While pasta doesn’t traditionally make an appearance on the Christmas dinner table, it does belong under the Christmas tree! As a group of extreme pasta fanatics, we know a thing or two about pasta gifting and have compiled our favourite presents for the pasta aficionados in your life. Whether your friends and family are just starting out in their pasta-loving journey, or are well on their way to becoming master sfogline, we have the perfect Christmas gift for every kind of pasta lover!
Christmas Gifts for Pasta Eaters
These gifts are ideal for the pasta enthusiasts who prefer to spend their time eating rather than making pasta. And we can’t blame them. With these delicious options, pasta Christmas gifts never looked more appealing!
1. Pasta Evangelists Gourmet Pasta Gift Subscription
This is the gift that keeps on giving - a subscription for authentic fresh pasta. With both popular Italian classics and lesser-known regional dishes, your loved one may even discover a new favourite meal in our Gourmet Pasta Gift Subscription! As far as pasta Christmas gifts go, this option checks all the boxes – or maybe just one, it contains pasta. From £34
2. Pasta Evangelists Gourmet Pasta Gift Cards
Not convinced by a pasta subscription? Perhaps a gift card would suit your needs better. With a Pasta Evangelists gift card, you can give the gift of fresh, artisanal pasta whenever the mood strikes. If you think your favourite pasta lover would prefer learning the art of creating it, there are also gift cards to a variety of pop-up pasta masterclasses. Regardless of which option you choose, we guarantee your gift will be met with enthusiasm and gratitude! From £20
3. Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto by Marc Vetri
Mastering Pasta sits pride of place atop my bookshelf and goes into detail on how to make all types of pasta as well as a selection of sauces to pair with them. While Vetri highlights the classics, he also includes innovative new approaches and flavour combinations. As there are step-by-step instructions accompanied by pictures, this is the perfect pasta Christmas gift for anyone from complete novice to an experienced sfoglina. You also can’t go past the incredible food photography! Guaranteed to be well-used and appreciated by whoever receives it, this is the perfect pasta related gift! £22.50
4. Pasta Evangelists Pasta Feasting Boxes
Is there anything more Christmasy than gifting a feast? A Pasta Evangelists Pasta Feasting Box will not only help you spread the Christmas spirit, but you will also help you spread the great Christmas tradition of over-indulgence. In each of these pasta gift boxes, there are three gourmet dishes which are easily prepared into a delectable feast fit for re e regine (kings and queens in Italian). If you’re lucky, they may even invite you to bend the knee and share in the banquet! From £21
Pasta Related Gifts for the Home Cook
This next level of gift is perfect for those who are early on in their pasta making exploits. This selection of pasta Christmas gifts all help make pasta production approachable and fun!
5. Pasta Evangelists Pasta Masterclasses
Do you have a friend who has always wanted to perfect their homemade gnocchi recipe? Perhaps a cousin who just went vegan and is missing their favourite tagliatelle al pesto? This selection of pasta masterclasses is perfect for anyone with a love of cooking. Each class comes with an Italian aperitivo and take-home pasta feast! From £48
Too many options? You can always pick one of our gift cards for pasta masterclasses. Then your favourite pasta lover can choose the class that's best for them. From £50
6. Pasta Evangelists Pasta Making Kits
These kits are the perfect gift for the pasta lovers in your life who are trying to make their own fresh homemade pasta! With one of our luxury pasta-making kits, your friends and family will be pros in no time (and you will likely enjoy the benefits). Our kits come complete with hand-crafted pasta tools, specialist ingredients and step-by-step instructions from our chefs. All pasta lovers, from the complete novice to the experienced chef, will enjoy the fine tools and ingredients of these kits. From £25
7. Pasta by Antonio Carluccio
Who knew that pasta predates the Roman Empire? We do, after reading Pasta by Antonio Carluccio (a well-known London-based chef and restaurateur) with its thrilling section on the history of pasta. Each of his recipes includes instructions on making fresh pasta as well as the perfect sauce to pair with it, along with its origins. Soon, your amica will be exploring the 20 regions of Italy from the comfort of their kitchen! £14.99
Christmas Gifts for Pasta Pros
Our final section is for the true pastaia you’re blessed to have in your life! They have been making pasta for years, frequent the homeland, and already have their own set of tools. What to get the pasta lover who has everything? Read on.
8. Pasta Evangelists Advanced Pasta Masterclasses:
This select group of pasta masterclasses are aimed at those who’ve already mastered the basics. From the Advanced Pasta Workshop to the Winter Truffle Pasta Masterclass, these are sure to be the perfect Christmas gift for even the most advanced pasta aficionado. These specialised classes aren’t just informative; they come with an Italian aperitivo and the opportunity to take home a feast of fresh pasta! From £48
Too many options? You can always pick one of our gift cards for pasta masterclasses. Then your friend or family can choose the class that is best for them. From £50
9. Philips Pasta Extruder
Does your pasta-loving friend already have a pasta machine? For only the most dedicated, the Philips Viva Collection Pasta Extruder is the ultimate gift for the sfogline among us. Extruding pasta is the next step for those that have mastered rolled, egg-based pasta making. This machine will help your friends and family to produce the classic shapes such as penne and spaghetti. £170
We hope you’ll spread the pasta love with one (or more!) of these incredible pasta Christmas gifts. We guarantee you that your friends and loved ones with thank you (and likely reward you with some fresh homemade pasta). And who knows? Maybe we’ve persuaded you to serve a bowl of tagliatelle covered in ragù alla bolognese and dusted in parmigiano reggiano at your next holiday gathering.