Baby’s First Birthday Gift with Star Name Registry

Baby’s First Birthday Gift: Its really difficult picking out a first birthday gift, its even more difficult when its your second child and that child happens to be a boy like your first! Poor Kipper he is destined to a life of hand me downs, one thing that I do not want to be a hand me down is his first birthday gift. Monkey got a wooden garage for his which is now in several pieces and has not stood the test of time. I am a little sad about this so I wanted to make sure that I got something for Kipper which can be kept forever. So when the Star Name Registry got in contact and offered me the chance to review one of their Extra Bright Star Giftsets it suddenly occurred to me that this would make the perfect gift.

I had never considered buying a star for anyone before so didn’t really know what to expect, but their website is very easy to navigate. Which explains why they are the number one online star registry, having registered over 17,000 stars to date.

I was impressed to find that once you buy a star with them it will be entered into the registry within 24 hours, not only that but each star is only ever named once. So Kipper will not need to share his star with anyone. Our gift set cost £44.99 and came with the following:

  • Entry into the registry
  • A4 Star Name Deed
  • The Sky Atlas star maps
  • Confirmation letter
  • A4 silver certificate frame
  • Extra Bright Star gift explained.

It came beautifully packaged on a large silver presentation box and surrounded by light blue tissue paper. There were also a couple of blue roses which Kipper found very entertaining…

Things I love:

  • The presentation box is a lovely touch and perfect for a gift
  • The deed comes in a frame which can either hang on the wall or put on a side board. I like the little silver stamp which reminds me of my university certificate.
  • The printed material is great quality and glossy. I really like the map of the consolations which which means we can try to see it for ourselves as well as the additional information about a bright star.

  • They offer something for every budget, with their Standard Star costing just £14.99 up to the Binary Star Gift Set costing £69.99
  • With Kippers we had the option to add a personal message which is prefect for his birthday
  • I liked that we were able to choose the consolation as well, as it meant we could pick something that meant something to us. We opted for Little Bear or Ursa Minor. If you are stuck on the website they list consultations which maybe suitable depending on the reason you are buying
  • Quick and efficient delivery, just want you need for a gift – they are sent first class and will leave their office the day ordered if before 2.45pm. Plus there is no charge.
  • If you really are in a rush then they also have the ability to email you the deed, although this is only available when you buy a star alone and not part of a gift set.

It makes the perfect gift for Kippers first birthday and I hope that it will grow with him as he grows. I can imagine in a few years time buying him a telescope so that we can spot it. I am going to hang the deed in the nursery and have the prefect place for it. My only problem is that once Monkey realises he will want one too! I would definitely recommend Star Name Registry, their customer service is great, delivery quick and the quality of the documents fantastic. They make a lovely usual personalised gift. Star Name Registry have very kindly offered my readers the chance to win a Extra Bright Star of their own which comes with the following and costs £24.99

  • Entry into the registry
  • A4 Star Name Deed
  • The Sky Atlas Star Maps
  • Confirmation letter
  • Extra Bright Star gift explained

You can enter via the Gleam application below and please note the T&Cs: Star Name Registry – Extra Bright Star

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive an Extra Bright Star with their choice of name and constellation
  • The competition will close on 15th May at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck!

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This is a collaborative post, we were given an Extra Bright Star Gift Set for the purpose of this review, all words and opinions are my own.

 

75 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    April 15, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I would gift this to my brother and sister inlaw, who lost twin babies due to prematurity. I have a star named after the 2 babies I lost and I know they would love similar for their Angel babies too.

  2. Margaret gallagher
    April 15, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    For my sister in memory of our younger sister

  3. Bev
    April 15, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I’d give it to my dad for memory of my mum.

  4. iain maciver
    April 16, 2017 / 12:53 am

    perfect for my niece

  5. Solange
    April 16, 2017 / 4:09 am

    My daughter because she’s my little angel.

