Francophile Gift Guide

Francophile Gift Guide Everyday Parisian

Francophile Gift Guide

The Francophile Gift Guide is one of my favorite blog posts of the year. This gift guide is to help you find the perfect gift for a Francophile friend or family member who loves Paris. The guide features some of my favorite French brands and small businesses I have shopped for and shared throughout the year. I hope this helps you find the perfect gift for your favorite, not just for the holiday season but any time of the year. I aim to bring a little bit of France into your lives through this gift guide for the Francophile. 

Pour yourself a glass of wine and dig into these great gift ideas.

This officially kicks the holidays off which are just around the corner.

*This is a post I keep current and update often with new items.

Francophile Gift Guide

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  1. Cannele copper mold. I haven’t made these yet, but I love enjoying them in France, especially in Bordeaux, where they originated from. Even if you aren’t baking with them, they make a great addition to the kitchen for styling a French-inspired home.
  1. Madame de la Maison French linens. We have the navy ones for our kitchen. You can even have them monogrammed. This takes additional time, so order soon to complete your order for the holidays.
  2. De Buyer Tarte Pan to make French tarts, including a tarte tatin and tarte citron. (my favorite)

4. Degrenne Tea Pot This is one of the most used items in my kitchen from fall through spring. I make tea regularly in the morning and afternoon. Pair with my favorite Mariage Frères Tea Set Gift from POSH.

5. The Paris mug is back at Anthropologie. It sold out last year so quickly. I just ordered one for hot chocolate afternoons at home.

6. Herbes de Provence This makes the perfect French kitchen accessory. Add to your cooking to enhance the flavor. Marinated olives with a little herbes de Provence or add to the top of an omelet.

7. French olive oil in a beautiful tin.

8. 6 months of French pantry subscription. Each month, get a new French pantry item, including salt and sauces.

9. Compagnie de Provence soap. This smells so good! It makes a great hostess gift. Perfect for a guest bathroom.

10. Staub Stackable Cookware set. I wanted this as a wedding gift. It’s a splurge item for the Francophile who loves to cook.

Additional Gift Ideas for the Francophile

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11. Madeleine Pan $33 Madeleines are my favorite French sweet treats. It is a must for a Francophile kitchen. Even if you don’t bake, this beautiful gold tray makes a statement on a shelf.

12. Bon Appetit dish towel. I have these and use them all the time. They wash and wear very well!

13. France Map Kitchen Towel from Sur La Table. Add this with French salts, mustard, or a bottle of wine as a hostess gift.

14. Laguiole Cheese Knives $68, perfect for the Francophile who loves cheese. We have a set of these and use them often when we have a cheeseboard.

15. French Classic Bake at Home Croissants. $45- $89 I love the idea of making these around the holidays and the kitchen smelling just like a boulangerie in Paris.

16. Porcelain Paris Votive $60 This beautiful and unique Paris votive is an excellent addition for a desk or coffee table to use year-round.

19. The French Art of Living Well $27 Finding the Joie de Vivre in everyday life We could all enjoy a lesson in this.

Francophile Gift Guide Everyday Parisian

Gift Ideas for the Francophile

17. Claudette Frame $48 This sweet addition with French phrases is great with a photo included. Je t’aime beaucoup, c’est la vie, and oui mon cherie.

18. Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven (prices vary on sizes) This is one of my favorite kitchen items. We use it so often. It looks beautiful on the stove when it isn’t in use.

20. Miel de Provence French honey from Provence. You will find every excuse to use this honey. Add it to a cheese board and excite your palate with your favorite French cheeses.

21. Mariage Frères Tea This is another iconic French brand you will find at cafés around Paris. Marco Polo is one of the most popular. I prefer the green teas, which I bring home from Paris on the regular. You can bring home the black tins, which make a great giftable item, or just get the tea loose in a bag.

22. Macaron Bake at Home Kit from Red Velvet $35 This is a great family activity for kids. Their baking kits are fun and include all you need to bake at home.

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Francophile Gift Guide Ideas

23. The Paris Guide $30-$35 is now available in the print version and a digital copy. For a friend planning a trip to Paris, this is a great way to get the ball rolling on planning. 

24. Sisley Lip Twist. $58 My signature color is Burgundy. These come in so many fun colors and leave your lips with a pop of color and hydrated.

