Here are the best French Christmas gift ideas for him. It’s the perfect Holiday gift guide for the francophile in your life. Whether it’s your friend, dad, brother, or husband (or any guy, really), they will love these French unique yet thoughtful ideas. When it comes to shopping for gifts, men are easily the hardest people to shop for. And finding the perfect gift is even more difficult when the man in your life is a Francophile!
So this Christmas, if you have a friend or family member that loves everything French and who cannot travel to France this year, you can help bring the joie de vivre home to them with those French-inspired Christmas gifts. From chic fashion pieces to perfumes to home decor, each item is French, classic, and timeless. This list of gifts for men, which is full of thoughtful Christmas gift ideas to match any budget, takes care of any Francophile guy on your shopping list.
10 Beautiful French Gift Ideas For Him To Give This Christmas
Choosing a scent for someone other than yourself can be tricky to get right. And finding the right scent is crucial but it’s hard to know where to start. Fortunately for you, I’ve listed ten French perfumes for men that are fail-safe Christmas gifts and always greatly received.
2. Wallets & Cardholders
One thing a man can always use an upgrade at is his wallet. Whether you’re upgrading his existing minimalist wallet or helping him transition from his hamburger wallet to a French leather wallet, those wallets and cardholders listed below are the perfect French Christmas gift for him.
Champagne is the most festive alcoholic drink in France! If you want to share one with friends to memorialize an important event (or not), a bottle of champagne would be a perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family who love to celebrate, or simply who like to treat themselves.
One pair of shoes all French men have in their closets is definitely a pair of sneakers like the Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. Check out my selection below of the best footwear options to give this Christmas to the men in your life. No matter which shoes you gift, you’ll find the right styles at the right price.
5. Coffee Table Books
- Icons (photographed by Oscar Abolafia)
- The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets
- Just a French Guy Cooking: Easy Recipes and Kitchen Hacks for Rookies
- The Complete Robuchon: French Home Cooking for the Way We Live Now with More than 800 Recipes
- Provence: The Cookbook
- La Vie Rustic: Cooking and Living in the French Style
- Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking
- Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local
- Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way
- French Patisserie: Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts
6. Home Decor Gifts
If you know someone who loves French home decors, here is my curated list of Christmas gift ideas for the design lover in your life. For the friend who loves art, furniture, and Paris architecture, here are ten French home decors to Frenchify their homes.
7. Clothing Gifts
Here is a curated list of the best French fashion items to give this Christmas to the men in your life. The French style is something effortless, classic, nonchalant, cool but not arrogant. French style is all about finding the right balance between looking dressed up and laid-back at the same time. If you’re not sure about size, color, and style, my fail-safe clothing Christmas gift for men is Sezane’s gift card.
8. Kitchen Gifts
If you have a cook in your life who loves all things French, here is a hand-picked selection of utensils and tableware to Frenchify his kitchen with style. Below are ten fantastic French gift ideas for the foodie in your life or some ideas to pass along to someone trying to make you happy for the holidays!
9. Travel Bag
From suitcases to duffle bags, luggage is a fantastic way for men to express their sense of style while traveling. Whether it be an overnight trip or a long weekend getaway, a cool, casual overnight bag is key when a short stay is on the horizon. Check out my selection below of the best travel bags to give this Christmas to the men in your life.
10. Wine Accessories
Everyone loves a glass or two of wine. It goes well with any meal, as long as you get the pairing right. And if your boyfriend, dad, or brother is a novice sommelier, I’ve gathered together some of the best wine accessory gifts around to give this Christmas. So you can make sure the men in your life have everything they need to truly enjoy their favorite bottle of wine.
And you, which one of those French gifts are you going to give this Christmas to the men in your life? I would love to have your thoughts! Please add your comment below.
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