Sure, you’d prefer to go Christmas shopping in Paris …
… but failing a festive trip to the City of Light, it’s easier than ever to shop online for perfectly Parisian gifts. There’s something for all your favourite Francophiles, from a young nephew to great-aunt, and everyone in between (including, of course, yourself!).
A Miniature Winged Victory
Nothing compares to the magnificence of seeing Victoire de Samothrace in the flesh (well, marble), but a small-scale sculpture adds a lovely touch of Parisian whimsy to a desk or mantelpiece. Available in various colours and sizes, at Boutiques de Musées.
A Sézane E-Gift Card
There’s no better one-stop-shop for buying into that je-ne-sais-quoi brand of French Girl Chic. Order one here.
A Ladurée Candle
The next best thing to sitting down at a gilt-edged marble Ladurée table to nibble a selection of macarons and inhale a pot of perfumed tea: relaxing with one of the Parisian salon de thé’s exquisitely fragranced candles. Available from selected giftstores, including Amara.
Notre Dame de Paris by Kathy Borrus
In the wake of the devastating fire that almost brought down the beloved cathedral, this glorious, glossy tribute provides a virtual visit while we wait for her doors to re-open for real.
Georgianna Lane Prints
No Paris-loving household is complete without one — or twenty — of Georgianna’s exquisite photographs of the City of Light. Shop at her Etsy boutique.
A Kerrie Hess Phone Case
The celebrated illustrator and Paris lover also sells beautiful prints to grace your walls, but her pretty phone covers are ideal stocking fillers.
A Swarovski Eiffel Tower
A mini Eiffel Tower is a fanciful addition to a mantlepiece, or even to a bedside table where it works nifty double-duty as a ring holder; Swarovski sells one of the swankiest versions around.
Mariage Frères Tea Canisters
Have a few of these on hand for any last-minute Christmas gifts — whether for an uncle, neighbour, teacher, friend … these stylishly packaged loose-leaf teas are crowd-pleasers. Shop a selection here.
Lego Architecture: Paris
An inspired desk accessory for Paris and architecture lovers alike, as well as the kids, of both the small and big varieties. Available from LEGO boutiques and various toy stores.
Paris Saint-Germain Paraphernalia
For the man in your life who likes to think he has an inner Kylian Mbappé. Find PSG bags, as well as a large range of fashion buys and accessories, here.