French Holiday Gifts

The holidays are back! Having a hard time finding gift ideas? Well, we have you covered! I Dream of France is full of unique, high-quality gifts and you are sure to find something for everybody on your list. From Limoges porcelain plate sets….to hard-to-find cult French perfume brands….to handmade Quimper Faience jewelry…to children’s toys and clothes…we have something for everybody!

We also have a dedicated Christmas category on our website for items that are themed just for the season…including kitchen towels, and our Quimper Faience ornaments, which we have in three patterns this year. Last year we sold out of our ornaments, so order early!

D-Day is a special day for France and America. We salute the bravery and strong will of those who served at Normandy. Thank you for helping to change the world.

Quimper Faience D-Day Replica Mile Marker

Quimper Faience D-Day Replica Mile Marker

Check out our new Kitchen product category! Browse coated aprons, ceramic pieces, and kitchen towels. All of these items are made in France.

Cigale Garlic Grinding Plate

Cigale Garlic Grinding Plate

Quimper Faience Henriot Spoonrest

Quimper Faience Henriot Spoonrest

Garnier-Thiebaut Paris Tea Towel

Garnier-Thiebaut Paris Tea Towel

Sylvie Jourdan Cream Poppies Coated Apron

Sylvie Jourdan Cream Poppies Coated Apron

We now offer round plates, lug bowls, mugs, and spoonrests in HB Henriot Quimper’s top-selling faience patterns in America: Henriot and Fleuri Royal.

Henriot features a man or a woman on each piece wearing traditional clothing of Brittany.

Henriot pattern

Henriot pattern

Fleuri Royal is a floral pattern made unique by individual artists. Each piece is slightly different since the artist decorates and paints it according to his or her inspiration. The only required similarity between pieces is the floral garland on the outer edge.

Fleuri Royal pattern

Fleuri Royal pattern

Our products are now included on Google’s shopping search service. You can search for products and also make your own Shopping List (a.k.a. wish list) on Google. Here are some example searches that feature our products:

Quimper Faience

Berlingot Clothes

Antheor

Sud and Co

Having trouble  finding what you want? Try putting a phrase in quotation marks to restrict the results to include that exact phrase (“sud and co”). If you want to search only products from I Dream of France, add Dream of France to the search text box ( the easy way), or add +Dream+of+France&lnk=storesugg to the end of the search results URL (the advanced way).

Valentine’s day is coming up, and we have the perfect selection of unique and affordable presents for that special person. Check out our selection of Faience Jewelry, handmade and handpainted in Brittany (lots of heart-shaped pendants to choose from!) We also have French perfume, high-quality soaps and lotions from Marseille, kitchen aprons and tea-towels, Limoges porcelain, beautiful Provence mugs, scented candles and much more. Prices start at under $20, so we truly have something for any budget.

French Gifts from Brittany, Limoges, and Provence

French Gifts from Brittany, Limoges, and Provence

Attention fans of Quimper Faience jewelry: all of our new stock is available online! We have lots of new colors and styles, so check them out. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is around the corner…

Next week we’ll be updating the home page of I Dream of France to include new shots of product groupings. I don’t know which, if any, of the folowing photos will make it onto the site, but I enjoyed taking them and wanted to share.

Quimper Faience Heart and Cross Necklaces

Quimper Faience Heart and Cross Necklaces, Bougies la Francaise candle

Antheor Carcassonne tableware, Berlingot dress, Compagnie de Provence and Provence Sante soaps, Garnier-Thiebaut towel, and Sud and Co plate

Antheor Carcassonne tableware, Berlingot dress, Compagnie de Provence lotion, Provence Sante soap, Garnier-Thiebaut towel, and Sud and Co plate

Quimper Faience jewelry, Bougies la Francaise candle, Deshoulieres plates

Quimper Faience jewelry, Bougies la Francaise candle, Deshoulieres plates