One of the best things to come from the internet age is the ability to buy items from faraway places that were once out of reach. For example, if you’re from Israel, it can be difficult to find Israeli products in local stores. But with online shopping, Israel is just a few clicks away. You can order just about anything you might need or want from your homeland and it will arrive in a few days on your front porch. And, if you want to share your home with others, you can find plenty of excellent gifts from Israel as well.
Teas and Coffees
Food and beverages always bring back memories of home, so if you’re looking for products that will bring Israel close to you even when you’re a half a world away, try tea and coffee. These items can be shipped very easily and will remain fresh for a long period of time. Shalva teas are blended with native Israeli plants and offer unique flavours that are twists on traditional blends. For example, the Jerusalem blend combines lemongrass, hibiscus, spearmint, rose petals, olive leaf, sage, calendula, and a pinch of cardamom to reimagine the classic Israeli lemongrass-sage tea.
Coffee is also a great way to bring back the smells of home. Shalva coffee, whether the Spiced blend or Morning blend, will provide a taste of Israel every time you pour yourself a cup. If you can’t decide which teas and coffees you want, you can try a little of each with a sampler. This will allow you to try different flavours until you find your favourite.
As mentioned earlier, food is a wonderful way to feel closer to home when you’re far away. While you can’t ship fresh food across the world very easily, you can order candies, sauces, canned foods, and other non-perishable items to keep in your pantry for when you’re missing home. Examples of the food items that can be shipped to your front door include tahini sauce, Bamba snacks, canned eggplant, falafel balls, halva cookie bars, harissa, olive oils, and more.
Sometimes, you need a symbol of home that you can look at any time you feel a little homesick. Jewellery is a good way to keep such a symbol close to you. For example, you might purchase a Star of David necklace or a bracelet with colourful Kabbalah stones. Just a glance at your piece of jewellery will remind you of the homeland you love so much.
If you really want a piece of Israel in the form of jewellery, consider buying a diamond pendant, ring, or earrings. Diamonds are a huge industry in Israel, so having a gorgeous piece of symbolic jewellery adorned with a diamond from Israel will not only allow you to keep something so meaningful on your body at all times, but will also give others a beautiful showpiece to comment on, giving you the chance to tell them all about your homeland.
Even though Israel may seem far away right now, with online shopping, it can be closer than ever. With just the click of your mouse, you can bring some of your favourite Israeli-made products to your new home and make it feel more like your old one.
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