Name a Rose

Name a Rose

Name a Rose for that special someone! A wonderful romantic gesture with personal meaning for a loved one to be cherished. With this name a rose gift they can watch their roses grow and flower in the garden year after year.

Each name a rose bush pack comes with a packet of seeds in a metal gift tin. These grains are totally unique and as yet unnamed so once you plant the seeds you can register the name of your very own variety of these classic blooms. The name you choose will even be entered into the International Rose Naming Registry which is regularly updated and held in the British Library as the horticultural reference point.

These flowers have a long and colourful history.  Roses have always been a symbol of romanticism (what could be more tender than to naming a rose after your lover?). The first literary reference as the queen of flowers “Ode to the Rose ” was by the Greek poetess Sappho in 600 BC and by 1200 AD a handful of types including Damaska Gallicas and Scot Roses had evolved. If you want to name a rose bush these days there are about 125 different species grown for their charm and fragrance.

Naming a rose has traditionally all been about love beauty war and politics. You only have to look back at one of the greatest love stories ever written Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare writing  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. During the 15th century in the fight to control England white bouquets were used to symbolise York and red ones to symbolise Lancaster with the conflict becoming known as the “War of the Roses”.

Our sentimental name a rose gift packages are the perfect fragrant present. Whether it’s for a christening birthday wedding gift or simply a gentle way to remember someone close to your heart. And you to choose any name you like so it could be a full name christian name or your soppy little nickname you have for your special someone that only you two know.

So name a rose register it and enjoy nurturing and watching it blossom and grow into a beautiful flower.  It’ll be a lasting memory of someone you love and we think these name a rose gift packs make for a really rather touching and thoughtful garden gift to give that gives pleasure for years and years. See our main gifts page for lots of inspiration and gift ideas.

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Name a Star

Name a Star

Name a Star and register you love for the star in your world!  With millions of stars out in space only the nearest and brightest that shine in space have been given a name so you can add a real twinkle to the life of someone you love by buying this name a star gift box from Intotheblue and naming a star after them.

Most of us have heard of some of the more well known named celestial bodies in our solar system like Polaris the Pole or North Star Sirius the dogstar or the bizarrely named Betelgeuse. We are also likely to recognise some of the classic constellations visible in the northern hemisphere such as Orion with it’s distinctive belt of three stars Ursula Major (the Great Bear) and the famous Big Dipper. Of course its easy to forget that our closest neighbour in space has the most recognisable title of all…the Sun! With the naked eye it’s possible to see a few thousand twinkling wonders in the dark night sky so how cool would it be if it was you naming a star out there?

Inside our name a star gift tin you’ll find a variety of information including a registration form a leaflet with facts figures and a history of stars a souvenir poster showing famous constellations and an astronomy booklet which provides information about space the planets and other heavenly bodies like the moon. With all these facts and figures to hand you’ll soon know all about the sky at night how stars differ from planets in that they emit light rather than appearing to shine whilst a planet reflects light and other amazing astronomical facts.

Once you have chosen the title for your star you’ll be sent a name a star UK deed certificate confirming the naming of a star and displaying its co-ordinates so you can do some research and work out its location. Because of the vast numbers of bodies out in space it’s unlikely that your star will be visible however the magic of this name a star gift is that whilst it may be many light years away you’ll have proof of the name of a star just for you. You can call it whatever you like (within reason!) and it’s guaranteed that each one in the registry is only designated once so no-one else can name your star!

People do ask if they name a star do you then own it ? Unfortunately no-one can legally go naming a star and then be the owner but you can be assured you’ll be only one to have given yours its special title. We think these Name a Star UK gifts are a fun and unusual way to celebrate a birthday or another special occasion and one which really will make them feel lall starry-eyed! IntotheBlue providers of a superb selection of gifts for men women and children of all ages including this fascinating name a star gift.

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Become a Laird or Lady

Become a Laird or Lady

Become a laird or lady in the Scottish Highlands and help preserve the natural habitat at the same time! To have your very own slice of wild Scottish countryside you can buy a lordship with the title of Laird (that’s Scottish for Lord) or become a Lady with this novelty gift idea. There are plenty of people claiming Scottish titles for sale but the idea behind this ‘Become a Scottish laird’ gift pack is to make everyone laugh and do some good for the Highlands in Scotland at the same time.

So how do you become a laird? Quite simply as a landowner in Scotland you have the right to call yourself a Lady or a Laird and to prove it you will receive an ornate certificate detailing your land ownership and plot number which you can place on your mantlepiece. You will also be sent a ‘Proof of Title’ card to verify that you have become a Scottish laird which will ensure you have all the credentials to Laird or Lady it up in Scotland whatever that means!

