For those looking for specialty gifts, Hibino is the place. Find monochromatic ceramics and innovative satchels are perfectly placed side-by-side with specialty paper products and quirky journals. Each item is an art piece in the making and the store itself is quietly spacious, yet making its mark with pops of color. Here, Japanese arts and tradition are a stand-out.
If wrapping paper makes you giddy, you never give a gift without a thoughtfully handwritten card or letterpress prints make you weak at the knees, then these specialty shops are just what you have been looking for. Tel Aviv may be a bit slow on the pick up when it comes to what may be deemed "frivolous tchotchkes" but true collectors know where they can be found, and the designers and ephemera lovers who have opened up the first shops in the city have been lovingly welcomed by the niche group of paper lovers who frequent the charming spots to update their offices, pencil cases, desks and writing rooms. For those seeking even more Israeli designer shopping head to Neve Tzedek for high end housewares shops, and for art and quirkiness lovers, look no further than these communal cultural hubs with artistic roots at the helm.