Problems finding the right Christmas gifts?
The countdown for Christmas (Natale) has begun and you are probably rushing for Christmas gifts (regali di Natale)! Therefore, we’ve pulled together a guide to the best shops and special presents in Rome. In these stores you can collect cashback if you purchase through our app. You can pay part of the gift with the previous one or save some money on a present for yourself! Shopping has never been so fun and easy.
For your Christmas Dinner (il cenone di Natale)
Are you tired of the usual panettone? Then you must try Steccolecco‘s panettones on sticks or buy them for your hosts. Put these tiny homemade cakes in a beautiful plate and they will make a striking center piece or cute Christmas gifts (regali di Natale). You will be traditional and original in one move and you can also dare by serving it with Steccolecco’s delicious icecream. You can be sure they won’t stick around for long!
For your home
Are you taking a walk in Rione Monti for your last Christmas gifts (regali di Natale)? Then stop by these two design stores where everything is designed and handmade in Italy. The first one is Rigodritto, a lab shop where two Roman brothers design and self-produce beautiful and minimal creations in wood, in other virgin materials and recycled objects. We chose Hansel&Gretel, simple but original candle holders that will make a special gift or just bring some light and color in your home.
The other one is In-es.artdesign showroom. Its collections express perfect interaction between light and shadow through the use of color and textural contrasts. They are all thought by the artist and designer Oçilunam who takes inspiration from the fine arts but also from everyday objects. For example, we chose the red Cacio&Pepe lamp of the collection BE.POP in laprene and polycarbonate. It resembles a cheese grater and makes a fun but design gift.
An important present
Are you looking for an important gift for someone special, maybe for the person you love? Then continue walking through Rione Monti’s narrow streets untli you won’t bump into Eliodoro, a tiny goldsmith’s shop. Here you can find designed and handmade rings for all budgets. We chose these stunning red bronze, ruby and green onyx rings but go ahead and put no restraints to your fantasy!
Girly and fashion gifts
Do you want to please your shoes-addicted girlfriend? Then you must pop by this trendy store in Prati area, where you will find rock and eclectic shoes, socks, belts and several clothing items. We are talking about Park Lane and in particular of these red and sparling boots… so Christmassy!
Not very far, in Trastevere, you can find another shop that we highly recommend. The designer Marta Ratajczak is the creative mind behing simple but original bags, shoes and accessories of the brand Marta Ray. We picked the Fili Carbone bracelets for a special thought for him or for her.
For a fragrant Christmas
Whether it is for someone else or just to cuddle yourself, for special inebriant presents you must go to Arte Profumi. (There is one in Trastevere, very near to Marta Ray, and another one in the center.) The parfums have a high concentration of natural raw materials for a long duration, and they can also be combined between them to create personal and unique mixes. For your Christmas gifts (regali di Natale) we picked Bois Sacré, an exclusive 100ml sandalwood parfum with intense and deep fragrances.
By Francesca Rosati