Is your child’s birthday coming up? Have they asked for a list of things they desperately need that’s as long as your arm? Or are they just as stumped as you are?

Keeping your kids occupied with toys that they enjoy isn’t as easy as you might think. Sure, the toys on TV commercials are bright, shiny and seemingly full of fun, but after a few days, they’ll likely to end up in the bottom of the toy box and forgotten about. Toys that encourage creativity and imagination are a much better choice. They’ll keep your kids busy, help them focus their minds and you’ll get value for money!

If you’re scrabbling around for ideas for your child’s birthday presents, then you’ll find a wide range of gifts for all ages at Wicked Uncle. And if you’re looking for toys that will foster their imaginations, and inspire their creativity then read on for some awesome ideas.

Modelling clay gift sets

Everyone has played with play doh or modelling clay at some point in their childhood, so why not let your children experience the sheer joy of squishing, sculpting, rolling and squashing their favourite colours too? If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on the big brands, then you can find plenty of high quality and cheaper versions online and in stores. Put together their favourite colours, with some cool tools and cutters and let their imaginations run wild.

An arts and crafts box

While many children are still at home due to the Covid-19 situation, it’s easy for parents to focus more on maths and English rather than the creative side of learning and education. So, an arts and crafts box bursting with equipment, supplies and plenty of sticky tape is the ideal gift to bring their imaginations back to life. If your budget is modest, then this gift is ideal. Coloured card, paper, scissors, paints, pens, tissue paper, glue, glitter and stickers are the basics of any arts and craft box.

Magic kit

All kids love magic. The sleight of hand, the misdirection and of course the performance that goes with it. Magic trick sets are perfect gifts for children who might want a new hobby and those who’ll be dedicated enough to master a trick and surprise their friends! You’ll find a range of trick sets available for all ages and abilities.

A wooden dollhouse

Ideal for both boys and girls, a simple wooden dollhouse allows little imaginations to run riot as they come up with their own games and scenarios. Whether they’re playing house, or their dolls are playing cops and robbers, a wooden dollhouse is a simple yet valuable toy that your children will love for years to come.

And finally, gardening gifts

Growing your own veggies and fruits, planting and cultivating them until they’re ready to be eaten is something all children should experience. Just spending time in the outdoors is enough to boost a child’s imagination, so gift them a plot in your garden, a window box or some simple planters and let their imaginations and creativity flourish.