Looking for the perfect Italian gifts for that person in your life who is always dreaming of their next trip to Italy?
I found no shortage of Italian themed gifts but I’ve curated the over 60 fun and unique ideas that I know your recipient is going to LOVE! You’ll find both Italian inspired gifts and ideas for gifts from Italy in this guide, whether it’s beautiful leather goods, Murano glass, or artisanal food items.
There is just so much to love about Italy, whether it’s the food (pasta, pizza, oh my!), the beautiful and history-rich cities (whether it’s Florence, Pisa, Rome, or Venice), their impeccable style, or the la dolce vita lifestyle.
Whether you are looking for foodie gifts, clothing gifts, books about Italy (which include some of the most famous Italian quotes), unique home decor items or art, here are some ideas that any Italy lover will love!
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Fun + Unique Italian Gifts
Italian Gifts for Foodies
This is one of the best Italian gifts for foodies and Italian food aficionados because there is nothing better than fresh pasta! Marcato’s Atlas 150 Pasta Machine is made in Italy and is known as one of the best in the world – Cook’s Illustrated even referred to it as the Ferrari of pasta makers.
Makes lasagne, fettuccine, and tagliolini. The settings allow for a variety of dough thickness so that they can make the perfect pasta to suit their personal tastes and preferences! [BUY HERE]
The Vineyard – Gourmet Italian Gift Basket
This is one of the best Italy themed gifts for people who love to cook Italian food! Inspired by the vineyards of Old Italy, this stunning gift basket features an assortment of gourmet Italian food items, including tri-colored pasta, pasta sauce, assorted herb and dipping packets, olive oil and sea salt crackers, wafers, and more.
Comes beautifully packaged, trimmed with grapevine, and all presented with a designer bow. [BUY HERE]
Morelli Artisan Pasta Gift Set
This gift set of artisanal pastas is one of the most perfect Italian gift ideas for pasta lovers! Morelli is a family-run company from Tuscany that has been producing pasta since 1860.
Comes with three varieties of linguine – garlic and basil, lemon black pepper, and red chili. They will be perfect with their favorite sauce or even just a little bit of olive oil. I once picked up the lemon black pepper linguine in this set at Eataly in Las Vegas and it is still one of the best pastas that I’ve ever had! [BUY HERE]
Gusta Italian Gourmet Gift Basket
This gourmet Italian gift basket is one of the best gifts for food and Italy lovers! Comes with 10 artisanal food products made in Italy, including extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, biscotti, and more. They’ll be able to taste their way around Italy as they eat through this box! Comes beautifully packaged and you can also include a gift message. [BUY HERE]
Eat Tiamo – Cook Italian Food at Home
This monthly subscription box (you can also purchase one box) is one of the best Italian gifts for foodies because it will send them everything they need to make an authentic Italian dinner at home! Each box comes with seven full-size gourmet Italian food products coming from a different region every month. A perfect way for them to recreate their favorite Italian foods at home! [BUY HERE]
Olive Oil Dipping Set
This gift set of olive oil and balsamic vinegar comes from a family-owned producer in Sicily, one of the most famous regions for olive oil. Each of these products are produced in small batches with freshly harvested olives and grapes. Perfect for enjoying with some fresh bread! [BUY HERE]
Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker
Made in Italy, the Moka Express is the original stovetop espresso maker and makes one of the best gifts from Italy for coffee lovers! Italians love their espresso – it’s a way of life!
You can also get some authentic Italian coffee beans to use with their new espresso maker. They’ll be reminded of their time sipping espresso at a countertop cafe in Italy as they enjoy their homemade espresso. [BUY HERE]
Guido Gobino Giandujotto Chocolates
Once upon a time, I worked for a chocolate company that curated the best chocolates from all around the world. One of the Italian chocolatiers that we featured was Guido Gobino, who is famous for its Giandujotto chocolates.
What is Giandujotto, you ask? It is a soft milk chocolate with hazelnut paste – think Nutella in a more solid form but 100000x better. It is a product of the Piedmonte region and Guido Gobino is one of the best. This is one of the best gifts from Italy for those with a sweet tooth – trust me, they are going to be obsessed! [BUY HERE]
Baci Chocolates Assortment
Baci is one of the most famous Italian chocolate makers, hailing from just outside the hilltop town of Perugnia. The company has been making chocolates since 1922 and has a rich heritage and history, starting with when chocolatier Luisa Spagnoli fell in love with Giovanni Buitoni.
