TSLL’s Holiday Gift Guide: 40+ French & British-themed + Extra Festive Finds

Nov 25, 2020

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The holiday shopping season is well underway, and here on TSLL, a holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without focusing on the gifts for the Anglophiles and Francophiles on your list. Don’t worry, I have also included more than a handful of special items just because they are simply luxurious. 🙂

This year’s holiday gift guide is full of 40+ items, large and small, simple and extravagant, and all lovely for the perfect recipient (maybe that recipient is you!).

Last year, I created a specific Francophile and Anglophile Gift Guide, and many of those items are still worth shopping, so be sure to take a look. However, today, the list grows long, full of new items – food, travel, books, home decor, clothing and much more to sweep you away to two destinations you may be longing for at the moment (or those on your list may be longing for). Either way, let’s take a look at the list and happy holiday gift shopping!

French Finds

The Nutcracker candle (gingerbread scent) from Un Soir à l’Opéra (my petit plaisir in episode #294)


Le Marais Parisian Box – Croissants & Jam


Maison Balzac’s set of 2 Champagne Flûtes (more colors)


Paris Chic by Oliver Pilcher and Alexandra Senes


My French Country Home Boutique (50% off deals for Black Friday)


Angelina’s Paris (now also in NYC) sells their sweet treats online (through Goldbelly)


La Chambre Aux Confitures, Gift Boxes (made in France)

Christmas Preserves Gift Box

  • Christmas jam with Fig, Orange, Dried Fruits & Spices: the must
  • Apricot & Gingerbread: the tender one
  • Strawberries with spices : the warmth
  • Pineapple, Rum & Vanilla: the diabolical one


Pairs in Paris footwear (made in France)

~many colors, a variety of styles for women and men

~No. 7 Saintonge, nude sneakers~


Filt French Market Totes from French Dry Goods (many colors)


Molinard — Parfumeur à Grasse since 1849

(many, many scents to choose from – have fun perusing – click on Notes for details on each item’s scent components)

~170th anniversary candle with notes of cedarwood, orange, coriander and tabac~


Madame de la Maison, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Burgenland Coffee Cup and Saucers

~Take 25% off with code THANKFUL25


French Madeleine Baking Kit from Uncommon Goods


~Enjoy a Gift Membership to MHz Streaming TV (French and other European series – Borgen for example).

~L’Art du Crime is a series I chose for a Petit Plaisir a couple of years ago. You can find it on MHz as well.


Vintage French Champagne Coupes

~from Food52, I found a set on Etsy two years ago, so search around, and you are sure to find the style and price that works for you taste and budget.


British Finds

Halcyon Teapots and Tea Accessories

~from teapots, teacups and saucers to tea bag tidys, beautiful designs for many different tastes.

~use promo code SALE10 to save 10%


Emma Bridgewater Pottery, 20% off almost everything


The Brown Betty Teapot

~learn more about the history of the Brown Betty teapot here (now also available in cobalt)


Create Academy Classes (decor, cooking and flower arranging, gardening)

~I recommend these courses highly (great as a gift too). I took Rita Konig’s decor course and my mom is currently taking Amelia Freer’s cooking course and loving it.


Shortbread House of Edinburgh

~the Petit Plaisir of episode #283 for a reason – absolutely scrumptious (my favorite is their shortbread biscuits made with Sicilian Lemon)


~Hunter Boot Cuff Tall Socks (on sale), more colors~


Pooky Lighting

~Now 15% off everything

Discover pendants, chandeliers, table, floor and a long list of shade options.


Cosy British Mystery Lovers

an AcornTV Gift Membership (12 months)

A BritBox Gift Subscription (12 months)

Smythson Diary/Planner for 2021 (different sizes and colors)


The Christmas Chronicles: Read the notes, stories and 100 recipes for winter from Nigel Slater, and be sure to listen to his podcast (10 episodes) which accompanies the book as you settle in to the winter season.


Haws Outdoor Watering Cans with long-reach neck and gentle sprinkle spout (available in the UK only) (as seen on Gardeners’ World)

~purchase in the US from Lees Valley or Terrain (I purchased mine from Terrain)



Fortnum & Mason’s Christmas Hampers

Festive Finds

Creekside Farms Wreaths

~Classic Wreath Subscription (four per year)

A Holiday Wreath for your Door


Holiday Cards from Earth, Sky + Water

Use promo code HOLIDAYCARDS for free shipping when purchased before Thanksgiving.


Papier customizeable Holiday Cards (on sale) – Baby, It’s Cold Outside



Dried Olive Wreath, Food52

Food Finds

Specialty Salt Passport for the foodie on your list

Oyster Shucking Knife


Shop Wine.com/Simple and receive $30 off your order of $100 or more. Or simply use the promo code SIMPLE30.

A new rosé from Cameron Diaz and Katherine Powers from Provence – Avaline Rosé (hints of melon and citrus zest), OR pick up your trusted favorite French wines such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape and endless others in all possible price points and varietals.


Quality Cookware at a fair price – Great Jones. A business founded by two friends in 2018.

Small Fry, made with environmentally friendly ceramic coating (Large Fry also available).

~Hot Dish, three colors (broccoli seen here)~

~A Full Set (more colors available)~

Comfort Finds

Espro P7 French Press, Matte White (more colors, two sizes)


Clam & Clasp Jewelry


Birdie’s Slippers (a wide array of colors and fabrics)


A luxurious gift for your loved one – Loro Piana Cashmere Scarves


White & Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap Scarf (four colors available)


For iPhone 12 Pro users – a new Monaco Blue leather case from Mujjo~


Footed Terra-Cotta Planters (two sizes)


Palais des Thès

~30% of with BF2020 with a purchase of $49+

Holiday Gift Guides from the Archives




6 thoughts on “TSLL’s Holiday Gift Guide: 40+ French & British-themed + Extra Festive Finds

  1. Shannon, a lovely selection and I have added some bits to my wishlist. I loved seeing the brown betty as it reminded me of growing up as that was our teapot with a knitted cosy made by my mum. I now have a red stripey cornishware teapot with knitted cosy. I would add Cornishware to your list and Brora for beautiful knitware made in the UK. My husband has bought me a gorgeous fair isle cardi for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Lovely ideas:) I would add Ritzenhoff glasses, they have many beautiful designs; Portuguese presses glass candlestick holders; and the book ‘Infused’ By Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady.

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