Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wicked Uncle Wrapped Gift Ideas

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


What if you could select the items you wanted to gift someone, have them wrapped and sent to you (to give to the recipient) or delivered directly to them? Not just any items, but selections to choose from that you know your friend or loved one is going to appreciate. You can also choose that the gift from Wicked Uncle come with a greeting card that has a message in it from you.




The wrapping paper is nice and thick, and it's also pretty to look at. You can choose from a selection of designs. I like the classic Happy Birthday print you see above.


The card says Happy Birthday on the front, with a balloon design. 


My son will be 12 very shortly, so it is his last year as a tween. That's a big year to celebrate. I gave him this gift just a little bit early because it's something he can use on the beach, and we were vacationing at an oceanside resort. 


The gift I selected for my son was the Metal Detector 6" Depths with LED Lights so he could discover lost treasure in the sand! This is fun at any age, but it's truly just perfect for a tween. He's at that age where he's a little too old for traditional birthday toys, but still young enough to enjoy toys, if that makes any sense at all. Having a toy that adds the ability to discover new treasures others have lost along the beach, holds a sense of appeal a child his age cannot resist. :)


The metal detector is easy to assemble. 


It's really only a matter of screwing together the two pieces and inserting the batteries.


The only challenge we had was finding a way to get the little screws out so we could install the batteries. Like I said, we were on vacation, so there was no toolkit just sitting around. Fortunately for us, there was a kind maintenance man who came to our rescue.


Just so you have an idea of what this looks like close up, the handle is nice and chunky, perfect for children's hands, and it has finger grip grooves. The speaker holes allow you to hear when a hit under the surface has been made. There is an on/off switch.


The bottom piece pivots so you can lay it flat on the surface. When the little black cord you see is parallel to the ground it has the best reception.


It has a clip-on light so you can use it when the sun starts to set.


We tested it in the hotel corridor, and as you can see it works pretty well. 


We took it out on the flat sands of Daytona Beach, FL. and at first we didn't get much of anything. One ping led to a chip bag that was lined with foil.


We then went to explore under the pier to see what we could find there. That too, turned out to be a no-go. We were just hoping for some good luck there because there is a restaurant on top of it, and a lot of people walk across get to it. Though we didn't find any treasure, it was still an awesome place to explore. You don't really see scenery like this too very often. 


We came back out from under the pier and lo' and behold he got a ping. He was pretty excited to dig in the sand and find his silver treasure. Unfortunately the once pretty item was mangled and ruined, but it was still a treasure find, and it felt like a big victory. This was a great birthday gift idea. 


Wicked Uncle sells gifts for children of all ages. I also selected a Hungry Pelican for my newest grandbabe.  


Open the pelican's big squeaky bill to feed him mini sea creatures. The belly has a clear window so you can see the goodies you fed the pelican plush. This item is for children ages 9 months +.

Any time you are looking for a gift, head on over to Wicked Uncle where you can select high quality items that are sure to please. We are oh so happy with ours, and will definitely be using this online website again. You can learn more about them by visiting here. You can also follow on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

36 comments:

  1. haha I can imagine the kiddos here would be afraid of the pelican. The metal detector would be fun. Never know what treasures you might find. I know there are a few people here that bury money in the back yard, might work. Great for the maintenance man to help with the screws too.

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  2. That is a good price for the pelican. I just saw an alligator chomper I like too. My daughter is too little for the money finder.

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  3. Love this idea. Annnd they gift wrap?! Pretty genius.

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  4. I could see Isaak getting into the metal detecter. He came home with different rocks throughout this outdoor camp.

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  5. Metal detectors can be a lot of fun.

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  6. My boys were just asking about getting a metal detector. This one would make a great gift for them.

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  7. I used to love walking along the beach with a metal detector. I haven't even thought about the fact that the grandkids would enjoy it as well. I need to check out Wicked Uncle.

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  8. How cool! My daughter would LOVE a metal detector. You never know what you'll find.

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  9. We love Wicked Uncle they have some great toys for every age range. It looks like you had lots of fun with the metal detector x

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  10. My son would love this, it looks like so much fun! Unfortunately metal detectors are illegal here in Ireland for some reason..Thank you for sharing this!

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  11. Sounds like a great place for gifts. Thanks for the info as I had never heard of Wicked Uncle before -- always on the lookout for new gift sources.

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  12. I bet your son loved using that metal detector on the beach. I have a brother his age and I know he would love that, it's a great gift idea!

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  13. i am confused, lol. why would you sign it mom when it is from wicked uncle? is this a brand not a concept like "secret santa"?

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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  14. That metal detector is such a fun gift! I know my kids would love that and I would probably steal it too. Never know the treasures you may find!

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  15. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. I remember when I was a child seeing people on the beach with metal detectors and I always wanted one. It definitely adds adventure to any holiday. :)

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  16. My kids would definitely love this. They have awesome toys for different age rage which is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What a fun and unique gift idea, he must have been so excited! Glad he found something!!

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  18. That is such a great gift idea to give to a my daughter on her birthday. She is wishing to have a metal detector when she was 5 years old and I think her long wait is over. Hahaha!

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  19. hahah! such a sweet and useful gift idea! i am sure lots of family member had fun with it. not mentioning the usefulness of it if you lost, say, a ring in the garden

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  20. nice gift! i know the kids who will receive this kind of gifts will forget screen time. This are the most kind of gifts we give our kids so they'll be more interactive.thanks for sharing

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  21. I have a cousin who is the same age as your son and I have been stressing over what to get him for his birthday! This is such a great idea and looks like so much fun! I am going to heck out their website now! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. I saw many older men with metal detectors on several beaches across the world in my travels. I think that beach looks a little bit too clean for finding treasure though.

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  23. This is a great gift idea for a teen.I am sure he feel adventurous with a metal detector.I know my little bot would love such an adventurous gift too...

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  24. Love this idea of gifting. Makes things so much easier.

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  25. Thanks for sharing this. Kids will love gifts like this for sure.!!! Time to share with my little bro.

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  26. That is a cool gift you got for him. Kids do really love opening presents.

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  27. Both gifts are great and I can see my little cousins and nieces loving them, especially the metal detector. I wish I could use it myself!

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  28. When I first saw your post title, I immediately assumed that you were going to write about gifts to get for wicked uncles :D then I read through and realized it's more like a store. I couldn't help but smile at my ignorance. Nice review but why wicked uncle? Just curious

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  29. What a cool game for his age. Good to know it is easy to assemble. My nephew would love it.

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  30. What a time saving service. The older I get, the more I hate going to the stores to shop, then have the extra wrapping chore when I get home.

    Good luck with his future finds with his metal detector. I really wanted one when I was his age. I am sure he's loving it!

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  31. That is very nice! I like the idea of them wrapping the gift and the option of having them send the gift to the recipient along with a note! Sound convenient, especially around the holidays!

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  32. My hubby loves walking along the beach with his metal detector. It distresses him.I need to check out Wicked Uncle.

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  33. What a fun gift to use at the beach. And I love the idea of being able to pick out my gift and how it's wrapped. This isn't always the case with many other retailers.

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  34. My son turns seven in October and I think I now know what to get him! He would LOVE to have that metal detector!

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  35. I love the idea of a greeting card in the gift package. That really helps to make a gift more personalized. Wicked Uncle nailed it there!

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