Old French estreine, from Latin strena.
étrenne f (plural étrennes)
- (obsolete) the first sale of the day made by a shopkeeper, merchant etc.
- (rare) the first time something is used/worn/done
- (in the plural) New Year's gift; Christmas present (especially when talking to a child)
- Et que veux-tu pour tes étrennes? And what would you like for Christmas?