Italian gifts made in Italy

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 – gift 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!


*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.

Italian Games

The first gifts made in Italy, and deeply Italian, are Christmas games: the Romano in Fiera is the Roman version of Mercante In Fiera, but you can opt for the traditional one as well! Click here for a cute version for the kids! Or go for a Tombola (the Italian bingo) set, here.

ceramics made in Italy

The Italian Gifts Made in Italy list continues with these hand-painted ceramic bracelets inspired by Umbria’s ceramic tradition. The cutest little presents you can get delivered overseas. Hundreds of other beautiful ideas, like glazed ceramic goblets, are showcased in the amazing and quite complete Instagram profile of my favorite shop in Spoleto: Ceramiche Umbre.

umbria bracelet

In Grottaglie, Puglia, the city of ceramics. Cocci D’Autore makes old-style, traditional pieces or unique ones 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!

ceramic Christmas tree from Puglia


Obsessed with antiquities as I am? It’s another way to find Italian gifts made in Italy! Check my husband’s Etsy shop, Bottegantico, for paintings, furniture, and more from Italy’s old, wonderful craft world.

JEWELS Made in Italy

Can you think of anything more Italian than a Colosseum-shaped ring? Licciardello Gioielli’s lab in Monti, Rome, is where to look for it!

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!

In Rome’s artisans’s area, around via dei Coronari, there’s a cute little boutique, Sancesario, that creates the most elegant and beautiful bijoux. After writing the Papal Rome Simposio, cameo earrings became my obsession, and theirs are sublime!

In Taranto, Puglia, in the alleys of the old town, you’ll find Antonio Blasi replicating – or getting inspiration from – the famous jewels of the Marta Museum. This double-face ring is dedicated to Taras, the demigod founder of the city!

This ring is nothing but a map of Rome! It is lovely, made by Ilaria Bonardi, together with others of many other Italian – and foreign! – cities. Check her site here!

Italian Perfumes

Add anything from the ancient Florentine Officina Profumo Santa Maria Novella to your list of Italian gifts from Italy! My favorite Eau de cologne is Muschio. My Neapolitan nonna-in-law loves Rosa Gardenia!

cologne from florence

Italian Shoes

I love them, THE Italian tennis shoes: Superga 2750

shoes from Italy

Don’t settle for “made elsewhere”. Pretend real made-in-Italy furlane. My collection began with the beauties made by Venetian Massimo Dittura.

friulane shoes from Venice

foodie Italian gifts

If your friends are gourmands and love good food just like they love life, you’ll get an invitation to their place. To a tasting night: a special date to savor together one of these foodie Italian gifts made in Italy they found under the tree.

truffle love

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 basic gifts for any Italian cook: the coffee maker, the pestle and mortar to make pesto, and the pasta roller. If you have all three, you can tell people you’re Italian!

Anything made by Marmolove speaks of “love” for quality materials and design. A pestle and mortar should be in any Italian kitchen!

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 put, sublime. You can subscribe to wine with them. Yes, get carefully selected Italian wines to your front door. No big names, only small producers. It’s the ultimate made-in-Italy gift! 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.

Italian authors

Books are magical; you must add at least one to your list of Italian gifts made in Italy! I selected some contemporary and some classic Italian authors. It’s hard to say which one is better. Read the plots and choose the one you know your friend will devour in a few days.

A voice from the spectacular Martina Franca (Puglia). The life of a boy born in a small town and searching his identity in a bigger world.

On Amazon

Italian cookbooks

These cookbooks are written by Italians or people that actually live here.

an Italian travel gift

Sitting on a couch, sipping tea or a hot chocolate, soft music on, and a scented candle gentling the air. That’s a good way to visit and experience Italy: couch traveling. Give your friends a Simposio travel cookbook, or a yearly subscription. It’s QUITE like giving them an airplane ticket!

Italian gifts made in Italy | a unique list of Italian Christmas gifts ideas
Italian gifts made in Italy: "regali" for your family and friends who are in love with Italy. Here is my list of Amazon Italian Christmas gifts ideas.

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 wrapping and giving your Italian gifts from italy!