Coming up with gift ideas can be tough, especially when you’re trying to do your shopping in a Foreign country. So for all of you who are looking to get your friends & family a little something “à la Française” this holiday season, here are some of my favorite French gift ideas all under 30 euros.
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I also wanted to share some of my small gift ideas that I like to give to colleagues or package together to make gift baskets:
1) Mini wine bottles!
My favorite is La Vieille Ferme.
You can find them at Monoprix for only 1,40 € !
2) Hand creams from L’Occitane
Price : 7 €
3) Chocolates from Hediard
You can surely find a small, cute box of chocolate at Hediard for under 30 euros. And you can’t go wrong with chocolate! : )
4) Foie Gras
You can find good Foie Gras at any supermarket but since presentation is everything, I like to go to the specialty store, Valette.
Price : 10-50 € depending on what you get. But they have quality Foie Gras for a good price.
These are just some ideas, but there are so many possibilities! Here’s a “Relaxation” gift basket that I made for one of my friends this year and it only cost me 28 € :
Inside : Bowl from Maisons du Monde, hand painted in France (5 €), Tea from Dammann Freres, flavor: Noel a Paris (8 €), a relaxing body wash from L’Occitane (15 €), + the little sample packets that L’Occitane gave me with my purchase. I used plastic wrap to hold it all together haha. But I think it looks nice!
Well, I wish you all the best with your holiday shopping : ) I’ll leave you with 2 of my favorite photos that I took at Galeries Lafayette during my last shopping session: