Forget cheesy souvenirs; I’ve put together a list of unique French gifts any self-respecting Francophile would love to receive. Many of which you can easily order online at the last minute.
French Gifts For Francophiles
If you’re a Francophile looking for French gifts, games and toys for a child or teen, I’ve also put together a list of over 50 French gifts for kids here.
1- An Authentic
2) Oyster Knife
A good quality oyster knife for shucking
Order an oyster shucking knife online if you can’t find a store near you that sells oyster knives. It will set you back about 20 to 40 USD, but it’s a gift they will cherish for years.
3) Laguiole Wine Bottle opener
Any self-respecting wine lover would love to receive a prestigious Laguiole wine bottle opener.
You might be interested in reading: How To Buy An Authentic Laguiole wine bottle opener corkscrew (wine key)
Made in France by master craftsmen. Each piece is assembled from start to finish in one sequence and by a single artificer.
3 in 1 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL. Professional corkscrew with reinforced bottle opener and foil cutter with a serrated blade
4) Real Champagne & Champagne Flutes
By law, “real” Champagne must be produced from the Champagne region of France; otherwise, it’s not real Champagne; it’s just sparkling wine.
For example, a sparkling wine made in France outside the Champagne region is called Crémant. Champagne-like drinks from other countries include Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, Sekt in Germany and sparkling wine in English-speaking countries.
Here are a few noteworthy bottles of authentic French Champagne to choose from:
- Dom Pérignon
- Veuve Clicquot
- Moët et Chandon
- Charles Heidsieck.
- Other French champagnes less known are: Bollinger, Legras, Lanson, De Castellane, and Krug, to name a few.
BTW, French Champagne and
5) A Fancy
Why not offer your cheese-loving Francophile friend a chic slate cheese board with some chalk so they can serve and label cheese at their next dinner party. If your local store doesn’t have one, you can pick up a
The classic slate board makes a great cheese board or Charcuterie board to serve your favourite cheeses and cured meats at dinner parties. Use chalk to identify the different food items on the platter.
6) Cheese Baker For
“A lovely gooey baked Camembert with loads of crusty bread for dipping is always a winner, ” Jamie Oliver.
Let your friends re-create the classic French favourite, baked
8) Wooden Crepe Making Toolset
The secret to cooking great
You might be interested in reading about national crepe day in France called “La Chandeleur”
Don’t stop at the wooden crepe-making toolset. Get your crepe lover a proper
10) Fleur De Sel From Guérande
Whenever people talk about the BEST salt in the world, Fleur de sel de Guérande usually comes up in the conversation. Collected by hand from Bretagne’s salt marshes in Guérande, France, Fleur de sel de Guérande is typically used while cooking and at the table to enhance flavours. You should be able to find it in any well-stocked grocery store or online.
Harvested from the salt marshes of in France
Le Coq Sportif (The French sports brand)
If you really want to get on the good side of a sporty Francophile, then get them something from the French sports brand “Le Coq Sportif” (LUH- COK-Spor-TEEF), which means “The sporty Rooster.” You’ll recognize the brand by the rooster logo.
A little-known fact: The founder, émile Camuset, invented the sweatsuit and sweatpants.
12) Humorous Books About France And French Life
If you know a Francophile who likes to read and has a good sense of humour, consider getting them one of the countless books written about French life, such as “A
13) Crème brûlée torch and ramekins
Give your Francophile foody friend the tools they need to re-create Crème brûlée, the classic French dessert with a wonderfully crunchy sugar top. You might find it surprising just how easy it is to make a Crème brûlée. The secret to getting that crispy caramelized sugar topping is the blow torch, and don’t forget to serve this iconic desert in a white ramekin to add a touch of elegance.
Raclette Table Top Grill
When a friend invited our family to their house to “Manger la
This raclette machine is the ultimate cheese melter. It features 8 cheese raclette pans to melt your favourite cheese in minutes An essential addition to any party, get-together or gathering- right there on your tabletop!
Imported from Switzerland and made from pure Swiss milk. Raclette cheese is an excellent melting chees most often served as part of the Raclette meal, with a raclette machine.
Think Fondue only; each person melts their own cheese by placing a slice of
15) Artsy French Inspired
16) French Macarons
If you’re unsure what to get that Francophile friend of yours, give them a taste of France. French macarons, not to be confused with coconut macaroons, are a meringue-based confection and the delight of France (for a good reason). They come in a variety of flavours, from coffee and raspberry to lavender and orange, and they hold up well in shipping. Here in France, we can even get them in the frozen section.
17) Savons de Marseille
18) Wooden Baguette slicer
Every Francophile’s dream is to speak French, so why not gift them online French lessons? I think online
You could buy thousands of things for your French-loving friends, but I hope this list of French gifts for your Francophile Friends inspires you to pick that perfect something that enchants their little French hearts.