So, As you may know, Fathers Day is coming up. As always I didn’t know what to get him because my dad is really hard to buy for because all he wants is a grand piano that he knows we cant afford. Also a home-made gift isn’t quite the equivalent of a grand piano is it?
(Epic music plays)
So, I took it upon myself to find the best Fathers Day present a child could ever give to his dad.
A Personal Touch
There’s nothing quite like getting a personal present is there? (except when granny’s knitted it!) I heard about a new company, run by three dads that makes personalised books, using information supplied by you. Or in this case, me. Now, if it’s run by three dads that means that they will have had over 100 years experience of what dads like. So I reckoned it was going to be a good bet. It’s called The Book of Everyone. And as the title suggests, it’s tailored to the person you’re giving it to.
A whole book? Do you have to write it then?
Don’t worry. It’s all done online. You don’t even have to find a pen. (Does your house EVER have a pen? Ours is like a black hole for pens. I wonder if there’s a pen fairy that takes all ours instead of our teeth, but never leaves any money?) Anyway, you log on or create an account if you don’t already have one. Then you simply make a book. DON’T Panic!! All you have to do is write in the date of birth and the name and your relationship to the person you are giving the gift to.
So what’s in the book? It’s not Dad’s diary is it?
Noooooooooo! That would be torture- even Mum wouldn’t want to venture there. The book takes the name and date and creates a series of cool pages filled with neat graphics. Things like what the top number one hits were when he was born, how many tear drops he has shed and how many chromosomes he shares with a potato. (Answer two; pretty much what I suspected!) You can also put in really nice message telling dad how much you love him no matter how many times he shouts at you for leaving the back door open and cereal bowls in your bedroom.
I thought it was the book of everyone? Not the book of Dad?
Take a chill pill! I ordered one for Father’s Day but you can get them for Mothers Day, birthdays…and just because…
What kind of book is it?
Whatever you want. You can buy it in hardback, (24.50) paperback (£17.50) or e-book (£7.50) so if you’re Dad’s never ever off his phone like mine, you can send it electronically. There’s also a deluxe version. Whichever way you go when ordering, it’s a well designed, funny, interesting book. Great for reading on the toilet, which is, after all where dads spend most of their time.
- Order it in time. If its a real copy as it will need to be delivered.
- Get there before your brother does.
- Get the date of his or her birthday wrong. Otherwise you are in big trouble.
I give this a 5/5 because I love it. And I think my Dad will too. I especially like the way it comes presented, hand wrapped in tissue paper with a nice sticker on the front. Hip hip hooray for Dads! Now I wonder if he’ll get me one for my birthday?