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The Weekender – 15 Local Christmas Gifts Ideas

It’s officially that time of year when you spend your hard-earned money on Christmas Gifts for other people. Instead of getting them another Gift card or promise to take them out for a nice meal, get them something they will actually like from one of the many incredible vendors in Jordan. We’ve compiled a list of the 15 best local designers and businesses with Christmas Gifts you’ll actually love giving (and they’ll love to receive!).

There’s no better gift than a handmade piece of art. The beautiful hand-painted tiles from Jasmine Art will give any home the perfect boost of color and artistic design. (P.S. The coasters and trays make great gifts and are easy to transport!)

Lacking luggage space? Batrina’s stickers, stationary, and coffee mugs are the perfect solution to cramped space. The wittily artistic designs from Batrina are a great way to explain the Jordanian culture to your fam. (Perfect gift tip: the coffee mug and coasters — boom you’re done)

Got any chefs in the fam? Magic Bag is the perfect option for kitchen masters and food lovers! Their bedouin-inspired patterned bags keep your food magically warm or cold without an oven for hours.

With all of the quarantine babies soon to be born, you’re definitely going to need some baby gifts. Dania’s Crochet is some of the most detailed, high-quality crochet work we’ve seen. Her intricately designed rattles, plush toys, and blankets are the perfect gift for any new parent.

We all love a good succulent because let’s be honest, we are all basic, plant-killing binats at heart. Subbeh is owned by three talented architects who put their design skills into concrete plant pots and desk accessories. You really can’t go wrong with a hard-to-kill succulent in a minimalist-chic pot.

Gift sets galore. Chamber Gyld Design House curates beautiful, locally designed and made gift boxes full of luxurious local brands that’ll make anyone feel special.

Tribalogy was destined to be a gift-givers heaven. Not only do their products come with a feel good story, their products are high-quality and beautifully crafted. From hand-embroidered pouches and pillowcases to journals and laptop cases, they’ve got the whole gang covered for gifts. Grab yourself one of their tatreez masks while you’re at it because eff COVID-19.

A one-stop-shop for local designers and gifts. You can find a bunch of the brands listed here at Urdon Shop so it’s the perfect place to cover all of your gifting bases.

For those fashion-forward trendsetters in your life. We can promise you that no one will have a piece similar to one from Farha Designs. Bedouin-inspired prints and patterns will set your gift apart from the rest of the crap your loved ones received. Check out their iconic box bags that’ll boost any outfit.

You’ll be supporting a great cause and getting some incredible handmade pieces that your family and friends will love when you buy from Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Association. Their handmade ceramics are the perfect gifts, and their delicate stationary makes the perfect cards.

Honestly who doesn’t love receiving some good skincare and bath products? Trinitae makes straight-up luxury skincare products that’ll make anyones skin glow this winter. 

We’ve all got that one family member who is super into essential oils and infused skincare. Well guess what? We’ve got a gift for them too. Amina’s Skincare is an incredible, holistic, all-natural Jordanian skincare brand that makes some bomb @$$ smelling lotions, oils, and soaps. Try their Calendula cream, it’s moisturizing AF and only 10 JD.

Pour one out for Shams brunches. Shams El Balad is still having their inventory sale and it’s the perfect place to scoop up some luxe local goodies for your fam.

Puzzles are the perfect gift for groups of people that cover all ages (*cough *cough extended family). Jo Puzzle handcarves each wooden puzzle piece with iconic Jordanian destinations making it an easy win with the fam who probably doesn’t actually want to hear about your travels, but will gladly look at a nice scenic puzzle instead.

Where do we even begin? Lumeyo is based out of Petra and hand-weaves vibrant, durable totes and yoga mats. The eye-catching colors and unique designs make Lumeyo a perfect one-of-a-kind gift.

Lemur Love,

The Tip n’ Tag Team