Over the past two years Adam and I have had the opportunity of reviewing many wonderful items through the blog. As Christmas is around the corner I wanted to share with your our favourite Personalised Christmas Gifts. These items have been tested by Adam and gets his approval!
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The Snowman and the Snowdog Personalised Book
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without watching The Snowman on television. Last year we reviewed The Snowman and the Snowdog Personalised Book. Penwizard enables you to add your child’s name and gender to the story. You can also select your childs hairstyle and colour, skin tone, clothes colour and add glasses to make the main character look like your child. The personalised features within the book felt natural and didn’t detract from the story. Click on the image below to read more about The Snowman and the Snowdog Personalised Book.
Personalised Photo Book – Adam Space Patrol Alien Catcher
Following on from the Personalised book theme we were over the moon to test out a new venture called Amazing Pages. They have three books (so far) in their series that can be personalised with or without a photograph of your child. We opted to try out “Adam Space Patrol Alien Catcher“.
Unfortunately I chose a photograph from my ipod that required me to zoom in. I should have gone for Amazing Pages recommendation of taking a photo specifically for the book. However, this was my fault and not a reflection on Amazing Pages print quality.
Adam’s face appeared on nearly every page as well as details of where he lived, his school, his friends name, favourite past time and even his favourite food. Whats is unusual about the personalised book is that it is actually a very good story line. My husband was impressed and said that it would have been a great story even without the personalised elements.
Other books in the Amazing Pages series feature mermaids and llamas. All of the books are suitable for children up to 7 years old and would make a fantastic year long gift and keepsake.
Personalised Music Player
The “Sing My Name Rabbit” from I Just Love It is a personalised music player. It comes programmed with 12 fun songs that feature your child’s name in the lyrics. Our songs included “Wake up, Adam“, “When You Grow Up Adam,” “Do you want to go to the Zoo, Adam“, “It’s time to play Adam” and “Go to sleep Adam.” Each song is around 3 minutes long and the rabbit even lights up. Click on the image below to read more about the Personalised Music Player.
This Personalised Encyclopedia is also from I Just Love It. It can be personalised with any name (12 characters) and a message. Adam’s name is mentioned throughout the entire book as well as being included in several images. Through colourful illustrations and words the Encyclopedia teaches children facts about animals, body parts, food and more. You can read more about the Personalised Encyclopedia by clicking on the image below.
The Book Of Everyone
This was one of our first ever review posts back in December 2014, yet the book continues to amaze me. The Book Of Everyone 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.” They certainly live up to that promise. We created The Book For Adam despite him only being two years old. I was able to add photographs, change quotes, add text and and comments about Adam’s personality traits. No two books are the same. Definitely check our their website! You can read more about our Book Of Everyone review by clicking on the image below.
Personalised Christmas Wooden Wreath
This Personalised Christmas Wood Wreath is a new addition to our household. Create Gift Love make beautiful and unique personalised gifts for every occasion. Our Personalised Christmas Wood Wreath is made from maple wood veneer.
Each wreath has the words ‘Christmas with the…’ included, you can then personalise it by adding your family name. The Fairy Lights Wreath came beautifully packaged in a keepsake box and the decoration itself measures 30cm x 30cm.
Rope is included in the box so you are able to hang up your decoration. We we are going abroad this Christmas we will not be going over board with the Christmas decorations. However, this is one decoration that will go abroad with us.
All Create Gift Love products are make to order in their workshop in the New Forest in Hampshire. They only use wood which is ethically sourced and the wood oils used are environmentally friendly. They are also proud members of The Woodland Trust.
If you are looking for more Tried and Tested Christmas Gift Ideas then take a look at our Children’s DVD and Book Gift Guide.
Disclaimer: Over the past two years we have received all of the items above to review. Recently we received Space Patrol Alien Catcher book from Amazing Pages and a Personalised Christmas Wood Wreath from Create Gift Love. All thoughts and opinions are our own.