Here are the top 5 made-in-Italy gifts for San Valentino according to Bell Italia. On February 14, the whole world is celebrating Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to love and lovers. An occasion to exchange displays of affection, promises and… gifts. It is, therefore, a business that, according to the data released by Codacons, in 2018 developed, only in Italy, a turnover of about EUR 350 million, and that is only counting flowers, chocolate and other similar objects.
In our country, there are approximately 12 million lovers who will celebrate Valentine’s Day by exchanging a gift. 30% of them will opt for a floral tribute: red roses are at the top, symbol of love and passion. Slightly higher (35%) is the percentage of those who will choose a box of chocolates or sweets. Stuffed animals are in third place among the most popular gifts on Valentine’s Day, with a market share of about 17%. To follow, jewelry (10%) and valuables (3%).
Valentine’s Day is also an excellent occasion to enjoy a romantic dinner. In this regard, lovers are willing to spend even 30 euro for a bottle of good Italian wine; the number one preference is, needless to say, the extremely popular prosecco. Here at Bell Italia, we have selected the top 5 gifts for Valentine’s Day, rigorously Made in Italy.
Since 1890, Crispo is synonymous with quality and strictly Made in Italy in the confectionery sector. Over a century of history and a great secret: selecting high-quality raw materials and processing them with the care of an artisan. The company from Campania exports its products in as many as 45 countries. For Valentine’s Day, Crispo offers delicious heart-shaped sweets: the Amorini (the cherubs). “A sweet and tasty little something to tell those you love that you will never leave them”. Filled with dark chocolate, Amorini are available in white, pink and sky-blue color, or assorted. A gift that will allow lovers to color their moments of sweetness with simplicity and imagination.
Since 1925 Loacker delights children and adults with its wafers: nearly a billion pieces produced every year and an always-growing business, mostly thanks to the great quality of its products and to the push of the foreign markets (Loacker is present in more than 100). The company has recently lost one of its pillars: Armin Loacker, son of the founder, has, in fact, passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 78 years. He is credited with the great merit of having focused on export, giving the company prestige and an international dimension. For Valentine’s Day, Loacker has thought of a very special gift: a refined tin box in retro-style, containing some of the best delicacies of the house Loacker, the Classic Minis, available in four variants. Because, underlines the company “your beloved’s heart must be won with sweetness”.
As mentioned, many Italians for Valentine’s Day will have a romantic dinner, accompanied by a good local wine. The wine industry is no doubt one of the pillars of the Italian agri-food sector, boasting a turnover of over EUR 6 billion in 2018 (corresponding to a 3% growth compared to the previous year); the credit goes mainly to prosecco, more and more sought-after beyond the national borders (+15% in the United States, +12,5 in the United Kingdom), whereas the demands of still wines are decreasing, though just slightly (for more details, click here).
Here at Bell Italia, among the top Italian-made gifts for Valentine’s Day, we recommend an exceptional wine, which is from Apulia, just like us, and which, this year, has been awarded the prestigious recognition “3 bicchieri 2019” by Gambero Rosso (link): the Five Roses 74th anniversary, produced by the Cantina Leone de Castris. It consists in negramaro and malvasia nera di Lecce, and captivates the senses for its freshness and the aromas of blueberry and black currant, as well as a note of rose. A delicacy to be consumed all year round, but even more so on Valentine’s Day, during a dinner of risotto, fish, white meat or, why not, sushi.
Ferrero proposes to all lovers some of its top products, for a surprising and… tasty Valentine’s gift. It consists of three beautiful heart-shaped packs. The red heart contains the chocolates that are a symbol of Valentine’s Day: Mon Cheri. The golden box is that of an inimitable and fanciful classic: Ferrero Rocher; finally, the white box is that of Raffaello, a unique and delicate specialty tasting like almond and coconut.
“Melt the Heart of the person you love”: with this slogan, Perugina has launched a very special pack of Baci Perugina, dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Number one of our special list of the top Italian-made gift for Valentine’s Day, the Tin Heart Baci Perugina contains the inimitable cocoa and hazelnut chocolates, embellished by a heart-shaped box. Moreover, in the Italian edition, the love notes wrapped together with the chocolates will be signed by Mara Maionchi and the singer Enrico Nigiotti. Available in various formats, the Tin Heart Baci Perugina is a proposal for a Valentine’s gift par excellence!
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