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Authentic Italian Gifts from Italy

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What it is about Italy? Whenever I bring back gifts from Italy, my friends are over the moon. And since I live on the Italian border, it’s easy for me to know what are the best gifts to get from Italy. But I take for granted that not everyone can simply pop over the border to pick up cool gifts from Italy.

There is so much about genuine Italian gifts that inspires people, whether it’s Italian fashions like leather or jewelry from Florence, simple Italian cooking gifts you find in Italian kitchens, or even a voucher toward a Mediterranean cruise that stops in Italy – you name it.

As soon as I say I have a gift from Italy, their faces lights up. And if you’ve ever traveled to Italy and hit any one of their markets, like the ones I’ve mentioned in Liguria, you know there are things you wished you would have brought back, but simply forgot.

I’m good at buying gifts from Italy. Really good! Shopping for Italian themed gifts has to be one of the easiest ways to ensure I’ve found a fantastic gift. Here are more than 20 of the best gifts from Italy for friends who love Italy that are sure to please.

These are not cheap replicas. All the authentic Italian gifts from Italy listed below are MADE IN ITALY. They are the real deal. Sometimes there are not many of them, but they are authentic Italian gifts from Italy. Bookmark this page when you are struggling with gifts from Italy ideas.

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Authentic Italian Gifts from Italy, Made in Italy, Sure to Please

If you are looking for authentic gifts from Italy for the Italy lover, here are some gift ideas to consider. Your friends who love Italy will be oohing and aahing… And all of these gifts from Italy are just that… These are gifts Made in Italy. And even if you aren’t traveling to Italy, or haven’t traveled to Italy, it doesn’t mean that you can’t pick up a unique gift from Italy for the Italian lover in your life. Happy shopping!

FLORENTIA DOUBLE NOTE CARDS AND ENVELOPES

These beautiful note cards are designed and printed in Italy. They are traditional gifts from Florence Italy that have a long history. The pattern is Florentine and they come with golden powder printing. The double note card is perfect for any occasion and they have a hefty feel about them.. These are great Italian gift ideas for someone who still appreciates the art of hand writing a card. And perfect gifts for Italian friends who will have a lovely reminder of home.

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MEDICEA FLORENTINE WRITING CARD SET

Some of the best gifts from Florence Italy are their traditional writing paper. As I mentioned above, it seems no one writes notes any more, but who can resist these lovely 22k gold-leaf-accented cards. These remind me of the beautiful stationery stores in Florence that offer nothing but paper items in a variety of Florentine designs. If you love notebooks, cards, and wrapping paper, you’ll be lost in there for hours!

These Florence Italy gifts are made in the Medici design. The paper and envelopes immediately say, ‘quality’ and are the perfect gift from Italy, that is inexpensive and a lovely reminder of Italy. Stationery are some of the best Italian gifts from Florence that are authentic and are a great unisex gift idea.

 

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CERAMICHE D’ARTE PARRINI HAND PAINTED CRUET SET

This beautiful Italian set is manufactured by Parrini in Tuscany. This original cruet set is lead free and come with a certificate of authenticity. You can put them in the dishwasher but I probably would hand wash. These are great gift ideas from Italy that are perfect for any table setting. Pieces are handmade and considered to be unique. So you’ll be getting them their very own piece of Italian art! Your friends will be raving about their one-of-a-kind pieces!

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ITALIAN WHITE TRUFFLE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

 

Dig into this healthy olive oil infused with flavorful white truffles! It’s a great Italian food gift idea for anyone who’s into preparing Mediterranean themed gifts and recipes. These Italian olive oils have all natural ingredients and the flavor of truffles will add a subtle flavor to all your dishes. Put these in your Italian food gifts basket along with a pasta bowl set. It is all natural, no GMO and no artificial flavorings. These will be a hit with your foodie Italian lover. Some of the best Italian food gifts include olive oil of some sort.

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CERAMICHE D’ARTE PARINNI – DERUTA CERAMIC VASE

Some of the most famous ceramics in Italy come from the Umbrian town of Deruta. There are more than 200 ceramic workshops in this town of around 10,000 people, and they’ve been making maiolica, or hand-painted ceramics, for several hundred years! The traditional motif is, ‘Raffallesco,’ inspired by the works of the famous Italian painter, Raffael.

This stunning vase is made to order, so expect to receive it in about a month. These vases truly are Italian luxury art gifts because they are one of a kind. It’s well worth the wait to have this unique piece of art sent directly from Italy. It’s a very elegant and luxury Italian gift that will be treasured for years to come.

