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Luckily, thanks to online shopping, searching for Paris gift ideas is easier than ever. Whether you’re searching for something from a Parisian brand or maybe a tribute to the famous sights of the City of Light, I’ve put together a list of 60 ideas for you to save you even more time – so you can get off the computer and back to celebrating!
When I think of Paris gift ideas, the first idea that comes to mind is French macarons. After all, macarons as we know them today with two meringue-based shells housing smooth ganache filling, were invented in France. In the 1830s, Parisian chefs created the “Macaron Parisien.”
Although you can order these directly from Parisian companies, you can also find them at places such as William Sonoma! This set of 12 features salty caramel, almond, and chocolate flavors – the perfect gift for the Paris lover on your shopping list.
Paris architecture is art in and of itself, and you can bring that beauty to the home of the Paris lover in your life with this Pottery Barn print. It features some of the most recognizable apartment balconies that are found all across the French capital. Plus, you can customize the size, matting, and frame color so that it fits the style of the recipient.
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic symbols of Paris, and a sentimental way to gift a piece of its spirit to the Paris lover in your life is with an ornament. An ornament like this is a great gift idea as it will hold so many memories from year to year – both of you, and memories of or love for Paris.
The puzzle-lover, engineer, or problem-solver on your Christmas list will love this 3D wooden puzzle of Notre Dame. Its 293 pieces come together to create a beautiful rendering of the Cathedral. Plus, it can become a great decoration after it’s completed. The puzzle is recommended for 14 years and older but could be a great team effort for an adult who could assist a younger child.
The Mariage Frères Tea Company was founded by two brothers, Henri and Edouard Mariage, in June 1854 in the Marais district of Paris. They helped to usher in a new type of tea tradition to Paris and France, and started opening tea houses in the 80s in central Paris. They have a wide selection of teas, but for the early morning tea drinker, this French breakfast tea variety is the perfect gift idea.
6. French Beret
A beret is the perfect gift for the Paris lover who also loves fashion. This neutral style from Madewell is the perfect variation for a slightly more understated look, that could easily be worn and styled with day-to-day looks.
There’s more to this vintage-inspired snow globe than meets the eye. It not only features beautiful snow flurries within the glass, but lights and music as well. Snow globes like this one make beautiful, year-round decor on bookshelves or desks, and offer a touch of magic to whoever receives one.
In one of the most beautiful coffee table books I’ve ever seen, artist and designer Marin Montagut describes and photographs 20 of his favorite “quintessential” places in Paris. These are places that seem to have withstood the test of time and remain slices of history!
This “Joie de Vivre” or “Joy of Living” tile tray from Anthropologie is the perfect place for special jewelry, perfumes, soap, or little keepsakes. The Paris lover in your life will appreciate the tile pattern that draws inspiration from the sidewalk cafes that dot Parisian boulevards.
Here is another good idea for the lover of coffee table books. This one by Paris-based designer and stylist Ajiri Aki is all about enjoying the little things and moments in life. She shares what she’s learned about savoring the moment – whether it’s visiting cafes, bringing home a bouquet of flowers, or indulging in a freshly baked baguette.
Good news, H&M has restocked this espresso cup and saucer set! It is reminiscent of what you would receive when ordering a morning pick-me-up in one of Paris’ multitude of cafes, and available in a black and white or red and white style. Even though these cups do say “Prego” which is Italian, these will still bring the spirit of Parisian cafe culture to the kitchen of your giftee. Plus, they have a whole line in the same style, so you can also include a set of cappuccino cups, dessert plates, dinner plates, and a porcelain milk pitcher with your gift.
This crewneck sweatshirt with a “Paris” motif is the perfect gift for the fashion lover who loves to layer. It would pair well with a collared shirt or turtleneck underneath, and features a great loose-fit style. It runs true to size, so if your giftee prefers an oversized look, try purchasing one in a size larger than they would normally wear.
