For the person set on getting in with the art crowd
Those city insiders who always know what’s going on? Well, they didn’t get that way without doing some serious research. Let local guides take you around town to the White City’s hottest galleries to see the work of established and upstart artists alike (purchase of artwork not included!)
Oh-So-Arty, Locations around the city
For the fashionista you can’t shop for
Head over to the Noga-based studio of Efrat Ezuz to make fine jewelry that can be enjoyed until next Rosh Hashanah. Workshops range from four to twelve people with light refreshments included, making this a great group gift for anyone looking for a day of chic camaraderie.
eFrat ezuz, 3 Poriya St, Jaffa
For the person not afraid to get a little dirty
At the very southern edge of Tel Aviv lies Benyamini Ceramics Center, hosting ceramic workshops, open studio hours, lessons, lectures and master classes for all levels of experience. This is the kind of gift that pays back in spades - think of all the bowls and teapots you’ll receive from your new ceramic artist friend!
Benyamini Ceramics, 17 Ha’amal St, Tel Aviv
For the artist who wants to bring their graphic dreams to life
For the graphic tee wearing, canvas tote carrying, street style loving person this screen printing workshop in South Tel Aviv is the ideal gift. In these two session workshops attendees learn the basics of screen printing and techniques for printing in up to four colors so they can bring their own graphic designs to the streets of Tel Aviv.
Hamelaha, 15 YL Peretz St, Tel Aviv
For the person that needs something to cuddle with
The DIY revolution hasn’t missed Tel Aviv - join textile artist Neta Amir to make embroidered textiles, stuffed animals, or whatever else your mind can dream up! Kids and kids at heart can make whatever they can dream up in these workshops said to be as therapeutic as they are fun.
Neta Dolls, Locations around the city
For the person looking for some calm
There are only two certified Ikebana teachers in all of Israel and luckily, one of them gives weekly Ikebana classes at Tel Aviv’s newest yoga studio, Shraddha Yoga, located in leafy Neve Tsedek. Participants can take their new skill, a handmade ceramic vase and their floral creations home for a totally zen weekend.
For the person who hates guidebooks but wants to see the sights
Instead of the typical hikes that guides will take you on, how about a hike under the full moon in the Gallilee or to Christianity’s oldest monasteries in the Hyrcania Valley? This alternative tour company offers the sort of tours for people looking for something off the beaten path...literally.
Finjan Israel, Locations around Israel
For the person who is looking for some local spirit
Founded in 2013, the Milk & Honey Distillery is Israel’s first whisky distillery producing high quality, single malt Israeli whisky that proudly stands alongside the world’s leading brands. The distillery has become an integral part of the Israeli alcohol and culinary scene and last year, Milk & Honey opened its visitor center, an attraction for locals and tourists alike, providing a unique experience of interactive tours, tastings, and Q&As. This is the perfect place to take your drinking buddy who wants to bring home some authentic goodies.
M&H Whisky Distillery, 16 HaThiya St, Jaffa
For the beach bum
Give someone a bathing suit and they wear it for a day, but teach them how to sew their own and they’ll swim in style for life. As the season of matkot and sun worshipping wanes, let your beachiest bosom buddy prepare for next summer with these classes - a finished bathing suit guaranteed!
Hamitpara, 17 Gordon St, Tel Aviv
For the product fiend who loves all natural ingredients
Developed by Dr. Dorrit Yosef, a specialist in the fields of naturopathy and natural cosmetics, Ama Lurra products have been formulated with extensive knowledge, and pure, natural ingredients plucked from the verdant Galilee, the primeval Dead Sea, and the wild Negev Desert, coupled with traditional hand-crafted methods. The beautifully-designed result is a high-end product line including facial care, soaps, lotions, deoderant, body oils, and candles. The Ama Lurra gift boxes are a true treat for anyone who craves delicous-smelling products straight from the land, and a thoughtful, healthy business model.
Ama Lurra, 145 Katznelson St, Givatayim