Looking for a unique gift this season? Check out these funky must-haves, with an all-important Lebanese twist.
Guaranteed to make you feel that extra bit closer to Lebanon, this gorgeous bracelet is a perfect statement piece for the fashion-savvy.
Made of brass with 18K gold plating, it’s part of the “Bracelets with a Message” collection from Scene Beirut.
75,000 LBP (50 USD), scenebeirut.com
Complete your outfit with this vintage bowtie. Handmade using old Lebanese banknotes and wood, it’s a one-of-a-kind item designed by Ibrahim Kastoun for those who appreciate the good old days!
112,500 LBP (75 USD), bob.kastoun
Enjoy the wonderful taste of caramelized olives dipped in dark chocolate from House of Zejd, specialists in premium quality olive derivative products. 70,000 LBP (46.67 USD), zejd.net
The begleri originated in Greece as an adaptation of the masbahah and we love this slick creation by Lebanese architect and designer Elie Metni.
Available in brushed stainless steel and polished brass. 120,000 LBP (80 USD),
Feel that extra bit closer to nature with the delicious selection of organically-grown wild Lebanese thyme products from The Good Thymes. 15,000-30,000 LBP
(10–20 USD), thegoodthymes.me
Combining modern art with a touch of history to light the way, this Phoenician lamp is made of steel and gold leaves. Designed by B Deco, it’s the perfect addition to a desk or a bedside table.
75,000 LBP (50 USD), lebanesedesigners.com
We just adore this plexi-glass tea box from B Deco that looks like a tarbouch. A novel accessory to your table, invite your friends over for a cup of tea and a step back in time.
52,500 LBP (35 USD), lebanesedesigners.com
Handcrafted by local artisans, fill your bathroom with these lovely scented soaps from Senteurs d’Orient.
Tasting box of nine mini ma’amoul soaps 43,500 LBP (29 USD)
Set of three ma’amoul scented soaps 23,000 LBP (15.5 USD), lb.senteursdorient.com
COFFEE CUPS & TISSUE BOX
Add an Oriental touch to your home with these decorative items from Images d’Orient.
Tin containing two Arabic coffee cups, 30,000 LBP (20 USD)
Tissue box “Birds of Paradise” collection 20,000 LBP (13.3 USD), imagesdorient.com