Italian gifts for Italy Lovers

Over 40 of the Best Italian Gifts For Italy Lovers

Do you know someone that LOVES Italy? Maybe it is a family member or close friend. If you are looking for Italian gifts for Italy lovers you are in the right spot! 

Picking out the perfect gift for a birthday, holiday, or Christmas is tough! This guide will hopefully make the process super easy.  These Italian gifts ideas will please any Italy lover! 

Let’s explore all the Italian gifts for Italy Lovers! 

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Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Books and Learning

Italian gifts for Italy Lovers - books

One of the best Italian gifts for Italy lovers is books.  There are a wide range of Italian books that serve different purposes.  Let’s explore some of the best learning tools and books that will make great gifts. 

Language Learning Program

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Language program

Learning the language of the place you love is not uncommon.  Buying a language learning program is a great gift idea for someone traveling to Italy.  

My Experience

I have used both Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur.   I like Rosetta Stone because it teaches using visual aids. It teaches a lot of the grammar rules. I didn’t think it helped me as much in the conversational part of learning a language. 

Pimsleur really helped me actually understand what people were saying.  I would listen to it in the car and by the end of 6 courses, I felt like I could actually speak a little. However, it is all auditory and does not teach grammar rules or conjugation. 

Italian Cookbooks

Another great gift is a cookbook.  Italy is known for its wonderful food.  An Italian cookbook is a great gift that really feels like you are bringing a little bit of Italy home! 

Different Types of Italian Cookbooks:

Italy Coffee Table Books

Italy Coffee Table Book

The best thing about coffee table books is that they are usually large and full of beautiful images and helpful information.   They are also great for adding pops of color to your room. 

Italy Coffee Table Books

Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world which makes a coffee table book a great gift for Italy lovers!  

Italy Guide Books

If your friend or family member is headed to Italy soon a guidebook is a great gift.  This will allow them to plan their Italy itinerary  and get great Italy travel tips for their trip.

Rick Steves Guide Book

I highly recommend the Rick Steve Italy book.  It is amazing! His suggestions helped us eat at some of the most amazing places in Italy!  There is also great information on how to avoid lines and the best ways to get from point A to point B. This book will give you a million reasons why you need to go to Italy!

A phrasebook may be helpful as well.  There are also travel guide books for kids. This is a great gift for someone traveling to Italy.

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Food and Drink

Italian gifts for Italy lovers - Food and Drink

Food and drink gift sets are great because you can easily order them on Amazon or put them together yourself.  

Gift Basket Ideas:

  • Italian Sodas Gift Basket

Purchase some Torani syrup, S. Pellegrino  sparkling water, and creamy whipped topping.

  • Pasta Gift Basket

You could also buy a few bags of pasta, pasta sauce, and some parmesan cheese for a cute Italian basket idea.

  • Italian Bakery Items

If you live near an Italian bakery you could pick up some cannoli’s, biscotti, and an Italian cream cake for a sweet Italian basket. 

  • Italian Olive Oil Gift Set

Italian Olive Oils make a really nice gift.  Find a high quality Italian Olive Oil.

  • Limoncello Gift Basket

Along the Amalfi Coast, Limoncello is locally made.  There are so many fun Limoncello products you could include in a basket. 

Making Italian gift baskets are perfect Italy gift ideas.

Italian Olive Oil

We received Italian olive oil as a gift last Christmas.  I loved it! It is a practical gift that people will actually use. 

I love that Italian olive oil is quality.

Fun Fact

Research indicates the levels of cycloartenol, a sterol that lowers cholesterol levels are higher in Italian virgin olive oil.

Italy Gift Basket

Now, if you do not want to put a basket together yourself, Amazon has a lot of great options to choose from.

Save Time

These options are a little more expensive than doing it yourself, but sometimes it is nice to save time and know that the package will have a beautiful presentation when delivered. 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Limoncello

When we visited the Island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, Limoncello was everywhere.  There are so many great products that have the Limoncello flavors and smells.  You do not have to drink alcohol to enjoy these Limoncello products.  However, you can purchase Limoncello itself.  

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers -Home Décor

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Home Décor

If your friend or family member is an Italy lover then home decorations might be something that they will really enjoy.  The following are great Italian gift ideas.

Types of Italy Home Décor:

Italian gifts for Italy lovers  -décor

Italian gifts for Italy Lovers - metal signs

Italy Map Gifts

Anything that has a map of Italy is a good gift idea. 

Printable Maps and Posters Gift Idea

You can purchase a printable map of Italy. Once you print it, you can frame it and it will be a beautiful Italian gift.  This is a perfect Italy gift idea! 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers Map art
Map of Italy luggage tag

Italy map art Italian gifts for Italy lovers

Italian Themed Candles

Candles are always a hit!  These are great decorations, but also bring that wonderful smell of Italy into your home. 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Candles

Italy Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments are very thoughtful gifts.  Many people like to buy Christmas ornaments as souvenirs when they travel.  It is a great idea for a souvenir, but it is even more special if a friend or family member gives it as a gift. 

