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Paris Gift Ideas: 35+ Inspired Paris-Themed Gifts for Kids

Paris Gift Ideas: 35+ Inspired Paris-Themed Gifts for Kids

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Maybe you’ve been to Paris recently, or you’re planning a trip to Paris with kids? Check out these adorable Paris gifts for children. You’ll find a variety of gift ideas for your little Paris lover!
This list of Paris gifts for children was written by family travel expert Marcie Cheung and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog.

Paris gifts for kids are the perfect way to keep the magic alive after a family trip to the City of Lights! After visiting Paris last spring, my oldest still talks about Paris.

He still gets so excited when he sees Parisian landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. They’re simply iconic and should be celebrated!

Paris-themed toys and games are a fun way to get kids excited about trip to a new place. Plus, they’ll probably be more engaged if they’re already familiar with landmarks!

And I’m sure you’ll bring home souvenirs from France for loved ones. But maybe you didn’t find the perfect Paris-themed gift for the kids.

Or maybe you’re bored with the usual holiday gift options. So, remind your kiddos of that special vacation you all took by giving them a unique gift they’ll love.

Perhaps you simply want to encourage your kids to think more about the world around them. How does traveling the world from the comfort of your home sound?

Below, you can get my list of French-themed and Paris-themed gifts for children of all ages.

Paris Gifts Featuring Landmarks

After visiting Paris, some of the best Paris gifts for kids are toys that remind them of their favorite landmarks. Here are some fun ways to make those historic landmarks truly unforgettable for your children.

LEGO Architecture 21019 The Eiffel Tower

My top pick for Paris gifts specifically featuring the Eiffel Tower is the LEGO Architecture 21019 The Eiffel Tower. What a fun project for parents and children to do together!

It’s the perfect gift for your LEGO fanatic. Plus, the set comes with an educational booklet that explains the history and architecture of the building.

Puzelworx 3D Puzzle of the Eiffel Tower

In second place, I chose this Eiffel Tower in Paris 3D Puzzle! With soft foam pieces and no glue required, it’s great for all ages. I love the details of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

Ravensburger Paris in Spring Paint by Numbers Kit

For the budding artist, grab this Paris in Spring Paint by Numbers Kit. It’ll take them back to a walk through the Champ de Mars on their way up into the Eiffel Tower!

Great for ages 12 and up, this paint-by-numbers kit comes with everything they’ll need. There’s a canvas, acrylic paints, instructions, a brush, and more.

CubicFun 3D Puzzle of Notre Dame

But Paris is so much more than just the Eiffel Tower. What I love about this 3D foam puzzle of Notre Dame is that you can see the inside!

The intricate details on the rose windows are stunning, too. It’s a large model and makes for a beautiful display.

While this one is designated for ages 14 and up, you’ll have to judge if your child can handle this project. There are some tricky connections, so you might want to stay nearby!

Mudpuppy Mini Paris Puzzle

Looking for the perfect Paris gift for a 4-year-old? You can’t go wrong with a beautiful, age-appropriate puzzle like this 48-piece puzzle of iconic Paris landmarks.

This is a mini puzzle that would fit perfectly in a stocking or a carry-on bag. The vibrant colors showcase familiar Parisian landmarks and scenes your kids will recognize.

Ammo Books Paris Landmarks Memory Game

For ages 5 and up, this beautiful memory card game is a lovely Paris gift that will keep them entertained.

Created by artist Min Heo, they are absolutely breathing taking to look at! And each set features images of Parisian cafes, French sweets, and historic sites.

Listen to your 5-year-old reminisce about their visit to the Arc de Triomphe or the Luxembourg Gardens as they match these quality memory cards!

Nanoblock Paris Landscape

Or recreate the Paris skyline with this super cool Nanoblock Paris Landscape for older kids! This would be a fun project for quality time with the kids.

Put together tiny versions of the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, and the Louvre together. And if you like this set, they also have individual landmarks for sale, like the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame.

4D Cityscape Paris Puzzle (1100 pieces)

And can you imagine bonding over this 4D Cityscape Puzzle, Paris on a chilly winter day? If you’re looking for unique Paris gifts and your family likes puzzles, this is a good choice.

It’s a multi-layer jigsaw puzzle that you build upwards, finished with notable landmarks in Paris. But what’s really cool is that it shows what Paris looked like starting in the 14th century through today!

LEGO Architecture 21024 Louvre Building Kit

My preschooler would go nuts for this Little Builder Architecture Louvre Paris Building Bricks Toy Set 785 Pieces. That glass pyramid skylight makes quite an impact on young kids!

