Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or a birthday treat, there are plenty of excellent French-inspired goodies you can buy wherever you are in the world. For a truly authentic French gift, you need to look beyond the tourist traps. To give you an idea of what you should be giving your France-obsessed loved ones this year, here are some of our favorite French gift ideas.
France has a long and impressive heritage of creating some of the world’s most famous scents, from Chanel to Jean Paul Gaultier. So what better way for your loved one to pretend they’re on the catwalk than by smelling like a supermodel?
Since the country is home to some of the most famous philosophers to ever ponder the meaning of life, like Voltaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir, a book of French philosophy can be a fabulous present.
What’s more French than a bottle of Champagne? Show someone you love them with a taste of France’s most famous tipple – straight from the region that gave it its name. There are a whole host of world-famous names to choose from when picking your bottle. However, be aware that prices can vary substantially between brands, all the way up to the exclusive Dom Pérignon. It is also the perfect way to toast a celebration!
If you’re looking for the best gift to complement all that great French Champagne, then look no further than an oyster knife. The French love their oysters – so much so, in fact, that there are even festivals devoted to them. To prise open these delicious morsels, the locals use good-quality knives to shuck them.
Nothing says French desserts quite like a crêpe, and the perfect pan can help create these delicacies at home. You have plenty of options when it comes to choosing the pan; from non-stick saucepans to kitchen-sized electric griddles similar to those seen on the streets of Paris in winter.
Dinner isn’t over in France until the cheese has appeared on the table. Brie, Camembert, Emmental, Roquefort… There's cheese for every taste and occasion. However, what better way to help a cheese-lover enjoy all these wonderful French cheeses than by gifting them their very own cheese board? These boards come in all shapes and sizes, typically either wooden or slate in nature.
In My French Country Home Magazine you will find up to 78 other french gift ideas on page 85. Grab your magazine here https://www.tebep.com/product-page/my-french-country-home-the-magazine and start exploring.