This is Your Cookbook Personalised Recipe Book Review + Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I received an email from a gift company called ‘This is Your Cookbook’.  As soon as I started browsing their website I realised that their personalised recipe book would make the perfect Christmas gift for a few special people in my life.

Take my sister for example.  Every year there are a few gifts that I always buy her.  There will be a new pair of boot slippers among her presents and some make up as well.  As we work down the list of Christmas presents there will probably be some form of alcohol but it’s fair to say that the presents I buy for her are getting very predictable and not very original.

personalised recipe book

I try and find something new each year, but honestly, it gets harder and harder to find a unique gift.  This Is Your Cookbook felt like a great solution and it’s a personalised gift I’ve never actually come across before.

Put very simply, you can create your own personalised cookbook featuring recipes that you know that person will love for them to use for many years to come.  You can customise the whole book from start to finish, and it really doesn’t take that long to create either.

How To Create Your Personalised Recipe Book

There are 5 simple steps to create your personalised gift starting with choosing the front cover and adding your own title.  There are 8 beautiful covers to choose from to fit the style of your cookbook.

You also get to add your own dedication and select an image for the page.  You can even add your own image if you want to add an extra special touch to the recipe book.  I choose the dusted cinnamon rolls as my sister had posted a video on social media a few days earlier of attempting this recipe herself so it felt pretty apt.

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The next step is to add your 36 recipes to the book.  There are around 3000 recipes across 60 different collections including chocolate, student, kids, baking and tapas recipes as well as recipes for more specific diets like gluten free, vegan or superfoods.

I decided to focus my personalised cookbook around baking as my sister enjoys making cakes and desserts.  Having a recipe book filled with cakes and bakes to browse through for cooking inspiration is always such a lovely thing to have don’t you think.

cake recipe book

I was able to choose recipes from lots of different collections on the website to create my book, and the whole process probably took about 20 mins.  Once I’d added all the recipes I wanted I was able to preview my book to make sure I was happy with it.  As well as the recipes on the website, you can add your own if you want to use the gift to pass on some family favourites.

Overall I found the whole process of creating the recipe book fun and really easy to do.  I love the personalised gift that has now been delivered to me for my sister’s Christmas present as well, I’m really looking forward to giving it to her.

If there were any improvements I could suggest to make the website even better to use it would be to add a search facility to help find recipes with certain ingredients and perhaps there could be an option to divide the book into sections with a separate page if you are adding a variety of recipes to the book.

personalised cookbook review

Regardless though, I am really happy with the finished result and I think my sister will love her personalised cookbook.  I will also look forward to her trying out a few of the recipes!

The soft back version of This Is Your Cookbook costs £15.00 and the hardback version is £19.95.  If you would like to add gift wrap it costs £3.95 and the book will be sent already wrapped.  The delivery cost is £2.95 and books take around 7 days to be created and delivered.  I felt the cost of the recipe book was really reasonable and I was happy with the service I received from This Is Your Cookbook.

cookbook gift wrap

Discount Reader Offer Code

I bet you already have someone in mind you would like to give a ‘This Is Your Cookbook’ to, so before you dash off I have an excellent reader offer for you.

If you would like to order a This Is Your Cookbook personalised recipe book I have a discount code especially for Zena’s Suitcase readers. Simply add ZENADISCOUNT at the checkout and receive 10% of a hardback cookbook until 31st December 2017. Just visit the website and start creating your special gift now!

Bonus ‘This Is Your Cookbook’ Giveaway

I’m super excited to have discovered ‘This Is Your Cookbook’, and as well as the reader discount code I also have the opportunity to giveaway a personalised recipe book to one lucky Zena’s Suitcase readers. This cookbook could make a very special gift for someone you are struggling to buy a gift for so why now enter now!  Competition ends 14.11.2017. Other T & C’s apply.

Feeling lucky?  Check out my other giveaways here.

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This unique gift idea is a gorgeous personalised recipe book from This Is Your Cookbook. Use their recipes or add your own to create a special gift for someone who loves to cook, or who might need a little extra inspiration in the kitchen

I received a This Is Your Cookbook recipe book for the purpose of this review and I have been compensated for hosting a giveaway. 


Zena is a 40ish year old Mum with 3 kids who is keen to pursue her passion for travel despite being a busy parent. She’s also partial to coffee and chocolate.


