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.