Holiday Gift Ideas for the Italian American

Buon Natale! Still not sure what to get that Italy-loving member of your famiglia? Here are a few of our ideas- feel free to comment if you have others to add, as well!

169842a1) Looking for a gift to impress your Italian-American amici? Tickets to an Italian (or Italian-American) performance are a great way to gift a memorable experience. If there’s no concert in your area, pick up a CD!

WE-NOV_049-73d9a52b2) Shopping for an Italian wine lover? Seven Italian wines made Wine Enthusiast’s ‘Best Buys of 2014’ list! From Pinot Nero to Verdicchio, this list is sure to please the wine lover in your life and your wallet, too!

3) Clothing made in Italy is always a trendy purchase for the fashion-savvy person in your life. Here are a few authentic “made in Italy” brands that can be purchased throughout the United States.

Lidia-Bastianich-with-her-new-cookbook4) For the food lover on your list, check out some of the hottest cookbooks by Italian-American chefs! Here are some of our favorites from recent years:

Or, for the lazy food lover, purchase a gift certificate to the most authentic Italian restaurant in town. To find one near you, check out Thrillist’s list of the best Italian restaurants in America for 2014. Or, send them an Italian food basket of goodies from Italian shops like Di Bruno Brothers or Bagliani’s Market that ship nationwide.

MyItalFam5) Know someone who is looking to connect further with their Italian roots? Give the gift of Italian language or genealogy this Christmas.

Written by Krystyne Hayes, OSIA Executive Assistant to the National Executive Director.

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