A Birth Record Frame? A Friendship Bracelet? What Was In That Tiffany & Co. Box
The world wants to know.
Donald and Melania Trump didn't arrive empty handed as they pulled up to the White House on Friday morning.
As the first lady-elect ascended the front steps clad in a powder blue Ralph Lauren coat, where President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were waiting to greet their successors, Melania handed Michelle a medium-sized box in that telling shade of robin's egg blue that usually fills a woman with joy. She had been to Tiffany, just next door to her pad at Trump Tower.
Future First Lady Melania Trump gives a gift to First Lady Michelle Obama as the Obamas welcome the Trumps to the White House. pic.twitter.com/05TzjXBeDf— ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2017
A candid, split-second reaction from Michelle shows that the former FLOTUS was perhaps less than impressed.
We are all Michelle Obama today pic.twitter.com/k8cCYFeTAQ— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) January 20, 2017
But inquiring (nosy?) minds want to know, what could possibly be in that Tiffany & Co. box? For their part, the company declined to speculate. "The White House has been a patron of the house of Tiffany & Co. since Abraham Lincoln,” Nathan Strauss, the director of corporate communications, told the New York Times in an email.
Is it a housewarming gift for their new D.C. digs? A chic accessory to wear for their Palm Springs, post-inauguration jaunt? Maybe a handwritten note on a Tiffany blue snowflake notecard that reads, "Lol, gotcha?"
We perused the Tiffany catalog in search of the perfect medium-sized, relatively flat object that might be housed in that now-infamous box.
You've got some competition, Joe. (Lol, just kidding.)
This fancy fish fork:
You never know when you'll need a fancy fish fork.
This fan mail-ready letter opener:
For the Obama thank you notes that keep on coming in.
This mini Tiffany Box:
Because the box-in-box gift gag never gets old.
And, of course, social media wisecrackers had their own suggestions:
Inside the blue Tiffany's box Melania handed Michelle is just a desperately scrawled note that says "Take me with you."— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) January 20, 2017
There was a framed picture of Eric Trump in the Tiffany's box Melania presented to Michelle. #Inauguration— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) January 20, 2017
Apprentice Season 1 DVD box set https://t.co/P3hV0PhFQM— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) January 20, 2017
Word is that inside Melania's Tiffany's box is Trump's long-anticipated tax returns as a gift to the American public #Inauguration2017— V. Wisniewski Otero (@victoria_rights) January 20, 2017
The world may never know.