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This guide about Paris gifts was updated on the 26th of January 2023 by Lena
If you are looking for inspiration for the perfect Paris themed gifts that are not coming with an imprinted Eiffel Tower, look no further. I put together this guide full of beautiful Paris gift ideas that your loved one will adore.
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 – on the inside.
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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 bags – in short: things that are absolutely not Paris.
But don’t worry, we put together this Paris themed gift guide with plenty of 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.
55+ Paris gifts – great ideas for everyone
Here you go, the best Paris themed gifts for everyone who searches for gifts for someone who loves Paris.
High-Quality Tea from Paris
→ Click here to see all teas from Paris!
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 a good cup of tea, this is a perfect gift!
French Breakfast Tea from Mariage Frères→ order on Amazon
Kusmi Tea Gift Set
L’Occitane – The Nr.1 of French Gift Ideas
→ see all products from L’Occitane here
L’Occitane (pronounce lox-ee-tahn) is a renowned French brand for fragrances, crèmes, and shower gels. It is known to be from Provence, but L’Occitane is omnipresent in Paris and that just smells SO GOOD!
Head to one of the L’Occitane stores is also a good idea 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.
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.
Verveine Shower Gel from L’Occitane
L’Occitane Hand Creme Trio
But L’Occitane is not only great if you search for a French gift for her, but they also have some nice products if you need french gifts for him!
If you are looking for French beauty products, follow this link to find the most iconic French Pharmacy Products and know where to buy them outside of France.
A Beautiful Book about Art hidden in Paris
If you are looking for a gorgeous present for a Paris and Art lover, then the new book “Art Hiding in Paris” by Lori Zimmer is a fantastic choice.
This book full of beautiful illustrations is a true treasure trove for hidden gems in Paris. Because only a few people realize it, but in Paris, you don’t find art only in the big museums. You have art all around you in Paris and very often it’s hidden even in public places!
With this book at hand, you know exactly where you need to look! And I am talking about artists like Delacroix, Picasso, and Cezanne! Art Hiding in Paris is a must-have for every Art lover who also loves Paris.
You can order the book “Art hiding in Paris” here
You can order the book “Art hiding in Paris” here
Longchamp le Pliage – the cult bag from Paris
→ Check all models from Longchamp here
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 among the Parisian gifts. It’s a must-have for many Parisians and Paris lovers alike: the cult bag Longchamp le Pliage
A Classic Longchamp Le Pliage
Lampe Berger Fragrance Lamp
→ Lampe Berger comes in many colors, click here to see the full range or read our Lampe Berger Buying Guide
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 mostly a French thing that only slowly becoming popular outside France.
Lampe Berger Starter Set
Offering a Lampe Berger means offering something very exclusive. The fragrances are wonderful, by the way. I have a Lampe Berger myself and can testify that it eliminates all bad smells within an instant.
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, see the framed Paris prints below:
Minimalistic Paris Skyline
Paris Vintage Map
Framed Vintage Paris Travel Poster
French Themed Gifts for Sport fans
For everyone interested in Sport, what about some merch from Roland Garros or Paris Saint Germain?
Mbappe Funko Pop
Paris themed gifts for babies and toddlers
→ Click here to see more ideas on what to gift a baby or toddler
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 perfume. 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 among 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 and France Accessories
→ find more Paris Accessories here
If you are looking for an Accessory to french-up your life, I’ve got you!
A Silk Scarf
A Beret Hat
Even though a Beret Hat might sound like a cliché, it is not. Many French women are wearing a beret in Paris and you find them in many stores.
“Emily in Paris” Phone Case
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 really, or if the beloved person has everything already. Offering Paris themed candles is not random though – you know they like Paris, so it’s still very personalized and thoughtful 🙂
Paris Candle from White Bard
Rigaurd Paris – Luxury Candle from France
J’aime Paris – Vintage Icon Candle
Paris Gifts for Wine Lovers
→ Find more wine-related gifts here
If you are looking for a French gift idea for someone who likes good (French) wine, I have a few ideas for you!
