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Discover the Charm of Refrigerator Magnets:
A Historical Journey at The White House Gift Shop

Welcome to a delightful exploration of one of our most cherished mementos—the refrigerator magnet. At The White House Gift Shop, we are proud to offer a unique collection of magnets that not only capture the spirit of the White House and its esteemed incumbents but also reflect significant political, military themes, and historical themes. Here’s a look at the fascinating journey of refrigerator magnets and the special role our shop has played in their storied history.

The Origin of Refrigerator Magnet

The humble refrigerator magnet began its journey in the early 20th century, quickly becoming a popular household item. Originally developed for practical purposes—to hold reminders and shopping lists on the metal doors of refrigerators—these magnets soon evolved into decorative and collectible items. They offered an appealing way for families to display their travels, interests, and milestones.

The White House Gift Shop: A Pioneer in Political and Presidential Magnets

The White House Gift Shop has been a pioneer in the introduction of themed refrigerator magnets, including those featuring the White House, Presidents of the United States, and various political and military symbols. In the early 1960s, recognizing the growing popularity of these collectible items, our gift shop began to offer magnets that celebrated the rich history and heritage of the American presidency and its political landscape.

Our collection started with simple designs featuring the iconic façade of the White House and has since expanded to include a wide range of magnets that commemorate presidential administrations, significant political events, and military achievements. These magnets serve as miniature reminders of the values and history that shape the United States.

The Evolution of Our Collection

Over the decades, The White House Gift Shop’s magnet collection has grown not only in variety but also in creativity and significance. Each magnet in our collection tells a story—whether it’s a historic moment, a presidential quote, or a significant national landmark. We take pride in offering exclusive designs that resonate with history buffs, collectors, traders, and tourists alike.

Why Collect Refrigerator Magnets?

Refrigerator magnets are more than just decorative items; they are a piece of history that you can own and display. They allow collectors to hold onto memories of their visits to Washington, D.C., or to express their interest in American politics and history. Moreover, they serve as educational tools for younger generations, sparking conversations about historical events and figures around the dinner table.

Visit Us

We invite you to visit The White House Gift Shop online to browse our exclusive collection of refrigerator magnets. Each purchase supports the preservation of history and the continuation of tradition. Start or enhance your collection today and own a piece of American heritage.

Thank You for Supporting Our Legacy

By choosing a memento from The White House Gift Shop, you are not just acquiring a keepsake; you are becoming a part of the ongoing story of the United States. We thank you for your patronage and for helping to keep the legacy of American history alive for future generations.

We hope you enjoyed knowing more about the fascinating history of refrigerator magnets and how The White House, Est. 1946 pioneered the origin and creation of the first White House and Presidential magnets.

Anthony Giannini © 2024
CEO

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SOLD OUT All Presidents, White House, Air Force One Magnets, Set of Three President Elect Donald J. Trump 45th President Inauguration 2" x 3" Magnet American Flag with President Donald J. Trump, Seal, and The White House, 2 3/8" x 3 3/8", From The White House Gift Shop
3-D Donald J. Trump Magnet with Official Photo President Barack Obama, 44th President Inauguration Day Oath of Office magnet with Seal of the President and the White House-from official White House Gift Shop established 1946 by President Truman and U.S. Secret Service President Barack Obama, 44th President, Oath of Office Photo Magnet with Full Text, 4.5" x 1.5"
President Elect Donald J. Trump 45th President Inauguration 2" x 3" Magnet Donald J. Trump 45th President Photo 2" x 3" Magnet President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Pence Inauguration Bumper Magner from the White House Gift Shop
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Pence Inauguration Panorama Magnet from the White House Gift Shop President Elect Donald J. Trump 45th President Inauguration 2" x 3" Magnet President Elect Donald J. Trump 45th President Oval Bumper Magnet
President Elect Donald J. Trump 45th President Inaguration Magnet President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Photo Magnet SOLD OUT First Family Magnet
SOLD OUT First Family Magnet
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All President Magnets, Made in the USA, all 45 Presidents portraits including Trump and Obama, quality 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches from original official  White House Gift Shop since 1946 by President Truman, Washington, D.C. All Presidents Magnets TRUMP VS BIDEN, RARE President Donald J. Trump MAGNET with His Classic Red Tie, Seal and American Flag, 2" x 3", From The White House Gift Shop
Made in the USA, American Flag with President Donald J. Trump Inauguration Magnet, The White House Gift Shop President Donald J. Trump Inauguration Magnet SOLD OUT Hillary Clinton for President 2016 Campaign Magnet
All Presidents Magnets SOLD OUT Magnet, Ceramic, White House, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., I Love DC Bear, Close Out Sale Magnet, United States Capitol, Flexible
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Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Magnet Washington D.C. Monuments Magnet Washington D.C. Monuments Magnet
Jefferson Memorial Magnet at Sunset The U.S. Capitol, Magnet, Washington DC with Flowers President Donald J. Trump Magnet with His Classic Blue Tie, Seal and American Flag, 2 3/8" x 3 3/8", From The White House Gift Shop
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