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Updated November 2020 

“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 to 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 right to your friend’s home – or make them book the next flight.

Here you go, the best Paris themed gifts:

 

75+ Paris gifts – great ideas for everyone

 

High-Quality Tea from Paris

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Kusmi and Mariage Frères are 2 of the most valued french tea brands when it comes to exclusive high-quality tea. Both tea manufacturers are looking back on a long tradition and are producing tea for more than 150 years. If your friend appreciates quality tea, this is a perfect gift!

French Breakfast TeaKusmi Wellness TeasMarco Polo Black Tea
French Gifts Gifts from Paris - Kusmi Tea

Mariage Frère - a classic gift for Paris Fans
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L’Occitane – The Nr.1 brand if you need french gift ideas

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L’Occitane  (pronounce lox-ee-tahn) is a famous french brand for fragrances, cremes, and shower gels. It is known to be from Provence but it’s a brand that is omnipresent in Paris and that just smells SO GOOD!

French gift ideas - occitane

I personally love, love, LOVE the L’Occitane verveine series – it’s a lemony fresh fragrance,  like a summer vacation in the south of France. Click here for more products from L’Occitane. L’Occitane is also a  good option if you don’t know what to get as a Souvenir from Paris for yourself – just visit one of their stores and I am sure you find yourself a little gift from Paris.

But L’Occitane is not only great if you search for french gift for her, but they also have some nice if you need french gifts for him!

If you search French gifts for “him” – L’Occitane has products for men as well!

L’Occitane Discovery KitVerveine Shower GelHand Creme Classics

French Gifts from Paris

Occitane is a great gift for paris lovers
My personal favorite!
Occitane Handcreme French Gifts  - french themed gifts for her
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Longchamp le Pliage – the cult bag from Paris

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If you are visiting Les Galeries Lafayette and come across a big queue and security guards, you are probably close to the famous Longchamp store. It’s a top tip amongst the Parisian gifts. It’s a must-have for many Parisians and Paris lovers alike: the cult bag Longchamp le Pliage

The ClassicLongchamp BackpackExpandable Travel Bag

The most classic of the kult bags from Longchamp - paris gifts for her

Paris Gift

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Lampe Berger – the classic French fragrance lamp

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Chances are high that you never heard of a Lampe Berger (pronounced “lamp ber-zjay”). A Lampe Berger is a luxury air purifier and perfuming lamp of very high quality. It’s pretty much a French thing that only slowly becoming popular outside France.

Offering a Lampe Berger means offering something very exclusive. The fragrances are amazing by the way. I have a Lampe Berger myself and can testify that it eliminates all bad smells within an instant.

Lampe BergerCar DiffuserFragrance Diffuser 

Paris Gifts
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Paris gifts lampe berger

 

gifts from paris - a Lampe berger is a classic under the paris items

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Paris decoration ideas: Wall art

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If you can’t go to Paris, bring Paris home! Themed wall 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:

Paris Vintage MapAir France Vintage PosterFramed Metro Plan

Paris wall art

Vintage Poster from Paris

 

Poster from PAris

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Paris and France Accessories

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Silk ScarfBeret Hat“Emily in Paris” Phone Case

almost like Hermes - silk scarf from Paris

the most classic amongst the paris related gifts - a beret

 

Emily in Paris Gift

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Candles – the universal Paris present

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You can’t do much wrong with candles – especially not if they’re coming from a nice Parisian brand. Candles are a great gift idea if you can’t think of anything real or if the beloved person has kinda everything already. Offering Paris themed candles is not random though – you know they like Paris, so it’s still very personalized and thoughtful 🙂

Paris Vintage CandleLuxury Candle from Rigaurd ParisParis Candle from White Bard

Paris Candle

Paris Candle - a nice idea if you search for french inspired gifts

 

Gift for Paris Fans

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Gifts for Wine Lovers

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Electric Wine AeratorCountertop Wine CoolerWine Accessories Set

Gift for Winelovers

Mini Wine Cooler - Best France GIft

Wine Set - Gift Idea 
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Paris’ coffee table books

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Coffee table books are always nice to give and to receive. The item itself is beautiful. However, nothing works better to revoke memories than amazing photos – or to increase anticipation! The perfect gift for someone who loves Paris – and books!

Paris in ColorChanel – Collections & CreationsParis’ Creative Heart

Paris Coffee Table Book

Paris Chanel Book - Fashion lovers

Paris Books - Great Paris Gifts

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Paris Travel Guides

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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 bringing 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!

Rick Stevens: 2020Paris in StrideNational Geographic – Walking Paris

Rick Stevens Paris Guide - gifts for someone going to Paris2020 Edition!

