Gift ideas !

This year is a bit different to say the least …if you cannot come in person , let us put together the perfect gift !  You know who you want to gift it to and we know our products so we can make the match ! Tell us about the person and we can do the rest . These are some ideas witch of course you can always modify to his or her taste  .

IMG_1891(Edited) (Large)Poppies and coffee : Towel by our friend French artist Valentine , silk screened by hand using  natural dyes 100% cotton $22.50 ,  ” A coffee please ” mug $16.25 , Milk frother by Cookut , All you need to know to bake your own delicious madeleines at home Book $19.95 , Butter cookies made in Brittany $5.95 each This gift $95.50

IMG_2468 (Large)Romantic picnic set : Make a chocolate fondue on a picnic or at home with a tea light candle $25 . Dip strawberries or marshmallows and have fun ! Melamine plates set of 4 $37.50  . Colored through taper candles from Bougie la Francaise do not drip or smoke . Each candle burn 10 hours , pack of 4 $16 . Use this towel as a tablecloth , made by our friend French artist Valentine , silk screened by hand using  natural dyes 100% cotton $22.50 . Carry it all in one of our net bag made in France since 1860  $ 18.75. Total $119.75

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All about lemon : Lemon butter cookies $5.95 , Paper cocktail napkins $6.50 /pack  Mistral lemon soap $10.50 , Panier des Sens lemon blossom soap $10.50 , Glass soap dish $13 , Wax botanical Lemon blossom /lychee $26.50  This gift $79.45

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Vacances en France : A few things to make you feel like you were in Paris or on the French Riviera right now . Tissages de l’Ouest towels $20 and $18 ( let them soak in cold water over night and wash once before the first use to make sure they become soft and absorbent )  bag $24 , Sticky notes $15 , French Cafe music CD $18.75 , Paris tea ,a blend of black teas with floral and citrus flavors with a hit of vanilla $11 , Butter cookies with caramel $5.95 ,  Comptoir du cacao chocolate 72% dark $7.75 . Mug $16.25 . Total $136.75

Market baskets with leather handles : Short round handles $45.50 or long flat shoulder handles $42.50 . Pack them up with goodies for a special celebration . Pick a card from us and let me do the calligraphy note on your behalf making it more personal .

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Making baskets for any celebration and budget . This basket $280
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Flat shoulder straps basket $42.50

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Ice cream ready kit : All you need to make special ice cream desserts at home , starting with home made whipped cream . Use the jar and the included silicon balls to whip cream in less than a minute  $18.75 . Bee glass bowl $11.50 each , Chestnut spread is delicious with vanilla ice cream , top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate for a “coupe Mont Blanc ” a classic bistro dessert all over France (17.5 oz  $11) , serve with milk chocolate dipped Gavotte cookies ( the crispiest , lightest cookie ever ) Other option is Vanilla ice cream and Griottines Merlot Cherries in Brandy ( not syrup ) a little whipped cream , shaved chocolate and dark chocolate Gavotte and you are in heaven ! Griottines $28.50 , Chocolate 72% dark $7.75 , Rose syrup to mix with drinks or champagne  $17.95  . This gift  $118.85

Ad Cocktail napkins of your choice for $6.50

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Sunday Dinner : Roast a chicken with herbs of Provence ( $16 bag ) . Rub the herbs over the chicken and infuse the inside using the insert you can fill with broth , lemon juice  making a moist chicken $25 , Fleur de sel from Camargue is the most wonderful finishing salt , crunchy but not very salty $14.95 , Melamine cheese platter $33.75  , set of 4 appetizer plates $37.50 , Fig and walnut confit $9.95 , Merlot jelly$9.95 to pair with cheeses , Branches knives spreaders $8 each , Book on cheeses with everything from cheese etiquette to recipes $37.50    This Gift $199.00

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Lavender for foodies : We carry lavender everything but our most special products must be the lavender honey rich in flavor , creamy and the soft nougat also made with lavender honey we both get from Provence ( 8.8 oz $ 17.55  and 3.5oz $10.95 ) I use the lavender honey to sweeten roasted apricots or drizzle over a nectarine tart in summer ( make a search in the recipe tab ) but it also very good with the Camomille /lavender herbal tea from Harney and Sons 20 tea bags in tin jar $11 , Apricot/lavender jam $12 , culinary lavender to sprinkle over cookie frosting  $10 , Lavender syrup $17.95 , Lavender towel $27.50 , Mini hand cream $8.50 , Dried lavender $18.95  This gift $134.00

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You can always ad some cookies . All made in France and delicious $5.95 each

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Home made pizza are delicious and fun to make ! Use a refractory stone for brick oven results . This one has holes throughout for an even better heat distribution $39 , Herbes de Provence 5.3 oz $16 , Towel $20   This gift $75

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Drink like the French ! the new book from David Lebovitz $ 28 , L’apero towel $20 , Bee flute glasses $12.50 each , Bird bottle opener $9.50 , Set of 6 assorted coasters . Gift $97.50

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Drinks and appetizers come together …new ideas for a perfect apero or Happy Hours at home $19.99

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A perfect spring and summer gift idea with my favorite cherry blossom flavored green tea $11  Steep 1 tea bag in 2,5 cups of coldcotton water over night or at least 4 hours for a refreshing flowery drink . This cold brewing process eliminate any risk for bitterness . I always do my ice teas this way even for black tea . Violet syrup also makes for special drinks and cocktail , or just pour some over fruits and yogurt $17.95 , Rose and Violet candies from Flavigny , Made in France since 1591 $5.95 each , cocktail napkins $6.50 , cotton towel from Valentine ,silk screen by hand right here in San Diego $22.50             This package $69.85

