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If you have a francophile in your life, you may be looking for the perfect gift for Christmas.
In my case, that would be something foodie-related...
Like this book: I would choose this as the one perfect present for the foodie in your life. Not a foodie? Then keep reading for more French-themed Christmas gifts!
It's fun, it's filled with illustrations, it's all about French food and the art of French cooking, and it's written by a brilliant food critic. If you have a francophile foodie in your life, THIS is the gift.
A ticket to Paris would be great, but if you're looking for something slightly more modest, here are some of the best gifts from France online for your loved ones.
I've chosen a variety of what I consider are perfect French gifts for friends and family, everything from French Christmas ornaments to games and cosmetics.
I'm sure you'll find your perfect French gift among these small reminders of La Belle France.
We all have our favorite Christmas presents and for me, a coffee table book (frankly, any book!) is a great gift - and France lends itself to it perfectly. I trust the Père Noël will see the wisdom of dropping one of these under my Christmas tree.
French people do love their food, especially during the Christmas season, from foie gras to our customary bûche de Noël, and I'm no different from my compatriots.
My favorite French gifts will usually revolve around books or food, or something for the kitchen (the room in which I spend a lot of my time!)
Perhaps your favorite francophile would like some French creams and potions to soothe the cold wind blowing in from the North Pole? These gift ideas could be just the thing.
What else might we find under our Christmas trees this holiday season?
Joyeux Noël, everyone - I hope you've found the perfect present for your francophile friend or family member! The Christmas holidays are around the corner, and I hope this little bit of France will be the next best thing to being here.
Christmas is very much a French tradition and is celebrated with major meals around the table by French families across the country. A big meal takes place on Christmas Eve, often followed by Midnight Mass. Homes usually have a nativity scene, and some people open their gifts, while others open them on December 25th.
But we always get our presents in the end!
Bonjour - je m'appelle Leyla! But don't be fooled by my name...
My Turkish father may have won the naming battle but my mother, with 10 centuries of Frenchness behind her, won the education war.
Born in Paris and brought up in Spain and Canada, I now live in the bucolic Alpine foothills of Eastern France, close to the Swiss border.
Offbeat France goes beyond the baguette – together, we'll explore curiosities, oddities and mysteries, with a healthy dose of legends and backstories. (Along with plenty of food stops and many castles – I am French, after all.)