Forget The Pizza, These Are 25 Gifts Italy Lovers Actually Want

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Are you looking for the best Italian gifts for Christmas? Or do you need a unique gift for an Italian who moved abroad? Check out these 25 unique Italian gift ideas that will take you beyond the standard Italian wine gifts. You will find awesome cool pieces of wall art, funny books, and practical Italian-themed gifts for travelers.

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Italian gift ideas for large budgets

#1 Italian perfume gifts

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

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

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

Mpa of Italy wine regions
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

I promised Italian-themed gifts beyond wine, but that doesn’t mean I won’t include wine-inspired gifts.

This map of Italian wine regions is a beautiful unique gift for Italian wine lovers. Not only is it a cool home decor item, but it also provides information about all the different wine regions that can be found in Italy.

#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 for people who simply love cooking. 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!

Uncommon Goods doesn’t ship outside of the US, so check out the limoncello-making kit on Amazon (it’s just a bit pricier).

#4 Italian food gift basket

This Italian food box is the perfect Italian gift basket for someone who loves Italian food, but who 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!

This Italian gift basket includes:

  • Prosciutto
  • Pecorino Toscano
  • Grana Padano
  • Mountain Gorgonzola
  • Pasta
  • Genovese Pesto
  • Canestrelli Cookies
  • Sopressata
  • And baked Italian snacks

And since it contains quite a lot of Italian types of cheeses, it’s also a great gift for cheese lovers!

#5 Map of Italy

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 gifts: language course
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!

#7 Focaccia making kit

Focaccia kit

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

Italian board game called Lorenzo
Fun Italian board game

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 Lorenzo Il Magnifico, a game where each player represents a noble family. The aim of the game is to grow in fame and prestige during the Italian Renaissance!

The second option is called 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.

Italian gifts for mid-budgets

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.

#12 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.

#13 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.

#14 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!

#15 Italian-themed clothing

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!

#16 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!

# 17 Italian travel guides

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

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

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.

Italian gifts for smaller budgets

#19 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.

#20 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.

#21 Italian cookbooks

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

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

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.

#22 Necklace with the map of Italy

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.

#23 Books about Italy

History of Italy

History of Italy

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

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

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!

#24 Italian 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.

#25 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, this Italian-themed adult coloring book is perfect!

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25 Awesome Italian Gifts Ideas

Final note on Italian gifts

Alright, these were my 25 unique Italian gift ideas! I hope you were able to find the perfect gift. And if not, remember that you can always shoot me a message so we can brainstorm together!

But now I’m curious, which gift did you pick and what did the recipient think of it?

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