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 your birth, personalized with your 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
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 7/3/2017.

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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsNew York Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.7

(based on 571 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (464)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (149)
  • Informative (143)
  • Page-turner (97)
  • Easy to read (87)
  • Well written (55)

Cons

  • Small print (10)
  • Not what I expected (8)
  • Disappointing (5)
  • Very small print (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (263)
  • Older readers (115)
  • Reference (26)
  • Younger readers (15)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (493)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (86), Casual reader (85), Bookworm (47), Rarely read (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (348), Christmas or hanukkah (106), Other (5), Father's day/dad gift (3), Father’s day (3)

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5.0

I love this book

By 

from Miami

About Me Casual Reader

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    It is really a unique gift to give anyone . The older the person is, the more unique it gets. It comes very well packaged and looks very elegant

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift

    By 

    from Bozeman, MT

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings

    Cons

    • Small writing

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    This was a perfect gift for my dad. The print was very small but nothing a magnifying glass can't fix :)

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've been recommending this to everyone

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    from New York

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun to browse
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      This is the perfect birthday present for anyone over 50 who already has everything! 2 caveats (though I'd still give it 5 stars): the writing is really small, so pairing with a magnifying glass isn't a bad idea, and it includes about 10 "classic" front pages at the end, which is cool, but since it ends with 9/11, also a little depressing if you just flip to the back first thing.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic quality - so happy with it

      By 

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Current Events
        • Gift
        • History Buffs
        • Politics Enthusiast

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        Great gift for someone who enjoys current events, politics, and history to see what was happening on their birthday each year.

         
        4.0

        Wonderful gift!

        By 

        from Durham, NC

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          Just a great gift for a history buff!

           
          5.0

          I will buy this product again and again

          By 

          from King of Prussia, PA

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            My niece so loved this, and everyone else was so impressed with it, I'm thinking of getting one for everyone else as Christmas gifts. There are several newspapers to choose from, and several occasions as well, and there are some that allow you to add your own memories.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Gift

            By 

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Casual Reader

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            Pros

            • Beautifully made
            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Great gift

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              I can't wait to give this to my dad on his 60th birthday. It just arrived in the mail and looks gorgeous. As someone who loved to read/loves history and current events, I think he'll be thrilled.

               
              5.0

              I would definitely buy this again

              By 

              from Oxford, MS

              About Me Everyday Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Read
              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Older Readers

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                Great Quality!

                 
                5.0

                Great Gift!!

                By 

                from Seattle

                About Me Casual Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  It's a great coffee table size book. Lots of really interesting information, creates fun conversations! Really can't go wrong with this for someone who is a bit older, as you get half a page for each year of their life. It wouldn't work for someone younger as you wouldn't get a lot of pages.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great mile stone Birthday gift!!

                  By 

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Casual Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Informative
                  • Page-Turner

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers

                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    Great gift!!

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