The land where you will buy your Lordship is in the grounds of Dunans Castle at Glendaruel on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute. Your pack will feature directions to the land which makes up the Laird’s Retreat. What’s more as a genuine land owner thanks to this ingenious buy a lordship scheme you are very much welcome to visit the peaceful Retreat and enjoy it. Imagine taking a picnic to eat in an area where you own a patch of land?

Behind this imaginative gift to become a laird there’s also a very good cause. The aim of putting up Scottish titles for sale as gifts is to be able to preserve this area of the Highlands as a completely natural habitat. The area is not treated or managed so it is left to the wild just as the native plants and animals like it so when you become a Scottish laird you’ll be helping mother nature too. Note as this is in Scotland you won’t buy a lordship but a lairdship the scottish alternative so there’s no point in trying to get into the House of Lords with the special card we’ll send you!

This novel become a laird gift is just one of over 800 gift ideas from experience gift specialist IntotheBlue. Please visit our main gifts section to see the huge range of activities and gift experiences suitable for all the family.

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Personalised Book Subscription

Personalised Book Subscription

Book worms will love this handpicked book subscription gift idea! This really is an adorable way to offer books to friends and family (or even yourself) with a personalised subscription curated by an independent bookseller. 

Who better to pick out the very best reads than a team of literary experts? These bibliophiles certainly know their authors and titles. They love nothing more than to devour books from cover to cover. With all this bookish enthusiasm these wonderful book subscriptions make the perfect present for the book lover in your life.

So how does this online book subscription work? It’s really easy. The gift tin you receive from us is what you give to the lucky gift recipient. Included inside are the instructions on how they can then set up their new book club subscription. Along with the activation card there are some extra goodies like bookmarks a sticker badge and a discount offer included too.

Once you’ve presented them with their gift tin they simply head online to register and answer a few questions about their reading tastes and preferences. This is so that the bookseller can really understand the sort of books authors and genres that the subscriber enjoys.

Having set up the subscription a beautifully gift-wrapped brand new book will then be posted out on the 1st of each month. And depending on which monthly book subscription you have bought them that satisfying ‘thud’ of a book dropping through the letterbox onto the doormat will be heard three six or 12 times.

What’s more for every new personalised book subscription bought a book will be donated by the seller to the charity Book Aid International to help its vital role in educational and development work in Sub-Saharan Africa.

We think a handpicked book subscription is a true scholarly delight for those who love to read. Imagine returning home from work to find to find one the latest tomes to hit the bookshelves already on the doormat? Put the kettle on curl up on the sofa and make a start on the first chapter of that wonderful new read. Or if they’re going on holiday even better. They can pop the book in their bag and head off with their latest beach read! Perfect.

 

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Kids Book Subscription

Kids Book Subscription

Let little ones find the pleasure in reading with a kids’ book subscription! This children’s book club is perfect for introducing young readers between the ages of four and 12 years to the wonders of literature. All books are individually chosen and beautifully wrapped before being delivered.

A certain Dr Seuss once said: “The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you will go.” And we couldn’t agree more. Reading is a great thing and you all probably have fond childhood memories of reading under the bed covers by torch light because you just couldn’t wait to read the next chapter of the story.

In this age of gadgets and social media where everything’s online it’s nice to know you can still take a book in your hands turn the pages and read it from cover to cover. Being an actual book means it is theirs to enjoy reading over and over again. And that’s what this children’s book subscription aims to fulfil. Little creative minds need feeding and nothing does that better than a good book.

So how does this children’s book club work? You simply choose from a three six or 12-month subscription when you buy from us. We then send you a gift tin which you then give to the lucky little one. Inside this tin are all the instructions they (or their parents) will need to set up their kids’ book subscription. What’s more young readers will find extra little gifts like bookmarks badges and offers in there too.

When the subscription is registered online the recipient will be able to provide information regarding favourite authors books hobbies likes and interests all of which help to determine the books that they will receive.

Once that’s done each child will be sent one book per month posted out on the 1st. As well as providing excellent reading for youngsters these kids’ book club gifts also help Book Aid International. With every new subscription a book will be donated to the charity by the seller to help with the their work in Sub-Saharan Africa in a educational and development role.

As Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling commented: “If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book.” With this kids’ book subscription your young readers will delight in receiving their very own handpicked book suited to their tastes every month. 

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