Valentine’s Day. A day of love, romance and possible general nausea. Even if the latter does strike you, it’s nothing a nice little gift can’t fix.
Check out our top Israeli gift suggestions for this most loved-up of holidays, with not a single heart or teddy bear in sight. You’re welcome.
This little vase is fun, flexible and an all-around cute addition to any home or office. You know, in case your beloved wants to show off the flowers you so thoughtfully sent.
The vase is the brainchild of Shahar Peleg, who designs highly functional yet impossibly cute everyday objects that you had no idea you needed so badly. Read more about him here.
We promised no hearts and teddy bears, but there’s no escaping the signature “Ahava” motif this Valentine’s Day. There’s no reason to, either, seeing as it’s so cool.
This time the Hebrew letters spelling “love” adorn a bright wall clock, serving your significant other as a colorful reminder of your love, and of the fact that they’re running late to your romantic dinner.
If wall clocks aren’t your thing, check out veteran gift goddess Shaw’s other Ahava products, such as this trivet. Because the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And for the record – women’s, too.
There are very few things in life more heartwarming than carbs, especially if they originate from Uri Scheft’s magnificent creations.
So get your hands on his epic Breaking Breads baking guide and whip up the best chocolate babka in the world to make your other half ridiculously happy.
Speaking of baking, maybe you’d like to gift your loved one (and let’s not kid anyone, yourself too) with a night at home watching Israeli rom-com The Baker and the Beauty.
The hit show revolves around the love story of Amos, a baker who still lives with his family, and Noa, Israel’s most famous woman. Impossible and fun, this is perfect TV for a cold February night.
Definitely not the grandest of chocolates, but Gal Gadot’s absolute favorite. And if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for all us other Wonder Women.
You might, however, wish to supplement this modest gift with another one or two items on the list. Just to be on the safe side.
The ultimate gift for broken hearts.
Delicious concoctions from Max Brenner, the world-famous chocolate brand that once upon a time showed Israelis what quality chocolate is all about, all packed up in a gorgeous box. What more could anyone possibly need?
We’re back to the Ahava motif, but we simply couldn’t resist this gorgeous, delicate pendant.
Handcrafted by Israeli jeweler Meydalle, AKA Dafna Shemesh-David, this little pendant is the daintiest way to say “I love you” this year.
Think chocolates and flowers are too obvious? Then try this tea party tray from upscale Israeli tea company Ceremonie.
Often found at Israel’s top restaurants and cafes, these teabags hold delicious, long-lasting flavors that come in the most beautiful of packaging. A bit of a splurge, but oh-so-worth-it.
A beautiful story by one of Israel’s best-loved authors, Homesick tells the tale of Amir and Noa, a couple in their student years setting up a home together for the first time and encountering a very different kind of home and love on the other side of their wall.
Poignant and moving, this easy read is a true reminder that home is where the heart is, making it a wonderful token of love on Valentine’s Day.