It remained a mystery until the former first lady finally opened up about the gift exchange in her recent appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
"Oh no, no no".
"He got so short-changed on this whole deal", Obama laughed, shrugging unapologetically. "Sorry", she said, asserting that she took most of the closet space in the new house.
"Malia's got a room in the attic somewhere", her mom continued. In fact, she's got the better room than her father.
"So the doorbell rings and they're like, 'Huh, I never heard that before.'" Hopefully they still have a nice yard to run around in! "We just moved that to another house", Michelle said, before adding that having her own front door with a door bell has been a odd adjustment.
Once Michelle was holding the gift she said photographers came in to take pictures and she wasn't sure what to do.
Malia and Sasha Obama grew up in the White House, so what's it like after they moved?
Former First Lady Michelle Obama visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time since leaving the White House on January 20, 2017. "She's away at college!" The oldest daughter is now studying at Harvard University, so relegating her to the attic doesn't feel totally unfair. While the skin-covering nature of the outfit felt as White House-appropriate as ever, the just-barely-off-the-shoulder asymmetry of the top, which showed a hint of clavicle, kept things unstuffy. "So that's what makes this country complicated because it's made up of so many different people from different backgrounds".
People should be encouraged "to do the things we do every day, to love each other, to take care of each other, to show empathy", Ms Obama said. "I wake up when I wanna wake up and I got myself all gussied up to come here... but we're doing great. We know who we are and I know who this country is". "We can't lose sight of that". Michelle added to DeGeneres, "And then my husband saved the day - see he grabbed the box and took it back inside".