  6. Lorna Ledger
    April 16, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Abigail after my daughter, because she is my shining star x

  7. Laura Banks
    April 16, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    i would give it to my son as its his birthday soon and its something different

  8. Susan Smith
    April 17, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Would gift this to my Granddaughter, shes my own little star and would be special for her, a gift from her nan, something which will always be there special for her alone

  9. Jo Hutchinson
    April 17, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    I would gift this to my sister called Fleur

  10. Isabel O
    April 17, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I might name it after my dad but if that makes me too sad I think I would give it to my sister and name it after her daughter so she can put it in her room. It would be cool for when she is old enough to read it. 🙂

  11. Ruth Harwood
    April 18, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I’d give this to my youngest son, he loves astonomy 🙂

  12. Ursula Hunt
    April 20, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I would give it to my daughter so whe could name the star after my grandchild we recently lost

  13. Kate Davies
    April 20, 2017 / 11:40 am

    I would gift this to my son because he wants to be an astronaut and it would be lovely for both him and myself to be able to look up in the sky and see his Star no matter where he is in the world.

  14. Deborah Mackenzie
    April 20, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I would give it to either my husband or to my great niece in South Africa. Maybe they could work together to come up with a really unique name.

  15. Angie McDonald
    April 20, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I’d gift this to my nephew as he’s just turned 5 but is absolutely fascinated by space!

  16. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 20, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    It would be in memory of my late husband for our grandchildren

  17. Keri Jones
    April 21, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I would gift the star to my son, it’s a pretty cool to be able to name a star x

  18. Harline Parkin
    April 22, 2017 / 4:03 am

    My sister Lynda who died when she was 10 years old before I was born

  19. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 25, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I would gift this star to my best friend so she can name it after her daughter.

  20. Matthew Warman
    April 26, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I’d give it to my niece Darcie for being the star in my life.

  21. janine atkin
    April 29, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    id give this to my son

  22. Kimberley Ryan
    May 1, 2017 / 10:30 am

    i would give this to my daughter Belle

  23. charlotte
    May 1, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    i would give it to my other half as he loves looking at the stars through a telescope

  24. Danielle Cresswell
    May 1, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    I would gift this to my two children x

  25. Katie
    May 2, 2017 / 9:00 am

    My little sister

  26. May 2, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Have this for my 3 year old grandson Henry Oliver-Ray he’s my little star’

  27. Nicola Marshall
    May 2, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I would give it to my daughter, her dad always talks to her about the solar system & they often go outside to look at the stars at night. She would absolutely love this.

  28. amy bondoc
    May 5, 2017 / 5:53 am

    id gift it to my daughter who loves astronomy

  29. Suzanne Jackson
    May 5, 2017 / 8:09 am

    I’d gift it for my daughter

  30. Sarah Mackay
    May 5, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Id give it to my sister as a suprise

  31. Helen Woodcock
    May 5, 2017 / 9:53 am

    This is so cute! Would do it for my little brother on his birthday and would hang it in his bedroom.

  32. Anita Missen
    May 5, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I would love this for my son. He is my special star. Xx

  33. Gary Topley
    May 6, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I would gift this to my 4 year old daughter x

  34. Anthea Holloway
    May 6, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I would give it to my little granddaughter who loves watching the stars with me.

  35. Victoria Prince
    May 7, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I would give the star to my mum, because I think she’d take comfort from it 🙂

  36. Kate Kingsley
    May 7, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    For my son to keep his eye to the sky

  37. Emma Louise Elliott
    May 7, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    My daughter as she’s my gorgeous little star xxx

  38. Karen Barrett
    May 8, 2017 / 7:10 am

    I would give the prize to my Grand-Daughter for her first birthday

  39. Alison Johnson
    May 8, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I’d give it to my friend who has just had her first baby.

  40. aj
    May 10, 2017 / 11:34 am

    My Gran who is no longer with us.

  41. T Brailey
    May 12, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I would name it Tamasine after myself and I think it is quite unusual.

  42. katrina walsh
    May 12, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    id like to give this to my new great niece Daisy to celebrate her birth

  43. JULIE WARD
    May 12, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    To youngest grandson because he’s special (rat bag really)

  44. Jo Glasspool
    May 12, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    To my kids, it will be fun to hear what names they come up with!

