Storing memories with Dust & Things

I hold my hands up, I am a bit of a hoarder.  It’s a family thing, my Mum, Uncle and Auntie, we’re all rather similar.  I’d like to think I was on the lower end of the spectrum, but my spare room tells a different story!  I’m sentimental and being the historian of the family, I like to record moments in time.  I’m conscious that being an older Mum, I may not be here to share moments with Monkey and his family in years to come, I certainly miss not being able to talk to Daddy P’s Mum.  So I’ve been storing memories with Dust & Things, putting thing aside from our adventures, things for Monkey to recall in the years ahead.

Storing memories with Dust & Things

Dust & Things is a small family business offering bespoke customised gifts.  So the perfect place to look for something a little special for a wedding, anniversary or birthday.  I’ve been storing Monkey’s keepsakes in a cardboard box, which really hasn’t filled me with inspiration, and isn’t particularly nice to look at.  When I looked through the Dust & Things website I found some really love Memory Boxes – ideas for birthdays, christenings, even a Christmas box (noted for future reference).  I knew I’d found exactly what I was looking for, Monkey would finally have a decent memory box.

The ordering process is very easy, select the name you want to appear on the box and the second line of text you would like shown.  I went for Monkey’s name and ‘Adventures and Memories’ as my text, you can also add a hidden message to the base of the box (this is extra).  I went with the year. You really could add anything, to personalise this box for all sorts of occasions.  For £29.95 I love the idea of it.  Delivery was prompt (delivery is free worldwide!) and the box was well protected when it arrived.

Storing memories with Dust & Things

The wooden memory box is approximately 28 x 21 x 14cm and comes with a chrome latch and hinges.  It’s the perfect size to store all manner of memories, from awards and certificates, things made at school as well as mementos from our adventures throughout the year.

Storing memories with Dust & Things

I really love the idea of this box from Dust & Things, and it’s been great fun for Monkey and I as we decide which items we should treasure for the future.

Storing memories with Dust & ThingsThe clasp is easy to undo, which Monkey likes.  He’s spent ages decided what he’d like to keep from our adventures over the last few months, and has already been pulling faces at the things Mummy would like to treasure on his behalf! We really do love this box, can you tell.  It’s well made and the engraving is well finished.

Storing memories with Dust & Things

If you are thinking of getting someone a gift that’s a little different then I can certainly recommend Dust & Things.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review.


I’m really pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader a £35 voucher to spend online with Dust & Things, just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!


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(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

This prize is non transferable and can only be used on the Dust & Things website.  There is no monetary substitute.

The giveaway will close on 1st June 2016 at midnight.

£35 voucher to spend online with Dust & Things

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A Mum with a 9 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

182 thoughts on “Storing memories with Dust & Things

  1. I love the personalised engraved monogram jewellery box. I would buy one for me and each of my sisters!

  2. I would treat myself to a Personalised Coloured Edge Coaster and a Personalised Carved Heart Oak Board!

  3. This is a sweet idea. I am not a hoarder, I throw out a lot! But, I do have a memory box for each of the kids and I like to keep the cards they’ve made me, and little special things like that.

  4. I think I’d choose the personalised family name coasters for my best friend and her family, and the engraved “hangry” slate chopping board for my friend who’s on a diet!

  5. I’d love the personalised ‘mr and mrs’ wedding keepsake box. One of my closest friends is getting married this year and it would be a lovely gift to treasure.

  6. I love the personalised engraved monogram jewellery box or the family photoframe they are both lovely

  7. I’d choose the personalised hipster inspired engraved cheese board set for my friends jade & shaun who have just moved into their first flat together!

  8. I would get the Carved Heart Pendant Necklace and have this for myself as it is truly beautiful and it is very rare for me to have a nice treat

  9. I would get lots of the personalised coloured edge coasters for our house 🙂 Thank you for the chance a lovely giveaway x

  10. I’d love the Personalised Mr and Mrs wedding keepsake box for my daughter, she’s getting married in September

  11. I would pick the children’s personalised Christmas Eve box. I’ve been meaning to get one since my son was born xx

  12. I really like the memory boxes too. I have one for each child but it would be nice to have one especially designed for the job.

  13. I’d choose the personalised family round cheese board for my parents wedding anniversary next month

  14. I would buy the Vintage Name Cheese Board Set for my sister because she’s crazy for cheese 🙂

  15. My friend, a chef is getting married so it would have to be one of the personalised ‘Mr And Mrs’ slate chopping board.

  16. I’d choose a memory box for our little angel. I have some special things I’ll treasure forever and that would be perfect to store them in. Thanks.

  17. I would choose a Personalised Memory box for my Granddaughter,She loves collecting things, Pretty jewellery ,stones & anything ‘Pink’ lol her favourite colour.Thought she would love to decorate with her own taste.Great keepsake.

  18. a personalised memory box for my oldest daughter, she could keep her photographs and other bits and bobs she has that remind her of her dad who passed away

  19. I’d buy some of the drinks coasters – two that leap out at me are ‘gin and bear it” and “drink responsibly, don’t spill it”

  20. i would get the Personalised Follow Your Heart Wedding Keepsake Box for my fiance to keep important wedding stuff. Maybe then he will remember dates and the wedding date

  21. I would love the Wooden Memory Box and would give it to my daughter to keep her family memories safely.

  22. I would treat hubby and myself to the slate serving board as this looks perfect for outdoor dining, which we’re trying to make the most of!

  23. I would go for the Personalised ‘Eating Together Since’ Slate Board and give it to my brother and wife.

  24. I would get the Personalised Couple’s Names Chopping Board for my friends who are getting married in August.

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