Do you have someone in your life who is looking for something special to add to their collection of French or Parisian-inspired knick-knacks, keepsakes, books, or fashion? That is what Frenchie Finds is all about, a gift guide to help you with all le shopping! And I have French-themed gifts that any Francophile will love!
Get a gift that will instantly transport them (because a trip to Paris is not likely in the cards!), adding an air of sophistication and nostalgia all at once. I am sharing some of my favorite French finds, authentically French products, and great ideas on where you can find one-of-a-kind French gifts sure to brighten up anyone's day!
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Whether you have a sister, mother, daughter, cousin, or amie who loves all things French or related to France, I've got a little something, something for you for this holiday season and every gifting season to come!
For the Home
Ah, the allure of French decor. There's something about it that just screams elegance, n'est-ce pas? If you're on the hunt for gifts for the home that will satisfy the cravings of your favorite Francophile, you're in luck. There are plenty of ways to add a touch of Frenchiness to any abode! The possibilities for adding a little bit of French charm to any maison are endless!
This French-influenced tableware brand does beautiful work. You can find their collections on Amazon, but not this particular series.
Bon Appetit Napkins
It's funny Mr. Misadventures and I both mailed the link to these to each other on the same day, these are so cute, I could not resist!
Make sure your fromage keeps all its funky goodness by storing it in this cheese box that allows your precious cargo to breathe.
Who doesn't want the smell of fresh-baked croissants in their home? This soy candle burns 40-50 hours and comes in a beautiful jar.
Bon Appetit Metal Sign
We have one of these in our kitchen and I just love it! Turn any kitchen into a cuisine with this adorable wall hanging which comes in a couple different colors.
Julia Child French Cooking Art Print
Celebrate the impact that chef Julia Child had on the world with this whimsical print. The style of this historic illustration is charming and elegant.
Am I French Yet? Pillow
This is a great addition to a white sofa and goes well with gold accents. Looks great as part of a Paris-themed room or as a chair pillow.
Handmade Gingham (Vichy) Mugs
The perfect mug to start any Francophiles day. These are made in small batches in South Africa and come in three Vichy-print colors.
If you're looking for gifts to give the Francophile in your life, why not select something fashion-savvy with a French twist? From classic French-inspired looks to ensembles that evoke “je ne sais quoi” vibes, there plenty of stylish items are available to thrill all levels of Frenchies without needing a trip to France.
J.Crew Marie Marot
A beautiful new nautical collection from French designer Marie Marot featuring lots of navy and white in this full capsule line.
Metro Flat Crossbody
Bleu, blanc et ROUGE, in this case, cherry the fun new color from MZ Wallace available in many of their bags including this crossbody.
Jute farmers market basket bag
The perfect market bag with two long handles, an adjustable closure, and interior cotton lining for all your purchases.
Anything from Sézanne Essentials
Born in Paris and crafted using the expertise of the best ateliers Sezanne has timeless pieces that build a solid French wardrobe.
Is your friend or family an avid reader who loves all things French? Are they ready to take a leisurely stroll down the Seine with their favorite Francophile reads in hand? Whether they are looking for something inspiring, beautiful, or educational – there is a new book on the market just waiting to be explored, always a great gift!
If your friend or family member loves all things French, then you know that nothing quite compares to the feeling of creating your own perfect little Parisienne oasis right in their own home. Here are a few items that are parfait!
A Bakery in Paris
A captivating historical novel set in nineteenth-century and post–World War II Paris follows two fierce women of the same family, generations apart, who find that their futures lie in the four walls of a simple bakery in a tiny corner of Montmartre.
The Paris Assignment
Londoner Madeleine Grant is studying at the Sorbonne in Paris when she marries charismatic French journalist Giles Martin. As they raise their son, Olivier, they hold on to a tenuous promise for the future. Until the thunder of war sets off alarms in France.
Andrew Martin's entertaining study of the Parisian underground. He takes us on a tour of Paris, both under and overground, as he charts the history of the Paris Métro. A constant tour of Paris, both underground and over.
Will There Be Wine?
It is a romcom about the dating misadventures of an expat American divorcee in Paris. Think Emily in Paris, but for an older, more mature crowd with sharper wit, more realism, and more depth. Written by an American expat in Paris who knows her stuff!
In French Blooms, Sandra Sigman shares the distinct design principles she learned from her favorite Parisian florist, and offers tutorials, with images and instructions for creating French-inspired arrangements for different areas of the home.
