Are you ready to infuse a touch of French allure into your holiday festivities? We’ve searched high and low to handpick the most exquisite gifts and treasures to evoke la belle vie. Whether shopping for a loved one or simply treating yourself, we guarantee a little piece of France in every present. Here are our picks for the best gifts for Francophiles – whether you’re looking for gender neutral items, or presents for her, him and kids, check out our different guides below. There is something for everyone.
Gift Guide for all Francophiles
This is not your ordinary candle; The delightful aroma of basil, mint, and tomato leaves take you on a sensory journey to a vibrant Provençal vegetable garden.
The Marinière top from Saint James is a timeless staple that is a versatile and chic addition to any wardrobe. How many gifts can simultaneously evoke a 19th century French sailor, or the artistic freedom of Picasso, while transporting your loved ones on a stroll along the French coastline?
For almost a century, Le Creuset has garnered admiration from culinary enthusiasts worldwide. This easy to clean cast iron pot is perfect for stews, roasts, soups, slow-simmered dishes, and delectable baked treats.
Travel in style comme les Parisiens, courtesy of the Delsey Paris Helium Aero Luggage set. This remarkable 2-piece luggage ensemble offers you the best in both form and function.
Wrap yourself in warmth and high fashion with this statement piece from renowned French fashion house Jacquemus. Made from sumptuous virgin wool, its jacquard-woven design exudes the essence of contemporary French elegance.
Experience the soothing magic of Avène Thermal Water Spray, a solution that nurtures, fortifies, and restores equilibrium to sensitive or irritated skin. This anti-drying spray caters to the entire family, delivering a sense of calm and resilience to your skin.
A minimalistic but fashion-forward tote bag with an interior pocket? Say no more! Crafted from recycled leather-like material, this gender neutral tote is a versatile and sustainable addition to your everyday style.
Indulge your favorite Francophile with this luxurious treat. Fauchon has meticulously curated an opulent box of the finest chocolates with a bottle of their signature champagne.
John Donohue, a former New Yorker editor turned artist, creates unique sketches of restaurant exteriors – perfect for food lovers and Francophiles. His Paris collection includes dozens of beloved eateries such as La Fontaine de Mars, Le Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Train Bleu and Maxim’s. The project which started in New York, has also expanded to London and Napa.
Comprised of a minimum of 95% naturally sourced ingredients, this liquid soap is a testament to the age-old craftsmanship passed down from the iconic Marseille cube soap. Rich in natural glycerin and devoid of artificial colorants, animal-derived fats, or synthetic surfactants, this soap embodies the essence of tradition and purity.
11. Veja sneakers
Step into sustainable style with Veja sneakers, a footwear choice suitable for the entire family and every fashion preference. Veja revolutionized the sneaker industry by using materials sourced from recycled plastic bottles or recycled polyester.
Exclusively for Anthropologie, the Italian Hours collection by Mimi Thorisson sets the stage for a warm and inviting table scape, perfect for the holiday season. Inspired by Italian pottery art, this vase exudes a delightful rustic allure and vibrant hues.
This exclusive offering from Palais des Thés features four ravishing loose-leaf tea tins that pay tribute to one of the world’s most famous museums. Savor the spirit of the Louvre and its masterpieces in every aromatic sip.
Perfecting its products for over 270 years, Maille is a French kitchen staple. Foodies will adore these versatile ingredients to unlock the full potential of any dish, French or not.
Elegance meets romance in the form of this Sézane bag. Like a love affair that never loses its charm, sac Victor stands as a paragon of Parisian style, making every day feel like a new rose-paved adventure.
The Laguiole handmade pocket knife is a testament to the age-old tradition of French cutlery craftsmanship. It includes two stainless steel shiny bolsters, an ebony handle adorned with a shepherd’s cross, and a bee and spring forged from a single piece, all hand-crafted.
Crafted by the author of the beloved book Paris in Stride, Jessie Kanelos Weiner, these postcards bear the mark of a true artist.
