Black Friday in the U.S is typically the day after Thanksgiving or Le Black Friday aka Vendredi Fou (Crazy Friday). We have compiled some Made in France online shopping ideas to get a head start on your holiday gifts. From Savon de Marseille to LU Chamonix orange-filled cookies you can find many popular French Products without leaving your couch at home!
We chose Made in France to promote French savoir-faire and sustain our French Heritage and economy. Most are old traditional French Maisons that represent the best of France’s artisanship and craftmanship and are still operating in France. Others started manufacturing in France and import also all over the world. Made in France gift items come in all sizes and prices, here’s an eclectic selection for all tastes and budget.
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French Luxurious Diptyque Candles -French-born brand Diptyque has been at the forefront of high-end candle making for decades. The company dates back to 1961 and Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, where three artistic friends — Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet, and Yves Coueslant — set up a shop selling their designs.
French Chanel Perfumes– 1883 with the birth of Gabrielle Chanel and the rest is history.
Le Creuset Cookware – Since 1925, Le Creuset is handcrafted in France with only premium materials, our legendary enameled cast iron provides even heat and moisture distribution for dishes with consistently superior texture and flavor.
Emile Henri since 1850, has produced in France a large range of high quality ceramic cooking utensils. All the products are made from natural materials and have been designed and manufactured in France, in Southern Burgundy. The Emile Henry Tagine is Made in France with of all natural materials and manufactured using Emile Henry’s proprietary Flame technology to be used in all types of ovens.
Camila Paris brand is one of the most respected names within hair accessories and used all around the world. Made in France with French flair and European precision.Traditional, iconic, and timeless hair clips & barrettes, as well as Beautiful Swarovski Crystal hair accessories.
Louis Vuitton In 1837 16-year-old Louis Vuitton arrived in Paris and started apprenticing at the Parisian atelier for Monsieur Maréchal. He quickly became a valued craftsman where he learned his highly specialized trade; the beginnings of his career in an artisanal industry that called upon skills to custom design boxes and, later, trunks according to clients’ wishes. Louis Vuitton stayed for 17 years before opening his own workshop at 4 Rue Neuve-des-Capucines near the PlaceVendome.
Laguiole En Aubrac -The “Laguiole” (pronounced “LAYOL”) as it was called became a successful object beloved by people from all background and societies.Pierre-Jean Calmels, a blacksmith in the village of Laguiole, conceived the first Laguiole knife in 1829. Calmels built two models, the capuchadou, knife of the ordinary peasants of the Aubrac and the Spanish Navaja, brought back from Catalogne by seasonal workers. The hardest steel tempered in Laguiole purest natural spring, a spring to close the blade, a handle fashioned from the local Aubrac Oax’s horn… an exceptional knife was born. Over the years, Pierre Jean Calmels perfected his art by adding a Trocar in 1840 to meet the needs of herders and farmers.
Savon de Marseille Marius Fabre since 1900. Savon de Marseille is an entirely natural soap made either from saponified olive oil or saponified vegetable oil (coconut oil) The nourishing properties of olive oil, helps the skin to keep a more natural moisture balance. The soap is gentle on all types of skin, even the most sensitive ones (babies, people with allergies, etc.). The soap is cooked in cauldrons for about 10 days using a traditional Marseille soap-making method.
Panier des Sens in Provence – 20 year of Know-how It is in 2001, in the South of France, in the heart of Provence, that Panier des Sens is born. Panier des Sens celebrates the Grasse perfumery and its traditional skills, with its collection based on Absolute perfumes. Genuine high-end perfumery gem, an Absolute is the most precious oil of the vegetal raw material. Absolutes are highly concentrated fragrant natural vegetal extracts, which make it a real aromatic treasure. The Olive oil, the emblematic raw material of Provence, is at the heart of all their formulas Products such as liquid Savon de Marseille, luxurious hand creams, shower gels infused with essential oils such as the Lavender Liquid Soap known as the blue gold of Provence.
The house of Rochard Limoges produces boxes with a certificate of authenticity and the hand-painted porcelain boxes are marked and stamped “Peint Main, Limoges France“. Each piece also comes in a signature green and gold gift box. It further states that the Limoges Porcelain hinged Boxes are handcrafted from start to finish in France from the heart of the city of Limoges by master French artists using traditional techniques introduced in the 17th century.
Silk Scarf “La Parisienne”– This French classic Silk Scarf square is 100% Made in France in one of the oldest manufacturers in Lyon. The manufacturer creates silk twill scarves in Lyon since 1890. They produce scarves and “carrés” for the best luxury French brands.
Valrhona Chocolates – is a French premium chocolate manufacturer based in the small town of Tain-l’Hermitage in Hermitage, a wine-growing district near Lyon.The company was founded in 1922 by a French pastry chef, Albéric Guironnet, from the Rhône valley and has five subsidiaries and 60 local distributors across the globe. It is one of the leading producers of gastronomic chocolate in the world.
Calissons d’Aix from Chabert & Guillot is based in Montelimar, in the South of France, the capital of French nougat-making Calissons are a quintessential Provence treat, are a luxurious candy combining almond paste, melon and sugar, topped with a crunchy layer of royal icing. The texture is similar to marzipan but with a fruitier taste, usually melon-like (although maybe not for purists, there are also citrus variations). A Calisson is almond shaped, and usually associated with Aix-en-Provence (hence often called Calissons d’Aix). This candy likely originated in Italy and was introduced in France around the 15th or 16th century along with the introduction of almonds as a crop.
Baccarat is a French luxury brand and manufacturer of fine crystal located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Musée Baccarat in Paris on the Place des États-Unis.
Lalique– Lalique is a French glassmaker, founded by renowned glassmaker and jeweller René Lalique in 1888. Lalique is best known for producing glass art, including perfume bottles, vases, and hood ornaments during the early twentieth century.
Duralex the iconic Made in France brand, founded in 1945 in La Chapelle-Saint Mesmin, the very heart of France, Duralex invented the glass tempering process over 80 years ago and has been associated with toughened glassware, utilizing their proprietary process ever since. The original tempered (toughened) Picardie glasses are known as the “original French tumblers”. Functional yet stylish, Duralex tempered glasses and tabletop products are recognized throughout the world for quality and excellence.They are equally suitable for cold or hot drinks, conveniently stackable, impact and chip resistant, microwave and dishwasher safe. With the help of continuous investments and commitment to quality, Duralex has reached a level of excellence that makes its products recognized throughout the world. Duralex is and will always remain a true French manufacturer of glassware and tabletop products, and is the only glass manufacturer that makes 100% of their products in France.
Gobel Bakeware, Made in France since 1887 La Référence des Patissiers, Gobel bakeware has a rich history in the baking industry, beginning in 1887 when Etienne Gobel opened a Paris factory for manufacturing copper and tin baking molds. The business was very successful, and by the 1930s the Gobel brand was producing over 2,000 different bakeware products. Later in the 1940s, the company became recognized as a global supplier of baking molds and tins. You got to have the 12 Count Heavy Tinned Steel Madeleine Sheet Pan.
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