Holiday Must-Have French Gifts For All

It’s that time of year again! Paris is getting even more sparkly than usual and parties are being planned. Those of us that work in luxury retail are boosting on vitamin C!

Oh yes, people are shopping and dropping. As for you… you get a little help from moi. I am so happy to send out a list of some absolute must-have gift items to include in your holiday shopping this season. Beautiful fun ideas selected with care by yours truly. And of course they are oh-so-french!

For the little ones, Pioupiourico is the brain child of Caroline Michalski, mother of two from the luxury marketing sector. She came up with a concept and completely converted her entire career. Why? Because as both a Frenchy and a mom, she loves France and wants to transmit that on to the little ones through games.

Pioupiourico is her new company and brand of children’s games conceptualized to help them learn about France while playing. Kids from ages 3 to 8 can play monument memory, or a French pastry lotto game as well as the 7 families card game using France’s many celebrations as the theme. Start them early as we say!

Available : online.

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My new obsession: Petits Trésors de France, a new gift box featuring….you guessed : France!

Céline Alias, was a professional in the luxury and fashion industry for 15 years before deciding to launch her dream project. We met for coffee to talk about her pretty Parisian packages and all things French. Céline really believes that her boxes are the best possible souvenirs anyone could bring home from their trip to France and I couldn’t agree more. All the products she includes in her gift boxes are Made In France. Ready made luxury gift boxes are available for order as well as personalized boxes that you can compose on her website (starting from November 26).

Shipping is worldwide, and free inside Paris, perfect for all the gifts you need to bring home. She can even hand deliver inside Paris within 24 hours! If that’s not luxury service than I dont know what is.

Give the gift of France this holiday season with her elegant gift boxes. I’m sure you know someone who would love it!

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My Crazy Box, the new beauty box that is going to storm the market, has a fun look and a sweet price!

Delphine Hickenbick has a background in marketing and e-commerce with a penchant for the box business. My Crazy Box is her answer to the beauty box world that has stormed the beauty market in France. Personally, I have tried My little Box and Birchbox… both were great, but My Crazy Box is amazing! Why? I’ll tell you, all products are full size, and there is four to five in each box. The other two that I have been a client of, have more products but a lot of sample sizes or things that I never used. In Delphine’s beauty box everything is useful, different and fun. Plus, it’s the least expensive one on the market. 9.50€! Sign up a friend for a holiday gift!

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Oh and let’s not forget the guys!

From my friends over at Le Bijou Parisien, I am still in love with what they do! The embroidered sweatshirt is still a favorite of mine. I have seen it on hip men everywhere in Paris. Grab one from the online boutique, or at the Galaries Lafayette in Paris or check out their Instagram to find out where their latest pop up shop is in the City of Light. Newer products are often not found online but in their pop up shops!!!

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

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