Comments on: Five Fabulous French Souvenirs Under $5 http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:39:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Libby Casas http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-884142 Libby Casas Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:07:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-884142 Hi, just came across your blog/website because I am trying to find out ahead of time the name(s) and location(s) of the best supermarket(s) in Paris for buying a Sophie giraffe teething toy. Your suggestions for inexpensive gifts and souvenirs are just great! I too would like MORE suggestions! So, can you tell me please what supermarkets I should look for to buy the items you have shown, as well as a Sophie ? I will be in Paris in a few weeks and will be staying in a hotel in the 14th. The yogurt jars are beautiful. I bought some yogurt in small jars in Paris about 10 years ago and kept the jars, still have them, and use them to make cup custard. Would love to get some of these pretty ones on this trip. So, supermarket names and locations, if you please. Thanks!

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By: MAC http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-883647 MAC Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:43:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-883647 I love this list. Please say a part 2 is on the way!

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By: Peter Wilkinson http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-880614 Peter Wilkinson Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:26:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-880614 Hi,
This may seem a strange request, but I’ve seen the french yoghurt jars on your website, and am desperate to get six of the french blue ones.
Is this possible without actually going to Paris?
I have a relative living in Morgan Hill, just south of Oakland.
Thank you so much
Peter Wilkinson

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By: Sarahbeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-857885 Sarahbeth Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:45:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-857885 You’re likely bored of hearing this, but OMIGOD THIS POST WAS AWESOME. I would marry this post if I could. My children attend a French immersion school, and I was trying to think of non-cluttery and inexpensive gifts to buy all of their teachers when I’m in Paris next week. You made my day. My week. Possibly my entire month. Thank you so much for this.

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By: Susan http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-853988 Susan Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:15:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-853988 Too funny. I have been purchasing those yogurt containers for years. The prettiest is the lavender one. When I travel there, it is for work. I give all my colleagues a couple yogurts to eat, then they wash and return them to me to bring home. I love them!! I think it is funny that there is someone else out there that does this. My other inexpensive gift are all the belay bags u can purchase at the registers at markets or hardware stores.

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By: Debbie Graham http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-756203 Debbie Graham Wed, 09 Oct 2013 07:25:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-756203 I was trying to find cheap French gifts and just stumbled upon your post… What fabulous ideas and great pictures! Especially love the soaps and sea salt. I also found a website that gives great French Gifts ideas under $10: http://www.saveurdujour.com/french-gift-ideas-c-149.html
They carry Guerande and Camargue sea salt, Marseille soaps and Lavender, French chocolate bites… And they deliver to the US.

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By: Mark Johnson http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-732259 Mark Johnson Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:57:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-732259 Thanx for sharing such a nice post. I am sharing this post on my facebook page.
Great Ideas for Perfect Travel Souvenir. :-)

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By: Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-517180 Lindsay Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:58:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-517180 I love the Berlin Flohmarkt and all the fun vintage-y items you can find there.

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By: Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-517179 Lindsay Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:55:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-517179 One more thing, we buy these flat Yemeni baskets that we give to people for a bread basket. They are about 20-30 QR ($5-8) and add an inexpensive cloth napkin. If I am really with it, I get someone’s family name embroidered in Arabic at a tailor/embroiderer.

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By: Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-517178 Lindsay Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:53:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-517178 Sorry I just read your reply to my post, Jeanne, and if you are like a lot of Americans in the Middle East, you may be gone for the summer. I am still here. Ideas of things to bring from Qatar/Middle East: everyone who comes over gets a pashmina to combat the cold from the A/C and they always want more to take back home (the cheap ones from the souq). They are also nice to wrap around gifts instead of wrapping them up. I have also taken arabic candies, dates (including the ones covered in chocolate or stuffed with nuts), date syrup, frankensence and myrrh (I buy some and then buy little wooden carved boxes and put a few “rocks” of each in the box. It is a favorite Christmas gift and is super inexpensive). The duty-free at the airport has camel milk chocolate as does the Kempinski Gourmet House. The chocolates are expensive, so we buy the larger box (18 pralines in a wooden box) of camel shaped pralines and then wrap a couple separately for each person we are giving them to. You also end up with a really cool box to put something in for someone else. Honey is another great gift. We get ours from a Yemeni guy at the souq, too. I like honey in general, so that is always a hit gift from anywhere in the world. I would love to see what people like to take back/receive from different countries. If you are an expat, where are you from and what do you miss?

