10 Luxurious Gifts to Give
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Decoupage box, Willan F. ($195–$395). Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-393-2747
For decades Tiny Jewel Box has been the gifting go-to for Washingtonians. In addition to rare and collectible baubles, the storied boutique also has an abundance of unique presents for the home or office. “When these beautiful Willan F. decoupage boxes were introduced by Tiny Jewel Box in 2001, they immediately became the gift of choice, not only for politicians and Washington society, but also as diplomatic gifts of state from the president and first lady,” says Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at the School of Public Affairs at American University and former chief of staff for First Lady Laura Bush. Handmade with care and covered with iconic images of our city—or with custom artwork of your choice—these boxes are the ultimate Washington accessory. “The Willan F. box, and other items in the collection, can be found in the homes and on the desks of foreign leaders and ambassadors around the world.” McBride knows firsthand the delight of owning one: Years back, when she left the State Department to move overseas, the political appointees she worked with gave her a large, personally engraved Willan F. box as a parting gift. How fitting.
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.