updated 10/27/2011 AT 8:50 AM ET
•originally published 10/27/2011 AT 9:20 AM ET
What kind of gift do you get for the most instantly celebrated Frenchwoman since Joan of Arc?
A week after her birth, European newspapers are feverishly reporting on the presents being sent to Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy and her parents, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Many papers illustrated a story about the euro talks in Brussels with a photo of German chancellor Angela Merkel presenting the proud father with a Steiff Schlaf-Gut-Bar – an 11-in.-tall “Sleep-Well-Bear” who wears a distinctive striped blue onesie and comes from the fabled German firm’s baby collection.
Meanwhile, English news outlets proudly reported that Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at the talks with a stolid, sensibly British gift for the newborn – a pink woolen Witney blanket.