Those of you who follow the adventures of the Typical Mummy family over on Instagram will probably have guessed that we are quite an adventurous family and love to spend time outdoors. Whether it’s camping, attending festivals such as Just So or Timber Festival, den building, jumping in muddy puddles or just going for a walk in the great outdoors! So when the team at Wicked Uncle (“The home of brilliant children’s presents”) offered us a collaboration opportunity, I went straight to the “Adventurer” and “Outdoorsy” categories to see if there was anything that would suit my adventurous kids – and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! You can click here to go straight to the Wicked Uncle website or read on to find out more and to see what gifts I chose for my adventurous children!
N.B. We were given a £40 voucher by Wicked Uncle to spend on their website for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts are honest and our own.
What is Wicked Uncle?
My kids have a “Wicked Uncle.” (Wicked meaning “Cool” rather than “Evil”…those of you who grew up in the 90s will know what I mean!) He’s not their biological Uncle but he’s their Godfather, and they call him Uncle. He’s the sort of Uncle that forgets birthdays but then when he eventually remembers he buys them “wicked” presents to make up for it!
The Wicked Uncle website is full to the brim of exactly this sort of “wicked” present for children – presents which are fun, unusual and different. And, what’s more, they will giftwrap your presents, send them direct with a handwritten birthday or Xmas card and even send you a birthday reminder every year so you never forget again – perfect!
Which Presents for Adventurous Kids Did I Choose?
With such a lot to choose from it was difficult to narrow it down, however I definitely made the right choices as the children are thrilled! So, without further ado, here goes…
6 in 1 Whistle
This is a really clever gadget, made by Bresser in Germany for National Geographic, with 6 different functions for all types of outdoor adventures. It’s not just a whistle: it’s also a compass, a mini torch and a thermometer. And, if you unscrew it, there’s also a handy mirror and a magnifier. We’ve already tested ours out on a country walk and the kids loved it!
My 8 year old son’s eyes lit up when he opened this. Proper old-school fun at it’s best…and functional too! Made from natural wood it’s a catapult at one end and a pencil at the other. Great fun!
This Adventurers Lantern is small enough for little hands, lightweight and durable but is still super bright and perfect for camping adventures or just reading a book in bed!
Spy X Night Mission Goggles
Now these are cool! Whether it be for spying on your enemies in the dark or just finding your way to the campsite’s toilet, these light up goggles are a must-have accessory for any wannabee adventurer. With bright blue LED lights, tinted blue lenses stretchy elastic straps, a retractable scope and a 2x magnifying lens these really are the perfect present for adventurous kids!
Typical Mummy’s Verdict
If you’re looking for great quality, fun gifts for children then you really need look no further – Wicked Uncle really do have something for everyone. I headed straight for the “Outdoorsy” and “Adventurer” categories but there are plenty of other sections to choose from such as “Role Play,” “Brainiac” and “Fashion and Style.” There’s even a section for “Age 15-105”! The website is easy to use and delivery was really quick – I ordered on a Friday and the products arrived on the Monday. And with the gift-wrapping service and hand-written cards, what more could you need? I’ll definitely be using Wicked Uncle again!