One of my favorite little shops we found in France this summer was La Poule Rousse. It is this adorable little shop in Villefranche and the owner, Pascal, is precious. She sells everything from towels, throws & blankets, baby bath towels, robes & bibs to makeup bags and beach totes. They are all made from this extremely soft material which absorbs more and more water each time it gets wet.
They come in a ton of different colors and patterns!
This is one of the ones that I bought:
I highly recommend giving as gifts. Hope to shop there in person someday soon!