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Welcome to the only official White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman. For 70 years the White House Gift Shop is the authentic place for Presidential, White House, Diplomatic, and Washington DC gifts, and the White House Gift Shop's globally prized annual Holidays, Christmas, and National Architecture ornaments. Once located in the White House, post-9/11, we are now online for your convenience. For help call Rachel at 877 896-3609. -- Anthony Giannini, Executive Director/CEO



White House Seal Gold Cufflinks White House Tote Bag White House Gold Ornament White House Pebble Beach Golf Shirt
President & Whitre House Cufflinks President Seal Candy Jar American Flag Cufflinks President Baby Blankets
Air Force One Jacket Camp David Presidential Retreat Windbreaker Jacket
White House Cufflinks Set White House Wine Decanter White House Wine Glasses White House Presidential Seal Pin
President Challenge Coin Seal of the President Pin Official White House Ornament Collection
The White House National Architecture Ornament White House Gold Ornament The White House T-Shirt
Obama Pen & PAd Obama Hat
White House Pen and Memo Pad Air Force One Crew Hat
Young Mother Statue Camp David Presidential Retreat Shirt
White House Golf Club Hats
Obama White House Inauguration Mug 2014 White House Official Egg President Baby Blankets Presidential Seal Mug
Obama Hat White House Memo
White House Ornaments
Gold President Cufflinks American Flag Laser Cube Air Force One Mug
President Lacquer Pen Set White House Memo & Pen Military Coins Set President Baby Blankets
Roosevelt Statue & Bust Obama Hat 2014 U.S. Navy Ornament
White House Glass Decanter National Security Council Jacket The White House Seal Padfolio
Obama Hat President & Whitre House Cufflinks
The White House Cards, Gold and Blue Poker Size, Gold Edged, Boxed
Regular Price: $14.95
Deal of the Day Price: $9.95
Young Lincoln Bust Obama Hat Air Force One Crew Mug
White House Sweatshirt Mother & Child Statue White House Wine Goblets White House Pebble Beach Golf Shirt
Air Force One Hat Embrace Wedding Rings Peter-Lipman Wullf Statue
White House Official Architecture Ornaments White House Red Mug President & Whitre House Cufflinks Admiralty Clay Bowl
White House Glassware White House Gold Ornament Washington Monument
The White House Throw & Blanket Air Force One Glass
Obama Hat President Baby Blankets 2014 White House Architecture Ornament Seal Gold Coin
The White House National Security Council Windbreaker President Baby Bib


Shop our wide selection of White House gifts, including office accessories, glassware, mugs, and other capitol-themed memorabilia. Whether you’re looking for a classic piece for the office, such as one of our presidential sculptures, or a simple souvenir for the history buff in your life, White House Gift Shop has what you’re looking for. We are also proud to carry special Inauguration 2013 memorabilia to commemorate the Swearing-In Ceremony for President Barack H. Obama and the Fifty-Seventh Inaugural Ceremonies, January 21, 2013. Browse our store to find the best White House gifts today!


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White House and Capitol Ornaments Collection

Regular Price: $149.95
Deal of the Day Price: $86.00
White House & Capitol Ornaments
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Special Pre-Holiday Supporter Appreciation Price

Order Now to Assure Availability! (President Truman Ornament Ships Same Day as Order and U.S. Capitol Building Ships October 1st, 2014 with both ornaments individually gift boxed in two-piece gold moire presentation box) -- the combination set of the 2014 White House Ornament, President Truman's Balcony and the 2015 National Architecture Ornament, #2 in the National Collection, is this year's top global choice by discerning heirloom ornament collectors, gift givers, and traders. See also the 2014 National Architecture Ornament/Model, #1 in Collection -- The White House.

The 2015 White House Architecture Ornament Capitol Building with Signed Certificate of Authenticity


The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, and is the 2nd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the second in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection.


Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)



2014 Ornament, The White House Gift Shop's Christmas Express, Classic Ornament Collection, Dated 2014 on Back of Engineers Cab, Completely 24KT Gold Finished on Premium Brass, Great Companion Piece to 2014 Truman Commemorative, Gold Box, Handmade in USA, Beautifully Set in a Two-Piece, Gold Moire , White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 with Official WHGS Seal

Let this train from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 transport you to Christmas and Holiday memories past and present. Completely finished with 24kt gold, 100% handmade in the USA, 2014 year inscribed on back of engineer's cab, and includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation. Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1901 invented a battery powered car that ran around a 30 inch circle of track. Toy trains soon became a favorite holiday gift for American children and a major collection hobby for adults. Locomotive ornaments soon, thereafter, became Christmas favorites. This delightful locomotive harkens back to the Golden Book days and is reminiscent of the perennially popular book The Little Train that Could -- a story of hope, optimism, and great inner strength -- the theme of our gold filigree, lattice, and handmade in the USA Christmas and Holidays Express ornament. Includes White House Gift Shop Official Gold Seal on Two Piece moire windowed gift box.

The 2014 White House ornament is available now and honors President Harry S. Truman with Signed Certificate of Authenticity


The 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, designed by Giannini, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.