If you have friends in the Elliott School of International Affairs, you may find yourself scrambling to find a gift before they jet off to their respective corners of the world. Whether they’ll be up in the air or grounded for the holidays, these gifts will make them feel like they’re off exploring. Regardless of your budget, these ideas are sure to satisfy your worldliest friend.
George Mitchell’s “The Negotiator” – $27
This memoir by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell is perfect for a long plane ride, especially if your friend is spending winter break traveling. This book will have the diplomatic hopefuls in your life dreaming about the many regions of the world that Mitchell worked to bring peace to, including Northern Ireland and parts of the Middle East.
Available at: Politics and Prose, 1025 5th St. NW
International Chocolate Passport – $9.99
Everyone enjoys the sweeter things in life, and your worldly friends are no exception. This world-class chocolate sampler features chocolate from eight countries and will take your friends around the world from Peru to Sao Tomé to Tanzania in just a few bites. Sweetest of all, at $9.99 this is perfect for those gifting on a budget.
Available at: Trader Joe’s, 1101 25th St. NW.
Regional Cooking Classes – $170 for two people
If you have a little extra cash this holiday season, broaden your horizons by taking a cooking class for two at CulinAerie. Their extensive list of upcoming cuisine classes range from sushi basics to West African street food. Give your Elliott friends that extra cultural sophistication they’ve been craving as you make and enjoy a delicious meal together. This is a pricey gift, but it’s one you can enjoy together.
Available at: CulinAerie, 1131 14th St. NW.
This article appeared in the December 5, 2016 issue of the Hatchet.