  1. Margaret Gallagher
    October 16, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Eould love for my aunty
    She’s always baking homemade delights
    PERFECT Christmas present for her
    Her signature dish is double chocolate fudge

  2. Anna Gleave
    October 17, 2017 / 6:08 am

    My mother is a great cook and the entire family including great great Grandchildren love staying with her – it would be great to make a family cookbook

  3. Heather Haigh
    October 17, 2017 / 6:29 am

    I would love to give this to my daughter who is planning to set up her own home, and need gluten and dairy free recipes.

  4. stuart hargreaves
    October 17, 2017 / 6:52 am

    my niece ROSIE, we would make sumptious chocolate cakes

  5. Tracey Peach
    October 17, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I would love to give the personalised cookbook to my Brother & I would have what I call hearty recipes inside good old fashioned cooking

  6. Rita Harwood
    October 17, 2017 / 9:02 am

    Anything that might help me to cook would be fab

  7. Claire glace
    October 17, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I so love cooking and baking, and my husbands family are from the Caribbean, so i would like my own personalised cookbook based on west indian recipies so i can learn a little more about his culture and cook for my family…..

  8. Katie bould
    October 17, 2017 / 10:05 am

    My step dad has recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease so would love this to make him so yummy treats! 🤞🏻

  9. iain maciver
    October 17, 2017 / 10:20 am

    my wife would love this love good old style cooking

  10. Lauren Tourle
    October 17, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Id like to give it to my nan so it can be passed down with her bacon pudding recipe 🙂

  11. Rebecca Brown
    October 17, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    I’d love to give this to my partner full of world recipes for him to explore!

  12. Solange
    October 17, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I would love to give the personalised recipe book to my mum.

  13. laura banks
    October 17, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    my husband as he is a fantastic cook so i would pick really obscure ones for him to try

  14. Chrissy Harris
    October 17, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I would give this to my sister as she loves cooking and it would look great on her kitchen shelves

  15. Helen Tovell
    October 18, 2017 / 11:55 am

    I would give it to my mum with a full range of hearty but healthy recipes

  16. clair downham
    October 18, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    i would love to give to my hubby for cooking family meals

  17. Magdalene Drummond
    October 18, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I would love to give this to my mum with some lovely vegetarian meals in 😀

  18. Stacey Carnell
    October 18, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I would love it to give to my son when he leaves home with all his favourite recipes in it from growing up so that he could make them too (even my secret chicken soup recipe for when he’s poorly)

  19. Lynsey Buchanan
    October 19, 2017 / 4:52 am

    I would love to give this prize o my daughter and share traditional Scottish Recipes in the book

  20. Kat Lucas
    October 19, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I’d give it to my best friend who is a vegetarian and would put in all my fave recipes that I make for her as usually she is given veggie cookbooks with nothing but the standard nut roasts recipes instead of her fave Mexican foods and pasta dishes

  21. Rich Tyler
    October 19, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I’d give this to my wife, she’s a far better cook then I’ll ever be!
    Some of the vegetarian meals looks fab….

  22. October 19, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    My dad – he creates amazing biscuits and cakes so he would love a record of them.

  23. Samantha
    October 20, 2017 / 11:12 am

    This would be a great recipe book for my 2 stepsons to give to their mum, she loves cooking.

  24. Jade Hewlett
    October 21, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I would give it to my gran and put all her favourite recipes in as some of her favourite recipes are from books that are so old they’re basically falling apart!

  25. Keith Hunt
    October 21, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Looks nice for the wife to make fruit pies from a friends garden

  26. Mary H
    October 25, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    I’d love to give this book to my boyfriend so he could make me all the delicious bakes. Yum!

  27. Sarah Forster
    October 28, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I’d give it to my friend who is a very keen (and amazing) baker. Naturally, it’d include lots of cakes and bakes!

  28. Zoe Brown
    October 31, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    i know my mum would just love this be a lovely christmas gift would love her to bake anything from this book

  29. Lula Mercer
    October 31, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I would give this to my mother who loves to cook. x

  30. fiona waterworth
    November 2, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I would give this to my husband who makes fantastic cakes and is always looking for recipes and ideas

  31. claire woods
    November 4, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I’d give this to my brother and I’d like to put in some yummy veggie meals, to make him eat less meat.

