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ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for the Trudeaus' White House visit

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ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for the Trudeaus' White House visit

The Trudeaus’ upcoming state dinner at the White House isn’t your average dinner party. It's a black-tie affair where diplomatic relationships are forged over wine and a meal that probably cost more than your month’s paycheque.

And while our new leader and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, are already tight with the Obamas, it’s custom to come bearing gifts. Given that PMs in the past have kinda #failed at this – Harper once gave First Lady Michelle a bracelet with maple leafs and pine cone charms (sigh) – ELLE Canada editors have come up with some highly fashionable and fabulous presents.

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ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for when the Trudeaus visit the White House

Hostess present: Rye whiskey

"Justin may need a little pull to carry this off, but if he can get his hands on a bottle of small-batch Okanagan Spirits Rye Whisky he could toast Obama with a quintessential Canadian drink. (It's often sold out due to popular demand, but surely there's a bottle to spare for our PM!) The spirit is made from BC grown Rye and Barley and is described as bold and spicy! Kinda like us Canucks" - Noreen Flanagan, editor-in-chief Okanagan Spirits Rye Whiskey ($47.83), at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. READ MORE: Celebrities dramatically read Kanye West tweets

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of okanaganspirits.com Credits: ELLE Canada

ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for when the Trudeaus visit the White House

Hostess present: Leather

Fashion savvy Michelle will surely approve of a cross-body bag by Canadian designer Mackage while this leather cardholder will slip easily into the pocket of Obama’s signature suits. – Carli Whitwell, health and beauty editor Mackage Black Mini Crossbody Bag ($395) and Leather Card Holder Black ($75), at mackage.com. READ MORE: Engaged celebs of 2016

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of mackage.com Credits: ELLE Canada

ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for when the Trudeaus visit the White House

Hostess present: Champagne

Because you can't go wrong with bubbly. - Paris Palcit, beauty editorial assistant Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé Vintage Champagne ($319.95), at LCBO. READ MORE: Every glorious moment of Leonardo DiCaprio winning Best Actor at the Oscars

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of lcbo.com Credits: ELLE Canada

ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for when the Trudeaus visit the White House

Hostess present: OVO Sweater

Even though Obama recently declared Kendrick Lamar a better rapper than Drake, we decided he can still rep the 6ix and selected this classic OVO owl crew neck for his lazy days at the Oval Office. – Maryjane Peters, intern OVO Core Collection Original Owl Crewneck Sweatshirt ($142), at octobersveryown.com. READ MORE: 5 things you didn't see at the Oscars

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of octobersveryown.com Credits: ELLE Canada

ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for when the Trudeaus visit the White House

Hostess present: Box of tea

The Trudeaus should bring a gift box from The Kitten & The Bear because what better way is there to discuss politics than over afternoon tea? - Siffat Haider, editorial assistant Jam, Tea & Herringbone Apron with Pins ($84), at kittenandthebear.com. READ MORE: 5 things you didn't see at the Oscars

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of kittenandthebear.com Credits: ELLE Canada

ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for when the Trudeaus visit the White House

Hostess present: Book

A Canadian classic - the 100th Anniversary edition of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. - Danielle Campbell, art assistant Anne Of Green Gables 100th Anniversary Edition ($25) at chapters.indigo.ca. READ MORE: Bella Hadid is all of us at parties

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of amazon.com Credits: ELLE Canada

 

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ELLE Canada editors pick the perfect hostess gifts for the Trudeaus' White House visit