D.O.P. Kitchen's Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The holidays are almost here and it's time to get shopping! We're sharing some of our favorite Italian inspired gifts that are sure to please anyone on your list. 

IL BUCO SPECKLEWARE PASTA BOWL - When you combine one of our favorite Los Angeles home goods stores with one of our favorite items of food, you have a winner! This pasta bowl is part of a beautiful collection imported from Italy and will make a gorgeous addition to anyone's holiday table.

FRANTOIO MURAGLIA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL - Who doesn't like a little bling during the holidays? We are featuring this brand's oil in our Holiday Gift Box this year but Williams Sonoma has an exclusive offering in a copper metallic glass bottle. It's a beautiful and glittery present that doesn't just look good, it tastes good too.

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA CANDLE - Founded in 1221, this shop is a "must-stop" for us on any trip to Florence. We especially love their RELAX candles because who doesn't need a little help with that during the busy holiday season? Made from 100% beeswax, the scents of rosemary, cinnamon bark, lavender and orange will soothe even the most stressed out recipient.

UMBRIAN CLAY PURIFYING TREATMENT BAR - Since we can't teleport to a spa on the Amalfi Coast this season, we are settling for a little at-home pampering. We love this Umbrian clay face & body bar - perfect as a hostess gift or to stash in your guest room for holiday guests. Sourced in Umbra, Italy the bar is rich in minerals that have been the "basis of therapeutic treatments for centuries." 

ALESSI COOKIE CUTTERS - Alessi has been known for their design and aesthetic since the company's founding in 1921. They make some of the most fun and fabulous kitchen items around. These cookie cutters are shaped like iconic products from their catalog, so even your fashion minded friends and family will appreciate baking with them.

ITALIAN WINE COLLECTION - This is a gift we find ourselves giving over and over again because who doesn't love a wine tasting? Get creative and create your own collection with some of your favorite bottles and gift them in a pretty wooden wine carrier. We love this one from Etsy with the corkscrew opener on the side - what a cute touch!


PERSOL SUNGLASSES - I hope my husband isn't reading this because one of D.O.P.'s gift suggestions this year is what I'm getting him for Christmas! When we were living in Bologna, every man had a pair of Persol sunglasses (Persol comes from "per il sole" or "for the sun") and he has been coveting them ever since. I love these blue tinted ones.  Italian men make everything look cool, don't they? 

D.O.P. KITCHEN HOLIDAY GIFT BOX - How could we end our 2015 gift list with anything else? We take great pride in curating our boxes by pairing our most popular housemade treats with a selection of the finest Italian inspired & imported products. Click the link below to learn more or check out our GIFTS section of our website.

We hope you enjoyed our picks and wish you the happiest of holiday seasons!