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As the festive season is fast approaching, it is time to begin thinking about what gifts you'll be getting your loved ones. And, of course, the next best thing to having Christmas in Italy is having an Italian style Christmas at home, complete with Italian presents under the tree.
So, rather than another pair of socks or a box of sweaters, why not give your loved ones something they'll truly cherish? In our opinion, there's no better gift to receive than a little taste of Italy!
Whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer, a single present, or some items to put together for your own gift basket, here's what to get all the Italian food lovers on your list this year.
"The month of December is the time most are spending with family and friends and sending the ones in different cities some special bites to let them know you are thinking about them. Regardless of the cultural food inspiration and traditions, celebrating with some specialty foods from near and afar will be a part of the celebration" - Vince Di Piazza, Founder of DITALIA
For the home cook in your life, look no further than this Italian Risotto Gift Box. Filled with everything you need to create the perfect mushroom and truffle risotto, it's enough to turn anyone's kitchen into a corner bistro.
While all Italian get-togethers are nothing short of extraordinary, the best gift to give a true entertainer is this Perfect Party set. This special set of 13 contains everything from traditional favorites like Volpi Pinot Grigio Salami and Aurrichio Provolone to exciting specialties like Nduja Spicy Spreadable Salami, sundried tomato rolls with pecorino cheese. Basically, it's the definition of the gift that keeps on giving.
This grandiose gift basket arrives meticulously prepared in a wire gift basket that has a generous assortment of Italian staples including Tuscan pasta and extra virgin olive oil, puttanesca sauce from Abruzzo, Cacio e Pepe Tarallini crackers from Puglia, Volpi Pepperoni, and marinated grilled olives from Marche.
Whether the snack lover is in your family or a co-worker at the office, the Snackiceddu "Snack" Gift Box puts all other snacks that came before it to shame. Inside this not-so-little red box, you'll find an assortment of salami, crispy bruschette, Sicilian olives, sun-dried tomatoes and amaretti cookie crumble bark- otherwise known to all Italians as "the snacking essentials".
To really have coffee the Italian way, you will want to give your coffee connoisseur the full Italian espresso experience. If you really want to do right by the caffeine-lover in your life, we highly recommend this rich, Italian Espresso Gift Set.
Filled with Antica Tosteria di Modena's bean blends to make a truly Italian artisanal espresso paired with Sartorelli's famed hazelnut biscotti thins, this gift set includes everything they might need to greet the day like a true Italian!
For the sweet person in your life, there's no better option than the Almond Glazed Panettone with Torrone Nougat. This special panettone pairs crunch honey-almond nougat from Cologna Veneta with a soft, traditional panettone. The pieces of torrone nougat melt while the panettone bakes, releasing honey and soft almond flavors. With Panettone being a signature staple of Italian Christmas, it's a gift so sweet and delicious even Babbo Natale (Italy's Santa Claus) will want to steal a bite.
One tip that can never steer you wrong is to give priority to quality over quantity- which is why, rather than stocking up at your local grocery store, we suggest this Casina Rossa Sea Salt Gift Pack!
Inside, your salt lover will find the award-winning Truffle & Salt, along with Fennel & Salt, Saffron & Salt, Fiori & Salt, Porcini & Salt, and Herb & Salt- all in an elegant, eye-catching package. As an introduction to the finest lines of artisan salts, this is both the perfect gift and the perfect addition to any pantry.
One of Italy's greatest gifts to the Christmas season besides the Neapolitan carol "Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle" is undoubtedly the food. And, while being home for the holidays may temporarily cure your college student's homesickness, it's tough to make up for missing home-cooked meals. Luckily, this Sunday Sugo Gift Box gets pretty close.
With one of our favorite cuts of pasta paired alongside a traditional Abruzzese Sugo and Frantoio D'Orazio Extra Virgin Olive Oil for finishing, this gift box is the perfect present for anyone longing for a little taste of home.
Last but not least, let's not forget about a gift for you! After all that generosity, you've earned the right to treat yourself, too. We offer an abundance of true Italian specialty items that can fulfill any kind of craving. Whether it's a small something for you or a gift basket to share with friends and family, DITALIA has everything you need for the upcoming holiday festivities!