Every year, it is always the same old refrain: you have hardly arrived in the city that you already want to buy the miraculous cream for your aunt’s hair, the lucky red thread for all your family and friends, or the new Magen David star to add to your collection. But why bother when there are truly better gifts options?
From accessories to food and drinks, design and skincare, here are our 5 cool and trendy gifts ideas from Tel Aviv!
Arty gifts by Traits Design
Discover Traits, a young French-Israeli brand that designs elegant, graphic and playful products for all ages. Based on values such as happiness, relaxation and creativity, parts of Tel Aviv DNA, Traits offers a variety of playful cards, t-shirts, maps, coloring books, etc. starting from 10 shekels. A tip from us: enjoy 10% off on all the shop until December 25 with the code TRAITSHappy. You can also find their products at the Bauhaus Center boutique on Dizengoff Street.
Black and White Photography gifts
If you want to offer a present that reflects Tel Aviv spirit, there is no better idea than photography! PhotoHouse is one of Israel’s most valuable private archives of historical photography. There, you will find posters showcasing Tel Aviv streets, fashion, people, workers, children but also Israeli landscapes, cities and historical events, between the years 1930 and 1970. Prices around 100-200 shekels.
Address: Tchernichovski 5
Sunday – Thursday : 10:00 - 18:00 ; Friday 10:00 - 13:00
Are you in a rush to find a local gift for your relatives? You cannot go wrong if you bring back some Israeli alcohol (high-quality wines produced in Israel or a bottle or Arak, the Israeli anise), dry fruits (mango, pineapple, banana, strawberry are the best), and, most importantly a big jar of silan, a vegan honey-syrup made from dates, tasty alternative to honey or maple syrup.
Head to Sabon, an Israeli brand of skincare created in 1997 in Tel Aviv. Its first shop, located on Sheinkin Street, is magnificent. Starting by the vintage machines in the window-glass and all the colorful bottles, tubes and jars in the shop taking you to another world: a bathroom products paradise. The best part: the sink space where you can test all the sugar scrubs and hand creams. You won’t leave the store empty-handed!
Address: Sheinkin 21
Prices from 20 shekels
Gift for the feet
Do you know MOSES? Colorful, cool and comfy, they are the ultimate summer slippers and embody perfectly the aesthetics and vibes of Tel Aviv. You can find MOSES slippers in almost any shoes store of the city. You can also buy them online and currently enjoy 20% off with the code #HOLIDAYMADNESS so you and your loved ones will be able to feel Tel Aviv to their “toetips”!