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monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 21:54:21

Good evening

As I have mentioned on several other threads, my wonderful sister is 30 in less than a month's time and I am present planning.

We (me, mum and dd) are planning a trip to Paris in late January as her big present from us. Our mum lived there for a few years in the 60s and we've all spent a lot fo time there over the years so think it is the perfect place.

But, it'll be the big present on her birthday. We are going to look up concerts, exhibitions etc and make a little package of Paris stuff for her to open with the tickets but want some build up Paris gifts (tacky or otherwise)

I have bought her some divine green leather gloves - not very Paris related but they are tres chic and our mum's getting her (or perhaps making her - see my other thread) a Breton style dress.

Anyone else seen any Paris realted tack/classy stuff that we could get her as a prelude to the big gift?

Thank you very much in advance.

MM wink

JANEITEluddite Wed 04-Nov-09 21:56:25

Monsoon have necklaces, key rings etc with the Eifel Tower on: I know this because dd1 has one!

Sazisi Wed 04-Nov-09 21:58:18

What about a tiny box of Ladurée macaroons?

Sazisi Wed 04-Nov-09 21:59:11

Lucky, lucky sister!!

JANEITEluddite Wed 04-Nov-09 22:00:43

M&S cashmere beret?

Sazisi Wed 04-Nov-09 22:02:49

Chanel nailpolish

LynetteScavo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:04:05

Phew...I thought this was going to be about buying clothes to look like Paris Hilton!
Have you tried ebay?

FlorenceandtheWashingMachine Wed 04-Nov-09 22:07:35

Eiffel Tower handbag? A mere $450:

Eiffel Tower

FlorenceandtheWashingMachine Wed 04-Nov-09 22:09:11

Or a far more reasonable £49.99: iewItem?rvr_id=&rvr_id=&cguid=06cd3d0011d0a0aad522f442ffe25324

momijigari Wed 04-Nov-09 22:13:01

Muji do lovely city in a bag - wooden statues of famous buildings, Paris here, also might do scarves with a map of Paris on it?

frakkinaround Wed 04-Nov-09 22:20:03

If you want anything bought from Paris I am going there in 2 weeks and will import stuff and post to you if you like.

They do a Paris bag, like the London and New York bags.

*is aware that's a slightly random offer from a random person you've never met*

VerityBrulee Wed 04-Nov-09 22:31:46

I wish you were my sister smile

monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 22:42:42

So glad I thought to post about this!

I'll get the accesories necklace tomorrow!Totally forgot about Muji-I have the London card & bag. Brilliant idea thankyou.

How is it I have no idea what you mean Frankinaround though think it sounds good!

monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 22:44:37

P.S I wish I was my sister too-she's fab grin

monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 22:47:03

Loving the cashmere beret & macaroons too. Very good ideas. Ty.

navyeyelasH Wed 04-Nov-09 22:57:35

is a travel guide that you / your mum personalise youself a bit naff?

I know a great place that does that an amazing Aligot and also an expensive fish place. Maybe other MNers would have recs too? You could even book ahead for her?

monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 23:01:01

That's a really nice idea & ties in some of the concert/exhibtion stuff. How would you do it? Moleskine do a Paris book with lots of writing space.... Great idea again. Thank you.

navyeyelasH Wed 04-Nov-09 23:13:05

I would use something like this. I have a fairly new guide book that i've jotted all over if it could be of any use I'd gladly mail it so long as you could mail it back?

Prosecco Wed 04-Nov-09 23:42:30

this card which you can personalise for your sister.

Prosecco Wed 04-Nov-09 23:44:48


Have just clicked on the link and it is not what I thought. Go forward a couple of pages to the Paris card.

Am blush

frakkinaround Thu 05-Nov-09 13:17:22

Oh they're quite tacky! You see then when you walk around London on tourist stalls. It's just a black or white bag with 'Paris' written repeatedly all over it.

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