Inscribe-It Books

I love giving books as gifts — my children’s friends’ birthday parties, baby gifts, my friends’ birthdays, Christmas — any occasion is acceptable.

One of the unique features that I love about Inscribe-It is that your inscription is printed on the first page. It’s the exact same book you’d buy in the store, but with a custom printed page bound at the beginning of the book. Not only can you include an inscription, but you can include a picture as well. What an extra-special touch!

When I was offered the chance to try out Inscribe-It‘s service, I knew exactly what book I’d select as a special keepsake for my children. Both of them fell in love with Marley — the world’s worst dog — this year.

So I picked out Bad Dog Marley, and I knew the perfect inscription to make it a keepsake.

To Amanda and Kyle, from your Good Dog, Shadow.

July 2009

The picture is our annual Father’s Day picture, which included my husband’s best-loved (or at least most loyal) “child” — our dog Shadow.

They offer books in many categories, and I can think of so many gift-giving possibilities. In addition to a birthday gift, what a great way to welcome a new baby, or commemorate this first day of school, or mark a graduation.

One winner (U.S. only) will win their choice of book (up to $30). Visit their site, then tell us which you’d book you’d select, and how you’d inscribe it.

Inscribe-It is also running a twitter contest all month, so after you enter here, just tweet @inscribe_it with the book you’d get and how you’d inscribe it. One person will win each week! Check out the details on their homepage.

This is part of the 2009 Back-to-School Giveaway. We’d love it if you helped spread the word!

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  2. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. One entry per person.
  3. New giveaways will be posted through August 26. Winners will be announced August 31.
  4. Check out the list of the other giveaways in the 2009 Back-to-School Giveaway at the main post.

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  1. MJ says

    I’d pick Princess Baby for Reagan. I’m not sure if I’d inscribe it for Christmas or her borthday but it would be

    For Reagan – The best Little Princess ever!!!


  2. says

    oo this is such a neat site! I would probably give my son The Monster at the End of This Book. I would put the picture of him in his Elmo shirt and say Happy Birthday from one monster to another.

  3. says

    How sweet! I’d pick Pinkalicious for my niece Emily, and I’d inscribe it: To Emily, our favorite glamour girl. Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. says

    I would choose “My little golden book about God”. As a present to my daughter when our son is born. She loves books and it would be great way to give her something when the new arrival comes with all the extra attention.

    I would write in it:

    Dear Penelope,

    We want you always to know how important you are to me. And of course how important you are to God. We love you so much. You will always be our little sunshine, and nothing is ever going to take that away.

    your biggest cheerleaders,
    Daddy and Mama

  5. cris says

    I’d chose Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, and inscribe it: For a cool little dude. We hope you love your new school this year!

    Mom and Dad

  6. judy brittle says

    I would choose Henry Huggins for my grandson and I would inscribe it:Just wanting to let you know I’m proud of you. Now be happy and have fun! Love Grandma

  7. says

    I would choose Fancy Nancy and inscribe it to my daughter, my little fancy pants. :-) Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the site!

  8. says

    I would like to purchase many of the classics:
    The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit and Peter Pan. We have several of the books listed for children already but not the ones I have mentioned. Thanks.


  9. Kerrie Mayans says

    That is a cool idea. I would choose Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and inscribe it with a birthday message for my daughter who will be 8 later this year.

  10. Danielle Gerstenberger says

    I’m trying to get a headstart on Christmas presents for this year and this would be a great present for my youngest son, who is all about books right now!

  11. veedee says

    The Wonderful World of Oz in hardcover would be my pick! Just inscribed “The world is still a wonderful place!”

  12. Michele Dunn says

    I would pick the book “The Story of King Arthur and His Knights” and I would inscribe it “To my wonderful son Damon on the occasion of your eighth grade graduation always remember you are loved. Love, Mom

  13. Tonya Froemel says

    I would give my daughter The Secret Garden and I would inscribe in it how this book was one of my favorites as a child.

  14. Christine says

    I would choose the Wonderful Wizard of Oz for my son and say “This was one of my favorite stories when I was a child, and I hope it becomes one of your favorites too. I love you. Love, Mom”

  15. Katherine C. says

    My hubby loves peter Pan, I would order that and inscribe it from him to give to our son.

  16. says

    I think I would want The Time Machine. My son loves science and this science fiction book would be great. I would probably have it inscribed with something like. To My Little Scientist, May you always succeed in everything you choose to do and put your mind too. Mommy loves you always.

  17. says

    The Monster at the End of This Book

    To my son,
    Life is full of surprises, happiness and fun. God Bless you and know that we love you so very much!
    Love, Mom and Dad

  18. Jennifer M says

    I’d pick Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, and have my daughter write the inscription to her best friend.

  19. Benita G. says

    I’d select The Age of Innocence. It’s such a wonderful turn of the century book. I’d inscribe it. Enjoy, life and don’t grow up too fast.


  20. Amity says

    I would choose The Jungle Book and inscribe it “To Faelan – May you live as playfully as Mowgli.”

  21. says

    I’d pick Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, not sure how I’d inscribe yet have to think of something clever from Alice :)

  22. Linda Kish says

    I would pick Princess Baby and put something like for Eden from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Eric

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  23. Carol Lawrence says

    Alien Bounty by Author: William C. Dietz. Inscribed:To the Sci FI nut I married. I Love You.

  24. Abby Joy says

    I’d get Big Boys Use the Potty for my brother’s little boy–it would be too funny because of an inside joke that my brother will be sure to tell his son!

  25. Bambi M says

    I’d pick 150 Tips & Tricks for New Dads for my hubby, and inscribe a dedication to him inside and that baby and I both love him very much!

  26. Bridget Michelle Combs says

    Aww! I saw the comment toward the top about the monster at the end of this book. My favorite as a child. I’d love to win this and get that for my grandson!

  27. jeanine says

    i’d pick the “princess baby” book and inscribe it with my newborn daughter maggie’s name.

  28. Marie says

    I would give my daughter Black Beauty because she loves horses and I would inscribe it with her name and something about following her dreams (which is to own a horse farm!).



  30. says

    I would give Cinderella and Other Tales by The Brothers Grimm to my daughter. I would inscribe it with, “To XXXX, You will always be our little Princess. Love, Mom and Dad.