Christmas is almost upon us (yay!) and if you are anything like me, one of the joys of Christmas is tracking down just the right gifts for my loved ones.
One of the reasons I’m so excited to be visiting Europe right now is the fact that I will get to do much of my Christmas shopping here. (As an aside, yes, we’ve made it safely to the other side of the world and we are having a wonderful time already – the pics will start coming soon).
Personally, I find fellow francophiles incredibly easy to buy for…but I know not everyone finds it so simple.
To help you find the perfect gift for your favourite francophile, I’ve popped together another list of gift ideas for francophiles.
I hope you find it super helpful!
A few for the girls:
- A voucher from a boutique that stocks French lingerie. Every girl likes to spoil herself.
- A shopping trip where the two of you pick out and you buy her perfect red lipstick. Or if you know she already has a favourite shade pick it up for her. A fresh tube will always be appreciated.
- A scarf in a block colour that suits your lucky gift recipient. Make sure the scarf has a bit of length about it…I go into the reasons this is important here.
A couple for the homemaker:
- A pair of French linen pillow slips. Delicious!
- A French themed calendar I have a friend who gifts me a calendar every year and every year I just adore it.
A few for the foodies:
- Le Crueset cookware. A cast iron casserole remains on my own wish list, but any of the colourful cookware will work. You could even pick up a coffee mug or an egg cup as a stocking filler or Kris Kringle gift.
- Opinel knives. Beautifully made, these French knives make easy work of slicing and dicing.
- French linen tea towels. A must in any kitchen.
- French herbs and spices, if you can track them down.
A couple for the traveller:
- A Longchamp Le Pliage bag. The stylish shape and the fact that they fold up make these well known bags very handy for anyone on the road.
- Maps, guide books and the like. Things change and there is always something new for even the most seasoned traveller to learn.
And some for the language learner:
- A one-on-one session (or sessions) with a tutor. It’s amazing how quickly French language skills can progress with a little individual attention.
- French flash cards. Handy for every age and stage.
Nothing leaping out at you on this list? Then don’t forget check out our original list of gift ideas for francophiles here.
Do you have any go to gift ideas for francophiles? If so, please help us all out by sharing them in the comments below.
And until next time – au revoir.
Please note – This is an unsolicited post and no compensation of any kind has been received from the brands named in this post.