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 7/31/2017.

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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UncommonGoodsNew York Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.7

(based on 585 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (478)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (158)
  • Informative (153)
  • Page-turner (100)
  • Easy to read (93)
  • Well written (58)

Cons

  • Small print (11)
  • Not what I expected (8)
  • Disappointing (5)
  • Very small print (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (277)
  • Older readers (123)
  • Reference (28)
  • Younger readers (15)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (91), Everyday reader (89), Bookworm (49), Rarely read (7)
    • 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

Makes an excellent bday gift for someone 40+

By 

from Ocean City, MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    Very well made and quick delivery. My father in law absolutely loves it!

     
    5.0

    UNBELIEVABLY FANTASTIC B-DAY GIFT!

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    from Stamford, CT

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Entertaining
    • More than I expected

    Cons

    • Small print

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    The only thing I would recommend is to add a magnifying glass or readers, as the print is understandably small. Truly much nicer than I expected. Dad was over-the-moon with this gift. Entirely happy with this purchase!

    Service and delivery comments:

    We had it personalized and it came several days sooner than promised.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Meaningful Birthday Gift

    By 

    from New Jersey

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautifully bound and well printed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      I ordered this item for my boyfriend's dad for his 80 birthday and it was perfect! The book was high quality, the headlines and pages were nicely printed and the personalization made it extra special. It was so cool to look back at some of the headlines of what was going on during his lifetime. I highly recommend this gift!

       
      5.0

      Loved it!

      By 

      from Frederick, Md

      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:

        This was better than I was expecting! My husband was born in 1975 so we're no issues with blurred microfilm pages. We found the print small but easy to read. It's a great gift!

         
        5.0

        Best gift EVER - definitely memorable - money well spent.

        By 

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          I first saw this gift when I was looking for something to buy my father for his 65th birthday. I decided to take a chance on it. It looked very interesting, but seemed pricey. In the end, I figured it was a custom made book so I understood the price. My father loves to read so I knew he would appreciate the historical read. When we received it, I could not have been more pleased with my purchase. The cover looks beautiful and the quality is exactly what I had hoped for. My father loved it too and read it cover to cover. Months later, I was reminded of my father-in-law's upcoming 70th birthday. I immediately thought of this and knew this would be the perfect gift for him. He is a Vietnam vet and loves all things historical. He saw it, loved that it had his name on there and immediately sat down to start reading it.

           
          5.0

          Great Gift that I would buy again!

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          from FL

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            Great product

             
            5.0

            I will buy this product again for sure

            By 

            from Miami Florida

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              Is a perfect gift

              Service and delivery comments:

              Was fantastic

               
              5.0

              Awesome History My Dad Loves It

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              from Chicago

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Older Readers

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                My father is enjoying looking through it. Also a great conversation starter

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery. Faster than promised and very well packaged

                 
                5.0

                45 years of history!

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                from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

                About Me Everyday Reader

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                Pros

                • Haven't to see book but the recipient loves it

                Cons

                • Couldn't get it gift wrapped or enclose card

                Best Uses

                • For someting 'different'
                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                The ordering was easy and was delivered quicker than I expected it to be.

                 
                5.0

                Unique gift

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                from Boston, MA

                About Me Casual Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Informative
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Reference

                  Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  This came faster than I expected which was awesome! The quality of the book is great—I loved the size, details, engraving of name of cover and the binding. I gave it as a gift for someone's 65th birthday and it was a huge hit. I would definitely recommend it.

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