Christmas Guide - Day 14: Best French Gifts for Paris Lovers - Paris in a Box
For those who live in Paris- or those who wish they did- there's no better Christmas gift than a collection of the city's “best of”s. Embrace the festive season à la parisienne by including a bottle of bubbly from Duval Leroy, who make an excellent organic champagne that is sure to delight.
Lighten spirits with Diptyque candles whose long-lasting candles are imbued with earthy and floral scents that will warm up many a Winter night to come.
For a more personal touch, add some French-made soaps, bubble bath, and lotions- all available at Basic French's online boutique, where you will also find classic French clothing.
A Little Market is a great spot to pick up handmade clothing and accessories from all around France, including adorable earrings, necklaces and bracelets from Oh La La!, the Paris-based jewelry maker.
Make your gift box a square meal by including some classic French nibbles. Michel et Augustin cookies are made near Paris and pair nicely with both champagne and a viewing of Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen.
For the hardcore chocolate lover, head to Chapon where you will find gift boxes of chocolates of all sorts and even cocoa powder for making homemade chocolat chaud. You can buy online or visit their shop on rue du Bac.
While in the neighborhood, stop by Fromagerie Berthélémy (51 rue de Grenelle) where you will find not only a selection of French cheeses, but also a variety of artisinal jams and preserves that make perfect gifts. Finally, take a stroll towards the river and stop at 21 rue Bonaparte where you will find Ladurée, renowned fabricants of Paris' emblematic gâteau- and the cherry on top of your gift box- the macaron.
—by Emily Dilling Poulain
Typical parisian-style presents
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