Italy is famous for its culture, history, food and wine and, as such, has an abundance of Italian birthday gift ideas for everyone – gifts for her, gifts for him, gifts for kids! We’ve picked our top ten Italian gifts to help you find the perfect birthday present for friends and family. And make sure you wish them Buon Compleanno which means Happy Birthday in Italian for an extra touch of authenticity.
Italian birthday gifts for her
There are so many fabulous Italian gifts on offer for female friends and family of all ages, but one of our favourites must be a sweet treats gift box. Who could resist a beautifully boxed selection of Italian biscotti, chocolates, traditional Italian cake and twice-baked cantuccini biscuits, made to be dipped into coffee or digestivi? Go for quality over quantity – Italian gifts are packaged beautifully and Barrati tins of jellies are treasures to keep forever. And, if they’re a fan of the fizz, look no further than Prosecco, one of Italy’s biggest and more popular exports! Or for a twist, try this sparkling Acquesi Moscato d’Asti – the beautiful bottle makes it the perfect gift.
Italian birthday gifts for him
Are men difficult to buy for? No! And a great quality Italian red wine from an artisan Italian wine producer is a sure-fire winning birthday gift for him. Italy is one of the world’s largest wine producers due to its climate and soil producing a bounty of plump flavour-packed grapes. There is so much choice, it’s worth finding out whether they like a full-bodied or lighter variety. Full bodied? Gift a La Chiamata Montepulciano D'abruzzo, packed with spiced plum and raspberry flavours. Medium bodied? Choose Il Poeta Barolo with cherry and floral notes or maybe Collezione Di Paolo Chianti 2021 made with Sangiovese grapes.
Italian birthday gifts for food lovers
Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It’s universally loved with fabulous ingredients and products that make the perfect gift. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, hand rolled pasta, Pesto, grissini breadsticks and antipasti are just some of the traditional savoury delicacies that make perfect gifts for food lovers. Create your own Italian food hamper for a really personal gift and pop in a message with Buon Compleanno. If your food loving friends are more cheffy, a pasta maker is a great gift too, as well as cookery lessons.
Lovers of birthday gifts from Italy
Some people can’t get enough of Italy, and we get it! From the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast to historic Rome and the rolling Tuscan hills, there is something for everyone to love in Italy. So bring a little of that Mediterranean magic into their home with an Italian gift. Nothing says Italy like Limoncello, the sweet, zesty, syrupy digestivo famously produced in the Amalfi region where lemons are bountiful and beautiful. Simply serve it straight from the freezer. And if they really love it, there are Limoncello truffles and pralines form Barrati, Limoncello Panettone Loaf Cake and beautiful Sol Art Limoncello cups to create a beautiful Italian themed gift.
Italian birthday gifts for kids
We know how much kids love pasta but not really for their birthday present! But they might just like a pizza making kit with board and wheel cutter or Italian cookbook for kids if they love helping out in the kitchen. If not, these Lunardi chocolate biscotti are likely to make them smile. Packed with huge chocolate chunks, it’s good job there’s a 1kg bag for them to share with their friends.
So if you’re looking for an Italian birthday gift, there really is something for everyone, here’s a little checklist for you.