They are famous for their dark chocolate hazelnut confections, wrapped in notes of love, a nod to the romantic love notes that Luisa wrapped around the chocolates she sent to Giovanni for inspection. A box of Baci chocolates not only makes a delicious gift, it is also one of the most romantic Italian gifts! [BUY HERE]
Flavors of Italy: Gourmet Italian Spices and Seasonings Gift Set
This gift set contains an assortment of spices and seasonings so your recipient can recreate their favorite Italian meals at home! Items included include Sal del Vino, roasted garlic flakes, Calabrian chile, and more. [BUY HERE]
Corzetti Pasta Stamp
These pasta stamps date back to the Renaissance, when noble families would stamp their Corzetti, a medallion shaped pasta, with their family emblems. These pasta stamps are handcrafted in Florence, and can be customized with your recipient’s name. This is one of the best traditional Italian gifts for foodies! [BUY HERE]
Clothing and Accessory Gifts for Italy Lovers / Italian Gifts for Her
Italy Inspired T-Shirts
Whether it’s an Italy inspired graphic print, their favorite Italian phrase, an ode to their favorite city, or an homage to their favorite Italian food these T-shirts make the perfect gifts for any Italy lover! You’ll find countless designs on Etsy – these are some of my favorites! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Italian Themed Sweatshirts
These fun sweatshirts will keep them cozy while thinking fondly of their favorite country. You’ll find tons of cute sweatshirts on Etsy, which make perfect Italy themed gifts! You’ll find everything from their favorite Italian phrase, to sweatshirts that proclaim their love for Italy! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]
Florentine Leather Handbag
These elegant leather purses are made by the finest leather craftsmen in Florence, a place famous for its leather goods. Stylish, classy, and elegant, she will love this beautifully crafted handbag – she will wear it for years to come! Comes in a variety of beautiful and timeless colors. [BUY HERE]
These vintage-style clutches are inspired by the Italian Aperitivo hour, or cocktail hour. She’ll be dreaming about summers in Italy and spritzes by the beach! Perfect for use as a clutch, or a zippered pouch to hold makeup, toiletries, and other essentials. Comes in two sizes. [BUY HERE]
Italy Luggage Tag
For the friend who loves Italy and loves to travel. This pretty luggage tag comes with a foil imprint of a map of Italy with “Andiamo!” which translates into “let’s go!” They’ll be excited to plan their next Italy trip when they receive this gift. Comes in an array of beautiful colors. [BUY HERE]
Italy Tote Bag
The tote is made of sturdy canvas, perfect for carrying around all their essentials (or purchases) on their next Italy trip, making this one of the best Italian themed gifts! [BUY HERE]
Ciao Bella Sun Hat
The perfect accessory for their next Italian summer vacation! This sun hat has “ciao bella” embroidered in a fun script font and is perfect for keeping the sun off of her face while she relaxes on the beach – both stylish and practical! [BUY HERE]
You really can’t go wrong with socks as a gift, especially when they are creatively packaged like this! I love how these socks are laid out to look like a pizza inside a pizza box. Such a fun Italian themed gift! [BUY HERE]
Italian Jewelry Gifts
Murano Glass Jewelry
Located just outside of Venice, the island of Murano is famous for its unique glass-blowing techniques and legendary glass artisans. These jewelry pieces are all handmade using beautiful Murano glass, with vibrant floral beads. They make an excellent statement piece, and some of the best gifts from Italy! [BUY HERE]
Italy Silhouette Necklace
The perfect way for her to show off her love for Italy! This necklace features a charm of the silhouette of Italy and is imprinted with a heart. There is also an option to add a birthstone or a hand stamped initial, to make this one of the best personalized gifts for Italy lovers. [BUY HERE]
These fun jewelry pieces are perfect Italian themed gifts for those pasta fiends out there! You’ll find a variety of pasta shapes, including Farfalle, Rotini, Ravioli, Macaroni, and more. Earrings and bracelets are also available.
Italian Charm Necklace
A perfect Italian themed personalized gift! This adorable charm necklace features the Roman Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and a charm that can be personalized with your recipient’s initial. [BUY HERE]
Italy Inspired Art
Italian Food Posters
These illustrated posters are perfect Italian themed gifts for food lovers! Printed on museum-quality matte paper and offered in a variety of sizes. Makes a perfect addition to their living room, dining room, or kitchen. [BUY HERE: 1, 2]
Pasta Wall Art
Perfect for those who love pasta! These posters also double as a guide to the many different kinds of pasta varieties and are a perfect addition to a kitchen, dining room, or even a living room. [BUY HERE: 1, 2]
Italy Themed Paint by Number Kits
Paint by number kits make perfect gifts for Italy lovers because they are super fun and your recipient will have a masterpiece to showcase in their home at the end. There are tons of Italy themed paint by number sets out there – choose from the Grand Canal of Venice, this colorful scene from Burano, a mountain landscape from the Dolomites, or a gorgeous seaside vista from Cinque Terre.
