Founded by Gavan Goulder, the business was inspired by the birth of a son to one of his close friends. To commemorate the event, Gavan took a beautiful photograph of that day and presented the most unusual of new baby gifts to the proud parents in a frame inscribed with ‘April 4th 2000, Teddy's First Day’.
Word soon spread and several people asked Gavan to create unique gifts for them too. This was the start of the business specialising in unique gifts based on extraordinary original photography. The business was given extra impetus by the birth of Gavan's own daughter, Ella, in 2005, since when a selection of photographs for personalised gifts has been taken practically every single day. He also has a first day picture for his second daughter Nia, born in 2007.
Initially known as My First Day and focusing on unique gifts around the birth of a child, such as christening gifts or new baby gifts, the scope of the business has now expanded to include unique gifts to celebrate any special day. Although the majority of the demand is for new baby gifts, christening gifts, wedding gifts, civil partnership gifts and anniversary gifts, there is no limit to the number of events that are now marked by unique gifts from ‘The Day That’.
The business has expanded to include a second high quality photographer, Chris Webber, and a customer-focused administrative team. Based at a studio in Hayle, West Cornwall, we continually strive to bring you the highest quality unique gifts based on our original photography.