Looking for gifts for the Italy lover in your life? I’ve selected a few special items that are sure to bring back memories of traveling in Italy. I use and enjoy many of these things every day. With so many wonderful culinary treasures coming from Italy, it’s easy to find something for the Italian food lover. I’ve also included local food products, skincare and clothing made in Italy.
This gift guide also features several small business based in Italy. This year has been particularly hard and they’ll appreciate your support!
*First published in 2018 and updated November 2020. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
Everyone needs a Moka pot to make authentic Italian coffee at home. Go with the original and get a Bialetti. Pair it with Illy coffee to complete the gift. I also have this espresso machine and it’s perfect for someone who loves a good cappuccino.
Books & Puzzles
Your friend has probably already read (or at least seen) Under the Tuscan Sun and Eat Pray Love, but has she read the series by Elena Ferrante? This is a must read for anyone who has been to Naples. Start with My Brilliant Friend.
No matter where you go in Italy, you’re certain to see Italians sipping Aperol spritzes. Spritz includes the famous drink’s history, classic recipes and modern spins.
The puzzle business might be one of the more unexpected industries that saw huge profits in 2020. I too purchased a few puzzles, including this Positano puzzle. It’s a sure favorite for anyone who has been to Positano.
For the Kitchen
Want to get an incredible gift and support a small family business in Capri? Look no further than the gift packs by Michel’angelo. You can choose between their tomato sauces, wine, olive oil, recipe books and more. I’ve been to their restaurant in Capri several times and their food and wine is amazing.
Anything from Vietri pottery (select pieces at Nordstrom and at Macy’s) is sure to be a special gift for the Italy lover in your life. These pieces are handmade in Italy. I’ve actually
spent wayyy too much money been to their ceramic factory in Nove, Italy.
For someone special, gift a Lois Avery cashmere scarf . Their scarfs are made in Italy with cashmere from family-owned mills. You’ll also be supporting a passionate female entrepreneur and fellow Italy lover.
Cuyana’s saddle bags and cashmere cardigans are made in small family factories in Italy. The brand also has pledged a commitment to sustainability by creating high quality pieces designed to last. Cuyana is also founded by women.