We all know at least one person who is difficult to buy for. Even the usual default gifts are out. Wine? They don’t drink. Chocolate? They’re on a diet. Gift vouchers? They lose them. So what CAN you get for people like that?
Introducing the Book of Everyone
If there’s one thing people are interested in it’s themselves. It doesn’t matter who they are, tell them an interesting fact about them they didn’t know and you’ve got them hooked. So a whole book about them and you’re onto a winner.
Now for me, the usual ungrateful recipient of my misplaced gifts is my dad. But when The Book of Everyone asked if I’d like to review a copy, my sisters’ birthdays were coming up. So instead of their usual gifts of wine and vouchers, I decided to try something different.
Creating your personalised book
The order process was surprisingly easy. I thought that creating a personalised book would be time consuming. And if there’s one thing I don’t have much of, it’s time. Luckily, I was completely wrong.
You just go onto their website and click on “Create your book”. Then it asks you for their name, gender and date of birth. You can also decide whether to create the book based on their current age or their age at their next birthday.
Next you tell them who the book is from and your relationship to the recipient. Then just press ‘Go’ and wait for the magic to happen!
Within about 20 seconds, your book is created. From there, you can personalise it as much or as little as you like. Either just buy it as it is or add personal touches such as photos, colours and characteristics.
It is clear from the website which pages can be personalised and in what way. I chose to personalise both of mine because I thought it made the gift even more thoughtful.
You have the option of creating either a hardback or a paperback. I went for a hardback for my sister Sophie who lives locally. I love the finish and it makes a nice, substantial gift for someone special. The book contains all sorts of facts and figures about the person. The contents are dependent on name, age and date of birth. They also very depending on the information you input, and there is a page to upload your own photos too.
For Emma, I went for the paperback. As she doesn’t live nearby, it was great to have the option of a book I could easily and cheaply post. It still contains everything you ever wanted to know about the recipient – and a few things you didn’t even realise you were interested in!If you’d like to win a paperback copy of the Book of Everyone, you can enter via the Rafflecopeter below. Please read my competition terms and conditions before you enter. Why not check out my other comps too? There are some great prizes available!
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Please note, these books were given to me free of charge for the purpose of a review and competition on this blog. All views, opinions, images and awkward gift recipients are my own.