We have a large number of products that make ideal personal gifts for all occasions. If you are Italian, if you have an Italian relative or friend, or if you simply love all things Italian, there is nothing as special as a personal gift, Italian birthday present or Christmas gift from Italy...
Many organizations are looking for unusual items they can give as corporate gifts or conference giveaways. The Italian Shop has a wide selection of hand crafted Italian products that make perfect business gifts. Our made-in-Italy ceramics, leather, Murano Glass and olive wood items, many of which can be personalized or branded, make superb individual and unusual conference giveaways, all supplied direct from Italy...
Italian leather bags are among the most sought after accessories in the world. The high quality of the leather and a long tradition of skilled craftsmanship have allowed Italy to build a reputation as the leading leather bag producer in the world. We offer a wide range of handbags in classic and contemporary styles, as well as shoulder bags, backpacks, business bags, men's bags and travel bags. All of our leather bags are made in Italy, from authentic, Italian, high quality leather, created by expert craftsmen and women and shipped from Italy to locations all over the world...
Like many of the most beautiful things in life, Italy has long been at the forefront of jewelry design and production. We have a selection of exclusive Italian jewelry, including necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings and brooches...
Using original designs and a mixture of traditional glass making techniques, we offer a wide range of contemporary Italian glass jewellery that represents the very best of Murano glass production. Vivid colours, swirling, hypnotic patterns and a wide range of exciting designs are the qualities that make Murano glass jewellery unique. We also offer a range of small glass objects that make the perfect Murano glass gifts...
Using the traditional techniques of Italian ceramics production, our comprehensive range of colourful, decorative, hand-painted Italian ceramics is a wonderful celebration of traditional life in Italy. Each piece is lovingly painted by hand, making it totally unique. Ceramic tiles from Italy are famous all over the world and create a unique impression that will enhance any home...
Ancient olive wood is not only very beautiful, but it is also a truly sustainable resource. Although olive trees live for hundreds of years, they eventually stop producing olives and are then classed as ancient. Their trunks and branches become thick, gnarled and twisted, and it is this wood that is used in the creation of beautiful wooden artifacts...
Italy has had a long tradition in silk production, which reached Europe from China around AD 550. Although Chinese silk was known in the Roman Empire, and was even mentioned by Homer in 'The Odyssey, and by Aristotle, who talked about a wild silk textile from the island of Kos...
Italy has some of the richest and longest-lasting traditions in the world. Part of that heritage is the skill and artistry of its craftsmen and women. Italian design is legendary but also, the quality and timeless beauty of its products has created a lasting legacy, sought after by discerning collectors from around the world. The high quality of Italian design and production is evident in the antique styled pen sets, bookmarks and letter openers we offer. These traditional products draw a line back to the values of the past. They are an enduring reminder of what makes Italian society so precious...
"My order arrived yesterday, which was a lot faster than I expected since it was coming from Italy. The packaging was well done and nothing was damaged in transit. The olive wood bowls are beautiful! Just magnificent! I admire both the beauty of the wood and the craftsmanship required to make them. My experience with your company has been very good, especially since I was a little nervous about buying goods from overseas - a lot can go wrong, but it did not. In fact, everything went very well indeed." Ashley C. (USA)
In 'Italy Uncovered', the Italian Shop Blog, we will present interesting articles that provide background information on our products as well as wider information on the high quality of 'Made in Italy', Italian hand made products in general. Italy has a wide range of highly-skilled artisans who lovingly produce some of the most sought-after products in the world...
"... and anyone who has once known this land can never be quite free from the nostalgia for it." DH Lawrence
Colourful, intricate ceramic candlestick
Fish - Small
Handmade, traditional ceramic tile from Sicily
Millefiori - 15cm plate
Handmade, traditional ceramic plate from Sicily
Birds with Fruit
Traditional, Sicilian ceramic tiles
Rovente - 15cm plate
Handmade, traditional ceramic plate from Sicily
Handmade, ceramic candle holder
Using the traditional techniques of Italian ceramics production, our comprehensive range of colourful, decorative, hand-painted Italian ceramics is a wonderful celebration of traditional life in Italy. Each piece is lovingly painted by hand, making it totally unique. Ceramic tiles from Italy are famous all over the world and create a unique impression that will enhance any home. Italian pottery tableware perfectly represents the warmth and comfort of the Mediterranean lifestyle, creating a new connection with Italian culture or bringing back distant memories of an Italian ancestry.
"I am a big fan of Italian coffee, and was searching for a particular set of cups to serve it. I received a well packaged set of 6 cups and saucers in excellent condition. I was also surprised at how affordable they were. The Italian Shop came through for me and they will for you too!"
Jim V. (USA)
"I have just received the goods I ordered from The Italian Shop. The ceramics are so pretty. Everything came wrapped up very carefully and the delivery service was perfect with the goods arriving much quicker than I expected. I would certainly recommend The Italian Shop to others and hope to use their services myself again before too long. Very many thanks."
Nancy B. (Scotland)
Our ceramic tableware features a range of hand-painted brightly coloured Italian ceramic plates, available in different sizes.
In our 'Candlestick' collection, you will find a range of hand made and hand-painted traditional Sicilian pottery candlesticks that evoke the unique culture of Sicily.
We also have a range of beautiful hand-painted, Italian ceramic tiles. These tiles are based on traditional, Italian designs
Italy has a long history in the production of high quality ceramics. The term comes from the Greek word 'keramos', meaning clay. The Etruscans were the first to produce ceramics in Italy with their 'Bucchero' technique. Then during the Renaissance, Tuscany and Umbria became famous for producing 'Maiolica' ceramics and in Sicily, the famous 'Baroque' tiles were produced. But, as with all things in Italy, each region has its own fascinating speciality that they consider to be the best of all!