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Gifts for Italy Lovers: 40+ Classic and Creative Ideas

by Or Amir

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Italy, oh, Italy. Anyone who travels to this incredible country immediately becomes obsessed with it. What am I talking about? I know people who are obsessed with it even without visiting. From the Italian lake district (it’s the perfect Italian road trip destination and Lake Garda is super dreamy) to Rome to the Cinque Terre, it’s everyone’s dream destination. Once the obsession has begun, there is no turning back, and every trip, dinner, occasion, and gift must be Italian themed. Now, buying gifts for Italy lovers may sound easy, but the truth is that it can be challenging.

There are just too many great options out there that it can get quite confusing, but don’t worry. I’m here to bring all that chaos into order. So instead of you running around from store to store or from website to website, I’m happy to share with you my roundup of the best Italian themed gifts, no matter what your budget is.

 

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GIFTS FOR ALL ITALY LOVERS

ITALIAN THEMED GIFT BASKETS

Whether your gift is for someone who loves to cook or someone who’s more on the eating side, you can never go wrong with gift baskets. They look elegant, impressive, and inviting, and with the right type of basket, it can be a pretty memorable present.

From a simple pasta and sauces basket to sweet baskets, you have so many drool-worthy options that no Italian food lover could resist. Browse all baskets on Eataly, Gusto di Roma, or Amazon.

 

COFFEE MUGS

How can a coffee addict say no to a coffee mug? It’s both practical and fun, and personally, I would be happy to get one on any occasion. With so many great designs out there, it’s easy to get confused, but I found some really cute options like this watercolor Italy map mug and this I’d Rather Be in Italy mug. Browse all Italy themed mugs here.

Italy watercolor coffee mug

Coffee mug from MugsbyMadKittyMedia on Etsy

 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

As a good Jewish girl, I obviously don’t celebrate Christmas. However, I’ve watched my fair share of Christmas themed movies and wandered around some markets in Europe, and it’s impossible to ignore the beloved Christmas tree.

So, if you’re looking for Italian Christmas gifts, why not buy an Italy themed ornament? Amongst the different designs, you can find golden or glass ornaments. Browse all options on Etsy here.

Italy Christmas ornament

Christmas ornament from WCDShoppe on Etsy

 

FICTION BOOKS SET IN ITALY

From romantic novels to thrillers, there are countless books about Italy that any bookworm will love. Those include ‘The Tuscan Child,’ ‘One Summer in Italy,’ and ‘Murder in Chianti,’ but you can browse other novels on Amazon and read their reviews here.

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COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

I absolutely love inspiring coffee table books packed with beautiful photos, and I’m happy to announce that there are quite a few dedicated to Italy. From ‘Great Escapes Italy’ to ‘Gray Malin: Italy’ to ‘Above Positano, The Amalfi Coast, and Capri,’ any Italy addict will drool over the photos in these books.

 

SCOPA CARD GAME

This centuries-old Italian card game has become popular even outside of Italy, and it is a perfect addition to a game night!

 

CALENDAR

A practical item like a calendar doesn’t have to be boring and can actually be one of the best gifts for someone who loves Italy. You’ll find tons of options on Amazon, which you can browse here.

 

ITALIAN COFFEE MAKER

If you’re looking for gifts for coffee lovers, an Italian coffee maker would be the most amazing gift. Whether it’s a classic or a personalized design, no coffee snob could ever say no to such a unique Italian themed gift idea. Check prices and reviews here.

 

ADULT COLORING BOOK

Adult coloring books have become a huge thing (I have quite a few and I love them), so for the right person, an Italy-themed coloring book can be a perfect gift. Check out the ones you can find on Amazon.

 

PAINT BY NUMBERS KITS

These art kits are so cool – you get a blank painting with numbered little patches, matching numbered acrylic paint, and brushes. If you’re looking for a gift for an artistic person, this is such an amazing option. Browse all kits on Amazon.

 

PUZZLES

No one is ever too old to do a puzzle, and no one can resist a puzzle of beautiful Italian scenery. Check out the ones you can find on Amazon – they’re gorgeous!

 

SOCKS

 

ITALIAN WINES

I’m usually more of a beer kind of girl, but Italy is where I had some of the most delicious wines (especially in Tuscany). You really can’t go wrong with Italian wine as a gift, so check out these awesome options on wine.com.

 

ITALIAN LIQUORS

From Limoncello to Amaretto to Sambuca, Italy is a liquor master. I know it’s everyone’s cup of tea, but it can be a great gift for the right person.

