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!
Gifts for Francophiles Available Online: For Her
La Bouche Rouge Lipstick
La Bouche Rouge is a French clean beauty brand committed to sustainability. The gorgeous leather cases are refillable and lipsticks are manufactured in France (near Orléans). All of their ingredients are listed, and don’t include allergens, polyethylene, PPMA, BHT, beeswax or perfume.
La Bouche Rouge offers different lipstick sets that come with a case and two refills. Initials can be engraved on the lipstick cases to make for a perfect personal gift. They have just about every color of lipstick you could want – but you can even order a sur-measure custom color. You can shop La Bouche Rouge online.
Atelier Paulin Lucky Charms Bracelet
I fell in love with Atelier Paulin years ago and still haven’t fallen out of love. This year my favorite piece is this delicate three lucky charms bracelet. I also have several of the Atelier Paulin initial rings and think they would be pretty next to this attache-moi ring. 24 Sèvres (Le Bon Marché’s website) ships quickly worldwide offers free delivery on orders over $250. They stock such cool and unique brands so you can feel like you’re really shopping from Paris. They’re currently having a Black Friday sale with 20% off. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout.
Bright Lights Paris Print Shop
Francophile Angie Niles took prints from her Bright Lights Paris book and created a print shop. There is such a great variety and I think the prints would be a great gift for a sister, mother, grandmother or girlfriend. I really love the Pink Silk Scarf Trio print – it would be the perfect pop of color with a series of black and white Paris prints!
Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Night Infusion Firming Moisturizing Cream
I look forward to putting on this Caudalie Resveratrol Night Cream literally every night. It smells so good, leaves your skin feeling dewy and silky soft. Also, it helps with dryness, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevents the loss of firmness and elasticity. It’s good for every skin type including mine (which is sensitive) so it would be a safe bet and such a treat for anyone on your list.
Monsieur Fella Heart Pendant Necklace
I love the simplicity of this Monsieur Fella Necklace. 24 Sèvres (Le Bon Marché’s website) ships quickly worldwide offers free delivery on orders over $250. They stock such cool and unique brands so you can feel like you’re really shopping from Paris. They’re currently having a Black Friday sale with 20% off. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout.
Comfort is key for me so I pretty much exclusively wear sneakers walking around Paris. With Veja sneakers you get to feel put together and chic and your feet will thank you. I think this white leather pair would make just about anyone happy. Veja also makes men’s sneakers if you’re looking for something for him – both my brother and Romain have multiple pairs! 24 Sèvres (Le Bon Marché’s website) ships quickly worldwide offers free delivery on orders over $250. They stock such cool and unique brands so you can feel like you’re really shopping from Paris. They’re currently having a Black Friday sale with 20% off. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout.
Cire Trudon Holiday Candle – Fir
Everyone has their favorite French candle brand – mine happens to be Cire Trudon. Founded in 1643, Cire Trudon is the oldest candlemaker in the world still active today – candles are all handmade in Normandy. This Fir candle is an all-time holiday favorite. It smells better than my Christmas tree and the packaging is so pretty to gift as a gift. It’s currently only available in the large format, but there are still smaller candles in the other holiday scents.
Sophie Cano Paris x Notre-Dame de Paris Bags
If you read my Five Friday Finds from France series you might recognize these fun Sophie Cano Paris x Notre-Dame de Paris bags. They’re now available to shop and they are just adorable. My favorite is the Mini Cathedral Bag (for some reason this is only available on the French version of the website), but I also really like the Baby Bag “Le Chemin” and the Le Chemin Pouch.
A Paris, Perfected Membership
My friend Meghan has a special private, members-only Francophile community that she’s created with her Paris, Perfected Membership. Members have access to exclusive content including virtual events, discount codes with French brands, recommendations and a 10% discount on Paris, Perfected bookings. A membership would be a wonderful way to give someone a bit of Paris year round!
Market Visit, Cooking Class, and Lunch with Véronique at Cuisine Elegante
This year I’ve been fortunate to get to know the lovely Véronique Bawol, otherwise known as Cuisine Elegante and the nicest French lady you will every meet! Véronique offers fabulous cooking experiences including market visits, cooking classes, and lunch in her beautiful apartment. I can’t recommend booking a class with Véronique enough on a trip to Paris – it is such a unique and authentic experience!
Gifts For Francophiles Available Online: For The Home
Be My Guest: At Home with the Tastemakers
If anyone is looking for a gift idea for me, I’d like a copy of Be My Guest: At Home with the Tastemakers. Casa Lopez’s owner and creative director Pierre Sauvage goes into the homes of twenty influential tastemakers and hosts to share interior design, tablescapes, entertaining tips and even go-to recipes. The perfect hostess gift or gift for anyone who loves to entertain!
