You're about to board your Eurostar/bus/plane home and you still haven't bought presents for your loved ones. And admittedly, as much as we love the city's concept stores and vintage boutiques, they don't offer the most straightforward of shopping experiences. But don't panic – and for goodness sake, don't waste your money on Eiffel Tower tat. Or risk certain death on the Champs-Elysées.
The simple solution is to find your nearest Monoprix, arm yourself with our list and in one fell swoop, pick up the very finest Parisian souvenirs to wow your family and friends. Brimming with high-quality goods in swoonworthy packaging, Monoprix is the French equivalent of Marks & Spencer or Whole Foods, where the usual rule still stands – the bigger the store, the better the choice (monop' is the mini version – if it wasn't obvious from the name.)
From foie gras to fig chutney, browse the best buys under €20 at the shopping seventh heaven that is Monoprix, then take a breath and go forth in your noble gifting mission. Or just keep them all for yourself...we don't blame you.