Frequently Asked Questions

No doubt you will want your big day to be perfect and your gift book should be no different! Naturally, you'll have plenty of questions.

Below are a number of questions we're often asked, if there's something you'd like to know that's not in the list, get in touch.

How much does it cost to create a recipe gift book?

The book is free! Participants just pay £4.99 to add their page

How many pages can the book have?

It needs to have a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 200 pages.

What size is the finished recipe book?

This portrait recipe book is 21cm x 26cm

Can participants also buy gift vouchers?

Yes, when you register just click the option to allow participants to buy vouchers. They will be posted to you along with your completed recipe book. Gift vouchers are supplied by One4all which can be used at a number of High Street retailers and Travel providers such as Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Amazon, Argos, Cosmos, Kuoni, Red Letter Days, Superbreak and Thomas Cook for a full list follow this link

I would like an additional copy, can I buy another?

Yes, once your book is finished we will send you an email with a unique link to buy additional copies. You can also share the link with your friends and family if you would like to allow them to purchase a copy.

How much does it cost for an additional copy?

It depends on how many people contributed and what the final page total would be. The following are typical costs based on page numbers:

  • 0-20 Pages - £37 per additional copy
  • 0-50 Pages - £44 per additional copy
  • 0-100 Pages - £56 per additional copy
  • 0-150 Pages - £67 per additional copy
  • 0-200 Pages - £78 per additional copy

A 15% discount will be applied if over 20 copies are ordered.

How do I inform participants that I want them to take part?

There are a number of ways to tell participants that you would like them to help you create a recipe gift book.

  • Share the website address, your unique code and closing date.

You can do this via text, email, messenger or set up a secret WhatsApp group, It's up to you!

 

If you are getting married and this will be your gift list you can let your guests know the same way as above or;

  • Download our free recipegiftbook.com insert card pdf with your name and unique code which you can print out at home and enclose with your invitations.
  • Request a set of our complementary pre printed insert cards for you to fill in and include with your invitations. Order either 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250

All the above options will be available when you register

How will I know if someone has added a recipe?

We will send you an automatic email to let you know when a participant has added a page. This will help you keep track of how your recipe book is coming along.

What if one of my guests can't get on the internet to add a recipe?

Its simple, just download this printable form and send it to them. They can fill in their recipe details and you can add the recipe online for them. Alternatively they can ring our customer services number 07709 470 767 and speak to one of our helpful staff who can add the recipe online for them and take payment over the phone.

When will my recipe book arrive?

When your book has closed for submissions you will have the opportunity to make minor edits and once you are happy it will be sent to the printers. Book production takes 4-5 business days. This doesn't include shipping. Including shipping, most books arrive 10 business days after you place your order, depending on the delivery method and the destination. All orders are sent by standard post, If you would like to arrange priority shipping please email us at info@recipegiftbook.com


How do I proof and sign off my recipe book?

You will get the chance to proof your book online before you finalize it ready for us to send to the printers. Its your book so we do not proof, edit, or change your content in any way. This means it’s your responsibility to review your book before it published. You will need to check:

  • Typos, grammar, unfinished text, or other text errors
  • Quality of images, low-resolution images that may appear blurry when printed
  • Design issues, including organization, style, colour and layout
What are the uploaded image requirements?

You can upload photos from your desktop computer, phone or other device. We support JPEG and PNG images only. Images must be in the RGB colour space (this is the most common colour space for digital images.) An image must be no larger than 10 MB. We recommend that images be between 150-300 dpi to print clearly.

My book arrived with a quality issue. What is your return policy?

We work with professional book printers to guarantee your satisfaction with the workmanship of your book. In the unlikely event that your book arrives damaged or with a manufacturing defect, contact us within 14 days of receipt and we will work with you to get things fixed. Please also see our guidelines on image quality and proofing your recipe gift book.

Can I purchase the book upfront so participants don’t have to pay?
Yes, if you would like to purchase the book upfront and allow participants to add all their recipes for free, just get in touch by email and we can set that up for you.

It costs £44.99 for a bespoke book with up to 20 recipe pages.

It costs £74.99 for a bespoke book with up to 50 recipe pages.

Can I create this book as a surprise gift for someone?
Yes, you can set up the book and invite friends and family or colleagues to contribute in secret.