Shoppers don’t need an international flight to purchase unique items from an Israeli gift store. The Holyland 4 Jesus web store offers an extensive selection of spiritual and bible related merchandise to evoke the bright light and promise of the Holy Land. In these times when shoddy, mass-produced goods drive consuming hordes to crowded malls, a visit to the Holyland 4 Jesus web store provides a peaceful shopping experience that summons the warm sands and sunshine of Israel.
The store’s catalog includes a line of specialty head covers and scarves created by Old City, Jerusalem tailor Mr. Sami Barsoum. Shoppers will also find a large selection of Holy Land t-shirts, some with intricate graphics of significant religious and historical sites, and some that simply make bold statements of faith.
More than a dozen different Leather bags, all handmade in Jerusalem, give plenty of options for personal use and gift giving. Leather satchels and backpacks make wonderful gifts for students and graduates. The leather bag line at Holyland 4 Jesus also includes several styles of handbags to compliment any woman’s wardrobe.
The web store’s line of leather goods also includes a wide selection of sandals, including styles that are replicas of footwear worn in the Holy Land at the time Jesus walked the earth. An assortment of belts fills out the leather goods selection.
Home décor items include candlesticks, olive wood figures and ceramics. Home blessing plaques make a perfect housewarming gift. The distinct plaques, crafted in Bethlehem, are carved from olive wood. Some are inlaid with glass bulbs holding Jerusalem soil, stones or flowers for added significance. Candles lit from the eternal fire at Jesus’ Holy tomb are another meaningful item in the web store’s catalog.
The shop sells a large line of items for worshipers, including rosaries, crosses and crucifixes. Bibles, with an assortment of bindings, books and liturgical music on compact disc are also in the store catalog. Paintings and prints round out the art and literature available at this Israeli gift store.
For armchair archeologists, the shops offers pottery puzzles. Replicas of excavated pottery are sold as pottery shards in kits —complete with glue, plaster and art brushes — so that buyers can recreate museum pieces at home.
Holyland 4 Jesus, a member of the Christian Business Association, donates 10 percent of all sales to St. Vincent’s Home for Disabled Children, a Jerusalem based charity. The web store sells gift certificates and offers global shipping. For many items, shipping is free.
Unique Holyland gifts offer more than material pleasures