8 original ideas for Christmas gifts "Made in Bordeaux"

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The holidays are fast approaching. Soon the decorations will sparkle in the towns and villages of Bordeaux. It's time to think about your loved ones and prepare for the Christmas festivities. If you are lacking inspiration, we have toured the Bordeaux boutiques in search of local products to taste, original pieces of craftsmanship to benefit from a unique know-how, or unusual activities to do in family or friends. Responsible, ethical, traditional or original… We have thus unearthed 100% Bordeaux specialties for you. Here is our selection of ideas for typical Bordeaux Christmas gifts.


Opening photo of the article © Kira auf der Heide / Unsplash


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A night at the Zoo de Pessac with the wild animals

To begin with, we offer you a journey through the mysterious world of wild animals... It is an extraordinary concept: the "Night Experience by Zoo Bordeaux de Pessac". In a comfortable lodge, you will enjoy a unique evening, with a refined meal, as close as possible to white tigers or jaguars. The atmosphere is magical and the discovery of wildlife always sparkles the eyes of young and old alike. Children will definitely love this immersion in the midst of wild animals. It is an unforgettable moment that you are going to offer them!


Pessac Zoo  Pessac Zoo

Photos © Zoo Bordeaux de Pessac

An escape game with friends

This is another original activity, but it is more suitable for sharing with friends: an escape game. Usually reserved for adults and teenagers, it is a very trendy hobby. Bordeaux offers different possibilities: wine tour in a castle, police investigation through the city, outdoor treasure hunt , or virtual reality experience... There is something for everyone. Here are the establishments of Gironde which offers you an escape game. If you like to brainstorm and solve puzzles, you are going to be served!


Aventure sud Gironde Escape Game

Photo © Aventure sud Gironde Escape Game

A boat trip, at sea or on the Gironde rivers

The Gironde is a privileged region for boat trips. Whether you like quiet cruises on the Garonne or the Dordogne. Whether you have sea legs and prefer to face the Atlantic Ocean, during a sea trip. Or whether you are trying an initiation to navigation on the Medoc lakes. In Gironde, you have the choice! We give you some ideas for boat trips to book with our service providers.



Photo © Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais

A ride on the beach or in the forest

If you are looking for a more sporty ride, why not offer a ride on the Gironde beaches... Unless you prefer, a horseback ride in the forest. Each territory of the Gironde has its charm and discovering the different facets of its landscapes on horseback gives character to your visits. According to your desires, you can gallop on the beaches of the Médoc; stroll on the fertile plains of the mouth of the Gironde or Entre-deux-Mers, nestled between the Garonne and the Dordogne; walk the vineyard slopes of Libournais and Saint-Émilion; or cross the Landes forests of South Gironde. Many equestrian centers are at your disposal in the Bordeaux region.


Villetorte Leisure

Photo © Villetorte Loisirs

A spa or a relaxing massage

Take care of yourself when winter sets in, what happiness! It's cold, the weather is gloomy and the mood goes with it… The end of the year is being felt and we are tired. Now is the perfect time to take care of your body and clear your head during a treatment. Hammam and sauna, swimming pool and balneotherapy, massages and treatments... Treatment institutes and wellness centers offer different formulas to please you or give gifts to your loved ones.


Relaxation stopover  Relaxation stopover

Photos © Escale Détente

A cultural visit to a museum

The Gironde has a very rich heritage, an eventful history and intense artistic activity. So whatever your favorite themes and those of your friends, there is no doubt that you will find something to stimulate your curiosity and theirs in the museums of the Gironde. 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 museums of Bordeaux and the Gironde.


Wine museum

Photo © Guide Bordeaux Gironde

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A basket of local delicacies

Bordeaux corks, Cannelés, Puits d'Amour, Medocan hazelnuts, Medoc vine shoots… There is no shortage of Bordeaux specialties and sweet palates have something to satisfy their greed. To compose your filled basket, you will find good addresses in our directory of artisan chocolate makers, confectioners, biscuits and pastries in Bordeaux.



Photo © Jordan Bac chocolatier

Hazelnuts from Médoc

Photo © Les Noisettines du Médoc

Caviar from the Arcachon basin

Have you ever tasted caviar? This may be the occasion, make an original present, for a real gourmet in your entourage. The Caviar de France from the Moulin de la Cassadote is a treasure! Produced according to an ancestral recipe, these sturgeon eggs are the fruit of the patient and meticulous work of enthusiasts. You can visit the workshop if you are around, from April to the end of September, by appointment.
Photo © Caviar de France
Photo © Caviar de France

We hope that you 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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