New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of The New York Times front pages.

$99.95

Personal History

Commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. Whether it's a milestone decade or a personally significant number of years, the collection forms a fascinating snapshot of history seen through the lens of your special day. Made in Williston, Vermont.

Click here for our New York Times Custom Anniversary Book, Baseball Book, and Football Book.

Read a different newspaper? Check out our Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Custom Birthday Books, too!

Made in the USA
Made from
paper
Measurements
15" L x 12.5" W
Ingredients
Notes
New York Times Custom Birthday Book has a 20 page minimum, so only dates in 1996 or before can be ordered at this time. The book includes only pages from the year of the recipient's birth onward. A younger recipient will result in a shorter book.

Please note: These pages are not standard newspaper dimensions, therefore, the type is shrunk slightly to fit a more convenient, book-sized trim. Certain years/pages are reprinted from microfilm and font size may be reduced. 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
26073

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 4/30/2018.

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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UncommonGoodsNew York Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.8

(based on 734 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (608)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (266)
  • Informative (257)
  • Page-turner (152)
  • Easy to read (149)
  • Well written (91)

Cons

  • Small print (12)
  • Not what I expected (11)
  • Disappointing (9)
  • Very small print (4)
  • Difficult to follow (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (420)
  • Older readers (190)
  • Reference (52)
  • Younger readers (24)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (148), Casual reader (138), Bookworm (79), Rarely read (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (493)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fabulous gift for a special birthday!

This is actually the second NY Times birthday book that I have purchased. The first was for my husband's 60th birthday. It arrived quickly and beautifully packaged.It is worthy of a place on the...Read complete review

This is actually the second NY Times birthday book that I have purchased. The first was for my husband's 60th birthday. It arrived quickly and beautifully packaged.It is worthy of a place on the coffee table. My husband loves it and has continued to enjoy it over the last 2 years. I knew I had to buy this for my brother when he turned 60. I ended up ordering his book on the day after his birthday because it was election day. I wanted his actual 60th birthday and the election result included. I would recommend ordering this the day after the birthday to insure that you get the actual headline for the recipient's birthday. I highly recommend this book!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really Cool Idea, Not Well Executed

This is a terrific and unique gift in concept. However we were disappointed to see the very first page (the person's actual day of birth!) appears as a bad photocopy of a NY...Read complete review

This is a terrific and unique gift in concept. However we were disappointed to see the very first page (the person's actual day of birth!) appears as a bad photocopy of a NY Times page that was curled at the edge. It runs off the page and is hard to read. All the pages are small print and hard to read - this is to be expected for the book's size. I would have expected someone to check the quality of the pages - especially the very first one.

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5.0

Perfect gift for my Dad

By 

from Honolulu

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • History lovers
    • News buffs
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    It gets difficult to find gifts for aging parents. They have everything that they need. They say they don't want anything, and I get it. My Dad and I have the same birthday, 25 years apart. He loves the NY Times and history in general. When he got this personalized book, he called me to tell me "best gift ever" !!!!!!!! So I hope and surely will inherit this book of all the world news on our birthdays.... For him, I can tell it is a walk down memory lane, like the year he graduated high school, college. The year he married my Mom,etc.....I
    Overall I would extremely recommend this for someone old enough and who can remember all these special days. It will be a family heirloom for sure to pass on.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

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    from Pennsylvania

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Reference

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      Perfect for my friend's 60th birthday.

       
      5.0

      Perfect!

      By 

      from CT

      About Me Bookworm

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        The book is great! It's engraved very nicely with name and date of birth in gold. Because my father in law was born in 1918 this book has 100 pages so it's great for him! I must say though that the print is somewhat small and not real easy to read but you can certainly read all the headlines.

         
        5.0

        I will be buying this again

        By 

        from Seattle, WA

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            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            This gift was a hit! All of the guests at the party loved it and I received multiple inquiries on where they could purchase one as gifts for others. This book definitely exceed my expectations.

             
            5.0

            Loved this book

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            from Merrick Ny

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings

            Cons

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              • Gift

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              This is such a great piece! Great quality. It was a gift and, since the print was so small, I included a magnifying glass with it. It was a little thinner than I expected, but that's because it is printed on both sides of the page. The cover was a good thickness and very nice personalization.

               
              5.0

              Very Solid Gift

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              from Paramus

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  The gift arrived very soon after I ordered it and it was extremely high quality. I liked how this gift also included "historical pages" in addition to the newspaper pages from the recipients date of birth. This is a great gift!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift for history lovers

                  By 

                  from Woodbridge, CT

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    Great gift for history lovers. It's beautifully bound. Classy gift.

                     
                    5.0

                    This was a perfect gift

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                    from Richmond VA

                    About Me Everyday Reader

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers

                      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                      I would use this as a great gift for any occasion.

                       
                      4.0

                      Perfect gift for grandparents

                      By 

                      from Mastic Beach, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Informative
                      • Nostalgic
                      • Page-Turner

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift

                        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                        The print is small so a magnifying glass might be needed to read some of the articles but overall the books provide a great sense of nostalgia.

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect gift of a glimpse into history

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                        from Ohio

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                        Pros

                        • Deserves Multiple Readings
                        • Informative
                        • Page-Turner

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift

                        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                        It is engrossing to see headlines from the day you are born. If available I would purchase another in a couple years for new headlines and to see if the additional pages changed. Fantastic piece of history bound.

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