IMG_2198 (Large)Lavender hanger sachet ( linen and silk ) $22, Heart shaped  soap $12.50 , Fragonard Eau de parfum Rose Lavender $59 , Purse size hand cream $8.50 , Natural lip balm $9.50 . This gift $111.00 IMG_1808 (Large)Linen and silk rose bud drawer liner  $38

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IMG_1955 (Large)Our best selling soaps in Cotton flower and peony/magnolia $10.50 , Bougies La Francaise taper candles in soft pink ( do not drip or  smoke , cotton wick , set of 4 $16 ) , Pretty ceramic candle Thai Lily scent $28.75 , Ceramic Cicada from l’Atelier Louis Sicard , this is the modern twist of its original version created by this family in 1895 ; A good luck charm you can hang to decorate or use as a paper weight $35   This Gift $100

IMG_1950 (Large)Lavender ( all natural essential oils ) : linen heart  lavender sachet $22.50 , Shower gel $24 , Hand cream $25 , Bath Salts $18 , Maison Louis Marie Candle $35   This Gift $124.50 IMG_1956 (Large)Natural and Earthy gift set with entirely natural fragrances made with pure essential oils in Vetiver/sage with notes of Bergamote : Room Spray $15 , Soy wax candle $27.50 , Our all time favorite natural liquid hand soap from Marseille in Olive wood scent $22 , Small embroidered pouch $15 , Set of 4 heavy linen napkins  $49  This Gift $128.50IMG_1806 (Large)Lavender Sachets : Linen and silk Pillow insert $33, Drawer liner $38, hanger sachet $22, set of 3 linen sachets $33 , set of 3 silk sachets $23.75 , Sachets by the yard roll $29.75 IMG_1662

Mix and Match to your liking Soap dish $13 , Hard milled soaps , natural scent from Panier des sens $10.50 , Mistral  $11.50IMG_1813 (Large)Sets of 2 soaps $15 , glass soap dishes $13 , bird dishes $17.50 , purse size hand creams $8.50 , Tin Box set of 3 $27.50  IMG_1809 (Large)Embroidered lavender sachets $18.75, Heart sachet $22.50IMG_1797 (Large)Make your own Lavender gift ! Mistral lavender is more perfumy , Sonoma Lavender is straight forward lavender oil infused , same for Pre de Provence bath salts  $ 17 , Mistral Bath Salts $17 Shower gel $23 , Bubble bath $23 , Sonoma line  water $16.50 , Soy wax candle $12.50  IMG_1757“French Gourmet bag ” : Filt bag ( 100% cotton made in France since 1860 ) $18.75 , Lavender honey from Provence $17.55 ,Honey bee towel $22 , Paris Tea $11 ,Filet Bleu cookies in Chocolate/mandarine $5.95 , Macarons paper napkins $6.50 , Liquid soap from Marseille $22 Orange blossom , Purse size hand cream $8.50 Orange blossom                This bag $112.50IMG_1856 (2)Fragonard perfumed soaps come with matching soap dish and beautiful box $29.50  ; 6 fragrances available from light floral to citrusy or woodsy .

Match the soap with the eau de Parfum $59

IMG_1848 (Large)Bleu Blanc Rouge : “I am missing Paris “ bag ( $18.75 ) filled with dark chocolate Crepes Gavottes $5.95 , Alibabette Journal $11.95 , New Fragonard scent of the year soap Magnolia $11.50 , Provence Hand Cream $8.50  This Filt Bag is $56.65IMG_1860 (2)Also in Fragonard scent of the year Magnolia diffuser $59 (  Peony and Orange blossom ) Large 6.7floz will last you a long time !IMG_1770Boxed set of 3 purse size hand creams from la Chatelaine $27.50 , Natural lip balm $9.50 , Alibabette Journal to draw, write and keep all these ideas together $8.50  Total $45.50 IMG_1772La chatelaine boxed set of 3 hand creams $27.50 and an other favorite to take everywhere and specially when traveling Ode Olive oil Body Balm $22

83852F93-ED34-4345-B1EC-C039AF5A3382IMG_1799 (Large)Gardener’s care gift :  Ode Olive oil Balm is great on dry feet, elbows , cuticle and hands who have been doing some gardening  $22 , pair with a hand brush from Andre Jardin , Ash wood ~ all natural fibers ~ Made in France  $16.25 , Sonoma Hand cream is rich but not oily , perfect day time treatment $ 22.50

IMG_1818 (Large)For those who have everything  , gourmet food and consumable are always best : Fill up a basket with our Herbes de Provence $16 , Any jam $12 ( apricot and lavender , sweet orange and orange blossom , also available wild blueberry, wild blackberry, blackcurrant , white fig, black fig , pear and dried apricot with honey ,seedless raspberry ) , lavender honey $17.55 or Orange blossom Honey $ 15.75  , Fleur de sel from Camargue our favorite finishing salt $ 14.95 , Liquid hand soap from Marseille glass pump 16.9floz $27 , Hand or dish towel $26 IMG_1598Garnier Thiebaut towels $26 , Mistral sets of 2 soaps $15

IMG_1803 (Large)We gift bag , we can gift box to ship and we can ship for you too ! Gifting made easy and unique !

Corporate gifts

Preparing some corporate gifts already !  We can personalized your Holidays client’s gifts , match your budget and gift wrap ! Nobody dreams of  a traditional gift “basket” from a chain store … Our gifts are unique , can be more personal , feminine  like a monogrammed  lavender sachet hand embroidered on antique linen and a wool scarf   or more generic for an office   but are always high quality and gourmet (we proudly sell some of the most prestigious French brand )

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Best fresh macarons in San Diego !!