20 last-minute Christmas present ideas for Francophiles
PUBLISHED: 09:42 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 08 January 2019
Need some Christmas gift inspiration for the Francophiles in your life? We’ve rounded up our favourites for all the family
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paris embroidered beret
Bring Parisian chic into your own wardrobe with this charming woollen hat embroidered with the capital’s landmarks.
£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.
Holiday gift card
From treehouses to roulottes, or even cute Hobbit houses, this voucher will set you on your way to your next French adventure holiday experience.
FRANCE Calendar 2019
Get inspiration for your next French holiday on every page of this glossy calendar from the FRANCE Magazine team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to speak French board game
This award-winning language game makes learning fun for all ages. Swap with your traditional post-Christmas dinner monopoly!
Un Deux Trois: First French Rhymes
This cute bedtime book, with 25 rhymes, is an ideal way to introduce little ones to the joys of French.
For French learners…
French sticky note box set
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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