend it using the site. However, with the great selection process and the extra touches, I think it is the perfect place to go for sending gifts to other children.
Disclosure: Wicked Uncle provided us with a voucher to use their site and share our honest opinion.