Updated June 2019

“There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.” Ernest Hemingway

We all have this one friend. The one that is all about Paris, that will correct your poor attempt to pronounce Croissant correctly, that most likely prefers wine over beer and is basically french – inside.

If you are searching for the perfect Paris inspired gifts for her (or him!), you will very soon stumble upon kitsch plastic Eiffel Towers and low quality Paris labeled canvas bag – in short: things that are absolutely not Paris. But don’t worry, we put together a Paris inspired gift guide for gift ideas that your friend will thank you for. Authentic french brands, items and Paris must haves that will bring Paris home to you friend – or make them book the next flight.

Here you go, the best Paris themed gifts:


50+ Paris themed gifts – great ideas for everyone


High Quality Tea from Paris


Occitane – The Nr.1 brand if you need french gift ideas

A very famous french brand for parfums, cremes and shower gels – it known to be from Provence but it’s a brand that is omnipresent in Paris and that just smells SO GOOD! Personal advice: the Occitane Verbena series is very nice – it’s lemony and fresh fragrance is like a summer vacation in the south of France. Click here for more products from Occitane. Occitane is also a  good option if you don’t know what to get from Paris for yourself – just visit one of their stores and I am sure you find yourself a little gift from Paris.

If you search a Paris gifts for “him” – Occitane has products for men as well!


Fashion for Paris lovers


Paris decoration ideas: prints

If you can’t go to Paris, bring Paris home! Paris themes art is a nice gift for Paris lovers and everyone who likes french themed room decor. If you want it classy, check out the framed Paris prints below:

Candles – the universal Paris present

You can’t do much wrong with candles – especially not if they coming from a nice Parisian brand.


Illustrated books about Paris


Paris Travel Guides

Guides are THE best gift for someone traveling to Paris, the classic amongst the Paris themed gift ideas! Especially the Paris walking guide is worth to bring along when traveling to Paris – the city is extremely great to explore by feet  and offering a walking guide of Paris makes sure your friend is not missing the hidden gems. The newest addition to the best Paris walking guides is “Paris in stride: an insider’s walking guide” and a must have lecture for every Paris fan!


Fun stuff – Paris gift ideas for everyone

Paris related gifts don’t need to be always fancy – we have fun ideas, too!


Macarons .. it’s all about Macarons!

If you’re friend loves cooking as much as Paris, then something related to Macarons are the best french themed gifts. What about a book about the famous Macaron from Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?


Lampe Berger – the classic french fragrance lamp


Paris themed gifts for babies and toddlers

Petit Bateau is THE french brand when it comes to baby and toddler wear. The quality is really nice (experienced mom talking here) and the designs are typically french: classy and simple. Check more items from Petit Bateau here.

Don’t be surprised if you find in this list a Parfum. This is not a mistake but something that is actually a thing in France: Baby fragrance! Especially “Tartine et Chocolat” from Givenchy..  It seems odd, I know.. but honestly: it smells so freaking good – like a baby!

As known for babies as Petit Bateau is Sophie la Giraffe. Sophie is the evergreen amongst the french baby gifts. It’s the must have item for every french baby – basically, you can’t have a baby in France without having a Sophie as well – if you are not buying one yourself, you will get one as a present for sure.


Paris gifts for foodies 


For bookworms – Novels that are set in Paris

The classic novel that plays in Paris is surely from Ernest Hemingway “A Movable Feast”. If your Paris loving friend is more up for crime, I can warmly recommend the books from Fred Vargas. Her novel “Have mercy on us all” is the first part of a series about the Parisian  Commissaire Adamsberg and his quirky and suspenseful cases. Click HERE to see all books from Fred Vargas!


French Mustard – top idea for gift baskets!

Are you packing a Paris themed gift basket or are your searching a present for a friend that likes french gourmet food? Original french mustards and cornichons are THE perfect gift! Check out the full range of french treads from Maille or jump directly to their gift section


Paris gift ideas for kids .. and everyone!

Are your kids traveling to Paris soon or do you need a little something to remind them to a past trip? Check out our ideas to keep those memories vivid! Also, if you are preparing an upcoming trip, check here to find our Top 10 activities in Paris for kids post!


Paris themed stationary


Traditional French Candies

Are you thinking about packing a Paris gift basket? French candies shouldn’t be missing! But you can also add gourmet salt sel de fleur, some classic french jam from bonne maman, and pastries from St Michel.



A movie about Paris is the perfect gif to to get your friend in the right Paris mood. Great for every Paris lover and also for everyone who likes to have a bit of Paris home.


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No matter if you search unique french themed gift ideas, ideas for your french themed gift basked or the best gift for someone traveling to france: with our guide about french gifts you can be sure to find the best present for everyone loving pairs

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