  45. Rich Tyler
    May 12, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    My little boy Noah, as a gift

  46. katrina adams
    May 13, 2017 / 8:50 am

    I would name it after my niece, Thea, as a beautiful gift

  47. Joshua C
    May 13, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I would give this to one of my students as a prize.

  48. Lynn Neal
    May 13, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    This would be the perfect gift for my new grandson!

  49. Sylvia Paul
    May 13, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    My Mum has wanted to name a star after her late husband for ages so I would give this to her x

  50. becci cleary
    May 14, 2017 / 8:26 am

    My youngest little girl – Lexie aged 18 months, she’s my last of 3 girls, she was a completely unexpected but amazing surprise. She was due 40 weeks to the day that my amazing Grandad, Hero, Soulmate and Best Friend died. She arrived 9 months to the day after his death and came out with his fabulous sparkling piercing blue eyes. As selfish as it sounds, I spent the 1st month after his death in a daze, if I hadn’t found out I was pregnant with Lexie I think I would have cracked, I know it was a sign sent from him because I wouldn’t have coped at all without something to concentrate on – I want Lexie and him to know that they are both my Stars – I would be able to incorporate it into one as I’ve given Lexie his middle name 😀

    (Apologies for the long reply but any excuse I get to talk about him – I do 😀 :O )

  51. Kim Neville
    May 14, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I would give to my daughter as she would be fascinated to do this

  52. Rachel Craig
    May 14, 2017 / 11:09 am

    My Mum, asshe is such a very Caring person, and Deserves to Know how Wonderful she is. ” One in a Million”

  53. Emma Middleton
    May 14, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I’d give this to my dad as he loves space and aliens. The chances of his star having alien life forms in it’s universe is amazing

  54. Dale Dow
    May 14, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    For my nephew, turns one towards the end of the year but we would name it after his Grandad for him x

  55. Mel Evans
    May 14, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    My godson, as he is the brightest star in my life!

  56. laura stewart
    May 14, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    to my daughter she would love it x

  57. Nancy Bradford
    May 14, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I’d give it to my daughter so she will always know that she is my shining star.

  58. Danielle Spencer
    May 14, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I would gift this to my parents, in memory of my grandparents.

  59. Claire Long
    May 14, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I would gift this to my brother and sister in law so they could name the star after their newborn son, Noah.

  60. Carly Belsey
    May 15, 2017 / 4:50 am

    My friend’s daughter as it her birthday soon and this is a lovely gift

  61. Christine Hobbs
    May 15, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I would give this to my daughter who is an actress yet to make it big but is so determined despite so many knock backs. She will always be my Star x

  62. Samantha Atherton
    May 15, 2017 / 9:13 am

    I would give it to my little girl because she is my shining little star.

  63. Victoria Allum
    May 15, 2017 / 9:54 am

    My baby daughter is one year old this September so it would be a lovely gift and keepsake for her. Thanks for the review.

  64. Samantha Butler
    May 15, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I’ll gift this to my youngest

  65. Theresa Alison
    May 15, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I would give it to my mum and name it after my niece Cheyenne she’s the brightest star in the sky <3

  66. Tiffeny Brown
    May 15, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I would gift this to my baby boy due in October because I think it would be a lovely way to mark his birth 🙂 x

  67. Hayley Todd
    May 15, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    I would gift this star to my cousin and his wife who had their very first child on Saturday, a beautiful little girl called Zivah. This would be a wonderful welcome to the world gift.

  68. Emma Davison
    May 15, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    My friend’s little boy. He loves astronomy.

  69. Beryl drake
    May 15, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    The star would be called Tim after my son who is now himself a twinkling star

  70. alice lightning
    May 15, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    i,d give it to my mum as a late mothers day present in memory of my late lovely dad I think we,d all be crying

  71. Tee simpson
    May 15, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    To my niece for her birthday

  72. Kim W
    May 15, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I’d make it a Family Star to remember all our loved ones

  73. Natalie Crossan
    May 15, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Bridie after my daughter xxx

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