Miller Harris candles: Sam Cam’s top pick for Michelle Obama

By Amy Lawrenson

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What do you buy for the most powerful family in the US? That was the quandary facing the Camerons recently, when they gifted the Obamas on behalf of the British people. So what did they choose? Not Smythson notecards but that other great British institution, Miller Harris candles. Samantha chose the Classics Collection of candles which is comprised of four scents; Citron Citron, Coeur de Fleur, Terre de Bois and Fleur Oriental, each £31. We imagine they will look just lovely in the Oval Office. But as luxurious as these candles are there was of course more in the gift box.

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The Camerons also gave them a piece of art work bearing the slogan 'Twenty First Century City' by Sam's favourite street artist Ben Eine. And following Sarah Brown’s gift of Topshop dresses on a previous visit, the Obama girls each received Hunter wellies from Samantha; in pink for Malia, twelve, and purple for Sasha, nine.

There was no mention of what, if anything, Bo - the Obamas' dog – received. Bet he felt well miffed...

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