Wish Upon Your Own Personalized Star

I’ve always been fascinated by astrology, especially the stars and the night sky. I remember when I was in Morocco over New Year 2015-16 we were camped out in the Sahara Desert and the sky was so clear that people had brought their binoculars to have a closer look at the stars and loads of people had an idea about constellations, pointing them out as I stood there in awe. As soon as I got back I bought a book about stars, although like most things due to life I’ve not yet got round to reading it. One day this will change!

My parents’ are celebrating their anniversary next month – 29 years’ – so when the Star Name Registry contacted me and asked if I wanted to name my own star I jumped at the chance and decided to dedicate it to my parents. My parents are a huge part of my life and two people who I truly rely on. Having never moved away for university or work I’ve always been within a 10-minute drive from my parents’ and they’re like the right-hand people to my life so I knew something special, thoughtful and unique like this would be the perfect gift.

Extra Bright Star

The Star Name Registry allow you the chance to name a star which is visible in the UK for someone special and you only need to fill in a quick form online before the star is registered to you and your documents sent. The idea that if you looked at the right time and in the right area you could see your star is such an awesome concept, especially as it’s visible from the UK. Your star is registered within 24 hours’ and no one else can pick the same star so it’s totally unique to you.

The packages start out at just £14.99 but you can choose different gift sets including certificates in silver frame’s, boxed and wonderfully presented. I was lucky enough to get the Extra Bright Star gift* set which includes entry into the registry, An A4 Star Name Deed, A Sky Atlas Star Map to show where your star is,  Confirmation letter, an A4 Silver certificated frame surrounded by tissue paper in a large silver presentation box, and there’s also details to explain your gift set. Quite a lot of bang for your buck.

Sky Atlas

To begin with, I had to choose a name for my star which was my parent’s names and then I chose a memorable date to print on there which was their wedding date. Next up it was choosing which constellation to put my star in. You can find out via the website exactly what each constellation represents, for example, you can go for remembrance if you’re looking to do one in memory of someone, there’s some which signify friendship, family, new births and much more. I opted for one of the Romance constellations because it’s for their anniversary. You can complete your star with a personalized message to appear on the certificate to make it really unique.

From my point of order, it took just a few days’ to arrive with me and the packaging looked really impressive, perfect for the kind of gift I was looking for. I’m yet to give this to my parents as I’ve got a few weeks until their anniversary but I’m excited for the day to arrive.

I’ve come together with the Star Name Registry to offer one lucky person the chance to win their own Bright Star Gift Set for themselves or to give as a gift to someone else so keep your eyes peeled for a competition post coming very soon! You can enter it right here,

What would you name a star? Or who would you dedicate one to?
March 31, 2017
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22 Comments

  • Reply Lindsey

    What a great comeptition and such a thoughtful and beautiful gift, to be cherished forever! Plus how affordable is it x

    April 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Rani Bruyns

    That’s lovely, It’s possibly one of the cutest give-aways I have ever seen!

    April 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Emma White

    OH I was bought one of these for Xmas from a friend and it came with a bear too and was amazing to do and yes I do look for my start

    April 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Mr Luke Christian

    This is brilliant! I don’t know what I would call mine if I ever had the chance to have my own!

    April 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Mummy's Monkey

    I love personal and unique gifts like this. My star would be named after my daughter

    April 2, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Em

    This is an amazing gift that I would happily receive! I am also really intereysted in astrology. I have just come back from Lanzarote and the sky was so clear and beautiful, it felt like I could see every star in the sky!

    Em

    April 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply C Kennedy

    What a great idea for a gift! My brother in law loves astronomy so I try to get him something space-related on his birthday. I’ll definitely be keeping this one in mind!

    April 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Natasha Kendall

    This is a cute idea. It would be a nice gift for someone, too 🙂 xo

    April 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Megan

    One of my best friends has a huge interest in astronomy and I think this would be an awesome gift for him!

    April 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon-Skye Boden

    This is such a cute idea and really does make the perfect anniversary gift!

    April 3, 2017 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    This is a great gift idea for those interested in astronomy. Thanks for sharing x

    April 3, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Reply shoshana sue

    I would name my star after a combination of the names of my late mum and sister. Looking forward to the competition post!

    April 3, 2017 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Anna Nuttall

    This is such a cool idea. What an awesome gift idea. My niece would love this. xx

    April 3, 2017 at 11:04 am
  • Reply theCuriousPixie

    Such s beautiful idea for a gift. I’m going to look into it.

    April 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    That is such a lovely idea for a special gift.

    April 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I think this is a really lovely idea, something to keep forever! xx

    April 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I love this idea and I’m really quite find of the idea. Think I’m going to do one for my children.

    April 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Crystal Gareau

    I’ve always loved this idea, but never really knew of anyone that did it. It’s great and lasting memory forever.

    April 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Dena-Jayne McGuinness

    I got bought a star one Christmas & then named one after my Grandad, they are such a cute idea xo

    April 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Emma Oxley

    I had one of these bought for me for my 21st birthday and I loved it. Such a thoughtful gift and its there for eternity!

    April 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I bought a Name a Star gift sent for a friend of mine when her dad died, he loved looking through his telescope in an evening, so I thought it was quite fitting x

    April 6, 2017 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Rachel Nicole

    This is so cool, I’d totally buy one for my mum! xo

    April 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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