Kingdom of You Personalised Book from Wonderbly

Kingdom of You is a wonderful personalised book for your child from Wonderbly.  Along with a range of titles such as The Little Boy who Lost his Name, there are a choice of books for your child in which their name appears throughout in an enchanting and engaging tale.

What I like about Kingdom of You and the other books available is not only is your child’s name published throughout, you have a choice of characters and various other options to tailor it to your child’s tastes and likes.

Kingdom of You is about a child who dislikes tidying his room (anyone have one of those? I know I do!) and then the laundry genie appears and grants him three wishes.  These will all be things that your child thinks are great but unfortunately having all these isn’t as good as it seems so fortunately the genie grants a fourth wish in which everything goes back to normal.

The book is well thought out and engaging with full colour pictures on each page.  My little boy loved to read the text then spend a few minutes checking out the picture and telling me what was going on and what he thought was going to happen next.

Kingdom of You from Wonderbly was a big hit with my little boy and we have read it many times over.  There’s nothing more a child loves than seeing their name in a book and putting themselves in place of the character throughout the story.  We’ve been entertained and loved reading the adventure together – a really special book for a child to treasure!

Have you checked out the personalised books at Wonderbly?  Perfect for gifts or special occasions – any child is sure to love receiving one of these!

 

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

The Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home Book

The Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home is a personalised children’s book that encaptures children’s imaginations as they see themselves magically travelling through space in a bid to find their way home.  The key to these book’s success is the personalisation with your child’s name used as the key character in the story and also the book really does take you right to your own doorstep.

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The book is printed on high quality paper and and story covers over thirty full colour  pages full of images to get your child talking.  My little boy always picks up on everything going on in pictures and loves to tell me what is happening before and after we read the pages.   This story follow two friends, you child being one of them and his name can be seen throughout.  At one point he see’s his name in stars across a page in the book which is a really nice touch.  We found the whole story engaging and my little boy was imersed in what was going on and intrigued as to what was going to happen next.

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The Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home follows the journey of the two friends trying to make their way back home, coming across lots of fun intergalatic filled adventures along the way including aliens and other creatures who try to help them get home.  The book is clever in that as they approach earth, the pictures incorporate a map of Europe, then as they zoom in on where you live, there is a recognisable icon of a landmark in the region where you live. In our case we had the Eden project as we live in the South West of the UK.  The next page then zones in on a map view of your actual street which is really quite cool.  Mister B didn’t notice it at first but as soon as I started pointing out the top of Morrisons and our road, he really got excited and couldn’t believe our actual house was in the book!

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This book is exciting, engaging, fun, full of colour and most importantly personalised which children just love.  You know it’s one of those books they will come back to again and again and will cherish over many years.

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My 5yr old Mister B loved his Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home book as I would imagine any child would. Being personalised makes it really special and a long term keepsake and being able to show a child where they live in a book like this is great recognition for the future.  I think these books are lovely and so well made but the ultimate thing has to be what the child thinks about them, but fortunately I’m able to say that my little boy just adores this book, loves the personalisation and the story line just keeps him entertained.  This is partly due to seeing his name but for him the full colour pictures just captivate and draw him in, he does love books though but I can honestly say this is a hit and would most probably be with any child!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Teachers Cards using the Postsnap app

At the end of the school year, little ones love to thank their teacher usually with a card and a small gift.  Rather than browsing the shops for a card, why not create one from home and have it delivered to you ready for you to sign and give to yoru teacher.  The bonus with this is not only do you not need to leave your chair, but you can personalise the card with custom words and photos.  Postsnap is the perfect app to offer this service and provide high quality cards within a couple of days to your door.

postsnapThere’s an array of ‘Thank you’ cards to choose from including general ones or ones that specify teacher on them.  As my 5yr old was choosing one for his teacher, he chose a rather cute one that says ‘To a great teacher’ and then allows you to add in the teacher’s name (I have blanked it our for privacy below).  You can then take a photo of your child using your phone or tablet and insert it straight into the card, in this case an apple shaped frame.

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Inside the card you can print the words you desire, or we chose to leave it blank so my little boy can add his own handwriting inside.  The process is so simple, you can create a card in just a few minutes.  This really is worth doing if you don’t want to trawl the shops, and also want to make the card a little bit special.

I must just say that the quality of the card is great and it is also a really good size.  The cards are A5 and look brilliant, my little boy can’t wait to give his to his teacher next week.

