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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Lost My Name - The Perfect Easter Gift Alternative!

With Easter fast approaching, many parents out there on the lookout for a great alternative gift to the usual Chocolates and Sweets for their children.

I personally think that books are a wonderful gift to give, and always try to give at least one for every special occasion to hopefully help to encourage a love of reading.

So far Tyne got books for Christmas and his birthday, and Easter will be no different - yes he'll still get chocolate and some little toys too, but books will be a big part of his Easter Basket (post on that coming soon!)

 I have recently discovered one of the most charming books that I have seen in years.

Lost My. Name books are a highly personalised story book that revolves around your childs name.




The child in the story wakes up one morning to find that they have lost their name - and off they set on a hunt to find it.

Along their journey they meet an array of mysterious creatures, who assist them in finding the right letters.

The story is told in a rhyming fashion which gives it a great rhythm when reading it aloud, and the illustrations are quite simply stunning.





They are a little darker and more artsy than you find in most childrens books - they remind me very much of movies like Coraline and Tim Burton animations - things are charming but its not all bright colours and OTT rainbows & butterflies - I like that this book incorporates a mix of real creatures and mythical ones but doesn't feel the need to stick to fairies and unicorns - Trolls and Yeti's and similar are in there too, but they're not so scary after all - a great way to set aside any little fears kids may have about these mythical beings.

And of course, there is a happy ending.




I find the books completely charming, and I love the message included at the beginning



The books are available from www.lostmy.name/ for £18.99 with free worldwide shipping - and if you enter the discount code HappyEaster you will receive 15% off .

Why not take a look, or if nothing else - give them a follow on Facebook and Twitter to show support for such a wonderful and inventive idea!

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23 comments:

  1. awww love those books lovely gifts for the grandchildren xx

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  2. I LOVE these books! I'm a huge tim burton fan and these would fit perfectly in my girls book shelf x

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  3. These look adorable. I'm sure it will make a great gift for someone special.

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  4. These are such a lovely idea, love how personal it is! xx

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  5. What a great idea. We've always had some chocolate and an alternative Easter present for Easter (and friends of the children often said they wished their parents did the same).

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  6. that's a really good idea :D thank you

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  7. It's nice to get something other than chocolate, the little ones have far too much of that at this time of year .

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  8. I got this for my gideon and he absolutely loves it! such a fab idea :)

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  9. These books look lovely. Just nipping over to Amazon to have a look!

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  10. I love the idea of giving something different as a gift- lovely post :)

    Laura
    x

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  11. I never give my kids chocolate eggs at easter; they get them from grandma and aunties so i get them a smallish present instead.

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  12. I adore personalised books - i'd get Zoe one of these but it would be a pretty short book!!

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  13. my children love reading and we read a book everynight i think its really important and my daughter has just started sounding out letters so this helps her alot.

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  14. I love books, they are a far better gift than chocolate. I don't really think there is any need for a child to get stacks of easter eggs.

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  15. My niece would love these books, very colourful!

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  16. personalised books are such great present ideas

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