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MARCATO ATLAS PASTA MAKER 

If you want to buy an authentic Italian pasta making machine, the Marcato Atlas is thee homemade pasta maker to buy. This pasta machine comes standard with a crank handle and attachments for a couple types of pasta.

You can also buy a power drive to speed up your pasta making, and additional attachments to create even more pasta shapes. This is an authentic Italian pasta maker to buy if you are serious about buying the real deal and are great gifts for Italian food lovers.

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MAKING ARTISAN PASTA COOKBOOK

This is a great Italian recipe book for making artisan pasta. It’s a super gift if you are making a pasta themed gift basket as part of an Italian housewarming gift, along with the Marcato Atlas pasta maker and the pasta drying rack below.

The recipes are easy to follow and will make a chef out of the novice cook who wants to master Italian pasta. This is NOT Made in Italy. If it were you’d need the ability to read Italian. Include this in your pasta making gift set.

 

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MARCATO TACAPASTA PASTA DRYING RACK

Along with your Italian pasta maker, you will want to include a pasta drying rack, and this is a cool option. This ‘tacapasta’,  which means ‘attach pasta’ can hold up to 4 lbs of pasta along it’s 10 swivel arms. That’s a lot of pasta.

It comes in a few funky colors and is a must have if you are making homemade spaghetti and linguini. You could include this with other Italian food gifts for a very thoughtful basket. They make a great Italian house warming gift.

 

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DECORATIVE SPAGHETTI AND PASTA MEASURE 

This is as beautiful as it is functional. I have something similar and it’s my go-to device for properly measuring out spaghetti. Otherwise, I make enough spaghetti for a family of ten. Seriously, it saves your ass on quantity sizing.

These are good gifts from Italy that you can include in your Italian-themed gift basket that’s useful, practical and decorative. It’s perfect for spaghetti, fettuccini and linguini, and it’s also a great traditional housewarming gift idea. They are perfect gifts for past lovers in your life and they are easy authentic Italian gifts from Italy to bring back because you can pack them in your suitcase.

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THE ORIGINAL BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESSO MAKER – 6 Cup

The best gift from Italy you can give you can give your coffee addict, it an original Bialetti. This easy-to-use, authentic Bialetti espresso maker heats up on the stove to make authentic espresso. I guess you’d say this is the, ‘slow food’ of espresso makers because there’s no simple button to push, and no George Clooney to do it for you.

You add the water into the base, add your espresso, tighten the lid and then heat it on the stove… then, wait a few minutes… Oh, sacrilege that you should wait for a proper espresso… A Bialetti coffee maker is the real deal of authentic Italian gifts. Create an Italian coffee gift set and your friends will love this. This is a great Italian coffee gift idea.

BUY THIS MOKA ESPRESSO MAKER HERE

 

ILLY EXPRESSO COFFEE

While we are on the topic of Italian coffee gifts, why not pick up some real Italian espresso to go with your Bialetti espresso maker. Illy is thee top-notch brand of Italian coffee and once you are done, you have a cute container you can refill with more espresso.

This is a super item to put in your Italian housewarming gift basket, and it’s another unisex gift idea from Italy.

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REDECKER STAINLESS STEEL CHEESE GRATER – OLIVE WOOD

This is a handy Italian gift idea for those who love to putter in the kitchen. It’s perfect for grating cheese, but you can use it for anything, actually – lemon rind, chocolate, nuts – you choose.

It’s stainless steel and oiled olive wood, and it’s very easy to clean. Again, Made in Italy. You just need to re-oil it occasionally so that it maintains its quality. This would be another super Italian gift idea to add to your food inspired gift basket.

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OLIVE OIL KITCHEN APRON

Take your pick of these cute kitchen aprons of Italian olive oils, breads, wine or pasta with these whimsical designs. They wipe off easy and you can wash them in the washing machine. I have a variety of these at home, but they have scenes of Rome and Calabria.

They are very handy and light – again, another great gift if you are putting together an Italian-themed gift basket. And these too are some of the best gifts to get from Italy because they take up no space in your suitcase and you can buy for a whole load of people. But if you didn’t get them in Italy, you can buy them here.

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SUPER SOFT PASHMINA SHAWL WRAP SCARF

If you’ve ever been to a market in Italy, you’ll remember the cheap Pashmina shawls they sell all over the place. It becomes a bit over the top with how many Italian shawls are sold, but then that day will come when you’ll say… “I wish I would have bought that Italian Pashmina.”

These Cashmere blend shawls come in a variety of beautiful colors and are great for when you are traveling and want something extra over your shoulders. Can be worn as a wrap as well as a scarf, these are great authentic Italian gifts from Italy for her.

