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French Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online

by Ali Postma

After the year we’ve had, who isn’t looking forward to some holiday cheer? You may not have been able to travel to France this year and indulge in a little shopping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it online.

Left: someone is gift wrapping holiday presents from Maille, the French mustard brand. The overtones of the scene are mainly black - sleeck black wrapping paper, a black box with gold letters displaying the Maillie logo on the box, and a gift wrapped box in the background with black and gold ribbon. There are also two white ceramic jars of mustard in the top left and bottom right corner. Right: Notre dame de Paris pictured from close up with a dusting of snow on the bare trees in front as well as on the sidewalks and roof.
Top: Fevrier Photography. Above: Maille / Robin Benzrihem

If you have a Francophile in your life, you can still get them the perfect gift online. Or if you’re a Francophile yourself, and you want to share your love of France with those you love, here are some holiday gift ideas: 

FASHION

Veja 

Left: a woman wearing a beige suit and beige and green Veja sneakers sits on a tan leather chair. She has long black hair in braids. Right: a picture of a man wearing brown corduroy trousers, white socks and white and brown Veja shoes is photographed from the knee down against a white background.
Veja

Give the gift of a classic pair of Parisian sneakers. Veja has casual sneakers and running sneakers for women, men, and children. Their sneakers are made from a combination of ecological and sustainable materials and come in both leather and vegan options.

Maison Kitsuné

Left: a black woman with closely cut short black hair models black trousers, a grey t-shirt and tan cardigan from Maison Kitsuné. Right: photo of Hausmann buildings in Paris pictured at sunset.
Maison Kitsuné / Zach Dyson

Maison Kitsuné is a Paris-meets-Tokyo fashion brand and coffee shop. Their signature Parisienne/Parisian t-shirts and sweaters for both women and men make a great gift for Paris lovers. Or, grab them anything with Maison Kitsuné’s signature fox logo in the French tricolor—blue, white, and red.

Left: a woman with shoulder length brown hair, grey trousers and a lighter greay sweatshirt sits on a white. Center: a woman with dirty blond shoulder length hair, a short sleeved dark blue t-shirt and beige trousers stands against a white background. Right: a woman black woman with short black hair stands against a white background wearing black trousers and a short-sleeved grey t shirt. Each of their shirts say 'Parisienne'.
Maison Kitsuné

Le Slip Français

Another brand sporting the French tricolor is Le Slip Français. Le Slip Français is known for their underwear and socks, but they also make pajamas, swimwear, clothing, and accessories.

Left: an opened blue gift box containing three pairs of underwear bottoms in the colors red, white and blue, each with an elastic band resembling the French flag. Right: an olive-skinned woman with black curly hair sits on a white chair, wearing a black sports bra and black patterned tights.
Le Slip Français

Once you’ve chosen your gift, you can also customize it. Choose the color of the yarn and a word or message to be embroidered on the item. What’s more, it will come ready-to-give in a gift box. 

Saint James

Left: a woman with long black hair sits smiling on a parquet floor in a Paris apartment, wearing white sneakers, jeans, and a red and dark blue striped sweater with a white band across the shoulders and collar. Right: a smiling man sits on a brown leather sofa with a woman resting her head in his lap, also smiling. They ar eboth wearing matching black and tan striped tops from Saint James.
Saint James

This one might be a little cliché, but everyone loves a striped Breton top, known as a marinière in French. Saint James has been making classic Breton tops since they became the official uniform of the French Navy in the 18th century. They come in the blue, white, and red of course, but there are other colors and styles too. Saint James also offer a customized embroidery service.

Left. A woman sits on a parquet floor in a French apartment wearing white sneakers, jeans, and a navy and blue striped top. Right: a woman is pictured from behind sitting on a beige chair, wearing jeans and a black and white striped top.
Saint James

FOOD

La Chambre aux Confitures

I love receiving gourmet food products as it’s not something I usually spend money on buying for myself.

Left: shelves in the La Chambre aux Confitures shop containing dozens of jars of jam. Right: a wooden table with several jars of confiture and bread.
La Chambre aux Confitures

You can get themed gift boxes from La Chambre aux Confitures. They have French chutneys and condiments for the grill, confits for cheese, tapenade and spreads for apéro, and jams and honeys for brunch. Or there’s the “France in jams” tasting boxes, their specialties, or a limited edition Christmas box. 

