Holiday Gift Guide

This season, unwrap centuries worth of Italian holiday tradition! From 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!). Explore our marketplace of gifts throughout the holidays to find the best gifts for mom or dad, for your friends, and beyond.

Check out our holiday gift guide with 10 gift ideas for everyone on your list – then visit us to find even more!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Find the right Italian treat for all of your hosting and gifting needs this holiday season with 10 of our favourite gifts.

panettone

1. PANETTONE

Wrapped in festive paper, this sweet and fluffy holiday dessert is a traditional, crowd-pleasing favourite. 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 share! Not sure which to choose? Check out our panettone guide.

Eataly gift basket with olive oil

2. 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) ceramic bottle of olio d’oliva, made from cold-pressed, 100% Italian olives. What could be a more unique gift to bring to a holiday gathering?

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3. 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, savour the rich flavours 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 flavour coming for months to come.

whole culatello at Eataly

4. CULATELLO DI ZIBELLO DOP

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, so be sure to choose the “King of Salumi.” Culatello di Zibello is a prized Italian prosciutto produced entirely by hand in a small area near the Po River Valley. Boneless pork leg is seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic, then wrapped in twine, and slowly aged in a cold, humid cellar only during certain months of the year. Do as the Italians do, and give a whole one as a truly precious gift.

Calvisius Caviar

5. 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 flavour. Luxurious and sustainable? Eggstraordinary, indeed.

fresh truffles at Eataly

6. 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 selection.

italian holiday chocolate

7. CHOCOLATE

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

Italian beer on tap

8. BEER BREWED AT EATALY

Give the gift of a local favourite with an Italian flair, with a specialty beer from Birroteca by Indie Ale House to really make every get-together a party and every festa unforgettable! Go for something extra festive, like their Dolce, a tiramisù pastry stout with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. You’ll have everyone saying cin cin in no time!

holiday cake pastry

9. 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 at your next holiday gathering!

holiday dinner party

10. AN ITALIAN EXPERIENCE

When in doubt, give them a quick trip to Italy – no passport or airport lines required. Holidays are meant to be spent around the table, and the best part about high-quality food made with care is the opportunity to share it with someone you love. Treat your loved ones to a night out at one of our restaurants, leave the cooking to us, and enjoy some quality time over a delicious meal.

Explore our entire marketplace for these gifts and more! Buone Feste!