Gifting Perfectly Unique?

on November 27, 2012 in Perfectly Unique with 4 comments by

So here’s a sweet thing. There are a lot of girls, apparently, that are hoping to get Perfectly Unique for Christmas. #1 gift idea for Teen Christians and the #1 most wished for book in Teen Christianity?

Humbling. Exciting. Weird. All of it.

I can’t even put into words what it means that this little book will bring smiles to faces on Christmas morning.

If you are planning on getting a copy for a teen or a young woman in your life, I thought I’d attempt to be a little helpful and elf-ish and tell you my thoughts on gifting the book….

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What age should read Perfectly Unique?

First of all, and I get this question all the time, I think Perfectly Unique is appropriate from girls as young as 12. There is no content that is rated PG or above. So if you have a middle schooler and you’ve been wondering, yeah- she can read this. But the stories and the examples are more from a high school / college perspective.

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Can I buy an autographed copy?

Sadly, no. EXCEPT tomorrow right here on the blog. 🙂 And there are only 21 copies available then, and they are covered in spaghetti sauce, so…… yeah.

Or you can come to an event where I am speaking and we can hug it out and I’ll sign your book.

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What if I already gave someone Perfectly Unique?

You could give them Graceful by Emily P. Freeman.

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What if I want to give a gift pack with Perfectly Unique in it?

Awesome question.

Here are some of my favorite products that I think compliment Perfectly Unique.

Lisa Leonard’s Wonderfully Made Necklace

AvantCards’s Amazing Poster

Dayspring’s Hot Pink Faith Journal

Fearless CD by Group 1 Crew

You could also print off the 30 day devotional on the power of words and give that as well.

Also, please toss a little sequins or glitter or confetti in there for good measure. It really makes all the difference. 🙂

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I hope that helps as you gift the young women in your life. Really really, I can’t tell you how much it means that Perfectly Unique is a book that teen girls are asking for and wanting. I’m praying that every girl who gets it will read it and know God better in 2013 because of it.

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Who are you giving Perfectly Unique to this year?


  1. posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 6:01 AM  |  reply

    Spaghetti covered autographed book sounds perfect.

    There are a couple of girls at church who come to mind when I think of this book.

  2. posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM  |  reply


  3. posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM  |  reply

    my niece, McKinley, will be receiving your book for christmas. i pre-read the book to make sure it was appropriate and it was so wonderful (even at my age of 45). i ordered a second copy for a random person that i don’t know yet :-). you are being used in a mighty way annie downs! one day my girls are going to be old enough for a girls of grace event and i can’t wait to take them. oh, and i left a review on amazon proclaiming your book a home run! (get it? a home run in honor of your vandy boys.)

  4. Rei :)
    posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM  |  reply

    I’m the one getting Perfectly Unique! I’m so excited!! I did ask my mom to get me this for Christmas. But when I saw you were selling AUTOGRAPHED copies for cheap…. I decided I was buying it on my own.
    Cuz you’re pretty awesome! So I want an autographed copy… and I want the glitter too! 🙂
    Congratulations on the #1’s!

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