You’re going to love these Mediterranean inspired gift ideas! Visiting the Mediterranean area and Italy has been on my bucket list for a while. During our 2 month Europe trip, there were times that our next destination was planned very spur of the moment. Often times planned just a few days before. So when the opportunity came up for us to visit this beautiful area I knew we had to jump. We knew our girls would love it as much as we do, and never want to leave. And well, we were right. So when the time came to move on to the next destination, we were excited for a new adventure but sad to be leaving a peace of our heart here.
We knew that we would need to bring a piece of this adventure home with us, and continue to enjoy it long after we were gone. So we decided to incorporate some of our adventures into their Christmas gifts. It took some searching but I found some amazing memories and delicious food that I’m so excited to share with you. So without any more waiting, here are some amazing Mediterranean inspired gift ideas.
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The Best Mediterranean Inspired Gifts
We loved the Mediterranean area. Our hearts took a huge hit when it came time to move on. I was making mental notes of things I wish I could pack along in my backpack. Things that I knew I wanted to try and find online once were home, to continue remembering this amazing adventure. And I was able to find some of my favorites. I can’t wait to share them with you. I know you’ll love them just as much as we did.
While visiting the Mediterranean area we saw lemons everywhere we turned. Whether we were eating them, or seeing them on the trees while sightseeing. So now when I see a lemon, I think of our vacation to Italy. And loving Christmas as much as I do, it seemed almost silly not to get a lemon Christmas ornament to remember our time there.
Authentic Italian pasta roller
I think pasta should be a food group of its own. So being able to sample authentic Italian pasta was like a dream. I’ve never had pasta so delicious, I don’t think I can go back to the pasta that is served at home. So being able to find a simple to use pasta roller like this was amazing. We can now attempt to make our own Italian pasta at home.
This would also make an amazing gift for the food lover, or cook in your life.
Spritz drink recipe book
While the pasta was delectable, the drinks that were served while dining in the Mediterranean area were unlike any drink I’ve had. They seemed to make potions that soothed your soul and they tasted amazing. Being able to find a book that teaches you how to make these delicious drinks was perfect. We’ve had some fun trying to recreate some of our favorites.
This would also make a perfect gift for someone that loves to throw parties
Italian cookie ornaments
If there was anything in Italy that I wish I could have filled my backpack with, it is the mouth watering cookies they had. I know what you’re thinking…a cookie is a cookie. But until you’ve tried these cookies you’ll just have to trust me. Hanging these delicious looking treats on my Christmas tree, almost makes me want to go back just for a few cookies.
I’m sure you’re also thinking all we did on vacation was eat, and you wouldn’t be wrong. You know what they say, while in…Italy. :)
Espresso Italian coffee pot
The way they make coffee in the Mediterranean area was just so different. Maybe that’s why it was so addicting. I made sure to start my day with a cup…or 3. When we left I knew I would miss my delightful morning treat. Well with this coffee pot I can make my own at home.
If you’re anything like me, the smell that came from the cafe’s was mouth watering. The pastries and the coffee. Oh the coffee. This candle is probably as close as you can get to the actual smell they produced with their heavenly cup of espresso.
Italy Photograph book
I took so many pictures, I felt like my phone was going to tell me that’s enough. This book is amazing, because I love getting another person’s perspective on the sites we got to see. There is always so much to look at and take in, so to be able to absorb these pictures and see these beautiful places all over again.
Limoncello set with glasses
I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that there would be some more of the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. And this Limoncello couldn’t be left out. This sweet and sour drink is something so iconic to the Italian area. The lemon’s grown here, produce such an amazing delicious drink that I know you’ll enjoy.
Rossa ground coffee
I like to think of myself as a coffee connoisseur. Every place we visit, I make it a point to try all the decedent local coffee. I’m always told that it’s the best. And every time I try the local coffee, I fall in love all over again. I didn’t think I would find a coffee I loved more than the coffee in Costa Rica, but this Italian coffee was something sent straight down from heaven.
Try adding this to a gift basket. I promise you’ll make someone very happy.
Cheese making kit
Oh that Italian cheese. One of the many delicious foods that Italy is known for is its cheese. They have some of the best cheese makers in Italy. For us the perfect night was enjoying a nice cold drink with a plate of their home made cheeses and meats.
This cheese making kit brings the delicate art of cheesemaking into your home and hands. Talk about the perfect date night. And how perfect of a gift would this be for your food lover too.
Vino- The essential guide to real Italian wine
Don’t mind me…just reminiscing on the delicious glasses of wine I drank while on vacation. Italy has some of the most gorgeous grape orchards I’ve ever seen. And with those grapes they make the best wine I’ve ever had. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, you need this book. It will guide you to the best places to find the best wine, you can thank me later.
Colored glass stemware
One of my best memories while eating was the fun colored glasses we got to drink out of. Even my girls loved getting a pretty glass to drink out of.
Olive oil bottles
I’m starting to think Italy might be the food capital of the world, because they are known for so many delicious and amazing foods. Olive oil was served with every meal. And the extra virgin olive oil in Italy is delicious even on a plain piece of bread.
Vino- Wine tote
I think I saw these wine totes all over. I didn’t understand them, until I got a fancy bottle of wine and was able to carry it home in this bag. It is super convenient, the bottle isn’t rolling around in a larger bag, it fits perfectly in there. It carries so nice.
Talk about the perfect gift for the wino in your life.
Our experience in the Mediterranean
I’ve wanted to take our girls to the Mediterranean for a while now. Scott and I have been before and it was like we stepped into a book or movie. I knew my girls would fall in love the moment they saw the picturesque views. And I was so right.
We swam, we shopped and saw the sites, and we ate. Oh the delicious food we ate. I’m sure you had already guessed from the things I shared above, but we fell in love with the food the most. We were able to enjoy the most scrumptious food while visiting this area. And I’m so happy to say even my pickiest eater was open to trying some of the delicious offerings. No one wanted to leave, but unfortunately all good, and amazing things must come to an end.
Until next time Italy. Because we WILL be back.
Well what do you think? Was I able to make you fall in love with this amazing area? I really hope so. We loved every part of our adventure to the Mediterranean area, and I know you will too.
I’m sure you’re wondering how we were able to make such a big trip happen with young kids. It’s a question I get asked often. I’ve got the best post about how we’re able to make sightseeing easier with young kids. We’ve learned a lot along the way. If you’re looking for some more info about our Europe trip don’t worry, I’ve got some great tips and travel ideas about when we traveled to the Marrakech with our kids. I’ve also got a few great gift guides for the travel lover like me.