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Sunday 29 Oct 2023    Paris Guides

French Holiday Gift Guide 2023 !

Our Gift Guide for the France and French Food Lover! Let's get French for the Holidays this year!

Here are some of our top picks of perfect gifts for the France and French Food Lover in your life. Just all the fabulous things that are on our holiday wish list - in no particular order.

General Goodie Stuff

Just a few things to make the count down to the end of the year (and next) a great one!

Our favorite UK baker Edd Kimber is buttering us up this year with fabulous merch! We just LOVE everything about this new line - take a look at it here (shipped worldwide). And of course, don't forget that his books always make the perfect Holiday baking companions. Check them out here.

Maison du Chocolat - This is the most amazing advent calendar on the scene. A beautiful collaboration between Maison du Chocolat - the fabulous Nicolas Cloiseau and jewelry designer extraordinaire

Everyday Parisian 2024 Calendar - every year she knocks our socks off with another gorgeous set of photos. What better way to enjoy looking ahead than with Rebecca Plotnick's (Everyday Parisian) curated calendar? You can find it here .... FYI (shipped worldwide), so you'll want to get this ordered while supplies last and definitely by the end of November!

If you or someone are visiting Paris, check out her Paris Guides!

POSH Chicago - An absolutely dreamy boutique in the heart of Paris. They always have a fine selection of fabulously French items. This IS the place to stock up on beautifully curated items, including antiques direct from the antique Les Puces in Paris! Check them out here

French Wink - we came across this fabulous NY-based store that curates your favorite French products! You'll want to check them out here - visit them online or in person! 

HelloFrenchNY - for the lover of French language! You won't want to miss all that is on offer from Cécilia of HelloFrenchNY. If you are not following her on Instagram, you are missing out on fun and topical ways to learn your favorite language. Don't forget to check out all the fabulous guides she has an offer!  For La Cuisine family members, be sure to enter : HelloLaCuisine for your special discount!

Food in France and Folks we Love!

We have a special love for our collegues in food, friends that cook together, stay together

E. Dehillerin - The store that needs no introduction! Our (and the same for a lot of others out there) favorite Cooking equipment store in Paris. A must-visit in the historical Les Halles neighborhood! 

G. Detou - Is always on our list for high-quality items for the food lover! You can find everything under the sun, particularly for the baking enthusiast in your life. It's no surprise that the name G. Detou phonetically sounds like 'I have everything'! And they really do!

Made in France Goods

From Fashion to Reading - lovely gifts coming directly from the City of Light

Bulles de Ruches - You'd be surprised at how many distilleries we have in île de France! One of our favorites is Bulles de Ruches which makes a selection of beverages infused with French honey! They have non-alcoholic drinks as well, but our favorite is the Organic Old Tom Gin. Grab yourself a bottle, you can find them at fine stores here in Paris! 

La Slow Galerie - One of our absolute favorite places for art in Paris. Locally sourced small artists cover the walls of this charming boutique in the 11eme! They also ship internationally! We fall in love with everything in their store here in Paris, but you can find everything online, and they ship! Take a look here

Le Bijou Parisien is always on our list for the Paris lover! This made-in-Paris selection of clothing is a favorite of ours. Wear your favorite neighborhood with pride, we do! Their shop is just minutes from us, you can find them on line here

Katie Donnelly Photography. There is nothing better than a photoshoot in Paris! And the perfect gift to offer for the holidays, including yourself! The perfect souvenir is a personalized photoshoot with the amazing Katie Donnelly! She is our preferred photographer, check out her beautiful website and you will see why! Book your photos here.

Gifts that will be forever classics

Favorites we love to love, over and over again. 

Mardi Michels is the queen of French cooking for kids! If you are looking for a special gift for that 'petit chef' on your list, you'll want to check her out here

Baking With Dorie - A new forever classic from our favorite lady Dorie Greenspan - you'll want to have this classic by your side for effortless entertaining through the Holidays. You can find it here. Frankly any book from her repertoire will be perfect for your Holiday celebrations - special mention for Dorie's Cookies!

Drinking French - the Holidays can be stressful. Our answer to getting through them?David Lebovitz Drinking French. It's the perfect addition to your Holiday entertaining - in many ways. Find it here. Don't forget his fine selection of Pastry books - perfect for the Holidays! And if you really want to treat yourself, get a subscription to David's monthly newsletter so you don't miss out on the good stuff. You can find it here (note you can also offer it as a gift!).

Zoë Bakes Cakes - Who doesn't want beautiful cakes for the Holidays?! Well, you know who is your go-to gal, Zoë François! Special mention that her gorgeous book is also in French. Perfect for the sweet French speakers in your life. Find her books here

Holiday Coupetails - YES PLEASE. The dream holiday entertaining book by the dream team Brian Hart-Hoffman and Brooke Bell is out and it is fabulous! You'll know them from one of our favorite publications Bake From Scratch. Behold, 65 inspired and festive recipes is already in our hands, and you'll want to get it into yours! Order it here

If you want to celebrate the holidays (or any time of year) with a beautiful French flare, you'll want to get your hands on Madame de la Maison newest book Joie! Find it here

Perfect for ALL ages, we love this new book 'The Parisian ABCs' from none other than The Emily in Paris! She is also known to us as the Parisian Gluten-Free Queen, so you'll want to check out her list of recommendations! You can find her book here

Jon Bonné - is your French wine aficionado! You'll want to check out his website here. His gorgeous two-book box set is the perfect gift for those that want to know everything about the world of French wines!

The French Cooking Academy - You'll want to get your hands on the wonderful new book from Stephane Nguyen of the French Cooking Academy ! You can get it here . There's no wonder that he is a YouTube sensation! Get your copy now!

Gifts from Chez Nous!

Don't forget you can find a number of ideas via our website :

We have a series of 6 videos sure to please the French Cook in your life! They can work from home at their own pace - you can enjoy the fruits of their labour! Why not purchase a gift certificate for our Video Classes

Know someone coming to Paris in 2024? Treat them to one of our classes via a Gift Certificate

Know someone who loves France and wants to know all about living 'La Vie Française', be sure to check out The French Ingredient! If you pre-order before the publish date, you get a bonus gift!

Central Paris Location

Last Minute Course Places

18 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ Class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

19 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 5+ places left

20 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • The 'Roi' of the Parisian breakfast table, Le Croissant ! Enjoy three hours of mastering this decadent, flaky, buttery French icon.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

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