Bernardaud’s ‘Tout Paris’ Collection
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of beautiful French porcelain. While I tend to lean towards vintage and antique pieces, Bernardaud’s new ‘Tout Paris’ collection has my heart skipping a beat. The pieces feature iconic Parisian monuments, landmarks and scenes. You’ll spot Palais Garnier, Place de la Concorde, Sacre Cœur, Guimard Métro entrances and more. I love the assortment of colors – they’re beautiful for mixing and matching and are all dishwasher safe. I’m ready start my collection!
Maison de Vacances Throw
I’m completely obsessed with everything Maison de Vacances and their Palais-Royal boutique – a must visit when you’re in Paris. Maison de vacances means holiday home, so as you can imagine everything the brand makes is laid back, soft, cozy and of course oh so French. I love this Pearl Fringed Throw and think throws are always a welcome gift for the home. There are lots of different colors to choose from!
Life in a French Country House: Entertaining for All Seasons Book
If you’re wondering how to bring the French joie de vivre into your home, look no further than the Life in A French Countryside: Entertaining for All Seasons book. Cordelia de Castellane is truly a master and shares all of her entertaining secrets including recipes, table design, flower arranging and more – all broken down by season. This book is truly *the guide* for entertaining à la française.
Vintage French Monogram Napkins
I love vintage French monogram napkins and am always on the lookout for initials I know. When I saw these vintage French ‘OG’ monogram napkins I thought they were just too fun. The set of six would be great for cocktails and a pretty way to bring France into your home. Everything on La Porte Bonheur is currently 20% off through Monday with code BLACKFRIDAY20.
Paris Chic Book
From the first time I read about the new Paris Chic book I knew it would become an instant favorite of mine and other lovers of Paris. The photos are just stunning and really capture the energy of the city. I think it will be ‘the’ large format Paris book for quite some time to come.
La Porte Bonheur Print Shop
This year I expanded La Porte Bonheur to include a Print Shop. I have prints from Paris and Normandy and well as phone cases from both Paris and Normandy. Each item is printed on demand and ships internationally. There is currently a Black Friday sale for 20% off through Monday with code BLACKFRIDAY20.
Provence Glory Book
Craving a trip to the South of France? Provence Glory will provide plenty of inspiration. This book truly captures the spirit of the region and flipping through it is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
32 Gifts for Francophiles Available Online: For The Foodie
Mauviel 1830 Frying Pan
After attending the Dîner Cousu-Main at Musée Christian Dior I learned more about Mauviel 1830. Described as “probably the best cookware in the world,” Mauviel 1830 was founded in 1830 in Villedieu-les-Poêles, a Normandy village known for its copper. The products are of the highest quality and loved by professional chefs as well as home cooks. A great frying pan is always an essential. If that doesn’t sound like the most exciting gift, they also have gorgeous copper champagne buckets, a copper fondue set for a fun winter activity, beautiful butter dishes and more.
Willi’s Wine Bar Bottle Art
Willi’s Wine Bar is a Paris institution. One of the best parts about it (there are a lot) are the Bottle Art posters on the walls. Each year Willi’s releases a new poster, and a selection is available online. If you know someone who loves food, wine, and Paris they’ll probably love Willi’s Bottle Art. There are latest and current editions, rare and vintage editions, as well as artist signed editions.
French First Name Bowls
I’ve always wanted a bol prénom of my own, but with a name like Landen I can’t say I’ve ever come across one. Luckily for me, Faiëncerie de Pornic makes these hand-painted bowls where you can not only choose any name, but you can also completely design your own bowl down to the colors and design on the inside. This would be a special and authentic French gift for family, friends, someone who just had a baby (or just yourself)!
Staub Crêpe Pan with Spreader and Spatula
Crêpes and galettes are an easy, fun, and delicious thing to make at home – but you absolutely have to have the right tools for the best results. Using this Staub Crêpe Pan with the spreader and spatula will almost guarantee the best results. Romain would also like me to mention for the best results you should use French flour as well, available here. Although I’m sure any buckwheat flour will be just fine 🙂
Antique French Floral Dinner Plates
One of the most satisfying parts of cooking is putting the finished dish on the plate and gathering around the table to enjoy the meal. Antique and vintage porcelain makes me happy, which in turn makes the time around the table more enjoyable. These Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie 19th century Vieux Paris Floral Dinner plates are sold as a set of six (multiple sets are available) and were found at a brocante in Paris. They woudl be beautiful mixed and matched with other pieces you already own.