And this Louvre model would make a beautiful addition to anyone’s LEGO collection. It features the historic fortress-turned art museum and the iconic Pyramide du Louvre.

French Language Games and Toys

While you’re looking for Paris-themed gift ideas, consider gifts that expose your children to the French language. Especially if you’re gearing up for a big family trip to France!

I minored in French in college and although I have the worst American accent you can imagine (no, REALLY), I still can read and write a bit. Learning a new language as a kid is so much easier!

Uncle Goose French Blocks

These Uncle Goose French Blocks would be a beautiful addition to any baby nursery. They feature the full French alphabet, with both lower-case and upper-case letters.

Each block is wonderfully handcrafted with embossed paint and intricately detailed images of animals. The hard wood is high-quality, making them not only gorgeous decor, but great for little hands to stack!

Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table

We had this Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table for our boys! It comes with English, French, and Spanish modes that you can switch between.

I loved turning it to the French mode so my baby could listen to it while he played.

Activity tables are a wonderful way to encourage infants to pull up and walk. And the earlier you can introduce a second language to your baby, the better!

eeBoo French Vocabulary Flash Cards

I think preschoolers would get a kick out of these Mudpuppy French-to-English flash cards! The 56 cards cover everyday words across 7 categories, including nature, animals, colors, and clothing.

They’re pretty to look at and include a (lifesaving) pronunciation guide. And I love that the deck introduces conversation-style sentences on each card.

Magnetic Poetry – Kids’ French Kit

This French-words refrigerator magnets kit is a good strategy for keeping a new language fresh in the minds of kids and adults!

Ideal for kids, it includes 200 simple French words so you can build entire sentences in French. Plus, each magnet is reversible, with the English translation on the other side!

The entire kit comes in a cute and colorful metal box. And it’s made with kids in mind, so you don’t have to worry about “adult” words, like other Magnetic Poetry kits.

KLOO Race to Paris Board Game

And kiddos might enjoy learning French while playing KLOO’s Learn to Speak French Language Board Game, Race to Paris.

It’s created for anyone age 6 and up who’s interested in learning French. Players have to make sentences in French to advance in the game and win points.

One of the best Paris gifts, it guides you through proper sentence structure using color-coded flashcards. And you’ll have so much fun, you even realize you’re learning! (mgtrailer.com)

LINGO Playing Cards in French

Perhaps you have a teen who’s too cool for school. These simple and elegant Learn French playing cards might be perfect for them!

The deck of 54 playing cards double as flashcards with common French phrases and words. They also include the correct pronunciation and an English translation.

Learn French while you play Go Fish, Slapjack, or Crazy Eights on the plane to Paris! 

Unique Paris Gifts for Children

Perhaps you’re little Paris lover has one memory that they continue to talk about. Or maybe you’re looking for perfect Paris-themed gifts or souvenirs for the children in your life.

Check out these keepsakes and creative Paris gifts that any kid would be happy to get!

JALJA Eiffel Tower Wind-Up Musical Box

If you are trying to find a super cute gift that has a Parisian element to it, this Wind Up Musical Box (Eiffel Tower) would look lovely on a shelf in a child’s room.

Kids love to wind up the mechanism, and the entire musical box is very well made. But the cherry on top is the adorable car that circles the Eifel Tower when the music plays!

Paris Coloring Book

And for young Paris lovers who color, pair with this gorgeous Paris coloring book with some fine-tipped markers for a top-notch gift!

Really, this coloring book is great for kids and adults alike, with beautiful images of Paris landmarks and iconic images like macaroons or streetside Parisian cafes.

But the images are bold and simple. So they aren’t as overwhelming as most adult coloring books are!

Melissa & Doug Wooden La Patisserie Bakery

Maybe your little one has a sweet tooth, and the yummy pastries made the biggest impact during your trip to Paris. Keep the Paris love alive and get them the Melissa & Doug Wooden La Patisserie Bakery!

This pretend play bakery set has everything your 3– to 7-year-old will need for opening their own French patisserie.

If you’re a fan of Melissa & Doug sets, you know the commitment to quality they hold. The details are outstanding, and most of the pieces are made of cloth or wood.

Super Meeple Colors of Paris – Strategy Board Game

Did your family love exploring Montmartre when you were in Paris? Get this beautiful Colors of Paris board game set in the iconic neighborhood!

Made for ages 10+, this roleplaying game requires players to complete tasks around color theory and art. And game pieces include beautiful examples of historic Parisian art.

