Shop: Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide from Provence
2022 Holiday Gift Guide
As December approaches, the countdown is on for holiday shopping. Discover our Holiday Gift Guide (2022) and Our Provencal Marketplace with products for the home (table, kitchen, and décor). In addition, we invite you to browse the selection of our favourite time-tested creations made with traditional materials and methodologies. In our opinion, the founders of these companies are leaders who source only top-quality artisanal designs made in France.
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Art and Accessories @ L’AUGUSTE Provence
At L’AUGUSTE Provence, showcasing the Provencal countryside always starts with an image. Finding inspiration in Provence’s landscapes, local traditions, and exceptional French craftsmanship, the founders launched L’AUGUSTE Provence in 2021. These ladies combine their expertise to turn watercolour paintings into attractive, practical accessories. L’AUGUSTE Provence products combine luxury materials and elegant designs with skilled craftsmanship.
The company’s expertly handcrafted accessories are made in Provence and showcase the region with contemporary watercolour designs. Discover the L’AUGUSTE Provence brand story and beautiful accessory collection.
Art de la Table @Remember Provence
There is nothing quite like the holidays for meals with friends and family, and festive table settings are a great way to set the mood. Remember Provence has a collection of high-quality Provencal textiles available in various colours and patterns. In addition, there are table runners, placemats, tablecloths, and napkins to create your art de la table from playful to sophisticated. So buy a set or mix and match.
Luxury Perfumed Candles @ Rose et Marius
Rose et Marius is a luxury perfume house and home décor brand based in Aix-en-Provence. Founder Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard’s inspiration for the exquisitely designed product line originates from childhood memories at the family’s country home. The company works with exceptional artisans whose knowledge passes from generation to generation, and Rose et Marius produces 90% of its creations in Provence.
In 2021, Rose et Marius received the prestigious label of Craftsmen of Art, which recognized the excellence of their artisanal collections and dedication to savoir-faire français. Read about the Rose et Marius fragrance of Aix-en-Provence.
Rose et Marius offers box sets with three (3) mini candles, perfect for gift giving. These candle collections include signature fragrances such as “siesta in a sunlit home” and “early morning in the orange grove.” These mini candles burn for approximately 25 hours in pretty glass containers.
Curated Box Collections
My French Country Home Box is a curated subscription box with beautiful artisan keepsakes from French manufacturers. Inspired by Sharon Santoni’s passion for sharing her favourite brands and ideas, the MFCHbox was created. She connects smaller French businesses and artisan creators with a broader audience. The first My French Country Home Box collection shipped in February 2017. Since then, Sharon Santoni and her team have curated a thematic grouping of made-in-France luxury products every quarter. Past boxes have included “Summer in Provence” and “Midnight in Paris.” Only a limited number of these beautiful subscription boxes ship quarterly to worldwide destinations.
Best French Forever founder Cynthia Moos curates and ships a new box every season. La Box is for the lover of all things French. However, La Box is more than a lovely collection of handcrafted products from Provence: it’s an experience for the senses – scents, tastes, and textures. Best French Forever also offers themed gift boxes all year round: La Box Wellness (a moment of self-care, à la française) and La Box Art de la Table (for the person who loves to host others).
Rose et Marius has made your shopping easier by creating a few gift sets featuring their exclusive perfumes, soaps and diffusers.
My French Collection Box founder, Annette Charlton, appreciates French decorative style. So Annette decided to bring the French je ne sais quoi lifestyle products together in My Beautiful French Collection Gift Boxes, from interiors to gardens to the art of the table. During Annette’s travels in France, she has built up a network of artisans, small businesses and contacts that she works with while creating these boxes destined for lovers of French style worldwide.
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Body and Face @Okanagan Lavender
Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is a family-run operation requiring an entire team for planting, harvesting, drying, distilling, and bottling. All that before packaging, selling, marketing and occasionally sleeping. From plant to the final product – the farm operations reflect the McFadden family’s dedication to environmental stewardship, supporting local business and quality production.
Sensitive Skin Toner: farm-grown and distilled damask roses and lavender blended with a note of chamomile – a year-round favourite for hydrating and nourishing your face. Especially beneficial for mature and sensitive skin as it helps to heal and balance redness and irritation.
Nomad Lip Balm: No journey should begin with dry lips, and this nutrient-rich “Nomad” Lip Balm is ready for every step along the way. With an uplifting and refreshing aroma of grapefruit, spearmint and lavender essential oils, a nourishing base of beeswax (from the local bees) and herbal-infused oils to leave your lips feeling soft, supple and ready for whatever lies ahead.
Botanical Body Butter: Heal and restore dry and damaged skin with this nourishing Botanical Body Butter. Delicately floral in aroma with a whipped and creamy consistency, this body butter is a celebration of the herbs and botanicals we harvested throughout the growing season. It glides gently over the skin, creating a protective barrier that helps to retain moisture and encourage healing. Adding frankincense and immortelle essential oils makes it especially beneficial for reducing inflammation and regenerating rough patches left by scarring.
Lavender Field Room Mist: Lavender Field Aromatherapy Room Mist is naturally scented with our pure lavender essential oil and hydrosol, with no synthetics or artificial fragrance. Spray in a room or directly on your bed linens, then lay back, close your eyes and breathe in the calming aroma of a beautiful field of lavender
Shop directly from the links above, or explore the Okanagan Lavender online shop here.
Please note: They ship only to residents in Canada.
Baskets and Wicker
My French Country Home sourced this beautiful wicker basket, perfect for harvesting flowers or fresh produce from your vegetable garden.
French Address sourced this beautifully handcrafted wicker serving tray from an artisan in the French Alpes. Wickerwork is one of those traditional artisan crafts in France, and there are less than 300 artisans today. The tray is made with organic white wicker and with orange leather handles.
Earthenware @Remember Provence
Pottery production has existed in Provence for centuries in centres like Vallauris and Moustiers Sainte Marie. The fabrication of glazed and white earthenware serves both decorative and practical purposes. Many traditional Provencal recipes call for slow-cooking methods for which the heavy stoneware is ideally suited. Faience-style serving dishes are more delicate and decorative. Browse the range of finely decorated dishes, pots and vases.
Lavender Love @Esla Lenthal
Lavender has been a mainstay in Provence since the Roman era; they understood the plant’s beneficial qualities. During the peak of the lavender season, you might be fortunate enough to stumble across someone handcrafting traditional lavender fuseaux. If so, make sure to stock up on this 18-century artisan craft. They are beautiful and last forever. Shop for lavender products at Esla Lenthal.
Scented Soaps @Rose et Marius
Made with olive oil from Provence and exclusive fragrances from the perfume capital of France, Grasse, all the Rose et Marius soaps (liquid and bar) are top-quality. Find these refillable liquid soaps in beautiful 5* hotels, top-quality restaurants, or your home. All Rose et Marius soaps are palm oil free and made with 97% natural ingredients. These soaps are great for gifts and deliver a scented journey to the South of France.
Love in St Rémy Store
In 2017, Laetitia de Luca launched her brand Love in St Rémy with a small range of high-quality scented candles and diffusers. Later she added notebooks and small bags to the collection. The products are all made in France and reflect the founder’s affection for Provence. She works closely with a “Nez” in Grasse to create the scents for her products. In some cases, this process takes quite a bit to arrive at the scent that matches her exact image of Provence. Discover products by Love in St Rémy.
Linens @My French Address
There is nothing better than a French tea towel, and this one from French Address is a classic! It is 100% made in linen and woven by French linen expert manufacturer Charvet.