AMI Paris’ ADC cap is a stylish accessory that features a six-panel design made from durable cotton twill. It comes with a slider back tab that can be adjusted to fit.
Pamper your loved one with this four-step facial routine from Typology Paris. This regimen is vegan and promises well-nourished skin with a natural glow.
Take Paris and all of its charm captured in watercolor with these romantic cards and tote bags from Swedish artist, Lina Nordin Gee.
This foldable and lightweight bag makes for a fantastic gift for the chic traveler who’s always jet setting somewhere on the weekends. True to its name Le Pliage’s pliability and range of colors offers a host of possibilities for the discerning traveler.
GIFT GUIDE FOR HER
This bag is a versatile is a chic gift. Its adjustable strap and gold-tone metal buckle allows for both shoulder wear or across the chest for a more contemporary look.
2. Sézane Gaspar knitted cardigan (in various colors)
This soft-touch top, designed with a classic round neckline and embellished with mother-of-pearl effect buttons, is a Sézane signature piece that exudes unparalleled style and comfort. It can be worn as a jumper with back opening or cardigan opened in the front. Comes in over 20 different colors.
Penned by four accomplished French women, this bestseller offers playful insights into style, beauty, culture, and more. They share their quirks and confessions while offering advice on sensuality, natural beauty, and the art of making your partner jealous.
Sézane’s Milo wallet is a lightweight yet fashion-forward accessory that’s impeccable for keeping essentials in order. Practical and stylish, this gift promises to satisfy those who values quality craftsmanship.
Who said you can’t be stylish in your slumber? These sleep pants offer a relaxed and easy fit for a restful night. Made from luxurious silk, they’re perfect for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, even as they dream.
Before Anna Delvey made them infamous, fashionable Parisiennes have been wearing these as they saunter in the City of Light. These sunnies are crafted in Italy and offer 100% protection against harmful sun rays— and the fashion police!
Just like the daring young Coco Chanel, this perfume is modern, strong yet fresh. Each spray gracefully unfurls with vibrant accents of patchouli and vetiver.
Nothing could be better for accommodating all her essentials throughout the day than Longchamp’s emblematic Roseau bag. With clean lines and spacious design, it combines sophistication and simplicity.
Extend your warmth to a loved one through this Etam fleece robe. This cozy and comfortable robe is perfect for lounging and relaxation. Its plush fleece fabric feels soft against the skin, making it an ideal choice for those chilly mornings and evenings.
10. Longchamp silk scarf (comes in multiple colors)
This silk scarf vividly captures the the iconic elements that define the House of Longchamp. It’s a timeless and multifunctional accessory that she is sure to love.
Effortlessly blending bohemian and Parisian chic, this popular cap brings a stylish statement to any outfit. It features a striking embroidery at the front and is made from 100% cotton for a comfortable fit.
A tribute to freedom, this perfume celebrates those who fearlessly embrace their true selves, break barriers, and forge a unique path. YSL has designed this floral fragrance for independent women who set their own standards.
The avant-garde split-toe design has notoriously divided the high fashion community since its debut in 1988. Today, Tabi shoes are more than just footwear; they’re a fashion statement that’s bound to delight any francophile with a keen eye for chic Parisian style.
This crop-top sweatshirt pairs casual chic with versatile yet unforgettable style. Whether worn with short shorts or high waisted jeans, ba&sh’s Daydan sweatshirt is a go-to choice of relaxed-but-trendy OOTD lovers.
15. Diptyque set of 3 small candles
Anyone who dreams of Parisian ambiance will adore this iconic trio of candles from Diptyque. Inside its charming package, the scents of Baies, Figuier, and Rose transport you to the heart of France wherever you are.
Any eco-friendly fashionista will adore this elegant, knee-length coat from ba&sh. Crafted with LENZING ecovero viscose, a fiber derived from sustainably managed forests, this coat is both fashion-forward and environmentally friendly.
A cult favorite in Paris, this vegan and cruelty-free lip gloss provides 24-hour hydration and glamor. It comes in an array of shiny shades for any lips in dire need of care and plump.
