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20 Fabulous Gifts for Lovers of All Things France

20 Fabulous Gifts for Lovers of All Things France

best french gifts for francophiles

Here are 20 fabulous French gifts for Francophiles. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift or a birthday present, in today’s article I’ve put together the ultimate Francophile gift guide.

Being French, I have selected some truly unique and authentic French gifts —most of them are made in France. Each item is classic and timeless from chic clothing and jewelry to beauty products and fragrances to pieces for the home. Also, this gift guide features some of my favorite brands that I have shopped for and shared throughout the year.

With a little bit of everything appealing to a wide range of tastes, I hope you’ll find the perfect French gift for your family and friends —or treat yourself. So whether you’re looking for gift ideas for her, for him (or just for yourself), read on to see my selection of truly fabulous gifts for lovers of all things France.

Top photo: @emilytaubert Place Vendôme Van Cleef / Cartier

20 Fabulous Gifts for Francophiles

Browse Leonce’s ultimate guide to the best French gifts for Francophiles on the LTK App here.

1. A Breton striped top a.k.a. la Marinière

The Breton striped top, also known as “la marinière”, is probably one of the most classic pieces you can have in your wardrobe. It’s the ideal gift for the Francophile in your life (whether man or woman).

Leonce’s top pick of the best Marinières:

2. A beautiful pair of leather gloves

Consider opting for this gorgeous pair of Agnelle Stud-embellished leather gloves. Four generations of craftsmanship lie behind the French brand Agnelle.

3. A stylish French hat

From wool fedora hats and berets and beanies, these hats listed below are both stylish and warm and will make the perfect gift for your favorite Francophile.

Leonce’s top pick of the best French hats:

4. The cult-favorite Longchamp Le Pliage bag

In 1993, Longchamp launched Le Pliage; an incredibly lightweight and durable bag making it the perfect travel accessory or daily-use bag. You can either opt for Le Pliage in a travel bag or in shoulder bag format.

5. A luxurious skincare discovery set

I do think there is nothing better than a luxurious skincare discovery set as a gift. This is one of my go-to gift options for anyone on my list.

Consider opting for this Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Discovery Skincare Set or this Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream Discovery Set.

6. A Parisian jewel

I love this gorgeous Gold, sapphire & diamond ring by Paris-born designer Anissa Kermiche. For more affordable options, I highly recommend one of my favorite Parisian jewelry labels: Elise Tsikis.

7. A timeless carré de soie Hermès

There is nothing more iconic than a carré de soie or a silk scarf from the Parisian luxury brand Hermès. I do think it’s one of the best gift options for a mother or grandmother.

8. A classic black leather bag

A black leather cross-body bag can be the perfect day bag to fit all of our essentials, a sophisticated evening bag, or our best companion to travel. That’s why it’s one of the best gifts for any Francophile on your list (or just for yourself)!

Leonce’s top pick of the best cross-body bags:

9. An iconic red lipstick

10. A pair of chic sneakers

Since sneakers no longer carry the casual, lazy day stigma they did in the past, now, a simple pair of white sneakers can look stylish whatever your look. It’s one of the best gift ideas for your Francophile friend, whether man or woman!

Leonce’s top pick of the best sneakers:

11. A timeless French fragrance

I recommend this Diptyque Discovery Set of 5 Best Selling Eaux de Toilette (unisex) if you don’t know how to choose a perfume for a gift.

Here are a few of my favorite French perfumes that I love and that I’m sure will please anyone on your list:

12. A luxurious silk-satin pajama

Treat someone or yourself to this gorgeous Frame x Ritz silk-stain pajama shirt and pants. If you want to add a little extra you can even match your pajama to your eye mask and velvet slippers.

13. A scented candle to transport you to Paris

Consider opting for this Diptyque 3 Small Candle Gift Set or 2 Classic Candle Gift Set if you’re not sure how to choose a scented candle for a gift.

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Here are a few of my favorite scented candles that I love and that I’m sure will please anyone on your list:

14. A French coffee table book

Whether you place them in a library or a living room, the best coffee table books live in your home forever while expanding your horizons far beyond. I’ve rounded up for you the most inspiring French coffee table books to gift.

Leonce’s top pick of the best coffee table books:

15. A decorative bust très Français

I just love these Trudon bust candles! These are the perfect decorative objects to add to your fireplace mantel. Trudon Louis XIV and Napoléon busts are the ideal gifts for any Francophile passionate about the History of France.

16. An exceptional set of crystal tumblers

This is one of the best gift ideas for any Francophile on your list (especially for men). Consider opting for this Baccarat Tiara Old Fashion Tumblers (set of 2) or this Saint Louis Primo Crystal Tumblers (set of 2). Made in France.

17. A premium enameled French oven (“une cocotte”)

This is the perfect gift for any Francophile on your list who absolutely loves French cuisine and gastronomy. A Staub Enameled Cast Iron French Oven and a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven are the perfect gifts for any aspiring Chef.

18. A cookbook from a famous French Chef

Here is my edit of the best cookbooks and pastry books from the most famous French Chefs. I’ve selected them for both their mouthwatering recipes and easy-to-follow instructions, and geared for amateur home chefs or more experienced pâtissiers.

19. A gift box of luxurious French tea

A gift box of luxurious French tea like this Mariage Freres International Paris Tea Time Gift Set and Kusmi Tea The Collection Gift Box is one of the best gifts for anyone on your list.

20. A Chef Sommelier wine accessory set

This Chef Sommelier® Corkscrew Set and this 7-Piece Oeno Collection Still & Sparkling Wine Accessory Set make the perfect gifts for those who are serious about wine.

Et voilà! I hope this ultimate gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for your favorite Francophile friend or something for yourself!

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  • I did a mental check list of what I actually have off this list as I read through it and it cheered me up no end to realise I have more than half of these things and should appreciate and value what I have rather than concentrating on what I have not got! I feel very French today (I’m British).

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