LA Times Custom Birthday Book

Celebrate someone's life with a book of LA Times front pages from each of their birthdays.

$100.00

The Times of your Life

It's time to celebrate a great moment in history--the day you were born! This custom-made, commemorative book is a treasury of the historic events that have crossed the path of you or an honored gift recipient. To start with, the timeless, hardback binding comes with the recipient's name embossed in gold on its surface, as well as a custom-printed dedication on the title page. Inside, the book contains reproductions of the front page of the LA Times, one for each birthday all the way back to the day you entered the world.

Leafing through the pages gives a time-lapse view of a lifetime of history, from world events and global leaders, to changing technology and fashions. Opposite from each headline page is a page with room for the recipient to write his or her own personal experience of that year, along with photos and other mementos. It's a beautiful tribute that transforms the ephemeral matter of yesterday's news into something that will be treasured for years--or generations--to come. Made in the United Kingdom.

Made from
Paper
Measurements
12" L x 15" W
Ingredients
Notes
Please note: Certain years/pages are reprinted from microfilm and font sized may be reduced. New pages may not be available for inclusion for up to 6 months after the date of print. Missing pages may be the result of a newspaper strike or a lack of relevant information on the front page for that date.
Item ID
26072

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 5/9/2018.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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UncommonGoodsLA Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (10)
  • Informative (9)
  • Easy to read (7)
  • Page-turner (6)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (15)
  • Older readers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (7), Everyday reader (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

He loved it

Got it as a birthday present for my fiancé who is an avid reader of the LA Times. He loved it. I definitely suggest getting it personalized with their name on...Read complete review

Got it as a birthday present for my fiancé who is an avid reader of the LA Times. He loved it. I definitely suggest getting it personalized with their name on it as it makes it look even more high quality & professional. Wish it had an extra page on it to put this year's LA times birthday front page on it, but that's okay. Only way it could be better overall is if it was available in color.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't buy this!

The font of the reproduced newsprint is so very tiny it's nearly impossible to read. Purchased a book for each or my parents (both in their 80's). Not only could they barely...Read complete review

The font of the reproduced newsprint is so very tiny it's nearly impossible to read. Purchased a book for each or my parents (both in their 80's). Not only could they barely read the print, I could not, nor could any of our children (in their 20's and don't wear glasses). Thought it was a lovely idea, but what a waste of money!

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5.0

Great Gift for a "Special Birthday"

By 

from Gilroy CA

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

    I gave this to my husband at a surprise birthday for his 70th birthday. He and his friends all thought that it was an amazing and special gift. The engraved name on the cover impressed all. Everyone asked where I found it - and now all the guests have your website. It was definitely a hit!

     
    5.0

    Awesome Gift

    By 

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

      My husband loved this book. He was born and raised in Los Angeles so this was a perfect gift for him. As he got further into the book, he could remember some of the events. It was fun to see what happened every year on his birthday. I highly recommend.

      Also - good quality. Hard copy with gold foil imprint.

       
      5.0

      A gift for my dad's 65th birthday

      By 

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Reference

        Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

        My dad absolutely loved this! He was very impressed that even his most recent birthday was included and it was only 3 weeks before receiving it!

         
        5.0

        Really nice gift for an older person

        By 

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

          This was a nice gift for my father-in-law because he likes reading about "old times" and he lived in the LA area for decades, so he remembers some of these headlines.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gifted this to my husband for his 50th birthday, he loved it

          By 

          from Bakersfield, CA

          About Me Rarely Read

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative

          Cons

          • Options for a different color, other than green

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

          My husband is difficult to buy for and this was a perfect and personal gift for him. He loves it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Thanks for making my best friend's birthday special!

          By 

          from Singapore

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

            My friend love this amazing, unusual, thoughtful gift. Thank you for making her birthday special.

             
            5.0

            What a wonderful gift!

            By 

            from Sonora, CA

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Informative
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

              This was a special, unique gift that's perfect for the person that has everything.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Perfect gift

              By 

              from Seattle

              About Me Bookworm

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                This gift was perfect for the newspaper enthusiast and a great way to remember birthdays of years past!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Better than expected plus unique

                By 

                from North Washington

                About Me Casual Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Great quality
                • Informative
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  Wanted to get my mom something unique for Christmas.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This was a big hit!

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                  from Orange, Ca

                  About Me Casual Reader

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative
                  • Page-Turner

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Reference

                    Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    Gifted this for a 50th birthday and it was a hit! Everyone thought it was a thoughtful and unique gift.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivered sooner than I expected!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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