My older boys have started writing their Christmas lists. Our rule is to ask for a main present and 4 suggestions, they’re not greedy kids and always appreciate what they have but I like to get them surprises, so there’s no endless lists of requests. What I tend to do instead, is note down anything they see and say they like or need during the run up to the big day and this year I’ve been wracking my brain for a present idea for tweens as well as teens.
Yet as they get older, this gets harder. Wants and needs get more expensive which leaves very little money for the surprises. They’re past toys now really, it’s more about gadgets so I’ve had to really get my thinking hat on.
One of the things Tween loves though is the personalised Christmas book his great Auntie Kaye bought him many many years ago. It comes out every year and is a bedtime staple. Having quite an unusual name, he never finds it on the usual personalised things you can buy so seeing his name in print is a real novelty.
And this time I think I’ve hit gold.
Thinking that The Book Of Everyone was just another personalised story book, I headed over to their site not knowing if it would be suitable for an 11 year old or if I’d started the Toddler off on his collection. But after a few clicks through it became clear this was just what my knowledge hungry tween would love!
It’s packed with loads of general knowledge facts personal to your age (50 pages to be precise). By filling in the name, date of birth, who it’s from, you get a book so utterly personal to you. Right from choosing the colour of the front page to quotes and traits you can edit. I’ve always regretted not getting the cd of the number one from the day he was born but that’s even in the book!
Right down to facts about his age –
To really personal quotes to show it’s from me!
I actually had way more fun creating this than I probably should’ve but in all honesty, it only took 30 mins, which is a big bonus for a busy mum. I ordered the soft cover version priced at £19.50 and was kept updated at every step of the ordering/dispatch process.
For anyone struggling at what to get someone for Christmas go have try at creating A Book of Everyone.
I was sent a book to review, all images are courtesy of Book of Everyone.