Amelia has been spoilt so much already, we will be at a loss come Christmas with what to get her as I’m pretty sure she’ll have everything by then! People are going to have to start getting pretty creative with where they shop and one of the places they could start is Wicked Uncle.
We were offered the chance to pick some items and decided we wouldn’t get another stuffed toy, we would get something we know she doesn’t have yet but might use a little later in life, so we decided to get two things, one of which was this Musical Instrument Set which is just as amazing as the picture suggests!
The set includes 2 wooden castanets, an 8 note metal xylophone with wooden mallets, a wooden recorder and a tambourine with cymbals. All of the instruments are natural and ecological products by a brand called Janod, a French company who specialise in quality wooden toys with this colourful and modern design! Now I’m not going to lie… We’ve already spotted a guitar and a piano that came in the little booklet inside that shows off some of their other products and both James and I are pretty keen to get them for her at some point or another if she shows an interest.
Now before you say it, we aren’t going to be those parents that force their child into playing an instrument and I’m determined not to be one of those bully mums that pressure their child to do something like the stereotype mum you see behind the scenes in beauty pageants, It’s just James and I are both very musical and are very passionate about our music. James can play Drums and Guitar along with spending most days beat-boxing some noise or another and I play Piano and when I was younger played the violin and flute, so dare I say, it’s almost inevitable she’ll grow up loving music and so far, I think working from home listening to Spotify in those last months certainly helped because Amelia loves anything musical, so for us, this is such an amazing gift. The recommended age is 2+, however we have already seen Amelia enjoy the tones from the xylophone so we might be playing with it sooner! All in all, really really chuffed we picked the Musical Instrument Set, it’s such a great gift and really well made!
The other item we picked was a Nursery Rhymes Cloth Book in this gorgeous magnetic closing book style, and I love the fact on the inside if you take the book out, there is room for a personalised message, so a nice little keepsake 🙂 We picked the nursery rhyme book as I loved the illustrations and it had some I knew and some I didn’t so thought it would be fun to discover them together. It has This Little Piggy, Mother Goose, Hey Diddle Diddle, Jack Sprat and Humpty Dumpty.
The Illustrations are bright and the font it easy to read and really well made and perfect for an original newborn baby gift! I just know Amelia is going to love reading this when we incorporate reading into our bedtime routine!