Are you looking for unique French gifts for French lovers? And did you struggle to think of cool presents beyond French, cheese, wine, and baguettes? You came to the right place! I mean, there is nothing wrong with giving French food gifts. I am pretty sure that a delicious French cheese will satisfy any Francophile. But if you want to find more original French themed gifts. If you want French inspired gifts beyond brie, check out the next 25 ideas I gathered for that friend or relative, who never shuts up about France.
Fun fact about France lovers
Did you know that there is actually a word for people who love France?
Yeah, they are called Francophiles!
I had no idea that this was even a word, but apparently, these French themed gifts are made for the francophiles.
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Unique French gifts at the higher end of the budget
#1 France cork map
I will start off with one of the best French gift ideas, a map of France that you can fill with corks. It combines so many great things into one gift. It contains people’s love for France, it’s a great decoration for their homes. And what’s perhaps the best part of this gift, is the fact that you “have” to open wine bottles to fill it up! Can a gift get any better?
#2 France coloring map
If you are looking for French themed gifts for a family that loves France. Then this big-ass coloring map of Paris is the perfect gift!
And even if it’s not for children, I am pretty sure many adults will enjoy this coloring too. Besides enjoying coloring in, it is also a great piece on the wall!
#3 French style book
For your fashionista France-lover, who would love to look like French women, this is the perfect gift. A book literally titled French Style: How to think, shop, and dress like a French Woman. The book dates back to 1993, but it still offers an interesting sight into French fashion.
Cheaper alternatives include:
#4 French perfume
I’ll admit, perfume may not be one of the most original French gift ideas, but still, who doesn’t love a good perfume? And why not pick one of the beautiful French brands for a true Francophile?
Obviously, perfume is usually a bit more of an expensive gift, but it’s one that always works (unless you pick a perfume that they don’t like, but let’s assume you won’t).
Some French brands you can think of are:
#5 A cheeseboard
I know I said that you would find some more original French gift ideas here. But come on, you can’t make a list of French gifts without including something related to cheese. And since I already said I wouldn’t share buying good French cheese, I just included a cheese board instead.
A big plus of this cheese board is that it doesn’t smell as bad as giving actual cheese would.
Imagine wrapping a yummy blue cheese and placing it under the Christmas tree! Now that would be a smelly French Christmas gift.
Anyway, back to the cheeseboard. You can find rather luxurious ones such as this cheese board but if you want to keep it smaller, check out these cheaper options. Alternatively, you could get a personalized cheese board on Uncommon Goods.
#6 French food gifts: a crepe maker
If you are looking for food-related French themed gifts, I’ve got a lot of cool options in today’s post, such as this crepe maker. If they can’t travel to France, why not bring France to them?
This crepe maker even comes with a recipe book, so they can try them all out!
In case the person you are getting this French gift for already has a crepe maker, you could also just go for a crepe recipe book.
#7 A French language course (or book)
French is the language of love (or so they say), so what a loving gift it is to give someone access to a French language course.
Unique French gifts in the mid-range budget
#8 French drinking glasses
However, if you want to give a truly personal touch to this gift, you can also order engraved champagne and wine glasses on Things Remembered.
#9 French Beret
Whether all French people actually walk around with a beret or not doesn’t matter for the fact that it is a classic French gift idea. You can find beret on Amazon in all price ranges.
But if you want to go the real French way, you may want to get your friend (or whoever you are getting this gift for) a more classic (read more expensive) beret, such as the ones from Laulhere.
#10 French fondue set
Whether your Francophile will use it for cheese, chocolate, or broth fondue, this French fondue set is a perfect way for them to set back in the French atmosphere of yummy food!
#11 Crème Brulee kit
I do realize that a lot of the French gifts on this list are related to food, but let’s be honest.
Isn’t that why most people love traveling and a certain country in the first place?
Because they have amazing food.
I am just going to assume that the Francophile you are getting this gift for, also loves France for the food and drinks. And if that’s the case, then this crème Brulee kit is another perfect French inspired gift!
How awesome is it to be able to make your own delicious crème Brulee, including the burning part! I mean that’s the best part of it anyway. You wouldn’t bother making one with it.
So if you a yearning for some delicious dessert and you are looking for the perfect gift for your French friend, this crème Brulee kit is perfect!
#12 DIY unicorn macarons gift set
Yes, here is another one of the cooking-related French themed gifts. And you know what, I am not even going to apologize for yet another awesome French food gift. Because, well, it’s awesome.