Laguiole En Aubrac – Sommelier Waiter’s Corkscrew
Adventures on the Wine Route
Wine Gift Set with electric bottle opener
Paris’ coffee table books
→ find more books about Paris here
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 Travel Guides
→ See the full range of Paris Travel Guides here
Guides are THE best gift for someone traveling to Paris, the classic among 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 on foot, and offering a walking guide to 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!
Simply the Best: Rick Stevens
Upscale Paris gifts: REAL French Knives
If you are looking for a French gift for a cooking enthusiast, an authentic French knife could be just what it takes to make your loved one happy. The most famous French knives are from Laguiole, but pay close attention! There are so many counterfeits out there. Original Laguiole knives are not having teeth, for example. Original Laguiole knives are not cheap either.
Folding Knife from Laguiole En Aubrac
Steak Knives Laguiole En Aubrac
Did you actually know that Laguiole is not a brand, but a little town in the Aveyron region in France? Hence, if you want to buy a knife from a brand that is called simply “Laguiole”, it’s a counterfeit product. For example, these ones. They are probably still good knives, though.
French Cooking Utensils
France is a country of excellent food, and if you are looking for Paris inspired gifts for someone who loves cooking, you find them here.
Le Creuset – Cocotte
Premium Cheese Knife Set
Paris themed 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!
Paris Whiskey Glasses
L’Occitane Shower Gel
Folding Knife from Laguiole En Aubrac
A shirt from Amor Lux
Paris themed Socks
Paris coloring books – a Paris gift idea to relax and dream
→ see all coloring books for adults and children, click here
Coloring 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 Paris themed gifts or France themend gifts for creative friends.
Paris Mindfulness Coloring Book
Cats in Paris – A magical coloring book
For Paris gifts for bookworms
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.
If you think a book that plays in Paris is the most perfect present for your friend, don’t miss my post about The most wonderful books set in Paris.
In any case, my favorite 2 are these ones:
Anna Gavalda: Hunting and Gathering
Tatiana de Rosnay: Sarah’s Key
Fun 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!
LEGO Paris Skyline with the Eiffel Tower
Eff This Mug
Lego Collectible Minifigure “Connoisseur”
Paris Gift Ideas for Kids
→ find more ideas for kids here
Are your kids traveling to Paris soon, or do you need a little something to remind them of a past trip? Browse through our ideas to keep those memories vivid!
If you want to see what French kids are playing with, see the beautiful toys from Moulin Roty and Janod.
Les Parisiennes Tea Set
Les Parisiennes: Mademoiselle Eglantine
Paris Jigsaw Puzzle from Janod
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!
The Lonely Planet Kids
Paris Scavenger Hunt
Paris gifts for foodies
→ click here to find more yummy French food
Chances are high that your 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.
However, 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 for gifts for people who love France or if you want to pack a French themed gift basket.
Cheese and Charcuterie Tray
Fleur de Sel de Guerande (In Brittany)
French Chocolat from Bonnat (my husband’s favorite)
Paris themed stationery and scrapbooking
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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! A good idea as well if you are looking for inexpensive gifts from Paris.
Paris 3D Pop-Up Card
Cute Pencil Case & Organizer
Paris Scrapbook Supplies
Macarons: perfect Paris themed gifts for the sweet tooth!
→ find more gift ideas for people that love to bake – click here!
If your friend loves baking as much as Paris, then something related to Macarons is one of the best French themed gifts.
What about a book about the famous Macaron from Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?
A Box of Macarons
The Original Receipts from the Master of Macaron: Pierre Hermé
A Macaron Baking Kit
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.
Traditional French Candies
Are you thinking about packing a Paris gift basket, or maybe you just need a little something for a sweet tooth? French candies are a yummy idea!
For the gift basket though, you can also add gourmet salt sel de fleur, some classic french jam from bonne maman, and pastries from St Michel. Did you forget to stock up on french candies? You can order these gifts from France online.
Probably the most known and traditional candies for kids that you can find in France. They are good for French learners, too! Each Carambar has a joke printed inside the paper.
Traditional French Mints
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.
Midnight in Paris
That’s it! I hope you could get inspired and found the perfect Paris themed gifts for your loved ones. Do you have more ideas? Let me know!
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