PAris in Stride - Nice book for everyone traveling to Paris

Walking Guide for Paris from National Geographic
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French Kitchen Utensils and Aids 

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Quality Cheese KnifesCocotte – Le CreusePeugeot Pepper Mill

Cheese Knives for Paris Lovers

Cooking like a French Chef - This Cocotte from LeCreuse is a great gift for French Food Lovers

Highclass Peppermill from Peugeot
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Paris gifts for men

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Searching for french gifts for men is often a bit tricky, but I found a few Paris related gifts “for him” that will certainly be a success!

L’Occitane Shower Gel Laguiole Handmade Steak KnivesParis Socks

Paris Gifts for Men - L'Occitane Shower Gel

Gift for France Lovers

funny gift for Paris Fans
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Paris coloring books – a Paris gift idea to relax and dream

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Colouring books for adults are very popular. From my own experience, I can confirm that it’s very relaxing to have something handy to do, focus on lines and colors, and forget about everything else. A nice idea if you are searching Parisian themed gifts for creative friends.

Emily in Paris Coloring BookCats in Paris Coloring BookMindfulness Coloring Book

Gift for Emily in Paris - Emily in Paris Gift IDeas

PAris and Cats

Paris Coloring Book

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Fun stuff – Paris gift ideas for everyone

Paris related gifts don’t need to be always fancy – we have fun ideas, too! Not funny enough? Click here to see even funnier gift ideas!

Paris Lego SkylineParis CupFrench Language Playing Cards

Paris Lego

Paris Cup funny present Idea - gifts for french lovers

French playing cards
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Paris gift ideas for kids

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Are your kids traveling to Paris soon or do you need a little something to remind them of a past trip? Check out our ideas to keep those memories vivid!

If you want to see what French kids are playing with, check out the beautiful toys from Moulin Roty

Parisiennes Tea SetEnchanted Fairy DollParis Puzzle
Paris christmas gift ideasFrench Toys - paris gifts for girl

Paris Puzzle 
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French Themed Gifts for Sport fans

For everyone interested in Sport, what about some merch from Roland Garros or Paris Saint Germain?

Roland Garros T-ShirtBoules SetMbappe Funko Pop

Roland Garros Tshirt

Typical French Gift - Boules Set

MBappe Funko Pop

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Paris and France Travel Guides for Kids

Kid travel guides are great to let a kid enjoy a city trip. Many of the adult activities are just… the average for kids, at best. If you plan to visit Paris with your children, kid guides are making a great gift!

Paris Scavenger HuntLonely Planet Kids: ParisFrance Kids Guide

Paris for Kids - Gift Ideas

Paris Travel guide for Children

France Guide for Children
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Paris themed gifts for babies and toddlers

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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 good – like a baby! I got the Givenchy fragrance offered when my children were babies and as soon as I get a whiff of it somewhere, it brings back so many sweet memories.

A French cult item for babies and toddlers is also 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.

Must-Have: Sophie!“Doudou”Petit Bateau Pyjama

Gift Idea for Babies - Sophie la Giraffe

Gift Idea for Babies from Paris

Gift Ideas for New Born
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Paris gifts for foodies 

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Chances are high that a Paris lover has also a strong affinity for food. Offering a French cookbook might be a bit old-fashioned in a time when you get great receipts on YouTube, but french cooking is very traditional, and learning French receipts from a cookbook is so way more classy than just checking a tutorial online. A great idea if you search gifts for people who love France!

Cheese TrayFleur de SelFrench Cook Books

Paris Lover Gift Idea

Fleur de Sel - Great idea for food lovers and also good for  gifts for france lovers

French Cooking Book 
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Macarons… it’s all about Macarons!

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

Macarons Baking SetBaking BookMacarons

Gift Idea for French Pastry Lovers

Paris Gift Idea

Macarons as gift for France lovers - parisian gift ideas
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A French gift basket …yummy!

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If you don’t know what to offer to your Paris loving friend, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a paris themed gift basket. Never.

Chocolat BonnatA Complete Gift BasketFrench Mustard from Maille

French Gift Ideas
(My husband’s favorite!)

French Gift Basket - Gift Idea for France Lovers

Maille Mustard - good idea for France Fans

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Paris themed stationery and scrapbooking supplies

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If you are searching for a Paris related gift for a scrapbooking or stationery lover, there is SO much choice! The items below are my favorites!

Paris StickerParis 3D Pop Up CardPencil Cases

Paris Sticker Gift IDea

Birthday Gift for Paris Lovers

 

Paris Pencil Case for Paris Traveler

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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.

French MintsCarambar!Salted Caramels

Gift Idea for Francophile

Classic French Candy - Gift Idea for Kids

France gifts and ideas
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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 a 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!

Fred Vargas – Have Mercy On Us AllTatiana de Rosnay – Sarah’s KeyAnna Gavalda – Hunting and Gathering

Books for Paris Lovers

Books for France Lovers

One of my favorite books!

Books for Paris Traveler

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Movies about Paris

A movie about Paris is the perfect gift 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.

Paris2 Days in ParisMidnight in Paris

Movies for Paris Lovers

Movies for France lovers

Movie for Paris traveler - Midnight in Paris

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