Is a visit to the City of Light on the horizon? Gifts that call the French capital’s renowned fashion, food, and romance to mind are must-haves this holiday season. Here are seven of our top picks for the travel lover.
If there’s a name that’s synonymous with French fashion, it’s Coco Chanel. The couturier introduced her famous Chanel N°5 to the world in 1921, and followed it up with a line of fragrances that have since risen to the top of the perfume world. If you’re feeling fancy, you can purchase a bottle at the flagship store in Paris, or head to your local Sephora for fragrance a little closer to home.
Two things we love? Macarons and a warm bubble bath. These colorful bath fizzies offer up the best of both the patisserie and the spa. While your giftee may not be able to eat these macaron-shaped treats, they can still use them to indulge in a day of pampering and relaxation.
Paris and haute couture go hand-in-hand. As one of the four fashion centers of the world, the French capital offers up some inspiration for the fashionista on your list. One accessory that’s quintessentially French? The silk scarf. Many Parisian women pair one of these with their daily outfits for a look that’s très chic. No matter where you are in the City of Light, scarves are easy to find—you can pick one up from a market vendor, department store, or boutique. If a trip to France isn’t in the cards, a quick search on Amazon won’t let you down.
Paris is always a good idea, and so is this illustrated map from Rifle Paper Co. Recall memories made at the city’s most iconic sites, or enchant a Francophile with its whimsical designs.
Treat your favorite wine enthusiast (or yourself) to a bottle of bubbly this year. Reminiscent of celebrations and special occasions, Champagne is the perfect gift for a fun-loving aficionado. Want to spring for a classic French bottle? Veuve Cliquot is the type to try—it’s a favorite in Reims, Paris and beyond.
When you think of gourmet cuisine, chances are you’re thinking about French cooking. The rich flavors, regional delicacies, and buttery pastries of the tradition have inspired chefs and foodies alike for decades. Give the gift of delicious dinners and decadent desserts with cookbooks written by the masters, like “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child or Jacques Pépin’s “Essential Pépin.”
Still can’t find the perfect present? Give the gift of travel with Go Ahead gift certificates, which are available in any amount and can be used toward any tour or excursion! Call our team at 1.800.590.1170 to purchase one for a travel lover today.
What gets you dreaming of a trip to Paris? Tell us in the comments below, and check out the rest of the 2017 Go Ahead Gift Guides to find presents for other travelers on your list!