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).
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.