Gift for Italian man I don't know (aged 50)!

(12 Posts)
JacqueslePeacock Tue 04-Dec-12 20:49:44

I am really struggling with this one. I need to send a gift to my DSis's DP, who is an Italian man aged around 50. I don't know him at all well, he doesn't speak any English and whatever I choose needs to be sent directly to Italy, preferably from Amazon (because my gift for DSis will come from there). That's a tall order, isn't it! Any ideas?

reliablemillipede Tue 04-Dec-12 20:59:44

What sort of budget do you have ?

Sonofagun Tue 04-Dec-12 21:01:08
Beaverfeaver Tue 04-Dec-12 21:14:07

A nice belt? Decent smellies? Italians usually like being well groomed

JacqueslePeacock Tue 04-Dec-12 21:23:34

I guess my budget is up to about £20. I like the beer idea because it's so British, but I'm not sure they can send them to Italy.

Smellies might be good, if I can just find something nice.

A belt maybe not, because I'm sure he can buy nicer Italian leather ones over there. This is the problem with most things I can think of - you can buy better ones in Italy!

iheartdusty Tue 04-Dec-12 22:29:19

have you considered ordering off Italian amazon.it? Might save delivery charges. I ordered a lego set because the prices were significantly better at the time - think 75% of price and in euros as well - and it was all very very easy. I don't speak Italian, but all the buttons were in the same places and once you're logged in it just uses your normal amazon uk details.

JacqueslePeacock Tue 04-Dec-12 22:33:46

Ooh that's a good idea - thanks!

Longdistance Tue 04-Dec-12 22:35:27

A bottle of Aqua di Parma?

SecretSantaMN191 Wed 05-Dec-12 09:03:27

How about a nice tin of British biscuits, or some chutney that goes well with any cheeses?

Like the beer idea best though. Surely Amazon do that?

Eve Wed 05-Dec-12 09:06:04

Any Italian will appreciate food, a good olive oil, good bottle of wine, panatone etc.

mortimersraven Wed 05-Dec-12 09:09:45

Italians do appreciate good food and wine but my advice is don't buy anything Italian for him because even if you think it's a good one - he's likely to know a better one IYSWIM.

NulliusInBlurba Wed 05-Dec-12 09:15:56

yy to mortimer's advice - go for something British themed rather than Italian. The British are known throughout Europe for tea - what about a fancy tin box of loose leaf Earl Grey or the like? Or something by Duchy Originals, shortbread etc?

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