Illustrated Italy Prints
Retro Style Italy Travel Posters
Reminiscent of those golden days of travel, these retro style posters are the perfect additions to the walls of those Italy lovers in your life. They’ll be reminded of their favorite Italian city or region, and dream of their next trip there! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]
Italian Themed Home + Kitchen Gifts
Murano Glass Drinking Glasses
This stunning set of drinking glasses make some of the most beautiful gifts from Italy! Made with Murano glass, known as some of the finest in the world. The speckled design adds a colorful and gorgeous touch. These are authentic Murano glasses made in Venetian furnaces in Italy by master glassmakers![BUY HERE]
Minimalist Roman City Silhouette Shelf Decor
Featuring a stylish, minimalist design, this will look perfect on their shelf and have them fondly remembering Rome! The design includes silhouettes of some of the most iconic landmarks in Rome, including the Colosseum, the Forum, Vatican, and more. [BUY HERE]
A fun doormat for any Italy lover! Imprinted with buongiorno on one side, and arrivederci on the other, this doormat will provide the perfect Italian greetings in the recipient’s entryway. Available in four sizes and can be customized in a variety of colors. [BUY HERE]
Italian Cocktail Tea Towels
They will be in the mood for Aperitivo time when they see these retro-style tea towels, each featuring the recipe for some of the most iconic Italian cocktails. The perfect Italian gifts for adding a splash of color and personality to their kitchen!
Italian Cities Map Coasters
They will think of their favorite city in Italy when they use these coasters, which are beautifully engraved onto birch wood. Comes in a set of 2, 4, or 6 coasters – choose from Rome, Florence, or Sardinia.
You can’t help but feel happy when drinking coffee out of this bright, happy mug! They’ll have the perfect morning every time they sip their caffe in this happy mug. Buongiorno, indeed! Choose from a 11 or 15 oz size. [BUY HERE]
Italy Cutting Board
This Italy-shaped wooden cutting board will help them think about their favorite country while chopping ingredients for their next Italian meal. Can personalize with an icon (a great way to show love for their favorite Italian city). Additional engraving options are also offered at an added cost. [BUY HERE]
Italy Themed Insulated Tumblers
Whether their drink of choice is a Spritz or some vino, they can sip it straight out of these fun insulated tumblers. Perfect for picnics, concerts, camping, or other outdoor events to keep their drink of choice cold (or even hot). Comes in a variety of colors. [BUY HERE: 1, 2]
Italy Wine Cork Map
The perfect Italian themed gift for wine lovers! They can keep track of their favorite Italian wines by adding the cork to this wooden Italy map. A perfect way to turn wine into art and to create a unique wall decor piece. [BUY HERE]
Italian Skyline Wine Glasses
These beautiful wine glasses make perfect Italy gifts – they will think fondly of their favorite Italian city as they sip their favorite Italian wine out of these glasses. One of the most elegant Italian themed gifts, each glass features an etched silhouette design of a city’s skyline. Rome, Florence, and Venice are available.
Italy Themed Stationery + Office Gifts
Italy Travel Diary
The perfect gift for Italy lovers planning their next adventure to their favorite country! Includes daily agenda pages (to fill in date, location, agenda, things to do, etc), lined pages with famous Italian quotes, and grid pages for sketching or adding memorabilia. The perfect travel journal for Italy lovers! [BUY HERE]
Italy Notebook Set
These spiral-bound notebooks feature gorgeous photography of some. ofthe most iconic sights in Italy – the famous Trevi Fountain of Rome, the Grand Canal of Venice, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. Choose from lined or unlined pages – perfect for a variety of uses! [BUY HERE]
Italy Desktop Calendar
Each page of this tear-off desk calendar features a beautiful photograph of magical landscapes, classic cultural sites and off-the-beaten-path gems in Italy. [BUY HERE]
Italian Gifts for Men
Rome Map Pint Glass
He won’t help but think fondly of Rome when drinking a pint of his favorite beer out of this glass. Featuring an etched map of the Eternal City, this glass is some of the classiest Italian gifts for men. [BUY HERE]
Italian Football Jersey
He can show off his Italian pride when wearing this replica of the Italian team’s away jersey. Made with 100% recycled polyester with dryCELL technology for all-day comfort and style. [BUY HERE]
Italian Coin Cufflinks
These elegant cufflinks are the perfect and stylish way for him to show off his love for his favorite country. They show a rare Italian coin. One of the best Italian gifts for men! [BUY HERE]
Italian Leather Sling Bag
A timeless take on the fanny pack, this sling bag is made of soft, distressed Italian leather. Featuring a slouchy design that is perfect for a variety of uses, whether it’s for everyday errands or on his next trip to Italy. [BUY HERE]
He will think fondly of his favorite Italian city as he sips on his favorite whiskey out of these glasses. Each glass is beautifully etched with a silhouette of the city’s skyline. Choose from Florence or Naples.
