Christmas time is the time to shop for gifts and it is best to start early in Paris to avoid the last minute rush in shops. However, Paris has lots of ideas for finding the perfect presents: fashion, books … here are a few addresses to get you started.
Fashion and lifestyle in department stores
For fashion and lifestyle, the big department stores have everything : Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, the BHV... For more shopping, go to One Nation, Vallée Village, Laulhere or Beaugrenelle. Amazing Christmas decorations and special events all make Christmas shopping in Paris a fabulous festive experience. And you are certain to find gifts to delight everyone in the family
Where to find presents for the kids
What could be better than finding the latest playground fad or the perfect board game to bring the whole family together for a fun-filled game this winter? Children always take the time to write a long list to Father Christmas and there is nothing more heart-warming than seeing their joy and amazement when they open their presents. So to be sure to make them happy, take a trip to Joué Club, La Grande Récré, Au Pullman or Disney Store …
Design and decorations
For followers of trends and new concepts, there is nothing better than concept stores for finding an original present. The latest fashion trends, all kinds of decorative items or other innovative products; there are heaps of good ideas to be found at Merci and Fleux or Bonton for children.
Presents for culture and leisure
There are some presents that will always be welcome, and none more so than a good book to read by the fire, while listening to the latest must-have album. Choosing one is always a nice experience in one of Paris’s many bookshops, thanks to the atmosphere and the sound advice of the staff. And you can’t go far wrong with digital technology, Internet devices and other similar gifts that can be found at the Fnac and other multimedia shops.