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
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 9/28/2017.

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 621 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (507)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (184)
  • Informative (178)
  • Page-turner (110)
  • Easy to read (107)
  • Well written (67)

Cons

  • Small print (12)
  • Not what I expected (10)
  • Disappointing (6)
  • Very small print (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (312)
  • Older readers (143)
  • Reference (34)
  • Younger readers (18)
  • Birthday gift (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (104), Casual reader (102), Bookworm (56), 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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3.0

great idea, but could be improved

By 

from NYC

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • fun review of history
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow
  • Not What I Expected
  • print is too small for anyone over 45 to read

Best Uses

  • Gift

Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

Because the whole front page is scanned and reduced, the type face is about 4 point type and VERY DIFFICULT to see if you are over 45. Bifolcals or readers were required and it was still hard to read. So, we discussed headlines only. This would be a much better product of you only published "above the fold" text.

 
5.0

Excellent gift - especially for a milestone birthday

By 

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    We purchased this gift for the 75th birthdays of my mother and stepfather who were born the same year, 10 days apart. Our only concern was that the books might be too similar since they were born the same year. However, each book was unique. Not only did the books have the papers for their birthday each year, but in the back was a section of papers commemorating important events in our history.

     
    5.0

    Great gift

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings

    Cons

    • Print small

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

    We were very impressed with this book. Beautifully put together. I was glad I ordered late (1 day after actually birthday) as when it arrived we were pleasantly surprised to see it included this years front page -- just a few days later!

     
    5.0

    A perfect way to honor my mother's 75th Birthday!

    By 

    from Norwalk, CT

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautifully Bound
    • Delivery was quick
    • Personalized

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commemorate a special Occasion
      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      What a beautiful, quality gift. It has exceeded all of my expectations and my mother who is a bookworm is thrilled with her gift. I could not be more pleased

       
      4.0

      Excellent birthday gift!

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good for history buffs

      Cons

      • Small print

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

      This makes a great Birthday gift, especially for people who are history buffs. Print is quite small though.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived on time and in good condition.

       
      5.0

      Great birthday present!

      By 

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

        It was very informational and a great history lesson.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice high-quality book makes the perfect elegant gift

        By 

        from Odessa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

          You won't be disappointed with the quality of this book. It's a very clean look and doesn't even have any fine print or manufacturer logos or information printed anywhere on the outside or inside of the book. The personalization turned out very nice and makes it look very classy and elegant. Paper inside is good quality.

          The outside does get dirty easily even with fingerprints so be careful handing it. Mine had smudges just from me having handled it while gift wrapping it.

          The only reason I gave it 4 starts and not 5, was that I think it should have come a tip or warning that it's best to place your order AFTER the birthday date. I ordered mine for a brother's 50th birthday hoping to get the book in time to give on his birthday only to realize that when I got it would be missing the New York Times Front Page for this current years birth date! Obviously all my fault, but a tip or suggestion would have been nice since the common thought would be to order the book in time to give on the birth date day and not order it after that date. It does take very long to receive the book so it would easily be 2-3 weeks after a birthday, but at least it would include the current years Front Page. Also if you're planning on gift wrapping it, dont throw away the very outer box that it ships in. Keep it in that outer and inner box to wrap it.

           
          5.0

          I would purchase this product again and again

          By 

          from New York

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Reference
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

            My mother turns the pages of this book daily. She loves revisiting the past and the events of her childhood. We all enjoy the New York Times and to see the progression of the newspaper itself throughout the years is pretty remarkable. One of the most memorable gifts to give or receive. #sweepstakes

            Service and delivery comments:

            Service and delivery were top-notch as always.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Informative
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Reference

              Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

              Birthday gift

              Service and delivery comments:

              The packaging was very good. The book came in a timely manner with no damage

               
              5.0

              I most definitely buy this book again!!

              By 

              from Boston ma

              About Me Casual Reader

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods New York Times Custom Birthday Book:

                Given as birthday gift

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery arrived in great condition

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