What to buy the boy who has everything?

Every Christmas, and every birthday, since Lewis out grew the need for toys, I have the same problem – what do I buy the boy who has everything? With a Play Station, an X-Box, a scooter and a bike, a phone, an iPad and a wardrobe bursting with clothes, there is nothing that this son of mine could ever want, or need, that he doesn’t already have. And yet at thirteen, I still don’t feel that he is quite old enough to simply hand over an envelope of cash on Christmas morning, or to open a card and nothing more when he wakes on his birthday, especially one as momentous as becoming a teenager!!

After a lot of thought, and a huge amount of time spent on Google, I finally came up with the perfect gift, something that wouldn’t be tossed aside amongst the mountain of “stuff” in our home, that he would never outgrow or no longer have use for, something that shows him just how special he is and, as I have always signed off his cards with “Love you all the stars in the sky!”, is the perfect gift – his very own star!!

I was able to choose my star from Star name registry where there are a variety of packages to suit all budgets, starting from as little as £14.99. With this being a special birthday, I went with the Extra Bright Star gift set, priced at £44.99 but given the fact that every star is unique, and no star can be purchased twice, it seems like a small price to pay for our very own piece of the galaxy!

Not only can you name a star, which I did in Lewis’s full name, but for an extra fee you can choose the location of your star, I chose Aries, which is Lewis’s star sign. There is also the option to include wooden roses in the gift box, something which I chose not to include as I’m not sure that Lewis would appreciate them in the same way that I would!

The Extra Bright Star gift set includes

  • Entry into the registry
  • A4 Star Name Deed
  • The Sky Atlas star maps
  • Confirmation letter
  • Free Stelarium software download
  • Gift Explained Extra Bright Star
  • A4 Silver Certificate Frame with Deed
  • Wrapped in Light Blue Tissue Paper
  • Housed in a Silver Presentation Box

Although I am sure that Lewis will open many presents on Sunday, and be spoilt rotten as usual, I hope that he realises that this one is special, a little token of my appreciation that for thirteen long years he has been the brightest shining star in my life and, no matter how big he gets, always will be.

Star Name Registry have offered one lucky reader the chance to win their very own star, worth £34.98 simply by entering via the link below. The competition ends on Sunday 14th May and the winner will be notified the following day via email.

Good Luck!!

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113 Comments

  1. Peter Watson
    April 11, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    The great Martin Peters

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Good luck!

  2. April 11, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    This is such a beautiful gift. I would love to get stars named for my children. 🙂
    Thanks for the idea.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Good luck!

  3. laura banks
    April 11, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    i would name it awesome aaron as thats what my son likes to call himself

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Good luck!

  4. Tracy Nixon
    April 11, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    My dear grandparents

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Good luck!

  5. Bev
    April 11, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I’d name it after my mum.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Good luck!

  6. Laura Todd
    April 11, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    My baby nephew

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Good luck!

  7. MM
    April 11, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    my children

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Good luck!

  8. Margaret gallagher
    April 11, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    My mum or sister
    Great way to think of them

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Good luck!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Good luck!

  9. Harline parkin
    April 12, 2017 / 3:00 am

    My husband

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Good luck!

  10. Elizabeth Hinds
    April 12, 2017 / 7:02 am

    I would name it Tessalyn after my daughters – Tessa and Evelyn 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Good luck!

  11. Jennifer Haden
    April 12, 2017 / 7:17 am

    I’d love to name my star after my cat who has passed x

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Good luck!

  12. clair downham
    April 12, 2017 / 7:27 am

    probably one of my children

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Good luck!

  13. Lisa Wilkinson
    April 12, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Violet Joy after my little girl

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Good luck!

  14. Kim Neville
    April 12, 2017 / 8:40 am

    My son as he would be fascinated by this

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Good luck!

  15. Tracey Peach
    April 12, 2017 / 9:01 am

    It would be my Mum she is a star to me every day 🙂 x

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Good luck!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Good luck!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Thank you! xx

  16. Jade Adams
    April 12, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Our wedding anniversary

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Good luck!

  17. Jules Eley
    April 12, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I would name it after my mum who is no longer here x

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Good luck!

  18. Susan Smith
    April 12, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Would name it Lucy after my Granddaughter

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Good luck!

