We all love sharing our adventures abroad with our loved ones by hand-picking them gifts and trinkets, and your Paris trip will be no exception. However, once you’re here, it’s very easy to get caught in the maze of overpriced tourist souvenir shops selling tat, so here is a collection of INSIDR's favourite brands and stores selling uniquely French gifts, all made in France so you can find the perfect gift for your friends and family. 

 


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1.     Kerzon

Kerzon is a company creating scented sachets and candles with an ingenious twist. Their latest collection, ‘Flâneries à Paris’ literally means strolling through Paris, and it does just what it says on the tin- it transports you to the Parisian streets, making it the perfect gift for any Paris lover! Each scent in the range is inspired by a special location and typical Parisian occurrence, whether that be a stroll in Buttes- Chaumont, a shopping trip to Palais Royal, a lunch at the Luxembourg garden, their fragrances eternalises these memories for you and allows you to pass them on as a gift.

You can find the ‘Flâneries à Paris’ collection at Papier Tigre, 5 rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 for the next couple of months.

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2.     Anysetiers du Roy

A short walk from the historic Ile Saint Louis, you will find a quaint shop which happens to be a chocolate heaven inside. Anysetiers du Roy is a family run business, selling an ingenious chocolate product, all made here in France. They sell clay cups, filled with divine solid chocolate that you put in the microwave to instantly create a mouth-watering chocolate fondue! If you manage to leave any for a second helping just reheat what’s left in the microwave and you’re ready to go! They have dozens of flavours to choose from and pre-packaged gift sets to make the perfect present for any chocolate lover back home!

Open Monday: 2pm- 7:30pm
Tuesday- Saturday: 10:30am- 7:30pm
Sunday: 11am- 7:30pm

45 boulevard Saint Germain
75005 


3.     La Maison de la Truffle at Galeries Lafayette

Some truffles to bring home to wow your beloved ones? This black diamond in French gastronomy intrigues many hearts, and the French are proud of it. La Maison de la Truffle has long been an expert on French truffles savoir-faire since 1932. Have your pick on truffle-infused food products, like olive oils, condiments or fresh seasonal truffles; if you're a real gourmand, take a seat and dig in for a salivating truffle feast on the spot! Even their desserts have truffles in! Hmmm... Delish. 

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Monday - Saturday: 8.30am - 9.30pm

35 Boulevard Haussmann
75009


4.     Diptyque

Diptyque is a luxury brand creating high-end candles and perfumes. From their minimalist branding to the quality products themselves, Diptyque oozes style and sophistication. Whether you go for Feu de bois (wood fire), vanille or figuier (fig tree) their scents are a mixture of innovative and classic. Their mini candle range makes the perfect travel-friendly gift, and just mention it’s a present when you are purchasing your candle, and your present will be beautifully wrapped for you. Their original boutique, opened in 1961, is worth a visit in itself!

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Open Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday’s

34 Boulevard Saint Germain
75005


5.     Gab & Jo

 This friendly concept store is dedicated to all things made-in-France. Selling a whole range of products made by French artisans and small businesses, Gab & Jo is a must-go address for any traveller on the hunt for souvenirs and original gifts!

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Open Monday- Friday: 11am- 7pm

28 rue Jacob
75006

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6.     Le Colonel Moutarde

Bow ties are back in fashion, which is ideal, as they make great gifts for gentlemen, young and old. Le Colonel Moutarde offers a huge collection of made in France hand-crafted bow ties with a distinctly modern twist. Head to their store, found in the heart of the capital, to discover this emblematic store to find the trendiest bow tie in town.

Open Tuesday- Saturday: 11am- 8pm

84 Rue Quincampoix
75003

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7.     Le Slip Français

Buying a pair of pants might not be the first gift-idea that comes to mind when you’re in the fashion capital of the world, but a trip to Le Slip Français may just change your mind! This shop sells quality underwear, all 100% made in France from its conception to creation. 

French gifts Le slip francais

Check out one of their Paris stores:

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137 rue Vieille du Temple 75003
46 rue des Abbesses 75018
20 rue vieux colombier 75006


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8.     Monsieur Simone

Monsieur Simone creates beautiful jewellery, all created in a Parisian workshop, so you can find a precious gift for a loved one, designed, made and sold in Paris.

Find Monsieur Simone in many Parisian independent stores

Les Javottes
48 rue Greneta
75002

Le Corner des Créateurs
24 rue de Lappe
75011

MyFashionLab
176 rue de Grenelle
75007

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9.     Cire Trudon

And yes… it’s another candle store, but let’s face it, they make great gifts! Cire Trudon is the oldest luxury brand selling high-quality scented candles in France, which are still all made in their workshops in Normandy.

Check out one of their 3 stores in Paris

Paris Left Bank:
Monday- Saturday 10am - 7pm
78 rue de Seine
75006

Paris Right Bank:

Monday-Thursday: 11am - 2pm / 3pm - 7:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am - 7:30pm
Sunday: 12am - 7:30pm


11 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004

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Bonus: Le Cadeau Français, the ultimate last-minute/ all-inclusive gift pack!

They are definitely the specialist of French gift boxes. You can pick pre-arranged gift boxes under different themes or even customise your own box!

Photo credit: Le Cadeau Français Facebook page

These beautiful gift boxes are not only practical, but very heart-warming as well! Quality small gifts are assorted into boxes with lovely illustrations on Paris. Gift ideas such as French literature classic pieces, card games, macarons, champagne etc are available for you to choose from. They will surely offer an authentic "French experience" to your beloved ones! 

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