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Best personalised storybooks for mum or dad - the ultimate thoughtful gift

This is a gift they'll treasure forever and sure to become a bedtime story favourite

Katherine Robinson

If you're looking for a truly special and thoughtful gift for anyone with kids – or are shopping for a hard-to-buy mum or dad who has everything, then a personalised book is a fantastic gift idea!

Are you a partner looking for gifts to give from younger kids in the family?

All you need to do is spend a few minutes filling out the unique details of your family – names and ages of kids, mum or dad's name and interests, and you can create a sweet bedtime story that mum and the kids can enjoy together again and again.

There are even some you can personalise with your own special photo and message – and there are personalised books featuring the likes of popular characters like Peppa Pig to make it even more fun.

Older children can also get in on the act – there are some options (both humorous and thoughtful) that you can give to mum and dad to make them smile and show them you care…

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Best personalised books for younger children to give to dad

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I love daddy this much book, £24.99, Wonderbly

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What’s the story? Set out on an everyday adventure from breakfast to bedtime, as each child tells daddy just how much they love him. More than splashy puddles? Oh yes. More than the ocean? Of course. More than all the moons and stars in the universe? Easily!

Top review: "My husband was so touched, he had tears of joy reading it to our son. Just wonderful!"

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Personalised Daddy and me book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What’s the story? A cute polar bear illustrates everything Dad loves - from what he does to his favourite food, games, clothes, hobbies and films. The front cover is printed with the name of the child as the author and you can change the main name to whatever you want - Dad, Daddy, Papa etc.

Top review: "An absolutely wonderful gift from my little boy to my husband. So personal with being able to add so much detail."

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Peppa Pig: my Daddy personalised book, £17.49, NotOnTheHighStreet

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What’s the story? An adorable Peppa Pig story for every daddy figure to share with their little one at storytime. This book uses the same humour as the Peppa Pig series, with lots of giggles just like Peppa and her daddy. This personalised story stars one customised child character and their daddy, right alongside Peppa and Daddy Pig. Customisable character features include name, hairstyle, skin tone, eye colour, and the option of glasses.

Top review: "Excellent gift. Good humour which was surprisingly accurate and a lovely keepsake for any Dad.”

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My Daddy the Superhero personalised book, £24.99, Wonderbly

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A rampaging robot is on the loose, and there’s only one person who can save the day... Dad! Turn him into a superhero in this incredible personalised storybook, made for up to four children.

Top review: “I like that the book is personalised and that you can add so many characters. Adorable gift!”

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Personalised adventures of daddy book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What’s the story? Go on an adventure with bear across jungle, sea, desert and mountains and and discover all the things daddy loves - from his job to hir favourite places and foods and his achievements

Top review: “The children loved helping personalise the book for their Father's Day present. It is excellent quality and great that there was so much opportunity for individual personalisation.”

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All about Dady personalised book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What's the story? Celebrate all the reasons you love Daddy with this bright storybook written as it's from the children, illustrated with elephants and their jungle friends. How does daddy keep them safe? Make life exciting? Care for them? All the answers will be here and more in this bright and lovely hardbacked book which is printed with a personalised message so dad can treasure the book as a keepsake in years to come.

Top review: "My husband said this was the best gift ever! We bought the hardback book. It's absolutely gorgeous. Excellent quality, beautiful pictures.."

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King of Dads personalised book, £19,95, Letterfest

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What's the story? The rhyming story, personalised with Dad and the children's names, says thank you to Dad for all the amazing things he does - from being the King of Kindness, the Captain of Clever, the Hero of Happiness, the President of Fun and the Champion of Cuddles.

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Personalised Daddy, Me & the Family Tree book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What’s the story? Celebrate the special relationship between Daddy and child, and Letterfest will plant a sapling on behalf of your family at their tree planting site in North Devon. The book features personalised rhyming verse and gorgeous watercolour illustrations of your tree growing through the seasons, showing the child growing up with Dad by their side. You can also add a special gift message on the inside cover to make it extra special.

Top review: "I bought this book for my partners birthday, we had a baby this year and to have a personalised book and a literal family tree is awesome."

