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A Francophile Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway From the Paris Print Shop

by Nichole Robertson

Holiday Gift Guide, HiP Paris Blog

Salted Caramel Macarons from La Petite Sucre

It’s that time of year again! The time of aimless meandering through crowded streets or malls, searching for the perfect gift for that special someone. To make it a little bit easier for you, Nichole Robertson has put together a sweet little francophile gift guide. She is also offering up three great gift packages for three lucky readers: each winner will receive one extra-large print of your choice from the Paris Print Shop, a 2014 Paris calendar, and a set of four cards from the Paris Traveler Series! Instructions for entering are at the bottom of the post. Good luck! -Genevieve

Update: Congrats to our winners Adelle in Vermont, Jacqueline in Maine, and Chris in West Virginia!

I’m Nichole. I’m a writer, photographer and co-owner of an NYC metro-based creative studio, Obvious State. The focus of my work for the past few years has been Paris photography, so I spend a lot of time traveling back and forth (and staying in Haven in Paris apartments, which is how I met the lovely HIP staff).

Holiday Gift Guide, HiP Paris Blog, Print by Nichole Robertson

Extra large print from the Paris Print Shop by Nichole Robertson

I spent about two months this year working on The Paris Journal and my second book with Chronicle Books, which means I was able to frequently satisfy my own Francophile urges: Bordier butter, Laurent Dubois cheese, La Fermière yogurt and baguettes. Many, many baguettes.

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Merci stampParis street style bookpillow by Alexandra Fergusonmetro coaster by Tilissimo
 

You see the theme there, right? French dairy and bread. Not exactly giftable, or available in the US. Though I’ve discovered that you can buy Échiré butter here and on Amazon, and have happy danced over that discovery.

Holiday Gift Guide, HiP Paris Blog, Bags by Kasia Dietz

Bag by Kasia Dietz

So if you can’t fly your loved one to Paris this year, I put together a few things for that favorite Francophile in your life.

Holiday Gift Guide, HiP Paris Blog, Calendar by Nichole Robertson

Paris Print Shop Calendar by Nichole Robertson

Merci Stamp
Being polite never looked so elegant.

Salted Caramel Macarons
It used to be tough to find macarons in the US, but these days you can even score Ladurée in New York in the Upper East Side store. If you can’t make it to Paris or New York, you can order these.

Kasia Dietz Hand-printed bag
Kasia is a New Yorker-turned-Parisian and I love all of her fantastic bags, especially this one.

Holiday Gift Guide, HiP Paris Blog, Le Petit Paris by Nathalie Benezet

 

Le Petit Paris by Nathalie Benezet

Paris Metro Coasters 
Everyone loves a good map, and if you’re not sure about wall space, these coasters are a cute alternative.

C’est Si Bon Pillow
It’s all good sounds so much better in French.

Mastering the Art of French Eating 
Follow Ann Mah around France as she tests the local food.

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Sweater by Madewellbag by Kasia Dietz and travel kit from Diptyque

Le Petit Paris 
Little bits of Paris on your plate is never a bad thing.

Bien Fait Sweatshirt
Well done, Madewell, well done.

Diptyque Paris Travel Set 
Most Francophiles have had a Diptyque candle or two, but this body care set is another way to deliver their favorite French scents.

Holiday Gift Guide, HiP Paris Blog, Print by Nichole Robertson

Extra large print by Nichole Robertson

Giveaway
Three more gifts, and three chances to win big from Nichole’s shop, The Paris Print Shop. Each winner will receive a 24×30 print of their choice, a 2014 Paris Calendar and a set of four cards from the Paris Traveler series. Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment here on the blog
2. Share this Facebook post and leave a comment
3. Repin this pin

That’s it! We’ll choose a winner by end of day Friday, December 13.

Each winner will receive:

– Extra Large, 24×30 Fine Art Print
– 2014 Paris Calendar
Set of Four Cards, Paris Traveler Series

And as an extra little something, HiP Paris readers get 20% off Nichole’s online shop, the Paris Print Shop. Just enter promo code HIP2013 at the check-out. Happy holidays!

Written by Nichole Robertson for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

Written By

Nichole Robertson

Nichole is a writer, photographer and author of Paris In Color (Chronicle Books, April 2012). She began the Paris Color Project when she moved to Paris in January 2009. What started as daily blog photos blossomed into a three-year project.When she's not photographing Paris, eating French butter, or baking cake, she's writing. Nichole co-runs a multidisciplinary creative studio with her husband Evan, and writes copy for clients like Real Simple, Bravo TV, Tribal DDB, Amala Beauty and Estee Lauder brands. View Nichole Robertson's Website

107 comments on “A Francophile Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway From the Paris Print Shop

Cailin at Sassy Dove

Everything here is just lovely!

