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Still don’t know what to give as your Christmas gift? Have you looked round all the shops yet still haven’t found anything suitable? No need to worry! I have decided to help you by selecting 7 Made in Italy gift ideas for an elegant man, all with a good quality-price ratio.
1) LARGE ORGANISER WITH ZIP CLOSURE, PEN HOLDER AND BUSINESS CARD HOLDER – PIQUADRO
Piquadro is an Italian brand which specialises in bags and business accessories, and one which pays attention to design and quality of leathers. While in the era of the smartphone a paper agenda may be considered a slightly old style accessory, it does have a much more professional and elegant image to it. This gift will surely be appreciated as in addition to being very useful, it is something fundamental for a man who always wants to express his personality through detail. To further personalise your gift for him, I recommend writing an accompanying sentence for the new year on one of the initial pages.
2) TIE – E. MARINELLA
For over a century E. Marinella ties have been the most elegant accessory to wear and have been chosen by some of the most influential men in the world as a symbol of the Made in Italy style. The prerogative of the Marinella tie is, first of all, the quality of the fabrics. They use mostly twill and silk which are imported from England, and are then hand packaged in the Neapolitan workshop. The fabrics have a wide range of solid colours and patterns but I recommend geometric designs or small flowers because they are very refined. In addition to the historic shop on the Riviera di Chiaia in Naples, you can buy them in mono-brand stores or in the many corner shops scattered around the world. Who wouldn’t like to receive such an exclusive gift?
3) COLONIA ESSENZA – PARMA WATER 50ml
The Acqua di Parma maison represents the symbol of the Italian lifestyle dating back to 1916 when the Italian baron, Carlo Magnani, decided to leave in order to discover the capitals of culture. It was these trips that inspired him to create a modern cologne capable of interpreting the Italian spirit. His perfume was loved by the most influential personalities at the time and today the maison is among the most important companies of international luxury perfumeries. The Colonia Essenza, created in 2010, is a reinterpretation of the original Colonia scent. The fragrance combines unique aromas of wood and citrus fruits. A perfect Christmas gift for an elegant yet modern and dynamic man.
4) CASHMERE SCARF – FALCONERI
Giving a scarf to someone at Christmas means choosing a gift that has emotional values linked to the concept of protection, affection and warmth. This accessory represents a kind of affectionate embrace that warms your partner on those cold winter days. In this regard, I recommend choosing a timeless high-quality cashmere garment like the scarves made by the Italian brand Falconeri. These accessories, woven in precious yarns, are a must-have that complete any look and define the refined style of the wearer. The plain-coloured scarves (available in 7 different colours), are made entirely of cashmere and can be easily combined with the most varied casual coats to the most elegant. Furthermore, through the online site the brand offers the possibility to customise the garment for free with the initials of your loved one. A truly unique gift!
5) DUCAL FOUNTAIN PEN – BORTOLETTI
A Bortoletti fountain pen is not just a simple writing instrument but a masterpiece of Venetian craftsmanship. From a simple everyday object it becomes an element of style, an exclusive accessory that can make the difference. The Ducale fountain pen is a bronze pen, dedicated to the Doges and the most important palace in Venice. The Palazzo Ducale in Venice is the symbol of the city and a marvel of Gothic art. This pen, handmade and embellished with beautifully chiseled details, represents the perfect gift not only for collectors but also for a man who pays attention to detail. All the creations of the brand are made using the lost wax casting technique with manual chiselling for quality gifts destined to last over time.
6) SAILOR’S HAT IN WOOL – PAUL & SHARK €99
The sailor’s hat is a menswear classic very fashionable this winter season. The model that I propose to you is from Paul & Shark, a leading Italian brand in luxury sportswear. The brand’s mission has always been the pursuit of excellence in both materials and workmanship, and the quality of Made in Italy is always a guarantee. The hat, more commonly referred to as a sailor’s hat, which is proposed by the brand is made of 80% wool and has the brand’s famous logo embroidered on the front for an iconic appeal. This accessory is very versatile and combining it with short double-breasted coats, corduroy jackets, plaited sweaters or duffle coat cardigans, is a really super cool look!
7) JACK BRACELET – GIOVANNI RASPINI
A bracelet is a gift of excellence when we look for an accessory that represents a loving relationship or a close bond. The Giovanni Raspini silver creations, made by an Italian architect and designer, are a great choice if you are looking for an elegant jewel with an unmistakable style. The products are all designed and handmade with great care in the Tuscan company, through the ancient technique of lost wax casting.
The men’s Jack collection mixes two different materials to create a bracelet for a man who is as confident and strong as silver but at the same time tender and protective like leather. The bracelets, with a textured finish, are available in different variants such as the infinity design, the heart, the rudder and the anchor. Personally, I think the anchor is a more original symbol if you want to express the concept of stability and security in a relationship.
If you would like to receive further advice in finding the perfect gift, write to me in the comments section and I will give you the best ideas for original and stylish Christmas surprises!