Forget The Pizza, These Are 37 Gifts Italy Lovers Actually Want

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Stop buying traditional boring gifts, and check out these 37 Italian gifts for Italy lovers that they actually want! Whether it’s for Christmas or a homesick Italian, this list will help you to find unique, funny, and sometimes even unusual Italian-themed gifts.

From wine (I know, a bit boring, but delicious nonetheless) to DIY food and limoncello kits, there is something for every type of Italy-obsessed person in your life.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Italian gifts by budget.

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Italian gift ideas for large budgets

#1 Italian perfume gifts

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue bottle
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Italy is famous for its fashion and beauty brands, from Dolce & Gabbana to Prada, and many more.

And that’s exactly what makes Italian perfume one of the easiest, but great Italian gift ideas.

It’s delicious, everyone will love it, ánd it’s from Italy!

#2 Italian wine regions print

Italy-inspired gifts
Photo courtesy of My Wine Maps

Ahh, the land of pizza, pasta, and vino! A map of Italy’s wine regions is the perfect gift for Italy lovers, it’ll have them sipping their way from the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-kissed vines of Sicily, all without leaving the comfort of their own home.

Who needs a real vacation when you have a bottle of Chianti and a map to guide you on a wine-tasting tour from home?

#3 Homemade limoncello kit

A set of Limoncello Italian gifts
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you are looking for Italian gifts for Italy lovers who also love limoncello (or drinks in general). This homemade limoncello kit is the perfect gift!

Help your Italy-loving friend prepare one of the most delicious drinks in Italy; an icy cold limoncello.

All they need to add is vodka, sugar, and lemons. Then follow the instructions, put it in the freezer, and wait for their yummy limoncello to be at the perfect temperature and you can both (if they are willing to share) enjoy a homemade limoncello!

#4 Italian food gift basket

Italy-inspired gifts
Photo courtesy of Gourmet Gift Baskets

This Italian food box is the perfect Italian gift basket for someone who loves Italian food but doesn’t love to cook. Or just for Italians who are missing the real taste of home! This box is filled with ready-to-eat delicious Italian snacks, such as cheese, crostinis, marinara, salami, and more.

For more unique Italian food boxes, check out these Italy-themed subscription boxes.

#5 Map of Italy

Vintage map of Itaky
Map of Italy

Travelers love maps, especially if it’s a map of their favorite country. So if you are looking for cool Italian-themed gifts for someone’s home, this vintage map of Italy is a great gift idea!

#6 Italian language course

Italian language course cd box
Italian language course

A language course is one of the best Italian-themed gifts for people who want to blend in with the Italian locals.

There are plenty of courses you can give them, such as this one by Rosetta Stone. The good thing about this set is that it offers lifetime access!

Though, you could also opt for cheaper options to help them learn Italian, such as an online class on Udemy or a book with short stories in Italian, if the recipient already has some basic Italian language knowledge!

Or check out these gifts for language learners.

#7 Focaccia making kit

Italy-inspired gifts
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

I love DIY gifts, especially if it includes something delicious, such as this DIY focaccia kit!

I mean focaccia is so delicious. So how awesome would it be if your Italy lover can finally make a delicious one at home?

It would be even more awesome if they let you taste a bit of the final product too.

The gift includes bread flour, yeast, Italian seasoning, sea salt, food tweezers, and a completely foolproof recipe.

Seriously, there is no way in which this focaccia can fail!

For more international DIY food gifts, check out my other post!

#8 Italian board games

Box of a game called The castles of Tuscany
The castles of Tuscany

Are you looking for Italian gift ideas for someone who loves board games?

Then I just found the perfect gift for you!

There are two fun Italian-themed board games that Italy lovers will definitely appreciate.

The first one is called The Castles of Tuscany, a strategic game where each player has to build as many castles in Tuscany during the Italian renaissance.

The second option is the Fall of Rome edition of Pandemic, where you have to defend your Roman empire!

#9 Italian cheesemaking kit

Italian cheesemaking kit
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Which Italy lover doesn’t love Italian cheese?

