With only two days left until Christmas we’ve compiled a list of last-minute gifts for the Francophile in your life. Check them out below.
For the music lover
So Frenchy So Chic is the ultimate French music festival and it’s on in Melbourne and Sydney in January with some side-shows in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
Nouvelle Vague in Adelaide costs $55 plus transaction fee.
So Frenchy So Chic Live: Lou Doillon in Perth costs $56.65
Nouvelle Vague in Brisbane https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/whats-on/event/so-frenchy-so-chic/
For the festival goer
Adelaide’s world music festival is on over three days and four nights. There are various ticket options from one day or night through to tickets to the entire festival.
French and francophone acts at Adelaide Festival 2020 include:
For drama queens
The French Loop in Melbourne is offering a parent-child improvisation course in the language of Moliere. the objective is to democratise theatre and make it accessible to all. Participants will leave with game ideas after 2 hours of family fun. From $75 for one parent and one adult.
For the foodie
You’ll find French cooking classes across cities in Australia throughout the year.
Les Deux Coqs – no dates for 2020 yet but keep your eyes on their facebook page
Sucre pâtisserie macaron class – no dates yet but keep your eyes on https://www.facebook.com/sucrepatisserieadelaide/
Check out French restaurants in your city to see if they do vouchers. Give the gift of a French dining experience.
French Grocery items
There are a few online stores that import French food and send it across Australia.
There are a number of different cheese subscriptions you can offer whether for one month or more. Cheese delivered to your door!
https://lefromageyard.com.au/cheese-club/ $60.50 for one month
https://harperandblohm.com/shop/monthly-cheese-subscription/ $75 for one month
https://twofatblokes.com.au/deli/cheese/cheese-club/ $89 for one month
https://www.epicurestore.com.au/cheese-club $99 for one month
https://www.cheesetherapy.com.au/products/2020-cheese-club $90 for one month
For Champagne lovers
You can’t get more French than champagne! These days there is champagne for all budgets.
Dan Murphy’s has a great selection of champagnes and French sparkling wines
Emperor Champagne also has a selection of gift packs $105
You could even buy a champagne subscription box for $198 for one month or with a 10% discount if you subscribe for more than one month.
You could also let the gift recipient learn all about champagne by taking a course or reading a book all about it.
Tyson Stelzer’s “The Champagne Guide” is also available as an e-book so you can give it to the recipient on the day!
Or let them have a whole afternoon tasting a variety of champagnes at Taste Champagne which is on across Australia. Tickets not yet on sale but keep an eye on the website https://www.tysonstelzer.com
For the design lover and fashionista
French Magazine Subscriptions
Give the francophile the ongoing gift of French publications delivered to their door throughout the year.
For the art lover
Give the francophile in your life a ticket to one of the wonderful exhibitions of French art that is on in Australia in 2020.
Matisse & Picasso is currently on at the NGA in Canberra until 13 April 2020. https://nga.gov.au/matissepicasso/tickets.cfm?mnuid=tix
The Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition is currently on at the NGV in Melbourne also until 13 April 2020
A Matisse exhibition will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney from November 2020. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/matisse/
For Netflix and chill French style
French satellite TV
Canal + subscription $55 per month for 50 French channels
For the cinéphile
The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 will take place around Australia between February and April 2020. The program will be announced at the end of January 2020. Keep your eyes peeled https://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/
Perhaps the francophile in your life wants to learn French!
Look for courses at the Alliance Française in your city
The WEA in some cities also offers French classes.
What are you gifting to the francophile in your life? Do you have any ideas that aren’t our list of last minute Christmas gifts for the francophile? Merry Christmas to all of you!