The 25 Best Israel Gifts Online: From The Holy Land To Your Doorstep

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If you’re looking for unique and meaningful gifts from Israel, look no further! In this Israel gift guide, you will find inspiration from this tiny country that is rich in culture and history. Its vibrant and diverse communities have given rise to some of the most beautiful and fascinating art, jewelry, food, and other souvenirs in the world, which is why you will find all sorts of Israeli gift ideas. From Jewish gifts to Arab food and Armenian pottery, there’s something for everyone when it comes to Israeli gifts.

In this post, we’ll explore some of the best and most exciting gifts and souvenirs from Israel that celebrate its rich cultural heritage. From traditional handicrafts to modern designs, we’ll show you how to bring a piece of Israel into your home or surprise your loved ones with a truly unique and special gift. So, let’s get started!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts from Israel by budget.

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The 25 best gifts from Israel with a photo of Tel Aviv

Israel gifts for large budgets

#1 Olive wood carving

Olive wood backgammon and chess board made in Israel
Olive wood backgammon and chess board

Are you looking for authentic souvenirs from Israel that are both beautiful and practical? Then olive wood carving products are exactly what you need!

Not only are they handcrafted with care and precision, but they’re also made from one of the most abundant natural resources in the region. Whether you’re looking for a stunning backgammon board (like the one in the photo that I got for my brother) or a set of kitchen utensils, you’ll find a wide range of high-quality olive wood products on Etsy.

Plus, you’ll be supporting local artisans and preserving an important part of Israel’s cultural heritage.


#2 Map of Israel

Geometrical map of Israel
Photo courtesy of Lasaris

A map of Israel is a great gift. Period.

Because who doesn’t love maps?

Especially ones that are as beautiful as this geometric one. Whether the recipient is a geography buff, a history nerd, or just someone who likes pretty things, a map of Israel is the perfect addition to their home decor.

For more map designs, check out Etsy.


#3 Eilat stone necklace

An eilat stone necklace from Israel
Photo courtesy of Shira Jewelry

Are you looking for the best Israel gifts for women?

Then this Eilat stone necklace is exactly what you need. Not only is it a beautiful piece of jewelry with its deep turquoise color, but the Eilat stone is also the national stone of Israel. Making it the perfect way to carry a piece of Israel with her wherever she goes.


#4 National Israel trail map

Map of the Israel Trail
Photo courtesy of Tell Your Trail

Whether the recipient actually completed the National Trail of Israel or not, a map of this legendary trail across the country is a great Israeli gift idea either way!


#5 Armenian-style pottery

Plate decorated in typical Armenian Jerusalem style
Armenian-style plate

I know, it may sound a bit weird to include Armenian-style pottery as gifts from Israel, but hear me out.

Because it’s actually a gift that’s steeped in Israel’s history and tradition. Handcrafted by Armenian artists who settled in Jerusalem centuries ago, these stunning pieces of pottery blend the styles and techniques of the ancient Armenian tradition with the rich cultural heritage and buildings of the Holy Land. Whether it’s a beautifully painted vase, a colorful plate, or a unique serving dish, these pieces are guaranteed to add a touch of elegance and charm to any home.


#6 Wall art

Photo courtesy of Cami Franco Designs

Are you looking for Jewish housewarming gifts or would you just like to give traditional Jewish gifts for the home?

Then Israel-themed wall art is the way to go!

From metal Birkat Habayit blessings to canvas prints of iconic landscapes, these pieces are the perfect addition to any home.


#7 Judaica items

Magnificent Silver Plated Kiddush Cup on Base
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Judaica items like a Kiddush cup and menorah are beautiful Jewish gifts to bring a touch of tradition and culture to any Jewish household. These items are not only beautiful and meaningful but also serve an important role in Jewish religious rituals.

Whether they’re celebrating Hanukkah or Shabbat, a handmade menorah or a beautiful Kiddush cup from Israel is the perfect way to elevate their holiday celebrations.


Israel gifts for mid-budget

#8 Books about Israel

Israel: A simple guide to the most misunderstood country on earth
Book about Israel

Israel: A simple guide to the most misunderstood country on earth

If you are looking for Israel gifts for someone who is into history and who loves to read history books with a bit of humor to it, this book is the perfect gift.


Book titled: Can we talk about Israel?
Can we talk about Israel?

Can we talk about Israel? A guide for the curious, confused, and conflicted

The second book on this list is also great for history buffs, but also for people who love to understand more about the complicated Palestinian-Israeli conflict from someone who understands and who is compassionate with both sides of the conflict.


