Affordable Luxury Gift Ideas from Venice

This guest blog post was written by Justin Angelo Patulli, freelance writer and enthusiast of Made in Italy artisanal products.

These days, it seems that everyone is looking for a great deal, especially when shopping for gifts. Regardless of the occasion and who it’s for, we all want to make a good impression when giving a gift. It can be really difficult to find something that is both original and budget friendly. An especially popular genre in gift giving is affordable luxury. This name can be incredibly daunting if you’re looking to stick to a budget. But there’s no need to fret because Venezia Maschere has plenty of options to choose from!

Handcrafted Art made with high-quality materials

If you’re not familiar with this brand, I’d highly recommend browsing the website. It’s an absolute treasure trove of fine art that respects a tradition that dates back many centuries. Their artisans use high-quality, non-toxic materials on all their products. Some of these materials include gold and silver leaf, lace, and Swarovski crystals. This applies to all their masks, regardless of their price point. And fortunately, they offer a wide assortment of masks that cater to a variety of budgets.

There are so many suggestions online when it comes to gifting affordable luxuries. But a quick perusal of these suggestions will reveal ideas that are far from economical. In fact, even something as simple as a bouquet of flowers can cost a fortune! This is a shame, because aside from being pricey and short-lived, flowers also have an incredibly large carbon footprint. If you’re searching for something just as beautiful and personal as flowers, but with less of an environmental and economical impact, consider a piece of art from Venezia Maschere!

Iris – Medium


A beautiful flower skillfully represented by the ceramic and decoration masters. “100% Made in Italy certificate”.

Top picks from venezia maschere

Among the first suggestions that come to mind are any of the Colombina masks. There are so many options available and all at an incredibly affordable cost. The Colombina masks are a classic choice for anyone looking to get into the market of Venetian Carnival masks. They are lightweight, wearable, and made with a strong attention to detail. When you buy one of these, you will be buying authentic artwork, sure to stand the test of time. It sounds too good to be true, and that’s partly true, because with so many options to choose from, you’ll have a challenge choosing one!

Another genre of masks offered by Venezia Maschere is its ceramic ones. These are all hand-painted and hand-crafted by the team in Venice. Painted pottery is a tradition that has existed for centuries and can be found throughout Italy. The Venetians are no exception, having incorporated this art into their mask-making. A few of my favourites are the Giada, Iris, and Eclissi masks. Not only are they available in many colours and sizes, but they also come at accessible prices. Despite their affordability, they posses a luxurious feel to them and showcase the talent and artisanship of the team.

Eclissi – Small


Ceramic Mask handmade available in eight colors. Decorated entirely by hand with acrylic colors by expert decorators according to the most traditional and ancient technique of Venetian masks.

Give a one-of-a-kind gift

If you’ve been searching for affordable luxury gift ideas, I hope you’ve been inspired to shop this brand. To most, owning fine quality art made in Italy would seem unattainable. But Venezia Maschere makes it possible! Gifting someone (or yourself) one of their pieces can be done for less than the cost of the average bouquet of flowers. The choice is clear: if originality and timelessness are influencing factors in your choice, you can’t go wrong with any of this brand’s masks. I’m sure whoever receives your gift from Venezia Maschere will be delighted!

Colombina Terry


Small, wearable, elaborate. Three of the features enclosed in this model of Colombina Terry mask. Every detail, from the structure to the coloring is handmade.