Get your orders into today to arrive in time for the end of term.  Head over to Postsnap and download the app now!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Father’s Day Cards with Postsnap & Other Gift Ideas!

With Father’s Day coming up, we all start thinking about cards, and what better than creating a personalised card for your dad, adding in photos and your own text to make a truly unique design.  This is where Postsnap come in, with their really simple greeting card app that even my children could guide themselves through to create the perfect card for daddy this year.

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The app is really simple to use and can be downloaded on to any Apple device, we used daddy’s iPad but told him not to look so we can keep the cards a surprise until Father’s Day.  I like that they’ve kept the options simple so you can literally click through in a few minutes and create a fully personalised card.  It takes you through in simple steps, choosing what sort of card you want, the design you want, allows you to add photos, then text and that’s it – card made!!  Just wait for it to pop through the post a couple of days later.

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The cards are really simple to put together and what I liked about the photographs is that if you don’t have any suitable ones to use, you can just use the iPad within the app to take a photo of the person and it inserts it straight into the box on the card that you have selected.  No messing around taking photos and uploading them!

I’m really pleased with these cards, they arrived with a blank envelope and both the card and envelope are of a high quality.  I know daddy will love these cards and they’ll be kept as keepsakes for many years.

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If you are looking for a present for your dad or husband this year then why not go down the useful and practical route of underwear, something that every man needs and doesn’t end up as clutter!

House of Fraser have some great socks and boxer shorts sets available.  How about this brightly coloured boxset of trunks by Diesel, containing three pairs of funky coloured underwear that comfortable to wear, great for everyday use.

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Or how this Emma Bridgewater mug with ‘Dad is my Hero’ printed on the outside in a fun italic print.  The mug is a good size too with being able to hold half a pint of liquid.  It’s a really nice style too and would make a great gift.

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received some of the products in order to write an honest review.

 

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Personalised Happy Families Card Games

Happy Families is a long played traditional card game, but this new personalised version from Go For It Games gives it a special twist and added entertainment value to play.  Go For It Games offer a range of personalised card games but we were sent out namesake version of Happy Families to try out.

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The came comes in an eyecatching box that immediately caught the children’s attention, with them wanting to sit and play.  Also included is a sheet of personalised wrapping paper which makes this really lovely to give as a gift to a family as the whole package can be personal to them.

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Inside the box you will find two piles of cards which can be merged together, and a number of instruction cards that need to be removed and kept aside to remind you of the rules of play.  The game cleverly comes with two games to play, the traditional Happy Families and Go Fish, a variation on the game, although overall the pack can be used to play various other games such as snap etc just as you would a normal deck of cards.

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The cards themselves in the pack were a big highlight for us. Each set of four is themed around an event or occasion and there is a Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master which fits our family perfectly.  The children found the pictures and themes really exciting, relating as many as they could to themselves.  5yr old Mister B’s favourite was the Martins at Easter, as Master Martin is sat there amongst a pile of Easter eggs eating a large chocolate one!  There are also random facts about the surname Martin at the bottom of some of the cards.

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With two children eager to play we got started.  Go Fish is similar game to Happy Families although instead of holding all of the cards, you only have 7 each and the rest go in a pile in the centre, which you tell players to “Go Fish” from if you don’t have the card they are asking for.  After playing a couple of each versions of the game, it was clear that my children aged 8 and 5 prefered Go Fish and we have been playing that all week!

In fact they love it and it is our go to game at the moment, it is best played with 3 or more players and provides simple, fun, family entertainment.  Being small it is ideal to take on holidays too, something I’ll definitely be packing this summer!

These games are great with their personalised feature and with the 24 most popular surnames included it’s worth checking out Go For It Games to see if yours is there too!

If you do decide to purchase for either yourself or as a gift then the code MARTIN10 will give you a 10% discount until the 24th December 2017!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

The Little Boy who lost his Name – Personalised Book Review

The Little Boy who lost his Name is a beautifully illustrated book that is personalised to the name of your child over almost thirty pages of a fun adventure.  Personalised books have always gone down well with my children so I thought this would be perfect for 5yr old Mister B to try out.

WP_20160219_14_59_31_ProThe book tells the story of a little boy who wakes up and has forgotten his name.  He heads out on a mission to find it, and along the way meets various characters who he chats to and they end up giving him a letter in the hope that he finds his name.