A book titled: Spies of no country: Israel's secret agents at the birth of the Mossad
Spies of no country

Spies of no country: Israel’s secret agents at the birth of the Mossad

The last book on this list is great for people who love to learn more about the Israeli secret police and how they came into existence.


#9 Dead Sea beauty products

Two dead sea products from Israel
Dead Sea beauty products

The Dead Sea is known for its high mineral content, which has been shown to help hydrate, soothe, and rejuvenate skin. Or as my tour guide told me, it will make you look 20 years younger.

Now, I’m not so sure about those 20 years, but my skin did feel very smooth after applying the mud!

So if you are looking for the best gifts from Israel for people who are into beauty products and skin care, Dead Sea items are the perfect gift. In fact, I personally bought Dead Sea face masks as Israeli souvenirs for my mom and sister-in-law after I visited the Holy Land.

So whether you’re looking for a luxurious face mask or a nourishing body lotion, Dead Sea beauty products from Israel are the perfect way to treat someone special (or yourself, I won’t judge) to some well-deserved quality time.


#10 Travel guides

Travel guide: The holy land for Christian travelers
The holy land for Christian travelers

The holy land for Christian travelers

Israel attracts all sorts of travelers and you can find a matching travel guide for each of them. For example, if you are looking for Israeli gifts for a Christian who is travelings to Israel soon, then this travel guide is the gift you need,


DK Eyewitness Jerusalem travel guide
DK Eyewitness Jerusalem

DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories

For non-religious people who just want to explore all of the country’s beauty, the DK Eyewitness guide is perfect!


Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories travel guide

Lonely Planet Israel & The Palestinian Territories

The last guidebook on this list is also my favorite one: The Lonely Planet. It’s great for people who travel on a budget and who plan to travel around the country using public transport.


#11 Israel food gift basket

Snacks Bundle Osem, Israeli Bamba Peanut Butter, Bissli Onion Grill Falafel BBQ,
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Alright, before you continue, I have to warn you. This list of Israeli gifts is filled with food gifts.

And you know what? I’m not even sorry about it. Because Israel is food, and whoever visits Israel inevitably will fall in love with the food. And that makes food and snacks the ultimate souvenirs from Israel, such as this snack basket that’s filled with typical snacks, such as Bamba (peanut-flavored chips, one of my favorites) and more!

Alternatively, you can go for the food box which includes things such as tahini, halva (see #24), and grape syrup.


#12 Hebrew course

Learn to Read Hebrew in 6 weeks book
Hebrew course

Are you looking for the perfect Israeli gift that will really impress your loved one?

Well, look no further than a Hebrew course! Not only will it provide them with a valuable new skill, but it will also give them the ability to communicate with the locals and truly immerse themselves in Israeli culture.


#13 Handmade mug

A colorful mug with "Shalom"
Photo courtesy of Blue Noemi

This handmade Shalom mug is the perfect Jewish gift to bring a touch of Israel and peace (or “Shalom” in Hebrew) to the recipient’s morning cup of coffee or tea. Crafted with care in a small studio in the Judean desert, this mug is both beautiful and functional. Plus, it’s made with high-quality, food-safe materials that are safe for both the microwave and dishwasher. It’s the perfect way to add some Holy Land charm to their daily routine.


#14 Hebrew name necklace

Necklaces with names written in Hebrew
Photo courtesy of Black White Customize

Are you looking for unique and personalized Israel gifts?

Then you will love these necklaces with their name in Hebrew!

Not only is it a beautiful and meaningful piece of jewelry, but it’s also a great way to show off their Jewish heritage (even if they can’t read Hebrew!).


#15 Cookbooks

Cookbook called: Sababa: Fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen
Sababa

Sababa: Fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen

Israel is one of those countries that simply breathes food. So an Israeli cookbook is always a good idea, whether the recipient is a pro cook or not, with this super simple, yet delicious Sababa Israeli cookbook, they can’t go wrong.


Jerusalem: a cookbook
Jerusalem: a cookbook

Jerusalem: a cookbook

Are you looking for Israeli gifts for people who love Jerusalem and food? Then this cookbook with inspiration from all the different cultures that reside in the city is perfect!


A cookbook called Zahav: A world of Israeli cooking
Zahav

Zahav: A world of Israeli cooking

The last cookbook on this list is written by an Israeli chef who opened the eponymous restaurant in Philadelphia.


#16 Cork pouch

A make-up bag with hebrew letters
Photo courtesy of Reminder To Love

If you’re on the hunt for cute Israel gifts for her, I’ve got just the gift for you – a cork pouch with “love” in Hebrew.

Not only is it a practical gift, but it’s also made in Jerusalem and it’s sure to bring a smile to their face every time they use it. Plus, they can bring a taste of Israel wherever they go!


