12 Great Gifts from the Land of Israel for Tu BiShvat
Tu BiShvat, the Jewish holiday commonly associated with trees and the Seven Species of the Land of Israel, is upon us! It's the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and to brighten up your winter by bringing in some tree and flower motifs into your home - and we have dozens of special Tu BiShvat-themed gifts from Israel's best artists that do just that!
And in honor of the holiday, between now and January 17, every purchase on our site will help rehabilitate Israel’s forests and plant trees in the Judean hills, as we are donating a portion of our profits to the Jewish National Fund’s reforestation efforts (read more about our campaign here!). So it's the perfect opportunity to stock up on some Judaica and Jewish art, and connect with Israel in a special way while leaving a positive mark on the land!
Check out our top 12 favorite Tu BiShvat gifts below for the best ways to honor the New Year of the Trees. And see our blog for info on Tu BiShvat and its traditions as well as the meanings behind the Seven Species.
Honor both trees and the most famous of the Seven Species with this colorful, hand-painted pomegranate serving bowl from famous Israeli artist Yair Emanuel, featuring a laser-cut pomegranate tree motif adorned with birds. It makes for both a lovely decorative piece as well as festive tableware for holiday or everyday use, and is available in a choice of two different sizes. If you’re looking to add more appreciation for Israel’s nature to your meals this Tu BiShvat and year round, or you simply enjoy contemporary art, this vibrant and beautiful piece is a must-have!
Bring a beautiful tree motif from the Land of Israel into your home this Tu BiShvat with this inspirational wall hanging from renowned Israeli designer Dorit Judaica. The vibrantly colored metal wall art features an elaborate pomegranate tree design along with a stream of water and a Hebrew passage from the Talmud that expresses appreciation for the best that nature has to offer: the sweetness of fruit, the pleasantness of shade, and the earth’s magnificent trees and flowing streams. This beautiful message will be a meaningful way of connecting your home to Israel’s nature and all of God’s natural bounty!
Whenever someone comes to visit your home, make sure the first thing they see is this beautiful Hebrew home greeting from the Land of Israel! This colorful stainless steel wall art from Israeli favorite Dorit Judaica features the Hebrew words "Baruch Ata Bevoacha, Baruch Ata Betzeitcha" (“Blessed are you in coming, blessed are you in going”) along with artful potted flowers. The piece is shaped in the traditional arched style of windows found throughout the Land of Israel and painted blue, a color commonly associated with mysticism and Divine protection for the home.
A unique product of the Land of Israel, this natural, semi-dry pomegranate fruit wine is hand-produced in Kibbutz Ga’aton in the Galilee in a traditional cottage industry fashion, giving it a delicious home-made taste. It’s full of antioxidants and the rich nutrients of the pomegranate, and is certified kosher by the Israeli Rabbinate. You’ll have a new appreciation for Judaism’s most famous fruit and for Israel’s natural bounty after tasting this outstanding wine!
Bring a touch of Israeli art and nature to your shabbat and holiday meals, with this intricately embroidered challah cover from acclaimed Jerusalem-based artist Yair Emanuel. Blending the best of traditional faith and contemporary design, it’s decorated with an array of pomegranate branches, flowers, and birds, along with the Hebrew words "Shabbat VeYom Tov" (“Sabbath and Holiday”). It’s available in a choice of shimmering gold and silver embroidery, rich blue hues, or vibrant reds and pinks - and any one of them will adorn your meals with a touch of elegance and a connection to the Land of Israel!
Another remarkable, eye-catching piece from religious Israeli designer Dorit Judaica is this tree-shaped wall hanging with a powerful Biblical verse. Beautifully made from stainless steel, it features a deeply rooted pomegranate tree surrounding the inspirational Hebrew words of Psalms 1:3, regarding a righteous man who follows the path of God ("And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither and in whatsoever he does he shall prosper"). Combining sleek contemporary style with deep Biblical meaning and inspiration, this wall hanging will make a wonderful addition to any room in your home!
Adorn your home with the inspiring themes of Tu BiShvat every day of the year, with this metal candle holder in the shape of a tree that is colorfully decorated with pomegranates and birds. Crafted by renowned Israeli Judaica artist Yair Emanuel in his Jerusalem studio, it’s available in two different stunning color combinations. The holder fits two tea lights, and will be perfect for your shabbat lights or any other special occasion, while serving as a vibrant, contemporary work of art even when not in use.
This limited-edition, colorful ceramic plaque has been handcrafted by the artists at Tel Aviv family-run studio Art in Clay, and features a beautiful Tree of Life design that’s accented with 24K gold detailing. Bring this poignant symbol of life, creation, and nature into your home, while supporting artists from the Land of Israel! The plaque comes with its own stand or can be hung on a wall, so you can show off your Biblical roots and Jewish pride however you like.
Take part in the Tu BiShvat tradition of indulging in Israel’s natural foods and some of the Seven Species with this delicious gift set from Israeli artisanal brand Lin’s Farm. It includes top-of-the-line kosher cabernet sauvignon red wine from Jerusalem Wineries, pure Israeli olive oil, and all-natural wildflower honey from the Judean hills. Featuring the best that the Land of Israel has to offer, the set comes in a chic gift box and makes a perfect present for Tu BiShvat or any other occasion!
Connect with nature and bring the powerful symbol of the Tree of Life into your daily prayers with this magnificent, embroidered raw silk tallit from acclaimed Jerusalem-based artist Yair Emanuel. It’s made from hand-woven raw silk and decorated along its center and all four corners with stunning Tree of Life motifs, and even comes with a matching tallit bag and kippah. This masterful display of elegance, craftsmanship, and Biblical meaning will make a beautiful gift for a loved one - or upgrade your own Jewish rituals in style!
Another gorgeous, must-have piece from famous Israeli Judaica designer Yair Emanuel is this colorful, hand painted metal hamsa wall hanging. The hamsa is an ancient symbol of luck and Divine protection, and this one is adorned with an intricate tree design featuring vibrantly colored birds and pomegranates. This eye-catching work of art will instantly brighten up any room, while providing a beautiful connection to the Land of Israel!
These hand-painted, wooden shabbat candlesticks feature a colorful scene by Yair Emanuel incorporating the Seven Species: wheat, barley, pomegranates, dates, figs, olives, and grapes. The candlesticks' chic, wavy sides come together to create a unified design, and the outsides are lacquered so they're waterproof and hand-washable. A gorgeous, eye-catching addition to any Jewish home, it will be a festive reminder of the Land of Israel every time you light your shabbat candles!