What we do and who we are

Children can seem a complete mystery.  What they eat is hard enough to work out, let alone what interesting toys they might want for their birthday or for Christmas.  And it is not always easy to remember birthdays.

We have scoured the world to find a really useful selection of fun, unusual and different presents for children.  We test every potential present before it goes on our website - we build the robot kits, paint the fairies, doodle with the pens, play the games and yes, we even wear the t-shirt! We can giftwrap your presents, send them direct with a handwritten birthday or Xmas card and even send you a birthday reminder every year.

In the unlikely event that you get it wrong and you end up buying something that he or she already has or really doesn't like, then return the unused present to us and we will credit you so you can replace it with something else.

The Wicked Uncle Team

We are a community of small, pointy-eared elves based in a large warehouse in the the deep countryside somewhere over the rainbow near Elveden (really!) with a mission to provide brilliant toys for boys and girls. We have an office with some token people in it in London. The company was founded by Mike O'Shea, a former employee of the multinational S. Claus Toy Corporation to do cool stuff all year round and have fun. We do lots of research on toys and many of them are extensively tested by real children led by Patrick X O'Shea, Chief Toy Tester.

The team has recently been expanded and we not only have Harvey the Dog, but also Alex, the Wicked Uncle Cat.

Why are you called Wicked Uncle?

Because it sounds cool. Unfortunately the term "wicked" may no longer be down with the kids, but anybody over 30 knows what we mean. And it is a great name for a toy shop.

A couple of random jokes that make us laugh:

What is brown and sticky ? A stick.

My girlfriend said she was going to leave me because of my obsession with the Monkees. I thought she was joking. Then I saw her face.

PS Two of our favourite German jokes:

How many Germans does it take to change a lightbulb ? One.

How many mice does it take to change a light bulb ? I imagine a great many. Mice would individually lack the strength or dexterity required.

If you become a customer and buys stacks of cool toys for boys and girls, we will send you even more of these brilliant jokes.

And finally, here is our favourite other site on the web. It is called Storynory and it is full of original, free audio stories for children. Great for bedtimes or car journeys. They have even written some stories about a really cool character called The Wicked Uncle inspired by us.

Wicked Uncle in the Press

This is where we link to interesting press stories about us and amusing TV shows featuring some of our fun toys and games. 

You can find some neat videos here on Youtube: 

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13th October 2023  - Wicked Uncle issues Top Ten List for Christmas 2023

https://toyworldmag.co.uk/wicked-uncle-issues-top-ten-list/

14th June 2023  - Brilliant Times article featuring some of our fun, outdoor ideas

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-best-garden-games-to-buy-for-summer-2023-qbdqfmf0s

21st November 2022 - Our Christmas campaign

https://toyworldmag.co.uk/wicked-uncle-launches-new-christmas-campaign/

4th February 2021 - Stuff about us

https://toyworldmag.co.uk/exclusive-talking-shop-with-wicked-uncle/

3rd June 2020 - Wicked Uncle the Family business incl. Harvey the Dog

https://toyworldmag.co.uk/exclusive-toy-world-talks-family-matters-with-wicked-uncle/

The Website

Our site was created by Sound in Theory in Exeter, Devon.  It has also got a really neat backend which we are very proud of.  If you need an ecommerce site, give them a call. Tom Bates, 01392 499498 tom@soundintheory.co.uk.

Wicked Uncle USA

Wicked Uncle has a parallel operation in Maryland, USA who can deliver anywhere within the Continental United States. So if you have an American nephew, please visit www.wickeduncle.com.

Excellent

Recent Customer 22 May 2024

Hugely useful for sending presents

Always take orders by telephone which I appreciate, so can tell you if there’s any problem. Good info about eg size and weight, helpful forposting. Delivery always prompt and well packed.

Recent Customer 22 May 2024

Would use again.

Easy website to navigate. Good service and quick delivery.

Recent Customer 22 May 2024
Recent Customer 22 May 2024

spider

quick and good no drama

kevin 22 May 2024

Really great at providing ideas for last minute gifts. My niece loved the upside down challenge game I bought for her birthday, I had literally no idea what else to buy her!

Claire 22 May 2024

Joy for a special day

Easy ordering with all the trimmings taken care of (card, wrapping paper etc). Good suggestions for age related presents. Excellent delivery time. Grandchildren, neices and nephewslook forward to seeing Wicked Uncle parcels on the doorstep.

Recent Customer 22 May 2024

Great choice of gifts that are of good quality, ordering online is easy.

The recipients whom I sent the gifts to, were delighted. I would definitely use your service again! Thank you.

Lesley Green 21 May 2024

Very happy to have stumbled across the Wicked Uncle site

I think Wicked Uncle is a great company, it feels very personal, the delivery is prompt and prices are competitive.They have some great toy suggestions.

Carol 21 May 2024
Elizabeth Smith 21 May 2024
Recent Customer 21 May 2024

Excellent

Excellent service Very reliable

Chris 20 May 2024

Good innovative products

Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Good service

Next day delivery of product as described

Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Brillant présents

The presents suggested for our granddaughters age were brillant and she really enjoys them. As we live abroad, the wrapping service was super and the presents looked great!

Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Good hands on toy

This company kept me fully informed on the order progression and uses royal mail which has to said is far better than some courier companies inasmuchthat they actually deliver the package rather than just leaving it where they please. The toy was given to our grandson who immediately engaged with it and was able to play with it unlike some toys that you just switch on and watch.

Stephen 20 May 2024

Great retailer for original gifts

Great service. Original gifts that the little ones loved. Prompt email response as well as delivery. Would recommend and use again!

Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Excellent, speedy

Good selection Prompt service

Sunil Liyanage 20 May 2024
Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Rag doll. So cute!

Excellent service and reliable delivery. Thank you.

Recent Customer 19 May 2024

Excellent

Excellent product, arrived promptly.

Recent Customer 19 May 2024

Great experience

Easy to select an appropriate product for the specific occasion. Lots of choice. Swift delivery, arrived earlier than expected.

Heather License 19 May 2024

For people with lots of nephews and grandchildren

I like the birthday reminders and wrapping and labelling service.

Judith 19 May 2024
Recent Customer 18 May 2024

Planetarium

Remarkably quick for standard delivery. Ordered on Friday, delivered on Saturday and grandson pleased with present.

Recent Customer 18 May 2024

Marvin's Magic Dynamic Coins

All good. Quick delivery. Interesting and affordable gifts. Good communication.

Susan 18 May 2024

Excellent

Always great service and great products

Lucy 18 May 2024

Unusual gift ideas snd very prompt delivery.

Recent Customer 18 May 2024
Recent Customer 18 May 2024

Great service

Have used Wicked Uncle several times. Always delivered in good time and beautifully wrapped. Good quality products.

Teresa Warner 18 May 2024