Apart from the original gift options mentioned above, you can find plenty of magnets, t-shirts, trinkets and key chain souvenirs in Paris. Especially figurines in the shape of the Eiffel Tower can be nice souvenirs.
You can find all kinds of trinkets, from the size of a small key chain to 1 meter in length. Eiffel Tower shaped trinkets start at 1 Euro in souvenir shops.
But around the Eiffel Tower, you can shop much cheaper at peddlers. You just have to bargain a little. Although they give a price of 1-2 Euros per piece for a small keychain, you can also get 20-30 keychains for much more affordable prices such as 10 Euros. Finally, you can find much more original and quality products at the souvenir shops on Montmartre Hill.
Finally, I would like to talk about the shopping culture in Paris. In general, shops in the city are open between 09:00-19:00 every day except Sunday.
Although some small boutiques close for 1-2 hours at noon, there is generally no such trend. Big stores are open one day a week (called late-night) until 21:00 in the evening.
On Sundays, some shops in Paris may be open, while others may be closed. I would suggest you to think about it like this; While the touristic shops and big shopping malls in the city center are open on Sundays, they are closed as you go out of the centre.
During special periods such as Christmas, you can find most stores open. In summary; There are no time restrictions when shopping in Paris, except in exceptional cases.
You can also do tax free shopping from Paris. In other words, you can get VAT refunded for your shopping. You can get a refund of up to 12% of your purchases worth 175 Euros or more from places where you see the “Global Blue” sticker, but don’t forget to fill out the tax free form.
Throughout the article on what to buy in Paris, I tried to give information about all the original products sold in the city. What can you buy in Paris? If you have anything you want to add to the article, please share it with us by writing a comment!
Finally; Detailed information and photos of places to visit in Paris, information about places to visit in Paris, accommodation in the city and hotel recommendations, where to stay in Paris? You can find it in my articles.