5 Italian-Flavored Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

Love … romance … sensuality … Italy has it all. This year, let your inner Italian show through with a one-of-a-kind gift that’s flavored with the fragrance of the Bel Paese.

Here are five creative Italian-themed gift ideas for less than $50 each. And if any of you see my husband, send him the link. Sometimes even the best Italians need a little nudge.

Bella Cucina Canvas – $24.95

Bella Cucina

For practical Italophiles who like to cook up a little more than love and romance in their steamy kitchens, this personalized Bella Cucina canvas just might be the missing ingredient.

Gondolomio Italian Singing Dog – $29.99

gondolomio singing dog

Nothing says ti amo like the Gondolomio singing dog. He guides a gondola, he moves, he shakes, he sings … Remind your Valentine of those romantic Venetian nights with a gift that is guaranteed to set the mood and leave you smiling long after your Valentine’s celebration has ended.

Murano Glass-Beaded Necklace – $34.99

Murano Glass Necklace

Nothing is more Italian than Murano glass, handmade in one of Italy’s most romantic cities. This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart a piece of Italy she can hold close to her heart all year long.

Banfi Col di Sasso Toscana Gift Basket – $46.99

italian themed gift basket

There is no need to go out this Valentine’s Day when you can have a taste of Tuscany delivered to your doorstep. Uncork the wine and let the night unfold as you and your Valentine enjoy Italian pasta, cheese and chocolates from Europe’s most romantic country.

Pelletterie Fiorentine Small Leather Jewely Box – $49.50

Italian Leather Box

These three little words are sure to melt the heart of your Valentine – Made in Italy. Slip a handwritten note scripted in the language of love inside the box … diamonds and other gems, optional.

I kept all of these gift ideas $50 and less because, although my husband and I do celebrate Valentine’s Day, we like to keep things simple. What about you? Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? And if so, how?

9 Responses
  1. We used to celebrate…not that fussed really…I like it when he buys me something when he has been travelling…also it is our anniversary on 27th Feb…our day 🙂
    Awe, that is nice. Happy early anniversary!!
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  2. I’ll take the gift basket or the jewelry box! We are headed to a wonderful Italian place -about 1 hour away. I’ll drive to the ends of the earth for good, authentic Italian food 🙂
    No need to drive, amica. Hope on a plane and come on over!!
    My Melange’s last blog post..Montreal : Le Jardin Botanique

  3. joanne at frutto della passione

    Over the years we have tried them all, weekend away, dinner out, dinner in, just the two of us, with friends, without offspring, with offspring. Heck we’ve even had some apart (he went skiing with his buddies – just to keep the record straight) but I think my favourites are the quite evenings together, just enjoying what we’ve created together. And the presents, I love getting presents 😉
    I’m with you, Joanne! I think we are going to stay in this year and cook a nice, romantic dinner together. We both love to cook and sometimes when you go out, I don’t know … it feels “cheaper” for some reason.

  4. We keep things simple too. We usually stay in, make a nice dinner and thats about it. maybe exchange small gifts or cards = flowers optional, chocolate required. ha I’m not a big fan of going out on Valentine’s, all the menus are set (read expensive) and every place is crowded!
    That is why I don’t like going out, either. It is more romantic at home … or, well it can be! ha ha
    stacy’s last blog post..2009!

  5. Ms. Violetta

    Out of all of them: I like the basket. Now, If only I could find someone to buy it for me. Hell, I’ll just buy it for myself!!! Happy V-Day.
    I’m a big fan of buying gifts for yourself … enjoy!

  6. We keep things very simple – cards, sometimes some chocolates – this year I found something he would really like (red velvet cake bites in chocolate truffles), but those truffles are going to arrive like a week early, so instead of letting them get dry, he’s just getting the gift early 🙂

    As for the day itself we *always* stay in and usually do a simple dinner of bread and cheese and salads – that way dinner is easy and we can just relax.
    Those red velvet cake bites sound sinful and very sexy!! Enjoy them and your night in!
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  7. Moises Brelje

    Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials, but gemstones, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used. Depending on the culture and times jewellery may be appreciated as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings.,^^..



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