Monday, 2 March 2015

A Personalized Present Especially for My Mam!*

Mothers day, Fathers day, Birthdays, Christmas! I always struggle to find something different, unique and purposeful to buy my parents as gifts. We are quite a sentimental family and so things like photo albums and specially put together hampers etc have been done (not quite to death but you get the picture).


I came across a website with a really cool concept 'The Book of Everyone', while looking for Xmas gifts this past December, and really loved the idea! For one reason or another (money haha) I didn't grab one, so you can imagine my delight when a (very rare) email popped up in my inbox recently asking if I'd like to sample one for Mothers Day!
You can tell where I'm going with this, yeah? I was totally pumped and responded pretty promptly...compared to my usual forgetful self when it comes to replying to messages. Well, it arrived on Saturday and I wanted to get this up as as soon as I could to show it off and help anyone else out that may be struggling for a cool gift idea.




So the concept is simple, a fabulous keepsake book, tailored to the person you are giving it with facts, statistics and more all about them from their year of birth, with many other customizable aspects.
I have to admit that I am 100% in love with this idea, especially the pages that you can edit yourself to add your own quotes, photos and the like.

With different options there is something for all budgets, from a digital copy right up to a deluxe edition! I have the hardback copy and the quality for the price is brilliant! The pages aren't glossy like a normal 'photo book' and similar things but that suits me as I'm a matt type of girl anyways.
Shipping wise it arrived promptly, a lot faster than stated on the website and well packaged. It's just the right size to be slipped through the letterbox too so no worries if you aren't going to be in etc. (Oh, did I mention the shipping is free too? Thats such a huge plus for me because I hate paying for something then having an big extra postage cost on top!)





My Mam reads my blog (Hi Mam!!) so instead of ruining a surprise when she sees this post, I gave her it early. The verdict? In her words, ''Thank you for the lovely book you had made for me Danielle. Its very special. Lots of facts and things of interest all from 1955 - my birth year, but the little extras that you added made it just perfect. A great keepsake and something thats nice to share with others. Different and a great gift.'' A successful (early) Mothers Day I'd say!

Check out the Book Of Everyone here and let me know what you're planning for Mothers Day!





26 comments:

  1. So cool!! What a great gift idea :)

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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  2. This is such a great gift idea, I'd never heard of this before so will definitely be giving it a look.Thanks for the idea Danielle! - Tasha

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    1. I know right?! I was a bit gutted I couldn't get one for Christmas for my Dad but it was a super great Mothers Day gift!

      xo

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  3. AWWW Danielle, this is so beautiful! I love putting a personal spin on gifts and this is such a wonderful little concept :) The book itself looks so stunning and I actually have to pick my jaw off the ground because noooo waaaayyy was your mum born in 1955! She looks so bloody young! Good genes, eh ;)

    Fab post sweetie and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Claire xo

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    1. Thank you lovely! We are all for personalized things in this house too. For Christmas I bought a frame, spray painted it and filled it with photos that I've taken as one of Mams gifts :)
      I have indeed, I always tell her she looks way younger than she is!! Check out her comment to you below ;)

      Hope you're well beautiful <3 Thanks for stopping by!

      xo

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  4. Oh my gosh, I love this idea. I'm very sentimental too so to be honest I'd even love one for myself! :D

    Sara Bloo xo
    bloonstuff.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I think it's a great keepsake for any age or sex isnt it?

      xo

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  5. Danielle what a wonderful idea!! I want to make one for everyone I know haha!


    Sophia :) xxxx

    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

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    1. Haha That could get a little expensive! :P But at least you have an idea for when you don't know what to get people :)

      xo

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  6. Aw Danielle, nice reading this blogg you ALWAYS put so much thought into the gifts you buy and the personal bits too mean so much, love you and thanks
    Also thanks to your blogger friend Claire for her compliment about my year of birth too kind xx

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  7. This is a really love idea. I love personalised gifts and how meaningful you can make something so simple x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. Me too! Nothing better than a gift thats had some thought put into it.

      xo

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  8. That book is so awesome! I've seen some things similar but nothing to that extent! I'm glad your momma loved it! Gifts with thought like that are so special!

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    1. It really will be something to be treasured. :) Thanks Nichole!

      xo

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  9. What a lovely gift! My Mum would have shed a tear or two if she received one of these :). I bet your Mum was so chuffed when she opened it. Hope you are well? xx

    The Life of Dee

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah, mine nearly did haha, she had a good time having a read through it and spotting the bits I'd personalized.
      We are all very well, thank you. Hope you are too!!

      xo

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  10. I was really struggling with what to get my mum this year & I just ordered this!

    Thanks!

    www.bycatstello.co.uk

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    1. Oh really?! haha That's awesome! I'm glad to of been a help ;)

      xo

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  11. That really adds the personal spin to the gift!

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  12. Aw this is beautiful lovely, what a thoughtful gift to put together for your mom!! x

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    1. Thank you! I love it, a very cool concept.

      xo

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  13. Love love love this! You can't beat a present with so much personalisation.
    M x

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    1. And Disney!! lol Thank you Michelle.

      xo

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