Happy Holidays! I hope this Gift Guide gives you some great ideas for the people on your list without breaking the bank. From some of my favorite French beauty items to baking and cooking, and stylish accessories to keep warm this winter. This list has something for everyone all for under $50.
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Klorane Eye Patches I swear by these and use them for puffy days, bad nights of sleep, overnight flights, and photo shoot prep. I keep them in the fridge too for an extra punch of cold to depuff.
Recycled Cashmere Gloves $49 I just went shopping for a new pair of gloves over the weekend. No matter how many pairs I have, I am always searching for a pair. You can never have too many.
Madewell Recycled Beanie $35. These come in a variety of fun colors and make a fun gift. You can pair these with a scarf or gloves if it fits your budget. For a backup beanie, this one is a cashmere blend and also comes in a wide variety of colors.
Diptyque Feu de Bois candle $40. This candle smells like a campfire and reminds me of Fall/Winter. This is a huge hit with men if you are looking for a good candle scent that isn’t too feminine.
Tech Organizer. I bought this for both my fiancé and me as we started traveling again. This keeps all your tech cords and adapters in one spot. It is so helpful. I try to have a travel cord for each device so I don’t have to take any from home. Plus, it makes packing so much easier.
Beauty Caudalie Elixr Glow This travel size spray will give you a glow on the go. Pack it in your travel bag.
Holiday in the city mug. This is one of the most popular holiday items purchased year after year. I break this mug out for holiday hot chocolate and coffee to get in the festive spirit.
Mariage Frères Tea The black iconic tin packaging makes this a well packaged gift. I drink this tea on the daily. They have so many different flavors. I prefer the green teas and always make a point to pick up some when I am in Paris.
Cashmere socks. The holidays are a great time to get cozy cashmere socks. These may not be something you would splurge on but worth it and makes a great gift for the homebody.
Supersoft scarf from J.Crew comes in a variety of colors. Add a pair of gloves to make it a set.
Paris or Italy assorted notecards. These make a great stocking stuffer for the traveler. I also love bringing these as a hostess gift when going to someone’s house for dinner. I was always looking for notecards and I couldn’t find them so I created my own.
Teracotta Airpod case I misplace my airpods on the regular. A case would be a huge help. If you are looking to gift a pair of airpods, a case would be a great inexpensive add on.
The best tights. A great stocking stuffer or to add along with a dress or skirt. Black tights are all over Paris right now paired with boots or heels. I own a few pairs of these tights and they are rip resistant. How many times have you ripped a pair of tights? These are different and definitely hold up better than the rest.
Tocca Mini hand cream. My hands get so dry in the winter. I keep a handcream on my desk and in my bag for after I wash my hands. These come in a variety of scents and make a great stocking stuffer.
Navy dog bowtie. Yes, your little four legged friend needs a holiday gift. Henri needs a bowtie for the wedding so I am on the hunt.
Savon De Provence $28 I buy this soap often and you will find it all over France. They all have amazing fragrant smells that will transport you back to Paris. It is a splurge item someone might not buy for themselves but will enjoy using it in their own home.
Twist Headband in Velvet $30. I add to my headband collection every year. Perfect to extend a blow dry or shampoo for the next day.
Pima sleep mask in both red and green stripes. I used to sleep with one of these every night. They block the light out and I find it so comforting. For some reason, they always put these out around the holidays but it should be a year round accessory. My niece loves sleeping with one too because I love mine.
Glowstick I always have one of these in my bag for quick sunscreen application on the go. It comes in a little stick like deodorant and rolls on smoothly for SPF 50 protection.
Laneige Sleep mask for your lips. I have the rouge fruits one in my beauty cabinet and immediately reach for it when my lips get chapped. It tastes and smells good and now they have so many more flavors. This is a splurge for a lip balm which makes a fun gift or stocking stuffer as you may not spend this much on yourself.
Two masks to have in your beauty cabinet is this Instant Detox one from Caudalie. I have one and a backup along with this Brightning Glycolic Peel Mask. Always remember to exfoliate before using any mask. It makes a big difference!
Avène Thermal Water perfect for dry irritated skin from the winter. It’s a Francophile beauty staple.
Jean Card Holder I have a similar one with my initials on it and I carry it all the time. I have my license and credit card in here for being on the go and traveling light.
Laguiole Cheese Knives this is an affordable set and oh so French. You can bring this over as a gift along with a baguette and cheeses.
Cheeseboard to go along with the knives. You need at least one cheeseboard for entertaining. We use ours at least once a week for date nights and end of the week cocktails and cheese.
Love and Lemons cookbook. I have been a fan of Jeanine’s for years and find myself gravitating towards her recipes more and more.
Mini Latte Bowls $24 I own these and love them. I use them for sauces, dips, and every time I make a cheeseboard for nuts and olives.
Throw blanket. Henri and I love snuggling on the weekends with a blanket on the couch watching some good tv or a movie. This throw blanket is affordable and comes in a variety of colors.
Vanilla Extract. Invest in a good quality one for baking. If you have someone you know that bakes a lot, they will really appreciate this.
Emile Ruffled Pie Dish and Loaf Pan. I have both and I love them. The loaf pan works so well with a quick spray of olive oil and my breads come out easily. I wanted the ruffle pan last year for the holidays and bought it for myself. It was totally worth it and makes baking a bread in the loaf pan beautiful and fun.
Clear mixing bowls One of my most used items in my kitchen. This is a great gift for someone who just moved and needs an update to their kitchen.