updated 12/26/2006 7:11:05 PM ET 2006-12-27T00:11:05

President Bush gave his wife citrine earrings for Christmas to match the triple-strand, amber-colored necklace he presented her last month for her birthday, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.

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First lady Laura Bush gave her husband, who is an avid mountain biker, biking shoes, a blue suit and the new Sam Moore CD "Overnight Sensational," White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.

Bush and his wife spent Christmas at the Camp David presidential retreat before traveling to Crawford on Tuesday to spend the rest of the holiday week at his Texas ranch.

Each year the Bush family draws names to give gifts to other members, and this year the first couple drew the president's parents, former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara.

They donated mosquito bed nets through malarianomore.org in the former president's name, Stanzel said.

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