Christmas gifts from Toulouse and its region

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Are you looking for gift ideas from Toulouse? Between the Pyrenees, Haute-Garonne and Ariège, the Toulouse region offers many local products, unique craftsmanship and unusual activities to share with family or friends. The holidays are fast approaching... It's time to think about your loved ones and prepare for the Christmas festivities. So, if you are lacking inspiration, we have scoured the shops of the “pink city in search of 100% Toulouse specialties. Here is our selection of ideas for Christmas gifts and activities, typical of Toulouse and its region.


Introductory photo © Lucie Liz / Unsplash


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Toulouse violet, in all its forms

In Toulouse and Haute-Garonne, you will often come across products made from violets, but why? It's a romantic story... they say that a violet flower arrived in Toulouse thanks to a soldier who offered it to his beloved, returning from a mission in Parma... since then, the violet is the one of the symbols of the pink city. Today, it is a product declined and used in cooking, from large restaurants to small tea rooms. It is a flower which was very fashionable in perfumery, in confectionery (coated with crystallized sugar), in decoration, to make liquor, jelly... and also simply for its color. Toulouse violet is very fragrant. You will understand, it is a gift, an emblematic souvenir to offer! We recommend that you, while in Toulouse, take a walk in the very beautiful Trésors de Violette store!


Violet's Treasures  Violet's Treasures

Photos © The Treasures of Violette

Pastel blue, from Toulouse

The pastel blue (which has nothing to do with pencils) is the pastel of the dyers, coming from a plant (oddly yellow) Isatis tinctoria. It is a perennial known since Antiquity, which has medicinal properties and was used as a coloring. It takes 2 years to make the pigments of the pastel blue. It all starts with the leaves that are harvested, crushed and then the dough obtained in a ball is dried. We will powder and cook everything to start the oxidation process that produces this characteristic indigo blue color. After further handling, this pigment can be used to tint clothes, objects, for the manufacture of decorative elements and artistic supplies. In Lauragais, that is to say between Toulouse, Albi and Carcassonne, the pastel merchants made a fortune and it is this commercial activity which is at the base of the prosperity of the region! Offer objects tinted with pastel blue, which is deep, soft and above all 100% natural and vegetal.


pastel blue

Photo: pastel blue © Guide Toulouse Pyrénées

The good idea Do you like shopping? Find your Christmas presents easily thanks to our article: we give you our tips and the best places to go shopping in Toulouse.


A thermal break near Toulouse

The pure sources of the Pyrenean mountains form an idyllic environment to enjoy the benefits of the waters, much appreciated by lovers of well-being and care cures. At the foot of the Pyrenees, many thermal spas are at your disposal, offer a day of relaxation to share with friends or family, for Christmas! Between treatments and games at the pool, you can please the whole family. The thermal baths of Argelès-Gazostou in Ax-les-Thermes are very famous. In the Hautes-Pyrénées, thalasso centers are located at the foot of the ski slopes, as in Saint-Lary-Soulan. Hammam and sauna, swimming pool and sensory showers, massages and treatments, gym and relaxation area… All you have to do is choose the atmosphere that will charm them, with one of our service providers in the Toulouse region.

The good idea Read our article on thermal baths, spas and spa treatment areas in the Pyrenees.


The Baths of Argelès-Gazost

Photo © Les Thermes d'Argelès-Gazost

Balnea

Photo © Balnéa in Loudenvielle

A city-game in the " Pink City "

Offer an original way to discover the city, to your friends! Here is an idea for an unusual visit. Granhota treasure hunts and puzzles offers themed walks to discover Toulouse's heritage, while having fun. Inspired by the principle of " escape games ", this "city-game " has been adapted to take you through the streets of Toulouse. This discovery rally will allow you to better understand the history of the city, visit little-known addresses in the city and admire original points of interest.


Granhota treasure hunts and puzzles  Granhota treasure hunts and puzzles

Photos: © Granhota treasure hunts and puzzles

A cultural visit to the Toulouse Aeronautical Museum

The Toulouse region has a very rich and unusual heritage on the theme of Aeronautics. So whether you are interested in the history of airmail, the conquest of space, or the most spectacular devices in civil aviation, there is something for everyone! In addition, offering admission to a museum is an original, interesting gift that allows you to discuss a subject that is close to your heart. To help you choose, we have made an overview of the aeronautical museums of Toulouse.

The good idea Do you like tours? We suggest the castles to visit less than 30 minutes from Toulouse.


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A day at Gulli Parc with the children

To change toys, give your children a good time to share, the Gulli Parc is a paradise for the youngest. Here, it is forbidden for over 12 years! Adventure course, construction site area, Playmobil area… This is a gift that children will love.


Gulli Park  Gulli Park

Photos: © Gulli Parc

A basket of local delicacies

Cachou, “ Brick of the Capitol ” violet candies, or refined chocolates… There is no shortage of Toulouse specialties and sweet palates have something to satisfy their appetite. To compose your filled basket, we recommend the Chocolaterie Rody or the violet products from Les Trésors de Violette.


Rody Chocolate Factory

Photos: © Chocolaterie Rody

A gift from a concept store

The concept store is a new way of thinking about shopping. You enter a universe, with its atmosphere, its design and its themed range. Often these trendy stores put forward values of ethics or ecology. Very close to its customers, the concept store is constantly evolving to adapt to all your desires. More than a simple gift, you will find there objects which resemble you and which correspond to your principles of life. Here is our selection of Toulouse concept stores.

A terrarium of Atelier Eyssart

We offer you a last really unusual gift idea. Atelier Eyssart makes terrariums. Far from the simple glass jar, it is an autonomous world which you will be able to offer to your guests. This miniature ecosystem does not require maintenance and yet it stays alive! It is the ideal present for people who would like to create a green space in their interior, without having a green thumb or that it takes them too much time. This creation will also find its place perfectly in a Zen decoration.

The good idea For people who feel ready to take the concept further, offer them an introductory workshop to create their own stand-alone terrarium.



Atelier Eyssart  Atelier Eyssart

Photos © L'Atelier Eyssart

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We hope to have given you some good ideas to please the whole family and your friends, and we just have to wish you happy holidays.


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