When I was researching my château de Montgeoffroy post the other day, I came across this photo above. Not a terribly remarkable room. Located at a converted barn outside of Paris, the decor seems evocative of the era, in this case the 1960s. But it wasn't the green walls, nor the green curtains, nor that blue velvet sofa that caught my eye. Oh no. It was this:
A basket full of black and white wrapped packages, most of which are quite unusual in shape. I spy some Fauchon boxes, a few gifts wrapped in faux bois paper, and some zebra print packages too. And the red and yellow ribbon is quite chic too. Now this is my kinda gift wrapping.
Wouldn't you be excited to receive a gift in this Fauchon basket? Mais oui.
You can give black and white too with a classic Rigaud candle in the Cythère fragrance. You wouldn't even have to wrap it.
Of course, it's perfectly normal to buy something for yourself while holiday shopping for others...as long as it's not too extravagant. Why not a Rigaud travel candle in a black and white tin?
Worst case, you could deliver gifts in a Scalamandre bag. That's what Alfie plans to do this season.
(Top photo from THE FINEST ROOMS IN FRANCE)