Gifts for the Francophile

January 27, 2015
I've always been a bit of a Francophile.  As a child, my favorite books were The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant and other books in the Babar series.  Most of the Madeline books were well-loved by me, as well.  Even today, I am still drawn to a French theme when it comes to purchasing accessories, treats, or decorative items.  That's why I decided to share some items that I already own with you, as well as a few things that I think might appeal to fellow, female, Francophiles.



1) Rosa "Merci" Thank You Note Cards by Rifle Paper Co.  I'm already a fan of Rifle Paper Co. because of their gorgeous floral designs, but adding some French to it makes it even better!  Thank you cards come in handy any time of the year, so why not have some stylish ones on hand?


2) Paris Je T'Aime Paris France Art Print- I was browsing Pinterest for some prints, and came across this one that I absolutely love from evivart's Etsy shop.  My personal favorite was the pink, gold, and red color scheme, but there are also some other colors available.

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3) Red wine from Bordeaux or St. Emilion- If you ever visit France, wine tasting in Bordeaux is a must!  Many years ago I had the opportunity to go on a tour in Bordeaux and visited several vineyards, including one in the quaint town of St. Emilion.  I have been drinking wine produced in St. Emilion ever since.  Click here for a list of St. Emilion wines available for purchase.


4) Amelie: Original Soundtrack Recording  Chances are that if you know someone who is a Francophile, they probably already own the movie Amelie but they might not have the soundtrack to the film.  I bought this soundtrack while living in France, and listening to it always takes me back.  It really is just magical!



5) Macarons- When I lived in Ohio, I made trips down to Columbus for brunch and macarons at Pistacia Vera.  Their macarons were always fresh, and they had a variety of different flavors to choose from.  If you can't find macarons near you, you could always order some from Pistacia Vera.



6) FrenchBox- This is a fairy new subscription box in which you are able to get French beauty and fashion items sent to you for $24/month.  Personally, I only got the first box which I reviewed here, but I might re-subscribe if I hear about a good spoiler in an upcoming box.  


7) La Mere Poulard - Palets Butter Cookies - La Mere Poulard is a French company that sells a variety of different cookies, but the ones I'm the most interested in are these shortbread cookies (pallet) from Bretagne.  Yes, it's nice to be able to try the cookies, but another huge draw is getting to keep the decorative tin.  Thankfully, these are available on Amazon.


8) Savon de Marseille- Marseille has a long history of producing olive oil based hand soap.  Now it is also available in a less traditional, liquid form.

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9) Bon Weekend Tote from The Atelier- I've seen this tote around on some other blogs, and have wanted it ever since.  It would be ideal for teaching since I'm always lugging stuff around, and because like most of us, I live for the weekend!

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10) Garance Dore i-Phone Case-  Garance Dore, a Corsican artist, has a whole bunch of fabulous, French-themed items on her site.  This i-Phone case really caught my eye.

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Are you a Francophile?  Which items on the list are your favorite?

* There are some affiliate links in this post for which I will receive a small amount of compensation, but all opinions are my own.
21 comments on "Gifts for the Francophile"
  1. That thank you card is beautiful! When I went to Paris a couple of years ago I had macaroons and they were so good, I'd love to try and make my own.
    I love the French language, it looks and sounds so beautiful but I am absolutely awful and trying to speak French. I did it at school for five years and I found it so hard to get around the genders of things and the way it's structured.

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  2. I don't think I am technically a 'francophile' lol and I don't want to fill my house with french stuff until I've been (June, hopefully!) but looks like a trip to columbus is in order - yum! also.. Babar!!!!

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  3. Ooooh, I'm jealous...I hope it does work out for you. I need to make it a priority to get back to France soon.

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  4. If you find a good one, let me know! There is a macaron place in Savannah called Maison de Macarons, but the ones I got were kind of stale.

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  5. Yeah, when I spoke French, French people would tell me that I spoke well "for an American." I wanted my accent to be so good that they wouldn't be able to detect I was a foreigner, but that was never going to happen!

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  6. Love this list, girlie!! That tote is perfection!

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  7. I know, I really want it! It would come in handy for sure.

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  8. Macarons for sure! :D

    Join my giveaway! :)

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  9. I wouldn't exactly consider myself a Francophile, but I'd happily accept anything on this list, haha! Nice tip about the wine. I don't drink a ton of French wine so I wouldn't know exactly what to look for.

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  10. I've never had macarons. They look so good!

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  11. If you visit Columbus, you should try to visit the place I mentioned. :) Or, if you come and visit me then we can go into Savannah and get some together.

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  12. I have been craving them!! Hope you get to have some soon. :)

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  13. Haha, I'm glad the list appeals to the masses and not just to Francophiles. :)

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  14. I love Savon de Marseille! Great list.

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  15. Love the tote and the phone case! And macarons are amazing!

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  16. I haven't yet tried the liquid kind, but why not, right? Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. I know, creating this list was pretty much like compiling a favorites and wishlist all in one.

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  18. That tote is so cute! The downfall to being a blogger is you stumble upon so much more stuff you want. You also made me crave a macaroon like something fierce. Maybe this weekend I'll have to catch brunch and treat myself.

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  19. Totally a francophile!! :) my fav is that tote! How cute :) anything with Paris or an Eiffel tower has my name written all over it!

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  20. It's so true!! Other bloggers are always introducing me to the cutest things!

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  21. It's hard not to splurge and buy everything I don't already own!!

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