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.

 

18 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

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