italy travel gifts shopping

Travel Gift Guide Ideas for the Italy Lover

We’ve put together a huge list of our favorite travel themed gifts to help you with holiday shopping, perfect for the Italy lover in your life. Foodies, bookworms, gear gurus and techy fanatics will all flip for this list. Happy travels everyone!

Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Travel

Scratch Off World Map Poster

I am a sucker for maps and this one had me at hello with the scratch off feature.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Afar Magazine

Everything is online, which is wonderful in many ways. But nothing beats holding a beautiful magazine in your hands and dreaming of far away places. This is my favorite travel magazine hands down. The destinations are excellent, writing well done and with a spirit of conscientious travel.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Travel Coffee Mugs

Ok, one plug for me. I love my inspiration travel mugs and use them everyday on the winter months.

travel mug coffee

 

 

Italy Travel Foodie Gifts

Alessandro’s Selection

See that hunk of cheese down there? You want that in your life ASAP. I bring home as many of those every year that I can stuff in my suitcase. Luckily, he now is able to ship easily within the states. Use DOPANDI and get 5% off purchases over $40.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Olivelle Foodie Gifts

I am in love with this local shop and they put together great packages for the holidays. Highly recommended are their oil and vinegar gift sets.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker

You will find one of these in every home across Italy. Super easy to use right on your stove top.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi

Want to step up your espresso game? Look no further that this lovely lady. Perfectly brewed, just like you are in Italy little cups of heaven within seconds.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Maddonna del Piatto, Kitchen with a View

Letizia is not only an amazing chef but a lovely human being. Her new cookbook is visually beautiful and completely scrumptious.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Pamela Sheldon Johns, Cucina Povera

Some of my favorite recipes are between the pages of Cucina Povera. Simple, fresh Tuscan peasant cooking brought to life right in your kitchen.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

 

Travel Savvy Tech Gifts

Anker portable charger

This is my American Express and I never leave home without it. Everything is techy and everything needs to stay charged. This little mini beauty stays in my purse and I can recharge my phone and gadgets quickly several times a day.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Olloclip Active Lens for iphone 7/8

For those that know me, you won’t be surprised to find the Olloclip on my list. I am obsessed with this product! One tiny add on that turns your photography from your phone on its head. The Active Lens will be my next purchase as I find that telephoto and wide angle shots are my most desired.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Olloclip Core Lens Set iphone 7/8

The Core Lens features a macro lense, so if super close ups are your thing this is your guy.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

My original Olloclip for iphone 6

I currently use this set up for my iPhone 6 and I love it. I take it every where with me (and my hubby tries to as well).

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

 

Travel Gear Gifts

Head Case Suitcase Cover

I know this is funny, but I think the concept is truly genius. No more panicking at the airport, worried that someone else walked off with your suitcase. No one would be caught dead with your bag. In fact, I think this will make a great gift for my high schooler for her next trip.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Italy Travel Adapters

These travel adapters are a must have for your trip to Italy, I always travel with 2 or 3 (and come back with 1 or 2).

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

Packing Cubes

I like to use these packing cubes to stay organized on my trips. I don’t always use all four depending on how much space I need, but I always bring some of them. These are great for traveling with kids, keeps their clothing separated and easier for them to find.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Money Belt

I take my money belt on every single trip. Every time. Yes, they don’t rank high in style but I have yet to have anything stolen from me.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

Scrubba

A genius idea, making washing your clothing on the road way easier and less messy. Help keep dirty socks out of bidets! Big perk: the company has an impressive clean water program where they give back to those that are in the most need.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

 

Italy Travel Book Gifts

Lonely Planet Best Road Trips in Italy

My office is full of guidebooks, maps, research notes and travel magazines. One of my favorite that I have used on my recent trips is this gem from Lonely Planet.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Italian Affair

One part dreamy travel scenes, one part steamy relationships makes for a great read in front of the fire when the weather gets frightful.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Too Much Tuscan Sun

I reread this book about once a year and I laugh just as much the first time as the last. A great peak into a life of an Italian guide and his impressions of his clients.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Italian Neighbors

Classic must-read about daily living among the local Italians.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Playing for Pizza

I was surprised how much I loved this charming book, and by how hungry his descriptions made me. Don’t read this if you are planning to go gluten-free any time soon.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

La Bella Lingua

The writing in this book is magical and musical all in one. Her descriptions of the Italian language are lush and captivating.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Seasons in Basilicata

An excellent read about an area that is often missed by the majority of travelers. This was fuel to the fire for my interest in the area.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

Moleskin Journal

Every trip I get a new moleskin journal, somewhat of a travel tradition for me. I can’t think of a better gift for the traveler in your life.

gift guide italy travel lover Christmas

 

 

Travel Gifts for Ladies

Morphe Towel Bestie for Make-up Removal

My pet peeve (and the angst of hosts around the world) is leaving smudgy black make-up on the towels. Mascara is a nightmare to wash out, yet traveling light means sometimes having no choice. Bring one of these extremely affordable, almost magic make-up towels with you next time. Your hosts will want to kiss you for it.

travel gift guide christmas shopping italy women

 

Thinx

Men, avert your eyes. Women, listen up. These underwear are incredible and such a blessing for periods on the road, you know, when you can’t find a decent bathroom in a pinch or you forgot supplies back in the room. Big bonus, the company has an amazing vision and story.

travel gift guide christmas shopping italy women

 

**Some of the above links are affiliate based, meaning we will get a little kick-back from purchases made. ALL of the links are items we use and love, not driven by profits.**

 

holiday shopping italy travel gifts

Who we are:

Once in a Lifetime Travel is a passionately run company focused on mindful and fearless travel through authentic experiences and connections. We feature small, fully

guided group tours to Italy for women

. Our

Italian travel consultant

services feature focused itinerary reviews and detailed

Italy travel planning.

Go Travel, and Travel Fearless.

Andi Brown, Once in a Lifetime Travel

©copyright 2017

Free Printable Packing List

Italy 1619899 1920

Subscribe to our monthly travel newsletter and receive our packing list as a thank you.

Comments

comments

About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.