71 Best Italian Gifts for People Who Love Italy

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What do you buy for someone who loves Italy? Why authentic Italian gifts, of course! Here’s our gift guide to the best Italian themed gifts for people who love Italy. Bellissima!

The Best Italian Themed Gifts: Gifts for Italy Lovers

Women's Italian leather purse with cash

Personalised Italian Leather Purse

Handmade in Florence, Italy, the W1 Leather Purse from Von Baer is made from the highest quality full-grain, vegetable-tanned Nappa leather. It protects your personal data using RFID technology, and has a number of useful internal compartments. The W1 is available in red, black, or brown leather. Personalize it with a laser engraving to make it an extra special gift.

Personalized Italian Leather Tote Bag

Fashionable and elegant, the Elegance leather tote bag is a luxurious gift for someone special. It’s made from Premium vegetable-tanned full-grain Italian leather, which will age beautifully with patina, and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. You can personalise it with a laser engraving, and have it gift wrapped too.

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Gorgeous Murano Glass Gifts

Venetian glass from the island of Murano celebrates Italy with a great explosion of beauty and colour. Any Italy lover will know that this is a gift that comes with thought and craftsmanship. 

You can go for whimsical decorative items like these Murano glass sweets above. Or head into the jewellery category below…

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These beautiful Murano glass pendants from nerovenezia come highly recommended for their colour and craftsmanship. Find the necklaces on Etsy here.

Italian Gifts for Him

In an ideal world, of course, we wouldn’t need gender stereotypes. However, in the meantime.. Here are some gorgeous Italian gifts for the man in your life. 

 Some unique Italy gift ideas specifically aimed at guys:

Italian cuff links with the Vitruvian man

Cuff Links

Indulge in a little shirt jewellery with these Italian gift ideas:

Or you could take things up a notch with these custom pins and cufflinks. You can add his name and other personal touches to really set your gift apart from the rest.


Italian themed gifts - luxurious Italian ties made in Italy

Likewise, with a gentleman’s apparel, you can have some fun or aim for a more stylish option:

Italian Food Gifts

Food makes one of the best Italian gifts because, well, if you have to ask, are you really an Italy lover?! Whether you’re searching for gifts for Italians or presents for those who simply love Italian stuff, then start with food and you can’t go far wrong.

Pasta making machine

Pasta Making Machine

One of the best Italian themed gifts imaginable is the Made in Italy humble pasta maker. 

Arm yourself with the recipe for how to make a real ragu and spend hours amid flour and egg yolk, rolling and turning and twisting pasta into different shapes.

 Because, in all honesty, you can’t beat fresh pasta. However, it doesn’t make a great gift on its own as it has such a short shelf life. But give the gift of a pasta machine… and it’s a whole different story. 

Illy coffee

Italian Coffee

Where would Italians be without their coffee? Grab a taste of their beans (if not their fashion flair) with Italian brand Illy’s classic coffee.

Fortnum and Mason Italian Wine Quartet - Italian Themed Gift Ideas

Italian Wine

You have so much scope when it comes to shopping for wine as an Italian gift, from your local supermarket to specialised bottle shops and department stores. Unique Italian gifts are designed to be shared, after all. One of the best ways to find your way through the maze is to shop with a tried and tested high quality retailer:

Italian Chocolate

Nothing says Italian chocolate like Baci, the kiss from Perugia. One of the best trips to Italy I ever had the pleasure of undertaking was to this factory in Umbria. Delicious. And completely authentic.

The Best Italian Books as Gift Ideas

These Italian gifts are long lasting and beautiful. Get inspired by some of the best books about Italy. With great options like these, you can’t go wrong. 

Gorgeous Italian Themed Coffee Table Gift Books

Rome coffee table book

Gorgeous coffee table books never go out of style. A rich, illustrated book on Italy is always a good idea. 

Book about the paintings in the Vatican

The Italian Gentleman coffee table book

  • The Italian Gentleman takes a look at the history of fashion through the personal tailors of Italy, interviewed by a French columnist. It’s a wonderful journey through Italian style.
Italian Christmas Gift Ideas: Lonely Planet Rome book on location

Italian Guidebooks and Phrase Books

If you’re shopping for someone planning a trip to Italy, then a gorgeous guidebook still makes a great gift even in this age of technology. Holiday season or not.

Kids travel guide to Italy and Rome book cover

Enjoy this fabulous collection of stories and recipes for Italian cookies all packaged together into a gorgeous gift book.

Unique Italian Culture Gift Ideas

Italy - Emilia Romagna - Forlimpopoli - Casa Artusi-Cooking Lesson Different Types of Pasta

A Virtual Italian Cooking Lesson or Wine Tasting

Transport your friend or family member to the land of the Boot through an online cooking course. If you’re lucky, you may get to share the experience with them – or at least the end result. 

Italian gifts homemade artwork being held

Italian Art

You can obviously go in several different directions here, either rounding up reprints of the masters, photographs of gorgeous Italian cities or indulging in nostalgic Italian travel-related art. 

I love these Italian prints from Studio Inception, for example.

Funny Italian Gifts

Fun Italian themed socks

Comedy Socks

Simply no-one’s life is complete without a pair of Italian themed socks like these. Keeps that dream trip in mind every time you do the laundry!

Fun gift of Italian pizza socks

Or you could take it one step further with a pizza box of socks… They even come in different sizes.

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An Italian Themed Doormat

Feel Italian coming and going, with this Italian speaking doormat from Etsy.

Italian gifts novelty Italian apron

An Italian Apron

And another perfect addition to a fun Italian gift fest is this Italian flag apron on Amazon.

Make Your Own Italian Themed Gift Basket

Gift of Italian themed basket

When it comes to Italy themed gift ideas, the most flexible option for special occasions is the Italian gift basket. What’s more, it’s something you can easily make yourself if you need to keep the price down. And, let’s face it, sometimes a personally curated Italian gift basket means more than a shop bought one. Especially for an Italian food lover.

How to Make Your Own Italian Themed Gift Basket

It’s easier than you think to make your own Italian gift sets.

Start with a basket or wooden box, add some scrunched tissue paper or shredded padding and then hit up your local delicatessen for some gorgeous Italian foods. 

Think different shapes of pasta, a selection of amaretti biscuits, a bottle of limoncello, some Illy coffee, pecorino and parmesan cheese, parma ham, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and a panettone. All Italian gifts from Italy and perfect for homemade gift baskets.

Alternatively, Order a Pre-made Hamper of Italian Gifts

You can make this a luxury gift by ordering a pre-made hamper or more of a bargain if you shop locally and round up inexpensive gifts from Italy.

Italy - Emilia Romagna - Rimini-motorbike and Abigail King in Borgo

Gift Ideas for Someone Planning a Trip to Italy

For gifts for someone travelling Italy, you can pick one or several of the following to make a package of perfect travel gifts:

Italian Christmas Card - Buon Natale - AnnieMoonStudio
Italian Christmas Card – Buon Natale – AnnieMoonStudio

Authentic Italian Gifts for Christmas

First of all, stock up on these beautiful Italian Christmas cards that say Buon Natale here.

Bookmark the Best Gifts from Italy

Enjoying these authentic Italian gifts? Bookmark now and come back to shop for Italian Christmas gifts later!

So, that’s this year’s collection of beautiful and fun Italian gifts for family members and good friends. Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration here. And possibly a little piece of Italy.

And if all else fails, there’s always gift cards!

More Travel Gift Ideas

None of these quite fit? Not to worry, we have specialist gift guides and lists for you as well. Check out the following:

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