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10 French Gifts For The Ones You Love

Spoiling those we love at Christmas can be so much fun! However, it can be time consuming searching for the perfect gift and finding something unique.  So as a little treat for you, we’ve pulled together some of the most decadent, divine and delicious French gifts for the women in your life.

 

1. For the Product Princess – Rouge Dior – $45.00 AUD

Classic, Chic and oh so Christmassy! This classic Dior red is a sure fire stocking plumper for any beauty maven.

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2.For the Lady Who Loves Rituals –  TEA FAUCHON – $98.00 AUD

FAUCHON, a Parisian creator of flavoured teas since 1886, composes each of its teas in the way that master perfumers combine their essences. The FAUCHON blend is one of the most famous tea creations by the House: it is a fruity black tea in which the aroma of citrus zest pairs harmoniously with sensual vanilla.  The Oeil Du Maitre Tea Gift Box – with its stunning packaging, is a unique and decadent  gift for the women who loves to relax and soothe her soul with a good cup of tea.

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3. For the Woman in Need of Pampering – Relaxing Lavender Collection By L’Occitane – $100.00 AUD

When you think of Loccitane you often think of their signature Lavender scent.  This gift box is perfect for someone who needs the time over Christmas to unwind.  Their beautiful lotions are sourced directly from Provence, France and the scent of Lavender will ensure a blissful afternoon nap after Christmas lunch.

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4. For the Hopeless Romantic – Fleurissimo – $540.00 AUD

Fleurissimo was commissioned for Grace Kelly’s  marriage to Prince Rainier by the famous perfumery Creed, and has subsequently been worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Madonna.  This floral scent contains tuberose, Bulgarian rose, violet, and Florentine iris. A  little bit of Grace Kelly magic at Christmas never goes astray…

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5. For the Book Worm – The Little Prince  – $8.99

The Little Prince, published in 1943, is french aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s most famous novel and the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.  A classic gift for  the woman who is going to pour herself a glass of wine and bury her nose in a book and lie by the pool.

 

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7.For the Collector – Rouge Louboutin Starlight (Limited Edition) Approximately $900.00 AUD

This luxury limited edition Christian Loubtouin nail polish box  is a stunning collectors item for the Glamazon who has everything.  The shape of the bottle is based on his famous stiletto heel design. For the Glamazon who is a little more price savvy you can buy the commercial version for $50 at Sephora – find it here

 

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8. For the Domestic Goddess – Cire Trudon Candles  $121.00 AUD

In 1643 a salesman named Claude Trudon arrived in Paris and became the owner of a store in Rue Saint-Honoré.  On the eve of Louis XIV’s reign, Trudon created a small  wax manufacturing business that was to carry his name forward and make his family fortune.   Trudon grew and began supplying the French court and the most important churches. The Trudon company supplied the Palace of Versailles until the very end of the monarchy, as well as being Napoleon’s wax producer during the Empire.  It is now the oldest and most prestigious wax manufacturer in the world.  The glass domes hold the scent of the candle in and bring a little french history into your living room.  Our favourite scent is – L’Admirable – “The scent of Eternal Cologne, fair and virginal, left behind by Eugénie and Winterhalter’s flower girls. An imperial bee breaks into a dance around the gusty vapors of ruffled citrus fruits and bitter orange.”  With that description – it makes you want to buy all of them! Warning – they are addictive.

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9. For the Lady with a Sweet Tooth – Macaron Box by Ladurée – $29.00

The story of the Ladurée macaron starts in 1862 with Pierre Desfontaines, who first thought  of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling.  Since this time, the recipe has not changed.  The infamous Ladurée pâtisserie has recently opened in Sydney – where you can purchase a box of macarons and have them delivered to you at home.  They keep for 3 days in the fridge after purchase.  If you are a macaron beginner – go for passionfruit, pistachio or raspberry.

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10. For the Movie Buff – Marie Antoinette – $5.60

Oscar-winning Sofia Coppola brings to the screen an imaginative interpretation of the life of France’s legendary teenage queen, Marie Antoinette. It’s a fascinating perspective on French history, as well as being totally indulgent and girly. The fabulous frocks, food and parties will have you swooning – a perfect pre-cursor to Christmas Day.

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photocredit: Columbia Pictures

 

If Christmas shopping becomes a little too much, grab a bottle of Chandon and some strawberries and drink it with someone you love!

 

 

 

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