 

PHONE CASE

Though it’s not easy to find a case for every type of phone, you can find some amazing Italy-themed designs on Etsy.

Italy phone case

Phone case from LovePrideGifts on Etsy

 



TRAVEL INSPIRED GIFTS FOR ITALY LOVERS

TRAVEL GUIDES

There’s nothing better to ignite one’s wanderlust than a travel book. Seriously, if I could, I would buy every single Lonely Planet travel guide. You can check out all of their Italy books here.

 

ITALIAN PHRASEBOOK

When traveling, it’s always good to know a few basic phrases in the local language. But if you want to communicate with Italians without the frustration of a language barrier, you should probably know a bit more than 2-3 sentences.

So what could be a better travel gift for an Italy lover than an Italian phrasebook? Both practical and fun, it can be useful for traveling as well as learning and improving one’s Italian. Read reviews and check prices on Amazon.

 

PASSPORT COVERS AND LUGGAGE TAGS

What’s better than a gift that your loved ones can use when they’re actually traveling (even if it’s not to Italy)? Check out this cute passport cover and luggage tag set that will surely win Italy lovers over, and make them want to book a flight right away.

Italian inspired gifts - passport cover and luggage tag

Passport cover and luggage tag from DreamsbyMadee on Etsy

 

NOTEBOOKS AND TRAVEL JOURNALS

I have a weakness for notebooks and travel journals. First of all, they’re practical, because honestly, I prefer to have some things written in a notebook rather than on my phone.

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Second of all, anything that’s well designed deserves my attention. Travel inspired or quote inspired notebooks instantly catch my eye, and in most cases, a single purchase is not going to cut it.

Since we’re talking about gifts for Italy lovers, you can go with a classic and simple notebook or a more intricate and personalized journal like this one. Check all travel journal designs and prices here.

Italiam themed gifts - Italy travel journal

Travel journal from Fodesign on Etsy

 

SURPRISE TRIP TICKET

In case you’re the best gift-giver in the world, you have probably decided to give your loved ones a surprise trip, which makes them super lucky. Now, if you’re reading this post, I highly doubt that you have, but if that’s the case, consider adding this sweet printable boarding pass for a creative reveal.

 



HOME DECOR ITALIAN THEMED GIFTS

WALL ART

Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best ones. If they’re well designed, beautifully illustrated, or include an inspiring Italy quote, maps and prints are a fantastic gift idea, and I personally would love to get a cool poster that flaunts my love for my favorite destination.

Check out these cool options on Etsy:

Browse all Italy inspired wall on Etsy or Amazon.

illustrated Italy wall art

Illustrated Italy map from StudioPaperStories on Etsy

 

PILLOWS

Decorative items are always a good neutral gift idea, and themed pillows are a really fun way to show off one’s passions and obsessions. For Italy lovers, you can find some great options on Amazon.

 

SHOWER CURTAIN

It sounds a bit unusual, but Italy themed shower curtains do exist! So, if you’re looking for a creative gift, this could be it. Browse all designs and prices here.

 



BEST GIFTS FOR ITALY LOVERS WHO LOVE TO COOK

If you’re looking for gifts for people who love Italy and also love to feed others, you’re essentially in a win-win situation. They’ll be happy to receive any cooking-related gift and you will probably be rewarded with a delicious meal.

My advice: hold on to these people and never let them go, especially if they spoil you with hearty Italian meals.

 

APRON

While it’s not the most attractive piece, an apron is a must for those who get down and dirty when they’re cooking. So, instead of a boring one color apron, why not add a little bit of Italian flavor to it? Browse all options here.

 

COOKBOOKS

A cookbook is a classic gift idea that never grows old. Even Italian cooking lovers who probably already own like 50 cookbooks would be glad to own one more.

From traditional to modern and from healthy to desserts, you can find a large variety of Italian cookbooks on Amazon. Browse all options here.

 

PERSONALIZED CUTTING BOARD

A cutting board as a gift? Isn’t that weird? Well, it doesn’t have to be when it has an awesome Italy related design. With these cool cutting boards of Venice and Italy, even the worst cooks would want to up their cooking game.

Italy cutting board

Italy cutting board from Seemannsgarn on Etsy

 

PASTA MAKER AND PASTA MACHINE

Do you ever get that feeling of wanting to watch a movie on your comfy sofa while devouring a huge bowl of pasta? I get that a lot.

Everybody loves pasta, so gifting a cooking lover with a pasta maker or a pasta machine is a guaranteed way of earning an Italian homemade dinner. Check prices and reviews.
 

