Friday, 4 November 2016

What to Buy Dad for his 70th - The Book of Everyone Review

This week is a rather busy week for us with 2 very big birthdays, one day after the other. We have my father in law's 70th, followed by my dad's 60th. At that age it's difficult to know what to buy them as they pretty much have everything.

I was recently contacted by The Book of Everyone and asked if I would like to review one of their books. They are books which are designed to celebrate an individual and they can be personalised. This was perfect timing so we decided to make one for my father in law.




The site is easy to use. You can choose from a selection of different themed books such as dad, mum, birthdays, valentines, one's for kids and then personalise the pages. I decided to create 'The Book of Dad'. 

The first thing to personalise is the front cover and then who the book is from. You can choose from 9 different colours. I opted for white.

There are various other sections that you can personalise such as adding in your favourite quotes and also placing photographs and messages on different pages.


Each page has interesting and funny facts based on the person's date of birth and age. One of the first pages covers interesting facts about the number 70 such as '70 litres of water are required to produce just 1 apple.'


On of my favourite pages is a page that states the amount of things my father in law has done to this day. For example it says that he has eaten the equivalent of 5.3 adult African bull Elephants and that his heart has pumped around 2,650,890,240 times.


I know his favourite part will be the pages that transport him back to his day telling him what song was number 1, what movie was the blockbuster and what things cost. Can you believe a pint of milk cost 1p and a first class stamp was 2p back then?



Overall, i've been really pleased with the book. The site was very easy to use and a I had a lot of fun creating it. Delivery was quick as it arrived within a few days. The quality of the print is excellent and the book has a lovely finish and feel to it.
It makes such a unique and personal gift for someone. If you are struggling to find a christmas gift for someone that has everything then this is ideal. It would make a great conversation piece around the christmas table. A true keepsake.



It's my father in laws birthday today so i'll update you soon on what he thought of his gift but for now i'm very pleased to announce that I am running a competition for you to win one of these books for yourself. You can enter via rafflecopter below. UK entries only please. Competition closes Sunday 13th November 

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61 comments:

  1. That's a fab book to give to a FIL. Will keep this one in mind for next year's birthday :)

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  2. I gave one of these books to my mother-in-law once, think they're fab. I'd be interested to read what mine said x

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  3. I find men so hard to buy for! These books are ace though!

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  4. I love these books! Sam has one and its great to flick through every now and then!

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  5. What a lovely and thoughtful gift! I hope he had a great birthday! x

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  6. What super book, it's going to make an amazing present!

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  7. Aw that book sounds a great idea! Love the cost of living section.

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  8. Books are my favorite. Thanks for sharing this one. It is super book and amazing gift for my dad. Will definitely buy it for his birthday.

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  9. What a fab idea for a gift. Personalised gifts are always that little more special :) x

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  10. It sounds like a really lovely and personal gift. I hope your father in law enjoys it

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  11. This is a great idea. Got me thinking now, if my Dad would like something like this :)

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  12. Really cool idea to celebrate a milestone, love the stats page too!
    :D

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  13. What a great gift for a birthday!

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  14. This is such a lovely gift, something personal and a keepsake all rolled into one x

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  15. What a fabulous idea! Need to make a note about it to myself.

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  16. I bet he will love that - what a great idea

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  17. I bet he will love that book, really interesting presents

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  18. My Dad is really hard to buy for and this would be the perfect Christmas present x

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  19. I would love to win this for my dad for his birthday! (Ycharlotte88)

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  20. I really like the look of this. It's a great keepsake x

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  21. My mum, her birthday is just before Christmas so this would be a lovely unique gift x

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  22. My dad or my husband, both would love it

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  23. I'd make one for my Mum :-)

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  24. This would be lovely for my Grandad, he's suffering with Parkinsons and his memory is slowing fading. This would be great to help him remember his life and all the people in it.

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  25. I think I'd love to create one for my Dad too...he's got the most interesting memories to fill it with ;)

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  26. Sounds like a great gift idea for those difficult to buy for

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  27. I would create for my Dad who turns 60 in December!

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  28. This sounds like a really lovely idea. I would definitely make it for my mother in law, she loves things with facts in.

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  29. I would create one for my niece. Incidentally, I had actually considered one of these. However, I decided against it, as I thought you couldn't add photos. Thanks for showing me that you can.

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  30. I got one of these for my hubby for fathers day from our son.it's a fab little book ideal when u not sure what to buy.

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  31. I would create the book for my son.

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  32. I'd make one for my mum.

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  33. I would create the book for my grandmother, I'm sure she would love it! :)

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  34. What a lovely idea! My nan will be 94 in March, I bet hers would be interesting to read xx

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  35. This is a great idea. This could sort my dad our for xmas - leanne w

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  36. I would create it for my younger two daughters. I know they would love it.

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  37. I would create it for my 8 year old son

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  38. What a fantastic idea! It's like the red Book of Life from the TV show This is your life! What a fantastic giveaway, if we won I'd personalise it for my Grandma xxx it's her 60th soon xx

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  39. I would create this for my Mum x

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  40. This is a great gift idea, my husband would love this :)

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  41. These are so lovely - I'd make one for my mum! :) x

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  42. A good friend of mine who I think would love this.

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  43. I absolutely love this idea! Would be perfect for my dad.

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  44. I bet your FIL will definitely love this, I know a few people that would love this as a gift

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  45. What a brilliant idea.id love to read one about me!

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  46. What a brilliant gift I love this idea I have a father in law that I never have a clue what to buy him this would be great

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