Italian gifts made in Italy: “regali” for your family and friends who are in love with my country.
Here is a list of Italian Christmas – and all year – gifts ideas.
Hello Italian lovers, or friends of Italian lovers!
It is that time of the year: the time you have a list, a budget, but not enough ideas to make the ones you love really happy. I can help with the Italic part, with a few ideas and some Italian gifts made in Italy that I’ve been putting together in the past few months.
I’ll update the list* any time I find and test something worth becoming a Christmas gift for an Italian fan. So, save the page somewhere!
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*Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you purchase one of the products, I get a little something (sometimes I reach buying a book a month!). Not enough to make me add stuff I don’t like or haven’t somehow experienced.
Hand-painted ceramic bracelets and pendants inspired by Umbria’s ceramic tradition are just the cutest little presents you can get delivered overseas. Hundreds of other beautiful ideas, like glazed ceramic goblets, are showcased in their beautiful and quite complete Instagram profile: Ceramiche Umbre in Spoleto.
In Grottaglie, Puglia, the city of ceramics. Cocci D’Autore makes old-style, traditional pieces or unique one like these Christmas trees. They deliver overseas but speak little English. But I can help. Visit their Instagram profile and let me know if you need my help!
Obsessed with antiquities as I am? Check my husband’s Etsy shop, Bottegantico, for paintings, furniture, and more from Italy’s old, wonderful craft world.
I was walking through the alleys near Piazza Navona the other day and discovered an exquisite Italian lady: she makes jewelry from vintage buttons from around the world. Mine is from India, but I’m eyeing another big pendant with vintage Italian! Check her collection here – she ships worldwide!
Italian specialty gifts
If your friends are gourmands, if they love good food just like they love life, then you’ll probably get an invitation to their place. To a tasting night: a special date to savor together one of these Italian specialties they found under the tree.
Have you ever tried popcorn seasoned with (real) truffled oil? It is so good I have no idea how to convince you about it. If your friends are so refined to love “tartufi”, truffle mushrooms, they’re worth these gifts from a northern Italy tried-in-my-kitchen brand.
italian cooking gifts
These are the basics of an Italian food lover: the coffee maker, the pestle and mortar to make pesto, and the pasta roller. If you have all three of them, you can say around you’re Italian!
italian food baskets
These are Italian food baskets I selected based on my knowledge of the ingredients and brands in them. I love gourmet baskets, don’t you?
a wine club
I’ve been to a few of their wine-tasting events. Roscioli’s food is good-ish, nothing special, but their wines are simply sublime. You can subscribe to wine with them. Yes, get carefully selected Italian wines to your front door. No big names, but small producers. A way to preserve the territory’s authenticity and old-world values.
make your house smell good
A home perfume from everywhere in Italy: Sicily’s intense flavors, Capri’s embracing aromas, and Florence’s sophisticated blends.
Some are contemporary and some are classic Italian authors. It’s hard to say which one is better. Read the plots and chose the one you know your friend will devour in a couple of days.
These cookbooks are written by Italians or people that actually live here.
an Italian travel gift
books about Rome
If your friends love Rome, they’ll bless the possibility of going back, again and again, to capture just another tiny detail, to see how light changes things, to meet more people and hear their stories.
Enjoy giving your Italian gifts from italy!