I think it's safe to say we all have a friend who is completely obsessed with all things French. I'm sure they own a béret already, so what can you get them that will blow their little French socks off?! Here is a list of totally original and very French gift ideas for every occasion.
1. Antique French Champagne glasses
Nothing is more French than champagne. And a set of antique French champagne glasses will have your French obsessed friend speechless!
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2. A Champagne bucket
Why not offer a bottle of real champagne in a charming vintage French champagne bucket!
3. A Rustic cutting board
Every Francophile loves cheese, so a rustic French cutting board will make the perfect cheese platter look perfectly French.
4. Vintage French Pottery
Your Francophile friends may already have a collection of green and orange glazed French pottery, and a special confit pot or cruche orjol will surprise and delight them on any occasion!
5. Bar & wine related accessories
France is synonymous with wine so any wine-makers accessories will please a lover of France.
6. Antique French linen
The French are renowned for making top quality linens, and this will not be new news to a Francophile. Buttery soft antique bed linen with beautiful monograms, or tea towels with red checks and stripes will have them grinning from ear to ear.
7. An Anduze urn
An iconic design, Anduze urns suit interiors and gardens including terraces and balconies.
8. Antique apothecary jars
9. Artisan French soap
Soap (savon) is a gift that is oh so French! Even more French is the iconic soap in a cube which has been handmade in Marseilles with the same recipe for centuries. It is 72% oil which will have you hooked before you're reaching for the towel! Purchase through The Present Drawer.
10. Artisan pottery
France has produced some of the most skilled artisans, and pottery is something which is truly French. Anything handmade in France will no doubt be proudly displayed in your Francophile friend's home!
11. A French saints crown
Is your France obsessed friend a bit of a saint? Well you will definitely surprise them when they are unwrapping this unique and beautiful saints crown!
12. A French mirror
Iconic, mid-century and well loved by decorators worldwide, a sunburst mirror is obligatoire in the home of a true Francophile.
13. Antique French candlesticks
Candlesticks are the perfect thing to bring a romantic French atmosphere to any home. Do I hear Edith Piaf?!
15. A demijohn bottle
Originating from the Provencal village of Grasse in the 15th century, the iconic bulbous shape of these delightful demijohns will be well received by your wannabee French friend!
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