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.



  1. Tracy Nixon Reply

    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. Lorna Ledger Reply

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

  3. Laura Banks Reply

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

  4. Susan Smith Reply

    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

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. Ruth Harwood Reply

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

  7. Ursula Hunt Reply

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

  8. Kate Davies Reply

    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.

  9. Deborah Mackenzie Reply

    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.

  10. Angie McDonald Reply

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


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

  12. Keri Jones Reply

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

  13. Harline Parkin Reply

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


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

  15. Matthew Warman Reply

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

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

  17. Nicola Marshall Reply

    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.

  18. Helen Woodcock Reply

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

  19. Anthea Holloway Reply

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

  20. Victoria Prince Reply

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

  21. Emma Louise Elliott Reply

    My daughter as she’s my gorgeous little star xxx

  22. Karen Barrett Reply

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

  23. Alison Johnson Reply

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

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

  25. katrina walsh Reply

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

  26. JULIE WARD Reply

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

  27. Jo Glasspool Reply

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

  28. katrina adams Reply

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

  29. Sylvia Paul Reply

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

  30. becci cleary Reply

    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 )

  31. Kim Neville Reply

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

  32. Rachel Craig Reply

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

  33. Emma Middleton Reply

    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

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

  35. Nancy Bradford Reply

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

  36. Danielle Spencer Reply

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

  37. Claire Long Reply

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

  38. Carly Belsey Reply

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

  39. Christine Hobbs Reply

    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

  40. Samantha Atherton Reply

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

  41. Victoria Allum Reply

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

  42. Theresa Alison Reply

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

  43. Tiffeny Brown Reply

    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

  44. Hayley Todd Reply

    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.

  45. Beryl drake Reply

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

  46. alice lightning Reply

    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

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