Gifts from Israel Buying Guide
There are so many wonderful gifts to give someone and when it comes from Israel, it is extra special. The Judaica WebStore is proud to have created a great selection of gifts divided by category and chose to showcase just a few of the favorites. Some gifts like those from the Israel Museum or City of David feature precious items based off history, while others show off your faith and love of Israel from ancient to modern times. All of these Jewish gifts from Israel have so much meaning and tradition behind them that anyone can appreciate as long as they have an appreciation for Judaism and Israel. Gifts come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and purposes but it will always bring a little light into the life of anyone who enjoys your gift, or yourself if you are getting something special just for you. Expand your ideas of what to give as a gift and always give a gift from Israel whenever you can!
Israel Museum Gifts
The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is one of Israel's most popular museums, featuring ancient artifacts and art mainly from Israel, but also from around the world. Gift someone with a replica of one of the museums major attractions - the Ahava statue or go for some gorgeous jewelry inspired by amulets from across history. One of the most marvelous things the Israel Museum does is create replicas of artifacts from Jewish communities around the world, so one can give a gift of something from their family's history. Yekis would love a 17th Century mezuzah from Germany while a Spanish Seder plate from the 1400s might really get to the heart of someone with ancestors from the area.
Gifts for Someone You Love
Asides for the words "I love you", another way to show how much you appreciate someone is through a gift that represents your feelings. Heart and love expressions jewelry includes famous Jewish quotes about soulmates and love, as well as adorable heart shaped jewelry, such as this "I love you" necklace. There is also wall art and figurines that you can decorate your home with and share in its joy together. An original sculpture by David Gerstein or a paper-cut by David Fisher will spread the love while showing off the dedication that goes into the relationship. One can also say it simply with something that says the word "love" or in Hebrew, "Ahava" on it, whether it be a t-shirt, a necklace, or a fun set of Ahava coasters that everyone who comes to visit can enjoy.
Cool Jewish Gifts
Not all Jewish gifts from Israel need to be Judaica or jewelry, although there are some unique pieces of Israeli jewelry out there. Here you will find gifts that someone of any age will love, like a classic Adi watch with Hebrew letters or an IDF symbol, a hilarious mug that makes your morning coffee a bit better, and cool keychains that are pure fun among other things. If someone has a knack for Yiddish and uses their phrases here and there, there are plenty of Yiddish themed gifts, like the Shlep tote bag that has some humor and your heritage all in one. Artist Ofek Wertman creates bright home decor and tableware often in a pop-art motif that really makes for a super cool Jewish gift.
Israeli Army gifts are for those who really take pride in the IDF and all it does for the citizens of Israel and the Jewish people. Gift someone with an awesome Adi watch handed out to top units in the IDF with different unit emblems or a great t-shirt featuring one of their favorite units like Paratroopers or Golani, or one that represents them all. You can show your love for the IDF with a necklace or flag that will really stand out or give someone an incredible photo book with images of what a day in the life is for the brave men and women of the IDF. Israeli Army gifts make a great gift for a Bar Mitzvah boy or anyone who aspires to join the IDF one day.
Of course, meaningful gifts from Israel come in all shapes, sizes, and themes, including those based off the Jewish Bible - the Torah. For a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or someone who is interested in learning, a great gift is an incredible Tanach but there are also gifts based off of different stories. Colorful Hoshen jewelry with multi-colored stones represents Israel as a whole while the Tree of Life reminds us of our humble beginnings and bright future. One of the most popular biblical gifts are those with ruby red pomegranates, which have been growing in Israel for thousands of years. Biblical gifts are the ultimate Jewish gift from Israel and will always be the most meaningful.