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Italy themed gift ideas

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Looking for Italian gift ideas for your Italy loving family and friends? We’ve scoured the internet for the best ideas so you don’t have to. Whether your friend loves Italian food, coffee, fashion or books, there’s an idea here to get that gifting list checked off in no time. Plus, as we’re all about experiences, you’ll find lots of great ideas to bring a little piece of Italy.
 

Our top 5 ideas for the perfect Italian gift 

  1. 2022 Italy calendar – we made this beautiful calendar with help from our amazing Italy travel community. Proceed from the sale of each calendar are donated to Italian non profit Food for Soul – coming soon!
  2. Ferrari experience in Italy – how about test driving a Ferrari on the streets of Modena and visiting the factory where these prestige cars are made > more info
  3. Coffee subscription – dedicated coffee drinkers will love getting their regular fix with the Milan roast from Dü Coffee
  4. Italian Online Cooking classes – take yourself to the Italian Riviera and make basil pesto and 4 other recipes with our friend Enrica’s Liguria cooking course,  learn to make pasta with Nonna or take it to another level with one of the world’s greatest chefs in Massimo Bottura’s Masterclass
  5. Or, if you’re in the mood to splurge why not book a trip to Italy? It’s the greatest gift of all

Italy 2022 Calendar

italy 2022 calendar

Turn the page each month for an inspiring photo of Italy to keep you dreaming while you wait for your next trip. Our Untold Italy 2022 calendar is a collaboration with our listeners and followers who generously provided their photos.

Note – Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be donated to Food For Soul – an Italian food sustainability and social enterprise doing great work around the world. 

Italy Book Ideas

A thoughtfully chosen book about Italy is always a welcome gift. Some of the new releases from the past year include titles from some of our favorite authors and creatives that have appeared on our podcast

Wine Doors of Florence by Robin Gheesling

We’ve spent a lot of time curating Italian reads into a long list of books that are either set in Italy or have an Italian theme. You’ll find cookbooks, novels and photographic essays for inspiration all in our Italy booklist.


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Italy Gift Baskets and Boxes

Take a trip all around Italy with these generous gift baskets full of delicious  and artisan made goodies. Choose from regional gift boxes shipped direct from Italy or delicious snacks and treats bundled up with artisan wares and even books.

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tuscany box

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italian treats

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Dinner box

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ITALY SNACK box

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PUGLIA BOX

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Italy Coffee Gifts

When you can’t be in Italy, a simple brew of Italian coffee can take you there in an instant. These Italy coffee gift ideas are an easy and thoughtful way to give the gift of Italy for many mornings to come.

Organize a regular coffee subscription from our friends at Dü Coffee for that unmistakeable taste of Milano >> more information

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You could pair the subscription with Italy’s favorite Bialetti stovetop moka pot – for classic or induction cooktops.

Experiences in Italy

Here at Untold Italy we love experience gifts. If they have a trip planned to Italy in 2022, why not gift your family and friends the experience of a lifetime. How about a cooking class in the Tuscan hills or a Ferrari driving experience. 

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Italian Language Courses

Speaking Italian is a joy as it is such a beautiful, lyrical language. If you’d like to give the gift of language, we recommend the following online courses

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Online Italian Experiences

While you wait for your trip to Italy, transport yourself there and build the excitement with these fun online experiences. From cooking classes to virtual tours, it’s never been easier to connect with Italy from home.

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Italian Food Gifts

You could also create your own hamper with delicious Italian food goods available in your town. Look for biscotti, traditional panettone, olive oil and balsamic vinegar plus beautifully packaged Amarena cherries. We just love the jars they come in which can be repurposed as decorative items once the cherries have been gobbled up.

Italian Gifts for Her

Italians are well known for their classic style and beautiful fabrics. Choose a gorgeous Italian silk scarf or cute Italian themed charm to remind her of Italy. Italian made soaps are another indulgent gift that will be well received. 

Italian Gifts for Him

Whether he likes football or is a snappy dresser, there’s an Italian gift idea to suit. We love the Acqua Di Parma fragrance – it’s an instant way to transport you to Italy. Just add silk tie and he’ll be as well turned out as any well-heeled Italian.

Italy Gift Cards

Not just a last minute gift option (but very handy for that too!) gift cards allow them to choose their own digital guides and planners from us at Untold Italy or tour experience from Take Walks or one of our favorite food tour companies Eating Europe

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The Gift of Italy

We think the perfect Italian gift is a trip to Italy! After all, what could be better than strolling around a piazza, gelato in hand enjoying la dolce vita. If you’re ready to start putting your dreams into action, head on over to our guide to planning a trip to Italy where we take you step by step through building the perfect trip for you and your travel companions.

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