The Family Book From Illustries Review

Whenever I see a family inspired gift that can get the whole family involved, I always bookmark the page to save for a special occasion gift. Time for me to get happy as this beautifully presented gift idea from Illustries is just the perfect present for Mother’s Day. It’s one of those jobs that rarely get’s completed, a book dedicated to recording memories about everyone in your family. I have pictures, letters and notes all kept safe in a box from both my daughters and I really treasure them. The only problem with them is that they are all loose in the box and I would hate to have them get lost. What I value about The Family Book from Illustries is that you can record all the special things that make your family unique and individual and keep it pride of place and all in one piece.

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

The book itself is a 100 page hard backed book ready to record all the little details of each member of your family so you can look back and treasure the memories in years gone by. You can record everyone in the family, where you live, all the special birthday’s, anniversary’s and milestones, family portraits and photos. Everyone’s favourite film and song and lots of fun additions such as a week in the life of the family, a chance to record everyone’s day to day activities over a week, and a 100 things we love which is a lovely idea to get everyone involved. These are just a few of the contents of the book and it’s the little touches that make this a special family project, we particularly liked the fact it’s aimed at the entire family giving an opportunity to take some time every week to add some more information to this very special book.

The uncoated matt paper and the sturdy hard cover are built to last and making such a special book I would expect it to be very high quality so it can last a long time. This is a book that will be read over and over again, and that we will be adding to little by little over time to record all the family events and occasions which happen over the years. Funny sayings, favourite dishes, travel destinations, new sports clubs and most loved films can be recorded and remembered and it’s these little details that once re-read evoke happy family memories which are meant to be noted down to treasure. 

This would be a lovely gift for Mother’s Day as you could get the family to fill in some of the pages with photo’s, memories and pictures ready to gift on the day. I find my favourite gifts on Mother’s Day are always the personal ones from my daughter’s, the pictures and drawings and little things they have made for me and this idea is the ideal one as all the memories are in one place.

The Family Book is available from Illustries for £24.95 plus postage and packaging. 
If you would like more information about the Family Book head over to the Illustries website here. 

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

Illustries Family Book Review photos by My Family Ties Blog

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  1. lynn r
    February 25, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    A lovely idea, something to treasure forever.

  2. February 26, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    This would make a lovely present, what a great idea.

  3. February 26, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Beautiful sounds great and so robust it should last for years

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:36 am

      It is very good quality Margaret and I'm sure it will stand the test of time 🙂

  4. February 26, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Looks fantastic – great quality

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:37 am

      A lovely gift idea Debbi and something I will treasure now it has all out family favourites inside 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    February 26, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Lovely idea, likely to be a family heirloom in later years.

    Rachel Craig

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Absolutely Rachel that's what I love about it, we can look back in years to come and remember all the little things that make our family special 🙂

  6. February 27, 2016 / 8:04 am

    aw this is really nice

  7. February 27, 2016 / 10:33 am

    This looks a great Mother's Day present.

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:39 am

      Such a great Mother's Day gift and even better with all the kids favourite things already filled in too 🙂

  8. carrie Truckle
    February 28, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    What a lovely idea

  9. Gnei U
    February 28, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Great gift to involve all family members

  10. February 28, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    What a lovely way to cherish memories x

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:41 am

      It is and I think it's something to really treasure and look back on with fond memories 🙂

  11. Susan B
    March 1, 2016 / 10:18 am

    A lovely modern take on old photo albums and newspaper clipping albums. Definitely something to treasure and it's nice to see a little humour to offset what could be seen as overly sentimental by some.

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Yes absolutely Susan, it's another take on the old classic scrapbook and it's a really well put together one too. It does have a nice mix and 'feel' to it giving something for everyone in the family 🙂

    • March 2, 2016 / 10:43 am

      It's a really lovely way to record all the family's likes and dislikes Kelly and a real keeper! 🙂

  12. March 4, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I love the idea of one of these! Looks great 🙂

  13. March 4, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I love this idea, it's something to treasure

    Kirsty Fox

  14. March 6, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    What a wonderful family keepsake .. great idea!

  15. March 8, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    one of these books would be great to keep track of my husband's side of the family. He is one of 8 children, and his parents both came from large families, so he has dozens of of aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. My MIL has 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren (& counting).

  16. March 13, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Looks great – would definately make a nice present!


  17. Pam Francis Gregory
    March 18, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    A great gift for fathers day too!

  18. Kim Styles
    March 25, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    a great gift, one to treasure!

  19. March 26, 2016 / 2:48 am

    Something to pass down the generations maybe x

  20. March 28, 2016 / 5:11 am

    What a great idea to keep all your memories safe and in one place

  21. March 29, 2016 / 5:57 am

    A lovely idea. It's a good present but you have to make an effort to complete it regularly.

  22. Kim M
    March 30, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Never seen this before – lovely x

  23. March 31, 2016 / 12:22 am

    A lovely memory book, something definitely worth keeping to pass on

  24. Tracy
    April 3, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Oh my.. I love things like this! Off to check them out!

  25. Pam Francis Gregory
    April 23, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Great idea to keep all of those precious memories together to pass on.

  26. jackie beckett
    October 15, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    what a lovely book to treasure forever

    • Caroline
      October 17, 2016 / 9:05 am

      It’s such a beautiful idea that we have loved filling in with family memories 🙂