Are you looking for the best Paris souvenirs to bring back home from your trip? Then continue reading below!
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy to yourself as a memory from your trip to Paris.
There are several beautiful, nice and yummy things to buy during your stay in Paris, and down below you can read some more about them. Here are the best things to buy in Paris as a souvenir:
Beret – One of the most popular French souvenirs
A beret is not one of the most unique Paris souvenirs. Some might say that it’s cliché, but I think it’s a classic! It’s one of the most bought souvenirs in Paris, but no wonder why since it’s both useful & stylish.
It’s not a unique souvenir, but I still think they’re pretty cool!
In Paris, you’ll find plenty of stores and markets selling cool antiques to bring back home. The antique dealer shops and the flea markets are the best places to look for some cool antique Paris souvenirs. I can recommend you to visit Boutique Alasinglinglin or the Saint Ouen Flea Market.
Eiffel Tower Souvenirs
This is another souvenir that’s pretty cliché, but it’s still a classic and one of the most bought souvenirs in Paris. In Paris, you can buy everything from fridge magnets and keyrings to miniature Eiffel Towers and both t-shirts and bags with the Eiffel Tower print on them.
I personally think that the miniature Eiffel Tower souvenir is pretty cool!
Macarons – One of my favorite Paris souvenirs!
One of the most delicious Paris souvenirs you can buy is a box of macarons. They come in all kinds of different flavors – from chocolate and strawberry to pistachio and caramel – there’s something for all kinds of taste buds.
You can get these at Laduree’s – which is one of the worlds most famous places to buy macarons.
Did you know that France is a great producer of salt? Here you can buy different kinds of salt, which is always an appreciated souvenir or gift since it’s something you can use daily. The most famous one is the Sel de Guérande, but they also have several flavored salts such as truffle flavor or those with colors.
Galeries Lafayette Gourmet is a good place to have a look if you want to buy some French salt.
Paris is one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world, so if you are interested in fashion you have to buy a French fashion magazine. You can have it as a coffee table book in your home or just use it as fashion inspiration by looking at all the pictures in the magazine (if you can’t read French).
This is no doubt one of the best things to buy in Paris for someone who loves fashion!
The alcoholic beverage Champagne can only be named Champagne if it comes from the Champagne Region in France. A bottle of Champagne is not only a generous gift to buy to someone, but also very sweet since you’ve made the effort to ship it all the way home in your suitcase (just make sure that it’s ok to bring it with you into your country).
Painting from Place du Tertre
When visiting Paris you have to stop by Montmartre – one of Paris most artistic and charming neighborhoods. Walking around in Montmartre, you’ll sooner or later reach Place du Tertre, which is a place where several artists create art all day long.
Buying a local painting is definitely one of the best things to buy in Paris since you get a beautiful souvenir and support the local artists at the same time.
Bottle of Wine
French wine is delicious and is also a classic French souvenir. Wine is produced in almost every region of France. Here they produce both red, rosé and white wine, so there are several good wines to choose from. There are wine bottles for all different kinds of taste buds & budget.
Chocolates – One of the yummiest & best souvenirs from Paris!
All around Paris you’ll find many great chocolateries. Parisian chocolate is one of the best gifts from Paris for someone who has a sweet tooth.
I can highly recommend you to visit either Alain Ducasse or Jeff de Bruges, which has a couple of stores in Paris. Or À la More de Famille in the neighborhood of Montorgueil.
I hope you liked my article with the best Paris gifts. You can, of course, buy all of these Paris souvenirs online, but it’s not the same thing or feeling as when you’re buying it during your trip in Paris.
There are so many nice and yummy things to buy in Paris, so I’m sure that you’ll find something you and your friends would like!