Friday, 13 July 2012

Signature Gifts Personalised Books Review and Competition

We were sent three children’s books from the available range at Signature Gifts.  One I will review in the run up to Christmas, because if the boys get a glimpse of “Your Letter to Santa” now, it will be a constant barrage of “is it Christmas soon? Is it tomorrow? How many sleeps now mummy?”.  Frankly I am so not ready for that just yet…

The ones my boys could enjoy straight away were “Are you the Most Amazing Animal in the World?” and “(your child’s name) and the Magical Bookcase”.  


We were sent sample copies to illustrate what they were like, so they were not personalised for my own children.  But the boys could still make the most of the overall experience of the entertaining stories and I could comment on what the personalisation would be like.

Both books are available to buy from Gone Digging for £9.99 and you can add any name to the story.  What I like in these books is that the name also appears within the pictures, for example written in the sky or as part of the peacock’s feathers, usually in personalised books the names tend to stay in the text, so you feel your getting a little more with these books.

You can also add a message to the inside of the book, making it a lovely gift for birthdays or Christmas (see I am letting my guard down with that word again!).  So I think for a good quality and colourful book, custom-made to your child £9.99 seems a fair price.

Children will love seeing their names featuring so heavily in the books.  But they have certainly not compromised on story; eldest found them compelling, particularly learning more about wildlife in that book.  It is crammed with informative facts about each of the featured animals.  The end of the book even has a page for your child to draw the animal they think is the most amazing.  It is good to get them actively involved after enjoying the story.


I thought the Magical Bookcase was very good though because it brings across the message of the importance of books and how they open up the world around you (with the help of your imagination).


Signature Gifts also have a 'Colour Me In' range complete with calendars, books and cards, which your child can colour in and then give to family as gifts, personalised with the name of the creator and the recipient.  What a lovely way to treasure lovingly created artwork.


Signature Gifts have kindly offered me a prize where one person will win a personalised book of their choice from the children’s book selection.  See below for the list:

·         My Name Is… (New)
·         Letter to Santa (Released mid-July, brand new)
·         Most Amazing Animal
·         Have You Seen My Cat?
·         The Magical Bookcase
·         Princess and the Mysterious Noise

Then kindly fill in the rafflecopter by the 2nd of August.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

142 comments:

  1. You are so generous - your giveaways are always fab and you are a star mum for the effort you put into your blog !!!

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  2. ashleigh allan13 July 2012 at 22:24

    lovely giveaway - the books look great x

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  3. Very nice giveaway. Stimulating and educational for children

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  4. These books look fantastic! My daughter loves books and to see one with her name in would be wonderful!

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  5. Lovely competition thanks :)

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  6. Theresa Barlas14 July 2012 at 09:19

    lovely book for a child

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  7. Great idea and we love books!

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  8. Katiewalters2514 July 2012 at 10:26

    this is a lovely giveaway and my son would love it

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  9. these books look like a great idea. would be great for mine especially with unusual names, never see anything in shops with their names on

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  10. Think personalised books are such a lovely idea. Would love to win  :)

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  11. How great are they! I looked into these for my grandson Jake but couldn't find any, I knew I'd seen them at Christmas time.
    Fingers crossed for this one! 

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  12.  Thanks for the giveaway, hope you and your family enjoy the SUNSHINE!!

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  13. Great idea and we love books!

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  14. Excellent giveaway

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  15. These books do look fab and it was interesting that you said about the name also appearing within the pictures. We have bought several personalised books over the years for friends & family children and as you say virtually all do just print the names within the story. Lovely prizes, I am entering but will be taking a look at the website for future gifts. 

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  16. Great giveaway, hope i win

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  17. I like the sound of the Magical Bookcase. It's a great idea to get children to start reading or to help them to read as they'll love to recognize their name.

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  18. I'd love to win this for my son!

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  19. wish they had these when i was young, something magical when your name appears in  a book :)

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  20. what a lovely prize

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  21. lovely prize  -  not the run of the mill

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  22. You mentioned the 'C' word!  In July!  I'm telling...
    Seriously though, lovely prize, many thanks :-)

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  23. Thankyou for the giveaway what a fantastic prize :)

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  24. Lovely prize, personalised books really encourage little ones to read

    @littleboo_21 

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  25. lovely prize but im not sure how to enter :( haaa i copied the webaddress and tweeted it ? im still learning :( x

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  26. Suzanne Sendell15 July 2012 at 21:01

    Love these books

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  27. My daughter would absoloutley love these books she loves a story (or three )every night !

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  28. Personalised books are lovely and make the person feel very special

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  29. Fantastic competition! Love personalised books :-)

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  30. Lovely,would love to win for my Grand-daughter.

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  31. Carl and Victoria Boland15 July 2012 at 21:38

    Hello, please enter me in the draw.

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  32. These book ideas are fantastic!

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  33. Lynsey Buchanan15 July 2012 at 21:53

    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway

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  34. my daughter loves seeing her name in stories

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  35. Well done on a lovely giveaway, would love to win!

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  36. Melanieandtony16 July 2012 at 07:10

    fab giveaway , fingers crossed 

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  37. Great prize and great site. Thanks

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  38. great giveaway

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  39. Kieranwalsh194916 July 2012 at 10:28

    Morning, hope you all had a great weekend (despite the rain), have a great week, thanks for comp

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  40. If you wish to purchase these books you will find them at Gone Digging www.gonedigging.co.uk   Enjoy!