Ornaments by Location:

There are a lot of fun choices to pick from, so think about the person’s favorite place in Italy and start there. 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Kitchen Items

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Pasta Maker

Eating in Italy is my favorite pastime.  I loved the food in Siena and Capri. Italians love to cook and maybe your Italy lover friends do too! 

Italian Kitchen Items

There are fun plates, mugs, or aprons that would make great Italian gifts for Italy lovers.

Funny Italian Gifts

If your Italy lover friend or family member has a funny sense of humor.  There are so many great Italian gifts for Italy lovers that will make them laugh. 

“I’m not yelling, I’m Italian”

My Father-in-law comes from an Italian family and they do get loud when they are all together….It is great!!!!

Italian Art

Florence is known for its art exhibits.  We loved visiting the Uffizi Gallery. If your Italy lover friend loves Italy because of the art, then a nice Italian art piece is a great idea.

Photography

Photography is another form of art. The beauty of Italy is undeniable. Many photographers also have portraits that would make excellent gifts.  Are favorite place to take pictures in Italy were Gaeta,  Venice, and Pisa.

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Clothing and Gear

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Jewelry

Another great option is a piece of jewelry in the shape of Italy or something that reminds them of Italy.

Made in Italy

Jewelry is a great gift in general, but jewelry made in Italy is an awesome gift for Italy lovers.   

Italian gifts for Italy lovers - Jewelry

Italian Bags

Italian leather bags are all the rage.  Italian leather is a durable and well-made material.  Verify that your product is in fact made in Italy.  

Italian City Bags

Another option is a bag that has images of Italy.  I love reusable shopping bags. 

Italian Hats

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

Men’s gifts are hard to find but a nice Italian ball cap is the perfect gift.  Maybe a chef’s hat….(all the men in the Manderino (my) family cook like true Italians) These are great Italy gift ideas! 

Italian Shirts

Shirts are always a fun gift.  They are actually one of my favorite things to buy for myself.    

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Games and Toys

Board games

Italian Puzzles

I love puzzles! A puzzle of Italy is the perfect gift for a puzzle lover. This is a great family gift as well.  This is a great Italian birthday gift idea.

Types of Puzzles:

Italian Games

I love playing card games, board games, and guessing games.  Games are a great family gift.   These Italian games would be great to learn to play.

Random Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

ITALY RANDOM GIFTS

Small gifts are fun mementos to let the Italy Lover in your life know that you care. You can get all of the following in Italy, so they are gift ideas from Italy to your Italy lover friend.  

Coasters, keychains, or snow globes are fun trinkets to give. 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Experiences

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers Experiences

If you know someone that is headed to Italy, an experience or tour would be an amazing.  If the city is not listed below you can head to Viator, or Isango.  These tour companies are amazing.  I have booked with them and had great experiences.  These are perfect Italy gift ideas for someone traveling to Italy.  

 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Recap

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Italy Flag

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers – Kitchen

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers – Gear

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers – Games and Toys

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers – Food and Drink

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers – Experiences

  • Walking Tours
  • Food Tours
  • Cooking Classes
  • Boat Excursions 
  • Skip the Line Passes
  • Special Day Trips

Over 40 Ideas for Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

Italy gifts

Hopefully, this helps you as you shop for gifts for Italy lovers in your life.  There are so many fun Italian gifts for Italy lovers!  

My Favorite Italy Gifts

It is really hard to choose my favorites!  My top three would be any experience in Italy (please sign me up!), any Italian food basket, and honestly, I love puzzles, so that is what I would pick! 

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32 Comments

  1. I was thinking about trying Rosetta Stone for Spanish. I have listened to the Pimsleur CD’s in the car and have really learned a lot of phrases. But I do think I could stand to learn some grammar rules!

  2. So many great ideas here! Gave my a ton of ideas for the holidays! Also want to check out pimlsuer! Sounds great

    1. I really liked it. I did Spanish. If I didn’t know the grammar rules of the language going into it, it would have been super confusing. I had studied enough Spanish that the conversational aspect was super helpful.

  3. So many great ideas! The coffee table books are beautiful. I’d be content if anyone wanted to gift me a basket of Italian treats! I also love the Christmas ornaments. We’ve been known to grab some of those on our trips along with the magnet we get. Wonderful ideas!

  4. Hubby and I both have family in Southern Italy. Some of these gift ideas brought back some wonderful memories of our time there! Great suggestions!

  5. I learned Italian at school, but don’t remember much. So, the Italian language ideas are good so you can learn the basics before you go.

  6. I haven’t been to Italy but would still love these gifts, especially the the cookbooks. Thanks for a great gift guide!

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