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Easter is a glorious celebration in France filled with colorful eggs, decadent chocolate, and poetic church bells. Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, Easter marks the unofficial arrival of spring, a time to reconnect with friends and family and rejoice in the brighter days ahead.
Contrary to a giant bunny hopping by in the night, the tradition in France is that the church bells – which stop ringing from the Thursday before Easter – fly off to Rome to be blessed by the pope then return to France on Easter Sunday to leave little gifts around the garden. When the bells ring on Easter morning, it’s time to hunt for the treasure!
Perhaps the church bells will carry a touch of France to your front door this year? If you are looking to fill a spring basket of goodies for someone special in your life (or for yourself!), check out our roundup of fresh items from unique French brands all available on the MFCH Boutique.
From the gourmand to the gardener, we have you covered for your spring gifting needs. Simply click the photos to shop.
The Gourmand’s Basket
Traditionally speaking, chocolates and sweets are what you will find hidden around the garden by the Easter bells. Satisfy that holiday sweet tooth with treats from the gourmet chocolate brand Angelina’s, the fancy jam company Confiture Parisienne, or artisanal biscuit brand La Sablesienne.
The Chef’s Basket
For someone who likes to cook, you can make them feel like an elevated French chef with a gingham linen apron and charming linen tea towels. The French kitchen gets even more authentic when you add an antique wire cooling rack for pastries or recycled wine bottle egg holders for soft boiled eggs to present the gourmet creations!
The Fashionista’s Basket
Accessories are a girl’s best friend. A delicate medallion necklace from French jewelry brand Bohn or a handmade flower brooch will elevate any spring outfit. Get creative with transparent socks from Atelier St Eustache as we start transitioning into shorter pants and skirts. Then tie it all together with a pop of color lip mousse from Yolaine.
The Creative’s Basket
There is nothing a writer loves more than a new stationary set or new notebooks. Gift a weekly planner with a matching notepad or a set of delicate spring notebooks to your creative friend with a drop of Provence paperweight by Jamie Beck to keep it all organized. If they like to craft, a unique gift is a complete kit to make their own cyanotypes (photographs by direct printing of an object using sunlight).
The Self-Care Guru’s Basket
Those who prioritize self-care are often the happiest. On the boutique we offer a wide selection of self-care products from the best small French beauty brands. Get a head-to-toe collection with a nourishing organic hair mask from Apicia, a natural anti-age face mask from Mademoiselle Saint Germain, and an organic body scrub from Cap Ferret. Keep all of it tidy in a cotton toiletries case from Mathilde M.
The Entertainer’s Basket
The host for all those wonderful spring parties would surely appreciate a refresh of hosting materials. You can never go wrong with a set of embroidered French table linens in light spring colors. For parties, unique yet functional centerpieces are key like an antique ice bucket or a set of salt and pepper shakers with matching salad servers.
The Gardener’s Basket
Last but certainly not least, this season is the gardener’s time to shine! Gift your green thumb with an adorable gardening hat from Tampicobags and a practical cotton French garden bag. Sturdy and well designed the bag will accompany you on all your gardening tasks, even if it is just for small, antique terracotta pots like the ones we have on the boutique. Placing them in an antique glasses holder is a fun way to display the terracotta pots around the garden.
Find all these perfect spring gifts and more on the MFCH Boutique!