I have always dreamed of spending Christmas in Paris. Snow gently falling on the bustling streets and shop windows packed full of interesting goodies.
Alas, for now it is merely a dream. For anyone lucky enough to be traveling to my favorite city this holiday season, or any time of year for that matter, I have assembled a goodie guide for you.
Top 5 goodies to bring back from Paris
Simple bars or carefully curated chocolate morsels, packed in a precious box, travel well and make marvelous gifts.
Mariage Freres tea is a lovely gift to bring back from the city. The blends are crafted much like fine French perfume and are meant to excite and entice the palette. You can buy loose tea or tea bags; tiny muslin sachets, that make me smile every time I reach for one. My favorite blend is called Wedding Imperial.
Marquise de Sable is a wonderful brand of biscuit, or cookie as we call them, to bring back for friends.
There is a wide assortment of flavors and the boxes are nice and flat making packing a breeze.
Maille is a fantastic French mustard and lovely for gifts carried home.
It is astonishing the number of mustard flavors available; there is something for everyone on your list.
Olives make a nice gift or tidbit to enjoy once you are home.
French olives have their pit making them much more flavorful. My personal favorite are the picholine.
Is Paris your favorite city too or have you been dreaming of going there?
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