I know you are not looking for standard Italian wine gifts. You came to this page because you want to find the best Italian gifts for Italy lovers. Or for Italians who moved abroad. Most people don’t really go beyond the classic Italian food gifts, such as pasta-makers or Italian cookbooks. But for today’s post, I checked out all corners of the web, to share the most unique Italian gift ideas with you.
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Italian gifts at the high end of the budget
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It’s delicious, everyone will love it, ánd it’s from Italy!
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 an awesome 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.
If you are looking for Italian gifts for Italy lovers who also love limoncello. Or for people who simply love cooking and especially Italian food and drinks. This homemade limoncello kit is the perfect gift!
Help your Italy-loving friend prepare one of the most delicious drinks in Italy; The 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 own yummy limoncello to be at the perfect temperature and you can both (if they are willing to share) enjoy a homemade limoncello!
This taste of Italy pantry box is the perfect Italian gift basket for someone who loves Italian food, but who is too lazy to prepare it themselves with one of the DIY kits on this list!
Or just for Italians who are missing the real taste of home!
This Italian gift basket includes:
- Sedanini Pasta
- Olio extravergine D’Oliva
- Romana style artichokes
- Beretta onions
- Lemon powder
- Hot Pepper olive oil
- Goji Berries and Buckwheat
Another one of the awesome Italian themed gifts related to wine, but not actually as boring as giving wine!
So it’s a map in the shape of Italy with holes that are made for corks. So your friends can enjoy their Italian wine bottles and then place the cork on this map. And by the end, they will have a super cool Italian-inspired wall decor!
A language course is one of the best Italian themed gifts for people who have already visited Italy and those who are going to soon!
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 this online class on Udemy, this complete Italian all in one book of this book with short stories in Italian, if they already have some basic Italian language knowledge!
This is another one of the awesome DIY Italian gifts!
I mean risotto is so delicious, so how awesome would it be if your Italy lover can finally make a delicious truffle one at home. It would be even more awesome if they let you try it too. But even if they don’t, with your awesome gift they will feel right back in Italy!
The gift includes truffled seasoned salt, arborio rice with slices of truffles, a complete foolproof recipe. And what’s even better, is that if for whatever reason the recipe is not foolproof enough, there’s also a link to the how-to videos!
Seriously, there is no way in which this truffle risotto can fail!
Oh well, unless they forget to add their own ingredients of course. The kit does not include stock. Butter, cream, cheese, and onions!
For more international DIY food gifts, check my other post!
How cool would it be if you could give someone a fun board game that brings them back to their favorite country?!
There are a few Italian-themed board games that make amazing Italian gift ideas.
You can get Lorenzo Il Magnifico a game where you are the head of a noble family and need to grow in fame and prestige during the Italian Renaissance!
Or get the Fall of Rome edition of Pandemic, where you have to defend your Roman empire!
Italian gifts mid-range budget
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, it’s not just one cheese, but four yummy Italian kinds of cheese!
This is another one of the best Italian gifts for people who love Italian food and cooking themselves!
With this Do-It-Yourself Ravioli Kit, they will be able to make their very own delicious mushroom ravioli!
And even 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 include an easy step-by-step guide that anyone can follow!
Oh, and in case, the person who you are getting this gift for doesn’t like mushrooms, you could always use the instructions and the set with different ingredients than mushrooms!
If you are looking for the best Italian gifts for a sweet tooth, this Biscotti Cookie Baking Kit is perfect! It includes everything they need to make these originally Tuscan cookies!
All they need to add are eggs, an orange, and a bit of butter! The rest is all in there. Biscotti cookies go very well with Italian dessert wines or simply as treat with coffee!
This is one of the cool Italian gift ideas for people who already know how took cook like a real Italian. But who is just missing the real Italian flavors!
This Italian salt & Sugar tower includes five different mixes to make the perfect Italian dishes, baking, desserts, and cocktails!
The spices are:
- Porcini salt
- Lemon sugar
- Sagemary salt
- Espresso sugar
- Fennel thyme salt
For the real Italy lovers or of course, the real Italians, you need to find Italian gifts that involve Espresso!
So this Moka maker, or espresso maker, is the perfect gift!
It allows them to make a real strong espresso at home, without a complete barista set!
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 real Italian experience. This is why these espresso cups are great Italian gifts!
They make espresso taste even better and even more as it should in Italy!
Italian gifts for people who are actually going to travel to Italy cannot really be heavy and impractical. And this is exactly what makes this Italian-inspired travel mug, the perfect gift!
It shows their love for Italy, but it also allows them to drink delicious coffee everywhere in Italy, without wasting too many plastic cups! Making it a great gift for a sustainable Italy-loving traveler.
By the way, if sustainable travel gifts are what you are looking for, you may want to check out my sustainable travel gifts guide!
#16 Italian themed clothing
And if you cannot find the best Italian gifts on Tee public, you can always check out all the cute t-shirt options at Etsy!
#17 Italian map
One of the best Italian gifts for Italy lovers who just came back from a trip to Italy is this Italy highlights map. It shows them all the cool places they have visited or have yet to visit in Italy.
Scopa is a classic Italian card game, so if you are looking for Italian gifts for someone who already knows Scopa, it’s fun to be able to play at home. And if you are looking for gifts for someone who is going to travel to Italy soon, it’s super cool if they already know one game before they get there!
#19 Italy guidebooks
Guidebooks are always perfect gifts. Either for people who have already visited the place a thousand times, because it will always teach them something new. Or for first-time visitors, because they obviously need all the inside information!
Some Italian guidebooks you can think off are:
- Lonely Planet Italy
- Fodor’s Essential Italy
- Or city-specific guides, such as this one about Rome by Glam Italia
#20 Pizza 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
#21 Italian cookbooks
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!
You can pick The Complete Italian Cookbook which covers all the essential regional cooking of Italy.
Or if you think you are getting Italian 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.
Are you looking for Italian gift ideas for someone who is going to travel to Italy and loves coffee?
This book by Sara Rosso is a must-read for them.
How To Order An Italian Coffee In Italy, is any Italian travelers beginner’s guide to Italian coffee! It will teach them everything they need to know about the various types of coffee available in Italy, so they will never make the wrong decision again!
Oh and check out these 25 coffee gifts for travelers in case you need more inspiration than just this book!
Another one of the unique Italian themed gifts, a book that will explain everything beginners need to know about Italian wine!
The “Decoding Italian Wine” book.
It’s one of the best Italian wine gifts for people who are going to Italy soon and need some preparation for Italian wine.
Italian gifts for Italy lovers who are going to travel long-term, can’t be too heavy, which is why notebooks are perfect gifts for them!
They are practical, small, and if you get this cute Italian themed notebook, it also shows their love for Italy!
In case you are getting Italian themed gifts for him, you can check out this cool notebook in the shape of Italy!
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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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 they think of it?
Oh and don’t forget to save this post for next time you need awesome Italian themed gifts!