The joy and excitement of the holiday season are most often seen through the faces of children. Discover the season’s best gifts, influenced by classic French brands and current trends. Whether it’s for the 2-12 year old petit Francophile in your life or the teen, for whom choosing a gift leaves you frazzled – we have you covered.  These French-inspired gifts for kids of all ages will leave even the most discerning young person in your life saying merci beaucoup.

Ages 8 and Under

Left: A girl picks up a suitcase that is printed with birds on it while a boy with his back to the camera stands on his toes. Right: Three children are playing together. Two are sitting on the floor and the third is sitting on a white couch looking through a pair of orange binoculars.
Top: Caroline Hernandez
Above: La Redoute Intérieurs

Children’s Playhouse by La Redoute Interiors

Let their imagination take over.  From a cozy reading nook, to a castle filled with dragons, children will have endless enjoyment from this eco-friendly playhouse of their own.

Electronic Piano by Moulin Roty

For the up-and-coming musician in your life, this wooden piano engages and stimulates the senses. Color coded keys and pre-set nursery rhymes encourage frustration-free learning.

Left: A child plays next to their wooden playhouse with several different rooms and wooden furniture inside. Right: A girl and a boy play in their play tent from La Redoute Interieurs.
@moulinroty / La Redoute Intérieurs

Globe Terrestre et Céleste by Buki France

Show them that the world is a big place to explore with this day and night globe. The daytime mode features the cities, countries, and landscapes of the world. The night mode lights up to allow children to discover stars and constellations.

Go Up Deluxe 3 Wheel Scooter by Globber

For little ones, exploring  Paris (or their local neighborhood) on wheels makes everything more fun. This safe, versatile scooter folds easily and grows with them.

Ages 9-12

Les Adventure du Rail: Europe

All aboard for a game night journey through Europe. Simple rules and an exciting adventure will make this a favorite for the whole family. 

Heirloom Holiday Charm Bracelet by Bonpoint

This classic holiday-themed bracelet from Bonpoint will leave your budding pre-teen looking and feeling special.

Air Patrol Pack Backpack by Jordan

A favorite seen everywhere from the metro to the school playground, this Jordan backpack helps kids keep everything together, and look good while doing it. 

Left: A product picture of the Buki France sewing machine with its materials laid out. Right: Two young girls in white and cream dresses smile brightly at the beach in front of their red and white striped tent.
Buki France / Bonpoint

Professional Couture Studio sewing machine by Buki France

A budding fashionista’s dream. This beginner sewing machine comes with detailed instructions and various machine options to help them bring their designs to life.

Polaroid Instant Go Camera and paper

This classic camera is the perfect device for children to capture and display their favorite moments.


Several bottles of perfume from Zadig and Voltaire are laid out on a white background. They are shaped like small water bottles and their labels say "Girls can do anything".
Zadig and Voltaire

Girls Can Do Anything Perfume by Zadig and Voltaire

Gift a message of self-confidence (the most important piece of any wardrobe) with this fragrance by legendary French design house Zadig and Voltaire.  This blend incorporates green fern and pear, infused with vanilla and musk. It will leave you feeling feeling feminine, bold, and ready to take on the World.

Left: A man in a white t-shirt and blue jeans hugs his cream colored Slip silk pillow. Right: A blonde woman hugs her hot pink Slip silk pillowcase against her face.
Slip Silk

Euro Slip Silk Pure Pillowcase by Slip Silk

A beauty (not so) secret used in France and around the world. This specially commissioned silk pillowcase has been developed over the years to be the perfect blend of silk creating durability, softness, and shine. This pillowcase helps regulate body temperature and leaves hair and skin smooth and hydrated. Bonne nuit.

Sound Tower by Samsung

A bluetooth speaker that works via an app featuring  DJ, karaoke and light show modes, this gift provides hours of entertainment for the teenager (and their friends) in your life.

Chuck Taylor All Star Moves High Top Sneaker by Converse

Help them put their best foot forward with these versatile unisex Converse sneakers that they can style with a dress, jeans, or anything in between.

Left: The Teddy Tote Bag from Marc Jacobs in a cream color is displayed with its iconic large label on the front. Right: A woman models the Teddy Tote Bag from Marc Jacobs in a chocolate brown color, holding the top two straps in her right hand and holding the bag from the bottom with her left.
Marc Jacobs

Teddy Traveler Tote by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs has created a plush tote style bag that has been trending in Paris and beyond.  The size and design is ideal for carrying just about anything, which is exactly what a teenager usually has with them.

Left: A model in light blue jeans and a pair of black boots shows off the marbled grey "Paris is a myth" sweatshirt with her right hand in her jeans pocket. Right: A standalone image of the sweatshirt itself. It is marbled grey and has "Paris is a myth" in black lettering.
Anine Bing

Paris Sweatshirt by Anine Bing

This loose-fitting organic cotton sweatshirt by chic designer Anine Bing has a round neck, ribbed finishes, and a thought-provoking message on the chest.

Chiodo Golden Leather Jacket by Golden Goose

A staple in every Parisian wardrobe, this leather jacket will last a lifetime. Featuring a faded effect, asymmetric zipper closure, and trés chic contrasting leopard print lining, gifting this will put you to the top of any teen’s nice list.

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Amy Jacobson

Originally from New York, Amy spends her time dreaming of croissants la vie Parisienne. Passionate about culture, history, and new experiences, Amy fulfills her Wanderlust dreams by globe trotting with her husband and 2 home schooled children, while documenting it along the way. Amy adores the ballet, books, hunting in the brocantes of Paris, and all things skincare. When staying closer to home Amy loves cuddling her 3 cocker spaniels and 2 ponies.

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