Last year, I was lucky enough to review The Book of Everyone and make personalised gifts for all three of my kids. They really do make the most fantastic presents and every one is completely unique. But I messed up slightly. In my excitement at putting my books together, I somehow missed that I could add photos to personalise them further and make them even more special.
But I was so pleased with the finished product that I splashed out on a hardback version for my dad’s 70th birthday earlier this year – and this time I got the photos in there!
So I was very happy to get the chance to put another book together in time for Christmas this year. Who would I make it for this time? My niece? My nephew? In the end, I decided their lives were a little bit too brief at the moment for a book, so I opted to make one for my mum.
The books really are incredibly simple to make. Go to The Book of Everyone and get creating! You start by inputting some very basic information – the name of the person the book is for and their date of birth, plus the name(s) of the person/ people it’s from (annoyingly for a family of five, this is limited to four names, so I had to just go with the kids rather than all of us). And within seconds, The Book of Everyone has worked its magic.
The book contains lots of facts about the person’s age, date of birth and year of birth – like historic events that happened on that date, the number one record and blockbuster film etc. There’s also plenty of pages you can edit to add little facts about your person – like their virtue and their vice. And of course there’s those all-important photos!
Right at the end of the book is a page with nine quotes on it. You can replace any or all of those quotes with photos – so I ended up with lots of lovely photos and my very favourite page of The Book of Everyone. My mum isn’t a fan of having her photo taken, but I found five nice photos of her taken in the last couple of years – all with my dad and some of them with the kids. Remarkably, one was even with me, my brother and sister. I knew it was a good idea to take that photo! The other four spaces were filled with a picture of each of my kids and one of my husband and I together. Result! A really lovely personalised gift.
If you’re looking for a gift that is thoughtful, unique, personal (and not even very expensive!) this year, you could do a lot worse than checking out The Book of Everyone.
The Book of Everyone has something for all budgets, starting from a digital version for £7.50, paperback for £19.50, hardback for £29.50 and deluxe for £49.50. Delivery is super-fast – our copy arrived in just three days!
I was provided with a paperback version of The Book of Everyone for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.