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Gift Ideas for Francophiles

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Gift Ideas for Francophiles


If the person you are shopping for loves all things French, this list of gift ideas should have you covered! There is even now a subscription box dedicated to just discoveries from France!

Savon Soap

Savon de Marseille Hand Soap – $18

While hand soap typically isn’t a luxe gift – this Savon De Marseille soap is truly special – and it comes in five different scents to choose from.

Paris Pastry Club

Paris Pastry Club – $22

Paris Ornament

Paris Orb Glass Ornament – $10.50

There are quite a few Eiffel Tower ornaments out there – but this sparkly one is the most unique one I’ve come across!


Eiffel Tower Ring Holder – $19

Perfect for holding rings and other trinkets!

French Box

French Box Subscription – $66 for 3 months, $126 for 6 months

You can’t go wrong with this gift – each month your recipient will receive a mix of beauty, food and lifestyle items straight from France! And the packaging will make it feel like opening a gift every month! (Check out my reviews of past French Boxes to see what you can expect with this subscription)


Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott Macarons – $40

A classic parisian treat – these macarons ship with dry ice to arrive fresh!


NUXE Love From Paris Gift Set – $49

This natural skincare line from Franch includes deluxe samples of their day cream, eye cream and dry oil. (A $95 value)

Paris Mug

Paris Mug – $10

I love the illustration on this mug – plus it is microwave and dishwasher safe!

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life – $13


Parisian Memento Earrings – $13

Paris I Love You Candle

Paris I Love You Candle – $29.50

I love decorative candles like these because once you burn down the candle, it’s a stoneware container to keep pens and pencils, makeup brushes, etc.

Paris Necklace

Paris 24K Gold Plated Necklace – $150

Williams Sonoma

Classic Plain Croissants, Set of 15 – $40

These ship frozen to stay fresh. I got them for my mom’s birthday a few years ago and she loved them. Since they were already frozen, she kept them in the freezer and was able to enjoy them for a month!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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  1. I’m loving your Holiday gift guides that you have put together. You have really given me some great gift ideas. Looking forward to seeing more ideas.

    • Thanks so much – I’m having fun making them! 🙂

  2. The mug on Pottery barn is now marked down to $8 and if you sign up for email they give 10% off. I just ordered 3 one for me and 2 for gifts for $23 FREE shipping. Nice 🙂

  3. My stepmother has the Savon De Marseille Hand Soap in Verbena, and is smells like the pump soap in public bathrooms. I hope the other fragrances smell nicer.

  4. So, if any of the gourmet sub. services are checking in to the site, I wanted to voice my great desire for a macaron subscription box! I LOVE them, and can’t really afford to purchase them from internet sites, and my small town doesn’t have a bakery with that type of pastry available! I could however spring $20 to $25 a month to subscribe to a macaron subscription service! I see so many promos for food boxes that use pictures of macarons, but have never actually received one in a sub box. The Goodies sub box (from WalMart a few years back) got me to sign up because the pic used in their ad was of French macarons…..imagine my disappoint when I received a box of health food instead! I would love, love, love to also see a French pastry sub box. I think Orange Glad could pull this off awesomely if Novembers Sweet Box is any indication of what they are capable of!

    • I second this motion! 🙂

  5. Liz: great gift ideas! – more ideas: I’ve been seeing a lot of planners, calendars and simple note books with the eifel tower. L’occitaine has limited edition fragrances out now.

  6. Jet Set Candy has super cute travel-themed jewelry, although the France-related pieces aren’t nearly as cute as, e.g., the UK ones.

  7. Thanks for the list! Huge fan of the French Box! And the Nuxe dry oil is an everyday staple 🙂

  8. If you click on the links, you’ll see that the Paris mug, for instance, is from Pottery Barn.
    I believe that Liz kindly put this collection together just to help us with our Christmas shopping.
    On that note, what about us English ex-pats, longing for a taste of home? Hint, hint.

    • I second that! I would love a list for Anglophiles!

  9. These are just gift ideas. I don’t believe any of these items have been featured in the French box, not that I can remember anyway

  10. I’m a bit confused are ALL these item in the French box or are they individual gift ideas?

    • They are all individual gift ideas, including the French Box subscription as a possible gift idea. Sorry for the confusion!

  11. Oh that mug is too cute!

    • yes I want that mug for myself!!

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