  32. Lorraine Stone
    November 5, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Love it for my Dad, he likes to bake pies and cook meals from scratch.

  33. Sadiyya Maryam
    November 5, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    To my lovely friend who loves baking and trying new recipes.

    November 5, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    my mum-in-law has been my baking mentor, she has rekindled a love of baking cakes that Ive not done since being a teenager

  35. Jessica Barber
    November 6, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I’d love to give it to my Mum full of recipes inspired by her amazing cooking!!

    November 6, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    my best friend loves to bake and this ould make a lovely gift for her

  37. EJ Dunn
    November 6, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    My mum and healthy recipes as she has lost a lot of weight this year.

  38. Ruth Harwood
    November 7, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I would love to share these with my best friend, who is always on the lookout for new things!

  39. misty
    November 7, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    my best friend loves vegetarian food so would be good to fill with new recipes for her to try

  40. Carole Nott
    November 8, 2017 / 11:03 am

    i would give this to my friend who is always trying new recipes

  41. Michelle Ferguson
    November 8, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I would give it to my hubby so he can cook me lots of lovely things

  42. Iris W
    November 9, 2017 / 8:34 am

    What a great idea, I would get the student recipe version for my daughter

  43. Lauren Old
    November 11, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I would love to give this to my sister for a present and include loads of chocolate dessert recipes

  44. katie w
    November 11, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I would love to give to my best mate who loves trying new recipes so she can cook gorgeous food for me

  45. Rai
    November 12, 2017 / 10:41 am

    I’d keep it for me and have casserole and stir-fry recipes. So nice to have a cookbook that only has sections on things you like.

  46. Jessica Hutton
    November 12, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I would love to give it to my mum. I would include receipts that contain no gluten because she shouldn’t have to give up on taste xx

    November 12, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I would give this to my sister and include healthy recipes i know she will enjoy.

  48. lorraine kirk
    November 12, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    My mother-in-law as she loves to cook. She would love lots of traditional recipes, bread and puddings.

  49. paula cheadle
    November 12, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I would fill it with my recipes for my youngest daughter

  50. Caroline Blaza
    November 13, 2017 / 7:51 am

    I would love this for my daughter who is 13. She loves baking cakes and biscuits so I would like lots of recipes for these for her.

  51. Fiona Johnstone
    November 13, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I would give this to my sister Janice and fill it with lots of yummy cake recipes

  52. Sophie Dolan
    November 13, 2017 / 10:28 am

    My mum would love this.. She is a cook in her profession and would love to try new things especially cakes!!

  53. Gary Martindale
    November 13, 2017 / 11:34 am

    My mum who makes great cakes

  54. Rachael Sexey
    November 13, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter Faith so she can learn to make all our favourite things 💖

  55. Alison
    November 13, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I would give this to my sister and try and find recipes that our mum and our grandma used to make.

  56. Emma Smith
    November 13, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    My daughter, filled with family recipes

  57. Sheri Darby
    November 13, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I would give it to my daughter and fill it with all the vegetarian meals that we cook for her.

  58. Simone Griffin
    November 13, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    My partner loves cooking and trying new recipes so I’d gift it to him, with lots of yummy desserts in x

  59. Tracy Gladman
    November 13, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I would gift this to my brother who is about to set up home on his own – I would give him some survival recipies.

  60. Sonny
    November 13, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I’d love to share this with my sister. She is trying to put together a family cookbook so this would be a great treat.

  61. Miss Tracy Hanson
    November 13, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    My Mum would love this. Plus her cookbook would be full of lovely desserts and sweet pies. 🙂 Her favourite thing to eat as well as cook.

  62. Sarah Prentice
    November 13, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I would give into my mother who want to get back into cooking!

  63. Sarah Prentice
    November 13, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I would give into my mother who wants to get back into cooking!

  64. Tammy Neal
    November 13, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    My mom as we both follow slimming world would love to make these but abit healthier xx

  65. Alison Clark
    November 13, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Me and my mum always talk about doing something like this – I have a book cupboard full of cookbooks that I might only use 1 recipe from each. Great idea!

  66. Adrian Bold
    November 13, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I would love to give this to my Mum, as honestly she is the only person I know who still bakes cakes! Thanks for the competition and prize.

  67. Natalie Crossan
    November 13, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    This would be lovely for my Mum, she loves cooking and always looks at new cookbooks 🙂 xxx

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