Get the Perfect Present from France with the France Today 2023 Gift Guide 

Get the Perfect Present from France with the France Today 2023 Gift Guide 

No idea what to buy your loved ones this holiday? We’ve you got you covered with gift ideas to please every Francophile. From cheese and wine, to language-learning, cosmetics and experiences, there’s plenty to choose from the France Today gift guide. 

Learn the lingo 

If their New Year’s resolution is to start learning their French, why not get them a selection of books about France and the French language? While these are tailored for young readers, they are also an ideal gateway into the French language for any beginner interested in the language but also the culture. They’re also packed with fun game ideas to make learning fun! 

For those who have been learning already, a week-long immersion course can only improve their skills while giving them a glimpse of life à la française. A holiday and an in-depth introduction to talking French? Oui, merci! 

Reading and playing 

There’s nothing quite as lovely as opening a new puzzle by the fireside on a cold winter morning and diving into a mysterious picture. This jigsaw puzzle will even take you straight to Paris on a summer’s morning for that extra touch of wanderlust. 

If the coffee table is puzzle-free, then you can definitely add to the décor with Good Taste, the highly anticipated book by chef Alain Ducasse. This memoir-cum-manifesto captures the essence of Ducasse’s illustrious career and the core of his philosophy, inspirations and creative process. 

This gift guide would not be complete without the gift of a subscription to our beloved magazine – bring France to your favourite person with a subscription to France Today magazine, published every two months with fantastic long-form travel features and the latest culture news from France. And for those wanting to dig a little deeper and go beyond the glossy pages of the magazine, a Membership to will allow them to view exciting new content from videos to immersive, digital stories taking you to every corner of France, from the well-trodden paths to the lesser-known tracks. 

Bon appétit… 

Want to impress guests at the dinner table? Peugeot’s rechargeable electric salt and pepper mills will definitely raise eyebrows impressively. The design set has a carbon finish and can be used one-handed when cooking a delicious French dish. 

Aside from being 100% made in France, these chocolate bars are packed in the most amazing wrapping with cute, funny or touching illustrations. 

…et santé! 

Combine wine and tech with this Perfect Cellar Tastingbox which will intrigue the amateur sommeliers in your life. Along with a selection of three wines to try, each box comes with a QR code linking to detailed notes on each vintage plus an invitation to an online live tasting experience. 

Make the next picnics in Provence utterly perfect with this bundle which includes a bottle of Maison Mirabeau’s Pure rosé and the Partner in Wine insulated bottle to keep your beverage nice and fresh. 

French fashion and beauty 

Hand-crafted in the port-town of Cherbourg, in Normandy, the BonOnaturel soaps are made with organic and natural products, ensuring healthy skin for the whole family. Created by mom-of-one Laurie Pouget, L-Naturel is another brand of natural skincare, particularly suited to sensitive skin, that offers anything from soaps to makeup remover, creams, serums and floral water.

Paris’ temple of fashion is the perfect place to find the true Frenchie gift from. Check out Galeries Lafayette’s Noël selection or gift the ultimate relaxation with a treatment in the new wellness area.  

Take your pick among the sturdy and trendy shirts from the brand Vetra, a French manufacturer of workwear, established since 1927.  

Need more inspiration? Gifts From France has you covered with hundreds of products to satisfy the Francophiles in your life. 

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Sophie is Digital Editor for France Today. Raised in Burgundy to British parents, she grew up bilingual in a small village where summers were about forest walks and lazy swims in the river. A Franco-British citizen, she studied literature, then journalism in Paris and Cardiff before quickly dipping her toes (and quill) into travel writing. She’s been specialised and writing about France since 2016 and now works from her home office in north-east France.

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