12 very French Christmas gift ideas

Berets combine fashion and tradition
What about giving a beret for Christmas? Artisan manufacturer Laulhere has added a dash of 21st-century French fashion to the traditional headwear

Have you run out of inspiration for Christmas gifts for loved ones? Why not treat them to a real flavour of France? Emily Commander has a few ideas for you to choose from

A beret from the Basque country

What could be more quintessentially French than a beret? Maison Laulhere is the only artisanal beret-maker still operational in France, and each piece of headwear is lovingly finished by hand. A range of styles is available, from the traditional to the cutting-edge, and they come in a rainbow of colours for adults and children alike. Your friends will love their new French look. Laulhere’s website will direct you to your nearest supplier, or you can buy online at museeduberet.com, where a Parisienne will set you back 38€.

A bottle of blanquette de Limoux

Blanquette de Limoux is one of the South of France’s best-kept secrets. A sparkling wine from Cathar country, a bottle of good-quality blanquette will cost less than half the money of a reasonable bottle of champagne, but it is a gift that will be appreciated by any serious wine-lover. Although they are made using the same traditional methods as champagne, the mauzac grape gives blanquettes a more earthy feel. A bottle of J ...

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