Our Guide to Italian-Style Holiday Gifts Designed by Unique and Independent Italian Brands
ODORI – Men’s Fragrance in Cuoio (leather) | $210 | A men’s fragrance that captures the spirit of Firenze (Florence) and bottles it in an elegant and minimalist Italian design. The bottle is sealed with real leather and framed in wood.
ITALIA INDEPENDENT – Chukka Shoes for Vans | € 188 | A limited edition (600 pairs) version of Vans’ legendary Chukka shoes crafted in Kevlar by design collective Italia Independent. The shoes have “Be Independent” on the ankle tab and “Write Everyday In Its History” printed on the laces and come in a special Italiano box.
CASHMERINO – Glocal Italian Cashmere Sweater | $220 | A hand-knit 100% cashmere v-neck sweater made in Italy. The company sources its yarn in Mongolia and sells directly to each customer to ensure quality.
PINETTI – Quattrogiga Leather Journal with USB Drive | $69 | The traditional leather cover of this refillable paper journal closes with a silicone strap that has a 4Gb usb drive. Paper and electronic storage in one.
LE CALANDRE – Le Calandre Gift Box | € 200 | The Michelin star winning Alajmo brothers let you bring the art of cooking home with the ingredients in this gift box. Gifts include: smoked paprika almonds; chocolate-covered espresso beans; lemon-scented candied ginger; espresso hazelnuts; ginger essential oil spray; spaghettoni (thick spaghetti); fusilloni (large fusilli); Haiti Komet ; tomato sauce with onion, speck and oregano; tomato fillets; Carnaroli rice; Raf’s reserve extra virgin olive oil; pear mostarda; panettone (Italian Christmas sweet bread).