Bring some Italy home with these curated gift ideas!
Whether you’re planning a trip to Italy or just daydreaming about la dolce vita, these picks are sure to make every day feel a little more Italian. With special gifts from coffee table books to travel essentials, you’ll be jet-setting in no time.
Close your eyes, open this jar, and inhale deeply, and you’ll believe you’re walking through the Tuscan countryside. This seasoning blend from Dario Cecchini combines crunchy sea salt with sun-dried herbs like sage, lavender, and rosemary that grow in wild abundance on those rolling hills.
Packed with gorgeous photos of the towering cliffs, clear blue waters, and effortlessly glamorous culture of the island off the Amalfi coast, this book is the next best thing to being there.
No matter where you’re celebrating, it’ll be an Italian Christmas with this panettone. Studded with raisins, candied orange, and fragrant Madagascar vanilla beans, this rich, sweet bread is a traditional indulgence for the season—and this version from Olivieri 1882 is the best of the best.
Add a whimsical touch to aperitivo hour with these hand-embroidered linen cocktail napkins. Aperol lovers will adore the cute details like the Aperol bottle and tiny orange slice accents, and they’re customizable, too!
A delicious gift and beautiful keepsake are one and the same with these exclusive ceramic bottle of extra virgin olive oil from Frantoio Gargiulo hand painted with the iconic faraglioni off the coast of Capri or the colorful houses of Positano!
Imagine waking up in a Piedmont villa, surrounded by the chestnut and oak forests where precious truffles thrive, and stumbling down to a casual breakfast set out by your Italian host. That’s the inspiration for this kit, which contains luscious jams, honey, and chocolate-hazelnut spread for dipping with crunchy breadsticks, plus a few sweets for good measure. All you need to add is the cappuccino.
Get your travel kit in shape with these modular, magnetic containers that are just the right size for holding a vacation’s worth of vitamins, shampoo, serums, and anything else you might need. They’re BPA-free and completely waterproof, so you never have to worry about an in-flight leak.
A favorite in Campania, Setaro’s paccheri is a pasta with a colorful past. Its name comes from the Neapolitan word for "slap," for the noise that happens when the cooked pasta is mixed with sauce, but that’s only the second most interesting thing about it: This may be the only pasta ever to have been involved in an international smuggling conspiracy!
If you’re going to be on your feet all day—whether you’re sightseeing at the Colosseum in Rome or just running errands—nothing beats these comfy, retro-inspired sneakers. Giada swears by these suede-and-nylon kicks with a cushy foam sole and rugged details.
Is everyone you know in Europe? Same. Squash your envy with this grown-up coloring book that’s more like a series of travel sketches in black and white. Get out your watercolors or pencils and feel like you’re right there too.
Even those who travel to Modena can’t always get the chance to dine at Massimo Bottura’s best-in-the-world restaurant Osteria Francescana. Luckily, his genius with flavor is available any time in these oils, made with a specially developed technique to extract the essential oils of quintessential Italian herbs and spices.
If you’re ready to upgrade from your phone’s vacation photos, our resident travel photographer Lizzy swears by this little camera, which fits in your pocket but creates such high-quality images, you could even print them as posters.
Take the ultimate fantasy road trip with this twist on the classic board game, where every stop is another picturesque destination and the play money is adorned with famous Italians like Leonardo Da Vinci.
Don’t call it a fanny pack anymore—these little bags are back, and the trendsetters know they’re now called belt bags. Whatever you call it, this streamlined version in chic neutrals is water-resistant to protect your passport and other essentials on the road.
What sweeter way to see the sights than with this box of irresistible cookies, each in a keepsake tin adorned with scenes from an Italian city. Whether you’re enjoying soft lemon amaretti in Amalfi or cantucci in Milan, every bite will be a delight.
Bring a slice of Tuscany home with this exquisite porcelain tray adorned with the signature yellow stripes and emblem of Il Pellicano. The hotel off the coast of Porto Ercole has been a hidden retreat for the ultra-stylish since the 1960s.