In fact, which sane person doesn’t love Italian cheese?

This Italian cheesemaking kit is one of the best Italian-themed gifts (if you ask me).

It includes everything they need to make their own: mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, and ricotta salata. That’s right, this kit will allow the recipient to make four yummy Italian kinds of cheese!

For more inspiration, check out my cheese lovers gift guide too.

#10 Homemade mushroom ravioli kit

Ravioli kit: Italian gift ideas
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is another great gift for people who love Italian food and cooking!

With this DIY Ravioli Kit, they will be able to make their very own delicious mushroom ravioli!

And if you are getting this gift for someone who’s not really a great cook, no worries. The set is foolproof! All ingredients are pre-measured and it comes with an easy step-by-step guide that anyone can follow.

Oh, and in case, the recipient doesn’t like mushrooms, they can still use this kit and replace the mushrooms with something else.

And lastly, if the kit on Uncommon Goods is unavailable in your country, check out this ravioli kit on Amazon.

#11 Pasta machine

Stainless steel pasta machine
Stainless steel pasta machine

With this pasta maker, your Italy-loving friend can turn their kitchen into a trattoria in no time!

They’ll be able to whip up fresh, handmade spaghetti, fettuccine, and linguine with ease. And the best part? They no longer have to be in Italy to eat delicious food, they can simply enjoy their homemade pasta in the comfort of their own home, with a glass of Chianti in the hand of course!

#12 Give a piece of Italian land

Own a piece of Italy certificate
Own a piece of Italy

Are you looking for the most unusual Italian gift for people who love Italy so much they would love to live there?

Then give the gift of la dolce vita with a symbolic piece of Italian land! Your loved one will be the envy of all their pasta-loving friends and family with a certified plot of Italian soil and an official title. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for a romantic picnic in the Italian countryside.

#13 Hand-painted limoncello jar and glasses

Hand-painted limoncello jar with glasses
Hand-painted limoncello jar

Why settle for a boring old bottle of wine when you can gift the true taste of Italy with a hand-painted jar of limoncello (yes there is actual limoncello inside) and accompanying hand-painted glasses?

It’s like a virtual trip to the Amalfi Coast, without the hassle of packing, TSA lines, and jet lag. Impress your Italy-loving friend with this unique and delicious gift, and make sure to have some extra glasses on hand for when they inevitably invite you over for a sip of their delicious liquid sunshine.

#14 Italian experience gifts: online cooking class

This is one of the best gifts from Italy for people who can’t travel to Italy right now.

This gift just brings Italy to their homes with a cooking class from a local expert!

#15 Murano glass vase

Murano glass vase with colorful decorations
Murano glass vase

Bring a touch of Venetian elegance to your Italy-loving friend’s home with a Murano glass vase!

It’s one of the best Italy-themed gifts for people who lack a green thumb because even if the flowers die, this vase makes it look like a beautiful masterpiece.

Italian gifts for mid-budgets

#16 Candle

Italian bergamot oakmoss candle
Italian bergamot oakmoss candle

Light up your Italy-loving friend’s life with an Italy gift that brings the warm and cozy scent of Italian Bergamot Oakmoss into their home!

This candle is a great way to bring a little bit of la dolce vita into their home and is sure to bring a smile to your friend’s face every time they light it. And transport them to the charming streets of Italy every time they take a sniff.

# 17 Italian travel guides

Fodor's Essential Italy travel guide
Fodor’s Essential Italy

Fodor’s Essential Italy

Guidebooks are great gifts for both first-time visitors and people who have visited Italy a thousand times. Because travel guides will always show them something new. And Fodor’s 2022 edition is a great guidebook for all types of travelers.

Lonely Planet Italy travel guide
Lonely Planet Italy

Lonely Planet Italy

Are you looking for Italian-themed gifts for budget travelers? Then you need the Lonely Planet, it’s the best guidebook for backpackers and shoestring travelers.