Maille

Left: a wooden table with ceramic gift jars of Maille mustard: Right a wooden table with a gift box of Maille oil and vinegar surrounded by ceramic jars of Maille mustard.
Maille

Iconic French brand Maille also have gift boxes, containing mustards flavored with black truffle from Périgord, white truffle from Alba, Chablis, Bourgogne Chardonnay, and more.

Left: a white ceramic jar of Mailel mustard on a wooden table with a block of parmesan next to it. Right: a roast chicken in a roasting tin with a ceramic jar of mustard to the right and a dark brown colored sauce in a white bowl next to it.
Maille

They are served in reusable stoneware jars, made in Burgundy and enamelled by hand, and packaged in a black gift box featuring the gold Maille logo. Add an aged Modena balsamic vinegar or an extra virgin olive oil with truffle.  

Kusmi Tea

Left: a woman pictured from behind holds a turquoise and gold gift box from Kusmi Tea against a black background. Right a Woman in a white bathrobe sits on white sheets holding a turquoise and gold Kusmi tea gift box.
Kusmi Tea

Tea drinkers will love a gift from Kusmi Tea. “The Collection” box features 15 miniature flavored loose-leaf teas and infusions with a box of 100 filters and a tea spoon. Matcha lovers will adore the “Matcha Box.” It contains everything you need to prepare your tea: a box of matcha, a traditional bowl, a bamboo whisk, and spatula.

Left: a gift box from Kusmi Tea with a red stocking and overflowing with green leaves, oranges and a reindeer wearing a red Santa cap. Right: a turquoise and gold box of Kusmi tea against blue curtain.
Kusmi Tea

HOMEWARES

Fragonard

Fragonard has plenty of gift ideas. From perfumes, candles, diffusers, soaps and body products, to home decoration, linens, clothing, and accessories.

Left: a white sofa with two pillows stacked on each other - one pink and white, one blue and white with an abstract drawing of a woman, and a mobile to the side. Right: a gift box of soaps from Fragonard.
Fragonard

Francophiles will love their pillowcases with French messages such as “belle de nuit,” “danser toute la nuit,” and “dormir toute la journée.” French also features on some of their purses, beauty pouches, and toiletry bags.

Le Creuset

A wooden table with a meal prepared in several Le Creuset pots.
Le Creuset

For the home chef, you can’t go wrong with something from Le Creuset. Go all out with one of their famous cocottes, or the indulgent fondue set. If they’re a bit out of your budget, they also have some great accessories, such as a ceramic mortar and pestle, oil and vinegar dispensers, and condiment pots. I just bought myself a cute set of salt and pepper grinders in pale pink. 

Left: a blue statue outside a historic French building with Xmas decorations out front. Right: an Orange Le Creuset pot rests on a wooden table, with a class of wine and other Le Creueset tableware in the background.
Nicolas Hippert / Le Creuset

Laguiole

Another gift idea for cooking aficionados is a set of French knives. Laguiole have been making French knives in the eponymous village and according to a tradition since 1828. Their Original Forge de Laguiole knives feature the famous engraved bee symbol. They have table knives, folding knives, sommelier knives, and more.

Left: a wooden chopping board with a Laguiole knife, cheese, figs, grapes, charcuterie, a glass of wine and blue napkin. Right: a plate with Laguiole cutlery, a roast piece of rare meat and vegetables on a white plate.
Laguiole

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Left: a set of small colourful pillows with various flower patterns are stacked upon one another. Right: a Laguiole knife rests on green grass outdoors with a few autumnal coloured leaves next to them.
Fragonard / Laguiole

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Ali Postma

Ali is from Melbourne, Australia, where she studied Art History and Art Curatorship at university and worked in various art galleries. Passionate about all things arts and culture, she loves French film, Nordic noir, photography, street art and architecture. Addicted to pain au chocolat, Ali is fulfilling her dream of living in Paris. View Ali Postma's Website

6 comments on “French Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online

Nope, I just tried the Laguiole link and I got Amazon too.

Oh no… hmmm we will try to fix…

The same thing happened to me when I tried to shop Maison Kitsune – straight to Amazon

My apologies Wendy, I’ve now fixed all the links in the article! Thank you for letting us know.

Tried to find Maille gift boxes by connecting to link but it only took me to Amazon and there was no gift box. How do I find the gift box?

Hi Terry, I’ve updated the links so they should work now! Thanks for letting us know. I think if you want to order the gift boxes you might need to order from the Maille website. Otherwise there’s also the products on Amazon 🙂

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