If you’re a Francophile looking for French gifts, games and toys for a child or teen, I’ve put together a list of over 50 French gifts for kids here.
1- An Authentic
2- Oyster Knife
A good quality oyster knife to shuck
3- Real Champagne & Champagne Flutes
To put it simply, Champagne is sparkling (bubbly) wine from the Champagne region of France otherwise it is NOT REAL CHAMPAGNE and by law, it cannot be called champagne. Instead, a sparkling wine made outside of the Champagne area must be called by another name. For example, a sparkling wine made in France but outside of the Champagne region is called Crémant. Other names and countries that produce Champagne like drinks include Prosecco in Italy, Cava in Spain, Sekt in Germany and of course sparkling wine in English speaking countries.
Beyond the world-famous and extremely expensive Dom Pérignon, there are quite a few brands to choose from. Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Moët et Chandon, Pommery, Ruinart, Roederer, Mumm, Canard-Duchêne, and Charles Heidsieck. Other French champagnes less known are Bollinger, Legras, Lanson, De Castellane, and Krug to name a few.
BTW, French Champagne and
4- A Fancy
Slate Cheese Board
Why not offer your cheese-loving Francophile friend a very 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
5- Cheese Baker For
Camembert and/or Brie
“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
7-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
You know crepes! Maybe you even love them, but how much do you really know about France’s second favourite desert? Want to learn more? Here are some fun and fascinating facts about French crepes.
9-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 the salt marshes of Bretagne in Guérande France, Fleur de sel de Guérande is normally 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.
Le Coq Sportif
If you really want to get on the good side of a sporty Francophile then get them something from the French sports brand “
Started back in 1882,
11-Humorous Books About France And French Life
If you know a Francophile who likes to read and has a good sense of humour than consider getting them one of the countless books written about French life such as “A
12- 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 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
14-Artsy French Inspired
If you’re not sure 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 good reason). They come in a variety of flavours from coffee and raspberry to lavender and orange and they actually hold up well in shipping. Here in France, we can even get them in the frozen section.
Every Francophile’s dream is to be able to speak French so why not gift them online French lessons? Personally, I think online
In reality, there are literally thousands of things you could buy for your French loving friends but I hope this list of 15 French gifts for your Francophile Friends inspires you to pick that perfect something that enchants their little French hearts.