The foods of Italy are among the best in the world, so treat the food lover in your life with one of the Italian gifts and gift baskets featured in this collection. Catering for those with both a sweet and savory palate, these gifts range from ingredients for a simple meal for two to the means to make truffle risotto, and perfect Biscotti and homemade limoncello that are pure delicioso. There are non-food Italian gifts, too.
Italian Cheesemaking Kit
They’ll be quite the fromager with this comprehensive kit to work with. Packed with (almost) everything they’ll need to make 10 batches of delicious Italian cheeses, this kit will allow them to dine on ricotta, mascarpone, and of course, a delicious mozzarella. All they need to supply is fresh milk.
If they’re serious about Italian food, give them a machine that will let them create fabulously fresh pasta from the comfort of their own kitchen. Hand cranked, this sleek looking machine can cut tagliolini, fettucine, and lasagne, as well as 12 different pasta shapes to suit every occasion.
Italian gifts will – or should – invariably involve food, which is why this Gourmet Hamper is such a great find. Brimming with mouth-watering delicacies for the perfect Mediterranean picnic or intimate meal, this basket includes cheeses, meats, crackers, and a bottle of Ruffino Chianti to wash it all down with.
The secret of cooking like Mama used to is all in the seasonings, and this sampler kit will change the flavors of foods forever. With savory pairings such as porcini salt, and sagemary salt, this stackable set also caters for the sweeter tooth with espresso sugar and the zingy lemon sugar, too.
Take them on a gastronomic gallop through the beautiful country of Italy with ‘Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey’. Filled with recipes, full color photographs, and maps from some of the country’s most beautiful regions, there are also guides to the best places to buy ingredients if you’re lucky enough to visit.
This beautiful storage tin can be used again and again, but the real gift lies within; an assortment of delicious, creamy, mouth-watering Italian patisseries, pastries, and cookies. There are eight different types included, and a total of almost 100 delicacies altogether.
Warm their heart and their feet with this funny gift set of socks. The four pairs included are all decorated with pizza-style designs, and arranged to look like slices of delicious pizza (including the controversial ham and pineapple). A cute pizza delivery-style box adds the finishing touch.
Pasta Shape Silicone Pot Holder Oven Mitts and Lid Lifters
These oven mitts will add a real fun feel to the kitchen, especially for someone who loves pasta. Made from silicone so they’re heat resistant, these mitts are shaped to look like farfalle pasta, and fit neatly onto the handles of pots and pans to keep hands safe.
Give someone the night off from cooking with this fabulous Italian Charcuterie and Cheese Gift Box. With three cheeses (including Rio Briati Asiago Wedge) and three cold meats (such as Olli Salami Calabrese), this hamper also comes with crackers and green olives with lemon and oregano.
If their interest lies in the wine rather than the food of Italy, this unusual print will make an interesting Italian gift. The attractive print shows the various wine regions of the country marked out in several beautiful shades, and can be bought framed, or unframed so you can choose your own.
Limoncello is a must-have part of any Italian meal, and with this kit they can make their own. With all the required tools, bottles, and Natural Mānuka honey flavor supplied in the kit, all they will need to add is vodka, sugar, lemons, for a light and fruity taste of summer sunshine.
They can channel their inner ‘Don Corleone’ at meal times with The Godfather cookbook. Inspired by the family from the incredible movie trilogy, this cookbook features recipes for pasta, meatballs, breads, and desserts, accompanied by stunning full color photographs. The perfect gift for a movie buff, it even includes quotes throughout.
Make light work of homemade pasta sauces with this rustic sauce press. Tomatoes don’t even need to be skinned, as the hopper will catch and retain any skins or seeds in the top, while the smooth and silky tomato sauce is captured in the mason jar underneath.
Oftentimes it’s the simplest of meals which are the tastiest, so send someone back to basics with this Gusta Gourmet Gift Basket. With two types of pasta and two jars of delicious tomato sauce with basil, the set also comes with a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
Homemade pasta is the best, but it can be a tricky thing to master. This kit will give them the means to create delicious mushroom ravioli from the comfort of their own kitchen. Supplied with flour, porcini mushrooms, and a ravioli cutter, they will just need a few basic extras to complete the kit.
One of the great pleasures of a Mediterranean meal is the crusty bread that invariably goes with it. And where there’s bread, there’s olive oil. Complete someone’s tableware set with either of these sweet dipping bowls, one of which features a real sprig of rosemary for a delightful finishing touch.
Give them a new skill to learn with the ‘Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking’ recipe book. Taking readers back to basics, this comprehensive roadmap to perfect Italian dishes is ideal for beginners as they work their way through the combination of Marcella Hazan’s two most beloved books in one volume.
This is like no other timer you’ve ever seen, and it’s so much fun! Ideal for cooking pasta, this Mafia Man comes with an integrated timer that will sing as the pasta reaches various stages of ‘doneness’ – from ‘That’s Amore’ at three minutes, to ‘Prisoner’s Choir’ at eleven.
Whether your grandmother is Italian or not, this sweet sign will make a fun gift for her to hang in the home. Made from hardboard and with an effective distressed, vintage feel, this sign is decorated with a beautiful sunflower, and ‘Welcome to Nonna’s Place’ in delightful earthy colors.
Boost a foodie’s store cupboard with a box of delicious ingredients that have the makings of an outstanding meal. Packed with small batch products, this box contains durum wheat semolina, Artichokes, grilled borettane onions, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, peppers, and goji berries and buckwheat dark chocolate.
Wine lovers will enjoy their drinks even more when they have the Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer. Designed to fit into the neck of a bottle, this aerator infuses both red and white wine with the right amount of oxygen as it pours, giving the perfect glass every time.
Coffee isn’t complete without a biscotti or two to go with it, so make sure they have a stash with this Biscotti Baking Kit. All they’ll need to add is butter, eggs, and an orange, and they’ll have the means to create a batch of crispy chocolate orange pistachio deliciousness.
Whether they’re from Italian heritage or just love everything about the county, this Christmas ornament will make a great Italian gift. Measuring less than 5” tall, this traditional Santa will look stunning on any tree thanks to its delightful hand-painted detailing.
Risotto is a traditional dish that’s perfect for any dinner party, but not many people have the means to make truffle risotto. Show-stopping and with a taste that’s out of this world, it can be achieved thanks to this kit, which includes truffle sea salt and Arborio rice, complete with truffle slices.
Beautifully evocative of the Mediterranean, this set of six bowls will make a perfect gift. Made from porcelain and glazed with beautiful colors and patterns both inside and out, these bowls are ideal for pasta or rice, soup, salad, or even cereal for a vacationey-feel to start each day.