"Paris is always a good idea," Audrey Hepburn once said, and I'm sure any Francophile would agree. When they're not cafe hopping in the City of Light or playing pétanque in Provence, any lover of France can still enjoy the je ne sais quoi of the country. For the holidays, give your favorite wannabe Frenchie music by France's 1960s pop princesses, Parisian eye candy, or books about the seductive French way of life. We have those ideas and more in this gift guide.
Rose, C'est Paris ($46) is an erotic and artistic book for the edgy friend on your list.
A movie poster ($24-$200) from this 1964 heartbreaking musical romance starring Catherine Deneuve will pull on the heartstrings.
Help a friend say Bonjour! with a boxed set of eight gorgeous cards ($18) from French illustrator Garance Doré.
This 1963 classic ($10) starting Audrey Hepburn provides plenty of eye candy, especially of Paris. In the thriller, Hepburn finds herself pursued following the death of her husband. Grant appears as a charming yet suspicious stranger.
Coffee table book Jane & Serge ($60) is a collection of photos taken by Jane Birkin’s brother put together in the style of a family photo album. It chronicles the romance between the French singer-songwriter and the British actress.
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits ($25) divulges the secrets of French women when it comes to love, sex, and style.
This Diptyque candle ($90) brings the scent of firewood straight from Paris.
Paris: An Inspiring Tour of the City's Creative Heart ($28) is organized by arrondissement, highlighting each neighborhood's hidden gems, from flower markets to macaron shops.
If the Francophile in your life is more a fan of the country, give them French Essence: Ambiance, Beauty, and Style in Provence ($31). It's packed with photos of the region's lush gardens, timeless interiors, and picturesque villages.
What Francophile would disagree with this poster ($15)?
A camel wool beret ($24) adds classic French style to any wardrobe.
Australian journalist Sarah Turnbull writes about moving to Paris and falling in love with a Frenchman in the hilarious memoir Almost French ($11).
Mariage Frères was founded in Paris in 1854, and one of my favorites is the luxurious Wedding Impérial blend, which you can buy in tea bags ($27).
These made-in-France Baccarat Dom Perignon Champagne flutes ($240 for two) are très glamorous.
This C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s CD ($19) is packed with songs by the yé-yé girls, the Euro pop princesses of the '60s.
Paris Mon Amour ($13) chronicles the love affair between Paris and photographers.