November 16, 2020

The Best Italian Themed Gifts for People Who Love Italy

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What do you buy for someone who loves Italy? Why Italian themed gifts, of course! The pandemic may have scuppered our travel plans but there's still time to bring the sense of the dolce vita home. 

Here's our gift guide to the best Italian themed gifts for people who love Italy. 


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The Best Italian Themed Gifts: Gifts for Italy Lovers

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Italian Food Gifts

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.

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 themed gift, from your local supermarket to specialised bottle shops and department stores. Unique Italian gifts are designed to be shared, after all.

Books About Italy

Gorgeous Italian Themed Coffee Table Gift Books

  • The Italian Gentleman takes a look at the history of fashion through the personal tailors of Italy, interviewed by a French columnist.
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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. 

Unique Italian Culture Gift Ideas

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A Virtual Italian Cooking Lesson or Wine Tasting

2020 has been the year of the virtual and that's not always a bad thing. 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 Gift Ideas - Italian Art Amalfi Coast Holly Anne Blake

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 this set of prints from Holly Anne Blake, for example, as a vibrant and cheery reminder of a great time along Italy's Amalfi Coast.

Funny Italian Gifts

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!

Or you could take it one step further with a pizza box of socks...

Make Your Own Italian Themed Gift Basket

When it comes to Italy themed gift ideas, the most flexible option is the gift basket. What's more,  it's something you can easily make yourself if you need to keep the price down. 

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, amaretti biscuits, limoncello, Illy coffee, pecorino and parmesan cheese, parma ham, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a panettone. All Italian gifts from Italy.

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.

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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: 

Italian Gifts for Him

Well, first of all, all of the above! Let's move beyond outdated gender stereotypes!

Second of all, we live in the world we live in. So, here are some unique Italy gift ideas specifically aimed at guys:

Cuff Links

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

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:

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Enjoying these gift ideas from Italy? Bookmark now and come back to shop for Italian Christmas gifts later!


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