Love your post and gift ideas, it did inspire me for my Christmas shopping! These prints are just gorgeous… I am also a Paris lover and a big fan of French Macaroons. I recently bought some from an online store I love: http://www.saveurdujour.com – they have a great selection of French products and I discovered that they also carry nice Paris prints.

Bonjour! who won the contest? Please let me know.

Hi there – who won the contest? Please let me know.

Love the print with the pink flowers. Would be a lovely addition to my sewing room. Cheer me up during the long winter months. What a lovely blog!

I want to buy all of the things you’ve showcased plus your prints

Paris saved my life. I got pneumonia in Paris on my last trip… (I know, doesn’t sound good) …but by getting pneumonia I found out I needed surgery… which saved my life! Merci Paris!

What a beautiful giveaway! Amazing artwork that I would love to own.

Paris is one of the best places I’ve ever visited and I can’t wait for an opportunity to go back!

Nancy {Powell Brower at home}

I love every single thing here and j’adore Paris. Happy Holidays. xo Nancy

Nice ideas! I visited Paris this year, and will make it back as soon as possible.

Love your gift ideas for the holidays! Paris is a magical city!

This is literally my dream giveaway.

I would so love one of these prints for my studio! *crossing fingers*

Hello! Hope I am still on time to enter giveaway! I am a fan of Nichole’s photos and etsy shop!
Would be nice to win the prizes but I want to thank you for the promo code too 🙂 think I will place a mini order! Thanks!

Oooooooh, Makes me feel like hopping on a plane to Paris….. Or at least bundle up with that pillow and dream….

Love Nichole’s work! Their Obvious State Etsy shop is fantastic, too! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

bien joue! bonnes fetes!

I miss paris so much!

I am here in Paris for the very first time with my daughter. We are staying on the left bank overlooking the Eiffel Tower! How fortunate am I to be here, with my daughter and viewing a few of the fabulous museums, streets, restaurants and sites of one of the most artistic cities in the world, I love Nichole’s book and all people, places, styles, and sights of this most fashionable city! This is one of my favorite blogs about Paris! Merci beaucoupe!

We are looking forward to our first visit to Paris at Christmas. It’ll be the trip of our lifetime! Thank you so much for your great tips.

Paris…love <3 So the thought of a beautiful print in the house=wonderful!

Beautiful photos! I’d love to have one for our little bedroom. 🙂

What fun gift ideas!!! I’m a huge fan of large prints so this would be awesome 🙂

Looking forward to my first visit to Paris in 2014. Am totally obsessed with all things French and am devouring every blog I can read. Thank you for all the advice and tips.

Merci for sharing such gorgeous items! I love them all!

I truly enjoy your blog/website! I’m new to all of this “pinterest, facebook, blogging” and such, but must admit I am rapidly becoming obsessed! Such beautiful photos and writings! Thank you for sharing!

I would love to go to Paris at Christmas time. Love the list of gifts here.

Cette blog a un certain je ne sais quoi! J’espere ganger!

I found you! what a wonderful blog you have, where have you been!!! Thankyou for sharing your beautiful journey xx

What beautiful things! Have already ordered and received a calendar and mini calendars to give as presents, would love to have something for myself

As an ardent Francomaniac, I thought I had seen (or bought) mod Francophile gifts but these are very original and I haven’t seen any of them before! Loved the prints, good artistic eye. I’ll definitely check out some of the gift suggestions too!

Those prints are just amazing. Just so stylish.

What a nice giveaway ! Just love everything you show us… Happy holidays

oooh I love Paris… I love gifts…. looooove macaroons…. I can’t think of anything on this list that I wouldn’t be happy to see under the tree this Christmas! fingers crossed for the competition 🙂

Oh how I miss Paris! Good luck to everyone.

Those salted caramel macaroons look scrumptious!!!
This list is fabulous and I love anything to do with Paris!! Thank you for a chance to enter this contest.
Cheers,
Ann

This is a fantastique! Beautiful, full of great ideas and makes you want to pack your bags and move to this capital of cool.

Thanks for letting us have a bit of fun entering this competition!

Congrats to the lucky winner + Put my name in the pot. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Pauline from Phillip Island

What a wonderfully generous giveaway. Winning would be a dream come true. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Great list!

What a wonderful giveaway! Merci!

The best stuff ever!

This is a great gift list – and a fantastic giveaway!

I absolutely love love love Nichole’s prints and HiP Paris blog. ❤️❤️

Whee, sign me up. Have admired Nichole’s photography for years. Nice prize package!

What would I do without my daily dose of Paris from the HiP blog? I think you picked the absolute perfect guest blogger and gift guru today. I’m inspired…

What a great giveaway!

How do you say “drooling” in French? I always recommend your site when friends tell me they’re going to Paris and want information.
C’est si bon!

My fingers (& toes!) are crossed…

Love the oversized prints!

Awesome! I agree-print blog, mail to Santa!

