‘Tis the season to be jolly! And it’s also the season to treat your friends and family to some brilliant gifts. Here at Wicked Uncle, we’ve conferred with an expert panel of children to determine the best presents for under £25 this Christmas. From zany games and magical craft kits to sporty toys, we’ve got you covered!
Top 10 Tried & Tested Presents
- Beat That
- Unicorn Cake Baking Kit
- Jellyfish Lamp
- Mini Hornit
- T-Rex Head Torch
- Smart Ball
- Liar Liar
- Neon Message Frame
- Horrible Histories
A battle of wacky challenges
Know a child who’s a bit of a daredevil? They’ll go bananas for this zany game! Players must attempt to complete 160 completely bonkers challenges using common household objects. Challenge Grandpa to use chopsticks to stack four dice in under 30 seconds. Or bet that Mum can’t gargle a song for her teammates to guess in Mouthwash Karaoke. It only gets more ridiculous from here… Bonkers fun!
Festive and fantastical!
With this magical baking kit, children can express their creativity and eat it too! The kit comes with everything you need to make a gorgeous cake, including a baking tin, decorations, and four pre-coloured cake mixes to make each layer bright and different. All you need to add is milk, eggs and butter and voila, a unicorn! This one will virtually guarantee you this week’s Star Baker award!
The ultimate bedroom accessory
In need of a gift for the kid who has everything? Well, they probably don’t have this jellyfish lamp! This cool mood light contains two lifelike jellyfish that flit and float around the tank. The lights change colour for a soothing, relaxing effect. A fabulous addition to any desk or bedside table — and much easier to care for than goldfish. Now the only question is, what are you going to name the jellyfish?
The coolest horn in town
Scooter riders and bicyclists, this is the gift for you! This brilliant horn attaches easily to the handlebars of any bike or scooter. And it’s not just any old horn — this one is loaded with 25 fun sounds, including a UFO, police car, horse, magic spell and fire engine. Of course, it has a traditional bike bell sound as well! Makes riding a bike even more fun…
Clever but cheeky
The family Christmas quiz just got a whole lot cheekier! Meet Quizzie, the adorable little robot with a wild streak. Quizzie lets you record up to five yes/no questions. Unleash him on your friends and family to test their general knowledge. Just be careful — if you get an answer wrong, Quizzie will squirt you in the face with water! Make sure you add ‘bring a towel’ to this season’s to-do list…
For little adventurers and dinosaur fanatics, nothing beats this awesome T-Rex head torch. Illuminate your path as you embark on epic quests to the kitchen for a midnight snack, or angle the lamp down for a more soothing light, perfect for bedtime reading. Of course, no T-Rex head torch would be complete without a mighty roar — just press the button to make this dino sound off! Dino-mite!
A truly brilliant ball
Sporty boys and girls will love Smart Ball. As the name suggests, it’s much more clever than your average football. Smart Ball can count your Keepy Uppy score aloud to 100, and it lights up with every touch. If you want to play a regular game of football, just remove the sensor and screw the bung into the ball. This way, you can be the trick champion both on and off the pitch!
Who’s telling the truth?
This wacky card game will have the kids in absolute stitches. Each of the cards features three statements — two are factual, and one is a lie. Roll the dice and read out your statement. Just keep a straight face because, no matter what, it’s your job to convince your opponents that you’re telling the truth. A wonderful way to determine who in your family has the best poker face!
Making Christmas bright
This brilliant LED message board is designed for leaving notes, drawing doodles and even making mini-masterpieces. When you’re ready to display your work, just hang the frame on the wall or stand it up on any flat surface. Turn it on and watch your art come to life with a bright neon glow! When you’re ready for a change, wipe the board clean with a dry cloth and start again. Comes with three vibrant neon pens. Perfect for young artists and creatives!
A great gift for history buffs
Looking for a brilliant, brainy game that will keep the whole family entertained? Look no further! This board game, based on the popular book series, will really put your history knowledge to the test — from the Rotten Romans to the Vile Victorians. Move around the board by correctly answering multiple-choice questions or performing silly actions. Hilarious and historical — a winning combination!
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What do you call a greedy elf? Elf-ish!