What We Love: French Food Gifts for Any Occasion


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From buttery, flaky croissants with homemade jam to a pot of comforting soup with a crusty baguette, there is just something magical about French food gifts. And we love them all. In honor of our French week—have you seen our other posts on the Café Gourmande, Paris Markets, and Parisian Jam?—we wanted to take a moment to pay homage to a few French foods that are the perfect way to make someone smile.

This list is far from complete, as there are just too many wonderful foods to feature, but these are some of our favorites from fabulously-talented food bloggers. Each is special in its own way and makes a lovely addition to any event or occasion. Happy gifting—and remember, when in doubt, you can always bring the ultimate French food gift: a bottle of wine.


Tomato Tarte Tatin (pictured above): This gorgeous dish will wow at your next brunch or BBQ. {from La Tartine Gourmande}

Camembert with Black Cherry Compote: A dinner party will swoon over this sweet and simple appetizer or dessert. {from Sweet Paul Magazine}

Blackberry and Lime Financiers: A bright twist on the traditional will make any celebration or summer get-together shine. {from Butter and Brioche}


French Onion Soup with Mini Gruyere Toasties: The ultimate comfort food for new parents or an under-the-weather friend. {from Top with Cinnamon}

Lavender Honey Syrup: Toast to any big event with this inventive simple syrup and a bottle of bubbly. {from Food in Jars}

A Small Batch of Croissants: Add your favorite jam or curd and you’ve got a great way to start the day or welcome a new neighbor. {from Desserts for Two}

French Country Pate: From picnic to holiday party, this pate is perfect for them all. {from Leite’s Culinaria}


Lavender Honey Macarons: Say congratulations with these elegant and somehow adorable cookies. {from Eat Boutique}

Crepe Cake: Each layer shows just how much you care, and is ideal for birthdays or big events. {from Honestly Yum}

French Cheese Plate: Add a bottle of wine, et voila, you are the best dinner party guest ever. {from Eat Boutique}

Photos taken and styled by Bea, Izy, and Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers and shares our version of #foodgiftlove. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop.

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