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The New Casa Mia Holiday Gift Guide for 2023

By December 20, 2023June 11th, 20243 Comments
2023 holiday gift guide

Are you struggling to come up with original gift ideas last-minute? Let Casa Mia help you. We’ve curated a holiday gift guide with presents we ourselves would love to receive.

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, thoughts for distant relatives, or the blow-out impressive gift for your significant other, we have you covered. With our own passions in mind we decided to compile a personally curated guide of ethical gifts to celebrate a kinder holiday season for people, planet and animals alike.

The best gift is one that gives back, so you’ll find cruelty-free and sustainable products, and gifts that support farmers, producers and small businesses.

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One of our favorite Italian destinations awaits!

Explore the culinary delights of Emilia-Romagna with our exclusive tours in Bologna and Parma. Discover the rich flavors of Parmigiano, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar in Parma, or join a cooking class at Casa Mia.

In Bologna, immerse yourself in the vibrant market scene, enjoy an aperitivo, or dine with a local. Tailored and custom experiences ensure a unique adventure, blending history, culture, and gastronomy.

Whether savoring local specialties or exploring vineyards, these tours promise an unforgettable taste of Italy.

Join us and let the beauty of Emilia-Romagna awaken your soul.


Adopt a Sheep

Remote adoption of animals in exchange for maintenance and breeding expenses, can guarantee a shipment of products like milk, cheese, wool, and fertilizer, but also foster the preservation of the territory it is pasture raised in with its flock.
Look for farms and animal shelter sanctuaries near you, or you can adopt a sheep from Porta Dei Parchi, one of our favorite organic farms in Abruzzo.


EspressOH Skincare & Makeup

A makeup brand launched by Chiara Cascella in 2018. Influenced by the simplicity of Italian flair, products focus on the basics found in every woman’s cosmetics bag — from foundation and concealer to mascara and lipstick. The Aroma Lipstick, made with Arabica seed oil for added hydration, is a fan favorite. All the products are crafted in Italy, cruelty-free and nickel-tested. Also, if you’re ever in Italy, keep your eyes peeled for the brand’s pop-up hybrid coffee and make-up bar.


Nut Milk Maker

Prepare homemade plant-based milk in minutes. This nut milk machine blends nuts and grains to achieve a smooth, rich and creamy milk and a variety of hot & cold plant-based beverages, including creamers, lattes, smoothies and shakes.


Nut Milk Bags

For an even more natural experience, use these 100% organic cotton bags in a durable, high quality and reusable set of 4. The bags allow you to squeeze out the liquid more quickly and easily to achieve the smoothest, most delicious nut milks, juices, you can also use them to brew cold brew, and even make your own vegan cheese, all without the unwanted pulp.


Hydroflask Water Bottle

Help keep the planet free of plastic pollution. The water bottle is made with pro-grade stainless steel that ensures durability, and no flavor transfer. The carry loop makes it easy to carry. Keeps beverages cold pp to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours.


Wooden Balance Bike for Kids & Toddlers

Eco-friendly balance bike handmade with wood from fast-growing birch trees, airless tires, an adjustable seat, non-toxic handlebar grips, and harmless adhesives and paints, benefitting both children and planet.


Vitamix Food Cycler FC-50

While this is a bit on the pricier side, this is the ideal gift for anyone who, like us, is all about minimizing food waste. It’s essentially an automatic composter: Throw in your fruit and veggie cores and peels, chicken bones, eggshells, anything you’d compost and it turns it into fertilizer that you can use for your plants or garden, overnight. The carbon filter lid reduces odors, so you can store your scraps until the bucket is full, making it ideal for indoor use. And quieter cycles mean you can run it multiple times a day, year round.


Edgar’s Mission

Not-for-profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals Edgar’s Mission provides safe haven for rescued farm animals and a range of kindness holiday gifts. From pajamas, cookbooks and Christmas cards to calendars, you can also support these tireless animal advocates with a gift donation in a loved one’s name.


Advent Calendars for Your Pets

Whether it’s salmon snacks for your cats, or freeze dried meat treats for your dogs, here’s the best stocking stuffer for your pets: an advent calendar to reward our fur babies every day for their unconditional love.


Bonus tip: Start travel planning ahead for 2024! Book a food tour, a cooking class or a wine tasting with us in RomeFlorence, Emilia-RomagnaNaples, Amalfi Coast or Sicily to gift yourself or someone you love an unforgettable Italy travel experience. Subscribe to our newsletter to get insider tips on new destinations!

Happy holidays!


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