This season, unwrap centuries’ worth of Italian holiday tradition! From holiday gift baskets overflowing with the best regional Italian ingredients to traditional Milanese panettone, our gifts are rich and sweet, timelessly delicious, and always a hit at any party.
In Italy, we have always considered good food to be the best gift, dating back to our grandparents’ days of hardship when it was much less abundant, and sharing it showed love. Thanks to our nonni, that tradition has held strong among Italians today. This year, show you care by giving the gift of food to the ones you love (and that includes yourself!).
1. GIFT BASKETS
Skip the socks this year – why not surprise them with something they haven’t had before? Overflowing with quality ingredients from Italy, each of our holiday gift baskets is hand-packed with a unique, curated theme, from regions to recipes. From a tasting tour of olive oil to tartufi and beyond, you can shop our curated selection or even build your own to make completely customized gift baskets with your favorite ingredients.
Wrapped in festive paper, this sweet and fluffy holiday dessert is a traditional, crowd-pleasing favorite. Hailing from Milano, each slice offers a taste of the high-quality flour, eggs, and dried fruit, which symbolize luck and prosperity.
3. EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
In Italy, it’s not uncommon to gift your loved ones a fine bottle of extra virgin olive oil. This year, take a page from our book and surprise someone with a hand-picked (literally) ceramic bottle of olio d’oliva, made from cold-pressed, 100% Italian olives. What could be a more unique gift to bring to a holiday gathering?
4. PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DOP
Made according to old-world Italian tradition and with just three ingredients, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP is nothing but the real deal. With each bite, savor the rich flavors and granular texture that only gets better with age. Consider a hunk as a prized addition to any antipasto board, or a special gift to keep the festive flavor coming for months to come.
Ready to celebrate? Having a bad day? Just want a pick-me-up? Rich, complex, and deeply flavorful, artisanal chocolate made from premium cacao beans is perfect for any mood and every occasion. Open up your loved ones a classic Italian flavor like gianduja, made with creamy Piemontese hazelnuts and rich chocolate.
6. AN ITALIAN EXPERIENCE
When in doubt, give them a quick trip to Italy – no passport or airport lines required. Holidays are meant to be spent around the table, and the best part about high-quality food made with care is the opportunity to share it with someone you love. Treat your loved ones to a night out at one of our restaurants, leave the cooking to us, and enjoy some quality time over a delicious meal.
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Find out more on the Eataly Festive Catalogue 2019: