Got a loved one that’s head-over-heels for all things Parisian? Check them off your holiday shopping list with these classic gifts that are sure to please the Francophile in your life.
1. Moon Paris Walks
Help your friend get started on planning their trip! Moon Paris Walks (available for pre-order) is the ultimate companion for discovering the real City of Lights. Bon vacances!
2. Wine Club Membership
Encourage your Francophile friend to explore the incredible world of French wine with a bi-monthly Bordeaux subscription. Gifters have the option to send exclusively reds, or a red and a white, for up to 6 months. (And here’s hoping your friend is the sharing type…)
3. Savon de Marseille Soap
Give the gift of that effortless French beauty routine with these soaps that have been hand-crafted in the South of France for generations.
4. Anything from Diptyque
This beloved brand has been doling out to-die-for candles and perfumes from Paris’ Boulevard Saint-Germain since the 1960s, and have become a cult favorite. One whiff, and they’ll be dreaming of la vie Parisienne.
5. Moon Provence
After thoroughly exploring Paris on foot, who wouldn’t want a relaxing trip to the South of France? Moon Provence provides local advice, flexible itineraries, and much more.
6. Moleskine Notebook
There’s nothing like a blank page to spur the creative mind—perhaps, like Parisian expats of the 20s, your loved one will be inspired to pen the next great American novel with this Moleskine notebook.
7. Bottle of St. Germain
This artisanal French liqueur, crafted from hand-picked elderflower blossoms, is the perfect addition to any home wet bar. The sweet, floral flavor goes wonderfully with champagne—santé!
8. Moon Normandy & Brittany
History buffs (and those just looking for a quiet seaside escape!) will find so much to explore in Normandy and Brittany, from the dramatic chalk cliffs of Étretat to the spectacular Mont Saint Michel.
9. Mariage Freres Tea
The delicious herbal concoctions from Mariage Frères are relatively easy to find in the U.S.—most high-end food shops will have them in stock—as well as online, where the gourmet tea brand ships worldwide.
10. Fleur de sel de Guerande
Fleur de sel (literally “flower of salt”) is practically a religion—it’s even become known as “the caviar of salts.” Traditionally harvested only in France, this special salt from the small Brittany town of Guerande will provide the perfect finishing touch for any budding chef.
We know, we know—no French gift guide is complete without the crème de la crème of French patisseries: the macaron. Macaron Café in New York City ships boxes of their deliciously fluffy cookies nationwide, so stock up! Pro-tip: these little guys make for excellent stocking stuffers.
12. Vintage French Travel Posters
These adorable destination posters are the perfect combo of travel inspiration, vintage flair, and characteristic French charm.
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