Italian gifts for Italy Lovers

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

In this post, we are going to give you a good mix of Italian-themed gifts, Italian Christmas gifts, and so many general Italian gift ideas that you will be able to purchase the best Italian Christmas present or an Italian birthday present for an Italy lover! 

We will also list gifts for someone traveling to Italy as well as gifts from Italy that you can bring back. There are also a few gifts about Italy to help them get excited about a future trip! 

My favorite option in this post is all of the Italian gift basket ideas! 

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 is 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 Italy gifts. 

  • Language Learning Books
  • Italian Cookbooks
  • Italian Coffee Table Books
  • Italy Guide Book

These are perfect gifts for someone traveling to Italy or gifts for Italy lovers. 

1. 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 Italian gift idea for someone traveling to Italy.  If you need a gift for someone learning Italian these are great options.

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 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. 

2. Italian Cookbooks

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

My husband is Italian and surprisingly all the men cook in the Manderino family.  So believe it or not this might be the perfect “Italian gifts for him” item. 

Different Types of Italian Cookbooks:

3. Italy Coffee Table Books

Italy Coffee Table Book

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves Italy, consider a 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!  

4. Italy Guide Books

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

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 guidebooks for kids as well. 

This is a great Italian gift for someone traveling to Italy.

5. Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Food and Drink

Italian gifts for Italy lovers - Food and Drink

Food and drink Italian gift sets are great because you can easily order them on Amazon or put them together yourself.  I am excited to give you a few Italian gift basket ideas.  This is a great Italy-themed gift for the Italy lover.

Most of these are perfect gifts for Italian food lovers! 

Italian Gift Basket Ideas

I am going to include 5 Italian gift ideas that will help you create an Italian-themed gift.  These Italian gift basket ideas are perfect and easy to put together! 

6. Italian Sodas Gift Basket

Purchase some Torani syrup, S. Pellegrino sparkling water, and creamy whipped topping.  Add a beautiful basket and maybe one of the books I mentioned above and you will have a perfect Italy Christmas gift.

7. Pasta Gift Basket

Do you know someone who loves making Italian food? One of the best Italian cooking gifts is pasta!! You could also buy a few bags of pasta, pasta sauce, and some parmesan cheese for a cute Italian gift basket idea. This is one of the best Italian gifts to give! 

8. Italian Bakery Items

Italian bakery items are great gifts for Italy lovers!  If you live near an Italian bakery you could pick up some cannoli, biscotti, and an Italian cream cakes for a sweet Italian gift basket idea. 

9. Italian Olive Oil Gift Set

If you are looking for authentic Italian gifts….think olive oil! Italian olive oils are the perfect gift from Italy. It is easy to find high-quality Italian Olive Oil even in the United States. 

10. Limoncello Gift Basket

Along the Amalfi Coast, Limoncello is locally made.  There are so many fun Limoncello products you could include in an Italian-themed gift basket. 

Making Italian gift baskets are perfect Italy gift ideas for Italy lovers.

11. Italian Olive Oil

Italian gifts Olive Oil

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

I love that Italian olive oil is quality.  It falls into the genuine Italian gifts category and is a made in Italy gift that you really can't go wrong with. 

Fun Fact

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

12. Pre-Made Italy Gift Basket

Now, if you do not want to put an Italian gift 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.  There are some great Italy-themed gifts on Amazon. 

These make easy last-minute Italy gift ideas!

13. Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Limoncello

Gifts of Italy - 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.  These gifts of Italy are perfect for an Italian Christmas present. 

14. 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 themed gift ideas.

These would be great “Italian gifts for her.”

Types of Italy Home Décor:

Home decor is a great idea for gifts for Italy lovers. 

Italian gifts for Italy lovers  -décor

Italian gifts for Italy Lovers - metal signs

15. Gifts of Italy - Map

Italy map decor - Italy gifts for Italy lovers

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

Printable Maps and Posters Italy Gift Ideas

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! 

You can also get pre-made map luggage tags or Italy map art. All of these are easy Italian Christmas gifts! 

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

Italy map art Italian gifts for Italy lovers

16. Italian Themed Gifts - Candles

Candles are always a hit!  These are great decorations but also bring that wonderful smell of Italy into your home.  They make perfect Italian birthday gifts! 

I like the last candle below, this is a perfect gift for someone going to Italy! 

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Candles

17. Italy Christmas Gifts Ornaments

Buon Natale Italian Christmas gifts

Christmas ornaments are very thoughtful Italian 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 to an Italy lover. 

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 for a fun Italian Christmas present!

18. 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.  If you are looking for true Kitchen Italian gifts for making pasta, there are some great tools out there. 

19. Funny Italian Gifts

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!!!! These are great gifts for Italians. 

20. Italian Gifts - Art

Italian Gifts - 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.

21. Photography

Photography is another form of art. The beauty of Italy is undeniable and capturing photos of some of the most romantic places in Italy is a fantastic gift for Italy lovers. Many photographers also have portraits that would make excellent gifts for Italy lovers.  Our favorite places to take pictures in Italy were Gaeta,  Venice, and Pisa.

Italy gifts for her

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Clothing and Gear

Italy gifts for her

There are so many fun Italian gift ideas that are more practical.  Clothing, bags, and accessories are great options of Italian gifts. 

These Italian gift ideas are perfect as Italian birthday gifts or Italian Christmas presents. 

22. 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. These are great Italian gifts for “her”

Made in Italy

Jewelry is a great gift in general, but jewelry made in Italy is an awesome gift for Italy lovers.   If you are looking for authentic Italian gifts this might be it! 

Italian gifts for Italy lovers - Jewelry

23. Italian Bags

Italian gifts for men

Italian leather bags are all the rage and are perfect authentic Italy gifts to give.  Italian leather is a durable and well-made material.  Verify that your product is in fact made in Italy.  It is a great Italian gift for men and women both! 

Italian City Bags

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

24. Italian Hats

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

Men's Italian gifts are hard to find but a nice Italian ball cap is the perfect Italy gift.  

Maybe a chef's hat….(all the men in the Manderino (my) family cook like true Italians) These are great Italy gift ideas and perfect gifts for Italians! 

25. Italian Shirts

Shirts are always a fun gift.  They are actually one of my favorite things to buy for myself.  This is a great gift for someone going to Italy or Italy travel gifts to bring home. 

If you plan to bring some gifts from Italy home shirts are a great option! 

Italian gifts Shirts

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Games and Toys

Board games

A great family Italy-themed gift to consider are games and puzzles.  Family is important so a few gifts for Italians to consider are things that bring family together.  Games are perfect Italian gifts! 

26. Italian Puzzles

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers

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

Types of Puzzles:

27. Italian Gifts - 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 and the perfect Italian gift for Italy lovers.

Random Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers


Small Italian 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.  

A lot of these are Italian souvenir types of Italian gifts. 

28. Key Chain

 Some people love collecting key chains.  There are so many key chains that would make perfect Italian-themed gifts.

29. Snow Globe

We have a few snow globe lovers in our house.  A snow globe is a fabulous Italy gift idea! 

30. Coasters 

Coasters are one of the best Italy-themed gifts for an Italy lover. They are so practical! 

31- 46. Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers - Experiences

Italian Gifts for Italy Lovers Experiences

If you know someone who is headed to Italy, an experience or tour would be an amazing gift for someone going to Italy.  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.  


47. - 50. + 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

50 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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  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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