Book Review: Personalised Ladybird books from I Just Love It

7 Jul

Many of you, like me, will have grown up reading lovely little hardback Ladybird books – I still have some of my childhood books and they are treasured possessions.  I’m also a huge fan of the recently released ‘Adult’ versions which give a cheeky update to the original format with titles like The Hangover, Mindfulness and The Mid-life Crisis. The books make brilliant presents and have become huge bestsellers and now, to add to the excitement, gift website I Just Love It have launched personalised versions!!

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Needless to say, I jumped at the chance to review the books and I Just Love It kindly send me and my husband a fabulous package of personalised treats to go with our books. So firstly, the books. I chose one of the ‘How It Works’ series: The Husband and had it personalised with Dave’s name.

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Not only do the cover and spine have Dave’s name on them but the original pictures used to illustrate the text also have his name subtely included and the text itself has both our names in places! Reading this book made me giggle so much and I’ll definitely be buying personalised copies of books for friends and family with special occasions coming up.

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To go with the book we also received a set of treats to try including personalised craft beer, a huge tube of ‘Pint Pots’ sweets and a fab ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Chocolate’ bottle opener and bottle-top set. I probably don’t need to tell you that Dave is a happy man and I’ve earned all the blogging brownie points this month. For those with an interest, the pale ale is from Ilkley Brewrey and I quote, “is really nice!” It’s the little details with these treats that make them special and the bottle labels that came with the warning “Don’t drink and blog” made us both smile.

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But for me, the treat to top them all was the second book in the package – a personalised version of The Elves and the ShoemakerThis was my absolute favourite book as a child and although my copy didn’t survive I can still remember the illustrations and having the story read to me as a little girl … I’m pretty sure that book has something to do with my shoe obsession as an adult!

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The personalised version is just beautiful. It’s exactly hhow I remember it and I will treasure it! I Just Love It are also offering Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs and Rapunzel for personalisation from the ‘Well Loved Tales Collection’.

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If you’re looking for a special gift or a different and personal surprise for the book lover in your life, I’d definitely recommend the personalised Ladybird books and do check out www.ijustloveit.co.uk for lots of other lovely gift ideas.

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We’d like to thank I Just Love It for providing personalised Ladybird books and gifts for review. No payment was received for this review and all opinions given are our own based on the products that we received and tested.

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