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1. Candles and tea from Mariage Frères
2. Gifts from the gift shop at Hôtel de Crillon marked with the hotel’s logo
3. Macaroons from Pierre Hermé (these won’t last long) or Ladurée
4. Chocolates from Patrick Roger
5. French herbs and spices from Goumanyat. Also, the nearby G. Detou offers teas, chocolates, nuts and sardines—a veritable wonderland of foodie gifts.
6. Berets in all different colors and crystal Eiffel Towers for the kids. These can be found everywhere, but there are a number of shops that run along the street beside Notre Dame.
7. Goodies from the Rodin Museum gift shop—they have a small faux Rodin sculpture of the artist’s hands, which is a piece that we adore.
8. Pistachio oil from Huilerie Artisanale J Leblanc et Fils
9. Vintage Chanel/Hermès from the Marché aux Puces, Didier Ludot or Les Trois Marchés de Catherine B
10. Foie gras (make sure it’s not refrigerated). Comtesse de Barry is a good brand, as is Pierre Champion.
11. Bensimon tennis shoes or bags from Autour du Monde
12. Anything from the queen of fashion, Colette, but especially the art books and the jewelry
13. La Mère de Famille candies
14. From Monastica, soap, candles, honey or jam made by monks
15. For the gourmand: treats from Fauchon, Hédiard, Maille and the other gourmet shops near the Madeleine church, or Lenôtre for chocolate or kitchenware. FYI—Jefferson bought his mustard at Maille.
16. A book on Paris from Shakespeare & Co. Make sure to get your book stamped with the store emblem on the way out.
17. Paints and brushes from Sennelier, where Picasso bought his
18. Old bar paraphernalia from Marché aux Puces—specifically Ricard or Pastis
19. Copper pots shipped from Dehillerin (for YOU or someone you really like). This is where Julia Child bought hers!
20. Candles from Diptyque
21. For the kids—hand-painted toy soldiers or Joan of Arc replicas from Terre de Sienne
22. And don’t forget the final mad dash at the duty-free shop at Charles de Gaulle—pick up a great bottle of Armagnac or French perfume for that loved one you accidentally forgot.
Where to find it:
Autour du Monde Four locations in Paris; we prefer 8–12, rue des Francs Bourgeois, in the 3rd Arrondissement.
Pierre Champion 110, rue Mouffetard, in the 5th. 01 55 43 92 59.
Colette 213, rue St. Honoré, in the 1st.
Comtesse de Barry 1, rue de Sèvres, in the 6th.
Didier Ludot 33, rue Valois, in the 1st. 01 40 15 01 04.
Diptyque 34, blvd St. Germain, in the 5th. 01 43 26 77 44. Mon–Sat, 10–7.
E. Dehillerin 18 & 20, rue Coquillière, in the 1st. 01 42 36 53 13.
Fauchon 30, Place de la Madeleine, in the 8th.
G. Detou 58, rue Tiquetonne, in the 2nd. 01 42 36 54 67.
Goumanyat 3, rue Charles François Dupuis, in the 3rd. 01 44 78 96 74.
Hédiard Locations all over Paris and the world; we like 21, Place de la Madeleine, in the 8th.
Pierre Herme 72, rue Bonaparte, in the 6th; 185, rue de Vaugirard, in the 15th (less crowded).
Hôtel de Crillon 10, Place de la Concorde, in the 8th.
Huilerie Artisanale J Leblanc et Fils 6, rue Jacob, in the 6th.
Ladurée 21, rue Bonaparte, in the 6th. 01 44 07 64 87. 75, ave des Champs-Elysées, in the 8th. 01 40 75 08 75. 16, rue Royale, in the 8th. 01 42 60 21 79.
Lenôtre 10, ave des Champs-Elysées, in the 8th.
Maille 6, place de la Madeleine, in the 8th. 01 40 15 06 00.
Marché aux Puces Rue des Rosiers, near Porte de Clignancourt, in the 18th. Sat–Mon. only.
Mariage Frères 35, rue du Bourg-Tibourg, in the 4th. 01 43 47 18 54.
La Mère de Famille
Monastica 11, rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, in the 4th. 01 48 87 85 13.
Rodin Museum 79, rue de Varenne, in the 7th. 01 44 18 61 10.
Patrick Roger 108, blvd St. Germain, in the 6th; 45, ave Victor Hugo, in the 16th.
Shakespeare & Co.
Terre de Sienne 1, Cour du Commerce St. André, in the 6th. 01 43 54 32 66.
Les Trois Marchés de Catherine B 1, rue Guisarde, in the 6th. 01 43 54 74 18. (Call first, as they are open at weird times.)