The Freer Gallery • There are plenty of options here for a tea addict. A diverse collection of teapots is for sale, including miniatures ($7.50), one shaped like a fat Buddha ($18.95) and another like a dragon ($49.95).
National Air and Space Museum This three-floor Smithsonian shop has the best selection of stocking stuffers and geekery on the Mall. • Let someone relive childhood field trips to the science museum with dehydrated space food such as strawberries and Neapolitan ice cream ($5). • Nothing says cozy like sitting next to a roaring fire under a shiny space blanket ($6). • Christmas trees love gifts too! Why not get yours a ray gun ornament ($15)? • What child needs a teddy bear when he can have a plush “Little Thinker” Albert Einstein ($22)? He’s sure to provide hours of relative fun. • Love this gift, Star Wars fans will. Looks great on display in living room, life-size Yoda does ($900).
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.