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Suggestion for gift from Ischia

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Suggestion for gift from Ischia

a small gift that would be unique from Ischia.

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1. Re: Suggestion for gift from Ischia

No doubt, the thermal cosmetics line that utilizes the special properties found only in the natural thermal waters of the island: for body, face, sun and for men.

Also the perfums called 'Eau de Ischia' : an intense and pleasant smell of citrus and orange.

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2. Re: Suggestion for gift from Ischia

Hi there!

This is perhaps the best-known brand of the thermal cosmetics, based in Forio - over on the east of the island - where you can sometimes visit the plant, though with several other shops and outlets...


However, from the way it swaps to an import/export site when one changes to the English version, perhaps their stuff is available where you are anyway?

Think it was another firm - Ischia Beauty, from Lacco Ameno - who were demonstrating their products this day...


Other ideas....

A wide range of lemony things to choose between - all the way from soap to chocolates!

If you've the space and weight to spare, limon- and a host of other (more luridly-hued) -cellos?


(alternatively, island wine or our ruccolino - which I'll leave you to discover all about once here!)

Ceramic wares of all sorts and prices - but do look for local production, rather than far eastern imports...


Recipe books, for just Ischian or Neapolitan cuisine.. and various other local publications and prints, available in Italian or English from, for example.....



We've made presents of several things variously turned or carved from olive tree wood, which have all gone down well...

And, though not really Ischian, perhaps a pack of one of the odd versions of playing cards used here might appeal to someone? Probably the luck of the draw as to which to pick....


In the back of that shot, the red "longer than it's wide" is a popular lucky charm - for men mostly - that allegedly represents a peperoncino!

Otherwise, you'll find local variants of just about every form of seaside tat known to man...


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3. Re: Suggestion for gift from Ischia

Go to Casa D'Ambra winery--nothing says Ischia like a glass of crisp vino bianco on a hot day...

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4. Re: Suggestion for gift from Ischia

Rucolino! The better cousin of Lemoncello....it is a delicious digestif made on the island!

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