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 .
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 ( no longer available ) 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 $70 ( without the frother )
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 ( many patterns available ) . 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
Switch for an other towel or bag if you’d like
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
Balade a Paris Gift basket : Fill up a traditional net bag from Filt ( Made in France since 1860 ) $18.75 Towel from Tissage de l’Ouest $20 , set of 4 Bougies la Francaise $16 , St Michel butter cookies in Eiffel Tower tin $19.50 , The New Parisienne book $ 29.95 Ad a card for $5.75 Total this gift $109.95
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 .
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
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 book no longer available but we have new ones that came in this season ) This Gift $199.00
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
You can always ad some cookies . All made in France and delicious $5.95 each
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 ( sold out ) , Herbes de Provence 5.3 oz $16 , Towel $20
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
Drinks and appetizers come together …new ideas for a perfect apero or Happy Hours at home $19.99
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
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 Linen and silk rose bud drawer liner $38
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 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 $128.50Lavender 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
Mix and Match to your liking Soap dish $13 , Hard milled soaps , natural scent from Panier des sens $10.50 , Mistral $11.50Sets 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 Embroidered lavender sachets $18.75, Heart sachet $22.50Make 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 “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 $112.50Fragonard 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
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 $56.65
Boxed 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 La 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
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
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 Garnier Thiebaut towels $26 , Mistral sets of 2 soaps $15
We gift bag , we can gift box to ship and we can ship for you too ! Gifting made easy and unique !