Italian Gifts for Women

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Whether it’s for the holidays or other special occasion, choosing gifts for an Italian woman, or a woman who loves all things Italian isn’t always easy.

There are many different types of gifts you choose from but finding Italian gifts for her doesn’t have to be as overwhelming or confusing as you might think.

Italian Gift Ideas for Women

italian gifts for women

Yes, us women can be picky when it comes to receiving gifts, so as an Italian woman myself, I’ll help you along the way.

Whether for your mother, girlfriend, wife, or just a friend, here are some ideas that might help out.

Italian Gifts for Her

As I stated above, a woman doesn’t have be full-blooded Italian to consider herself Italian. My mother had no Italian blood in her, but wed into an Italian family that was first generation.

The Italian parents barely spoke English if any at all.

But they welcomed her in as their own and she was one of the family the first day they met her, and she considers herself Italian to this day.

Whether the woman you’re picking a gift for loves all things Italian or IS all things Italian, I’ve compiled a list of creative and unique Italian gift ideas where each one is Italian-inspired!  

Most gifts can be broken down into the following categories for women:

  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Apparel
  • Italian Books
  • Cookware
  • Chocolate

Italian Gifts for Her – Jewelry

A classic Italian design for jewelry is Italian Byzantine. It’s tightly woven and create a beautiful mesh appearance.

Italian Byzantine Jewelry

Prices range from as low as $25 in the Miabella collection which is made in Italy or as high as $199 for the Ross Simon brand as shown below.

italian gifts for her - italian bracelet

Italian women love Italian jewelry!  From earrings to necklaces, there are lots of options you can choose. 

Italian jewelry somehow always gives a sense of elegance and style even to the likes of Sophia Loren.  Make her feel special and appreciated with a special gift that says Italian!

Spendid Italian Music Boxes

italian jewlery box silver

I decided to add Jewerly box as a separate item because there are beautiful custom designed boxes made in Italy that you can order through Amazon’s resellers such as Splendid Music Box company.   

Granted, Splendid is not a low-cost item, but range above $200. The quality however is beautiful and unique.

Some of the boxes are actually shaped like an egg – shown below.

Some are also musical boxes and some with lock and key. 

These aren’t your every day gifts, they are beautifully made, well crafted and will last a lifetime. 

Italian Gifts for Women That Enjoy Reading and Writing

Journals can be thoughtful, but when it’s a journal that is handcrafted and made in Italy, it becomes even more thoughtful and meaningful.

There are many different styles and colors you can choose from. These are 5″ x 8.3″ which make it easy to carry for travels or simply to keep as a diary or sketching.

Handmade Journals from Italy

italian gifts for women who write

For the lady who enjoys writing, or keeping a journal for her thoughts, an Italian journal can be what inspires her to relax and think of the finer things in life, like dreaming of the Italian countryside, the Italian foods, or writing her own travelling experiences.

You can see the full collection on Amazon and the very positive ratings people have given these journals.

Italian Books and Novels for Her

Italian novels

Why settle for just any novel?   Give her a book that takes her through the hills and winding roads of Italy through the eyes of those who have written about it.  

Here are some books that range from fiction to non-fictu

book gifts for italian women - Bella Figura

Bella Figura: How to Live, Love, and Eat the Italian Way  

There are also some interesting historically based or influenced books about influential women in Italy’s history.  I’ve listed a few below.

The deadly sisterhood Italian renaissance book

Deadly Sisterhood (historical book): A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance  

women of sicily book

Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens & Rebels. This book chronicles women and their inspiring stories of courage and conviction. Most of these women lived before 1500.

Learn Italian Through Fun Short Stories!

italian short stories

Help her learn Italian with fun short stories instead of relying just on textbooks!  These are affordable lessons perfect for the beginner and include over 20 stories.  

Kitchen Items as Italian Gifts for Women

Here are some more Italian inspired gift ideas for women that they might enjoy while in the kitchen. From aprons to cookware, they’ll love it.

Italian Cookbooks and Preserving Italy

preserving italy

Italian cookbooks will never go out of style!  There are plenty you can choose from, but this book focuses on preserving foods by canning, curing, and other methods!  

Italian Aprons and Shopping Totes

italian aprons for women

Here’s an apron for the Nonna in your life!

Nonna kitchen apron

Sure you can get the typical frilly aprons sold online, but why not make it extra special with an Italian-inspired apron that encourages and shows off her Italian pride while cooking? 

Reusable Shopping Tote

Shop in style with the Reusable Italian-themed shopping tote!

italian shopping tote gift for her

Italian Kitchen Wall Decor

Italian kitchen wall art

Spread some Italian love in the kitchen with wall art that says it all! 

italian gifts for women in the kitchen
italian gifts for cooks

There are lots of of other Italian gift ideas online, but the one above gets to the core of Italian culture stating, “The kitchen is the heart of the home”.  

Espresso Cup Set and Holders

espresso cups

There are so many espresso cup sets available, but the two I found online were Made in Italy!

Embrace La Grande Vita – this is a Store on Amazon that sells handmade Italian ceramics and other kitchenware products. Take a look, it’s impressive.

Thats Arte – This too is a store on Amazon that specializes in Italian pottery like the colorful espresso cup in the image above. Check them out.

italian gift for espresso cups

This colorful set of espresso cups is from an Amazon store called Sweese Store.

They are not made in Italy but are classic Italian in style and color. This particular set also has over 4000 positive reviews and at the time of this writing, less than $25!

Coffee Mugs with Italian Designs: 

italian gift for nonna

Everyone love Nonna!  All you have to say is the word and a smile is on your face!

You can check out these mugs here, there are various styles that will help her start every day off right… with a smile!

Italian Perfume

Italian Catherine de Medici Italian perfume for women

Wonderful and elegant perfume is always a lovely gift idea for women.  She’ll be sure to appreciate Italian perfume (profumi d’Italia).   

This line of Catherine de Medici’s perfume is handmade in Florence, Italy. 

Italian Handbags and Purses

Italian backpack and purse

Shown above:
Floto Napoli Italian leather

100% Genuine leather – made in Italy by brand Generic

BARONCELLI Italian Leather Purse – comes in many colors besides white.

Italians are known for style and fashion, so fashionable handbags and purses that are Made in Italy is a great gift for any Italian woman who cares about quality products and high fashion design!   

Food Gifts for Italian Women

Women who are Italian or love all things Italian will 100% love pasta and biscotti!

Biscotti however makes a better impression. 🙂

Biscotti for her coffee

Biscotti Cookie Gift Box

You can’t ever go wrong giving a biscotti gift box to any woman who loves her espresso, mocha, latte, or straight coffee! 

These beautifully boxed biscotti cookies are always impressive and presents well. 

Awesome Italian Themed Tee Shirts

Italian tee shirts for women

What greater way to show off Italian pride than by wearing it loud and bold with Italian tee shirts!  There are a number of funny and humorous sayings that will be sure to get a good laugh!   

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