Now more than ever, I think Valentine’s Day should be less about grand gestures and more about doing heartfelt things to honor the people you love, whether that’s a friend, a family member, a partner, or yourself. I created this list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Francophiles last year and updated it this year. There’s a little something for everyone – I think these French-inspired gifts (all available online) would make the day extra special!
If you’ve read my blog for a while you might recognize some of the items from this list of gifts for Francophiles available online. I pick things that I really love and believe in and I know will be cherished year after year. The list is compiled throughout the year and I hope it provides a little shopping inspiration either for yourself or for a loved one!
It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost upon us. A few years ago I made a list of French Advent Calendars available online and have started updating it for 2022. Many of these calendars will sell out, so if you see something you like don’t hesitate to order it! When in Paris, two of my favorite places to shop for Advent Calendars are La Grande Épicerie and Galeries Lafayette Gourmet.
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. I’m so excited to share my second vintage French Christmas collection on La Porte Bonheur. The collection includes a selection of vintage French Christmas ornaments, linens, and accessories.
Year after year some of my very favorite Christmas ornaments in Paris come from Astier de Villatte. They are truly fabulous and are never exactly the same. Today I got to see (and shop) the 2020 Astier de Villatte ornaments and I couldn’t wait to share them!