25. Avène Thermal Water $19 A French girl cult beauty staple not to be missed. Once you try it, you will love it too!

26. Paris Hat $42 Surprise! New Everyday Parisian merchandise is now available. Sport your love for your favorite city with this Paris hat in my classic navy color.

Gift Ideas for The Francophile

27. Cire Trudon Candle. $125 for a classic Parisian candle that is a splurge, but not only is it stunning, it smells so good. Explore the whole collection and try the holiday scents.

28. Longchamp $145 Le Pilage Bag. I have had so many of these over the years in both navy and black. I also have the travel size for overnight, and it folds down into a small bag, which makes it easy to pack. It is a classic French bag that you will spot all over France.

29. Saint James Classic Bretton Shirt $129 This is a shirt I have owned and loved for years. It is also one of the most popular items for blog readers to buy. It’s a classic staple French wardrobe piece. Runs true to size.

30. Paris scarf $170 This black and white scarf has a pop of red on it. Wear it around your neck, in your hair, or as an accessory tied onto your favorite bag.

31. Numero Uno Polène bag. This bag brand has been on my radar for years, and I finally made my first purchase in October of last year for this bag in black. I brought the Paris ladies along, and I think just about everyone bought a bag in both October and Paris. I own this bag and this one as well, which I love and brought to Paris. * gifted

Polène bag

32. Aesop Hand Balm $32 While this is an Australian brand and not a French brand, I first discovered it while in Paris. I love the packaging aesthetic, and the lotion is so good, so it is a win-win. I have this on my desk and use it often.

33. Shop The Print Shop: this is my photography shop selling prints from Paris and Italy. The prices start at $25, and there are budget-friendly options such as notecards and wrapping paper. Prints start at $35 and go up depending on the size. The Paris Calendar makes a great 2-in-1 gift item as well. You can cut out the images and frame the prints after you are done.

34. Croissant dome ring $70, wear your heart on your hand and share your love of croissants. It comes in gold and silver.

35. Café Amour Sweatershirt $120 almost sold out. I have this in two versions and wear it often. Sizing runs small on this, and I prefer to take one size up to a medium.

36. Paris Market Bag in Black is a $78 classic and makes a great styling piece in your home when not used.

37. Seraphine Scarf $90 I purchased this last year, and it was one of my most asked-about items in Paris this January. It will sell out quickly, so don’t miss out. An oversized scarf is as Parisian as it gets for winter.

38. Gaspard Sezane Sweater. It runs a little big. I still take my usual size S. It can be worn two ways, and it is one of the best-selling sweaters from Sezane, a very iconic French brand. I love that this sweater is size-inclusive and comes in various colors.

39. Cuyana Classic Easy Tote $268 One of the most used items in my closet. I carry this all the time and have owned mine for seven years. It holds up well over time.

40. Joie $37 A Parisians Guide to Celebrating The Good Life. Not only is it beautiful on the inside, it makes a great statement on a coffee table. I just gifted this to a friend, and I know she will enjoy browsing through it and using some ideas for her own home and style.

41. Caudalie Premier Cru Set $129 For aging skin, this is a favorite formula from Caudalie. The brand is clean and uses grapes from Bordeaux to source their formulations. I use this one and love it. Once you start, you will be hooked. The set makes an excellent gift for an older friend or family member looking for a youthful glow.

42. Milo Classic Bag from Sézane $475 It’s a splurge item but a bag you will keep for years. I have owned mine for six months and use it all the time.

More Gift Ideas for The Francophile

sisley lip twist favorite red colors

Bisous Notecards $30 Customize these notecards just for you. I have a set and love writing notes on them to friends.

French Picnic Basket In Bordeaux, my hotel served breakfast in the room outside of a picnic basket. I think it is such a fun and easy way to spend an inexpensive afternoon with a baguette, cheese, and a bottle of wine.

Merci Beaucoup Tote from my friends at POSH Chicago: Use it for the market or grocery store.

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Foodie Francophile Gifts

La Cuisine Paris gift card for a cooking class or food tour. I love La Cuisine and rave about them for a good reason. I have taken their macaron and croissant classes along with a food tour. Everything has been so much fun, and I can’t wait to return for more. I use many of their recipes at home in my kitchen, including their madeleines.

More Francophile Gift Ideas

When it comes to gifts, I prefer to give something to someone because I know they will find joy in it, or it wouldn’t be something they planned to buy themselves. I don’t always love buying gifts around a certain holiday or celebration.