Frommer's Easy Guide to Rome, Florence & Venice
Frommer’s Easy Guide to Rome, Florence & Venice

Frommer’s Easy Guide to Rome, Florence & Venice

If you are looking for gifts for someone who has visited Italy many times, a guidebook for specific cities might be a better gift idea, because chances are the recipient already has a general Italy guidebook at home.

#18 Pizza socks

Funny Italian gifts: Pizza box with socks
Pizza box with socks

Are you looking for the best Italian gifts for someone who also loved pizzas?

Then this pizza box with pizza-inspired socks is the best gift for you!

What’s also great about socks, is the fact that travelers actually need socks, so they will be able to bring these pizza socks on their trip to Italy.

#19 Italian jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzle of Cinque Terre in Italy
Jigsaw puzzle of Cinque Terre

Do you need gifts for people who love Italy so much that they’re always dreaming of their next trip there?

Well, now you can bring a little piece of the Italian coastline to them with a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Cinque Terre. As they piece together the stunning views of the vibrant buildings tumbling down to the crystal clear water, they’ll feel like they’re taking a mini-vacation to the Italian Riviera. And when they finally finish the puzzle, they’ll have a beautiful reminder of their love for Italy to hang on their wall, making every day a little bit more Italiano!

#20 Italian make-up brands

Eyeshadow palette
Eyeshadow palette

Treat your beauty-obsessed Italian-loving friend to a little slice of la dolce vita with a gorgeous Italy-inspired gift from KIKO Milano. With their fabulous range of makeup, you’re guaranteed to find something that’ll bring a touch of the Italian runway to their daily routine.

And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to channel their inner Sophia Loren with a smoky eye and a bold lip, all while supporting an iconic Italian brand?

Grazie mille, KIKO!

#21 Italian-themed passport cover

Passport cover with Ciao Bella!
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for unique Italian-themed gifts for people who travel a lot?

Then one of 141 Italy-themed passport covers on Zazzle is a great gift idea!

If it’s for a woman, I would recommend this pink Ciao Bello passport holder.

#22 Italian espresso maker

Italian gifts: original espresso maker
Original espresso maken

I don’t think there are many Italy lovers or Italians who do not love a good Italian espresso.

Which basically makes this Moka maker (or espresso maker) one of the best gifts on this list!

If you are not into coffee, a Moka maker is a typical Italian coffee maker which is used to make strong espresso at home, without a complete barista set.

For more gifts for coffee lovers, check out the coffee gift guide too.

#23 Italian-themed travel mugs

Travel mug with text about limoncello
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for more Italian-themed gifts for coffee lovers?

This time I’ve got the perfect gift for people who love a coffee-to-go; a travel mug with an Italy theme.

You can find over 3000 options on Zazzle, or go for this funny limoncello-related one for someone who loves limoncello. The Italy-themed travel mugs are also great gift ideas for eco-minded people. They can greatly reduce their plastic footprint by using a travel mug instead of disposable cups!

#24 Coasters

Italy-inspired gifts
Photo courtesy of Sensibly Sad

These adorable Sicilian-style coasters are one of the best Italy-themed gifts for a housewarming.

Not only will they protect their furniture from those annoying water rings, but they’ll also transport the recipient straight to the shores of Italy with every sip.

#25 Italian-themed clothing

Italy-inspired gifts
Photo courtesy of Tee Public

Get your Italy-obsessed friend one of these cool Italy-inspired clothing.

You will find t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, and caps on Tee Public, such as the cute one in the picture!

#26 Italian espresso cups

Six espresso cups
Espresso cups

If you are looking for Italian-themed gifts to go with the Espresso maker, this is it.

I mean, if they can finally make real Italian espresso, they also want to go for the complete Italian experience and use these traditional Italian espresso cups.

Italian gifts for smaller budgets

#27 Traditional Italian card game

A deck of Italian cards
Original Italian game

Scopa is a classic Italian card game, so if you are looking for Italian-themed gifts for someone who loves games, this is a great idea!

