Great Sites for French Themed Gifts
The holidays are here, Hanukkah is underway and Christmas is just three weeks away. If you still need a gift for the Francophile in your life here are a few great sites:
French Girl in Seattle Takes France (FGIS) This site is founded by French expat Véronique Cauquil Savoye. FGIS is full of information on French culture, travel tips, destinations, movie and product reviews. One of the highlights is the online boutique of personally curated products from established retailers including Amazon, Etsy and many others. Prices and selection vary, but you can count on a tasteful selection of gifts sure to suit anyone on your list. After 20 years in the United States, Véronique will be returning to France permanently in early 2019, hence the “Takes France“ in the site title. While those of us stateside will be very sad to see her go, we look forward to the adventure ahead as Véronique repatriates.
Rebecca Plotnick Paris Photography Photographer and Every Day Parisian lifestyle blogger Rebecca Plotnick splits her time between Chicago and Paris. Given the quality of her images, you’ll be glad she did. Whenever I miss Paris, I look to the walls of my home and see Rebecca’s images of Paris. A self-taught photographer, her images are both romantic and intimate. She often frames an image in such a way that it seems that you have walked in on a moment of Parisian life.
Pricing: from $30
Kasia Dietz Handbags Kasia Dietz is an American expat. Her hand-printed canvas totes are inspired by prints designed by her mother in the 1970's. Each canvas bag is hand-painted AND reversible. All Kasia Dietz handbags, totes, clutches and purses are unique and produced in Paris. Each collection, over 20 to choose from, is limited edition.
Pricing: from €35
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The holidays are here, Hanukkah is underway and Christmas is just three weeks away. If you still need a gift for the Francophile in your life here are a few great sites.
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