From chic kitchen gadgets and tools to artisanal ingredients, France is a fountain of gastronomical delights. We all know a food-lover, and if you’re shopping for one this Christmas, why not gift something French-themed? A present inspired by one of the world’s top food destinations is bound to be received well!
Laguiole knives are perhaps the most quintessential French kitchen accessory. They’ve been around since the early 19th century, born in the small mountain village in Aveyron (southwest France).
Genuine Laguiole knives are produced by only a small number of companies, and are made entirely by hand using original production methods. They’re characterized by their unimpeachable quality and beautiful craftsmanship.
It’s a treat enough to visit this gorgeously traditional confectioners, with its opulent lighting, mahogany countertops, and vast display of jewel-like treats. For those who can’t make the trip, an assortment box from À la Mère de Famille will surely suffice. The ‘Montmartre Box’ is carefully composed of chocolate orangettes, traditional guimauves, old-fashioned candies, and decadent pâte à tartiner. Yum!
The secret to a positively French-feeling kitchen and dining room? Gorgeous table linen. This maroon coloured tablecloth is composed of 100% linen from flax grown and woven in Europe.
Hopping on a plane and picking up a few French delicacies may be out the the question, but with a gourmet gift from D’Artagnan, you won’t need to! It’s home to an array of French foodie delights. Their classic charcuterie gift collection is sophisticated and moreish, and things don’t get more French than their Foie Gras gift set or duck foie gras torchon.
Designed and crafted in France, Peugeot pepper and salt mills are a French kitchen staple. This chic Peugeot ‘Paris Chef’ set – complete with a salt and pepper mill, a pepper pot, and a pink salt pot – makes for the perfect Christmas gift.
Coucou Suzette’s adorable accessories are seriously smile-inducing. This independently run French boutique offers up a number off food-themed accessories, including an irresistibly sweet and iridescent radish clip, a beautiful hair claw shaped as a bunch of grapes, aubergine socks, and a kitsch oyster-shaped pocket mirror with a beautiful pearl detail.
Individually crafted by French artisans from the finest quality materials since 1925, the Le Creuset Dutch oven is loved by home cooks and restaurant chefs alike. It’s a chic – and practical – addition to any kitchen. The greatest difficultly is choosing a color.
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