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The Ultimate Last-Minute Guide to Italian Christmas Gifts 2022

The best last-minute Christmas gifts for the Italian in your life are just a click away


It’s not too late to claim that the Christmas present you ordered for someone is still on the way (is it ever?). We quickly scoured the Internet to find the best Christmas gifts for that person in your life who loves everything Italian. From language classes and shaving cream to saint candles and coffee makers, there’s always a last-minute gift you can grab while there’s still time. 


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Don’t miss the opportunity to gift to your loved ones something special like Italian Classes, a consultation for Dual Citizenship, a delicious Wine Tasting, and more. 

Caffè Unimatic combines individually numbered coffee pots and hand-crafted coffee blends, using the finest beans and old Italian roasting techniques, to create a unique experience. Originally created in Brooklyn in 1962, today this woman-owned company carries on a generational family tradition. 

Over at Mario Rizzotti’s "Real Italian Gourmet Corner," America Domani has a partner to create an authentic Italian gourmet experience for the holidays. The result is the “America Domani: Taste of Italy Gourmet Box,” a care package full of authentic White Truffle EVOO, Ponti Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Spray Bottle, Giorgio's Natural Salame "Soppressata,” Fusilli Paone, Ponti Apple Condiment, Wildflower Honey with Chili Peppers, Wildflower Honey with Balsamic Vinegar and Walnuts, Apricot and Orange Jam, Italian Black Truffle, Limoncello Jelly, Spoleto Italian Tomato Sauce, and Pesto Genovese. This selection is a winner and a classic choice for a last-minute Christmas gift. 

Since time is of the essence, gifting a watch may be in order. These Italian-made watches feature unique emblems honoring the Coat of Arms of the Vatican City and the Coat of Arms of Pope Francis. KEFA are an elegant option even when the clock is running down during the holiday season. 

Our CEO, Al DiGuido, is a huge advocate for contributing to the community. So, donating a little something to a charity near and dear to the Italians in your life is a perfect last-minute Christmas gift. Why not give a few bucks to Al’s Angels?  They help provide support to children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases, natural disasters & severe financial hardship.

Need a Christmas Gift for the home chef in your life? This ravioli stamp package includes 2 Round & 1 Square & 1 Roller Wheel. A fun tool for Sunday dinner or date night, you can cut the perfect-sized ravioli in multiple shapes.

This collection of fine soaps by Nesti Dante pays homage to the Italian lifestyle. The six fragrances – Venezia, Capri, Sardegna, Portofino, Roma, Firenze – evoke the passion and energy found only in Italy. 

Understanding Italian food based on geography is a gift, and attaining such info requires a great starting point. In La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy, readers are schooled in the culinary styles found throughout the country like only a book put together by the members of the Italian Academy of Cuisine could. 

With at-home pizza making being all the rage, Bertello has emerged as a major player in the market for at-home pizza ovens with their “Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Black + Pizza Peel Combo.” Send one to that friend you forgot to buy something for and then invite yourself over to one of the most fun and collaborative dining experiences there is. 

What Italian living room is complete without a candle burning in honor of a saint? We love Ira Dewitt’s modern and sleek take on this old favorite. Each Saint candle purchased benefits Saint Jude’s Research Hospital’s goal of providing lifesaving care to children. 

It may not make it on the tree this Christmas, but sending an ornament as a last-minute Christmas gift is a funny way of saying you’re looking forward to next year already.  

For the Italian dude in your life, Proraso Shaving Cream is a timeless Italian classic. The eucalyptus oil and menthol infused leave you with a fresh feeling and distinctive shave.  It’s another product that will always work when you’re cutting it close.

Sandwich and antipasto-loving Italians will appreciate the precision of the Berkel Home Slicer. This professional-grade slicer creates perfect cuts of whatever meat and cheese you choose. It’s a machine built for serious snacking. 

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If the person you’re buying for eats big on Christmas or overdoes it on the holiday party circuit, you may want to send them a bottle of Brioschi – the old faithful Italian antacid – to have on hand. 

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