Emmanuel Macron Snow Globe Boosts Christmas Sales

Emmanuel Macron Snow Globe Boosts Christmas Sales
Fabulous last minute gift ideas at Le Grand Comptoir! Does President Emmanuel Macron realize he’s a snowman in a globe with a bubble that reads, “Je ne suis pas Pere Noël” and that he’s boosted sales in the concept store that sold out the first edition of the must-have Christmas tchotchke? Snow globes are traditional gifts in France, emblematic objects of the holiday season, often placed at the foot of Christmas trees. So, the start-ups at Le Grand Comptoir decided to inject a bit of humor using the image of Macron with their ironic message. Read into it what you will. Need to Know: Founded in 1992 – in Suresnes, a Paris suburb – by entrepréneur/style influencer Jacques Loyer, Le Grand Comptoir is a spacious Aladdin’s cave (now labeled “concept store”) where everyone finds that cute little gift, gadget, unusual groceries, or piece to decorate the home. Twenty five years after its creation, Grand Comptoir has expanded to six fascinating stores criss-crossing all generations, from lovers of lifestyle, to flâneurs in search of inspiration and the latest trends. Look for the brands: Back to Alaska, Hackett, Best Mountain, Berenice, New Balance, Oakwood, Parajumpers, Bella Jones, Jack and Jones, Hero Seven, Sweet Pants, School Rag… Track your snowglobes in all Grand Comptoir stores (Paris, Suresnes, Toulouse and Mouans-Sartoux). Price: €10.50 Can’t get your hands on one and still need a last-minute gift? Try the Bonjour Paris holiday gift guide! Le Grand Comptoir, 116 rue du Bac, 7th, Metro: rue du Bac, Tel: +33 (0)1 40 49 0095

Lead photo credit : Emmanuel Macron snow globe

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Born in Hampton, Middlesex, UK, Margaret Kemp is a lifestyle journalist, based between London, Paris and the world. Intensive cookery courses at The Cordon Bleu, London, a wedding gift from a very astute ex-husband, gave her the base that would take her travelling (leaving the astute one behind) in search of rare food and wine experiences, such as the vineyards of Thailand, 'gator hunting in South Florida, learning to make eye-watering spicy food in Kerala;pasta making in a tiny Tuscany trattoria. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend and FT. How To Spend It.com, The Spectator, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Travel, and Luxos Magazine. She also advises as consultant to luxury hotels and restaurants. Over the years, Kemp has amassed a faithful following on BonjourParis. If she were a dish she'd be Alain Passard's Millefeuille “Caprice d'Enfant”, as a painting: Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe !