In the second part of our annual holiday gift guide, Ganzo Italian gal Giulia brings you her picks for fun and smart presents.
COR SINE LABE DOLI – Primo Gold Bow Tie | $235 | This ceramic bow tie is the perfect modern twist on the most classic and iconic menswear accessory. The clean shape, the bright color and especially the materials used are very innovative. I’ve never seen a unisex bow tie like this!
LOTTO – Leggenda | $180 | Lotto takes us back to 1973, the year the company was born, with the Leggenda collection. Created with nappa leather and suede, this pair of sneakers representes Lotto’s authentic sports heritage.
SECONDOME – Joost Bells Cake Stand | £430 | This design by Joost van Bleiswijk for Italian Secondome made out of glass and ceramic is the perfect holiday gift for someone who loves to decorate the dinner table. Ready to be used during these holiday family dinners!
ACQUA DI PARMA – Eau De Parfume | $114 | The most practical and always appreciated gift had to be mentioned in my gift list. This year get it with accents of iris petals and star anise.
BIALETTI – Caffettiera Alpina | €22,90 | Bialetti, the absolute leader in coffee makers since 1933, decided to celebrate the spirit of the Italian Alps in a very original and distinctive way. A must have for mountain lovers.
LA KASA DEI KOLORI – TShirt Xmas Edition | €29 | Tired of the same old Christmas patterned sweater? Kasa dei Kolori takes the traditional motif and replicates it on a t-shirt.
DELFINA DELETTREZ – Black Sphere Piercing Ring | €1,500 | The young designer created a very particular ring embellished with pearls and diamonds. Precious and original, fashion victim alert!
VENINI – Testosterone Vase | $1,720 each| Fabio Novembre has created a limited edition of vases shaped like pills for glassmaker Venini. Each vase corresponds to a different drug like Testosterone, Estrogen, Adrenaline, Oxytocin. The “pills” are entirely made in Murano glass and the two bicolor pieces are first created separately, then fused together.
CINELLI:THE ART AND DESIGN OF THE BICYCLE – book by Lodovico Pignatti Morano | $34.65 | As an overview of the history and design of Cinelli, one of the most prestigious and influential names in Italian bicycle design, this is the perfect present for old school bike lovers.
TOO LATE – Red Wrist Watch | $50 | The simple, colorful and easygoing design of the watches by Italian brand Too Late suits just about anyone. If you still haven’t decided what to get to a friend, you should definitely grab one of these!
SELETTI – Travel Set | €12 each | This is definitely one of those times of the year where a lot of people are packing for holiday trips. What better occasion to get them the Travel Set by Seletti, which will help them organize their luggage?
ALESSI – Minou Purse Hook | $28 | Everyone has experienced at least once the dilemma of not knowing where to place or hang a bag. The solution created by Frederic Gooris for Alessi is both cute and elegant!