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A Francofile’s Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

For the holidays this year, I’m fully embracing my love of all things French by giving Parisian-themed gifts. Here are the top 10 presents I will be buying for my fellow francophiles:

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1 The French version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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2 YSL’s Paris perfume – which is celebrating its 30-year anniversary

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3 Repetto ballet shoes for lounging around the house

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4 Eiffel Tower shaped scissors

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5 Pink champagne

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6 Graphic shirts featuring French words such as this Bien Fait sweatshirt

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7 Julia Child’s Mastering The Art Of French Cooking

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8 Marseille soap.

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9 A Chanel compact with a mirror in it so that my girlfriends will look chic in public while they apply their lipstick

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10 Coffee table books illustrating the artistry of French designers, like Villas 50 en France, full of images of fabulous 1950s modernist villas

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