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20 last-minute Christmas present ideas for Francophiles

PUBLISHED: 09:42 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 08 January 2019

Perhaps you'll find some of these French-themed gifts under your Christmas tree this year

Perhaps you'll find some of these French-themed gifts under your Christmas tree this year

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Need some Christmas gift inspiration for the Francophiles in your life? We’ve rounded up our favourites for all the family

For foodies…

French gingerbread madeleines

£24 for nine, Bisou les Madeleines

The humble madeleine has been given a festive makeover by this brand new company whose aim is to revolutionise this quintessential French cake.

These gingerbread madeleines are a must for the sweet-toothedThese gingerbread madeleines are a must for the sweet-toothed

Lobster mousse with Cognac

£3.12, La Belle-Iloise

Change up your Christmas day prawn cocktail starter for some canapés topped with this divine mousse from Brittany.

Take your canapes to the next level with this mousseTake your canapes to the next level with this mousse

Provence lavender honey

£6.50, The Travelling Bee Co.

The lucky bees who have made the evocative Provence lavender fields their home produce some of the world’s finest honey. This is a must for the sweet-toothed.

Enjoy a taste of Provence with this honeyEnjoy a taste of Provence with this honey

The French Connection gourmet salt

£3.75, Life of Spice

Add a sprinkle of Gallic flavour to your cooking with this rosemary and thyme-infused sea salt, perfect for dusting on chicken or potatoes before roasting.

T'is the season(ing) - try this French inspired salt with your roastT'is the season(ing) - try this French inspired salt with your roast

Tickets to the France Show

From £12, The France Show

Find a little piece of France in London this January when the France Show comes to town. Watch cookery demos from top French chefs at the Flavours of France theatre and pick up some gastronomic goodies from our exhibitors.

Enjoy wine tasting and food sampling at the France Show in January 2019. Pic: Ian SoutherinEnjoy wine tasting and food sampling at the France Show in January 2019. Pic: Ian Southerin

For fashionistas…

Paris embroidered beret

£30, Beauxoxo

Bring Parisian chic into your own wardrobe with this charming woollen hat embroidered with the capital’s landmarks.

A 'beret' good addition to any fashionista's Christmas listA 'beret' good addition to any fashionista's Christmas list

Breton shirt

£37, The Breton Shirt Co

The classic French design can be paired with almost any outfit, from skirts to shorts! Buy it from this Yorkshire company in both men’s and women’s sizes.

The ultimate Gallic get-up for the Francophile in your lifeThe ultimate Gallic get-up for the Francophile in your life

For wanderlusters…

Holiday gift card

Canopy and Stars

From treehouses to roulottes, or even cute Hobbit houses, this voucher will set you on your way to your next French adventure holiday experience.

This 'Hobbit House' in France is one of the quirky places you could go with your voucherThis 'Hobbit House' in France is one of the quirky places you could go with your voucher

FRANCE Calendar 2019

£11.99, SubscriptionSave

Get inspiration for your next French holiday on every page of this glossy calendar from the FRANCE Magazine team.

Get destination inspiration for your next French holiday with the FRANCE CalendarGet destination inspiration for your next French holiday with the FRANCE Calendar

For the home…

Paris cityscape mug

£19.95, Emma Bridgewater

Be transported to the bright lights of the City of Light with this gorgeous mug, perfect for that nightly cup of tea.

This dreamy mug will bring back memories of the City of LightThis dreamy mug will bring back memories of the City of Light

Floral map of France print

£10, Eleri Haf Designs

Sunflowers, bluebells and lavender are beautifully combined to form the Hexagon in this print that would be perfect for the bedroom or lounge of any Francophile.

Bring some flower power to your home with this gorgeous printBring some flower power to your home with this gorgeous print

Antique gold geometric wine rack

£39, Posh Totty Designs

Look no further for the hippest way to store all those bottles than this stunning hexagonal rack.

This geometric wine rack would look great filled with French winesThis geometric wine rack would look great filled with French wines

For children…

Monsieur Lapin print

£8.99, The Little Cloth Rabbit

This rabbit dressed in a beret and Breton top is a real cutie who would be right at home on the wall of a nursery or child’s bedroom.

This cute bunny will charm any childThis cute bunny will charm any child

Learn to speak French board game

£13.99, KLOO

This award-winning language game makes learning fun for all ages. Swap with your traditional post-Christmas dinner monopoly!

Improve your French while having fun with this gameImprove your French while having fun with this game

Un Deux Trois: First French Rhymes

£7.99, Amazon

This cute bedtime book, with 25 rhymes, is an ideal way to introduce little ones to the joys of French.

Get learning from an early age with these fun rhymesGet learning from an early age with these fun rhymes

For French learners…

French sticky note box set

£29.99, FlashSticks

You can stick these handy Post-it Notes covered in useful vocab anywhere you like: on the fridge, on your desk at work… even along the bottom of your computer monitor!

Get sticking with FlashSticks' innovative sticky notesGet sticking with FlashSticks' innovative sticky notes

FRANCE Magazine subscription

From £12.99 for six issues, SubscriptionSave

Try your hand at our pages of French games, puzzles and crosswords and improve those language skills while having fun!

Improve your language skills with FRANCE Magazine's language gamesImprove your language skills with FRANCE Magazine's language games

Family language course

From £1,750, Le Poiron Bonjour

All the family are welcome at Château du Poiron in the Vendée countryside for this language course, which can be taken full-time or part-time when combined with a family holiday.

Dive head-first into learning French with an immersive family language courseDive head-first into learning French with an immersive family language course

For the quirky…

Camembert chocolate cheese

£14, Choc on Choc

Nothing beats a warm, melting camembert on a cold winter’s day – but this uncanny chocolate creation comes extremely close. It’s even accompanied by chocolate ‘bread’ to mop up the sweet, oozing centre.

This chocolate camembert could probably pass for the real thingThis chocolate camembert could probably pass for the real thing

Bicycle wine carrier

£38, La Bouclée

This leather bottle holster, made in Saumur, is the ideal gift for the wine-loving cyclist in your life!

Bring a bottle of your favourite wine wherever you goBring a bottle of your favourite wine wherever you go

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