Treat your loved one to the Guerlain Abeille Royale Watery Oil Routine Set, a limited edition collection ideal for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types. This set addresses fine lines, dullness, and loss of firmness, for a luxurious skincare routine.
GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM
The Longchamp Boxford briefcase is the perfect no-nonsense choice for the modern man who values simplicity and style. Any discerning homme will appreciate this sleek document holder as a daily companion for both work and play.
This sweatshirt exudes cool, with its relaxed and unisex fit that’s both trendy and comfortable. The iconic red Ami de Coeur chest embroidery adds a touch of class, and the raglan sleeves provide a sleek and modern silhouette. Plus, it’s GOTS certified, making it an eco-conscious choice that embodies both style and sustainability.
If he likes attention to detail, he’s sure to appreciate this Celine Homme belt. Crafted in Italy, this belt is meticulously made from supple brown leather with tonal topstitching, reflecting the brand’s dedication to quality and style.
While he was probably given way too many socks as presents in the past, these from Ami Paris stand out. Made from organic, OEKO-TEX certified cotton, they are a neco-friendly choice without taking style for granted at all.
Crafted entirely from 100% wool, Octobre Nelson is more than just a jacket; it’s a cozy and stylish statement piece that layers seamlessly under his winter coat. Conveniently placed patched pockets at the chest and sides allow him to carry your essentials with ease, tailor-made for any man on-the-go.
Is he always late? Give the gift of fashion and punctuality with this Lacoste watch. Its 100% stainless steel and waterproof design blends durability and sophistication, making it versatile for everyday wear and occasional adventures.
For any jetsetter, this wash bag from YSL is a classic choice. It’s spacious enough to accommodate even an electric toothbrush or razor, ensuring he’s well-prepared for his next adventure.
Designed to last for many years to come, this Jacquemus scarf enhances any outfit while keeping him warm. Made from luxurious wool adorned with playful fringe trim and a meticulously stitched logo panel, it deserves a place in any man’s wardrobe.
This cotton-twill baseball cap, adorned with the brand’s iconic fox mascot embodies Maison Kitsune’s unique style: a blend of music, café culture, and fashion. Whether he’s headed to a gig or a casual coffee run, this cap is the ideal urban crown, combining fashion with everyday pursuits.
A timeless addition to any dapper ensemble, these Lanvin cufflinks feature a tasteful knot design. Whether for formal occasions or to add a touch of sophistication to his everyday attire, cufflinks offer a classic option that will undoubtedly elevate his overall look.
Made from loopback cotton-jersey, this Moncler sweatshirt offers a relaxed and cozy fit. Its army-green hue adds a touch of rugged sophistication, making it an excellent addition to his casual wardrobe.
The Kooples Oxfort shirt makes for a refined addition to his closet for men of any age. Featuring a traditional collar and a straight fit, this shirt offers a sophisticated silhouette suitable for various occasions.
This single-fold wallet from YSL is a compact and elegant solution for his daily essentials. Inside, you’ll find four card slots, a convenient coin purse, two bill compartments, and two receipt compartments, making it a versatile and practical choice for staying organized.
Beyond its notes of rose, spices, and amber, this signature perfume from Diptyque invites anyone to experience the essence of their iconic Paris address with every spritz. A fragrance that weaves an aromatic tale of sandalwood, vanilla, and pink pepper, it’s guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Built from sturdy leather-trimmed coated-canvas, the Celine Homme messenger bag is designed for durability and practicality. This bag has three convenient slip pockets for easy access to his necessities.
GIFT GUIDE FOR KIDS
Indulge your little fashionista with the enchanting charm of a Tartine et Chocolat baby or little girl’s faux fur coat. This double-breasted wonder is adorned with delightful gold-tone buttons and boasts a plush faux fur finish that’s both stylish and cozy. It comes complete with a sweet hood and long sleeves to keep your little one snug.
Dress your little guy in warmth and style with the Tartine et Chocolat baby/little boy sherpa jacket. Crafted with a faux shearling finish, this jacket exudes charm and coziness. Its V-neck and long sleeves offer a classic look, while the front button closure ensures easy wear.
