15 Parfait Gift Ideas for the Francophile in Your Life

From parfum to lingerie.
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From parfum to lingerie.
Gifts almost as good as being French. Photo: Composite

Gifts almost as good as being French. Photo: Composite

Our love affair with all things French (or faux French) is longstanding, but our desire to show our love for the country and its capital is stronger now than ever. We know we're not the only Francophiles out there, so we've compiled a gift guide filled with trés chic things — from clothes to accessories to parfums — that we know your French-obsessed loved one will adore.

Accoutrements

No-brainer gifts: A book written by one of the ultimate French cool girls, a keychain by the ultimate cool French brand, Grance Doré-designed note cards with phrases like "Bonjour" and "Merci," French ballet blats with a lift and an unassuming clutch.

1. "How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are," $15.43, available at Amazon. 2. A.P.C. 'Cuoio' keychain, $55, available at A.P.C. 3. Rifle Paper Co. x Garance Doré note cards, $18, available at Nordstrom. 4. Repetto chunky heel ballerina, $340, available at Farfetch. 5. Sézane Madame pouch, $95, available at Madewell.

1. "How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are," $15.43, available at Amazon. 2. A.P.C. 'Cuoio' keychain, $55, available at A.P.C. 3. Rifle Paper Co. x Garance Doré note cards, $18, available at Nordstrom. 4. Repetto chunky heel ballerina, $340, available at Farfetch. 5. Sézane Madame pouch, $95, available at Madewell.

Vetements

Tees and sweaters with French phrases are all the rage now. We love these ones by French-Japanese brand Maison Kitsuné, and British labels Être Cécile and Bella Freud. Also essential: French lingerie and a striped Saint James shirt.

1. Maison Kitsuné Parisienne tee, $66.50, available at Shopbop. 2. Chantelle mademoiselle demi bra ($78) and hipster ($34), available at Journelle. 3. Saint James for J.Crew t-shirt, $90, available at J.Crew. 4. Être Cécile Adieu boyfriend sweatshirt, $147.80, available at Être Cécile. 5. Bella Freud wool sweater, $420, available at Net-a-Porter.

1. Maison Kitsuné Parisienne tee, $66.50, available at Shopbop. 2. Chantelle mademoiselle demi bra ($78) and hipster ($34), available at Journelle. 3. Saint James for J.Crew t-shirt, $90, available at J.Crew. 4. Être Cécile Adieu boyfriend sweatshirt, $147.80, available at Être Cécile. 5. Bella Freud wool sweater, $420, available at Net-a-Porter.

Beauté

Beauty-wise, the French are known for minimal makeup, good skin and great scents. Our recommendations include the ultimate French pharmacy makeup remover, a limited-edition Chanel lipstick, French Girl moisturizer, Chloé parfume (in the cutest and most French packaging), and the best-smelling French candles out there.

1. Bioderma crealine, $18.18, available at Amazon. 2. Chanel rouge allure velvet in 'La Merveilleuse,' $36, available at Nordstrom. 3. French girl moisturizer, $24, available at Catbird. 4. Chloé carousel gift set, $140, available at Sephora. 5. Diptyque votive candle set, $90, available at Nordstrom.

1. Bioderma crealine, $18.18, available at Amazon. 2. Chanel rouge allure velvet in 'La Merveilleuse,' $36, available at Nordstrom. 3. French girl moisturizer, $24, available at Catbird. 4. Chloé carousel gift set, $140, available at Sephora. 5. Diptyque votive candle set, $90, available at Nordstrom.