Molly J. Wilk’s Virtual Pastry Classes
My friend Molly J. Wilk’s virtual pastry classes are a blast. Molly is so incredibly talented and makes French pastry approachable and fun. I recommend joining her for a class and also picking up a copy of her book, French Pastry Made Simple. This holiday season I’m joining Molly’s Croquembouche class and am planning on making a Bûche de Noël from her cookbook! Molly also has the most adorable Toile de Jouy aprons available for pre-order that were all handmade in Versailles!
L/Uniform Mini Press Bag
L/Uniform is where I can always find something for everyone on my list, especially those hard to shop for people. They have the best everyday and travel essentials and everything can be personalized. This year one of my favorite items is the mini press bag, which can be monogrammed. The next time you’re in Paris be sure to check out their boutique on Quai Malaquais for even more personalization options!
Le Creuset Dutch Oven with Gold Knob
Le Creuset pieces are an investment, but once you start using them you won’t want to cook with anything else. A signature Le Creuset piece is the dutch oven, and I prefer the round shape. You can also change out the knobs which is a fun way to mix up pieces you alrady have. These dutch ovens are so versatile, you can use them on the stovetop or in the oven and they distribute and hold heat so well. Each is made in France and comes with a lifetime warranty so you don’t have to worry about your investment. The handles do get hot – so one of my favorite purchases to go with the dutch oven are these handle grips!
The Real Emily in Paris’ Print Store
My friend (and Paris Christmas Walk partner) Emily just launched her print store with gorgeous photos from Paris, Cassis, Saint-Tropez, and more. Emily has a great eye and I love all of the vibrant colors. She’s currently running a Black Friday sale with 25% off orders until midnight Monday with code BLACKFRIDAY.
Gifts for Francophiles Available Online: Fantasy Gifts
Olympia Le-Tan Paris Clutches
Olympia Le-Tan clutches are conversation starters – they’re trompe l’oeil (optical illusion) books and feature the most fabulous embroidery. The clutches are an investment, but it’s so much fun to look at the different designs. Olympia Le-Tan currently has a collaboration with Ladurée which is seriously so much fun. I’m partial to the Raoul Dufy Paris clutch though because it is just so happy.
Maison Drucker Headboards
Maison Drucker has an entire host of French rattan pieces from café chairs to bistro pedestal tables, but why not take it a step further with a rattan headboard? There are four different styles available, all customizable and made sur-measure. To give you an idea, here are the color options available as well as the different types of weaving.
Crystal Clear Glass by Virgil Abloh
This Crystal Clear by Virgil Abloh glass for Baccarat is one of those things that you kind of have to see and hold in person to understand just how cool it is…but trust me it’s that awesome. It’s really heavy and highly impractical for daily use, which makes it just right for a fantasy gift.
Buly Soap Dispenser
Now more than ever, washing your hands is important. You’ll see these gorgeous Buly soap dispensers at special restaurants around Paris (and the world) like Le Voltaire and Le Procope. They are also available at home. You can choose the name to engrave, the color of the marble, and of course a signature Huile de Savon scent to go with it. Each soap dispenser is made by hand in France.
Vintage Air France Poster
For the person who has it all, a vintage poster is always a good idea. Librarie Elbé is my favorite poster shop in Paris. If you won’t be in Paris you can also browse the posters online. There are so many amazing posters, but I’m always drawn to the vintage travel posters. I love this Air France poster from 1952 – it really is perfect for a Francophile!
Vintage Christofle Art Deco Cocktail Shaker
No bar is complete without a beautiful cocktail shaker. This vintage Christofle cocktail shaker from the 1930’s is perfect. The design is timeless and most importantly it will make your drinks taste that much better!
Petit H Dove Ornaments
All Petit H by Hermès products are “born in reverse” – meaning they’re created from existing materials. In turn, each item is one of a kind. Normally you’ll only find Petit H products at the Rue de Sèvres store in Paris and very occasionally at other stores around the world. It’s fun to browse the entire collection, but this snowflake charm caught my eye. It would be so pretty on a tree!
Baccarat Rouge 540
I’m almost 100% sure that Baccarat Rouge 540 is my favorite smell ever. I have a few of the small samples that I use very sparingly for special occasions. It’s a perfume that really holds its scent – yesterday I sprayed a little bit, wore it all day, went for a run, took a shower and the perfume was still there. Once you smell this scent you’ll be hooked.
I hope you enjoyed these 32 Gifts for Francophiles available online! Stay tuned for much more holiday content from France to come!
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