  19. Jo Hutchinson
    April 13, 2017 / 12:06 am

    I would name it Fleur after my sister

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Good luck!

  20. Solange
    April 13, 2017 / 3:44 am

    I would name it after my mum.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Good luck!

  21. Lorraine Stone
    April 13, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    My hubby, Mr G, he would love it and so would I!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Good luck!

  22. Lorna Ledger
    April 13, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    My lovely daughter Abigail , thank you I love this gift x

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Good luck!

  23. Samantha Atherton
    April 13, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I’ve always wanted to name a star after my daughter.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Good luck!

  24. LondonREC
    April 13, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Our little one!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Good luck!

  25. Ruth Harwood
    April 14, 2017 / 9:16 am

    Calypso after one of our cats xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Good luck!

  26. Suzanne Jackson
    April 14, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    My kids

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Good luck!

  27. zoe brown
    April 14, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    my mum she would love it

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Good luck! xx

  28. April 14, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Think my boys would love this, great that it all comes presented so well 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      April 15, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      Good luck!

  29. Lynsey Buchanan
    April 15, 2017 / 2:04 am

    I would love to name a star after my Gran.

    • Laura Dove
      April 15, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      Good luck!

  30. justine meyer
    April 15, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    The childrens dad who died when they were small x

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Good luck! xx

  31. claire woods
    April 16, 2017 / 9:15 am

    George Michael

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Good luck! xx

  32. Sam Rhodes
    April 16, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    my lovely son x

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Good luck! xx

  33. kayleigh manning
    April 17, 2017 / 9:15 am

    After my son Joe

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Good luck! xx

  34. Rachael O'Brien
    April 17, 2017 / 10:41 am

    I’d name a star after my daughter tia who will be 16 in July ! This would be a fab present thankyou for this chance x

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Good luck! xx

  35. Gary Topley
    April 17, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    My daughter x

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Good luck! xx

  36. Liz Lilliman
    April 19, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I’d name the star after my lovely grandparents who have recently been reunited ❤️

    • Laura Dove
      April 20, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Good luck!

  37. Angie McDonald
    April 19, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I’d name mine after my uncle

    • Laura Dove
      April 20, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Good luck!

  38. katrina walsh
    April 19, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Id name it after Daisy my newborn niece

    • Laura Dove
      April 20, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Good luck! xx

  39. Kate Davies
    April 20, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I’d name the Star after my son Jack who wants to be the first man on mars.

    • Laura Dove
      April 20, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Aww good luck Jack! xx

  40. Jo Carroll
    April 20, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I’d love to name it ‘Joel’ after my other little star. x

    • Laura Dove
      April 20, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Good luck! xx

  41. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 20, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I would name the star after my sister as she is my sister but also best friend too

    • Laura Dove
      April 21, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Good luck! xx

  42. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 20, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    My late husband

    • Laura Dove
      April 21, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Good luck, and sorry to hear of your loss. xx

  43. Katie Robertson
    April 22, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I would name my star after my son

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Good luck! xx

  44. Dale Steele Nicolov
    April 22, 2017 / 10:56 am

    I would name it after my Mom.

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Good luck! xx

  45. Suzanne G
    April 22, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I would name the star after my mom.

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Good luck! xx

  46. shannon fowler
    April 22, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I would name it after my fiance. He loves astronomy and anything to do with outer space.

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Good luck! xx

  47. angela eagle
    April 23, 2017 / 12:42 am

    after my first grandchild due in December/January

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Good luck! xx

  48. nickie
    April 23, 2017 / 3:42 am

    I would name it after my son.

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Good luck! xx

  49. Lydia Kyskira
    April 23, 2017 / 4:30 am

    I would name it after my dad

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      Good luck! xx

  50. emma walters
    April 23, 2017 / 6:53 am

    my children x

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      Good luck! xx

  51. janine atkin
    April 23, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    id name it after my son

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Good luck! xx

  52. claire griffiths
    April 24, 2017 / 12:06 am

    After my son

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Good luck! xx

  53. Victoria H
    April 26, 2017 / 8:57 am

    My son and daughter.

    • Laura Dove
      April 26, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Good luck! x

  54. Matthew Warman
    April 26, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I’d name a star after my niece Darcie.

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