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By: 5 More Fabulous French Souvenirs Under $5 | Short Cut Blog http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-517177 5 More Fabulous French Souvenirs Under $5 | Short Cut Blog Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:52:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-517177 [...] few months ago, I shared 5 ideas for fun, inexpensive souvenirs you can find at French grocery stores. And today, I’ve got five more ideas! As I pack up for our [...]

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By: A Quick Stop at the Bis-Bis | Eight Thousand Pounds Over The Sea http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-499704 A Quick Stop at the Bis-Bis | Eight Thousand Pounds Over The Sea Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:38:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-499704 [...] to France. Design Mom had blogged about these adorable yogurt containers (she mentioned them again here too) so I was thrilled to find some at the Carrefour grocery store near our hotel. The blue ones [...]

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By: Christel http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-498618 Christel Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:39:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-498618 Sarah,
I have several in my cellar if you’re interested!

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By: Little (foodie) Luxeries from The French Supermarket | A Beautiful Journey http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-466519 Little (foodie) Luxeries from The French Supermarket | A Beautiful Journey Tue, 21 May 2013 07:39:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-466519 [...] 3. Fleur de Sel-if you’re not familiar with it, fleur de sel is the hand harvested salt scraped from the top layer of salt before it falls under the water. In France it is usually from Brittany. Lately you’ve been seeing it all over the dessert world with sea salt chocolates and caramels. It might be a bit harder to find, but check near the mustard aisle. If you can find a pretty little box your gift is good to go and will cost under 4 euros. If not get a bag and you can make some make pretty pressies when you get home, I’d use tiny little spice jars or a tiny lidded jar,  or you can check out Design Mom’s idea on how package them. [...]

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By: Happy Weekend! | Volatizing The Esters http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-462861 Happy Weekend! | Volatizing The Esters Fri, 17 May 2013 11:04:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-462861 [...] For the next time you’re in France- 5 French souvenirs under $5. [...]

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By: A Great Shop in NYC: The Meadow - Relationship in Depth http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-461801 A Great Shop in NYC: The Meadow - Relationship in Depth Mon, 13 May 2013 13:29:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-461801 [...] Loved seeing the post about French salts on Design Mom.  Also, I LOVE the idea of making my own bath salts (taking baths is a bit of heaven to me [...]

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By: Jeanne http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-458666 Jeanne Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:18:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-458666 Hi Lindsay,
I’m also an American in Qatar and I would love to know what kind of gifts you have found here to take home with you to the US. If you don’t mind sharing gift ideas, I would love to add something creative to the usual box of dates and spices. Thanks!!

Gabrielle,
I’ll be in Paris next month and I’ll definitely be shopping for your clever gift ideas. Merci!!

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By: Amorette http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-455477 Amorette Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:27:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-455477 I have and there isn’t one!

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By: rachel http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-451437 rachel Wed, 03 Apr 2013 02:24:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-451437 I think it is a great reminder that souvenirs don’t have to be cheesy or super expensive to be cool. Things like salt, soap and (pasta from Italy) are things you’ll actually use!! Great ideas.

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By: Heather HS http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/five-fabulous-french-souvenirs-under-5/comment-page-1/#comment-451267 Heather HS Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:32:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33467#comment-451267 LOVE this! Don’t forget Herbes de Provence – you can find little jars for less than an euro, and it makes everything taste good! Also, the generic nutella that comes in souvenir drinking glasses. I have the cutest set of sheep glasses from all the nutella I ate while there.

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