Good Night, Irene
A wonderful historical fiction set in WWII including France, Good Night, Irene details the lives of women who joined the American Red Cross to become Donut Dollies. It is a celebration of Luis Alberto Urrea's own mother's experiences.
Go beyond the ordinary with this charming and sophisticated travelogue, guidebook, and coffee table keepsake—filled with spectacular color photography and detailed insights—that showcases Paris’s stunning beauty and hidden gems.
The Paris Daughter
A historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation in Paris. A powerful exploration of the depths of a mother's love and the impossible choices that must be made during times of war.
The Beasts of Paris
Paris in 1870, three wandering souls find themselves in a city set to descend into war. Each keeps company with the restless beasts of Paris' Menagerie.
The Paris Agent
A moving historical fiction novel written with dual intertwining timelines; one set during WWII in France following 2 female SOE operatives and the other set in 1970 England.
The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre
An orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris this story blends secret service and fashion along with romance and some real-life historical characters.
This book follows one young artist from his homeland across the world (including France) to retrieve a stolen wooden tiger in an engrossing adventure.
The Four Corners of the Heart
Now in English! From the internationally bestselling author of Bonjour Tristesse comes the surprise publication of a novel she never finished—and a story that evokes her greatest works. This undiscovered manuscript by Françoise Sagan was shepherded by Denis Westhoff, Sagan’s son from her second marriage, who took on her estate and has chosen to fight for the posterity of her life’s work.
The book wittily dissects the romantic lives of its characters in a love triangle. It is unfinished so that may be frustrating to you, but if you are a Sagan fan you will enjoy it!
The Paris Deception
A novel about art theft and forgery in Nazi-occupied Paris, and two brave women who risk their lives rescuing looted masterpieces from Nazi destruction.
Embrace the joy of Paris wherever you live. An insider's look at the secrets of everything from cheese etiquette to how to host an apéro from an American expat.
A great summer read, La Vie, According to Rose is the perfect escape for anyone who feels the tug of wanderlust and longs to book the flight… especially to Paris!
Don't be a Tourist
Not new but Messy Nessy did recently update this bible for visiting tours through the eyes who has a very unique perspective on Paris, and Vanessa Grall is definitely THAT!
Beauty & Self-Care
Shopping for beauty and self-care gifts for your Francophile friends is a great way to bring a bit of Parisian elegance into their lives without traveling to France. These high-quality products not only look beautiful but will also make the recipient feel absolutely pampered – a true “bien être” experience!
Also, for a bit of self-care feel free to gift a bottle of French wine anytime. It pairs well with taking some time to take some time!
Petal Bouche Matte Lipstick
Inspired by Violette’s visits to the rose gardens at Jardin Bagatelle in Paris, Petal Bouche Amour Fou lipstick is iconically French.
Glossier Balm Dotcom
An ultra-hydrating lip balm with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish dry lips —in several fun flavors. Ultra-hydrating and vegan.
French Girl Beauty Products
100% natural beauty products. They care about their environmental impact and have a fair trade, cruelty-free supply chain.
Ageless Beauty: The French Way
Not a beauty product per se, but something every Francophile who wants to know all the French beauty secrets will want to read.
For Les Enfants
If you're looking for gift ideas for the children in your life, there are so many fun and unique options available. You'll find it hard not to be inspired by these adorable products designed with French culture in mind.
Paris the Poodle Stuffed Animal
Featuring soft, curly fur in a beautiful pink hue, this huggable Paris poodle plush is sure to be loved by every little one. Oh, la, la, and ruff!
Kids Book: Vivienne in Paris
This book follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her senses than Paris?
Habbi Habbi French Starter Set
The easiest way to start your kids on French – without the screen! Just turn on the Wand and tap – anywhere. They will learn quickly!
American Girl: French Souvenir Set
You can turn any American Girl into a French tourist with this adorable souvenir kit with a bag, passport, postcards, and a baguette included!
How about you? Any unique French gifts that you would buy? Have French gift ideas that should be included? Have something that caught your eye that you think is perfect for a Francophile? Do share!
Author Bio: Andi Fisher
I have been a Francophile since I was 18 when my family visited Paris for the first time and I fell in love with the City of Light. I am constantly on the hunt for new things to buy to make my life and home un petit peu more Frenchie!