18 Cool Gifts French Girls Are Giving for the Holidays

French women are known for their impeccable taste and effortless sense of style. That certainly doesn’t stop when it comes to the items they’re wrapping up to give their family and friends over the holiday season. So, what cool gifts French girls are giving this year for the holidays? Curious to find out which items made it onto their lists this year, I reached out to the stylish set directly to comb through their ideas.

While their selections range from chic fashion pieces to beauty products to pieces for the home, one thing’s certain: Each item is classic and timeless—something the recipient would be sure to own for years into the future. From an Hermès pillow and leather ankle boots to trench coats and hoop earrings, none of these will steer you wrong. Ahead, shop 18 holiday gift ideas that are French girl–approved, starting at just $18.

Chloé Harrouche



"Always a useful basic! It could be the best partner for a chic night-out look inspired by the '90s."

"This is a gift with an other-level budget… but it's a timeless masterpiece."

"I love to offer Byredo products as I love the products for myself. The smells are each very different from one to another but always keep the same subtility."

"A scarf is a cliché gift, but this one is a perfect gift for a long winter, right?"

Anne-Victoire Lefevre



"If I don't have too much budget, I would buy a digital gift card from Glossier or a set from my favorite products: Cloud Paint, Generation G, and Haloscope for parties. The packaging is so cute, and the makeup is really great!"

"I'm in love with these shoes and this color from Michel Viven, a French luxury shoe brand. I never saw shoes as comfortable, and you can wear these ones all day and night. Perfect for my sister (or me)!"

"These boots are just perfect for every day with a comfortable little heel! I know I will never be wrong with this for anybody."

"I love this brand of jewels! You receive your order in a little flower box—it is just perfect for a present. I can find something for all the ladies from my family or a birthday present."

Melissa Bon



"It's one of my favorite scents of all time—it feels warm and cozy."

"To have a piece of Greece on your hands, her jewelry feels like delicate days of summer."

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"A facial at Biologique Recherche to make you feel like heaven and glowing."

"You can't go wrong with a beautiful coffee table book, especially when it's an homage to one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century."

"Love the concept behind the brand and the fact that it's not just a lipstick but a beautiful object. Both luxury and eco-friendly sound like the perfect gift to me."

"I like to think that an iconic and timeless fashion accessory like an Hermès silk scarf is a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime."

"I enjoy gifting my favorite products. I use David Mallett line on a daily basis, and it's also my go-to salon in Paris. Plus, we rarely think of buying travel-size haircare, but when we have some in our luggage, it's usually a game changer."

Géraldine Boublil



"These candles are not only smelling heavenly good, but the marble container is the prettiest. A must-have."

"Timeless and the essence of interior chic—the cashmere pillow from Hermès. Less pricey than the cashmere throw but I also love the cashmere throw A LOT."

"This set is perfect on a coffee table. You can pull them out for teatime, drinks, or even leave it out with a nice candle on."