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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. 2024 Italy calendar – a beautiful calendar which you can gaze upon to feel inspired to plan a visit to Italy or use to count down to yours!
  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. 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 when in Rome, join this fun local cooking class in Trastevere
  4. Portable pizza oven – designed to re-create the effect of a pizzeria’s wood oven, an Ooni portable pizza oven is the perfect gift for any pizza lover
  5. Or, if you’re in the mood to splurge why not book an Untold Italy small group tour of one of the hidden regions of Italy? It’s the greatest gift of all. Will it be Tuscany, Puglia or Sicily – browse our tour departures and find the right trip for you.

Italy 2024 Calendar

Italy Calendar 2024 Wall Calendar italian Monthly Calander Scenic Travel Pictures

Turn the page each month for an inspiring photo of Italy to keep you dreaming while you wait for your next trip with an Italy 2024 calendar

Portable Pizza Oven

If your loved one has a passion for making pizza the Ooni portable pizza oven is the perfect gift. Choose from wood fired and gas powered to get your oven to the right temperature to deliver the perfect pizza whether they’re at home or on the go.

Italy Book Ideas

Still Life: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

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How to Be Italian: Eat, Drink, Dress, Travel and Love La Dolce Vita

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Taste: My Life Through Food

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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.

Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence

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Il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center

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Let's Eat Italy!: Everything You Want to Know About Your Favorite Cuisine (Let's Eat Series, 2)

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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.

capri gift box

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tuscany box

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BRAVA GIULIA Premium Artisanal Gift Box | Luxury Gourmet Italian Foods Made by Artisanal Producers and Imported from Italy

ARTISANAL BOX (US)

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FABBRI BUNDLE Amarena Fabbri Cherries in syrup 8oz jar, Fabbri Strawberries in syrup 8oz jar and Panettone with Fabbri strawberries inside 1.1lb

FABBRI BUNDLE (US)

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Taste of Italy - 'Spirito' Gift Baskets

SPIRITO GIFT BASKET

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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.

A classically Italian and stylish gift is 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 2024, 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

Matilde Vicenzi Venezia Cookie Tin - Italian Pastries & Bakery Cookies in Individually Wrapped Trays for Fresh Baked Taste - Snacks & Shortbread Cookies for Birthdays & Holiday Gifting in 32 oz (907g)

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Fabbri Amarena Wild Cherries in Syrup, Gluten Free, Non- GMO, Vegan, 21 Ounce

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Giuseppe Giusti - Gran Deposito Aceto Balsamico Di Giuseppe Giusti Moderna - Italian Balsamic Wine Vinegar 8.45 fl.oz. (250ml) - Pack of 1

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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. 

Elizabetta Women's 100% Long Silk Fashion Scarves - Made in Italy

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Nesti Dante Dolce Vivere Florentine Soap Collection 5.3 Ounce (Pack of 6)

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Calvas Authentic 925 Sterling Silver DIY Jewelry Love Pasta Dangle Charm fit Pandora Bracelet Bangle Girl Gift Lady Bead

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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 a cashmere scarf and he’ll be as well turned out as any well-heeled Italian.

PUMA Men's Italy Home Jersey (as1, Alpha, s, Regular, Regular, Small) Blue, White

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Hickey Freeman Solid 100% Italian Cashmere Scarf for Men – Ultra-Soft Men’s Winter Scarves, 72-Inches x 12-Inches

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Acqua Di Parma Cologne Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce

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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.

Or, if you’d like everything taken care of, why not join us on one of our small group tours of hidden Italy where you’ll discover the Italy you’ve always dreamed of.

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