Holiday Shopping Trend: Artisan gifts from Italy a go

The holidays, especially the much hyped Black Friday, is around the corner, and this season, the shopping trend report is in: a new e-commerce boutique brings unique handcrafted treasures from the old country to under your Christmas tree

If you’ve ever envied your friend who went to Italy and returned with a handcrafted bag that she had made right in front of her, think about giving the same gift this holiday season with Capolavori. The new e-commerce boutique based in the eternal city of Rome, introduces the world to the fine tradition of Italian artisanship: hand-sewn bags, delicately crafted jewelry and carefully painted ceramics all made to order and shipped to your doorstep just in time for the holidays.

More than just a fashion statement or an interior design accent, handcrafted items from Italy give the gift of a precious story: deep-rooted traditions and techniques that will make for a unique present this year, a keepsake with a meaning from one of the most beautiful countries in the world. 

If you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for your mother, sister, aunt or cousin, an exquisite leather bag made by hand is a great choice: original leather hailing from Florence, hand decorated like the Arte Arredo Toscano bags that depict classically Tuscan countryside themes.

Italian leather handbag

Or splurge for the must-have leather bags by Bottega Artigiana di Cilento Rodolfo. These everyday bags are made using calf and lamb leather and are stitched with cotton coated polyester thread for max resistance. One thing you’ll notice from Italian design is the strong dedication to quality craftsmanship, which is why Made in Italy has always been associated with high quality.

Italian leather handbag

Ceramics are another staple of Italy: walk up and down the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and catch a glimpse of the scene: quaint shop after shop of classic Tuscan ceramics. Now you can browse, order and have your specially made ceramics delivered to your home. Capolavori has brought together some of the top ceramic artisans in Italy: bring the bright and vibrant colors of the Mediterranean to the table this Thanksgiving and Christmas with plates from the Tuscan-based Ceramica Kamars di Foderini.

Italian ceramics

One can of course never go wrong with jewelry: whether the person you’re shopping for prefers dainty, everyday pieces or extravagant costume jewelry, the Italian masters have it covered. Precious materials found locally in Italy, unique stones and Florentine-style engraving.

Italian artisan

Italian jewelry

Save yourself the hassle of the mall this holiday season and give the gift of tradition: handmade products from Italy made to order, from the artisan’s workshop to your doorstep.