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Paris gifts or Paris inspired gifts can bring a little cheer during a year when most people can only dream of arriving in Paris and purchasing their own hand-picked Paris souvenirs.
Sit back and enjoy this selection of Paris themed gifts. Dream a little, maybe in French, and bring some Paris into your everyday life.
1. Paris Gifts: Cook Up A Storm
2020 has been a year to up our game in the kitchen. Many countries ran out of flour in the spring as citizens were confined and headed to the kitchen to create gastronomic delights for their families. Get inspired with some new recipes and create a French feast.
2. Paris Souvenirs: Coffee Table Books
Sit Paris on your coffee table and as you go about your day (or possibly your Covid-19 confinement or re-confinement) glance towards Paris every now and then. When you have a few minutes, pick up your Paris gift, put on some French music, maybe a little Serge Gainsbourg, and float towards the Seine.
3. Paris Travel: The Ultimate Parisian Themed Gift For The Francophile
It has been a tough year. 2020 is one for the books. Lots of people would love to be travelling somewhere right now. Many Francophiles are missing the City of Light dreadfully. Order a Paris gift for the Francophile that you know and see if these books can bring them a little comfort and inspiration.
4. Paris Gifts: A Taste Of Paris At Home
Who wouldn’t like a little Paris at home? Framed prints and throw cushions are a homemakers go-to when adding some charm on the homefront.
5. Paris Souvenirs: Famous Tea
Did you know that the world famous tea house Mariage Fréres was founded in Paris in 1854? There are currently seven shop locations in Paris. Mark it on your agenda for your next visit here.
Kusmi Tea has its origins in Russia but during the Russian Revolution, the brand moved to Paris in 1917.
6. Parisian Themed Gift: Stationery
Notebooks, cards, sticky notes and notepads can bring a smile throughout the day with a little memory of a place you love, (ummm… Paris) or a city you plan to visit.
7. Paris Gifts: France In Your Kitchen
Tea towels, placemats and cloth napkins can easily add a bit of French flair to your kitchen. Take your pick. I love le Coq!
8. Tasty Macarons: Feel Like You’re Standing In A Pâtisserie
Macarons get their own section. Period. These little bites of heaven are a Parisian delicacy available everywhere. On your next visit have some fun and taste test macarons around the city! Sorry I can’t send the real deal!
9. Paris Souvenirs: Feminine Scents
I know I said in this post that Paris smells of urine. It does. But it also carries the dreamy feminine scent of perfume. Just walk behind someone in Saint-Germain or Le Marais. Inhale.
Next visit why not visit some of the perfume boutiques where the liquid gold is handcrafted…
10. And Especially For The Ladies
French lingerie is no secret. I swear every second store in Paris is a lingerie boutique and the big department stores have entire floors dedicated to lingerie.
Here are some French brand names to explore: Simone Perele, (I bought one of her bras in the July sales!), Audabe, Chantelle, and Maison Lejaby. Slip on your new French bra and walk down the street like you are living in Paris.
11. Paris Themed Gifts: Miscellaneous
And a few more ideas to bring Paris to where ever you are in the world today. Don a beret with your Mona Lisa socks and smile. Life is good. Or as they say in French, “La vie est belle!”
12. Think Positive: Book A Tour
This might get the Francophile in your life super excited.
I hope you found a little Parisian joy with these Paris gifts, for you or the Francophile in your life!
Until next time,