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