30 Thoughtful Italian Christmas Gift Ideas For 2023

It’s Christmas time and it’s the season for giving. In this post I’ll provide you with thoughtful and creative Italian Christmas gift ideas that will help you on our journey to find the perfect gift for those in your life.

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Italian Christmas Gifts

Italians are passionate people. I know because I’m one of them, and so is my husband.

So when Christmas starts coming around, it’s time to start thinking of some creative Italian Christmas gift ideas. Finding the right gift can be challenging. So I hope that this list that I’ve put together will help you find the perfect Italian Christmas present for your loved ones this season.

Ready to get inspired with your gift-giving?

Food Ideas

Italians love food so you can’t go wrong here. In fact, you can check out my entire list of ideas for Italian food gifts for Christmas that I compiled.

Torrone

Who doesn’t love fresh mozzarella or ricotta cheese? As long as the recipient isn’t on a dairy-free diet, food kits are very inexpensive. It’s a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves Italian cheese.

Italian Cheese Making Kits

Who doesn’t love fresh mozzarella or ricotta cheese? As long as the recipient isn’t on a dairy-free diet, food kits are very inexpensive. It’s a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves Italian cheese.

Biscotti Boxes

Grab your biscotti and some espresso – a match made in heaven!

Gift Baskets

There are lots of varieties out there. But make sure to check the dimensions and online reviews. Some look like their nice and impressive, but are actually much smaller than they appear. If you’re feeling creative, check out my post on how to make an Italian gift basket.

Italian Pastries and Cookies

A collection of various Italian pastries and cookies are always lovely to munch on. I can’t think of a single soul that wouldn’t appreciate this as a thoughtful gift.

Dried Fruit

Want something that’s a bit healthier than cookies? Try a tray of dried fruit. I used to order these for my bosses at work and they always appreciated them. They usually include dates, apricots, and other fruits. Some even include nuts like pistachios.

Olive Oil Gourmet Sets

Inspire the culinary chef within by choosing an olive oil gourmet set. These are sets of olive oils that are usually different flavors. You can also find them with different types of balsamic vinegars too.

Italian Christmas Cookies (pack of 4)

How about a 4-pack of different Italian Christmas cookies such as amaretto? These may not be pastries, but they who doesn’t love their Italian cookies with a cup of java?

Italian Meats

Consider a gift for those who love their salami and pepperoni. Here’s an gift that is perfect for Christmas for anyone who loves Italian meats!

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Italian Music

For the Italian-at-heart, you’ve got to consider some good ol’ fashioned Italian music classics. Whether it’s for the older generations or for the younger ones that want to experience more Italian culture, let’s find some music.

I can hear the accordions playing now.

So in regards to music as an Italian gift idea, you can still get some of the real Italian authentic artists from back in the day. 

Music

You can check out CDs or Vinyls you can get online at places like Amazon.
One of my favorites that I play for my Sicilian mother-in-law when I’m visiting is Claudio Villa.

Pasta Making Gifts

There’s nothing like real homemade pasta. This makes a great Christmas gift for anyone who who considers themselves a pasta lover!

Ravioli Maker Press

Load them up with your favorite fillings: lobster, sausage, mushroom, parmesan… Easily makes 12 fat, delicious raviolis

Bamboo Pasta Drying Rack

These are great. I have one very similar and I use it all the time.

Pasta Rolling Mat

Keeps pasta from sticking and is easy clean up.

Hand crank pasta maker

Whether you are looking for a manual Pasta Maker with hand a crank or an electric one, be sure it’s one that isn’t cheaply made. These can also range in price.
Italians take their pasta seriously so make sure it’s easy to use. Never expect them to replace their tried and true one they’ve used for decades unless it’s broken!

Electric Pasta makers

I’m a huge fan of the Philips Electric Pasta Maker. I have an older version which I talk about in my review here, and the pasta that comes out is great! They have different models at different price points so check them out.
I recommend taking a good look at these. Just keep in mind, you have less creativity as with a hand crank, but these are quick and easy to clean.

Italian Apparel

Crazy Socks of Italy

Women’s Men’s Fun Novelty Crazy Crew Socks Italian Rome Art Dress Socks, Black and White, One Size

I Don’t Need Recipe Apron

Funny apron that speaks to so many of us! Hillarious!

Made in Italy Apron

One size fits all! Our high-quality kitchen apron measures 31″ long by 29″ wide and is the perfect choice for you or your favorite chef. Made with heavy cotton.

The Grillfather

13.4 – 24 in. Whether it is men, women, fat or thin, the long tie-backs can ensure the aprons fit anyone.

Funny Tee Shirts

Here’s some additional Italian Christmas gift ideas that can work for nearly anyone in any family. Some of these sayings are just down-right hysterical.

More Tee Shirts

Here’s some additional Italian Christmas gift ideas that can work for nearly anyone in any family. Some of these sayings are just down-right hysterical.

Sport zip up

Here’s some additional Italian Christmas gift ideas that can work for nearly anyone in any family. Some of these sayings are just down-right hysterical.

Italian Christmas Gifts for Kitchenware

Bring a touch of Italy into the kitchen, the one place Italians love to be. Here are some more Italian Christmas gift ideas for you!

Italian Mugs

Isn’t this a classic Italian line? I heard this growing up and said it a few times myself!

Italian Dinneware

If you’re going to enjoy Italian food, you might as well serve it with some Italian plates and Italian pasta bowls! There are a lot of options out there. If you want to find some plates that are actually Made in Italy, make sure it specifically states that.

White Pasta Bowls

These are white pasta bowls that are perfect for salads, pasta or even soup. They aren’t Made in Italy, but they are great pasta bowls perfect for lots of Italian recipes. Over 10,000 ratings with 4.8 stars.

Sur La Table 16 pc Set

Inspired by the Umbrian region of Italy, our traditional Nova Deruta collection is handcrafted in a style that dates back to the Renaissance. The dinnerware set features hand-painted touches, showcases the bright palette of its namesake city and makes a vibrant addition to any table

Kitchen Clocks

An Italian clock adds a nice Italian feel to a kitchen. Above is just one design, but there are a ton you can choose from!

Made in Italy Coffee

Illy sells Italian made coffee. Lots of blends available.

Coffee and Espresso

Espresso cups are always fun to have on hand. Take a look online and see if any jump out as the perfect Christmas gift you’re looking for! Some are made in Italy, some are not. The one shown here is offered in black and white, are stackable and seem to have great ratings.

Wine Glasses Make a Nice Christmas Gift for Italians

Italians love their wine so why not some wine glasses made in Italy. The above set is exactly that. Buy a nice bottle of wine to go along with them and you’re all set for a great gift!

Italian Santa Ornament

“Italian Santa” hanging ornament from the Jim Shore Heartwood Creek collection.

I hope this list of Italian Christmas Gift Ideas was helpful and inspiring. I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas… Italian-style of course!

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30 Thoughtful Italian Christmas Gift Ideas For 2023

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