The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.


During the Inaugural Luncheon it is traditional for the President and Vice President to be presented with gifts by the Congress on behalf of the American people.

The table below is sorted chronologically by inaugural event with the most recent at the top.

Inaugural Event Gift
Inaugural Luncheon, 2013
Inaugural Luncheon, 2009 The President and Vice President will receive one-of-a-kind engraved crystal bowls, created by the Lenox Company of Lawrenceville, NJ.
Inaugural Luncheon, 2005 The President and Vice President received a pair of hand-cut, crystal hurricane lamps engraved with a likeness of the nation's mansion, made by Lenox, Inc.
Inaugural Luncheon, 2001 The President and Vice President received a custom-crafted crystal bowl with solid crystal base, created by Lenox, Inc. Guests received a polished pewter box with an image of the U.S. Capitol as the building appeared on March 4, 1801.
Inaugural Luncheon, 1997 The President and Vice President received hand-cut crystal bowls from Lenox Crystal. Guests received a polished brass magnifier of the Adams-Jefferson era.
Inaugural Luncheon, 1993
Inaugural Luncheon, 1989 The President and Vice President received hand-blown crystal bowls by Lenox; guests received a Lenox china box featuring a replica of the first Great Seal of the United States.
Inaugural Luncheon, 1985 The President and Vice President received Steuben crystal bowls with engraved silver bases; guests received crystal paperweights in the form of a tetrahedron, also made by Steuben.