A French 75, anyone? Who doesn’t enjoy a bubbly cocktail (or mocktail) during the holiday season? These coupe-style cocktail glasses will be the highlight of any bar cart, and the perfect glass to ring in the New Year. The architecture and cocktail scene of Paris inspired the shape of these hand-crafted glasses,
Speaking of French cocktails, here’s a whole book of recipes featuring concoctions made with St-Germain (a French liqueur). This book contains 30 recipes by some of the best bartenders in the world. Organized by time of day, it also includes advice on what food to pair the drinks with, the low-proof cocktail movement, and other entertaining tips.
Coco Mademoiselle is a luxury perfume that could easily become your giftee’s signature scent. This is a great choice for everyday life, as it’s a light enough scent that it’s still very wearable. It features notes of patchouli, tonka bean, and vanilla.
Whether the person on your shopping list is jetting off to the City of Light or somewhere closer to home, they’ll love the detail and nostalgic charm of the luggage tag from Tuckernuck. The travel accessory features 100% hand-stitched needlepoint and soft Italian leather. It will shine as a thoughtful gift and travel companion for many adventures to come.
We saw local Parisians sporting canvas totes like this tote bag all over the city. Not only are they practical for carrying groceries, shopping purchases, and more, but they add a bit of chic simplicity to any outfit. Plus, it features French writing and blue and red lettering reminiscent of the country’s flag.
These vintage-style bookends feature one of the most recognizable pieces of architecture in Paris – the Arc de Triomphe. These would blend in seamlessly on the bookshelves of a classical interior style office, or maybe someone who loves old-world antiques.
This is the perfect gift to bring a little bit of French farmhouse art to any phone. No matter what kind of cellphone your giftee has, this Etsy seller offers a multitude of variations of this print. The classic colors and print are perfectly reminiscent of the French countryside.
20. Paris T-Shirt
The stripes on this t-shirt are the perfect Parisian print. It’s made with a soft jersey fabric, and features a crew-neck top and ribbed neckline. This Paris t-shirt is the perfect gift to be paired with classic denim wide-leg jeans a red lip, with a pair of sneakers or Mary Jane’s.
This collection of curated French goods is ready to go as soon as you receive it, beautifully assembled and packed in a reusable wooden crate. This is the perfect gift for the entertainers in your life and would be a highlight of a fun cocktail hour at home. Williams Sonoma partnered with European culinary experts to assemble the fruitwood-smoked salmon, triple-cream Brie, pork paté, as well as authentic French blinis (a kind of thin, mini pancake type treat) and caviar.
Some of my favorite memories of Christmases growing up include gathering around with my family on Christmas night for card games that lasted late into the evening. A deck of cards is a simple but unique gift that will be a big hit on cozy nights in by the fireplace. This deck features beautiful French watercolor motifs of some of the most recognizable sights in the City of Light.
Diptyque is a well-known, Paris-founded brand that is the perfect gift for the person on your list who loves trying new beauty items. This holiday set contains three items in Diptyque’s “Roses” scent, which I can personally attest smells amazing! It’s a beautiful aroma of fresh florals. This particular set features a candle, a small travel vial of perfume, and a hand cream.
For anyone with a love of Paris, this book recounts the history of the City of Lights through photography. Featuring both well-known and lesser-known photographers, this coffee table book ventures through some of the most beautiful and best places across the city through different perspectives.
For a whimsical take on the perfect Paris-themed gift, this pillow is the perfect gift for a beautiful home accent in a child’s room or nursery. Anyone would enjoy the pastel print of this decorative pillow, which is made with certified organic cotton, and baby-safe inks.
This coffee cup is part of a bigger collection of hand-accented pieces designed by a husband and wife team. This cup features a hand-sketched hot-air balloon and hearts, which gives a warm, authentic feel to the perfect container for your French breakfast tea or coffee. A pair of these cups would be the perfect gift for the brunch lover on your list.
There’s no better way to start Christmas morning than by opening (and then wearing) a pair of cozy pajamas. Your giftee will love the fun Paris print on these pjs, and be sure to dream about the City of Love after seeing the staple apartment architecture and Eiffel Tower.
Parisian gifts can also be casual – this Paris baseball cap is perfect for the person with a more casual style. The embroidery adds a nice detail to the cotton-twill hat, which comes in three colors.
If you’re looking for a good idea for the little one in your life who loves the Eiffel Tower, these pajamas will become a nightly favorite. They’re made with a cozy cotton blend, but are cool enough that they would be great for warmer summer nights as well.