My 2 favourite things! French doors and windows! Gorgeous.

I am already a big fan of Nicole’s work. 🙂 It would be an honor to have another piece to add to my collection!

There’s only one problem with Nichole’s book: when I lend it to friends they don’t want to return it! Everyone loves it.

A would be lovely on the walls of my cooking school. Great inspiration!

I think I need every print to decorate the walls of my cooking school. Such inspiration!

I’ll get to Paris someday….until then the gifts will have to do! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Would love to win that beautiful calendar! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

Oh my gosh! For realz? This giveaway is simply good! I would love to have any of the items. The print is amazing. What a talented photographer.

I looove Nichole’s shop – I have many things marked as favorites. I haven’t ordered only because there are too many good choices.

I did leave a FB comment

This would look absolutely beautiful in my home!

I would be soooo happy! :))

I’d love to win! Pick me pick me 🙂

What a great gift guide – I’d love to give or receive all of it! Such gorgeous photos too!

Wonderful giveaway 🙂

This is an awesome list, especially the Salted Caramel Macarons I can taste them now 🙂

These are all awesome!! I would be in heaven if I got an of them! I think I’m going to go start my xmas list now……:-D

I love all Nicole’s photographs!

If I bought these as gifts, I’d end up keeping them for myself!

Sandy @ You May Be Wandering

Wonderful suggestions, Nichole! I love your work!

These prints are gorgeous. Great gift guide!

I want everything! My boyfriend lives in Paris and is coming to Texas for the holidays. Now, if I can just figure out a way for him to see this…

I also spent two months in Paris last year, and I miss it so much! Especially today, because I’ve watched two French movies in the past week 😉 A short trip to the city of light is most likely in the cards for 2014, but in the meantime, I would love to win these goodies featuring my favorite place in the world! 🙂

Lovely gifts! Lusting after all of them. xx

Great gifts! <3

I love all of these gift ideas. All of them are so lovely and perfect for an francophile. Might have to get some of them for myself after the holidays…!

just found your blog. i am excited to explore it!
my daughter and i recently spent two weeks in paris and we can’t wait to go back to do and see all we missed. lovely giveaway!

Love everything. I just moved and love to decorate my home with a print!

Such beautiful photographs those prints are incredible! Thank you for the present tips

They say, to be a parisian one doesn’t have to be born in Paris, it is enough to be reborn there I guess, I’ve become a hundred-times-parisian already Thanks for the beautiful posts! They keep a new “parisian-me” alive every day!!! <3

I’d love to win something…especially since the draw takes place on my birthday 😉

PS – I just ordered a little something for myself from your shop and forgot to use the code! D’oh! Maybe next time I’ll remember 😀

Ma. Estela García Garcia

Hace tiempo alguno de mis amigos me compartio este sitio y estoy encantada amo Paris, mi esposo e hija hemos estado ahi el pasado invierno y varios otros lugares en Europa pero Paris tiene un no se qué que te enamora, felices fiestas y reciban un caluroso beso y muchos abrazos desde la cd. de Querétaro, México

I love Paris and this gift guide is so very French! Buying some of the things listed here for my French indulgences and for others. 🙂

Its like Alice stepping through the looking glass but even better place the Wonderland!

J’adore this gift guide! Will have to pass this along with some major hints to my family and friends. 🙂

I have two of your prints in my dining room and they make me so happy!

I would love to have a third print and calendar going into next year!

I appreciate this fantastic list. My husband and if have sent our (wonderful) son off to college this year, so we now plan to travel at least once each year – what is our destination of choice for November 2014? Paris! Fingers crossed that we get there -it would be a dream come true!

I’ve always loved Nichole Robertson’s work, such great prints.

Thanks SO much for the opportunity!

Such a well curated list!

Awesome giveaway and great gift guide. I love everything. Thanks!

Honored to be included in such a fabulous Francophile gift collection!

As for your prints, LOVE them! There’s a spot on my wall that is calling for one of your prints…

Wow! What a joy to find your page! I was fortunate to visit Paris as a girl, and have always dteamed of returning. Thank you for sharing ypur imahes and your lpve of this amazing city!

Sharon Stavkelhouse

What agreat giveaway. Having only been to Paris three times, what wonderful gifts fo remind me of France and the lovely vacations we were able to enjoy.

I want everything!

Completely agree with Mardi! Want one of everything. Maybe I’d share…

What a wonderful giveaway. Merci!

Amazing list! Have pinned & liked I think i’ll also have to drop a few hints by sharing this with some of my family!

So much wonderfulness here. I am in love with the Luxembourg Garden print.

What an awesome giveaway, and a great selection of gift choices!!

I love this article! I absolutely love Paris. We travel there atleast once a year. We have family there and I would love to win this contest! Merci!

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)

What a fabulous list 🙂 I should just leave this blog post out for Santa this year. Would be happy with anything from here!

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