It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again to be thinking about holiday gifts, but it is! This year I wanted to put together a group of French gifts all available online. Now that shops are reopening in France starting on Saturday I hope to be able to provide even more options from local places. This list of 32 gifts for Francophiles available online has a little something for everyone!
I’m excited to put up my Christmas tree and am already thinking about new ornaments to add. I truly believe more is more when it comes to the Christmas tree so I always keep my eyes out for festive ornaments. Some of my favorite Christmas ornaments in Paris are at Astier de Villatte. While I can’t get there right now this list of 40 French Christmas ornaments available online will keep me occupied!
Christmas seems to be on hold at the moment in France because of the lockdown. Lights are up but not turned on. Windows are decorated but stores are closed. It’s a little bizarre, but it’s 2020. Luckily, La Grande Épicerie is considered to be an essential store and it is filled with all sorts of French Advent Calendars, many of which are available online. I know this is a little bit early…but Advent Calendars require a little bit of advance thinking so you’re ready to go on December 1st (which I’m usually not).
If you know me or even have just been following me on Instagram for a while I’m sure it’s pretty obvious that I’m a Christmas fanatic. I love everything about the season from the music to the foods, general cheer, gatherings, and of course the decor. Usually I wait until after Thanksgiving to start getting in the spirit, but not this year. I don’t want to delay the holiday cheer any longer. Which is why I’m so excited to share my vintage French Christmas collection on La Porte Bonheur. The collection includes a selection of vintage French Christmas ornaments, linens, and accessories.
I can’t be alone in thinking that this year flew by. It was packed with lots of wonderful and unique experiences, meals, people, and a few curveballs. Like anyone, my year was filled with highs and lows, but this ‘Best of 2019’ list focuses on the highs that happened in France.