We love the gorgeous gift boxes from Le Cadeau Francais. From the pretty oh-so-French packaging to the gorgeous goodies inside. They’re a perfect souvenir gift box of France for friends, family and for yourself!
Alfred de Louvencourt is the creator of le Cadeau Francais (The French Gift). He lived in the UK and Brazil for several years and when he returned to France says “I sort of rediscovered my own city Paris with new eyes”.
He found that there was a lack of authenticity in some of the products sold to tourists. He understood how important it was to offer something that was original and authentic, a real taste of France that would be the perfect souvenir and gift. “France has so much to offer in terms of affordable culture and lifestyle, forget those French “luxury” brands and high end shops!” he says.
Alfred loves packaging and design, and decided to create French Illustrated Gift Boxes “offering pieces of France”. Each of the gift boxes he produced contains a selection of French produced items that have an iconic value. They are, he says “A perfect gift idea for francophiles and tourists” – and we absolutely agree.
This first collection is dedicated to Paris and is available online and at sales outlets in the city (details on the website).
This box is full of delightfully feminine goodies. As soon as I opened mine, the room was filled with the scent from the macaron shaped soaps! The lavender bag from Provence is lovely, the little bottle of Champagne from Maison Drappier, one of the best producers in France is a joy. There’s rose scented hand cream and a sweet Eiffel tower shaped tea infuser that I will have to hide or my friends will pinch it! All in a gorgeous box, beautifully wrapped.
You’ll find a bottle of top class cognac and a beautiful wooden traditional bottle opener. A photo book “Paris from Above” by Yann Arthus Bertrand, legendary French photographer, a tiny metal tray, perfect to rest your glass of wine on and soap from Marseille make this a great gift for men.
The Paris gift box for families
There are boxes for boys and girls as well as a fab family box for everyone to enjoy! You choose which items you’d like to go in from a list which includes a sweet little music box which plays “La Vie en Rose” – so Paris!
These are gift boxes that are thoughtfully put together with authentic French gifts with a flavour of Paris…