Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, Bethlehem

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Browse a seemingly endless selection of ornately carved keepsakes and see how they are made at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory. A licensed olive wood factory established in 1925, the site is run by the Giacaman family, now in its third generation. An intricate wooden nativity scene and friendly member of staff will greet you as you enter; take your time to pore over the hundreds of handcrafted objects, from crosses to carved animals--all fitting souvenirs of your trip to Bethlehem. Next door, see the skilled carpenters at work, while the olive wood naturally dries. For Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory and beyond, use our Bethlehem family vacation planner to get the most from your Bethlehem vacation.
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The main tourist traffic in Bethlehem consists of tour groups arriving from Jerusalem, getting a hectic tour of the town, and leaving. But Bethlehem's tangled streets house a number of accommodations worth checking out if you want to extend your stay beyond a brief look around. Located here, there, and everywhere, the hotels in town blend in with the rest of the buildings, so you should certainly plan ahead to make sure you know exactly where yours is. A couple of luxury choices have ornamental interiors, fine-dining restaurants, and pools, while standard hotels and guesthouses abound, along with a few backpacker hostels.
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  • Very helpful staff if needed but you are allowed to browse with no hassle , there is a vast choice of beautiful artefacts and gifts Everything priced so you are aware of cost of what you are buying sh...  more »
  • After a long day of travel throughout the West Bank, I finally reach Bethlehem from the Judean Desert. I was all sweaty but happened to notice a nice looking shop with a beautiful olive tree in the ba...  more »
  • On June 3 We went to Betlehem (Palestine). In our way to The Milk Grotto Chapel, We went to the Blessings Gift Shop for a free map and information about the town. I have to say that I was surprised fo...  more »