My Christmas Gifts Guide from Venice 2021
Thanksgiving, the American symbolic start to the holiday shopping season, was only few days ago and it is that time of the year again: the time to think about Christmas presents!
Are you like me? Hating to have to run around like a mad person in the rush of last minute Christmas shopping, searching for the perfect gift for the ones you love?
Well, let me help you with that with my Christmas Gifts Guide from Venice.
As every year, here is a guide list, which is increasing in an exponential fashion, of my gifts suggestions from artisans, food producers, artists and more from Venice, who will deliver worldwide.
For the lovers of “anything Venice” I am pretty sure you will find something original and special to bright up their Christmas! I divided my guide into section: Fashion, Food & Wine, Art and Children.
So, without further ado, let’s get shopping!
Venice Fashion Gifts
Alessia Fuga is a “perlera”, that is a lampworker and beadmaker based on the island of Murano. She is an amazing artist producing incredible glass beads but not only! Recently she started to work on a new collection of glass reproductions of spontaneous plants, plants often ignored or fought. Her attention to the small details is incredible.
Shop -> www.alessiafuga.com
Anatema is a refined and colourful shop near the Frari area, in the heart of Venice, which combines elegance, personality and Made in Italy. You can find beautiful scarves, shawls, kimonos, jackets, dresses and much more in silk and other precious materials.
Shop -> www.anatema.it
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon has been on the Rialto Bridge since 1934 selling Antique & Vintage Cameos and Corals totally handmade here in Italy. Recently Marco Jovon has added a lot of contemproary design jewellery, all Made In Italy and Made in Venice. This is one of the historic shops in the city!
Shop -> www.eredijovon.com
Marisa Convento, the Impiraressa, the paladin of Venetian Artisans and traditions. But she is also an amazing jewellery maker! Using only Venetian glass beads, she creates incredible pieces. And I am not saying this just because she is one of my dearest friends!
Shop -> www.marisaconvento.it
Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice is a luxury artistic perfumery brand born in Venice from the will of the Vidal family and represents Venetian Perfuming Art. It highlights the role of progenitor that the city had in the world perfume tradition.
Shop -> www.themerchantofvenice.it
You might have seen photos of me wearing some fancy Sunglasses worthy of Sir Elton John. Well, yes, Sir Elton and I share something in common: Ottica Urbani Glasswear! Another historic shop in Venice, Fosca Urbani and her family will be more than happy to help you select the perfect glasses. All their products are Made In Venice!
Shop -> www.otticaurbani.com
Paperoowl is a small shop hidden away in one of the oldest areas of Venice, near San Stae. In Stefania’s shop you will find all kind of objects made with paper: from jewellery to boxex, from book notes to wind chimes. And she also makes object on order!
Shop -> www.paperoowl.com
Venice Food & Wine Gifts
Cook In Venice
What about giving the gift of a cooking lesson or a special home cooked dinner in Venice. or even a Cicchetti tour or a Choc & Cake Tasting! The team of Cook In Venice specialises in Venetian Cuisine!
Shop -> www.cookinvenice.com
Torrefazione Cannaregio ™ is an artisanal coffee roaster present in the Cannaregio district of Venice since 1930. For over 80 years, it has continued every day with the same passion to roast coffee by hand, between jute bags and steaming cups. A must try is their Remer blend!
Shop -> www.torrefazionecannaregio.it
Vineria all’Amarone is one of the best restaurant and wine bars in Venice and during the first lockdown Johann and his family embarked in a new adventure: selling their incredible range of wines online as well as promoting online wine tastings! Of course Amarone is the word!
Shop -> www.vineriaallamarone.com
Who does not love chocolates? And what is not to love about chocolate from Venice? VizioVirtù is by far the best chocolate artisan shop in Venice and now they are online too, with their pralines, their chocolate bars but also cookies and spreadable creams! Make it a sweet Christmas!
Shop -> www.viziovirtu.com
Venice Art Gifts
Antichità al Ghetto
By far the most charming antique shop in Venice, Antichità al Ghetto can be found right at the beginning of the Jewish Ghetto. How about giving as a Christmas present a memento of Venetian history: an ancient map of a canal, an etching of a Venetian palace, a small antique micromosaic in Murano Glass.
Shop -> www.antichitaalghetto.com
Itaca Art Studio
Monica Martin’s Atelier, ItacaArtStudio, is on the Giudecca island and it is a true treasure trove for art lovers. She produces paintings, ceramics, engravings, clothing, photos and much more but all with one theme: Venice. Pretty sure in her shop there is something to please everyone!
Shop -> www.itacaartstudio.com
Arianna can be found in her atelier Plum Plum Creations near the Ghetto in Venice, every day, printing away and creating beautiful Venice Theme etchings and watercolours. She also offers etching courses on site.
Shop -> www.plumplumcreations.com
Venice Children Gifts
A wonderful collection of special local handicrafts in wood can be found at Signor Blum, near Campo San Barnaba in Venice. Their creations are conceived, designed, cut, coloured and painted by hand in the two workshops in the historic center of Venice.
Shop -> www.signorblum.it
Ok, I hope my little Christmas Gifts Guide can give you some help to relieve the stress of shopping and at the same time feel good about helping the people of Venice.
Buon Natale from Venice, folks!