Looking for the perfect gift basket for an Italian food lover? From artisan olive oil to tasty tapenade, we’ve identified eight baskets at a variety of price points that are sure to please the most discerning culinary critic. And after your mouth is fully watered, check out our list of more Italian-themed gift ideas.
1. Italian Luxuries Gift Basket by igourmet – Covering the full spectrum from cheeses to sweets, this is basket is a true indulgence. Venchi Piedmontese chocolate, Montasio cheese, Stravecchio among numerous other Italian delicacies. Included is a cutting board and cheese knife.
2. Gourmet Italian Meat Lovers Gift Basket by Battistoni – For the carnivore on your list, this basket wins rave reviews thanks to its generous selection of authentic meats that represent five regions of Italy. They all pairs wonderfully with wine and cheese. Comes in a sturdy wooden crate.
3. Classic Pasta Gift Basket by Rossi Pasta Calling all pasta lovers. This basket features three pasta varieties (Spinach Basil Garlic Fettuccini, Mushroom Linguini and Angel Hair) along with several savory sauces to tempt your taste buds.
4. Ilvento’s Proprio Italiano Cena Per Due Gift Basket – Ilvento’s slow-cooked pasta sauce is to die for, and combined with semolina pasta, it will make for an unforgettable evening. This basket comes with a towel and strainer, making it a great housewarming gift.
5. Table In Tuscany – Italian Gift Basket by GourmetGiftBaskets – Includes Tuscan favorites such as sundried tomato bruschetta, artichoke hearts, and tiramisu wafers. Comes wrapped in a nice ribbon.
6. Italian Tour Gourmet Gift Basket by L7 Kitchen – We love this basket’s suitcase design, complete with luggage stickers and a handle. Mushroom Pate, garlic cheese spread, and Torrone candy are among the treats included.
7. Gourmet Italian Pizza Making Gift Basket – For the hands-on cook on your list, this pizza gift basket kit is a fun way to spend an evening with a loved one or family. Just add water and mozzarella cheese, and you have everything you need to make an authentic 17 inch Italian pizza.
8. Wine Country Gift Baskets Italian Collection – A smaller basket at a bargain price, this includes traditional Italian specialties such as rigatoni pasta and yummy treats including D’Abruzzo almond cookies. Note that some complain that items have gone missing, so buyer beware at such a bargain price.