Delight your little princess with the Jacadi long-sleeved dress for girls, where careful attention to detail meets preppy chic. Made with Milano knit, it features a delightful peter pan collar adorned with ruffles and a stylish integrated belt in piping. This charming dress is perfect for back-to-school elegance and looks absolutely stunning when paired with a trench coat.
Release your inner architect and embark on a journey to recreate the enchanting splendor of Paris with the LEGO Paris Architecture toy. This remarkable set allows you to pay homage to the world’s most beautiful city through its iconic landmarks. With realistic colors and scale, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the heart of the French capital. This set features six distinctive monuments that define the urban landscape of Paris, along with charming parks to complete the ambiance. You can choose to build renowned structures like L’Arc de Triomphe, Tour Montparnasse, Champs-Élysées, Le Grand Palais, and Le Louvre, and create a miniature Parisian wonderland that captures the city’s essence right at your fingertips.
A gentle spray of this perfume will stir your baby’s senses with a delightful blend of refreshing bergamot and freesia, followed by soft and delicate heart notes of white flowers like orange blossoms and jasmine. All this is wrapped in a comforting embrace of rich musk and sesame, creating a harmonious and inviting aroma.
For four decades, Aigle rain boots have been the ultimate choice for taking on rain showers and leaping into puddles with boundless joy! Recognizable by their iconic double white stripe, these boots are your kids’ reliable companions for keeping their feet dry throughout the year. Whether you’re strolling in town, exploring the seaside, or venturing into the countryside, these boots are designed to shine.
What could be more French than this present? Whether you’re a child or a child at heart, this croissant stuffed toy is an irresistible addition for endless playtime adventures or cozy moments at home. Snuggle up with this delightful French pastry-inspired companion, and let its softness and charm brighten your days and nights.
Nourish your baby’s delicate skin with the gentle care of Bonpoint Baby’s Face Cream. This moisturizing face cream is designed to leave your little one’s skin feeling irresistibly soft and smooth, offering the tender care that every baby deserves. Dermatologically tested to ensure utmost safety, this French-made cream is a testament to quality and reliability.
Add a touch of Parisian allure to your child’s wardrobe with the Jacadi Eiffel Tower sweater. This cozy sweatshirt features the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, Paris’s most iconic monuments, making it a stylish tribute to the City of Light.
Make learning French fun for you and your little ones with this coloring book! Featuring 50 intricate illustrations, you can expand your French vocabulary while enjoying the art of coloring. Each of the 50 illustrations contains up to 20 items, offering a whopping 1,000 images to color and learn from.
Boys and girls can effortlessly embrace the Lacoste style with this cute watch. Designed with comfort in mind, it features a silicone strap with a petit piqué texture. This stylish timepiece is also waterproof with adjustable straps that come in various colors.
Featuring iconic Paris monuments, this shirt exudes a touch of French charm and sophistication. Crafted from soft and comfortable Oxford cotton, it provides all-day comfort for various occasions. Its classic button-down closure makes dressing a breeze, and when paired with slack pants and sneakers, it creates a stylish ensemble that’s perfect for kicking off the new year.
Wrap your little sailor in the timeless charm of the Saint James breton sweater for kids, made from a cozy blend of wool and acrylic. This sweater ensures a soft, snug, and warm experience, allowing your child to embrace the adventurous spirit of sailors in comfort and style. With its classic stripes and high-quality fabric, it effortlessly infuses a touch of French elegance into your kid’s wardrobe.
Inspired by the classics, these sneakers combine high-quality synthetic fiber uppers, convenient elasticated lacing, and meticulous finishes to create a modern footwear choice adored by the younger crowd. They not only look stylish but are also designed with comfort in mind, featuring a ventilated material lining and an Ortholite insole.
Get ready to embrace sporty elegance with the Jacadi polo for boys, designed for spring comfort. Made from organic cotton, its tri-color ribbed collar and striped cuffs add a dash of style, while the badge on the chest offers a subtle yet chic detail.
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