A framed piece of art is a good gift to save time and energy from having to find a separate frame that fits the art you’ve chosen. A smaller piece of art like this is also a great gift idea as it’s more versatile – it’s much easier for your giftee to find a place in their home to display it, rather than a large piece of art which can be more limiting.
Whether this picnic basket is enjoyed on the lawn of the Eiffel Tower or in your giftee’s backyard, this is a must-have accessory for carrying a bottle of wine, some French cheese, and a fresh baguette. Plus, a picnic basket is one of those unique gift ideas that will come in handy on beautiful summer days for a trip to the park, or even for a family photo session!
A perfume-shaped purse is the perfect statement clutch for an evening out. This acrylic “Paris” purse is a fun take on a perfume bottle, and is in a chic black and gold color.
For the LEGO lover in your life, this Paris skyline set is the perfect activity for a snowy winter day. It features highlights of the City of Lights like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and more. And after it’s completed, it’s a great display piece for an office or bedroom.
Three layers of scents make up this Paris-themed gift, so that each layer that’s burned through offers a new experience. It’s like gifting three candles in one! The top layer is bergamot, grapefruit, and apple. The second is violet, black and pink pepper, and Lily of the Valley. Third, the base is cedarwood, tonka bean, amber, and patchouli.
Chanel is almost synonymous with the city of Paris itself. This exclusive fragrance from Nordstrom is inspired by the city of love where Gabrielle Chanel found inspiration. This is a fresh, sparkling scent for your giftee who loves fragrances.
36. Trench Coat
If you’re looking for a classic French closet staple for the Paris lover on your list, a trench coat is the perfect piece for their capsule wardrobe. This particular style is even designed by a Parisian-inspired brand, Avec Les Filles (With the Girls), a brand whose mission is to produce wearable fashion with runway inspiration.
37. Urban Map Glass
If you’re searching for Paris gift ideas for the person who loves hosting happy hour from their home bar, this urban map glass is the perfect gift. The rocks glass features a distinctive etched map of Paris’ distinct districts, interspersed with street names and coordinates.
38. Paris Hand Towel
This towel is the perfect subtle touch of Paris. It’s a beautiful neutral color and will complement many different types of decor. And if you’d like to include this towel as a part of a larger set, this line also includes designs featuring the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
If you know anyone who got engaged at the Eiffel Tower, or maybe vacationed there with their spouse, this would be the perfect gift idea. It would be not only a great way to honor a treasured memory, but also provide a beautiful way to display their engagement or wedding rings.
40. Slim Paris Scarf
A slim scarf like this one is a good idea for a Christmas gift because of how versatile it is – it can be tied around the handle of a purse, in a bow around a ponytail, or used as a belt.
If the recipient of this gift is looking for even more ways to use a silk scarf like this one, MCO even has a dedicated post that you can refer them to: 6 Stylish Ways to Wear Your Silk Scarf.
Although this gift isn’t directly Paris-related, this is a great idea for your giftee to prepare them for their next Paris trip. This will help them avoid the additional cost of purchasing a new suitcase as part of their vacation expenses. Plus, they’ll get to arrive in beautiful Paris in style with chic new luggage in classic colors, personalized with their monograph. A polycarbonate exterior and leather detailing are key components of this suitcase. This is a great choice for luggage that will last, as fabric luggage will often become dirty on its first flight (trust me, I learned this the hard way).
42. Paris Sweatshirt
This “Paris” sweatshirt from Hollister is the perfect addition to a cozy loungewear look for Christmas. It could also be layered with a button-down or turtleneck underneath, and paired with slim jeans and sneakers for a casual Saturday look.
43. Coloring Book
This is another one of the best gifts you can give in the wintertime, as a coloring book will provide hours of entertainment when there’s nothing much to do outside. This book has 30 hand-drawn illustrations of some of the most iconic sights in Paris.
For the Paris enthusiast who also loves to cook or bake, this is one of the best ways to transport them to their favorite city instantly. This book is a unique combination of sweet and savory recipes alongside love stories from the City of Light.
