It’s hard to believe it’s May already. What’s more, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re racing against clock to get something in time, but still want something thoughtful for the Francophile in your life, you can’t wrong with one of our carefully curated gifts for Mother’s Day.

A collage of last minute gifts for Mother's Day hand picked by HIP Paris editors.

Maison du Chocolat French Chocolates, Truffles and Macarons

There is an array of delectable treats from Maison du Chocolat marrying French craftsmanship and luxury in a way only the French can. Choose from boxes of different sizes containing milk, dark, and/or white chocolate, vegan chocolates, truffles, macarons and more.

Compagnie de Provence Savon de Marseille in Orange Blossom

Made of atleast 95% natural ingredients, this liquid soap from Compagnie de Provence embodies tradition and craftsmanship one comes to expect from the iconic Marseille cube soap.

A colorful assortment of bottled liquid soaps from Savon de Provence.

Christian Dior – Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

Available in an array of colors the iconic Dior Addict Lip Gloss hydrates and enhances lips in just moments.

Petite Plume Pajamas, Bathrobes and Coordinating Sets for Kids and Grown Ups

Just because it’s bedtime doesn’t mean style and quality go out the door. Your loved ones in with the softest quality cotton sleepwear from Petite Plume and even the most stressed out moms will be sleeping like a baby.

Niçoise by Rosa Jackson

Just in time for the warmer months, Rosa Jackson’s book Niçoise 100 seasonal recipes for everything from snacks, sandwiches, veggies, stews and fruit desserts from the sunny French Riviera.

La Roche Posay’s Tinted Sunscreen, SPF 50

The cult favorite tinted sunscreen from La Roche Posay is perfect any time of year. Whether you want to forgo makeup but still want a little coverage in the hot weather or if your winter complexion needs a pick me up.

Diptyque Set of 3 Small Candles

This trio of candles from Diptyque features some of the most popular scents from the ever popular Parisian brand. Subtle elegance you can’t go wrong with.

See by Chloe Women’s Mara Evening Bag

This simple evening bag from Chloe could work day or night when pared down chic is the look order of the moment.

Avène Eau Thermal Calming Facial Mist Spray for Sensitve Skin

This magical Avène Thermal Water Spray instantly moisturizes and sooths sensitive skin, whether skin is drier than normal because of winter or just wants a few refreshing spritzes of moisture in the summer.

The French Ingredient by Jane Bertch

Know someone who dreams of moving to France, starting a business and living the good life? In The French Ingredient Jane Bertch gives us the low down on what it’s really like, the trials and tribulations and what she learned along the way. Jane Bertch’s memoir is must for anyone who has dreamed of living in the City of Light.

The cover of Jane Bertch's book The French Ingredient and the author's portrait next to it.
photo of Jane Bertch by Katie Donnelly

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

For close to a century Le Creuset has gained admiration from cooking enthusiasts all over for their amazing craftsmanship and iconic design. Cooking stews, roasts, soups, baked treats and more areeffortless with the beloved French brand.

YSL Libre Eau de Parfum

Celebrating freedom, Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre perfume is a floral fragrance made for independent women who embrace their feminitity and strength at the same time.

Veja Sneakers

The French footwear maker Veja makes sustainability and comfort chic in a way that only the French can.

French Cooking Academy Cookbook

The French Cooking Academy Cookbook has been a bestseller amongst HIP Readers for good reason. You can’t go wrong with these more-ish quintessential French recipes for the home cook from the wildly popular French Cooking Academy.

Céline Triomphe Eyewear

These sunglasses from Céline offer complete protection from the sun’s rays while evoking femme fatales and It Girls from Jackie Kennedy and Joan Didion to the Olsen Twin, and everyone in between.

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