The Pleasure of Gift Giving


1 The pleasure of gifting is a special feeling.

It’s quite easy to explain: giving is an act of love.

As love is the essence of life, there is no doubt that gift- giving is the best way to make sense of our hectic lives.

When I settled in the US last July, I discovered that many American People do their best to give to others and to educate their children about being committed and trying to improve the world.

They donate their time as volunteers, they make donations to different causes…and of course, they shop for their family, friends, and colleagues during the Holiday season or special occasions.

All these gifts are part of one’s social life, but they are also the best recipes to live moments of pure joy – in other words, being happy!

In my opinion, it’s not necessary to wait for a birthday to give a gift to the people in your life that you care about.

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Even if your gift is something inexpensive, or has no special reason, it’s such a great pleasure to see the face of your loved one illuminated by your lovely surprise.

So, I personally make sure to share this wonderful experience very often!

Giving can be more rewarding than receiving.

I’m sure you’ve experienced it!

When you choose a gift that meets the tastes, passions or dreams of the recipient, you feel excited and can’t wait to give what you’ve found.

When the great moment arrives, you’re full of pride, satisfaction and joy through the act of sharing the pleasure of this gift.

2 Choosing the perfect gift.

When you give “The Perfect Gift“, you touch the heart of the other person…and wow!  You feel incredible!

To make this experience possible, you must have a large number of options to choose from.

Sometimes, the problem, is that you don’t have much time for shopping in stores or to browse multiple shopping websites.

In some cases, it can also seem difficult to choose a gift for somebody who “seems to have everything”!

When I created YOUR FRENCH GIFT, one of my goals was to provide French gifts for every occasion, for every man, woman, or child, and for home decoration as well—all in one place.

Another goal was to offer gifts that are truly unique and cannot be found anywhere else, even if you walked into a gift store in Paris, France.

Just a few months after the store’s launch, it offers more than 1500 different items, all of them available immediately.

I hope that I can continue to expand this catalogue, so that when you visit YOUR FRENCH GIFT online or at the brick-and-mortar store in Wellesley Hills, MA, you’ll be sure to find “THE Perfect Gift”, even for the person who has everything.

3 The pleasure of authentic products.

Most people enjoy original designs and authentic things, rather than copies and poor quality.

And some objects, that need a particular “savoir faire”, or know-how, cannot be imitated.

I am proud to have created a company that only carries authentic French products.

The lavender-based items are from Provence, the Perfumes are from Grasse, the textiles are from Lorraine, the cutlery is from Laguiole, etc.

This unique selection of exclusive French brands, artisans, and manufacturers took me more than one year to complete and it offers a very important guarantee to my customers. The quality is above average.

The EPV label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant”, which means “French Living Heritage Company” is a prestigious award for French companies that have a recognized tradition of excellence in artisanship or handcrafting, and have also proved their ability for outstanding creativity and innovation.

You can easily understand that I was particularly interested by the following companies.

So I import gorgeous printed tablecloths by BEAUVILLE, incredible jacquard table linens by GARNIER THIEBAUT, hand-made cutlery by FORGE DE LAGUIOLE, hand-carved wood jigsaw puzzles by PUZZLES MICHELE WILSON, hand-crafted crystals by CRISTALLERIE DE MONTBRONN, hand-made cloisonné enamel pottery by EMAUX DE LONGWY, throw pillows and tapestries by ART DE LYS, and top of the line  faience tableware by GIEN!

To complement these prestigious companies, I also selected less known quality brands who design and manufacture their products in France.

This is my way of sharing “The Best of France” with America.

My hope and ambition is that the pleasure of my customers will be increased by buying and giving real and authentic French products.

4 Giving more than an object.

Living in the US made me realize that for many American people, France represents beauty, elegance, and refinement.

The choices my customers made in the Wellesley Hills boutique showed that they enjoy things that are representative of France, or souvenirs that remind them of their trips to Paris or Provence.

Fragonard perfumes are particularly enjoyed because of their high quality and also because some of my customers have visited the museum of perfumes in Grasse, in the South of France.

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As a consequence, offering something from France adds an additional pleasure to the gift itself. It evokes memories or dreams about France, both for the gift-giver and the recipient.

The perfect example of the multiple pleasures of gift-giving is provided by the beautiful candles of Chateau de Versailles that I decided to import exclusively, knowing that part of the money is used for the renovation of the castle.

This luxury collection of fragrance candles evokes different locations or people in the Castle. To make the experience even more unique and luxurious, an engraved glass cloche with base is also available.

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Both decoration-lovers and elegant fragrance-lovers will find these candles quite irresistible, particularly if they’ve visited the Chateau de Versailles.

They are also an invitation to dream or to plan future holidays in France.

There are hundreds more opportunities to make your loved ones and yourself happy by giving gifts from my store.

As you can tell from this article, I am passionate about gift-giving. The main reason why I opened Your French Gift, is to share my passion with you.

So, I hope to see you soon! J’espère vous voir bientôt!

–Isabelle B.

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