The Greedy Book launch party

Every year, around September, I start compiling a list of everything I see that I like. I add all the links to a Word document and put it on our computer system. Rich uses the list as a guide for my Christmas presents, removes what he plans to buy and forwards the rest of the list to my mum. Although this works fairly well, it's not the most efficient of methods. It takes a long time and Rich once got confused and sent my mum the list of things he'd bought. However, I think this system is going to be a thing of the past because I have discovered The Greedy Book.

Of course, you're all used to reading bloggers gushing over brands but believe me when I say both myself and Rich are chuffed to bits with the launch of The Greedy Book. It's essentially the same concept as my Word Christmas list but online so any of my family and friends can access it. Once an item has been purchased, it's marked as bought so you don't end up with the same items. Anything can be added to the list, but you can also browse items on the site if you need a little inspiration.

I was very kindly invited to the launch party, which was held in a lovely bright space in Mayfair. The team were all absolutely lovely and made me feel very welcome, going out of their way to explain the process for me and chat away. 
The Greedy Book team had a fantastic competition concept: On one wall there were loads of colourful envelopes, each containing a piece of card and a sticker. All you had to do was write your name and email address on the card, then pop it back in the envelope and seal it with the sticker. After the party, they chose envelopes at random to determine the winners. Such a fun idea!

For me, the highlight of the event was the wrapping station. A bucket was filled with chocolate, from which you chose either milk, white or dark. On hand was a wrapping expert who helped package up the chocolates as a gift. 
 First, I popped the chocolate inside a brown card box, wrapped up in some star-print paper. 
I then wrapped my box in Cath Kidston fabric, securing it with double sided tape, and was given some fantastic tips from Simon, our wrapping expert. Rich will confirm that I am the worst present-wrapper in the world, but I ended up with a very fancy-looking gift for him!
Once my gift was all wrapped up, I picked a gift tag and the incredibly talented Keiko Shimoda wrote my message in her beautiful calligraphy. It's hard to believe that it was written by hand as the text is so precise and sharp. I still can't get over how wonderful her writing is. 
As well being a truly talented calligrapher, Keiko was absolutely lovely to talk to. She's inspired me to give calligraphy a go. I might have to add a starter kit to my Greedy Book!
Here is my finished product! I'm so happy with it and absolutely over the moon with how well I wrapped it. Rich was very happy too, needless to say!

Huge thanks to everybody at The Greedy Book, as well as Simon and Keiko. I had a wonderful time and we'll definitely be using the site this Christmas! 


  1. What a lovely launch party and beautifully wrapped gift there Becky ;) You're right though, the tag is exquisitely done!

    Amy at Amy & More

  2. This is such a great concept! Definitely the kind of thing that my family would use, we can be a bit rubbish at communicating sometimes so it would be useful come Christmas time xx

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  3. These photos are beautiful, looks like an incredibly lovely event. Going to go have a wee look at the Greedy Book now! x

  4. This is a wonderful idea! Me and the hubby struggle to think of things to get for each other so this sounds like it's perfect for us to select things that look good when we see them and stick them on a wishlist! Going to take a peek now!

    Emma |

  5. That wrapped gift looks gorgeous! I'm forever pinning pretty gift wrapping on Pinterest. I love it more than than the actual gifts!
    Jen x

  6. Thank you so much for your lovely comment about my calligraphy! Apologies for the time gap, I just came across now.... Lovely to be there with you all, and had a great time.

    I believe having some personal writing with the gift, makes it special, one and only. And thank you so much for liking the calligraphy! x

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