Best personalised books for older children to give to dad

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Ladybird book of the dad, £6.45, Amazon

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What’s the story? From the hilarious grown-up series of the classic Ladybird books, this is the 'how it works' guide for dad. It explains what it's like to be a dad in a light-hearted and 'tongue in cheek' way. 'What does a hippopotamus eat, dad?' asks Philip 'Children who ask for stuff in the gift shop,' says his dad. Being a dad is brilliant.'"

Top review: "This made my dad laugh so much, the tears ran down his face. If your dad has a good sense of humour, he will love this."

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Dad reasons why book, £24.99, Prezzybox

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What’s the story? Tell dad how much you love him by choosing 15 reasons why – choosing from prompts like: "The most amazing thing about you is . . .", "Being with you makes me..." or "I am grateful for you because..." The front cover can also be personalised with a gold finish, her name and a choice of sentences.

Top review: “Can’t put into words how much dad loved this. I know he’ll keep it forever. It’s good quality and the gold finish makes it look even better.”

Best personalised books for younger children to give to mum

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I love mummy this much book, £24.99, Wonderbly

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What’s the story? Set out on an everyday adventure from breakfast to bedtime, as each child tells mummy just how much they love her. More than splashy puddles? Oh yes. More than the ocean? Of course. More than all the moons and stars in the universe? Easily!

Top review: “Oh. My. Gosh! You know how to make a mummy cry! This is the cutest present EVER! I absolutely love it! My daughter loves it too – she thinks it’s awesome when she’s in a book.”

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Personalised Mummy and me book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What’s the story? A cute polar bear illustrates everything Mum loves - from what she does to her favourite food, games, clothes, hobbies and films. The front cover is printed with the name of the child as the author and you can change the main name to whatever you want - Mum, Mummy, Mama etc.

Top review: "What can I say but Wow!! I am so happy with the book I ordered for my wife here in New Zealand for her first Mother's Day. It arrived very well packaged and well ahead of time. Love the pictures in the book and is written perfectly.

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Peppa Pig: my Mummy personalised book, £17.50, NotOnTheHighStreet

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What’s the story? An adorable Peppa Pig story for every mummy to share with their little one at storytime. This book uses the same humour as the Peppa Pig series, with lots of giggles just like Peppa and her mummy. This personalised story stars one customised child character and their mummy, right alongside Peppa and Daddy Pig. Customisable character features include name, hairstyle, skin tone, eye colour, and the option of glasses.

Top review: "The quality of the product blew me away! This is so professional. My nephew chose this as a gift for his mummy, so we were able to personalise it to show him and his mummy. He can't wait to give it to her (and is finding it hard to not say anything he's so excited!). Thanks for a great gift!."

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Personalised adventures of mummy book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What’s the story? Go on an adventure with bear across jungle, sea, desert and mountains and and discover all the things mummy loves - from her job to her favourite places and foods and his achievements

Top review: “Bought the book for my wife's birthday from my little boy and it was her best present. Great quality and quick delivery for a bespoke gift.”

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All about Mummy personalised book, £19.95, Letterfest

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What's the story? Celebrate all the reasons you love Mummy with this bright storybook written as it's from the children, illustrated with elephants and their jungle friends. How does mum keep them safe? Make life exciting? Care for them? All the answers will be here and more in this bright and lovely hardbacked book which is printed with a personalised message so mama can treasure the book as a keepsake in years to come.

Top review: "A lovely book sent for Mother's Day to my Daughter from her children, which she loves and reads every day at bedtime. Speedy delivery and lovely hard backed book."

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Best personalised books for older children to give to mum

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Ladybird book of the mum, £7.99, Prezzybox

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What’s the story? From the hilarious grown-up series of the classic Ladybird books, this is the 'how it works' guide for mum. It explains what it's like to be a mum in a light-hearted and 'tongue in cheek' way. 'A mum has two very important jobs to do. One is to look after her children. The other is to do everythign else as well."

Top review: "Great book, really tongue in cheek but also sooo true. Wife loved it as mother's day gift and most importantly it arrived really quickly."

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Mum reasons why book, £24.99, Prezzybox

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What’s the story? Tell mum how much you love him by choosing 15 reasons why – choosing from prompts like: "The most amazing thing about you is . . .", "Being with you makes me..." or "I am grateful for you because..." The front cover can also be personalised with a gold finish, her name and a choice of sentences.

Top review: “Wonderful book. Everything i wanted to be and mum loves it.”

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