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
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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 3/5/2018.

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 707 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (586)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (249)
  • Informative (235)
  • Easy to read (143)
  • Page-turner (143)
  • Well written (86)

Cons

  • Small print (12)
  • Not what I expected (11)
  • Disappointing (7)
  • Very small print (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (393)
  • Older readers (178)
  • Reference (47)
  • Younger readers (23)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (136), Casual reader (131), Bookworm (72), 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

The recipient loved it.

By 

from Illinois

About Me Rarely Read

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • very unique gift for an avid newspaper reader

Cons

  • if recipient is young the gift is not as good

Best Uses

  • Gift

Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

This is a great gift for advanced birthdays meaning the more years the better the gift. The only disappointment is that the catalog description makes it look like the newspaper cover pages are in color when in fact they are not.

 
5.0

Perfect for someone who has everything!!

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Bookworm

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    Great for anyone with an interest in history.

     
    5.0

    Great gift. Very well received. More business your way

    By 

    from NJ

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      Loved the book and so did many others

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome gift!

      By 

      from York PA

      About Me Casual Reader

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Reference

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        My Dad is very difficult to shop for because he has everything and wants nothing for Christmas. When I saw this in your catalog, I thought he would really enjoy reading about current events when he was too young too remember. He LOVED it! He cannot wait to sit and go through it page by page. I think it was one of the best gifts he's ever gotten.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A big hit with my 89 year old Dad

        By 

        from Hull, MA

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Page-Turner

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Readers

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          Once my Dad opened this I could not get his attention. He was fascinated.

           
          5.0

          Couldn't Have Been More Perfect

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          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Everyday Reader

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          Pros

          • Informative
          • Meticulously assembled

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Memorial
            • Older Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            My father tragically and unexpectedly passed away at a young 61 years old in October. My mother, brother, and I were devastated and are still mourning him.

            I thought it would be comforting to get this in his memory. I loved the idea of being able to read the top stories everyday year on the day of my fayher's birth til his passing. It was really comforting and fascinating. My family loved it.

            While I wish dad would've been here to enjoy it himself, I can say this was absolutely one of the best purchases I've ever made. The book was impeccably assembled and very high resolution/quality- and bigger than expected!

            I can not recommend this enough. Thank you for making this available.

             
            5.0

            The perfect present for all news obsessed friends and family

            By 

            from Bend Oregon

            About Me Everyday Reader

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              Cons

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                • Gift
                • Older Readers

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                This is a phenomenal gift for news junkies. I looked through it before wrapping and had great fun reading the headlines from 1938 to now. It's really something to travel through U.S. history via the top stories from the last 80 years! WW II, The Korean and Vietnam wars, the hostage crisis, newly elected Presidents, the shooting of JFK, its all there in snippets. Even if it didn't happen on the birthday that the front page is from there are references to it. I simply love this gift and I know my father in law will too!

                 
                5.0

                Love this!

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                from Gainesville FL

                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 perfect gift for anyone past 50.

                   
                  5.0

                  Makes a Thoughtful and Personal Gift

                  By 

                  from Cape Cod, MA

                  About Me Casual Reader

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers
                    • Reference
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                    This was a gift.

                     
                    5.0

                    This product is a classic....perfect price point

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                    from Rehoboth Beach, DE

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Read
                    • Informative
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers

                      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                      I am using the product to gift to my father for Christmas. It makes the perfect gift because it is personalized and is perfect for any occasion.

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