ITALIAN OLIVE OIL

 

ITALIAN COOKING CLASS

One of the best Italian cooking gift ideas is a cooking class. It’s a cool gift in general, but for cooking lovers, it might just be a perfect choice.

In the US you have a variety of classes in different cities like Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago, but you can also find Italian cooking classes in almost every big city in other countries just by doing a basic search.

Gifts for Italy lovers - cooking class

Photo: Unsplash

 

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GIFTS FOR ITALY LOVERS WHO ARE BETTER AT EATING THAN COOKING

I love cooking, but I prefer to cook simple and quick meals instead of spending hours in the kitchen. I also find the eating part much more fun than the cooking part, but that just me.

So for those people who are a complete trainwreck in the kitchen or who just rather eat than cook, these are the best Italian food gifts (besides the gift baskets I’ve already mentioned above).

 

ITALIAN SWEETS

 

AMARETTI COOKIES

 

PERSONALIZED GELATO SPOON

Who wouldn’t want to eat a big bowl of gelato with their own personalized spoon? It’s a pretty unique idea that any gelato addict would appreciate, especially when it’s so adorable looking like this one from Etsy. Check its price here.

gelato spoon

The cutest gelato spoon by studiobytheshore on Etsy

 

PASTA BOWLS

 

EATWITH EXPERIENCE OR GIFT CARD

If you’re looking for unique Italy themed gifts, this is an amazing one. If you’re not familiar with Eatwith, it’s a community for authentic food experiences with locals all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a unique dining experience near you or in a certain travel destination, this is the platform to find it.

Although not all experiences are Italy themed, it’s not impossible to find one, and it’ll probably be more special than just going to an Italian restaurant. Apart from booking an experience, you can also purchase a gift card that’s valid for a year and can be used in more than 130 countries. Purchase your EatWith gift card here.

 



ITALIAN GIFTS FOR HER

Finding Italian gift ideas for her can seem intimidating. I admit it, we ladies are picky. We don’t necessarily need expensive presents, but we do love gifts that are beautiful, adorable, and practical all at the same time. Lucky for you, I know exactly what kind of Italy inspired gifts will sweep her off her feet.

 

JEWELRY

There’s something about jewelry that we women find irresistible, which makes it a perfect gift for any occasion. Since we’re talking about Italy related gifts, I’ve found some pretty cute themed pieces like Italy shaped necklace and earrings.

Other adorable options are a pasta shaped necklace, an Italian horn necklace, and a pizza-shaped charm. You can browse other Italy themed jewelry here.

If you’re looking for authentic jewelry made in Italy, check out this collection on QVC.

Italy shaped necklace

Italy shaped necklace from IvyByDesign on Etsy

 

CUTE T-SHIRTS

As a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl, I fully approve cute t-shirts as a gift. Check out the designs you’ll find on Etsy like this Italy is calling shirt or this Florence skyline shirt.

Italy themed gifts - women shirt

T-shirt from slothshirts on Etsy

 

PERFUMES

No woman can say no to perfumes, but it is essential to know her taste. Acqua di Parma and Tom Ford both offer many Italy related scents so that you can find the perfect scent for every woman. Check out Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, Acqua di Parma’s Mandorlo di Sicilia, and Carthusia’s Fiori di Capri.

 

SCENTED CANDLES

Another option (yet a less extreme one) involving Italian scents is Italian scented candles. Again, it’s not for everyone, but I personally wouldn’t mind if my house smelled like a caramel macchiato or the Amalfi coast. Check prices and reviews here.

Amalfi coast scented candle

Candle from AromaScentsLLC on Etsy

 



ITALIAN GIFTS FOR HIM

Shopping for men is a hard task in general, and if you’re looking for Italian gift ideas for him, it can be even more difficult. So, if you haven’t found anything suitable in the previous sections, I have a few more ideas that might work.

 

FOOTBALL JERSEY

 

T-SHIRTS

It’s quite a simple gift, but for the right guy, it could be enough. On both Amazon and Etsy, you can find some pretty cute Italy inspired shirts like this simple Italy flag t-shirt, Italy roots t-shirt, another cute flag shirt, and legalize marinara t-shirt.

 

MEN’S COLOGNE

You could never go wrong with men’s cologne as a gift, so why not choose an Italy inspired scent? Check out scents like Acqua Di Parma’s Arancia di Capri and Fico di Amalfi.

 

SHOT GLASS

 

Do you have any other ideas for Italian themed presents? Share them in the comments 🙂



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