When thinking of French gifts, cheese, wine, and baguettes were probably the first things that popped into your head. And that’s okay, I mean which France-lover, does not love French food? And I am pretty sure that delicious French cheese makes great gifts for French friends who live abroad. But what if you want to find more original French Christmas gifts, something that goes beyond brie? For example for that friend who never stops talking about how much they love France?
Well, you came to the right place!
You can find 25 beautiful, unique, random, and sometimes funny French gift ideas to give to anyone who loves France!
Fun fact about people who love France
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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French Gifts Over 30$
#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 Book “French Style: How to think, shop, and dress like a French Woman”
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. And why do French women always seem to look stylish, even if it looks as if they are not trying hard?
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 how awesome if you picked a French brand, specifically for them?
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 with cheese. And since I already said I wouldn’t share buying good French cheese, I just included the cheese plate. A big plus of this gift is that the board doesn’t smell as bad as the cheese would. Imagine having cheese under the Christmas tree! Now that would be a smelly French Christmas gift.
Anyway, back to the cheeseboard. You can find luxurious ones such as this one for 50$, but if you want to keep it smaller, there are also cheaper options. Alternatively, you could get a personalized cheese board on Uncommon Goods.
#6 A crepe maker
Many people that love France, also love French food such as croissants and crepes. So why not give them the option to make crepes themselves with this crepe maker, that also includes a recipe book!
In case the person you are getting this French gift for already has a crepe maker, you could also just go for a crepe recipe book.
#7 A French course (or book)
French is the language of love (so they say), so what a loving gift it is to give someone access to a French course. Perhaps online, or you could simply get a French-language book to get them started.
French gifts under 30$
#8 French drinking glasses
A true Francophile enjoys his French drinks in a glass that matches the drink. So if you want to get a great gift for a France lover, get them champagne flutes, wine glasses, or perhaps cognac glasses. You can find these for under 30$ on Amazon.
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. Though these ones actually fall in the French gift above 30$ section, they are an all-time classic.
#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 Make your own unicorn macarons
Yes, here is another awesome French gift idea that involves food. 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 French gift is perfect for any France lover. So get your friend a make your own unicorn macaron set right now.
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, and you have to throw them as close to a smaller white ball.
The cheapest option on Amazon is just below 30$, but you can also get 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 or cool French shirt
Shirts come in all types, prizes 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 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 The French Beauty Solution: Time-tested secrets to look and feel beautiful inside out
Now, this is a gift for your beauty Francophile. The book is 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 Beauty Gift Sets
Another great French gift idea for a beauty-lover, 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 make a set yourself as well.
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
French gifts under 15$
#21 The French drinking Book
Drinking French-themed gifts are awesome for people who enjoy a drink every once in a while. S 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 taste some of the yummy drinks! (If of course, you get to drink from the cocktails too!)
#22 French cookbooks
French cookbooks are another great gift for France lovers that also benefit you! Obviously, there are plenty of French cookbooks, so you find one within any price range. Such as this one that’s under 15$, or this French cookbook if you are looking for French gifts under 30$. 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. It’s over 30$, but well worth it if you love French food.
#23 French-themed notebooks and diaries
#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 Funny book about why we love France but not the French
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!