Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Francophile in Your Life
The perfect gift for the Francophile in your life? Mais oui!
Chances are, you have at least one France-loving friend on your holiday shopping list.
Maybe they studied abroad for a semester in Lyon, can’t stop talking about the incredible wineries they visited in Bordeaux, or are obsessed with “la vie Parisienne.”
Whether it’s the culture, the history, the fashion, the food or simply the joie de vivre of French life, we’ve got lots of great gift ideas that are sure to delight the Francophile in your life.
1. French-Milled Soaps
Made in Marseille, these French-milled soaps are the perfect way to add a soupçon of daily luxury to your France-loving friend’s life. Not to mention the fact that they’re smoother than regular soaps, with a much creamier lather, and will last much longer as well!
2. French Christmas Tree Ornaments
Make it a très joyeux Noël for the francophile in your life with these très chic ornaments — including Louis XIV, the Mona Lisa, Champagne, Chanel No 5 and Madame Coco Chanel herself.
$9.99 and up
3. Couleur Nature Table Linens
Inspired by the lush gardens of the French countryside, these beautiful table linens from France’s Couleur Nature have been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and more.
Available as tablecloths, table runners and placemats, each piece is hand-printed by a skilled artisan, resulting in an exquisite array of designs and exceptionally crafted pieces.
Tablecloths, $168.99 and up
Table runners, $74.99 and up
Placemats, $14.99 each
4. French Tapestry Pillows
Since first getting these gorgeous tapestry cushions in last year, keeping them in stock has definitely been a challenge!
And it’s easy to see why — each pillow is made in Europe in the French “Gobelin” style — woven and finished on a jacquard loom with 100% cotton thread. Come see us in store to browse the full selection.
5. Mon Ami Heirloom Dolls
These adorable dolls from Mon Ami make a fantastic addition to a nursery and are a great keepsake gift for any little ones in your life. Come see us in store to shop the full range!
$47.99 and up
6. Lalique “Champs Elysée” Table Lamp
This is the big one — and for those in the know, it’s simply referred to as a “Lalique.”
René Lalique was a French jewellery designer and master glassmaker, and a driving force in the Art Deco movement.
His signature style of contrasted clear and frosted glass can be seen in a host of luxury settings of his day — from the lighting columns and chandeliers on the French luxury liner Normandie to the perfume bottles of François Coty.
Today, his pieces continue to be highly sought after, and this stunning Lalique “Champs Elysée” table lamp, circa 1957, is no exception. The way the light shines through the purity of the crystal creates ever-changing reflections, making every piece unique.
Come see us in store for more holiday gift ideas
These are just some of the amazing gift ideas we have in store. Come visit us in person to browse the full selection!