Review - Personalised Books by

Product being reviewed: The Book Of Everyone
Date of review: 10-08-2017
Reviewer: Kirsty Grant

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Brief Company blurb:  “
Create a beautifully designed, personalised gift book celebrating someone's life, based on their birth date.

The Struggle to Find That Perfect Gift For a 50th

What do you buy someone who has everything and has no idea what they want? What do you buy that person if they’re also your mum and you want something special and memorable? I was officially stumped. I couldn’t find anything that was special and everlasting for her 50th. Then just as I was losing hope I was asked to review a book by ‘The book of everyone’.


First Steps of Ordering

The Ordering Process

When you first get onto the site it’s vibrant and inviting. The site is very easy to navigate, especially with a big ‘MAKE A BOOK’ button right in the middle of the home screen.

The prices for the different book finishes are clearly displayed on the home screen so there are no nasty surprises of hefty prices when you get to the checkout having just spent time creating your book.

I decided to go with their milestone book, which features the recipient’s milestone age on the front cover.




Next Steps of ordering

The next page you are taken to is to get some basic information on who the book is for, such as; their name, sex and date of birth.

You also get the option of the book displaying their current age or their age on their next birthday. You’re then asked what your name is and your relationship. The name you enter here is also displayed on the spine of the book. The issue I found here was that the book is from my partner, our children and I, so I wanted this name to read as our surname. However, there weren’t enough characters available for me to enter this as we have a double barrelled surname. I ended up putting a message along the lines of ‘with love’ there instead so that it would still read nicely if the spine was showing when displayed.


After you’ve entered the basic information your taken to the book builder where you can edit and personalise the book in many ways.

Following Steps of OrderingThe first thing you get to do is choose the colour of your book cover from a variety of colours, which you can see change right underneath. You then had a dedication page where you can add a personal message to the recipient. As you scroll down through the book there are lots of different pages of information, there is a great mix of both comical and informative pages on the year you were born. Some of the pages you can change the text on and others you can change the whole background of that page.

Once you’ve finished editing your book and you are happy with the finished product you can choose the finish of the book. You get a choice between a digital copy, to view on a tablet or pc, a paperback version, a hardback and also a deluxe addition where the book is finished to a very high quality and in a presentation box. all of these ranged between £7.50 and £49.50. I decided to go for the hardback version at £29.99 and proceeded with my order process.


To complete your order, you will need to sign up to an account or log back in if you already hold an account. Standard post is free of charge as standard to UK address’ however you can also choose royal mail signed for or UPS tracked if wanted, at an additional cost. You also get the option to gift wrap your product for a very reasonable £2.99. However, I chose not to as I wanted to look at the product myself before giving it to the recipient.

At the final stage of checkout, you have a summary page of what you are ordering and pricing, this also gives you the opportunity to add any promotional codes you may have. You then have the choice of how to pay, via PayPal or credit card. If you do choose PayPal, this then also gives you the option to pay with a debit card, although this isn’t made clear from this screen, only once you have actually gone through to the PayPal screen.

After ordering you receive a conformation email which also has a link to see the digital version of your book, which is much the same as what you have seen when in the book builder stage - here are some images of what mine looked like;

Finished Book

What I Received in the Box

The book was very well packaged, not only was it in a thick card envelope, it was also in a sealed bag to prevent any possible water damage in transport. The book was bright and vibrant and had a very high quality feel to it. All of the pages were pristine and crisp and I was pleased that there was a blank page at the very beginning, which I chose to write a short birthday message inside.

The Concept

 I’d heard about the usual memory newspaper books that have clippings of newspapers from the year you were born in, but that always seemed a bit boring to me and the kind of thing you’d tell someone you’d received but you would never actually show them it. So I think this product has hit a real niche in the market and could prove to be very popular... It’s a unique and sentimental gift that I can see people getting out again and again to show their friends and family.

The Overall BB4BM Verdict

 - 4.5/5 STARS - A THUMBS UP! -
The product was so easy to order and had so many personal touches to it. The prices also made it even more appealing.  It looks and feels very high quality and I can’t wait to see what my mum thinks of it. It’s so hard to find a gift for those extra special occasions that is sentimental and doesn’t break the bank and this product really hits the nail on the head.

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