The Ultimate Birthday Book - The Times of Your Life

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Give the ultimate personalized birthday gift with The New York Times Birthday Book. This compilation chronicles “all the news that’s fit to print,” featuring the front page of the newspaper from the day you were born, and from every birthday thereafter. This enhanced version of the Custom Birthday Book offers additional features, like a detailed timeline of the last century and a keepsake solid bronze coin. Hardbound in a beautiful keepsake cover, this unique book is personalized with a name and date, making it the ultimate “the year you were born book,” whether your special someone is a history buff, a news enthusiast or a collector.

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Every year, the Ultimate Birthday Book is far and away our top-selling gift. It was inspired by a request from a prominent New Yorker to present a personalized compendium of The New York Times front pages to his mother for her 100th birthday.

The Ultimate Birthday Book provides a magical journey through history with the most important world-gripping headlines from a special date, starting with the year the recipient was born, through today. If your special date is August 3, 1925, the Ultimate Birthday Book will include the front page from that date, and the front pages from August 3 every year following. It showcases the most important articles and photos from America's preeminent newspaper. This special book also includes a detailed timeline of the important historical events of the last century.

Exclusively available from The New York Times Store, our Birthday Book is customized with a name and date in gold lettering on the sleek, hardbound cover for a personal touch, plus commemorative accessories to treasure. Make this collectible your loved one’s favorite gift this year.

Ultimate Birthday Book Details


The Birthday Book is proudly made in Vermont and measures 13” x 15”. It displays "The Times of Your Life" on the cover. The package also includes the following:

  • A fascinating 22-page timeline detailing more than 1,300 news and cultural events from 1900-2009.
  • An engraved commemorative solid bronze coin (1.5”), engraved with your selected date, with The New York Times headlines on one side and the renowned New York Times Tower on the reverse.
  • Four additional front pages from the year you were born, showing that year's biggest events.
  • 10 blank pages for personal mementos.
  • A handy, page-size magnifier (8.5" x 11").
  • A certificate of authenticity.

  • Ordering Details


    If ordering for this year's birthday, be sure to order on the day of the birthday or later to include this year's page. This book ships within three business days. The book is made in Vermont and displays "The Times of Your Life" on the cover. Measures 13" x 15".

    Because this personalized item is custom-made for you, all sales are final and this product cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged.