Our Fave Francophile Foodie Gift Ideas
Guest post by Lisa Anselmo
‘Tis the season—and as usual, we’re in a French state of mind. If you have a Francophile (or Paris-lover) on your list who loves to cook or entertain, these gifts will make them say, Fa-la-oh-la-la!
For the Chef de Cuisine in Your Life*
The must-haves for every Frenchified kitchen—not just for the French anymore!
Ceramic garlic grater (gratte d’ail): No kitchen is complete without this charming gadget.
Tierra Fina, $11.95
Herbes de Provence: A staple of Provençal cooking. For everything from eggs to chicken.
Oaktown Spice Shop, $6.25 for a half-cup jar
Pink Peppercorns: Delicate and used for everything from savory to sweet. Plus, they’re pink!
The Spice House, $8.49 for 1.3 oz
(Get 10% off your first order of $25 or more with newsletter sign-up)
Abricot and Pain d’Epices Jam: A perfect condiment for any French cheese platter
La Chambre aux Confitures, approx. $10 for a 200g (7 oz.) jar
(10% off your first order with newsletter sign-up)
Summer Truffle Peelings: If you can’t splurge during the holidays, when can you?
D’Artagnan, $54.95 for an 8 oz. can
(25% off your first order of $150 or more with newsletter sign-up)
D’Artagnan has a huge assortment of other French delicacies, like fine meats and poultry, chartcuterie and patés, and other pantry staples.
Want to get your French shopping on? Stock up on stocking stuffers for your friends (and you) at Le Tablier Bleu. These goodies may look gourmet to you, but they are everyday staples in most French supermarkets. (Slightly marked up.)
Setting La Table*
Entertaining with a French accent! These items are available locally, or easily shipped from France, and can turn any party into a soirée. Find some inexpensive antique silverware on Etsy or Ebay for the final touch!
Lenox French Perle 20-piece Dish Set, Serving for 4
Available at Macy’s (On sale now for $179; plus, extra 30% off with code FRIEND)
Kellie Mini Coupe Glasses, Set of 4
Available in clear, pink (pictured), sky, amber, and mint.
Renne Placemats, Set of 6
Couleur Nature, $89
Other French linen Shops We Love
La Cigale, a sweet family-owned shop in Mt. Gretna, PA, that has an online shop, too. Specializing in all things provençal.
Marquise de Laborde, an American-owned boutique in the heart of Paris that weaves their own linens. Yes, they ship to the U.S. Scrumptious.
Le Jaquard Français, one of the most well-known purveyors of fine linens in France. Yummy things.
For the Armchair French Cook*
Our top delicious reads for the holidays.
*Prices do not include tax or shipping
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