I can’t be the only one who plans things to buy when I go on a holiday. Are you going to Italy and looking for the best Italian souvenirs to bring back? I got you!
I mean you don’t know when you will be back there and so maybe you should plan for what you want to bring back. Also, how can I know how much money I need to bring? I was in Italy not long ago and I am here to tell you about souvenirs to bring home from Italy!
If you don’t know what to bring back to your loved ones or even what to bring for yourself, here is a list of the perfect gifts and souvenirs you can get from Italy.
Artistic stuff to buy in Italy.
A little bit of everything you can get in Italy that will make you commemorate the country every time you will look at it.
Ceramics, pottery, Porcelain
Often times you can see these little masterpieces made in front of you and it makes the perfect gift for your loved one. Murano glass coming from the Venetian Lagoon uses an amazing technic to produce the most amazing objects.
In the streets of Italy, you can find a lot of local artists selling beautiful handmade paintings that would look fabulous on your walls!
It’s not a secret that Italy is home to the most prestigious artists. And you can’t leave the country without getting an art piece carved from stone by an artisan.
Best Italian Souvenirs for foodies.
According to TasteAtlas, Italy has the best cuisine in the world in 2022. This means that Italy is heaven for any foodie out there and finding a gift for food lovers should be an easy task!
Italian Olive oil
Italian olive oil is considered very special because of its high quality, unique taste, and traditional production methods on top of strict production standards. It is a staple ingredient in many dishes all over the world so it makes it the perfect gift.
Balsamic vinegar is an art form in Italy, and it takes a lot of patience and commitment to produce. It’s nothing compared to the stuff in our supermarkets so bring it back and see your Bruchettas transform in flavor!
One of the most popular liquors you can get; perfect to make some sort of cocktail at your next party! It originates from the Amalfi Coast but you can get it at any store in the country.
Probably the easiest gift to bring back to give a bit of Italian flavor to your meals!
Italy is the home of pasta, no one makes it like them! You can bring back fresh pasta or but even the dried ones are heavenly. And you have so many options!
Coffee holds an enormous place in Italian culture. So you can’t leave the country without it! And even while traveling stop at as many pastry places as possible and enjoy the vibe!
Artisanal chocolate is always a good idea, which is often overlooked compared to chocolate in Switzerland for example, but nonetheless, it tastes absolutely delicious!
The perfect way to bring back a bit of Italy with you whenever you want to cook a traditional meal at home. You can have cookbooks with different specialties such as seafood or pasta or pizza.
Traditional Italian sweets
You can not leave Italy without panettone, a traditional Italian sweet. And if you are living on the edge and want to bring more stuff that might be taken away from you, bring back Tiramisu, Zeppole, and biscotti!
Best Italian Souvenirs for Fashionistas
Milan is one of the Big Four fashion capitals of the world so you know that you will find all kinds of gems.
They say perfume is the last touch of an outfit, so run and get yourself some Italian perfume. Brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Dvlgati, Prada, or Versace can be found there for less that in other parts of the world.
Italy is famous for its high-quality leather products, including bags, wallets, and belts. You can find leather products in markets and stores all over Italy. Florence, a city known for its magnificent leather, even has a school where you can see young artists produce leather goods and where you can purchase anything you need.
Silk scarves are a classic fashion accessory that can make you look more rich and classy. You will have endless options for beautiful patterns and designs and surely you will find something for any kind of taste.
Designer clothes and accessories
Italy is home to many of the world’s top fashion designers and in most cities, you will find stores of brands such as Fendi, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana to name a few. This will make for yourself the perfect gift to commemorate your trip or celebrate a recent win!
Do you know what you will get yet? If you have other ideas for souvenirs from Italy, drop them in the comments section!
Until next time!