Italian Beauty + Grooming Gifts
Acqua di Parma Fragrance
Acqua di Parma is an iconic Italian brand, and has been creating timeless and luxurious fragrances since 1916. You can’t go wrong with any of them as the perfect Italian gifts, but some of the most popular include Colonia and Essenzia for men, and and Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria for women.
Italian Deruta Hand Soap Set
This set of hand soaps come in beautiful Italian inspired packaging, with scents that will remind your recipients of Italy. These bottles make a wonderful addition to any bathroom counter. [BUY HERE]
Puzzles and Games for Italy Lovers
Italy Themed Lego Architecture Sets
Your recipient will have hours of fun recreating a Lego version of some of the most famous Italian landmarks. These sets are pricey but can make a perfect luxury gift for Italy lovers who are also Lego enthusiasts! Choose from the Trevi Fountain, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or the Venice skyline.
Italy Themed 3D Puzzles
These 3D puzzles are awesome Italy gifts because they can create a decor piece to display after they finish. Recreate 3D versions of some of the most iconic Italian landmarks! Choose from the Milan Duomo, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Mark’s Square, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Roman Colosseum.
Scopa Card Game
A traditional Italian card game that dates back centuries, Scopa involves memory, strategic skills, and a little bit of luck. It’s easy to learn, a challenge to master, and fun for the whole family! [BUY HERE]
Tombola Bingo Game
Similar to Bingo, Tombola is a traditional centuries-old Italian game of chance. A super fun game for their next gathering with family or friends! [BUY HERE]
Italy Themed Jigsaw Puzzles
These Italy themed jigsaw puzzles are perfect Italy gifts not only because they are fun, they can also be framed and hung as a piece of art upon completion. You’ll find lots of puzzles with images of some of the most iconic sights and landscapes of Italy – from Positano, Cinque Terre, Venice, the Dolomites, and Rome.
Best Italy Books for Gifting
Gray Malin: Italy
A beautiful coffee table book that’s one of the best books for Italy lovers! Filled with stunning photographs from the coasts, beaches, and landscapes of Italy, shot in Gray Malin’s signature style. [BUY HERE]
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Cookbooks make wonderful Italian gifts, and this one is known as one of the best. Frequently hailed as the Italian version of Mastering French Cooking by Julia Child (one of the best books about France), this book is the bible to mastering Italian home cooking. A must in the kitchen of any Italian food enthusiasts! [BUY HERE]
The Silver Spoon
Known as the OG of Italian cookbooks, The Silver Spoon was originally published in Italy in 1950. It is known as one of the most influential and best selling Italian cookbooks of all time. This comprehensive cookbook includes over 2000 Italian recipes and is a classic, praised by the top chefs all around the world. [BUY HERE]
Vino Italian: The Regional Wines of Italy
One of the best Italy gifts for wine enthusiasts! This comprehensive book gives readers an education in Italian wine, going over everything from the wine-growing regions in Italy, key wine styles, producers, and more. A must read for anyone who wants to know more about Italian wines! [BUY HERE]
How to Eataly
Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, and Joe Bastianich, the masterminds behind the Italian food emporium Eataly give readers an education in Italian food and lifestyle. “The more you know, the more you enjoy” is the philosophy behind Eataly, and this book will give readers everything they need to know about Italian food from the ground up. [BUY HERE]
Lonely Planet Italy Guidebook
Help them plan an epic Italy trip – this guidebooks includes everything they need to know, from the must-see spots they cannot miss, the hidden gems, and what to skip. [BUY HERE]
La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy
Known as the bible of Italian culinary tradition, La Cucina gives readers a comprehensive look into the different regions of Italy and its varied cuisine. Meticulously researched by scholars who interviewed nonnas and farmers at their stoves, transcribing their recipes, this book contains 2000 recipes that represent the patrimony of Italian country cooking. [BUY HERE]
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Caroline is a Southern California based traveler, writer, and photographer. She travels all around California, the US, and the world in search of the most colorful places, the most delicious food, and bucket-list adventures. Her aim is to inspire other travelers discover how to add more adventure and joy to their lives. On Pictures & Words, you’ll find detailed guides + itineraries, along with vibrant photos to help you plan the the most epic trips. When she’s not traveling, Caroline also runs half marathons.