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personalized baby's first book

by Jason Thompson
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  • the story

Tales of Childhood

A child's first year is an extraordinary time of discovery and adventure. With this handcrafted book you can capture that journey in a way that will be treasured for a lifetime. Created by master bookbinder Jason Thompson, the keepsake volume is crafted with a ribbon binding. The cloth-bound hard cover is custom-printed with the child's name and birthdate, and its sweet giraffe illustration is both stylish and whimsically childlike. Inside are 24 beautifully designed pages, full of prompts like "How we picked your name" or "The Big Day", and a vellum envelope to preserve a lock from baby's first haircut and other mementos. Handmade in Rhode Island.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Community Voted
Item ID
Intended for parental use, not for children.
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, ribbon, paper, card stock, adhesive
11" L x 10" W, 24 pages
Care: store in a dry environment, away from sunlight.
  • the maker
Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson began making hand-bound books in 1991 after being inspired by one that his wife gave him as a birthday present. The original books were made with simple hand tools: a knife, bone folder, glue brush, needle and thread.

As his company grew, Thompson hired more people and moved the business to six increasingly larger studios. His wife Ilira eventually joined the team as general manager, and now, Thompson employs a team of skilled artisans who create quality albums and books from hand. collection

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Q and A

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372votes, 29 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Master bookbinder Jason Thompson creates these baby books with a personal touch. Would you gift this special way to make note of a little one's firsts to new or expecting parents?

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I've seen baby books that are a lot more appealing.

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Yet another first year book?

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I like the gentle illustrations on the front cover and I especially like the personalized name printed on the front.

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very cute little giraffes :) Love that its not overly childish

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There will always be lots and lots of baby books, but this one is handmade, with beautiful binding and nice design.

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handmade book - enough said.

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This book is absolutely beautiful. I hope the other pages are bit more decorated.


I think this is great! It's made in the US and that makes it even better.

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Cute product, made in USA.

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Nothing new.

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Super cute!! I wish this was around for my son.

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very cute

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Very cute, would make a great gift!

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Because it it handmade in USA, has sweet cover picture....

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I don't particularly love the design or see anything special about this "uncommon" good.

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been there, done that.

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Not in that market myself and can't think of anyone I'd buy it for. Also noticed likely prices aren't given and this looks like something that might get priced out of my likely price point.

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Inside is very bland, but some people prefer the simplicity of this style.

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I was never very good at keeping track of my boys when they were little. But this is darling, especially with the ribbon for the binding.

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With the advent of so many types of scrapbooking products on the market now, I could easily create something a bit more personal with my own design on the cover.

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Giraffes are my favorite so I had no choice.

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very detailed, not cheap.

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Not particularly unique

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Not as cute as others I have seen in stores

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people-it is made in the USA-THAT is what COUNTS!!!


This is so cute!



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