Macarons are like a French classic type of food. And unicorns, are just unicorns, they are cool. So combining them in this one box is perfect for any France lover. Check out the make your own unicorn macaron set at Firebox.
Alright, it would come in handy if they also liked macarons. But even if they don’t, it’s fun to make them.
#13 Boules set
Boules or pétanque is one of the most popular games played around France. So I am sure your Francophile has also heard of it, and perhaps even played it him or herself. How awesome would it be if they can actually start practicing the game at home? So next time they visit France, they will amaze all the locals with their game skills.
Oh in case you have no ideas what pétanque is. In short, it’s a game with heavy metal balls (see image), and you have to throw them as close to a smaller white ball.
You need two balls per person, so with this boules set, three players can join.
But you can also find sets with more boules (balls), so more people can play the game. If you are looking for gifts for French friends who moved abroad, this is also a cool gift, so you can play a game from their home together!
#14 Funny French gifts: shirts with captions
Shirts come in all types, prices, and styles. So I guarantee you will be able to find a perfect gift for your French loving friend here!
But trust, me there are so many options there. You must be able to find your gifts for people who love France here.
#15 France Guidebooks
Of course, any France lover knows their sh*t about France, but perhaps not everything, You could find a guidebook of an area they haven’t covered yet. Or maybe the person you are buying gifts for people who love France, but who’ve never been or who don’t have a good guidebook yet.
All the more reasons why guidebooks are perfect French Christmas gifts.
Some of the best guidebooks include:
- The most beautiful villages of France
- Essential France
- Lonely Planet’s France guide
- The rough guide to France
#16 French map wall art
A map is always a cool item to hang on the wall. Especially, if it’s of your favorite country. So if you are looking for gifts for people who love France, a map of France is a great idea!
#17 French wine map
If you are looking for French themed gifts for a wine lover, a regular map might not be interesting enough. And well, they probably already tried plenty of French wine. Plus, giving French wine is not really one of the most original gifts for people who love France. So a better alternative is this wine map which shows all the wine regions in France.
#18 French city maps
Alright, this is the last map on the awesome French gifts list. But I had to include all the cool options that you have by giving maps.
If you are getting a gift for someone who loves a specific French city, then this is the perfect gift.
Obviously, Paris is the most common map you can find, but there are other options too.
#19 French beauty books
Now, this is a gift for your beauty Francophile. The French Beauty Solution is a book full of French secrets to looking and feeling beautiful. Even if you were getting a gift for someone who does not like France, but only beauty, this book can still be pretty interesting.
#20 French gifts: beauty sets
Another great French gift idea for a beauty-lover, are beauty gift sets by French brands. You can think of all sorts of gift sets, from perfume sets and make-up sets, to day cream, to bathing, to body lotions. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a gift set, you can just combine products in a basket yourself.
Famous French beauty brands include the ones I mentioned earlier when we talked about perfume. But here is a list of other French brands you could get cool beauty gifts from, such as this one by La Chatelaine.
- Christophe Robin
- La Roche-Posay
Unique French gifts for the lower end of the budget
#21 French drinking book
Drinking French themed gifts are awesome for people who enjoy a drink every once in a while. So give your France-lover a book that will teach them how to make delicious French drinks themselves. A big bonus of this gift is that you will also be able to try some of the yummy French drinks! (If of course, you get to drink from the cocktails too!)
#22 French cookbooks
French cookbooks make great gifts for French lovers. Plus it will hopefully bring some great French food to you too. Obviously, there are plenty of French cookbooks, so you can find one within any price range. S
Check out The Ultimate French Cookbook for the lower end of the budget and My Paris Kitchen for someone who’s obsessed with Paris. However, if you really want to give a gift that helps them master the art of cooking French food, then Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a must.
#23 French-themed travel journals
Check out these 25 travel journals if you are looking for awesome journals which work for any country.
#24 Calendars of France
Graphique de France offers some really cute French-themed calendars, such as this one from Paris. Alternatively, you could also check out the Calendar club, which has this 365 days in France calendar.
#25 Final funny French gift
I will finish off this list of French themed gifts with one last funny book. I guarantee that even if you got this gift for someone who doesn’t love France, they will love it. It’s called “Sixty million Frenchmen can’t be wrong: why we love France, but not the French”.
Basically the book answers the question:
Why are the French like that?
And it’s a must for all French lovers.
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Alrighty, that was my list of French gift ideas. Let me know which gift you picked and how they liked it! And remember, do you need help finding the perfect gift, feel free to shoot me a message and we can brainstorm together, as two heads are better than one!