Here are the best French Christmas gift ideas for her. It’s the perfect Holiday gift guide for the francophile in your life. We have all a friend or family member that loves everything French. Someone who fantasizes about quitting her job and moving to France to live la vie Parisienne at some point. Whether it’s your sister, mama, best friend, or lover who loves to surround herself and read about France, what better gift to get her than something that indulges her inner Francophile? If they cannot travel to France this year, you can help bring the joie de vivre home to them.
French women are known for their impeccable taste and effortless sense of style. That certainly doesn’t stop when it comes to the items they’re wrapping up to give their family and friends over the holiday season. So, if you’ve always wanted to know what Christmas gifts French women are given this year for the holidays, keep reading below to find out my favorite French-inspired Christmas gifts. From chic fashion pieces to beauty products to home decor items, each item is French, classic, and timeless.
10 Beautiful French Gift Ideas For Her To Give This Christmas
1. Luxury Scented Candles
One way to approach holiday gift-giving is to just get everyone on your list the stuff you like the most. For me, that’s French luxury scented candles. Whether you’re looking for a great gift for the love of your life, best friend, or mom, a scented candle is always a worthy option. From winter candles, wood-scented candles, to festive Christmas candles, those candles listed below have all something in common: the power to turn a bad day right around. Here, I’ve rounded up all of the best French luxury candles for gifting.
If you prefer to offer some fancy sets, there is the Diptyque Scented Candle Trio, the Diptyque Baies & Feu de Bois Candle & Carousel Set, and the Diptyque set of 5 Candles. This year Atelier Cologne propose this set of Mini Candle Trio as well. In order to help you choose the best French Christmas gift for her, here are my favorites French scented candle brands: Diptyque, Cire Trudon, Buly 1803, Le Labo.
2. French Perfumes
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, there are some iconic and timeless French perfumes out there that have stood the test of time. Those French perfumes listed below are fail-safe Christmas gifts that are always greatly received. Keep scrolling below to shop the curated list of the best French perfumes to give this Christmas to avoid any fragrance faux pas.
3. Skin-Care Gift Sets
Here are the best French skincare gifts you can give this Christmas to a Francophile skin-care lover. A luxury skincare gift is always a good option for Christmas. No matter who is on your list, these brightening, hydrating, nourishing, and luxury French skincare gifts are perfect for everyone. This year, my favorite skincare gift set is the La Mer The Mini Miracle Broth Set. I think it’s the perfect French Christmas gift to discover La Mer’s products. Below I’ve listed the most exciting French skincare-related gifts for your friends, for your family, or just for you.
4. Makeup Gift Sets
The holidays are the best time of year to score major deals on makeup, whether you’re buying for yourself or your loved ones. And a makeup set is always a great gift idea for Christmas. From limited-edition makeup palettes to très chic French red lipsticks, check out my selection of the best French Christmas beauty gifts. Whether you’re looking to treat a Francophile friend, family member – or just fancy treating yourself, these are the best makeup gift sets and palettes out there right now.
French Red Lipstick Sets
5. French Tea
Here is my curated list of the best French tea gift sets to give this Christmas to a Francophile tea lover. You’ve heard all the hype about Paris and its coffee, but did you know that the city is also a hub for high-quality teas from around the world? You definitely can’t go wrong with anything on this list below.
This year my favorite French tea brand Mariage Frères is launching a collection of five festive teas inspired by the scents of the holiday season. My favorites are the Christmas Orange Gourmet black tea, the Christmas Strawberry Gourmet black tea, and the traditional Esprit de Noël Christmas tea. Also, don’t miss this beautiful Kusmi Tsarevna tea and mug gift set: a box decorated in a shimmering seasonal hue for Christmas including a black tea with orange, and spices.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who really loves Paris, and someone who’s hooked on Emily in Paris and looking to keep that buzz going, then a luxury bottle of Champagne is always a nice gift idea for Christmas. Many of us enjoy a nice glass of bubbly on occasion but for French people, champagne is a lifestyle. And, a nice bottle of Champagne is the go-to Christmas gift of the French. Indeed, those luxury French Champagne bottles listed below make fantastic gifts if you’re a guest somewhere this year at Thanksgiving or at Christmas.
7. Paris Books
- The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta
- Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local
- L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
- The New Parisienne: The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris
- Older, but Better, but Older
- Paris in Stride: An Insider’s Walking Guide
- Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way
- Maison: Parisian Chic at Home
- French Patisserie: Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts
- In the French Kitchen with Kids
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 her 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! From beautiful bistro tile dinner plates to cheese boards to Baccarat crystal flutes and brass wine rack, those holiday gifts will warm everyone’s hearts and feel like they were just transported to Paris.
9. Clothing Gifts
If you have in your life someone who loves French girl style and French fashion in general, here is a curated list of the best French fashion items to give this Christmas. The French girl style is something effortless, classic, nonchalant, cool but not arrogant. French girl style is all about finding the right balance between looking dressed up and laid-back at the same time. Here, I’ve rounded up ten très chic French fashion items to give this Christmas to your beloved one. If you’re not sure about size, color, and style, my fail-safe clothing Christmas gift for women is Sezane’s gift card.
10. Home Decor Gifts
If you have someone in your life 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. From vases to beautiful jewelry boxes to delicate plates, those French-inspired home decors below are the perfect Christmas home gifts.
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