What Do You Get The Man Who Has Everything? Gifts For The Obamas

1||The State Department recently released a list of gifts that President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama received from foreign government officials in 2009. Check out the First Couple’s loot.

In July of 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave the First Couple a reproduction of Alexander Pavlovich Brullov’s “Natalia Pushkina.” Estimated value: $2,125.||unmultimedia.org/wikimedia&&
2||French President Nicolas Sarkozy appealed to First Lady Michelle Obama’s creative side with a Chanel notebook, S.T. Dupont white gold pen set and an Andy Warhol book in September, 2009. Estimated value: $3,766. ||unmultimedia.org/chanel.com&&
3||Italian President Silvio Berlusconi decked the First Couple out in his-and-hers Belstaff jackets in July of 2009. Estimated value: $3,071.||unmultimedia.org&&
4||The Prime Minister of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, gave Obama an Iraqi soccer team jersey, as well as a silver vase with images of palm trees and sphinxes, in July of 2009. Estimated value: $675.||unmultimedia.org/wikimedia&&
5||Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, honored the First Lady with a painting of St. Michael the Archangel in November of 2009. Estimated value: $2,575. ||unmultimedia.org/catholicfaithstore.com&&
6||German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the President a snazzy black Mont Blanc briefcase, in April of 2009. Estimated value: $760.||unmultimedia.org/montblanc.com&&
7||Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama adorned the First Lady with this Akoya Pearl necklace in September of 2009. Estimated value: $9,700.||unmultimedia.org&&
8||In May of 2009, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas offered the President a bottle of olive oil. Estimated value: $75. ||unmultimedia.org/flickr&&
9||David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, gave the First Lady a Lara Bohinc Solar Eclipse bracelet in April of 2009. Estimated value: $521.||unmultimedia.org/flickr&&
10||In March of 2009, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika gave the President four boxes of dates and a case of wine. Estimated value: $500.||unmultimedia.org/flickr&&
11||Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave the First Lady a beige pashmina shawl, in September 2009. Estimated value: $666.||unmultimedia.org/flickr&&
12||In September of 2009, French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave Obama a bronze replica of a sculpture by Edgar Degas, entitled ”Halted Horse.” Estimated value: $2,635. ||unmultimedia.org/wikimedia&&
13||Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, gave Obama a Orange Batavus ”Holland on the Hudson” bicycle with an extra bike seat, in July of 2009. Estimated value: $1,480. ||unmultimedia.org/flickr&&
14||The Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Navinchandrab Ramgoolam, gave the First Lady a Swarovski crystal figurine entitled ”Dalmally–Tropic Sun,” in February of 2009. Estimated value: $1,400. ||unmultimedia.org/bloomingdales.com&&