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Inscribing Children’s Book Gifts

Inscribing Children’s Book Gifts

The first gift that was given to me when I had PudStar was ‘Puffling. It was given to me by the wonderfully talented Trish Buckley. I cried immediately on opening and reading the inscription. Okay I had just had a baby, hadn’t slept for about three days and the baby wouldn’t stop crying, but I still tear up every time I read her inscription. ‘Puffling’ is a gorgeous book to give as a ‘Welcome to the World’ present and is on my list of books to give to babies.

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You can purchase ‘Puffling’ in hardcover (so much nicer) here.

I have many books from my own childhood, and the ones I have kept are the ones which are inscribed to me personally. It’s so lovely to see the dates and remember who gave them to us. I have all my old ‘Miffy’ books and each has name written by mum, with the year they were purchased (librarian much? I got the librarian gene from her). Mum still writes in all the books she gives to her five granddaughters, except now she has gone upmarket with a Vistaprint sticker which has space for the child’s name, and says ‘a book gift from Nonna and Papa’. Like me, mum may need therapy for a Vistaprint problem.


You’ve no idea how much I love seeing these inscriptions from…hmmmm…SOME TIME AGO.


Honest to goodness, Trish writes THE best inscriptions doesn’t she? Look at this one:

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  1. Trish

    Bloody hell miss, I am a weeping mess. I miss writing stuff to/for you. You’re kind of a muse for me. Remember all those ridiculous poems I wrote?

    I must love you or something.

    This is an awesome looking & very useful website. Well done you….


  2. L.R,Knost

    I love inscribing books for birthdays and graduations and ‘baby’s first library’ baby shower gifts. I’ve never read ‘Puffling’ but I will be checking that one out for my littlest, for sure! Thank you for sharing!

    1. admin

      Glad to meet a fellow book inscriber!!

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