Purchase a gift card for a photo session from Katie Donnelly support small female-owned businesses in Paris. Katie and her team is who shoots me in Paris all the time and did the photos in this post!

Favorite Francophile Books

The Paris Library. This one is one of my favorite books I read in a long time. It takes place in Paris during WWII. I cried at the end. The story will stay with you. I also loved The Book of Lost Names. I recently finished Jacqueline in Paris and ordered The Sweetness of Forgetting, which is by the same author of The Lost Book of Names and The Winemaker’s Wife

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Makers Paris Hard Cover Book $30 This is a great book highlighting some of the makers of Paris.

I also love The New Parisienne of women shaping Paris.

More Francophile Gift Ideas

For other candle ideas, Kerzon is a French brand you can buy at their boutique in Paris just outside Place des Vosges. They have a variety of candles named after different places in Paris.

For the French Kitchen

Peugeot Salt and Pepper Shakers are a classic French staple on the dining table. I want a set as a wedding gift.

Fleur de Sel adds a little salt to every dish. Use it as a finishing salt for cooking and baking. You may also need this adorable salt holder to go with it.

French Market basket This one is under $30 and is one of the best-selling items on the blog available through Etsy.

Merci Beaucoup Tote from my friends at POSH Chicago: Use it for the market or grocery store.

French Beauty Gift Ideas

How could we not talk about French beauty in a Francophile gift guide? It’s one of my favorite topics and should have its post.

Klorane Dry Shampoo is a French girl cult favorite. The minis are great for travel, and I love refreshing my blowouts and bangs with dry shampoo.

Klorane Eye Patches: I keep these in the fridge, and when I don’t sleep well or am puffy, it’s an easy and quick fix.

Premier Cru eye cream: I am including this because it is a splurge, but I love the applicator so much and feel it’s worth it—a good gift for a beauty lover.

Caudalie Vino Perfect set. This set has the Vino Perfect serum, an essential part of my beauty routine, plus two small travel sizes of the lotion and essence.

Gift guides are back for the holidays! I love browsing gift guides because it helps me narrow down gifts from an overwhelming online selection. The Francophile guide is filled with gift ideas for your French-loving friend. Did I miss a favorite gift idea or brand you didn’t see included? Feel free to comment below and share with the EDP community. 

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  1. I do enjoy your recommendations and thank you for helping me spend money LOL! In October I went to Polene and purchased the Numero Sept mini in textured Burgundy for my birthday along with a little wallet to match… pretty. I was able to get a set of 6 plates with the green trim from Madam de la Maison. They arrived completely intact and my sister loves them also, will be perfect for the holidays. It was nice to meet you (outside of Cafe de Flore) I was hesitant to say hello but you were most gracious on a very drizzly day in Paris. Thank you so much for brightening my days with your posts.

  2. Hi, Rebecca; I was browsing tote bags recently, and thought of you when I saw this! it is a stunning color and lovely design — and its Parisian provenance makes it perfect. (You could always remove the K-A’-R-L charms, leaving the other two, to tone down the branding.) Macy’s seems to be the only place that carries it. Do take a peek; I think you’ll love it! Meilleurs voeux~.×1053940446&m_sc=sem&m_sb=Google&m_tp=PLA&m_ac=Google_Handbags_PLA&m_ag=GGL_PLA_Handbags_KarlLagerfeldParis&m_cn=GGL_PLA_Handbags&m_pi=go_cmp-14955521443_adg-130148968244_ad-553189911346_aud-325772345415:pla-1490592167967_dev-c_ext-_prd-194775160448USA&gclid=CjwKCAiAvK2bBhB8EiwAZUbP1B0Cj7Wqhk_UGeXnR7uAqBrosbl08-2Gxu0WlQM62ok2D8h6qYNp_xoCHCIQAvD_BwE

  3. You got me into Sezane’s Gaspard or Leon jumpers, but none of the photos shows the length of the jumpers. Does it come down just to the waistline or even lower? Please let me know!

    • The Gaspard is longer, I do a little tuck in the front. The Leon is longer as well. I have a long torso so this is KEY. Some of their sweaters do crop higher but I haven’t seen any this season. I tried a bunch on recently and loved them all! The Mia and the Alma are also longer. I hope this helps!