There’s something special in homemade Italian food gifts. They’re a way to say, “I care, and that’s why I spent time in the kitchen, making something good for you”. 

These are the homemade Italian food gift recipes from my blog, all authentic Italian foods. You can make them, pack them in an Italian themed gift basket, and give them to the ones you love, sure you’ll get a big smile in return.

I selected four Italian homemade recipes for you: 

  • all-you-have-to-do-is-blend pesto, 
  • a little more challenging tagliatelle, 
  • and the castagnaccio and grissini recipes, which will keep you a little longer in the kitchen.
Homemade Italian food gifts: basil pesto

Basil pesto from Genova

Get the authentic recipe here.

Homemade Italian food gifts for Christmas: Castagnaccio

Tuscan Castagnaccio

Get the authentic recipe here.


The city of elegance

Papal Rome

The city of food


The city of opulence

homemade Christmas gifts: basil pesto

Piedmont’s breadsticks

Get the recipe here.

homemade Christmas gifts: tagliatelle

Tagliatelle from Emilia Romagna

Get the recipe here.

Enjoy giving your homemade Italian food gifts!