Italy Gift Ideas: What to Give Travelers Going To Italy

(Last Updated On: October 7, 2021)

Nine years ago, I received a scholarship to help fund my studies abroad in Turin, Italy, from the National Italian American Foundation.

Today, I received a copy of their Ambassador Magazine in the mail with my article published inside: Holiday Gift Ideas, What to Give Travelers to Italy.

Ambassador Magazine
Gifts for Travelers to Italy
Italy Gift Ideas Article in Ambassador Magazine
Italy Gift Ideas Article in Ambassador Magazine

Please take a look, and if you are interested in anything about Italy or are planning a trip there any time soon, I highly encourage you to become a member of the National Italian American Foundation.

You can get a subscription to the magazine as well as the newsletter, among other benefits. A subscription would make it much easier to read my feature article as I cannot link to it, but the images above are the best I can do!

Keep reading for the Italy gift ideas I shared in the article.

Italy from above with the colosseum in the center of the photo and the city sprawling out.
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Italy Gift Ideas

kindle paperwhite

1. Kindle

A Kindle allows you to carry thousands of books in one lightweight, convenient package. Load it up with books like Under the Tuscan Sun or Beautiful Ruins for your Italy-loving friend.

wine koozie in black with pink polka dots

2. Wine Bottle Koozie

So your Italy lover can carry wine and keep it at an appropriate temperature, whether it’s red or white.

tripshell world travel adapter next to the box it came in

3. Universal Adapter

A universal adapter is a must-have for all international travelers, whether headed to Italy or elsewhere! We cover adapter and voltage basics and why they are important to have.

lonely planet italy guidebook. book cover has a blue vespa against a mustard yellow wall

4. Italy Guidebook

A physical guidebook is handy for those rare moments you can’t pick up wifi on your smartphone. Plus, you can write notes and highlight passages right on the pages.

Travel Planning Tip: Order a prepaid SIM card before you travel!

italian phrasebook. cover has a blonde woman in a black shirt and jeans walking down a gravel path toward a stone villa

5. Pocket Italian Phrasebook

Help your friends and loved ones traveling to Italy go beyond learning the basics by gifting them a pocket phrasebook. They can take it even further by learning Italian with Pimsleur.

6. iTunes Gift Card

An iTunes gift card will help your traveler buy music and apps on the go.

7. REI Gift Card

With an REI gift card, they will be able to pick out the perfect travel backpack.

Canon EOS M

8. Canon EOS M Digital Camera

When they capture the perfect images from their trip to Italy, they will be so grateful that you got them this mirrorless camera before they left!

black moleskine city notebook - firenze

9. Moleskine City Notebooks

Encourage your traveler to document their trip with pen and paper.

small dark brown treasure chest with dark metal finishes on trunk hood and latch lock and keys.

10. Treasure Chest

This gift is more for their return home from Italy. They can store all their favorite keepsakes from the trip in this treasure chest, so it’s all in one place.

(Note: exact product in the article not available on Amazon, the link is to a similar product)

Additional Italy Resources

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