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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  • my wife and i went to a couple of shops,holding off our purchases before coming to this store as we wanted to compare the prices. after visiting this shop today i finally understand why this shop has ...  more »
  • Accidentally wandered in the souvenir shop near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, attracted by the bizarre fragments of barrels of old olive and craft projects from them. Inside many souvenirs made so that reveal amazing warm fragrant olive nature. Here and tableware-mortar boards, bowls, spoons. And souvenirs. Very friendly host-each gave an inexpensive but charming refrigerator magnets. I heart olive. Showed how arranged production. It is an ancient family from him. Then there was an excursion to the roof, where showed all attractions-Irodium, etc. But on the incredible: he arranged for us to tour in the mountains of Palestine, in monasteries in rocks. There are also Russian monastery. While on the road drove in an olive grove with old trees, from which takes the wood for their crafts. In General, very good people. Thanks to them we have come to know and love.
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  • Bassem (& his father who we knew some years ago) are the kindest and most generous of gentlemen. We re-visited their olive wood shop and workshop a few weeks ago after previously purchasing from there...  more »