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I Remember That !!!!!!!
Other Gifts for Parents
Member Name: Redhillmum
Other Gifts for Parents
Date: 15/11/00, updated on 15/11/00 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Interesting, unusual, heirloom
Reminiscing, that is what most parents can be found doing at Christmas, don't you think?
It is the one time of the year that you can actually use as a timepiece, anything that happens at Christmas is always remembered.
So, if you are stuck for something to get the parents, why not buy them a an original newspaper to celebrate an occasion in their lives and then sit back and prepare to hear the start of their reminiscing!
I bought my husband a copy of the Daily Express from 1968, only because I wanted a tabloid newspaper and they did not have anything other than the Times/Telegraph (I didn't realise that it was a 'broadsheet' at
He thought it was fascinating, especially the sports section. To be truthful I was quite surprised how many ads there were in it for cigarettes and booze!
To be honest,(if someone was buying the paper for myself)I would prefer an edition from the ‘70’s as I 'grew up' then (although that could be a matter or opinion)(ok, I was 9 in 1970). It is ok having one for your day of Birth, but we obviously can’t remember what went on then!
Remember When have over 2 million ‘original’ newspapers in stock, including The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Sketch and many others.
Some date back to 1642 (Wow! Now that one would be interesting!).
The site has a perpetual calendar to tell you what day the event fell on (my husband went out and bought about 6 different papers on the day that our daughter was born last year, unfortunately it was a Sunday and so it cost him a few bob!
Regarding Sunday newspapers, it doesn't say anything about supplements, but they charge a little more for these, so you may get one, you could always give them a call/e-mail before ordering.
Prices start at £5.99.
£ 5.99 Modern Newspapers (ie from 1997 to pre
£19.99 Historical issue, rolled in tissue and sent in a presentation tube
£36.99 Issue presented in a green leatherette portfolio which includes a certificate of authenticity
Some Sunday newspapers, those recording historical events and very old newspapers cost a little more.
Mine arrived in just over a week, so the delivery was quite good.
I’m sure they will appreciate something like this, makes good reading and makes an unusual gift for anyone.