3 Italian Fashion Items:
I love simple and elegant bracelets like this one! It's a perfect gift for really anyone who enjoys elegant jewelry. Stylish bracelet with a sense of luxury for the modern woman who values beautiful Italian craftsmanship:
This hearkens back to the days when the lira was the Italian currency just before we switched into the euro. It's a great bit of memorabilia in the form of a really lovely necklace with both gold and silver, which you don't always find. Miabella 18K Gold Over Sterling Silver Italian Genuine 500-Lira Reversible Flip Coin Pendant Necklace for Women, Chain 925 Medallion Necklace Made in Italy:
A classic Italian leather wallet always makes for a great gift! Men's Italian Leather Trifold Wallet With ID Window, Card Holders, Currency Gusset, Receipt Pockets - Eco-Friendly Vegetable-Tanned Full Grain Wallet Leather Made in Italy:
3 Fun Italian gifts!
I found these fantastic shopping bags a few years ago and I bought 20 of them! I've been using them myself and giving them as gifts because they have a fun Italian theme and they are incredibly sturdy and quite large as well. These reusable bags comes with a zipped pouch for easy storage and an inner pocket for carrying your keys, wallet, and phone.
Holds up to 44 pounds individually, a great replacement for plastic bags. Water resistant. Dimensions: Bag: 20 x 16.5 inches, zipped pouch: 4.5 x 4.5 inches.
Rome Christmas ornament - When I travel I try to pick up Christmas ornaments from places I visit, and I really love this one. It's a great scene of Rome, featuring the Tiber river, one of Rome's ancient bridges, and a few of the city's incredible cupole:
2023 Calendar: 365 Days in Italy is the next best thing to hopping on a plane and experiencing the Italy firsthand. Each month is a tour-in-photographs of a fabulous region or city:
4 Items for the Holiday Table:
I'm always looking for new ways to serve seasonal holiday dishes, and since pumpkin is a classic from Thanksgiving all through Christmas what could be better than this Staub ceramic pumpkin cocotte 16 ounces:
You'll think of Italy every time you serve soup or pasta in these four hand-painted Italian pasta bowls:
Whether you use paper or cloth napkins, a napkin ring can really dress up the look of your holiday table. I especially love these Gold Bee Napkin Rings:
Flowers are always lovely on your dinner table and handmade vases from world-famous Murano near Venice are a wonderful gift choice. You'll love these small Murano glass vases:
4 Italian Cooking Classes!
*Risotto "Milanese" | Risotto with Saffron
*Osso Buco | Veal Shank Stewed in Wine and Vegetables
*Bread Cake with Chocolate | Baked Sweet Bread with Chocolate
Think Carbonara, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe...yum!
You'll learn techniques that will open a new world of desserts. Choux pastry, custard, and the famous Tiramisù…a feast for anyone with a sweet tooth!
Or a Cooking Class Gift Card if you can't make up your mind!
3 Italian Holiday Sweet Treats!
Panettone is THE undisputed Italian holiday season dessert. Packaging is key and I love this delicious Italian Panettone in a beautiful orange package:
For the chocolate lover, go for this variation on the classic: Luscious Chocolate Panettone!:
Gianduiotto Classico - delicious holiday chocolates from Torino:
4 Delicious Condiments!
The glorious fresh white Alba truffle: sublime, fragrant, and delicious, authentic truffles are a must for any gastronome:
25 year old aged traditional balsamic vinegar from Modena:
...with Truffle Flakes - 3.5 Ounce - by Urbani Truffles & made in Italy with the finest sea salt. Perfect to boost flavor to any kind of food!
2 Unique main course ideas for your holiday meal!
If fine dining is your thing, then this Whole Bison Tenderloin Roast is your cut. Tender and rich, this premium roast will elevate any meal:
Or try this scrumptious Bacon-wrapped Venison Medallion:
2 great gifts for the passionate cook!
Nothing like a wonderful linen apron when you're in the kitchen cooking up a storm! And this one makes a great gift too. It comes in a few different colors, so pick your favorite:
An electric pizzelle maker is a fantastic way to make this classic desert treat from the Abruzzo region in Italy. Great for you to have in your kitchen and great for a gift:
2 of my favorite Cookbooks + 1 Special Weekly Newsletter Subscription!
Yotam Ottolenghi is one of my favorite cookbook authors and I love his dessert cookbook, Sweet:
The Spritz is one of Italy's most iconic Aperitivo cocktails and this Spritz cookbook is lots of fun and makes a great gift too:
Gift your friends who love Italy and have everything: a subscription to my Flavor of Italy Newsletter, they'll thank you later!
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The Roscioli Italian Wine Club!
I can't prepare a gift guide without including the best Italian wine club!
The Roscioli Italian Wine Club
In the holiday season I especially enjoy two of my favorite delicious northern Italian reds, ruché and amarone.
If you haven't yet joined the Roscioli Italian Wine Club or you'd like to gift it to someone special there's still time! One of the benefits of this wine club is access to over 500 boutique Italian wine producer videos so you can actually meet - virtually of course - ruché and amarone producers....and many others!
Happy Holidays Friends!
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