Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, Bethlehem
(4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Incredibly handsome people who run the store. Got to see how they cut out things in the store and they have a panoramic view of Bethlehem on the roof! An incredible amount of good in the shop!
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  • Very nice owners, he waved us in, as we passed, but stressed that we need to buy nothing, what was then indeed with him! We were then on his roof climb, from where one has a super view in all directions, have been sitting there for long and made our lunch.
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  • More than a store of memories, it is above all an extraordinary meeting, we'd like to find more when traveling alone. I was looking for a taxi, Baldwin helped organize a trip for a day and a half Hebron, Jericho and all the places I wanted to visit in the surrounding area at a price defying all competition, explaining exactly the driver to trust what I wanted to do. Then, I was thirsty, he immediately gave me a bottle of water and icing on the cake, as I had some time before me, he took me to one of the great falafel in the city and did not want me to pay. At no time I got to buy him a single article. And I saw him in action with its customers, it will never push them to consumption, the free leash and their fact consistently great discounts. In any case, they left all smile on his lips. His main concern seems to perpetuate the tradition, ethics and the quality of the service of his father and his grandfather. It's why he came back to New Zealand where he was a quality job. I recommend with all my heart to greet him in his shop in order to share a moment with him, talk to him to France where he likes to go and the view from its roof is splendid. Thanks for all Bassem. I wish you all what he is ' a best to you and your family.
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