Mister B didn’t twig at first that the letters where going to spell out his name but he was incredibly excited that he was coming across letters in the book that were the same one’s as in his name.  We got to the end of reading the book and he said ” The boy’s got the same name as me!”,  Bless him!

lost nameThe book really is a lovely read, a fairly long story for personalised books and one that keeps the child intrigued, eager to see what the next letter will be.  The book is high quality, well made and a great addition to any bookcase.  Mister B loved his new book and I truly believe this is a well thought out, fun way of personalising a book that kids will love especially when they discover that the child’s name is the same as their own!

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Also available in as ‘The Little Girl who lost her Name’, these books make fantastic gifts and a book to treasure for little ones, we loved it, why not check them out for yourself.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

ijustloveit.co.uk Online Gift Store – Review

I Just Love It is a wonderful online gift store, with a wide variety of gifts, many of them personalised giving them added meaning to the recipient.  They also have things that are a little bit different from the high street, meaning you can find something unique and special for birthday’s, anniversaries and Christmas etc.

I chose a selection of gifts, all for me to try out and I have to say I haven’t been disappointed!

giftsI should save the best till last but I just have to show you this amazing personalised cake tin.  I absolutely adore it, both in style and quality and it will take pride of place in my kitchen.  It is a little pricey at £42.99, but when you see it with its personalisation and feel it’s strong sturdy quality, you’ll know it’s worth having!

gifts 4The metal is really thick and strong, this tin really is made to last.  It has a handle on top of the lid to aid in opening.  What makes this tin different to others I’ve seen is the airtight seal, meaning that your cakes will stay really fresh and biscuits will stay crisp.  I love the grey colour, neutral but stylish.  The personalisation really makes this tin special though, and makes it the perfect tin to keep on show as well as the perfect storage for all my lovely baked treats.  I can’t wait to serve visitors with a treat from my tin when they come round for tea!

gifts 3This Personalised My Family Keyring is so cute with a silver charm for each child that is engraved with their name and a heart for wording of your choice, of which I chose my name.  The charms are made from a zinc alloy making them sturdy and strong.  At £12.99 I think this would make a lovely gift, I certainly would be more than happy receiving this from my children at birthdays or Christmas (obviously with another adult helping them to buy and order it).  This will be home to my house keys from now and live in my handbag,  I’m very pleased with this item.

gifts 6A girl can never be without too many make up bags, you know what it’s like, some get a bit old and need replacing, you need one for make up, one for hair bits, one for other toiletries etc.. I really like the simple but elegant style of this Beauty Parlour Wash Bag and with its neutral colours and pvc coated cotton outer, it’s practical and also a good size.  This one does seem really well made and at £14.99 is a good price for the quality and has room to hold quite a few items.  It’s sitting proudly in my bathroom at the moment, full of little bits and bobs to make it look at bit tidier but I’m also looking forward to using it when I go away.

gifts 2A small but cute gift is this Grow Me Say It With Flowers Seed Kit and priced at £3.99 is a bargain.  I love roses and hope this successfully grows and is something I can plant in the garden.  An ideal stocking filler or smaller gift if you are doing a bag of presents, then this is the perfect extra.

gifts 5I’ve been really pleased with the selection of gifts from I Just Love It and would happily shop there again.  The items are certainly different from what you’d find elsewhere and the personalisation on the some of the items is unique and makes them stand out a bit.  If you are stuck for gift ideas, then I’d definitely give here a look, the range is vast and you’re sure to find something for person you are gifting.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the items in order to write the review.

Gorgeous Mother’s Day Cards – Review

With Mother’s Day on it’s way very soon on Sunday 15th March, finding the perfect Mother’s Day card can sometimes be tricky.  Made With Love have some really beautiful and totally unique designs that I’m sure any mum would truly love.

mothers day cardsThe cards are delivered in a box, each wrapped in tissue to protect their pretty decoration.  Each card is printed on pearlised card, with a pearlised paper inner layer inside.  My cards are blank inside but you can have them personalised with any words you like and also additional words added to the front on certain cards.   These cards do come with “Happy Mother’s Day” on the front already.

mothers day cards 2I think the designs are beautiful and I would be more than happy to receive a card like this and know my mum would love them too.  The first two cards above are adorned with a vintage style crystal cluster and one has Nottingham lace with satin ribbon on.