Modera French Easel Acrylic Painting Set

Or maybe your budding artist loved seeing the painters in Place du Tertre in the heart of Montmartre. They’ll love this Modera French Easel and Acrylic Painting Set!

Made for older kids, this set is a treasure. Besides the sturdy French-style easel, it also includes a complete starter kit for acrylic painting.

Children’s Books About Paris

One of my family’s favorite ways to talk about Paris is through books. Especially now that we have young readers in the house, we can’t get enough of travel books for kids!

Kids are never too young to love books or be read to. Below, you can get some of my top picks for books on Paris for all ages.

Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

If you’re looking for Paris gifts for babies, these board books are sturdy and will grow with babies into their preschool years:

For Preschoolers and Up

Some of these books are perfect Paris-themed gifts for early readers. Others are classics that you’ll want to read together as you prepare for a family trip to Paris.

  • Come With Me To Paris (City Series): This hardcover will become a treasured keepsake on your bookshelf. It features lovely rhymes and images of historic sites like the Eiffel Tower, The Palais Garnier, and Sainte-Chapelle.
  • Aya & Pete in Paris!: All of the Aya & Pete books are adorable for early readers. This one includes famous Paris landmarks and addresses trying new foods.
  • A Walk in Paris: Perfect for reading together, A Walk in Paris is a great way to start a dialogue on things your child might want to see in Paris.
  • Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids): You can’t go wrong with this one! Kids will love the colorful images and easy to read sentences about famous Paris landmarks.
  • This is Paris: A classic for over 60 years, This Is Paris is a charming book about all things Paris. And the images are lovely!
  • Eloise in Paris: No list of children’s books set in Paris is complete without mentioning this modern classic!
  • A Madeline Treasury: The Original Stories by Ludwig Bemelmans: Another classic, your kids will devour this comforting set of stories set in Paris!

For Middle School and High School Age

Get your older kids excited about Paris with books that will pique their interest. This might be through a challenge or a mystery novel. These books are sure to be the perfect Paris-themed gift for your middle school and high school readers!

  • Mission Paris: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Basically a travel guide for kids 7 and up, this book will certainly keep tweens and teens engaged once you’re in Paris!
  • Paris on Repeat: This is a fun Groundhog Day-style adventure novel by Amy Bearce is about an 8th Grader. And if they like it, there’s another book in the Wish and Wander Series set in Rome!
  • Hardy Boys Adventures: A Con Artist in Paris: A must for young mystery lovers (ages 8-12), I love how this book mentions of street art and iconic Paris landmarks.
  • The Paper Girls of Paris: If you have a high schooler who likes historical fiction, get this novel by Jordan Taylor. It’s a moving tale set in World War II-era Paris seen through the eyes of a Parisian teen.

Get Your Hands on the Perfect Paris-Inspired Gifts for Kids

The ideal Paris gifts for kids are ones they’ll actually play with. Instead of that Eiffel Tower charm or more refrigerator magnets, get them something they’ll love that will always remind them of your epic family vacation to Paris!

Looking for more Paris travel inspiration? Check out these posts: Paris with kids itinerary, Best kid-friendly Paris tours, Paris family photo tips, Paris hidden gems, and Tips for visiting Paris for the first time

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Emily

Sunday 19th of November 2017

These gift ideas are too cute. Would've been super helpful when I was over in Europe! I'll have to bookmark for the next time I visit. THANK YOU!!! This will definitely be a lifesaver!

marciecheung

Monday 20th of November 2017

Thankfully, they are available on Amazon!

Shoppers Gossip

Saturday 18th of November 2017

Paris seems a very nice place to visit. I love all the gifts you listed above. Thank you!

marciecheung

Monday 20th of November 2017

Paris is an incredible city and I hope we have a chance to go back!

Indrani

Saturday 18th of November 2017

I wish I had this guide before visiting Paris. I went mad choosing a few over such a wide range. You have presented in a very organised manner, easy to zoom in and select.

marciecheung

Monday 20th of November 2017

Glad to help! It's always good to know what you can order online!

Polly

Friday 17th of November 2017

The Eiffel Tower 3D puzzle looks so much fun! I'm looking forward to when my son is old enough to build that kind of stuff! I'm sure he'll enjoy it!

marciecheung

Friday 17th of November 2017

It's really fun when kids are old enough to do more interactive toys like these!

Tanvi Rastogi

Friday 17th of November 2017

This is such a great gift idea. Especially for kids learning French and or about France.

marciecheung

Friday 17th of November 2017

Exactly!

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