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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...

http://www.ischiathermae.com/

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...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/121446578

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?

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/134886479

(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...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/141590932

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

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/130919897

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/130951448

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....

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/141591036

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...

Peter

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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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