Welcome to Gioia Company
Italian Art and Products for unique Italian gifts hand made with love that travels from Italy to you and those who receive your gifts. Shop with us online anytime, in Los Gatos by appointment, or visit us during an open house event. Please check our calendar in the Italian Gifts Online page and for real time gift ideas that may not be shown on the website visit our Facebook page.
Gioia is dedicated to providing unique pieces for Italian weddings. We have great gift ideas for the bride and groom. Please contact us to set up your own Italian wedding registry.
Evoke the memories of Old World Italian Hospitality through quality hand-crafted Italian art in a festival setting. Gioia Company works directly with dedicated Italian Artisans to bring you the finest Italian gifts in the Italian Tradition. These Italian Heritage Art pieces make unusual gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. Treat yourself to a unique Italian treasure for your home that will remind you of the sights, smells and experiences of Italy over and over again.
Gioia Company supports a diverse group of Italian artists and artisans through product sales.. By helping artisans from many regions in Italy to sell their products abroad, Gioia enables the preservation of centuries old handicraft methods in a fiercely competitive era of global mass production. Gioia has personally developed decade old relationships with artisan group and artists working in a variety of mediums: ceramic, inlaid wood, tile, lace, Italian papers, Venetian masks.
There is a story of our Italian heritage behind each hand designed and crafted purchase from Gioia. Contact us to find out more.
The Gioia shopping experience is available at select Italian Festivals, wineries, fine art galleries, and, for your convenience, on the Internet. Each piece is professionally wrapped and carefully shipped to you or any destination that you choose.
Private showings are also available to select customers. To inquire about availability, call 408.640.6628.
About Gioia Italian Gifts Company
Gioia Company founders, Kathy Winkelman and Lee Marie Michals, bring joy to those who give and those who receive with fine Italian and American-Italian arts.
"I knew after a year-long sabbatical in Roma, that one day I would return and work again with the Italian people. I value the traditions, the family life, and the fun loving spirit of my Italian relations. Gioia, which means "joy" in Italian, gives me an opportunity to share these Italian Old World Traditions with others through unusual Italian gifts and home decor. These handcrafted Italian ceramics, masks, and other Italian arts allow me to pass the Italian heritage to future generations."
Kathy and Lee Marie met in 1974 when Lee hired Kathy, a recent Santa Clara University grad, as a travel agent. With her endless energy and magical touch, she taught Kathy that anything is possible. When she retired from the travel business, Lee wasn't ready to sit back and relax. Travel and the opportunity to work with honored Italian craftsman to bring Italian gifts and home decor to America appealed to her. The idea for Gioia Company was born.
The company, founded in 2006, is built on the strong tradition of Old World Hospitality, fine arts and time-honored craftsmanship. Kathy and Lee support a new generation of Italian artisans, both in Italy and the United States, maintain the interest in gifts from Italy and fine art handcrafted by Italian artisans, keeping centuries-old traditions available to their clients. Many of their Italian gifts are still manufactured by a family business or a single artisan, guaranteeing unique and unusual Italian gifts where no two items are exactly the same.
We love the handcrafted Italian art and home decor we carry, spending lots of time researching and meeting those in the business. Each handcrafted Italian gift we purchase is of quality, good value, and comes from someone who loves what they create. All the regions in Italy produce specialty art items for our enjoyment. We continue meeting new artists and bringing their creations to you. Some of our favorites:
Our sorella artist Carla has opened the world to us through the eyes of la maschera, the Italian mask.
The Murano Glass Pendants we carry are standouts at any occasion. Venetian Linens add charm and warmth to the home.
The Italian ceramics we carry are both classical and contemporary representing various regions in Italy. High quality Italian flatware and Murano Glass stemware add the finishing touches to your table.
Sorrento, Italy is a beautiful peninsula and from there we can offer you beautiful, detailed inlaid wood furniture, music boxes, inlaid wood trays, Italian cameos, and Capodimonte florals.
We invite you to browse our collections. We promise to handle your purchase with the utmost care and respect, creating joy for those who give and those who receive. Con ringraziamento!
Show Room Location by appointment only
16395 Roseleaf Court
Los Gatos 95032
15466 Los Gatos Blvd #109-278
Los Gatos, California 95032-2550