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. Plan to see Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bethlehem tour itinerary site .
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  • I really wanted to buy an olive wood crib and had been looking around various locations for a couple of days previously to visiting this shop (in Jerusalem for instance). Bassem offers a good choice, ...  more »
  • We have bought wholesale from this factory for almost a year and every order has been a great experience. Before we found this factory we bought from 7 different suppliers and had a lot of bad experie...  more »
  • Bassem provided us with a fantastic experience in Bethlehem. Incredibly hospitable and friendly, he takes a genuine interest in ensuring visitors to Bethlehem are left with a positive experience. An a...  more »

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