Are you getting bored with the usual holiday gift options for your kids? Would you like to encourage them to start thinking about the world around them? How does traveling the world from the comfort of your home sound? I’ve compiled a list of the coolest Paris gifts for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children of all ages. Contains affiliate links.
Paris Gifts Featuring Landmarks
After visiting Paris last spring, my oldest gets so excited when he sees Parisian landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. They are simply iconic and should be celebrated! My picks for Paris gifts specifically featuring the Eiffel Tower are the LEGO Architecture 21019 The Eiffel Tower and Eiffel Tower in Paris 3D Puzzle France French Color.
But, Paris is so much more than just the Eiffel Tower. How cool is this Nanoblock Banks of the Seine in Paris France Building Kit? And can you imagine bonding over this 4D Cityscape Mini Puzzle (166 Piece), Paris on a chilly winter day? My preschooler would go nuts for this Little Builder Architecture Louvre Paris Building Bricks Toy Set 785 Pieces. A toy that will surely be one to pass to the next generation is the Creative Toy Company Wood Paris 500 Piece Puzzle. For the budding artist, grab this SentoSphere Aquarellum – Paris by Night – Arts and Crafts Watercolor Paint Set.
Finally, watch the Hunchback of Notre Dame while working with your child on this ROBOTIME 3D Puzzle Wooden Craft Kit Famous World Building Model Notre Dame de Paris Educational Toy.
French Language Toys
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! These Uncle Goose French Language Blocks would be a beautiful addition to any baby nursery. We have this Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table and I love turning it to the French mode so my baby can listen to it while he plays. I think preschoolers would get a kick out of these Learn French Playing Cards and Mudpuppy French to English Ring Flash Cards. And older kiddos might enjoy learning French while playing KLOO’s Learn to Speak French Language Board Game – Race to Paris or Spot it! Basic French.
Unique Parisian Holiday Gifts
If you are trying to find a super cute gift that has a Parisian element to it, this Celsy Wind Up Musical Box (Eiffel Tower)would look lovely on a shelf in a child’s room. And my kids love magnetic sets like this Mudpuppy Bonjour Paris! Magnetic Figures. And for older kids who love art, bundle some new gel pens with this gorgeous Paris Coloring Book.
Children’s Books About Paris
One of my family’s favorite ways to talk about Paris is through books. If you’re looking for Paris gifts for babies, I recommend Paris: A Book of Shapes (Hello, World), All Aboard! Paris: A French Primer, Jane Foster’s Cities: Paris, and Come With Me To Paris (City Series). These book are sturdy and will grow with babies into their preschool years. For slightly older kids, you can’t go wrong with Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids), Paris: Panorama Pops, Mission Paris: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Book For Kids), and This is Paris
And we can’t talk about children’s books set in Paris without Eloise in Paris and the beloved A Madeline Treasury: The Original Stories by Ludwig Bemelmans.