With another lockdown, most of us will be buying online this year. I have put together some fab Etsy shops together here that are based in France, however, most do ship internationally, so don’t dismiss them if you live in the UK or elsewhere as you could find something that little bit different.
Yours Sincerely Repros
Yours Sincerely Reproductions is part of Somme Poppies Reproductions, specialising in WWII & Vintage Stationery, Personal Items and Ephemera. This toiletry box set is the perfect thing to add extra authenticity to your footlocker, personal display or just as some extra props for your display. The set comes with 1 Mug Shaving Box, 1 Shaving Cream Box, 1 Toothpaste Box, 1 US Army Issue Soap Packet and 1 US Army Issue Razor Box. Please note these all do come empty.
Eco Art 36
Handmade eco-friendly sustainable art, accessories and decorative items. jewellery, bookmarks, headbands, paintings, sculptures, wall hangings, sketchbooks and more. Copper wire and paper along with many other natural and recycled materials are transformed into beautiful decorative and functional items, all handmade in the centre of France.
This copper bird-ball hook (bird feeder) is made to order with hand-forged 100% copper wire. It has a hammered finish. It takes up to 2 bird-balls (grease balls). It makes an ideal gender-neutral gift.
The wire is untreated, so will oxidize with age which looks nice – but if you want to keep it bright then you can easily clean with lemon juice salt and water (search the internet for the technique) or lightly rub with wire wool.
KhadineDECO is full of gorgeous original and colourful baby bibs and accessories such as weaning sets, cushions, blankets and bunting. Khadine creates everything herself in her workshop by hand in France. Use the code LUCAS15 for 15% off orders of 30 euros +
The Montessori placemat lets your child know where everything goes, so she gets used to putting her cup in a safe spot, starts learning the proper placing of silverware, and can eventually set the table independently. This placemat has been handmade with quality cotton fabrics and hand-stitched in a coordinating thread for the outlines, with a choice of printed star fabrics on the reverse side. Easy to wipe over or hand or machine wash at 30°C.
Northern Lights France
Handmade candles and fondants. She uses rapeseed and coconut wax – and tested and trusted flavours! This gingerbread-scented candle with a cotton wick would make a lovely festive gift. You can also request it with a wooden wick.
Howard and Claire produce hand-finished statues using their own unique bonding method. From their own designs and moulds. They feel their product has the quality of a highly polished cut statue but at a price that everyone can afford. From the initial sculpture in clay, through their own mould-making process and onto the actual manufacture and finishing of each piece, they do everything themselves.
This Buddha has a feather in his right hand, this represents protection for the spirit and body, his left hand is openly inviting discussion and reflection. He also has prayer beads that represent good fortune in Buddhism. He is a Chinese buddha being one of the fat-bellied gods of good fortune.
Le Petit Escargot Bleu
Bohemian, bright, colourful objects for your home. I love this 40 cm square boho cushion cover with pompom edging and a coconut shell button on the back. Sold without a cushion pad. I have also spotted some beautiful Christmas bunting that I might have to treat myself to.
French Vintage & Antiques. This antique French brass champagne ice bucket with fantastic enamel work is a real piece of art. In a lovely shade of blue and adorned with beautiful flowers. You could use this as it was intended or you could put a plant pot inside and would make a beautiful jardiniere.
La boite de beaute
Hand-painted custom press on false nails. A gorgeous set of 10 Mood Ring effect nails. They start in the box as Glossy Black then when you wear them they change colour with the temperature. 12 colours ranging from black, purple, red, copper, green, orange, blue and yellow.
100% natural and vegan skincare and wellness products. I love the look of these Natura lip balms. Made from super hydrating coconut oils, shea butter and a touch of castor oil for that shine and lasting power. 4 wonderful fragrances that help repair dry, damaged skin and keep the delicate and sensitive lip skin looking and feeling incredible. Pumpkin spice (green), Lavender (purple tint), Peppermint (dark pink tint)
and Rose geranium (light pink tint).
Collars and Tails
Handmade Paracord Pet Collars, Rope Leads and Bracelets. The Rudolph Collar is adjustable and suitable for small to medium dogs. It has a hint of Christmas colours so ideal for a Christmas Doggy Stocking or present for Christmas cheer. These collars are so comfortable for your dog to wear, durable and weather-resistant so does not matter if your dog is adventuring in Sand, Sea or Snow! The materials are very easily washed (rinse out with mild detergent and leave to dry naturally) which is fabulous for dogs who like to get down and dirty!
Handmade patchwork, home decor and gifts. This unique Christmas Stocking had been fully handmade using top quality cotton fabrics featuring whimsical patterns in pinks, reds and turquoise. Using cotton batting the patchwork has been hand quilted. The backing is also quilted. A name tag will be hand-sewn and attached with a button.
Kiyomi Digital Art
Digital illustrations from photos. A unique portrait, each piece is as full of life, personality and character completely customised.
Forget me knotts France
Macramé Sewing, Handbags, Bohemian Decoration and Accessories. Macrame poncho with delicate weaving with v shape pattern on the front and back, Having a slight frill to the edge around the bottom where the fringe hangs. The necktie has stainless steel oval beads for an extra touch of glamour. So soft to touch and wonderfully warm.
Sarah Jane Coleby
Drawings, illustrations and needle felted creations. What Christmas tree wouldn’t be complete without at least one of these fine fellows? The Bauble is lovingly handmade from British Shetland Sheep wool with felt trims and bead eyes. The Robin comes with a choice of: Plain, With a red Santa hat or with a sprig of felt holly and red beads. There is also a choice of red or ivory hanging ribbon.
