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How to Choose the Best Presents for Children
Some people seem to have a natural gift for picking the best children’s presents for the mini-adults in their lives. Perhaps you can think back to when you were young and always extremely excited to open a present from a particular relative. You just knew that this present was going to trump all your other gifts- yes- even the talcum powder from Aunty Gladys (was it just me, or were children in the 80’s gifted a lot of talcum powder?).
As a child, you promise yourself that you’ll always give the most exciting gifts to children when you’re the grown-up. But then you grow up. You lose touch with what children and teens actually like today. You swore you’d always keep up with new music, TV shows, and popular culture, but the day will surely come and you’ll find yourself shaking your head thinking, “What on earth are they listening to/watching? Why do they like that?” Thankfully, while I can’t help you understand their unusual music choices, there is a way you can still choose the most amazing birthday and Christmas presents that they will definitely love… meet Wicked Uncle.
Online toy and gift shop, Wicked Uncle, have done all the hard work for you. They have searched the world to find the most fun and unique presents for all ages, from 0 – 105 (apologies to all the 106 year olds reading this, I’m sure there’s something for you too!). It’s so easy to find the perfect gift on their website. You can search by age and category and find something you know the recipient will love.
Our Top Picks from Wicked Uncle
It was a hard job but the kids and I have chosen some of our favourite toys and gifts from Wicked Uncle. Take a look:
Animal Lover Gifts for Kids
Wicked Uncle sell gifts and toys to suit every character. Take a look at our selection of children’s gifts for animal lovers:
- Scorpion Anatomy 3D Model Puzzle (£21.95) – kids will have fun building this fascinating model of the internal and external parts of a scorpion’s body and will learn while playing too! Great for kids who love puzzles and building too.
- Window Bird Feeder – One Way Mirror (£13.95) – this bird observing bird feeder is amazing- everyone should have one!
- Dinosaurs – Discovery Stickers & Giant Poster (£17.95) – this incredible dinosaur poster will make an amazing addition to any dinosaur loving kid’s room and it comes with dinosaur stickers too!
- Flippin’ Dolphins – Magnetic Puzzle Game (£9.95) – perfect for kids who love puzzles and dolphins, this magnetic game solving dolphin challenges will keep them amused for ages.
- Sharks Tattoos – 50 Temporary Tattoos (£6.95) – all kids love temporary tattoos and these are the best- shark themed and featuring shark facts too!
Sporty Gifts for Children
Whether you’re buying a gift for a football fan or a table tennis paddler you’ll find the ideal gift for the sports enthusiast:
- Smart Ball – Counts Keepy Uppys for you! (£21) – this smart ball counts your Keepy Uppy score up to 100- the perfect challenge for football fanatics.
- Foooty – Create your own football (£13.95) – Your football fan will have such fun making the Foooty- then even better they get to play football with it!
- Arcade Basketball – Shoot Some Hoops! (£25.95) – home arcade games are always fun but especially this high-excitement ultra-fun basketball shooting game.
- Instant Table Tennis – Retractable Net (£17.95) – active children and adults will love this clever table tennis set that allows you to play the game on virtually any table top.
- Just Kick It – Six Odd Socks (£12.99) – when life is football get them these colourful footie themed odd socks- a winning combination!
Magical, Mysterious & Puzzling Gifts for Children
Kids love magical, mysterious and puzzling presents, they keep them amused for years after the special day. Take a look at our favourites:
- Marvin’s Magic Box of 125 Tricks (£16.95) – kids will love this magic set with lots of easy-to-perform magic tricks!
- Brain Game Set – 3 Fun Puzzles to Master (£16.95) – puzzle lovers will enjoy solving this awesome set of 3 tricky puzzles to solve – including a 3X3 Quick Cube.
- Wicked Pranks & Jokes – for the Prankster! (£16.95) -Pranksters will love pranking their friends and family with mischief-making jokes like the Jumping Spider Eggs and seriously funny stunts with the Selfie Phone Squirter.
- Amazing Optical Illusions – Wow your Eyes! (£9.95) – Let their imagination run wild with this awesome 80 page book of brain-twisting illusions
- Mini Erupting Volcano – Mood Light (£18.95) – They’ll adore this mini mood light! They’ll be able to create and view an awesome red coloured volcano erupting using ‘lava’ beads and use it as their night light.
Creative Gifts for Children
Kids love to do! Buy them a creative toy to keep them entertained and busy:
- Bath Bomb Factory – So Bomb DIY (£25.95) – Kids can mix & mould their own fizzy bath bombs with amazing scents, gift them to friends and family or keep them for themselves to enjoy in the bath.
- My Stationery Set – DIY Design Kit (£17.95) – Stationery lovers will love this adorable stationery set with 12 folding animal notelets, 56 stickers and a notebook all in a super cute case.
- Kinetic Machines – 5 in 1 Experiment Kit (£16.95) – Keep their minds and fingers busy making five awesome models while they explore the physics of motion & energy.
- Rainbow Cake – Baking Kit (£14.95) – This Rainbow Cake Baking KIt contains the dry ingredients (just add your own milk, eggs and butter) and a baking tin so they can make a multi-layered magical cake full of colour – yummy fun! This kit and tin will inspire a life long love of baking.
- Origami Art & Creations – 10 Models (£12.95) – Budding artists can explore the ancient art of origami with this easy-to-use kit. It contains illustrated instructions for ten wonderful models, from a traditional jumping frog to a smart Emperor penguin and a peacock displaying its plumage, and 21 sheets of paper.
This is only a small selection of the amazing gifts on the Wicked Uncle website so make sure you take a look. Remember you can browse by gender, age, and category. They also offer a gift-wrapping service and an option to add a gift card (for an extra charge). You’ve left buying a present until the last minute? No worries, they offer DPD Next Day Delivery in most areas of the UK. Finally, for your reassurance, if you need to return an item for any reason Wicked Uncle offers a 30-day return policy, provided the product is unopened and in the original packaging.
So how can you choose the best presents for children? Whether you’re looking for a birthday, Christmas, or other special occasion gifts, take a look at the Wicked Uncle website and find a fun and unusual gift that will be appreciated and remembered for years.