Jonny Biggins

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CEO of The Book of Everyone.

2020. Well, that was uneventful wasn’t it?

2020 has been a year to remember, but one which many would probably prefer to forget. For The Book of Everyone we have to count our lucky stars. Our team remained healthy and as an online personalised gifts business, we were relatively well positioned to ride the storm. Looking back…

Amazing Stories in the time of COVID

A month ago we asked our customers for personal stories about amazing people who would be an inspiration to us all during a tumultuous year. A huge thank you to everyone who took time to write to us; every story was truly moving and wonderful. We cannot feature them all,…

The best personalised gift ideas are the crazy ones.

“That great little camera…gorgeous bracelet…adventure holiday in Japan…sweet little Chihuahua….would make a lovely gift for someone, wouldn’t it Jonny?” Followed by a gentle elbow in my ribs. Finding the right gift is not always this easy – especially for those who are not as unsubtle as my wife. Besides a…

7 unforgettable ways to wish someone a ‘happy birthday’

Bumps, ear-pulling, nose-greasing, or just a good belting. Where did the idea of celebrating your birth start? The ancient pharaohs were the first civilisation to celebrate birthdays. However, the hieroglyphics are unclear whether they celebrated their birth as a human or their birth as a god  – which happens to…

The first sign of middle age. And how to beat it.

I’m not talking about the usual physiological slippages such as paunches, pop bellies and body parts migrating south. Or grey hairs, receding hairlines or your skin feeling a little too big for your body. Or even those common psychological intruders like confusion with technology or what ‘young people’ are talking…

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