Christmas shopping in Paris is ridiculous fun, one feels privileged to be able to cross items off your list in a city with the best shopping in the world. But, what if you can’t make it for Christmas? Fret not fellow elves, you can get those stockings filled with beaucoup de French inspiration by just opening up your computer. This year say Joyeux Noel instead of Merry Christmas!
For the Gourmet
French Yule log (Bûche de Noël) from Financier
Order a vrai French yule log (Bûche de Noël) on-line from Financier Patisserie if you live in NYC area for your Holiday fête.** $28
For the Fashionista
By Tila March for L’Exception
Black and Blue tote bag by Tila March from our friends at L’Exception. Practically perfect for everyday chic ** $708
For the Paris-o-file
Gg2p’s GO-Card your insider’s ticket to Paris (and all of France). This will give you or your friend VIP treatment, special offerings and savings at over 250+ partners that we have throughout France and beyond. Savings are usually around $500 for a week’s stay, its simply not smart to leave home without one. Check-out our December special get 2 cards for the price of one, only on Facebook. $75
For the Wandering Gypsy & her Guy
Every room is designed by a different artist, most are in the low 200 euro a night range.
Give your lover a weekend stay at the uber-cool Edgar hotel and dine at their trendy locals only resto.** Approx. $615 (for two nights and dinner)
Flea Market Chic
Add two love birds for a real surprise!
What could be more romantic than this French 19th century birdcage found on the Soft Surroundings website. $398.95
Very rare champagne chiller (or wine) from the 1930’s.
Get the bubbly flowing! French Champagne of your choice & the world’s most beautiful champagne bucket, an art deco collectors item from France, available on the gg2p Etsy store. $700
Young and Flirty Experiential gift for your Peeps.
Hold a Paris-themed cocktail party, sign up to make sure you receive my new book Paris Cocktails published by Cider Mill Press when it comes out next fall. Meantime, get dressed up in your party finest and serve some French inspired cocktails – like a French 75 in retro style glasses with French pub coasters. This would make a wonderful start to a French – styled New Year’s eve. $6 for coasters, book price TBD. Pre-order here if you want to reserve it now!
An advertisement from the 1940’s for Champagne.
A frame-ready advertisement from the 1940’s in France, give this beautiful piece of Graphic art to a friend who lives nearby, so you can enjoy it each time you go over. The colors are so festive! $30
For your Man
Classic black briefcase, chic and practical.
We just love this black briefcase from Galeries Lafayette.** $208
Big Birthday or Anniversary in 2015?
Spend a long weekend with all of your friends at this incredible Chateau just outside of Paris.** $$ (if you have to ask…but if everyone pays their portion and you’ve got over 20 people, cost will actually be reasonable.)
This company offers only the best finds from both France and Italy.
Perfect for a chic corporate gift, give the ultimate gourmet French box of goodies from Maison del Gusto.** $60+
For your Best Friend
Give her a POP of color! This up and coming young French designer is all the rage in Paris.** $40+
Stunning silk scarf for Mom, exclusively at Mondéfilé.
We love this artistic apartment silk scarf, from the Paris collection, inspired by Hausmann buildings in Paris.** $117
ENJOY this crazy time of year, try not to get too stressed out. Order as much as you can online so you can go out for a Girls’ Night out and toast to 2015!
** Indicates that this vendor is a partner of gg2p. If you buy using our GO-Card, you’ll get special perks, discounts, upgrades and/or VIP treatment.
Note: Slideshow photo on home page is an interior shot of the Gothic Chateau.