The third card is for a child to give to their mum.  It has four sentences that are started then there is a space for your child to continue writing and complete the sentence. They are:

My Mummy laughs when I…

My Mummy loves me because…

If I could give Mummy anything it would be…

I love my Mummy because…

This is such a lovely idea and I will be passing this card to my husband to give to my daughter to fill out and give to me.  I can’t wait to read what she has written on Mother’s Day!  This card will be a lovely keepsake too, to look back on in years to come.

mothers day cards 3All in all a lovely selection of Mother’s Day cards.  Why not check Made With Love out?

 

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the cards in order to write the review.

Mother’s Day with Truprint #millionmumssmile

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to spend time with family and of course spoil your mum.  But what do you buy?  There’s always the traditional flowers and chocolates but I think it’s nice to find something a bit different and possibly personalised.  This is where Truprint could be the place you are looking for.  Nowadays they do so much more than produce photographic prints, in fact there is quite an array of personalised gifts available that would be perfect for Mother’s Day this year.

For my mum, I will probably buy her some flowers but I like to give her a present too.  It’s always hard to buy for her as she seems to have everything but then I spotted this personalised jigsaw which can be made from a photograph.  I know she enjoys doing a jigsaw, so I decided to get a puzzle made up using a family photograph taken earlier this year.  I think it is something that she will enjoy doing with the grandchildren and they will be fascinated that their images have been immortalised onto a jigsaw!

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For myself I want something useful for Mother’s Day, a nice gift that doesn’t just sit there (I have enough clutter in my house!) so when I spotted this 13oz Photo Travel Mug I knew it’s something I’d like to receive as I need a new lidded mug for work and how lovely to be able to look at pictures of my children all day!  I think receiving something practical is so much more acceptable these days especially when it’s personalised.

 

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For children I think it’s appropriate to give just a small gift to their mummies, and something they can help design themselves and thats when I spotted these 3D Animated Bookmarks.  With a vast choice of backgrounds to choose from and the ability to add two photos to each one that magically change when you tilt it, these are the perfect choice for children to give as gifts.  My two designed one each with their own photos in and I can’t wait to receive them on Mother’s Day to use in my books.

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Another simple idea is a keyring where you can simply choose an image to go inside.  These are ideal to use as a small gift on their own, or to add to other gifts.

 

Why not take a look at the Truprint website yourself and see what you can find to give your mum this Mother’s Day?

Truprint also offer photo cards, so what a perfect opportunity to have one made up for your mum this Mother’s Day.  This year Truprint are running a Mum in a Million campaign where they want to make a million mums smile by giving away 1 million personalised Mother’s Day cards.

To claim one of these cards just go to Truprint and enter MUMINAMILLION at the checkout.

T&C’s

  • Awards one free 7×5 folded card
  • Standard P&P charges apply (99p)
  • Ship to recipient not available
  • Complete with envelope
  • Code is One time use only
  • Strictly one code use per household.

I was provided with Truprint credit to write this post, all opinions are my own.

Personalised Greeting Cards – Review

The Dog’s Doodahs is an online greeting card retailer, providing personalised cards delivered to your door.  They have a large range of humourous cards, but also some cute, animal and child friendly cards.  I was offered the chance to order a selection to see what I thought.

cardsWhen looking round the website I saw a lot of alcohol related cards, some amusing wine jokes which appeal to me and my friends.

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I ordered this one for my friend for Christmas which I knew would give us a laugh as neither of us know what Leftover Wine is!!  This is a large style card with a glossy finish.  You are able to personalise both at the top and the name at the bottom.  I was very pleased with this and we both had a giggle when she opened it!

 

 

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I also chose a cute personalised card for my daughter whose birthday is imminent and again on this card I could personalise both the name and the age.  The card is a nice size and one I hope she’ll enjoy when she opens.

 

 

I also selected a couple of the smaller non personalised cards to see what they were like.  I chose a few humourous ones that will be suitable for friends birthdays and am happy with all of them.

What I particularly like with ordering from The Dog’s Doodahs is that these cards are different, you won’t see similar ones elsewhere, giving them a more unique feel, rather than a lot of the more traditional high street cards that you immediately recognise.  The ordering process was simple and delivery was quick.

I am more than happy with the cards and online service received and would happily go back and order more cards from them.  Why not take a look for yourself?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received some cards in order to write the review.