Review: The Book of Everyone

I’m just going to start this review with a little message for my brother…

Mark, stop reading now if you don’t want to spoil the surprise of one of your Christmas presents!

OK, sorry about that, now we can get on with things!

the book of everyone

I love a personalised gift and they’re always a good bet, particularly for someone who is tricky to buy for. The Book of Everyone takes personalised to a whole new level. Because this isn’t actually The Book of Everyone, it’s the book of someone in particular. The Book of Everyone website is really straight-forward to use. You simply enter the name and gender of the person you want to make a book for, then add their date of birth and choose the age you wish to show in the book (this is great if you are giving the book as a birthday present and want it to show their age after their birthday) and lastly your own name (or whoever you want to say the book is from) and in less than an minute an online preview is generated.

book of everyone intro

Once your preview is ready you can scroll through the 50 pages, which are full of facts and trivia all based on the information you have provided. At this point you can choose a colour for the cover and also customise many of the pages even further by changing background designs, text or uploading photos. It really doesn’t take long to do this and you end up with a fantastic book that couldn’t be more personal!

book of everyone photos

Their are several different options to choose from when it comes to getting your book – digital £7.50, paperback £19.50, hardback £29.50 and deluxe £49.50. We received the paperback version which is really good quality, printed on thick paper. Delivery was also very quick, especially considering the book is printed to order. It was dispatched four days after I placed my order online and I received it the following day.

book of everyone age

On top of the fact you get a really great gift to give someone the lovely people at The Book of Everyone have also teamed up with the charity Age UK for their #peopleareamazing campaign. Every book you buy it goes towards the “gifting” of a personalised book for an elderly person who may not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas. What a wonderful idea!

I would highly recommend The Book of Everyone, whether it’s Christmas or any other time of year!

**Disclosure: I was given a code which allowed me to order the paperback version of The Book of Everyone free of charge for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

The Gift of Giving with Frugi


I love Frugi clothes. They are absolutely fantastic for Toby as they are ‘cut for cloth’ meaning there is plenty of room for his big fluffy bum without having to go up a size. Not only do Frugi clothes fit Toby brilliantly they are also made of lovely soft organic cotton. And on top of that it’s also great to buy clothes from a company that aims to be ethical in everything they do, each year donating 1% of their turnover to three great environmental charities as a member of the 1% For The Planet scheme, as well as supporting an orphanage in India.

This Christmas (all right, I know it’s still only November but Starbucks have got the red cups out so we can officially talk about Christmas!) Frugi decided they wanted to share their ethos of giving back and wanted to give the Gift of Giving. So they asked each of the bloggers in the Frugi Family to choose a blogging friend to send a Frugi gift to.


I was so touched when my lovely blogging buddy Donna over at What the Redhead Said chose us to receive her Frugi gift. And when I saw the top Donna had chosen for Toby I was delighted! I love this stripy reindeer long sleeve t-shirt – perfect for the festive season. The top is made of thick, soft organic cotton and it washes really well. And I think Toby looks super-cute wearing it too!

Frugi top and trousers

In these pictures Toby is also wearing his Frugi corduroy trousers that I bought in the January sales. They are 12-18 months (when in all his other clothes we’ve had to go up to 18-24 months) and there is still plenty of room in them. I love that they have an adjustable elastic waist so I can get a great fit on long, skinny Toby. They’re fully lined too so lovely and cosy and perfect for winter.

Thanks so much to Frugi and to Donna for choosing us to receive this gift!


**Disclosure: We were sent this Frugi top as part of the Gift of Giving project. All opinions are my own.