Holiday Gift Guide {from Italy with Love}


Now that Thanksgiving is behind & we’re all stuffed, Christmas will be here before we know it. I thought it would be the perfect time to put together a few Gift Giving Guides, if you will. People are always asking me, what should I get for a foodie, a cooking enthusiast (whatever you like to call your food fanatical friends) What do you recommend?

Well… you asked for it so I think the first one will be, what else, based on some of my FAV Italian things. These are all items I own or are actually on my list this year *wink wink* Suddenly I’m hearing “These are a few of my favorite things…” in my head LOL & now I’m sure you are too!

I’m not a huge fan of schlepping through the stores, I do after all have 3 bimbi (that’s Italian for kiddos) and if I’m faced with the option of taking all of them shopping with me or going to the dentist. Let’s just say I’m off the dentist. So finding a deal online and having it shipped right to my door, well HELLO there’s no contest. Plus the delivery guy ain’t so bad…. just sayin’

And with it being CYBER MONDAY and all, it’s only fitting. So sit back, get your debit/credit cards out (or hello if you’re already the lucky recipient of a gift card even bettah) and click away!



So okay the last two are on my super duper dreamer list, but hey a girl can dream, no? But on a more serious note, if you’d like to gift me any of the above items feel free to email me & I’ll be happy to send over my mailing addy ; ) Just sayin! What?



  1. 1
    Debbie /

    Great gift advice!! You are naughty and nice at the same time! (Love your comment about the delivery guy LOL!)

  2. 2

    That is too cute, Love all the ideas. Especially the last two, 🙂


  3. 3

    Love the Italian gift ideas, Paula!! 🙂

  4. 4

    Fabulous gift advice. I want everything in there. 😀

    • 4.1

      Ciao Divina! Grazie! I do too LOL! Hoping for a few on the the list myself!

  5. 5

    We have the same tastes. Do you want my address? LOL

  6. 6

    Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing. We use this little staniless espresso maker in our camp trailer and loooove it : I got ours on ebay a few years ago.

    • 6.1

      Thanks Cathy! It was hard trying to keep the list manageable! I could have gone on forever LOL!

  7. 7

    MMM…don’t forget the Limoncello!

    • 7.1

      I told you I could go on forever LOL Yes, Limoncello is def a must have! I adore it!

  8. 8

    Great post. I just spent the last hour trying to find the nutella christmas decoration. I don’t think they are available in the US. Bummer my husband would’ve loved it.

    • 8.1

      Ciao Teresa! Oooh a tree decorated with Nutella ornaments would be fabulous!

  9. 9

    You are too funny! Great list. I’d be happy with any of those items!

    • 9.1

      Thanks Alta! I’m hoping to cross a few off that list. Ehem, the villa would be my first choice ; )

  10. 10

    Great list! LOVE it! I had better not start making a list – it could get out of control!

    • 10.1

      Ah, thanks Mardi! It was hard to keep this one under control, REALLY hard ; )

  11. 11

    Great list! I have the pasta maker, and I absolutely love it! Great gift idea.

    • 11.1

      Grazie Jen! I LOVE mine. Plus it’s red which I love only slightly less than if it were pink ; )


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