Speaking of a giftee who loves to bake, this advent calendar from Williams Sonoma has the perfect bit of French flair for the person who dreams of someday opening their own “patisserie” in Paris. Each of the 24 numbered boxes contains baking and decorating necessities from cookie cutters to spatulas, piping bags, gift bags, decorating tips, and more.
For anyone up to a challenge, this mini dollhouse would be a fun winter project. Plus, for those who like to set up a Christmas village each year as part of their annual holiday decor, this would blend right in as a cozy, Paris-themed addition.
Here’s another great gift idea for anyone who likes a challenge as part of their winter hobby list. A 1,000 piece puzzle is the perfect way to spend a snowy day indoors, and this one features a fun, artistic rendition when completed of some of the most famous places in the city.
This ornament is a great way to commemorate a recent trip to Paris, or maybe an upcoming one! It is a fun nod to some of the most iconic cuisine in the French city, and would be the perfect stocking stuffer.
Bring the iconic Paris cafe culture to your gift recipient this year with this Kate Spade lunch bag. It features cafe staples like coffee, croissants, and fresh fruit. Plus, it’s insulated to make sure that your giftee’s lunch stays cold all morning.
For a gift that’s just as useful as it is luxurious, Pre de Provence soap has a fresh, clean scent for someone who may like more minimalist notes in their bath goods. This would be another great Paris gift idea for a stocking stuffer.
A vase is a unique Christmas gift that is perfect in preparation for fresh bouquets and flowers come springtime. This rustic style features French writing in a pitcher vase style, and is available in white or light blue.
52. Vanity Mirror
This mirror brings to mind the elegant, intricate baroque style of French decor that is a staple in Parisian interiors. Plus, this is a classic piece that is small enough to be placed in many places around your giftee’s house – whether it’s in a bathroom, on a bedroom vanity, or even on a hall table.
If you’re looking for Paris gift ideas for someone who loves having friends or family over for game nights, this is a unique gift idea that’s sure to be a hit. Reading through the rules of this game reminds me a bit of Monopoly – except instead of owning houses and railroads, you’re owning and opening restaurants in Paris!
Before heading to Paris, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your French! Any French national will greatly appreciate the effort to attempt to speak their language. Try to learn a few key phrases and words to help ease preventable confusion caused by a language barrier.
When you think of souvenir keychains, you probably haven’t seen one as detailed and whimsical as this one. It includes pastel French macarons, a small Eiffel Tower charm, and a small bow – perfect to represent some of the highlights of a trip to Paris.
Whether you’re shopping for a professional photographer or a novice, this Instax is a fun treat for anyone. It features 10 lens effects and 10 film effect options, has a built-in selfie mirror that’s perfect for solo travelers, and the best part is, you can instantly print mini polaroids directly from the camera. It also saves your printed photos, which can be sent to your smartphone for digital safekeeping. This would be a great camera to take with you on a trip to Paris!
This set of wine stoppers would be perfectly paired with a bottle of French wine for Christmas. Throw in a few chocolates or French macarons, and you will have the perfect pairing.
The Paris lover in your life will love the layered floral scents of this candle that pays homage to the blooming French gardens. Plus, it comes in a beautifully decorated tin that would add a great pop of color to any room.
A book on Parisian apartment decor is the perfect Paris gift idea for the interior decorating enthusiast. David Jimenez is an interior decorator who has lived and worked in Paris for years, and in this book, he shares his tips and secrets about how to craft chic, luxe interiors like Parisians.
60. Striped Sweater
No list of Paris gift ideas could be complete without a chic striped sweater. This is one of those pieces that is not only classically French, but wearable no matter the season, or country for that matter. This is a great wardrobe staple, and this particular sweater from Madewell is constructed with a mix of recycled cashmere and wool. The quality is well worth the slightly higher price of this piece, as it will last for years to come.
Check the Paris Gift Lover Off Your Shopping List
The Paris gift lover on your list will appreciate the effort you put into finding something that they are truly excited about this Christmas! Whether you’re helping them to prepare for a much-anticipated Paris trip, or maybe helping them to remember a past one, they’ll love the gift ideas on this list. And if you’re looking for even more French Parisian finds, check out what’s next: