Gifts from Italy
The UK has had a long and affectionate relationship with Italy. From Shakespeare to Lord Byron, and from Samuel Johnson to DH Lawrence, English literature is full of glowing references to the 'Bel Paese'. Italy was one of the main destinations on 'The Grand Tour', which was an extremely popular 'Rite of Passage' among young members of the British aristocracy in the late 17th century. This familiarity with Italy continued on into the 20th century when Italy became one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe for the British. As a result, Italian art and culture, Italian food and Italian fashion have remained very popular in the United Kingdom. From our online shop based in the 'Mezzogiorno' of Italy, we offer a wide range of handmade gifts available for delivery to the UK.
There are many Italian handmade products that are imitated, reproduced and sold from different locations around the world. If you are in the UK, looking for authentic traditional Italian handmade goods, you can rest assured that all of our Italian products are genuinely 'Made in Italy', stored in Italy and shipped from Italy. In addition, all our Murano Glass products come with a certificate of authenticity.
Northern Italy - Murano Glass from Venice
"I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure’s rise As from the stroke of the enchanter’s wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O’er the far times, when many a subject land Look’d to the winged Lion’s marble pines, Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles."
In addition to handmade glass jewellery, our Murano Glass section also features a stunning range of individual glass objects that make perfect gifts from italy.
Northern Italy - Silk from Lake Como
"A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see."
We offer a range of long, soft silk scarves, made in Italy using blends of fine, hand picked silk which have been printed and dyed using special, traditional techniques. Each scarf is double sided, which creates an unbelievable shimmering effect, the result of which is a colourful, lustrous and luxurious scarf. Each one is stitched lovingly, and with the utmost care, near the shores of Lake Como, Italy. In addition, we have ranges of silk ties, silk bowties and pocket squares.
We have an extensive range of sustainable olive wood kitchen utensils, tableware and speciality items, all made from ancient olive wood.
Central Italy - Italian Leather
"Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary’s saying serves for me -(When fortune’s malice Lost her Calais) - Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, Italy."
Italian Leather Bags
We offer a wide selection of stylish, Italian leather bags, all produced to the highest quality from genuine Italian leather.
We have some unique items of hand-painted Italian tableware in our ceramics collection, together with traditional Sicilian tiles and candlesticks.