Now, you didn’t think I would leave out gift-giving ideas for the French half, did you?
I know it’s a little last minute, but c’mon, you are all not done with your shopping yet, are you?
I didn’t think so!
Here are some gift ideas for the lover of all things French in your life:
A delicious smelling candle or perfume from the Parisian company Diptyque, founded in 1961, would send any Francophile jumping for joy! The black and white old-fashioned logo is recognized as a cult favorite.
A French enamel sign would brighten up anyone’s home wanting some little French touches. Choose from blue and green street signs or classic black and white announcing the bath or kitchen.
French music wafting through the air goes a long way to transporting any armchair traveler to a Paris cafe. Any of these personal favorites would do the trick!
A bottle of the best Pastis is a true Provençal gift. Mix with water and let the subtle licorice flavor wash over you like the strong sunshine in the South of France.
Little French ruled notebooks, called Cahiers, are great French-inspired treats for your favorite writer, note taker or doodler. Perfect for Art-Nouveau gurus.
Gourmet goodies from Fauchon are a great option for foodies. This French company offers chocolate, confections, teas, fruit and gift baskets and more!
Who wouldn’t want better sleep and stress reduction? Real French lavender is that herbal remedy no Frenchie should be without! L’Occitane carries hand creme, pillow spray, candles and bath products that are all infused with its addictive scent.
The Fleur-de-lys and the Eiffel Tower are both symbols of France. For those who think the tower has been done to death, why not give some hand-made fleur-de-lys jewelry from Etsy?
Keep it clean with these well-known blocks of Marseille soap, an age-old recipe that contains palm or olive oils. They leave even the driest skin soft and smooth and their pure scent makes ’em perfect for both men and women.
Maybe your special someone prefers the charming villages of France to big city Paris. This book, filled with fabulous photos would be perfect and would Frenchify any coffee table.
Why not start a French nativity, called a crèche, for someone you love. Hand-painted Provençal figurines, called Santons are handmade in the South of France. Give one every year until the set is complete.
Calling all you Francophiles out there! What’s on your gift list?