Michelle Obama Raises the Bar on Hostess Gifts

Michelle Obama Raises the Bar on Hostess Gifts

Oh, snap. Not only did Michelle Obama make the genius move of bringing a hostess gift for Laura Bush on the day of the inauguration, she made it personal.

Mrs. O reports: “But unlike many hostess gifts-candy, wine, flowers-this one was a highly personalized selection. It was a leather-bound journal inscribed with a quote from Louis L’Amour, the American writer known for his iconic Western novels: ‘There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.’ Accompanying the journal was a pen engraved with the date January 20, 2009.”

Wow….just, wow. Hostess gifts may never be the same. Michelle has officially set the gold standard.

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  1. Leslie at 11:01 pm

    i was totally gonna blog this. what a great idea! love hostess gifts, never show up without one! 😉 isn’t Mrs. O a great blog?

  2. Jill at 12:46 am

    i read this last week and thought ‘so classy!’ and what a great quote.

  3. michelle at 2:12 am

    Ten Thousand and Maggie, you took the words right out of my mouth. Plus, she makes me so proud to be a Chicagoan!