#28 Italian-themed tote bag

Tote bage with text about Italy
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need small, yet practical Italian-themed gifts?

Then the 3000+ Italy-themed tote bags on Zazzle are the gift you are looking for.

I quite liked the one with “I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Italy” because I think many Italy lovers can relate to that.

#29 Italian-themed luggage tags

Luggage tag with map of Italy
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you want more cool Italian-themed gifts that are practical for travelers?

Then check out the 1000+ Italy-themed luggage tags on Zazzle!

And if you don’t feel like going through all the options, go for the tag I picked.

#30 Italian cookbooks

The complete Italian cookbook
The complete Italian cookbook

The complete Italian cookbook

Cookbooks cannot miss on a list of Italian gifts, because any Italy lover would love to be able to cook as Italians do. And luckily for them, you just found the perfect Italian cookbook! The Complete Italian Cookbook covers 110 regional recipes from Italy

The easy Italian cookbook
The easy Italian cookbook

The easy Italian cookbook

If you are looking for gifts for someone who is not that great of a cook, you may want to get an easier book, such as The Easy Italian Cookbook. This one includes 100 quick and easy authentic Italian recipes.

The best pasta sauces cookbok
The best pasta sauces

The best pasta sauces: favorite regional Italian recipes

The last cookbook is perfect for people who love pasta. It includes the best pasta sauce recipes from different Italian regions.

#31 Necklace with the map of Italy

Necklace with a map of Italy pendant
Map of Italy pendant

Are you looking for cute Italy gift ideas for women? Then this necklace in the shape of the map of Italy is the gift you need.

#32 Books about Italy

History of Italy book
Italy-inspired giftsHistory of Italy

Italy-inspired giftsHistory of Italy

This book in the Captivating History series is a great gift for history buffs.

How to order an Italian coffee in Italy book
How to order an Italian coffee in Italy

How to order an Italian coffee in Italy

This is one of the best Italian gift ideas for coffee lovers, a guide to help to order coffee like a true Italian.

Decoring Italian wine book
Decoring Italian wine

Decoring Italian wine

Are you looking for Italian gifts for wine lovers, but do you want something a bit more unique than a bottle of wine? Then this is the perfect gift!

#33 Italian travel journal

Italy travel journal
Italy travel journal

Are you looking for Italian gifts for someone who will travel to Italy soon?

Then a travel journal specific to Italy is a great gift idea! They can keep track of their journey in this beautiful journal.

For more journal inspiration, check out these 25 travel journals.

#34 Italian-themed adult coloring book

Coloring book for adults in Italy theme
Scenic Italy coloring book

Coloring books for adults are fun and relaxing gifts!

So if you are looking for Italian gift ideas that also allow them to be creative, have fun, and be relaxed, Italian-themed adult coloring books are perfect!

You can either go for the scenic Italy book, which works for anyone, or for the hilarious Italian Swear word coloring book.

#35 Fun-shaped ravioli cutters

Heart-shaped ravioli cutter
Heart-shaped ravioli cutter

If you are looking for gifts for people who love Italy and already have a kitchen full of Italian tools, this is the perfect gift!

Because I bet they don’t have a unique ravioli cutter, such as these heart and sunflower-shaped ones, that will turn their ravioli into a delicious piece of art.

#36 Box of biscotti

Biscotti cookies
Biscotti cookies

Biscottis are the perfect accompaniment to an espresso, and they’re sure to transport your friends straight to the heart of Italy – without leaving the comfort of their own homes! Making them one of the best Italy-gifts for people with a sweet tooth.

#37 Funny Italian sign

Italy-inspired gifts
Photo courtesy of Farm Home

The last gift on the list is also one of the funniest gifts for Italian lovers; a sign with Sh*t up, and eat, but then in Italian!

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25 Awesome Italian Gifts Ideas

Final note on Italian gifts

Alright, these were my 37 unique Italian gift ideas! I hope you were able to find the perfect gift. And if not, check out the editor’s top 3.


Hi, I’m Lara, a 29-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!

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