It’s here! Our French Chic Summer Gift Guide with a worldly, French, effortless sense of taste.  Whether you need a little seasonal pick-me-up, or are searching for the perfect gift for someone who adores France, here is a selection of charming French inspired summer essentials for gifting, as well as your home & entertaining.

 

French Chic Summer Gift Guide

 

Gift shopping for Francophiles is always a little très complex, but the things on this list are some of my favorite things I have given to people I love. Most are customer favorites, too, and will most definitely pass the great gift test of even the most discerning Francophiles. French-inspired gifts are always well received, chic and are always le cadeau parfait. I hope you find something on this list that will charm, enchant and delight your French sensibility, and that of the people you buy these gifts for. {Even if that’s YOU!!}

French Luxury Gifts

French Chic Summer Gift Guide

 

    1. Our best selling Menton Potpourri is Inspired by the scents and lively colors of Menton, France – the pearl of the French Riviera. The delicious bouquet of rose and lily notes create the heart of the scent – green muguet, fresh cyclamen and citrus add a captivating fragrance. Perfect for summer, to fill a large bowl with fragrant, bright decorative potpourri, it has dried citrus slices, a little touch of green moss, and bright flowers as accents.
    2. Olive Oil Soap on a Rope from the markets of Provence, with an earthy smell. Perfect for hanging on your faucet by your sink, potting bench sink, also wonderful in the shower. Let it air dry in between use and it will last a long time.
    3. All of France adores bees. The symbol of Napoleon, bees are such a favorite around our own home, in our gardens, for sure, but also on summery table settings! These 100 % linen tri-fold napkins are such a delight. They are actually made in the Ukraine, a European center for fine linen. Pair with the wonderful blue chambray placemats for a summer full of beautiful settings for all your meals.
    4. A classic gift choice, our Antique French Ticking Lavender Sachets keep the South of France in your heart. Handmade by Parisian Atelier exclusively for us {you!} they will transport you to Provence where the heady scent of lavender fills the air. Made with antique French fabrics, and backed with vintage French linen.
    5. I know, candles are always a beloved gift. I love gifting them, and receiving them. I love clean, fresh scents especially in summer. Ours are packed in a designer box, tied with a ribbon, no wrapping needed. Have a few on hand in your gifting closet – this one is inspired by the Château d’Yvoire, nestled in a medieval town in France surrounded by verdant forests and blue waters. A refreshing natural fragrance, the green marine notes are layered with sea moss, the fresh scent of juniper, mint leaves and aniseed, and a subtle touch of amber to create  a layered calming scent.
    6. One of my all time favorite gifts to give a hostess, our French Gardenia Rose Soap Petals are fragrant soap rose petals that look and smell like real flowers, one wash per petal. So realistic, they look like they just fell off the rose. The box is gorgeous! An antique bowl filled with these little petals near your guest bath sink looks more than gracious, especially in summer.
    7. Little Bees made by a family of bee keepers that have over 99 years of beekeeping experience, these Le Petit Hive beeswax candles burn longer, brighter, and cleaner than any other wax. Darling on your summer tables on little flower pot saucers, each bee will burn approximately 2 hours.
    8. Blue French Country Pillows have all the colors evocative of your favorite antique blue French toile. Made of a fine gobelin tapestry {a denser, thicker weft and as such is somewhat heavier than the regular tapestry, therefore better quality} backed in natural cotton. Great for inside, I have two on our front porch bench to welcome guests.
    9. Summer is a great time for champagne! {okay, every season is a great time for champagne!} I love dropping one of our Luxury Grapefruit Cocktail Cubes in a glass of sparkling champagne. Try it…it’s magical!
    10. If you yearn for the decadence of a royal tea a la Marie Antoinette, our French Fete de Versailles Tea will transport you to Paris. The famed Royal tea is a delightful blend – flavored with delightful natural aromas of honey, cinnamon, orange peel, safflower, delicate cornflower petals and finest black Ceylon tea to reflect the luxury of the Court of Versailles.

 

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