A few weeks ago Wicked Uncle, a children’s toy website, set a challenge on Twitter, the first five bloggers to respond to a certain tweet would be given the opportunity to work with them. Thankfully I saw it just in time and was the fourth blogger (I think) to respond, yey!
We were given a voucher code to use on their site in return for an honest review of their toys and user experience of the website.
Alex and I sat down and went through the site together. It’s really easy to navigate and the text and colours are really pleasing to the eye. There are a number of different categories that you can search through which are different themes of toys, such as brainiac, creativity and outdoorsy. On the home screen you also have the option to search via gender and age.
This opportunity came just at the right time as we were in the middle of Christmas shopping for Rowan and we went for two amazing presents. (We have sent the items to Santa to wrap up so I’ll post some photos of Rowan and his gifts after Christmas!)
1. Wooden Cafe Machine – Barista Fun RRP £24.95
Wicked Uncle Description: A brightly painted red wooden cafe style coffee making machine, from top toy company Le Toy Van.
This play set includes five different coloured pods which can be inserted into the removable coffee filter. It also comes with two red and white spotted cups and a handy little spoon.
Rowan is being gifted a wooden kitchen for Christmas by his Grandparents so this matches wonderfully. It has lots of moving elements that Rowan will really enjoy playing with straightaway, and as he gets older he’ll be able to play with it in lots of different ways to develop his role play skills.
2. Magnetic Stacking Rocket RRP £16.95
Wicked Uncle Description: A bright and colourful wooden toy made from five separate pieces which stack up and are held together with magnets. Each wooden piece has a built in magnet to make assembly easy and fun. It has a spinning propeller at the bottom of the 16cm tall rocket. Children can have role play fun too with the happy little astronaut hidden inside.
We choose this item as what little boy wouldn’t like his own rocket? At the moment Rowan loves dismantling things and then attempting to put them back together again. He’s obsessed with his wooden stackers and the rocket combines all of these features. I can imagine him running around with it when he’s a little older making rocket noises with it.
Each item listed on Wicked Uncle has great pictures, fantastic descriptions and at the bottom of each listed toy there is a table which gives you three reason why you’ll love it, and three items listing three technical points, for example the height and weight of the toy. Beneath that section it shows you three related products that you may also like.
Adding items to your basket and the checkout procedure is very easy and you’re taken through it step by step. There is an option at checkout to have your items gift-wrapped, which is handy at this time of year. You can also have a handwritten (by Elves no less) greeting card or gift message included with your package.
Wicked Uncle offer a variety of delivery service starting at £2.95 for the standard service – irrespective of the size and weight of your item. We received our item within two days having been notified via email the status of the order and told when it was posted.
The items arrived packed really well in large box with appropriate packing material to ensure your items get to you safely.
We’d highly recommend the website and the items available at Wicked Uncle also check central park bike rental.