One of the great things to do in Italy is to shop. It is important to visit touristic sites and try local foods but also buying a souvenir to remember your precious memories could be significant. Here is a shopping list of 15 Italian souvenir option for when you travel in Italy.
A great souvenir and gift with an affordable price: pocket coffee. It is a chocolate filled with strong espresso. It has a unique texture with sweetness and caffeine. You can buy it in supermarkets at an affordable price and they come in various sizes.
It is a typical Italian chocolate that tourists love. There are nuts on the inside of the chocolates which add flavour and texture. When you open the package, a message on a piece of paper is enclosed just like in a Chinese fortune cookie! There are many flavours as well such as: classic, white, limited editions, and assorted.
A classic Italian toothpaste is Marvis. It comes in a luxurious package so it is suitable for gifts. It has a variety of flavor which you can choose from as well. It is renowned for being a natural toothpaste without containing any artificial colorants.
Italian coffee is famous worldwide and Illy and Lavazza are the major coffee bean brands in Italy. You can find these in all supermarkets at a great price.
If you are a coffee-person, you can not forget of the taste of coffee you drink during your stay in Italy; it is exceptional. Bialetti Moka Pote is an espresso extraction device which is common in Italian cafes and households. It is cheaper in Italy and those with diverse designs are available. It is famous for its originality, simple design and functionality. It is an essential souvenir of Italy.
When Italians eat bread before a meal, they enjoy it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegar is very useful for cooking and adding flavors to a salad or pizza as it has a sweet and savory taste. There are various kinds and the price is cheap which could be a good gift for your family. Usually, it is a liquid but be aware that you can also find it in a solid form.
Italian Piedmont truffle is known for being the highest quality among the truffles. Therefore, there are more chances to buy various truffle salt or oil at an affordable price. You can raise the quality of food easily just by adding truffle salt or oil. There is also truffle oil in a spray container that can be easily sprinkled on a salad.
Italy is also famous for their wine production. If you visit Tuscany, a region of Italy, you can enjoy the vast vineyards and wine tour program. There are 2,200 kinds of wine grapes produced in Italy. Italy is one of the countries with the largest wine production and you can enjoy a high-quality wine at an affordable price. You can also find bottles of wine or packed wine in their markets.
An alcohol that you must try when you visit southern Italy. It is traditional to produce liqueur with Sorento lemon. Its alcohol potency is strong so it's better to drink it cold with a small glass. The design of the bottles is diverse such as Italian peninsular or a lemon shape. Even if you do not visit southern Italy, you can find it easily all over Italy.
Italian national cosmetics brand, Kiko, is famous for its colorful cosmetics and affordable prices. In their locations you can try different colors of lipsticks and eyeshadows.
Roberts Rose Tonic is a famous Italian cosmetics which you can buy in supermarkets for only 3 euros. It is made of 95% natural ingredients and is still manufactured in a traditional way. It is extracted from natural roses with high temperature that enhances the skin. It can be used for as a toner, mist, or a face mask.
You can also get this item from Italian supermarkets. As the cream contains ser alba from honey bees, it efficiently protects skin and moisturizes excellently. It is recommended for dry skin because it is quite oily. The fragrance is pretty strong so it is better to try a little bit first before buying a large quantity.
Italy is a country known for thier pasta and pizza. The pasta is just a daily item in Italy but it could be a great souvenir. There are many kinds of pasta such as mickey mouse shaped pasta, pasta with truffles, butterfly-shaped, etc. They also come in various fun colors!
Leather industry of Italy is also worldwide known especially in Florence where there is a leather market. Even in other regions, you can easily buy high-quality leather products at an affordable price.
An Italian bracelet with light, simple, and stylish design that is also waterproof. It has a variety of designs and colors and it fits well with all fashion styles. In Rome, there is no more Cruciani store but you can find it in Choses store, near the Spain square.
Words by Youra CHOI
Photographs by Yuna LEE