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Saturday, 6 December 2014

As you may have noticed from an earlier post this week, I'm not much into gift guides. However I'm always happy to spread the word about a company or a thing I really like. I know lots of you lovely readers are like-minded souls so I reckon there's a strong chance you'll approve of some of the stuff I'm fond of.

We all like books, yes?

And we like our mums? (Hopefully, anyway!)

This is a book I've made for my mum.

Well, with a little help from the ordering process at The Book of Everyone. It's obviously not entirely my own work.
I was asked if I'd like to review a copy of the book and with the Mothership having a big birthday in January and it being ideal for a celebration pressie, I decided to make her the lucky recipient. It'd be a fab present for anyone though - birthday, anniversary or Christmas.

Normally I'd be on the "hmmm" side about this sort of gift. Personalised books never really end up being that personal, do they? Bit like anything to do with star signs: they're always full of sweeping generalisations and look rather dry and dated. This is quite different though. There's a certain amount of content you can't change but those pages are all still beautifully designed and full of fascinating facts and info. What I really liked was all the bits you can change! There are loads of options for altering and personalising sections, from the front cover colour and wording to favourite quotes, photos and even what their superhero alter ego would be.

I did all the editing and ordering on my iPad and the website worked a treat. You wouldn't think this would still be a problem in this day and age but the amount of sites that aren't mobile and tablet optimised is ridiculous. I spent more time gnashing my teeth over selecting the perfect quotes and photos than anything else.

What's really nice is that the company work in partnership with Age UK and every product they make goes towards giving a book to an elderly person who may not receive any presents this year. So you get an excellent present for someone you love and the added warm glow of knowing that you've helped out someone else too.

My copy is still being held hostage by the sorting office but I wanted to get this post up as early as possible in December in case you wanted to try it out for yourself and order a Christmas present or two. I can't wait to get my grubby paws on the finished Book of Jean!

I've nabbed some photos from The Book of Everyone to show you what it'll look like when it gets here. Mothership's book is the lovely hardback option but they have a few different choices ranging from a digital copy to a deluxe one.


I was provided with this book for review purposes but all opinions are my own and in this case, I loved the process and bet the finished article will be just as much fun!


  1. It sounds a super idea!!! I'm amused as the last person in my blog feed also reviewed this!!! X

  2. This is such a nice idea for a gift. I'm storing this away in my head for a later date - thanks Alex! x


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