This Book Is the Perfect Gift for Your Friend on Top of Their Fancy Game

Do you have a friend who is mysteriously fancy? Like, she's always pushing some tea on you that she just brought back from Paris? Or she's starting an exclusive underground dinner club? Or has a hat collection that gives the royal family a run for their money?

Seriously, WTF do you get that girl? Answer: Château de Gudanes: A True Love Story Never Ends...

To appreciate this book, you need some backstory. You see, in 2013 an Australian family fell in love with a dilapidated 18th century château in southern France. They decided to renovate it and document the process on Instagram, which was a smart move: Within months, they had amassed a devoted following who became enamored with the building's charm and mystery.

Now, a handful of years later, the château hosts a select number of lucky guests and will sometimes serve as host for events and workshops.

Basically, if you ever have the opportunity to visit or stay, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

So, it's a bit of an exclusive place, to say the least. But the property owners did a wonderful thing this year when they put out a beautiful book documenting the restoration. It's quite a romantic tomb that comes embossed and gold-foiled.

The book is available for purchase on their site for $57. There's still time to get one delivered before the holidays. If you need further convincing, just check out this gorgeous book trailer:


Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014). Feel free to reach out at leonora@hunker.com.