I saw the Book of Everyone featured on blogs last year and had it on my list of present ideas for people. Of course, then I forgot about it until the Book of Everyone asked me to choose a book to review. And with 40th birthdays coming up, it was the perfect time to check out the website and make a decision of which book to buy.

The Book of Everyone is a book I’ve never seen before. You choose the recipient, put in their name and birthday date and the online web page puts together their personalised Book of Everyone. Essentially, lots of interesting facts and quirky pictures, and creating a book all about them.

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There are several different book choices – I opted for the Milestones book, although the website gives you choices for mums, dads, kids, Christmas, the quickie book and other options. Once you’ve entered the details you can then personalise further on several pages throughout. A change of cover colour; choose a different background image, or change the text. By being able to change the pages already populated, it means every book is unique.

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My only disappointment with the choices was that you had way of changing the front page name. The choices for a friend were a little bit sickly sweet for me, and I just wanted a first name, not first and surname but I couldn’t find a way of changing this without removing the second name from the whole project. The covers were a little garish unless you wanted to opt for the more neutral colours. I’d have liked a few more elegant choices similar to the colours you tend to get on photobooks.

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My Book of Everyone arrived fairly quickly, well wrapped and protected in a plastic sleeve. It’s reassuring that if you posted directly for a gift, it would arrive safely. It’s a reasonable size and good quality paper. Generally for a gift I’d have preferred a hard back but I’m not sure I’d spend £30 on one.

The artwork and text is clear, and I didn’t spot any errors or problems with it. It’s certainly a quirky and unique gift, and I could see myself pouring over the facts reading it.

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Prices range from £7.95 for the digital version, paperbacks at £19.95, hardbacks through to the deluxe version at £49.95.

I have a giveaway for one reader to win a paperback Book of Everyone. If you’d like to enter, simply tell me who you’d give a Book of Everyone to and why in the comments below, then complete the rafflecopter widget. There’re bonus entry options as well.

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Disclosure: I received a Book of Everyone for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.

96 Comments

  1. Adrian Bold

    I would love to give this to my nephew Jack.

  2. Naina clayton

    looks amazing would give to my sister in law

  3. Jo Hutchinson

    I would give this to my friend he would really love this personal element.

  4. Emma Davison

    Probably my goddaughtr. I think she would like it

  5. Dawn Hull

    It would be a lovely surprise for my mam as I think it is the type of thing that she would like.

  6. Sarah Wilson

    I would give it to my husband as it’s really unusual!

  7. Kirsteen Mackay

    I would give this to my friend because she would really appreciate it and I think it’s quite a unique present, which makes it more personal.

  8. lucy knight

    id love to do this for myself for a change

  9. Fiona Rennie

    I would give it to a friend as I think she would love it

  10. Joanna Ford

    I would give it to my partner Ben as he loves things that are personalised and meaningful 🙂

  11. Gill Mitchell

    I’d give it to a good friend of mine who would love this.

  12. adrian price

    my nephew max—i want him to have the world

  13. Karen Dixon

    for my niece because she deserves the world and more

  14. sallyanne rose

    to my dad because he is really hard to buy for, but i think he would really like this

  15. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    My fiance – he deserves it and would find it amusing!

  16. beryl Johnson

    My husband, as he’s really hard to buy fo, and this would make a very original present.

  17. Debbie Preston

    I would give it to my partner as he turns 65 next year and retires

  18. Charlotte Burford

    My Dad, he’s the hardest to buy for but loves reading and think this would interest him!

  19. Sam cornford

    A friend.. she’s turning 40 in January.

  20. Lynsey Buchanan

    I would give it to my daughter I think she would really like it,

  21. kimberley ryan

    I would gift one to my husband, he would love this, such a fab idea

  22. Kat Allinson

    I would give it to my Mum because she is 60 next year and I think it would be a nice present for her

  23. jo liddement

    I would love to give this book to my neighbour and friend who is celebrating his 90th birthday in December and i know would really love this.

  24. Karen Barrett

    My Grand-Daughter, she would be able to bring the whole family into her story

  25. Beky Austerberry

    My son would love this – it would be fun to make too

  26. Susan Smith

    Would give it to my husband, hes always interested in facts and figures, i am sure he will enjoy it

  27. Lisa Wilkinson

    I’d give it to my Dad. He loves reading and would love this book too

  28. I’d gift the book to my niece Bethanie. I think she’d enjoy it.

  29. Jo Carroll

    I think my Dad would absolutely love this. He obsessed with facts and is always telling us stuff 😉 Plus he’s lived the longest so there’d be plenty of material to throw in. x

  30. I think my daughter would like to do this for one of her friends

  31. My husband as he is so difficult to buy for. This looks perfect!

  32. Mark Bradbury

    My Dad because I never know what to get him!

  33. Samantha O'D

    My dad is having a big birthday this year, would be a great gift

  34. Natalie White

    My Dad – he’d love this! 🙂 It’s right up his street.

  35. claire woods

    My Dad because I never know what to get him!

  36. abigail edkins

    My daughter…I think shed like its quirkiness and treasure it

  37. Daniel Harrison

    It’d be for myself: I cannot resist the urge!

  38. Edward Guerreiro

    It would be for my niece, for her 1st birthday.

  39. Laura Pritchard

    To my dad, he loves quirky gifts like this!

  40. Isabel O

    I would make one to give to my mum for her birthday. 🙂

  41. Helen Tovell

    My dad as he is so hard to buy for this would save me a headache

  42. Alice Dixon

    My mum because I want something special for her birthday x

  43. Kristy Brown

    I think my daughter would really like this

  44. amy bondoc

    i would give it to my daughter she loves memories and looking back !

  45. Michaela Hannah

    My hubby because he’s so difficult to buy for, this would be perfect

  46. Spencer Broadley

    My good friend John who has stuck by me through thick and thin and visiting me everyday while I was in hospital for a long time

  47. Margaret GALLAGHER

    My neice as shes celebrating several milestones so this would be perfect

  48. I would love to give one to my husband – think he’d be really touched

  49. Shirley A Evans

    I would give this to my beautiful Granddaughter,She would appreciate this

  50. Lucy Major

    My Dad because it would make a great extra Christmas present

  51. Kim Neville

    I would give to my son who would love finding more about his time

  52. Laura Banks

    my son as its a book he will always remember

  53. Christine Lockley

    I would gift to my niece who’s had a year of highs (her 40th) and lows (the death of her Dad), I want her to know how very special she is

  54. lucy higgins

    i would give this to my sister as shes turning 40 and it would make a great present

  55. Matt McAndrew

    A friend of mine who is in dear need of cheering up.

  56. celine bell

    For my husband, who is adopted and is making his own history.

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