Personalized Birthday Book

By The New York Times

$99.95 More on the way
  • Custom books may take 1-2 weeks before shipping.


Journey through a lifetime’s worth of news with this New York Times birthday book. Give us the date and you’ll receive a leather-bound, gold-trimmed set of yearly front pages from the day they were born and each successive birthday. Whether you’re celebrating multiple decades worth or just a couple, this collection captures a nostalgic snapshot of history in the context of their life. (For anyone younger than 80, they’ll add some keepsake historical clippings at the end to round out the book.)

  • Made in the USA: Williston, VT
  • Materials: Paper, cardboard
  • Care: Keep in a cool dry place
  • Includes personalized book up to 80 pages
  • Durable hardcover
  • Includes both color and black white photos
  • Includes recipient's name and date stamped on the cover
  • To ensure your recipient will have the most up-to-date book that will include this year's page, it is suggested you place your order on or after that day
  • First and last names will be auto-capitalized by the printer
  • High resolution glossy matte finish pages
  • Leatherette binding
  • Please note: Age of recipient must be 20 years or older. For younger recipients, please order the Your Special Day book
  • Please note: Certain years/pages are reprinted from microfilm and font sized 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
  • If this item is intended as a gift and might not arrive in time, print this card to give while your custom product is being created
  • Due to the personalized nature of this product, it cannot be returned
  • Dimensions: 12" x 15" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

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Very pleased with this item. Professionally assembled!


perfect gift


I got this for my 91 year old father-in-law's birthday. Since he used to be a newspaper reporter, it was a particularly appropriate gift. He loved it! And the presentation is very sophisticated.More > < Less


Birthday book for husband


He open his present with such awe. He really loved every story in the book! The look on his face when he started looking at it was worth every penny! Thank you for making this!More > < Less




I just received this today, which was really fast! I love it and am sure my husband will when he opens it at Christmas. It is well worth the money. If my other items that I ordered are as great as this one I will definitely be ordering from Grommet again! Great job!!More > < Less


Totally awesome


This book is such a treasure. Made of fine quality materials and so full of history!! This would make a special gift for anyone. I had no issues with ordering this book.More > < Less

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The New York Times | Personalized Memory Books

About The New York Times

It’s a Date

Bind together a personal, nostalgic history with a custom book of New York Times covers.

Choose a wedding day, birthday, anniversary, or any other special date and they’ll create a bound collection of the news for you.

Commemorate the moment you said, “I do” with the entire newspaper from that day. Or celebrate your anniversary with a compilation of covers—from your first to your fifth or fiftieth. Or gift someone a time traveling birthday ticket so they can journey through a lifetime’s worth of covers.

The New York Times archives date all the way back to 1851—and seeing how society, the paper’s layout, and even the advertisements evolve over decades is fascinating.

Depending on the version you choose and how far back your date is, your book can also include famous front pages throughout history. See the end of the Civil War or the fall of the Berlin Wall.

These Made in the USA memory books are the kind of gift you’ll look and re-look at. Each time you do, there’s something new to learn or reminisce about.