#17 Mezuzah

Glass Mezuzah
Glass Mezuzah

Are you looking for meaningful Jewish gifts for the home?

Then a beautiful mezuzah such as this one that they can put on their doorpost is a great gift idea.

Not only is a mezuzah a beautiful and traditional piece of Jewish decor, but it also serves as a reminder of their connection to God and their commitment to living a good life.


Israel gifts for small budgets

#18 Israeli spices

Bowls filled with salads and spices and a mug decorated in Armenian-style with Jerusalem
Photo courtesy of Holy Land House

Israel is a foodies’ paradise, and with this gift, you can bring paradise right into the recipient’s home!

You can either go for the ancient bled of Zaatar that has been enjoyed in the Middle East for centuries. Or go for the classic Israel food gift, and buy a jar of falafel spices, so they can make this crispy, golden deliciousness at home.

Whether the recipient is a seasoned chef or a newbie in the kitchen, Israeli spices are a great way to spice up their life (and food).


#19 Israel-themed coloring book for adults

Coloring book titled"Fantastic Israel: A creative journey to the land of Israel
Fantastic Israel coloring book

If you are looking for unique and fun Israel gifts for your artsy friend, an Israel-themed coloring book for adults is the perfect choice!

Not only does it offer a relaxing activity for a chill night in, but it also features beautiful and iconic scenes from the Holy Land. It’s a great way to connect with Israel’s culture and history, while also unleashing your creative side.


#20 Holy land gifts

Israel gift box with: Blessed holy water, soil, oil, and incense
Blessed holy water, soil, oil, and incense

Looking for a gift that’s not only beautiful but also carries a deeper meaning?

Then Blessed Holy Land gifts from Israel are a perfect choice!

These unique and special gifts from Israel include pure water from the Jordan River, soil from Jerusalem, virgin olive oil from Bethlehem, incense, and an olive wood cross.


#21 Israel-themed shirt

T-shirt with Jerusalem and the skyline of the city
Photo courtesy of Frontier Finds

Are you looking for practical Israel gifts? Then check out Etsy to find all sorts of Israel-themed shirts, such as this one with the skyline of Jerusalem for people who love the Holy City.


#22 Wine

Bottle of wine from Israel
Photo courtesy of Drizly

Wine from Galilee is one of the best gifts from Israel. Not only because it’s tasty, but also because it has a long and storied history that goes all the way back to biblical times.

That’s right, Jesus himself may have enjoyed a glass or two of Galilean wine back in the day (or at least he changed water into Galilee wine)!

Not only that, but Galilee is also the most popular wine region in Israel, known for producing some of the finest and most flavorful wines in the world. So, if you want to impress your friends and family with a gift that’s steeped in history and bursting with flavor, then a bottle of Galilean wine is exactly what you need.


#23 Challah cover

Challah cover
Challah cover

A challah cover isn’t just any piece of cloth – it’s an essential part of any Shabbat or holiday table.

Not only does it add a touch of elegance and tradition to their bread, but it also serves an important purpose in Jewish rituals, making it one of the best Jewish gifts for any occasion.


#24 Sweats from Israel

Photo courtesy of Eat Jerusalem goods

What’s a list of the best gifts from Israel without including some of the best treats and sweets in the country?

My personal favorite?

Halva!

Even though this sesame-made sweet has an Arabic origin, you can find it all over the country making it a super popular souvenir from Israel to bring home. Alternatively, you can go for a complete Jerusalem candy box (see photo) with sesame bars, halva, lukum, and coconut candy.


#25 Israel travel journal

Israel travel journal
Israel travel journal

If you’re looking for the best Israeli gifts for travelers, this travel journal is what you need.

Not only is it a practical and thoughtful present, but it also allows the lucky recipient to document their adventures in the Holy Land. They can jot down their impressions of the bustling streets of Tel Aviv, their experiences at the Western Wall, and their culinary escapades sampling all the hummus and falafel they can handle. (Good thing that this travel journal won’t judge them for eating their weight in Israeli food)

And the best part? They can relive their Israeli journey over and over again, even long after they’ve returned home.


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25 Amazing Israel gifts & souvenirs with a photo of Jaffa port at sunset

FAQ about Israeli and Jewish gifts

What is famous in Israel to buy?

Israel is famous for a variety of unique products and souvenirs. Some popular items include Dead Sea beauty products, diamonds, Armenian-style pottery, olive wood carvings, Judaica items, hamsas, spices, and holy land Christian gifts.

Final note on these Israeli gifts

Alright, I hope that this guide helped you to find the best gifts from Israel for any recipient. And if you need a bit more help, check out the editor’s personal top 3!

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 29-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!