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Holiday gift inspirations from Palestine

Are you starting to look for holiday gifts?  Artisans in Palestine are gearing up for the holiday season, so we’ve uploaded many of their new works to our online shop.  Come take a look at our fresh lineups! 

When you buy gifts from Sunbula, you are also giving a gift of livelihood to our artisans.  You are helping them support their families and making it possible for the traditional crafts to live on --- it’s a gift that continues giving.  

Here are our top picks for handmade gift inspirations from Palestine for this holiday season.    


Palestine in a Bag 
This limited edition gift bag is a collection of unique handmade crafts by seven artisan groups from different parts of Palestine, and will be shipped in a complimentary shopping tote printed with Sunbula’s new logo.  We have curated 2 different mixes just for this holiday season, and are offering them at a special discount price!

The Warda Bag comes with an embroidered cushion cover from Hebron, a small embroidered pouch from Gaza, an olive-wood bowl from Bethlehem, a Bedouin wool-felted donkey from Jerusalem, an embroidered face mask from Ramallah, and a bar of olive oil soap from Nablus.


The Hatta Bag comes with an embroidered hatta scarf from Gaza, a small leather pouch from Hebron, an olive-wood bowl from Bethlehem, a Bedouin wool-felted donkey from Jerusalem, an embroidered face mask from Ramallah, and a bar of olive oil soap from Nablus.  








Hand-woven Majdalawi Christmas Stocking 

Introducing a brand-new Christmas stocking from Atfaluna Crafts, made with the rare, hand-woven Majdalawi textile that originated from the city of Majdal in historic Palestine.  Adorned with embroidered 'saru (cypress)’ motif and tassels with wooden beads, it is a must-have for this holiday.



Hand-embroidered Cushion Cover with Palestinian Cities 

This cushion cover makes for a truly special gift for someone who loves Palestine.  It is embroidered on linen with the names of Palestinian cities and towns in stylized Arabic, framed by bright-colored silk.  Each stitch is planted with love by the artisans of the Women's Program Center in Amari refugee camp, the West Bank.

Embroidered Linen Coin Purse

To those who may think hand-embroidery is expensive, we have affordable options like this pretty coin purse.  Made by skilled artisans of Idna Ladies Association in the Hebron area of the West Bank, there is that uncompromising beauty of Palestinian embroidery in its small size.



Leather Laptop Case / Document Holder with Embroidered Strap 

Jelld, the youth-led social enterprise in Hebron, rolled out some exciting new products this year, including this document / laptop holder!  It is hand-crafted from genuine, locally-sourced leather, and has a beautiful embroidered strap to securely fasten your laptop.  

Cotton Baby Bib with Bird Embroidery 

Give that special baby this adorable hand-made bib from Palestine.  Made by Surif Women’s Cooperative, one of the longest-running women’s coop in the country, it is embroidered on 100% cotton with the traditional bird motif.   






Olive-wood Spoon Set from Bethlehem 

These hand-crafted spoons are made of local, Palestinian olive wood and made by artisans at Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative in the Bethlehem area.  Comes in three practical sizes and makes a great gift for a kitchen lover.