Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

This season, treat your loved ones – and yourself! – to the gift of good food. From holiday gift baskets overflowing with the best regional Italian ingredients to traditional Milanese panettone, our gifts are rich and sweet, timelessly delicious, and always a hit at any party.

In Italy, we have always considered good food to be the best gift, dating back to our grandparents' days of hardship when it was much less abundant, and sharing it showed love. Thanks to our nonni, that tradition has held strong among Italians today. This year, show you care by giving the gift of food to the ones you love (and that includes yourself!).

Check out our holiday gift guide with 12 gift ideas for everyone on your list – then visit our holiday markets or shop holiday gifts online to find even more!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Find the right Italian treat for all of your hosting and gifting needs this holiday season with 12 of our favorite gifts.

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1. GIFT BOXES

Skip the socks this year – why not treat them to something they haven't had before? Overflowing with quality ingredients from Italy, each of our holiday gift boxes is hand-packed with a unique, curated theme, from regions to recipes. From a tasting tour of olive oil to tartufi and beyond, you can shop our curated selection or even build your own to make completely customized gift baskets with your favorite ingredients.

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2. PANETTONE

Wrapped in festive paper, this sweet and fluffy holiday dessert is a traditional, crowd-pleasing favorite. Hailing from Milano, each slice offers a taste of the high-quality flour, eggs, and dried fruit, which symbolize luck and prosperity. Discover the legend of Italy's traditional Christmas cake, then bring one home to enjoy for breakfast or dessert (or really any time of day). Not sure which to choose? Check out our panettone guide.

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3. EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

In Italy, it’s not uncommon to gift your loved ones a fine bottle of extra virgin olive oil. This year, take a page from our book and surprise someone with a hand-picked (literally) bottle of olio d'oliva, made from cold-pressed, 100% Italian olives. Explore our full selection to find the perfect bottle for your lucky recipient – from fruity to herbaceous to spicy, each bottle boasts a unique flavor profile.

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4. PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DOP

Made according to old-world Italian tradition and with just three ingredients, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP is nothing but the real deal. With each bite, savor the rich flavors and granular texture that only gets better with age. Consider a hunk as a prized addition to any antipasto board, or a special gift to keep the festive flavor coming for months to come.

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5. ITALIAN SALUMI

Don't be afraid to gift like an Italian: the gift of a whole salume is a creative (and delicious) way to show you care! This season, find brand new, extra special picks from our salumi and formaggi experts. Try Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP Aged 36 Months from DOK Dall'Ava, which can only be produced from pigs raised in one of the 10 regions of the central-north of Italy then processed and aged in San Daniele, a small area in Friuli Venezia Giulia.  Or get a taste of Culatta from Tanara, one of our top producers of Prosciutto di Parma DOP. Rather than curing the entire leg, the most premium and tender muscle – the same part of pork leg as that of Culatello di Zibello DOP – is left to age in its rind for a minimum of 12 months for a sweet and buttery taste. Do as the Italians do, and give a whole one as a truly precious gift.

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6. WINE

Need we say more? Delivered to you from centuries of tradition, a bottle of fine Italian wine will make every get-together a party and every festa unforgettable. Go for something extra festive like Italian bollicine, from the fruit-forward prosecco of Veneto to the elegant Ferrari Trentodoc. Plus, you could even gift a wine club membership to keep your lucky recipient learning (and sipping) month to month. Explore our wine shops or shop wine online to find the perfect bottle (or two)!

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7. CAVIAR

Rich and buttery, our caviar is sourced from Calvisius, a farm in Lombardia that produces 25 tons of eggs per year from endangered sturgeons using sustainable methods that save the fish – and deepen the flavor. Luxurious and sustainable? Eggstraordinary, indeed.

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8. TRUFFLES

Still hunting for the perfect gift? Hunted for only a few months out of the year in the woodlands of Piemonte, white truffles offer deep aromas and an unforgettable, delicate taste. The best part of all? The hunt is over, so all you need to do is add a dash of decadence to your holiday table with our fresh truffle selection.

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9. CHOCOLATE

Ready to celebrate? Having a bad day? Just want a pick-me-up? Rich, complex, and deeply flavorful, artisanal chocolate made from premium cacao beans is perfect for any mood and every occasion. Treat your loved ones to a classic Italian flavor like gianduja, made with creamy Piemontese hazelnuts and rich chocolate.

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10. SOMETHING FOR THE HOME

Let us take gifting off your plate, will you? This season, you can bring home a wide selection of Italian housewares and inspired home fragrances, whether it's a festive plate for your holiday biscotti or a room scent inspired by Sicilian citrus groves. Give the gift of Italian design to someone you love, or adorn your own home for a touch of Italian holiday spirit.

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11. ARTISANAL PASTRY

"I regret eating that artisanally made tiramisù," said no Italian ever. Whether tiramisù or a fruit tart or even bite-sized pasticcini, an artisanal Italian pastry is sure to be a hit on your holiday table. Explore the pastry counter and your local Eataly, or order on Instacart or Mercato to get your favorite sweet treats delivered to your door.

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12. LEARN LIKE AN ITALIAN

When in doubt, give them a quick trip to Italy – no passport or airport lines required. This season, our chefs are bringing the Eataly experience to you with in-person cooking classes, wine and cheese tastings, and more so you can cook and taste alongside our chefs. Check out the class schedule at your local Eataly!

Explore our entire marketplace for these gifts and more! Find your local store, or shop onlineBuone Feste!

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