Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner and you’re gearing up to spend it with loved ones.  What better way to spoil them then finding them some awesome wintertime gifts from Paris.  Here are our top picks for this season:

For the Stylish Overacheiver:

It’s no secret we’ve been a fan of Kasia Dietz’s handbags for awhile, but have we mentioned how much we love her new Istanbul and Bali print bags?! They’re great for toting around your laptop and work related gadgets, plus the exotic print will make you feel like you’re on a mental escape from the office.  You also can’t go wrong with her classic Rive Gauche or Rive Droite bags which allow you to flaunt your pride for your preferred side of the river.

For the Etsy Afficionado:

We’re more than a little obsessed with Rebecca Plotnick’s cool Paris prints on Etsy.  This is the perfect gift for all of those who want to be able to frame a little piece of Paris in their home.  Whether you’re looking to hang a picture of snowy Montmartre or a black and white photo of Pont des Arts, Plotnick captures the beauty of the City of Light perfectly.  There’s a print that’ll suit everyone on your Christmas list!

For the Refined Taste Connoisseur:

This wouldn’t be a proper Paris gift list without including some classic indulgences that transcend the test of time.  For a proper tea-time, you can’t go wrong with one of Mariage Frères’s savory teas.  This high quality tea apothecary allows you to choose from dozens of well blended flavors that range from mild to exotic.  Be sure to check out their special holiday themed teas.  To accompany your tea party, don’t forget the cute edibles that add color to your table.  Ladurée offers the world’s most renowned macaroons and they’ve even expanded their reach to New York.  Your guests will be singing your praises after you bring them a variety box of these sweet treats.

For the Photogenic Superstar:

A photograph is the ultimate keepsake for those coming to Paris over the holidays.  Rather than just taking photos of the famous landmarks, why not get your photo taken in front of them to forever capture your delight while exploring this magical city?  Lindsey Kent is our go to girl for snapping photos of you during your stay in Paris.  Not only is she fun to be around, she brings out the natural and simple elegance of those whom she photographs.  For more info on setting up a shoot with her, check out her website here.

For the Design Guru:

Need customizable cards to send to your friends?  Looking for the cutest wrapping paper for disguising your holiday gifts? Check out the selection that abounds at Papier Tigre and L’Illustre Boutique.  Both stores carry a huge variety of paper goods that will suit the most organized and creative of your friends.  Shop hear for a new calendar, new desk organizers, or simply grab some cute paper for crafting.

Any other gift ideas from Paris? Send us your ideas on the blog!


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