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25 of the Best Gift Ideas for Your Italophile Friend, Kid, or Baby for 2019

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

Gifts for someone who loves Italy


The definition of Italophile is “friendly to or favoring what is Italian." I think most people would fall under this category, don't you? The food, the language, and the Italian style are all admired worldwide. I've put together a list of Italian inspired gifts that I love for the Italophile that you know. Find gifts below for her, him, kids, and baby that anyone who loves Italy would love to receive.


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Italian Inspired Gifts for Her

  1. Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes // This cookbook by acclaimed author and one of my favorites to follow on Instagram, @katieparla, contains 85 authentic recipes and 100 stunning photographs that capture the cultural and cooking traditions of the Italian South.

  2. Amore Shirt // Incredibly soft, a relaxed fitting t-shirt made to order by StarkAmbition comes in multiple colors.

  3. Positano Italy Pastel Pink Prints Set of 6 // Pretty pastel photos of Positano, Italy.

  4. Sicily Necklace // Sicilia map handmade pendant necklace.

  5. Limoncello Candle // Who wouldn’t love her home filled with the clean lemon scent of Southern Italy.

  6. Aperol // A classic Italian bitter aperitif used to make THE drink of Summer 2019, an Aperol Spritz. Put in a basket with a bottle of prosecco, soda water, and fresh oranges for the perfect gift.

  7. Grazie Mille Letterpress Thank You Cards // Lovingly letterpressed thank you cards printed on one of Penelopes Press's vintage presses.


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Italian Inspired Gifts for Him


  1. “The Nonno” Shirt // A fun play off of “The Godfather” this 100% cotton lightweight shirt with a modern fashion fit is a perfect gift for Nonno (Grandpa in Italian)

  2. Bialetti Moka // This stovetop coffee maker by Bialetti is what the Italian use every morning to make their espresso. Give the gift with illy Espresso. This is the only coffee machine in our home.

  3. Cucina Tipica // @andrewcotto’s most recent book will entertain anyone who has an affection for wine and the city of Florence. The book is the story of Jacoby Pines, "a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on Holiday and decides he never wants to leave. What follows is a wine-soaked, food-filled, travel-laden adventure about one man's quest for an antiquated existence in a modern world."

  4. Florence, Italy City Map // Made of Canvas, ready to hang with a wood backing.

  5. Carnivore Club Gift Box // 5 Italian meat samplers are included in this premium gift box.

  6. Tombola Bingo Board Game // A game often traditionally played by Italian Families during Christmas time. This bingo-style game is a centuries-old Italian game of chance played with large groups of friends or family. Christmas isn’t complete in our family without it.


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Italian Inspired Gifts for Kids

  1. Madeline and the Cats of Rome // The classic Character Madeline visits Rome, Italy, and finds an unexpected adventure involving a thief, a chase, and many, many cats! You will recognize many iconic Roman locations in the beautiful watercolor illustrations. This book was given to our daughter for a Christmas gift and remains a treasured book in our home.

  2. "Powered by Pasta" Organic Cotton T-Shirt // With size ranges fitting approximately age 3 to 12, this popular design pays homage to what keeps kids full of energy. Visit Shabby Sheep Design for more designs for the whole family.

  3. Colosseum Print // Most kids' favorite part of Rome is the incredible Colosseum. Gift them this unique abstract print of a much-loved icon because kids deserve to be exposed to style and beauty too. Check out Fox & Velvet’s other Mid Century Modern Italian Illustrations in their shop.

  4. Italy-Opoly // An Italian take off the board game Monopoly with sculpted playing tokens of Italy Icons.

  5. Let’s Cook Italian, A Family Cookbook // This cookbook not only immerses your family in the culinary culture of Italy but also immerses your family in the language of Italian. This Illustrated bilingual cookbook collects over 30 classic Italian dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara and Tiramisu (my personal favorite dessert). A perfect gift for a kid who loves to cook or is learning Italian.

  6. The Cultured Kid // The #1 language learning program for kids. Kids learn Italian (other languages available) through fun videos, play-based lesson plans, and phonetic Italian flashcards.


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Italian Inspired Gifts for Baby


  1. Ciao Onesie // Adorable 100% cotton bodysuit that is soft and comfortable. Sizes available for newborns through 12 months.

  2. Italian Leather Baby Moccasins // Handmade with Italian Leather, these baby moccasins are as durable and breathable as they are cute!

  3. Italian Leather Baby Booties // Handmade with Italian Leather, these baby moccasins are as durable and breathable as they are cute!

  4. Bambino Onesie // Soft, comfortable bodysuit for a little bambino. Sizes available for newborns through 12 months.

  5. Italy Illustrated Map // A beautiful map of Italy featuring watercolor drawings of famous landmarks and regional plants, animals, and food. A great last-minute gift as it is an instant download for you to print. Babies deserve to be surrounded by beautiful art too!

  6. First Words – Italian // This Lonely Planet Kids board book is perfect for introducing babies and toddlers to the Italian language. 12 words are accompanied by an illustration and pronunciation guide that makes the vocabulary easy to learn.


I hope I've inspired you with my Italian inspired gift list for this holiday shopping season! If you have a good Italian inspired gift idea for an Italophile drop me a message on Instagram @mypiccoloitaliano!



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