Cider Barn Brocante
The cider barn brocante is an antique shop set within the outbuildings of a French farmhouse. Very pretty little French sweetie tin which probably dates from the first half of the Twentieth Century.
The pattern is printed on and features carnations, wildflowers and other floral delights. The sides are slightly faded and there is some discolouration although it is still very pretty and useable, the pull-off top retains more of its more vibrant hues.
Tower House Crafts
Handmade gifts inspired by colour and light. You can’t get more Christmassy than red and green – and in a candle holder too. A great touch for your Christmas décor or as a table decoration; or as a festive gift for a friend. This stained glass candle holder has a Harlequin-style design of squares balanced on the matching colours below. It is set against a highly polished silver-coloured solder which shows off the gorgeous, rich glass colours.
My Vintage French House
Antique and French Vintage finds direct from France. A stunning LONGCHAMP French vintage oyster/ seafood individual-sized plate. Made by the famous Faience designers Longchamp in their iconic basketweave design. The plate features Scallop shells and is a stunning green and white design.
Definitely a piece from a bygone era, a classic piece of vintage French design from the 1970s, in the most beautiful green shiny porcelain, with watery shades of olive and sea green, the essence of French retro chic. The plate is subtle in its colouring and varies slightly due to the glazing processes involved.
Hand made gifts from recycled wine barrels. Hand Crafted from a reclaimed French Oak Wine Barrel, this nifty little object can display your favourite bottle of wine and two wine glasses to full effect. The piece has been lovingly sanded to a beautifully smooth finish and protected with a durable satin varnish and could include an engraving along the side of up to 20 characters for that special message. The red wine stain is preserved. Each piece is unique.
Wee Bag Lady
Handmade bags and accessories. Burgundy, buttoned scarf with coordinating lining and matching self-covered buttons. A very stylish way to keep warm this winter.
French Country Living
A shop full of beautiful treasures, specialising in French antiques, and eclectic French vintage, curated for you, with an eye for beauty in all its many guises. Simply adorable tiny child’s dress, hand smocked and embroidered, constructed from very fine cream wool Challis.
Hazel Gibbs design
One of a kind jewellery storage boxes, decorative storage boxes, multi-storage boxes and sewing boxes. Designed and hand made in France. Decorative storage box with a lid. Great as a sewing box with a 100% cotton fabric with sewing themed print in red, blue and pink. The inside of the box is lined in a 100% cotton fabric in purple. The button on the lid has been covered in the same purple cotton fabric.
All seams have been double stitched with double thread for strength. The lining has been securely glued in place using a PVA glue. Most surfaces are padded with a polyester wadding to give a lovely soft feel and to protect the contents inside.
Delly Art Galleria
Original artwork for home decor and accessories. Charming small handpainted dreamcatcher.
Acrylic paint on wood using dot art technique. A mandala, which is Sanskrit for “circle” or “discoid object,” is a geometric design that holds a great deal of symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. … While extraordinary as a standalone work of art, mandalas hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance.
Vintage Silver Workshp
Unique Jewellery from Vintage Silver & Brocante finds. Antique French Silver Gilt Floral Engraved Spoonbowl Pendant. Vintage from the 19th century.
The most vicious Tea Party! Defaced porcelain gifts. Imagine their horror as they sip from this beautiful cup only to discover their fate… A beautiful French porcelain tea cup and saucer, very simple, very stylish in cream porcelain.
Purple Papillon Gifts
Beautiful Designer Hand Made Cards and Gifts. Each card comes with a small sachet of wildflowers to plant in the springtime to attract bees, so it’s a gift, a card and it’s saving our precious bees at the same time! Beautifully created and can be personalised if required. Each card is an original watercolour so no one else will have the exact same card so individual and that little bit special. Any name or title can be added and it is left blank inside for your personal message.
Laidback luxury homeware. This green handcrafted stoneware vase looks beautiful on its own or styled with some palm leaves.
Janes Design France
Unique and special jewellery for any occasion. This beautiful blue ring is one of its kind. With many different blues, it gives the unique look that can be worn by anyone. It’s one of its kind and can be used for a present, special gift or just for yourself. In stainless steel and adjustable in size, you cannot go wrong with this one.
Joannas Love Into Art
Divine Feminine Art prints. This is a small 18×13 cm framed print of an original watercolour painting of 120x80cm. This is a personification of Earth. She contains the symbols of Earth: the Cow, the elemental symbol, the astronomical symbol, the ancient Egyptian and Celtic symbol, the Maya code for GAJA and the global view of the planet Earth from Antarctica (the Earth as seen from “below”). The Earth used to be a cow (according to some Hindu texts) and here we see the sleeping cow nourishing the Earth with her soul. She is feeding it the green that it needs to flourish. The Earth herself (in Woman form) is blue because she is made up of more water than soil. In legends and ancient stories, the Earth is very much soil and plant, more green than blue. Now we know that our planet, as well as the beings on it are more aqueous than anything else.
Naturally Inspiring Learning. A fun and interactive resource to teach children the time and introduce them to learning fractions. The numbers and arms are moveable to allow the child to position in place over and over again. The clock and moveable parts are made from felt so naturally, stick together. The clock can be hung and comes with a cotton bag to store the pieces. This set also comes with a set of time and fractions cards to aid teaching.
Wild Oak Wood
Handmade baby clothing and accessories. Made from soft jersey fabric this set consists of a pair of baby harem pants, a lounge top and a rabbit baby teether. Harem pants have an elasticated waist. Rabbit teether has jersey fabric on one side and towelling fabric on the other, with a wooden teething ring.
If you still want some more ideas, check out Etsy’s gift guide with gifts under £30 and my Etsy gift guide with gifts for family travellers.