Find Tuscan gifts, from Tuscan housewarming gift ideas to Italian specialty gift baskets, from authentic Tuscan plates to framed Tuscan prints. Plus, great books and creative gift presentation ideas - check out the possibilities!
Make a splash with truly personalized Tuscany gifts that show you know your chianti from your cantuccini...attach a hand-written recipe, or fill a personalized jar with artisan pasta.
1. Ceramic Gifts from Tuscany, Umbria & Sicily
2. Food & Drink
3. Tuscan Gifts For Decorating
4. Tuscan Inspiration
There are three world-renowned centers of majolica production in central Italy, and - strictly speaking - only one of them is actually located in Tuscany.
The other two, Deruta and Gubbio, are about 30 miles outside the Tuscan border, in Umbria.
However, majolica from Deruta and Gubbio is, of course, used all over Tuscany as well.
So it's up to you - for 'strictly Tuscan' recipients, you may want to stick to original Tuscany gifts from Montelupo Fiorentino.
If you want to include a wider range of authentic Italian majolica designs, have a look at the gorgeous pottery from Deruta & Gubbio as well. And if you have a hunch that no one's going to inquire about the exact production address of your Italian gift ;-) why not cast your net even wider and include some fabulous, baroque-inspired majolica from Caltagirone in your options as well!
A picnic to remember, armfuls of seriously good pasta, an Italian breakfast in bed, or enough porcini to last for several lip-smacking dinners - enjoyable Tuscan style gifts for wonderful memories.
If you're looking for an Italian specialty gift basket, try these for size:
Found any fitting Tuscan gifts yet? Or holding out for a truly personalized Italian specialty gift basket? Check out these gift basket suggestions!
Italian & Tuscan wine is deservedly famous: bursting with flavor, it's the perfect accompaniment to Tuscan style food gifts.
If at all possible, I recommend you taste a wine before you buy it as a present. If that's not possible, your safest bet for Tuscan gifts are DOCG wines (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) - these Italian & Tuscan wines come with an official seal of approval that is only given after at least a decade of trials. You can reasonably expect a DOCG wine to be of good quality.
Here are some Tuscan wine labels to look out for:
And here is a selection of non-alcoholic (well, mostly) Italian & Tuscan gifts for wine lovers (some very cheap, some very much the opposite :-)
I've grouped them for easier searching:
Let's start with some of the most iconic images of Tuscan landscapes. Enjoy!
Next, have a look at some of these excellent shots of Tuscan towns and cities: Old walls and Old-World atmosphere galore (It really does look like this in Tuscany!)
Last not least, Tuscan art prints. There's an incredible variety of styles and themes available, and they make lovely Tuscan gifts. The following are my personal picks, so just use them as a starting point for your own search. You're sure to find lots of Tuscan themed artwork to suit your taste.
ALL the pictures below have companion pieces by the same artist - two or more of the same style/theme. To view them, just type the artist's name into the Amazon search box, and you'll have more than enough material for a very stylish Tuscan-themed wall display.
You'll find even more Tuscan wall art on these pages:
Unframed prints come with the advantage that you're free to choose your own frame and matting, but if you're looking for Tuscany gifts with a nice finished look, check out these framed pieces (plus one stretched canvas):
Need an "Italian" present present for an avid cook, a lover of Tuscan interiors, a friend with a DREAM? Browse this selection of books about Tuscan/Italian cooking & living! (Read on below for a 'book gift basket' idea!)
Below is a list of Italian specialty gift basket ideas to create the richness and beauty of a truly Tuscan experience. Start with an appropriately sized wicker basket and then add: