I was a little hesitant about writing this post due to the high cost of the product I'm about to talk about...however having actually seen it in the flesh I can understand the price point a bit more and that this is a bespoke, one off gift of really high quality. OK so what is it? Basically it's a book filled with your children's artwork - you know those piles of drawings you collect over the years from your little ones that get stashed away in a cupboard, the masterpieces and scribbles, letters and mothers day cards. Doodle Nest basically get you to pick your favourite pieces, send them to them in a box (which they send to you to fill) and they magically transform them into a beautiful keepsake, top notch coffee table book. We love this idea of transforming messy piles of art into something that can be easily stored and kept forever.
The price tag is high, starting at £175 for 26 pages (and up to £315 for 58 pages) but what you are paying for is a 30 x 30cm wrap around hard cover bound book, printed on 170gsm matt paper, professional photography and editing, clever compositions and top materials.
It would make a beautiful Mothers/ Fathers Day, Grandparent or Birthday gift for someone looking to do something REALLY special. The book can include photo/s, name and age of the child/s, dedications and age next to each artwork. We like the idea of including letters, little personal notes and cards they may have written/ made over the years. You can even include 3D pieces for them to incorporate and you get to final proof the book before it gets printed.
We haven't got one but they kindly lent me one to see the quality. They actually sent me Courtney Adamo's (of Babyccino Kids fame) kids book and here are a few pics of it below. Each child had a few pages and it was beautifully laid out and presented.
The brand was set up by two mums - Constanza Mardones, who previously worked in finance as a luxury goods analyst and Andrea Lee whose former career was in marketing for the leading luxury goods group, Richemont. Doodle Nest was born out of the desire to celebrate and preserve children's art in a stylish way and they are thrilled to be able to create something beautiful and memorable out of children's art.
Books take 4 - 5 weeks and duplicate copies are 40% off (and you can get a different dedication in it if you like).
Encourage the little Artist in your little ones!