Holiday Gift Guide: French Riviera Version

The French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur in French, is the Mediterranean coast of France that boasts famous and fabulous beach resorts, coastal villages and a rich culture. Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is the commune where Coco Chanel purchased a holiday estate in the late 1920s. Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in April of 1956 in Monaco. And, in 1997, Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed spent their last days together on Fayed's father's yacht off the coast of Pampelonne Beach near Saint-Tropez. A beautiful, beachy retreat with such pop culture must have already guessed that I have wanted to visit this gem for as along as I can remember. Hopefully, such a visit will be possible this summer while I study abroad in Madrid. 

Regardless, let this gift guide be your bible for those on your holiday gift list who are as infatuated with the French Riviera as myself.


Vintage-Inspired One Piece

If you're vacationing in the French Riviera, you'll definitely need to rock the chicest swim suit. The Joan One Piece from Solid & Striped's newest line will flatter all your favorite features. The side cutouts are totally on trend, while the white and black striped belt pays homage to the vintage styles that bloomed along the Riviera's coastline. Buy the suit on Revolve here.


Espadrilles with a Pop of Color

What better way to honor the memory of one of fashion's biggest icons while visiting one of her favorite places than to rock a pair of her espadrilles? These beige suede calfskin slip ons with pearl embellishments and dark orange details provide the perfect pop to any neutral-toned outfit. Buy them on Chanel's site here


Retro Shades

The shape of these frames was incredibly popular during the 1940s, and thanks to the Kardashian Klan, they're now making a comeback. Kourtney K was spotted sporting these shades this past summer and hasn't parted with them yet – so you shouldn't either! These Roberi & Fraud glasses are great for any time of day. Find them here.


Sequined Slip

A huge aspect of visiting the French Riviera is the vibrant nightlife. There definitely aren't as many venues as in, say, New York. But, the options present are wild. Dressing totally glitzy and glamorous while showing face in Pam Pam, Puzzle Bar or Les Caves du Roy, to name a few, is always the right move. This sparkly slip number from Topshop can be found here.

Airbnb Gift Card

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Honestly, you can never go wrong with a gift card, especially one for Airbnb. Staying in an Airbnb provides you with the feel and amenities of a home while you're away from your own. Plus, they're oftentimes perfectly situated close to or far away from the hustle and bustle of wherever you're visiting. The beauty of an Airbnb gift card is that you can buy one online and send it right to your favorite adventure seeker's inbox. Purchase an Airbnb gift card for the amount of your choosing here.

Find all these gift picks AND MORE on my Holiday 2017 Hintd page:

But, "What is Hintd?", you ask? Think about all the shopping carts you create on multiple different sites, but never get around to buying. When your friends and family ask what you want for your birthday or the holidays, it's often hard to keep track of what you want or what you've told one person and not another. Hintd is here to help make your life easier by providing you with a space to create wish lists. Whether these lists are organized by site, item category, or occasion, Hintd makes it easy to keep track of the items you want and allows you to send full lists to your friends and family. Plus, you can even purchase items directly from your list while on the Hintd site. Use my unique link to create your free account and start "Hinting" today! And, download the new app in the App Store!

Megan Shelton