When we were asked to review ‘The Book Of Everyone’ which claims to be the “perfect personalised gift for friends, family and partners” I have to say I was dubious. The website promised “each book is filled with amazing personalised facts, wonderful statistics and all told through a nostalgic glance back to the world the person was born into.” I had my doubts that the process would take too long and the finished product would be sub-standard. I wasn’t particularly interested until I watched the video. Suddenly I was intrigued by the book and wanted to put it to the test.
Ordering the book was simple and fun. I decided to make the book for Adam, despite him being only 2 years old. I only needed to enter his full name, gender and date of birth on the Book Of Everyone website. I had the choice of 9 colours for the cover and additions. I simply scrolled through each page and whenever I saw a pencil symbol I was able to personalise the book. The process took me 10 minutes because I got distracted looking at the individual pages. The process could have been completed within a couple of minutes had I wanted to rush. I was able to add photographs, change quotes, add text and and comments about Adam’s personality traits.
Typically I ordered the book late Friday afternoon so knew I would have to wait a long time for the book to be delivered. However, our hard backed book arrived the following Wednesday. What struck me immediately about the book was the paper quality. It is the paper you would expect from a high quality publication.
The trivia inside was fascinating. It included how many days old Adam is, the likely weight of all the food he has consumed and how many heart beats he has experienced. The book gives information on the world events on his date of birth, the number 1 song on 2nd May, popular TV shows and various other statistics. My photographs of the book do not justify the high quality colour print.
There are many circumstances when The Book Of Everyone would make a perfect present – milestone birthdays, a retirement present or for the person who already has everything.The book makes a wonderful keepsake present. Despite Adam only being 2, the book is filled with information we did not know and will now remember. They have also created The Book Of “Mum” and “Dad.” A version perfect for this time of year is The Book Of Claus. This special festive edition celebrates the individual with a festive twist, all the amazing facts and statistics of the day the person was born into, but with that special nostalgic Christmas touch.
The Book of Everyone comes in hardback (£29.50), softcover (£19.50) or a digital version (£7.50). The price includes shipping to mainland UK.
That is not all. The Book Of Everyone is working in collaboration with Age UK. Each year around 500,000 elderly people will spend Christmas alone. Every book that is bought in the run up to Christmas will go towards a personalised book celebrating the life of an elderly person as part of their People are amazing campaign. “By building a book you’ll not only be giving your mum, dad, brother or friends a brilliant personalised gift, you’ll also be bringing a smile to the face of an amazing individual.”
Disclaimer: We were given a copy of The Book Of Everyone to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.