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CONVERTIBLE ITALIAN LEATHER BACKPACK

This super sturdy bag/backpack is a great gift for students or the frequent weekend traveler. It’s made in Italy, and is a versatile bag that comes in black or brown.

It’s perfect for students at school or college or can be a great weekend bag for the smart traveler. It has adjustable straps and you can pack quite a bit in there. It’s very smart and classy looking – like most Italian leather items.

 

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BIFOLD LONG WALLET – MADE IN ITALY

Here’s a super smooth Italian leather wallet that has space for 7 cards, not that you’d want to put that many in there. It’s 7.2 x 3.78 x 0.86″ , which means you have plenty of space for cash and cards. I love that you can slide bills in there without bending them.

It’s unisex, but these make great Italian gifts for him. Your Italian boyfriend would love this reminder from home. Reminds me of the numerous leather products you find in any of Italy’s city markets.

 

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GLASS OF VENICE – MURANO GLASS ORNAMENT

Murano, Italy is synonymous with glass blowing, and there you’ll find any and everything made of glass. The best gifts from Venice Italy are glass, and Murano glass blowing is an age-old tradition in this city near Venice. This lovely ornament is a perfect gift any time of the year, and not just for Christmas.

They will all look slightly different since they are hand blown, and would make a lovely Italian housewarming gift that you can also use as a table decoration. And it’s a perfect gift for newly weds who honeymooned in Italy.

BUY THIS BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENT HERE

 

 

PURE SAFFRON IN A HANDMADE MURANO GLASS JAR 

This is killing two birds with one stone! These are great traditional Italian housewarming gifts. They are quality, but also last a long time.

Anyone who cooks with saffron knows you only need a little, and what a great way to present this spice than in a hand blown Murano glass jar from Italy.

This is a great piece you can use for kitchen decoration and it’s useful for the serious chef in the house.

ORDER THIS BEAUTIFUL SPICE JAR HERE

 

COBALT BLUE BEVERAGE GLASS – 9 OZ, SET OF 4 – BORMIOLI ROCCO

These Murano glass drinking glasses are modern and sturdy, and are a great addition to your table.

You can buy other pieces to create a set if you love the design. Again, as these are unique gifts from Italy, they will all look a bit different.

 

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SAPONIFICIO ARTIGINALE FIORENTINO HANDMADE SOAP

I love getting and giving soap, but someone once told me that by giving soap as a gift I was subtly telling them they stink!

These handmade bars of soap come in Lemon, Bergamot, Rose and Olive Oil scents and are not a ‘stinker’ of a gifts to buy in Italy.

The thing I love about Italian gifts from Italy is the gift wrapping. Italians know how to make the simplest thing look luxurious and these soaps will not disappoint.

 

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VERACE COLLECTION MEN’S MEDUSA POOL SLIDES

Need I say any more? They’re Versace for crying out loud and you can’t get any better!

They’re pool slippers, and while simple, they reek of distinction!  These are great luxury items from Italy that will be recognized worldwide. The only question will be, ‘Are they real?’ And you will know that they are! These are great Italian gifts for him, but actually they are unisex.

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ALLMYGOLD JEWELERS – STERLING SILVER SLIP-ON BRACELET

Italy is known for their jewelry production whether silver or gold.

This beautiful .925 sterling silver bracelet also comes in rhodium-plated, gold-plated and rose gold-plated sterling silver.

It’s a very elegant piece that you can wear every day. I have a similar one made with a clear elastic band that I love. They are very easy to clean with soap and water, and avoid getting perfume on them. As always, “Made in Italy”.

 

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BRICS LUGGAGE LIFE 21″ ULTRA LIGHT SPINNER

Bric’s is a super brand of Italian luggage. I have one of these but in a different fabric. This Made in Italy carry on bag is great for a weekend or a week depending on how smart you pack. It’s extremely durable and the zips are solid.

This is a super, high-quality piece of luggage perfect for leisure and business travel and perfect gifts for someone traveling to Italy. It’s a very thoughtful unisex gift from Italy.

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO MEN’S GANCINI BACKPACK

Your traveler will love this new solid, waterproof, nylon and leather bag from Salvatore Ferragamo. These are great gift ideas from Italy that your traveler will love.

It has a cover flap that closes with clasps and adjustable backpack straps.

It is lined and there are extra zip pockets on the outside.

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Let me know if there are more items to include in this authentic Italian gifts from Italy list. There are so many wonderful products available online now that it’s easier than every to buy authentic Italian gifts from Italy.

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US expat living the life on the Mediterranean in the South of France. I regularly travel to Spain, Italy, Greece and other intriguing locations around the Mediterranean. Former Hyatt Corp Marketing Manager, student accommodation director and hotel photoshoot art director.

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