My French Obsession was born from a serious case of wanderlust. 

My passion is travel, and one of the things I love about travelling is that I get to find beautiful, unique gifts for my loved ones from places afar.

How it started

My first trip to France was with my sister. I remember getting off the plane only to find our driver had left without us, and so we jumped on a train to go to our friend Anne’s house. 

Anne was waiting for us at the train station with a beautiful posy of Lily of the Valley for each of us, as the French were celebrating May Day known traditionally as La Fête du Muguet.

We decided to hit the streets and didn’t stop walking for 12 hours, it was fantastic. The smells, sights, sounds and vibes were so different, and the winding streetscapes so beautiful and full of character paved with cobblestones. 

On each corner there were treasures to be found, with exquisite French made quality products from alluring perfumes to the finest scented soaps. Not to mention the cuisine and lots of champagne. 

It's easy to get swept off one's feet when surrounded with such grandeur in the smaller things.

It has been wonderful to get back to France again after the restrictions of Covid. Reconnecting with the cobbled streets and watching the passing parade from an outdoor cafe. 

We have found some great new suppliers and reconnected with our current suppliers to bring some exciting new products in 2023. 

As always, Anne has an eye for the fabulous and has the insider information we love, working directly with local French suppliers.

unique gifts

The aim of my French Obsession is to give you access to products you normally wouldn’t be able to get your hands on unless you were in France. 

We are extending our range in 2023 so there will be more products for the men in our lives and also our beloved pooches!