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If you can't make it to New York's colossal Italian food emporium Eataly before the holidays, no big deal: Eataly will ship gift boxes of Italian delights to you. These gift boxes range in price, starting around $30 with a box of five artisan pastas or the "We Love Mario" box which features, you guessed it, Mario Batali-branded sauces with pastas to pair. At the high end, there's an "Ultimate Italy" box with fancy balsamic vinegar and olive oil, white truffle puree, saffron, pastille candies, and more.