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  41. Hi Karen, Great competition. These books look very nice, a great idea. :-)

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  42. Please count me in for this fab giveaway

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  43. I love the idea of The Magical Bookcase!

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  44. I love the idea of a personalised book,Gets kids more involved when they realise its about them :) Xx

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  45. We love personalised books, these look fab x

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  46. Kate Cunningham17 July 2012 at 18:04

    Kids love personalised books. Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  47. Please enter me in this gorgeous giveaway

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  48. Fiona Waterworth17 July 2012 at 19:36

    We bought a personalised book for our jessica she loved it and shows everyone her name, we would love one for our jamie

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  49. claire matthews-curtis18 July 2012 at 12:34

    my daughter would love one of these, what a good idea

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  50. My son doesn't have any personalised books yet, sure he would love these

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  51. Stacey Tripconey18 July 2012 at 15:05

    This would make a lovely present for my daughter.

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  52. Fantastic books shared with all my friends 

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  53. Those books look great, and lovely pictures too

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  54. great books! and great pics

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  55. Hi! Here's a :) for you!

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  56. stephanie tsang19 July 2012 at 12:05

    Great comp! Thanks. 

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  57. Helen Dickinson19 July 2012 at 12:23

    I would love to win this to read to my son at bedtime For my son! Im Mummy to the Max.. I also blog!

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  58. would love to win this

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  59. What a lovely idea. My little girl would love to see her name in print like that. Lovely prize. :-) x

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  60. Thank you for another fab competition

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  61. This is a fab competition!!! Great idea :)

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  62. These books sound great.  Fab comp x 

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  63. Looking forward to reading one ! lol

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  64. Looking forward to reading one if I win!

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  65. I would love to give this to Lilly.

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  66. Would love to win this, reminds me of my chiildhood :)

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  67. This would make a lovely gift and something they would love to read over and over.

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  68. would love to see my alfies name in a book x

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  69. would love to win for my son for xmas

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  70. Great giveaways, thanks for running them :)

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  71. i love these kind of books.  when i was little (many moons ago) i was brought a christmas book which was personalised.  last year i brought out older daughter (6 years) a christmas one.  i hope she keeps it like i did for many years to come.

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  72. Thanks for running this competition, and your others. Good luck everyone xx

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  73. great competitions :) good luck x

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  74. Thank you for all the lovely competitions

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  75. Would love another personalised book - have one for my oldest already and they're ace! :)

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  76. Looks great!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway and the wonderful blog

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  78. How lucky, living in such an idyllic part of the world

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  79. Lovely - would love to win this for my daughter

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  80. These are beautiful books and my daughter would love one. Thank you for the competition.

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  81. Another great competition

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  82. Maria Jane Knight1 August 2012 at 10:15

    Hello *waves* thankyou for once again another brilliant giveaway! Love reading your blog :)

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  83. aww this is fab, my daughters would adore this :)

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  84. I'd love to win this. what a fabulous prize!

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  85. thankyou for a lovely competition x

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  86. My little girl would love one of these x

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  87. What a lovely giveaway my daughter would love to star in her own book

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  88. My 4 year old daughter would love this gift.

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  89. Awesome gift to give at Christmas - love personalised items shows you've gone to that bit more of an effort. Thanks for a great competition!

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  90. Another lovely giveaway, thank you :) x

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  91. Fab giveaway, thank you :) My daughter would love this!

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  92. My son loves these books, it makes bedtime reading extra exciting to hear his name x

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  93. my son would love this. would make him feel really special!

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  94. Emma M L Bradshaw1 August 2012 at 19:11

    These are great - my 3 year old would love it!

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  95. I used to have a book like this, it was a Smarties one and it had me and my family on it, I loved it!

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  96. So cute - just the sort of thing my Dexter would love!

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  97. lovely books, my daughter wants one!

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  98. Wahey fingers crossed

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  99. Great competition, what lovely books!

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  100. i love these books i remember when i was a kid my brother had one and i thought it was really cool the fact my name was in a book

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  101. samantha_ripley1 August 2012 at 22:54

    these look fab! i would love to win one for my daughter

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  102. these books look great, my daughter and I love to read together :)

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  103. These are great books, my little son would love "Letter to Santa" - yes I'm getting the "how many days is it"? already too :-S x 

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  104. ooh, story time!

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  105. great prize

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  106. These books look fab xx

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  107. great prize

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  108. My little boy would love this! thanks for the fab competition x

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  109. Lovely giveaway. It's great to see the surprise on little one's faces when they get something personal. Last year we did an online message from Santa for Piper and when he said her name and what she wanted to Christmas her face lit up! Magical!

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  110. These look like lovely books... great prize! x

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  111. lovely books, great prize! x

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  112. My 4 yr old would love any of these books and is starting to read certain words. Great encouragement for any child to spend time reading.

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  113. What a fabulous prize, my granddaughter loves looking at books (she's only 3 so not reading yet) and would get such a surprise if she was a character in a book

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  114. This would be a lovely prize for my Nephew. I'm feeling a bit guilty at the moment as we missed his birthday (although he was in Egypt on hols so not completely our fault). Hope I win! :)

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  115. THIS IS A NICE COMMENT ;)  THANKS FOR THE FAB COMPETITION!

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  116. Thank you for the competition - this is me leaving a nice comment...oooh have a fab weekend everyone :o) x

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  117. What a fab product, and thanks for a fab competition to win one! 

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