Present Idea For Tweens? How About A Book Of Everyone.

Present Idea For Tweens? How About A Book Of Everyone.

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!

The book of everyone, a personalised book with a difference, see more here;

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!

The book of everyone, a personalised book with a difference, see more here;

Right down to facts about his age –

The book of everyone, a personalised book with a difference, see more here;

To really personal quotes to show it’s from me!

The book of everyone, a personalised book with a difference, see more here;

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.

A personalised book for tweens, teenagers or anyone with an unusual name!


I was sent a book to review, all images are courtesy of Book of Everyone. 






  1. 26th November 2015 / 9:50 am

    I like the idea of this and I like how you have included relevent information which will really appeal x

    • 26th November 2015 / 10:11 pm

      thank you, I thought screen shots would show it better than trying to photograph the actual book.

  2. 26th November 2015 / 10:49 am

    I really like the idea of the book of everything. I’ve really got into personalised books recently.

    • 26th November 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Its worth just giving it a go to see what you create!

  3. 26th November 2015 / 3:09 pm

    This is a really great idea. I love getting books for my nephews but never thought to personalise it like that now that they are a bit older. Thanks for the tip.

    • 26th November 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Its a great progression from the old style personalised story books

  4. 26th November 2015 / 7:06 pm

    We bought one of these for my brother’s 18th last year and he absolutely loved it! It’s a great gift idea if you’re looking for something a little different and more personal x

    • 26th November 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Its perfect for the person who has everything isn’t it.

  5. Angela at Daysinbed
    26th November 2015 / 9:44 pm

    What a fab idea! I really do like this and I think my hubby would like this too! Angela

    • 26th November 2015 / 10:06 pm

      I’m thinking of making one for my dad too, I’m really intrigued to read more!

  6. 26th November 2015 / 9:56 pm

    These are so great aren’t they. I got one for my mum last year x

    • 1st December 2015 / 9:04 pm

      I love it, I think everyone needs one for a gift at some point.

  7. 27th November 2015 / 8:40 am

    I think personalised presents are the best, I think this would be a good present for anyone really.

    • 27th November 2015 / 9:17 am

      it would, I think my dad and 9 year old nephew would like it too

  8. Janine
    28th November 2015 / 6:26 pm

    Oh I love this. It’s great what’s out there these days. I love personalized books. My oldest is only 3 but something to keep in mind when he is in his tween age years.

    • 28th November 2015 / 7:25 pm

      It would suit any age really, I just think the tween years are so engrossed in the importance of age that it would be great for them.

  9. 5th December 2015 / 9:49 pm

    I think my eldest would like something like this. She’s 12 and it can sometimes be tricky to know what to buy for her. Saying that though, this year has been fairly easy as she’s been saving up for loads of things so we’ve just picked stuff up from that list 😉

    Louise x

    • 5th December 2015 / 9:57 pm

      They start to ask for more I think by early teens as they like to keep up with friends

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