Subject: A gift for an Italian couple
Ciao amici!

Our first night in Rome will be spent at the house of a Roman friend. While I know these wonderful people somewhat, I am not on what we could say are intimate terms. We would like to bring a gift from the USA but are unsure what would be appropriate. I had considered a pouind of Seattle's Best Coffee, but, given how fussy Italians are about coffee, I am not sure that is a good idea.

What type of gift would be appropriate and, hopefully, appreciated. It need to be small enough to carry on board a plane and not require any special care.

I can't be the first person to have this problem.

Suggestions are appreciated!