Setting up a new business in a competitive market is never an easy thing so, when Wicked Uncle approached me for a review, I wanted to see what was different about them and what they offered.
With a new nephew arriving earlier than expected (and with Grace having plenty of her own things already!), I was keen to find a special present for a newborn. It had to be a gift that was long lasting, meaningful and – something that is important to me – didn’t take up too much space!
Wicked Uncle state that they are not just a toy company, but that they are a present service for birthdays, Christmas and all manner of special occasions. They claim that they are the only toy shop in the world that does not sell primarily to parents but to Uncles, Aunts, Grannies and Grandads. It is all about sending presents to other peoples children. I considered myself the perfect example!
The Wicked Uncle website is easy to use. There are sections for boys and girls as well as clear sections for age ranges. I know some people could have a problem with separating items for girls and boys but, to me, it makes it easier to be able to find what you are looking for. Plus, they have ensured that there is a cross-over in each section.
The sections themselves are sorted into popularity but, if this doesn’t suit you, then you can also search by highest and lowest price.
I selected ‘baby boy’ and came up with the perfect gift. A beautiful sterling silver animal zoo – with meaning. It is a set of 4 minature animals all chosen for their meaning of life. The wolf represents close family and friends, the elephant for long life, the lion for courage and the bear for wisdom. They are presented in a silky pouch with a sterling silver plaque. They are also extremely small – which means they are easy to store and carry with you all of your life.
Wicked Uncle aren’t wrong when they say that they aim to have a great selection of unusual or different gifts. They also offer 10 kinds of giftwrap, can send cards with the gift for different occasions, can send the present direct to the recipient and they include a pre-filled thank you postcard with your name and address on so that the child can send it back to you.
The other benefit they offer is an automatic reminder service. You will then never miss another birthday or special occasion.
I found their website easy to use and understand. The order was responsive and the delivery was quick. All things you look for in this ever competing internet shopping world. I would certainly use them again.
Disclosure: I was provided with a £40 voucher to place an order from Wicked Uncle, however, all words and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.