Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory

Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory

Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Everyone is Welcome to order from our website and have their items shipped to them .The Olive Wood Factory in Bethlehem ,is a 3rd Generation christian family business run Since 1925 . You get to watch friendly local artist making all kinds of products from Olive Wood .Also the Bethlehem Panoramic View 360 degrees of all Bethlehem at the top of the factory ,and huge selections of olive wood products able to buy from the shop If like .Theres no pressure to buy anything .All welcome to view and take pictures.Its easy to find alone ,only 2 minutes walking from The Church of the Nativity and next door to Milk Grotto Church.Free Wifi ,Local Map ,coffee,tea,Help/ Advice ,all Free without the need to buy anything .We organise Local tours to Marsaba monastery ,herodium,Jericho,dead Sea with our trusted taxi drivers who will charge you only local prices making your experience very pleasant .Open Anytime by appointment outside opening hours.
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  • nicm722018
    Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality handmade olive wood products and a wonderful shop owner!
    Blessings is the most wonderful shop for olive wood products! They have a large range of products and you can see them being made in the attached factory. The owner, Bassein is so lovely! He took time to explain the products to us, answer the many questions we had and offered bottled water, coffee and to see the view of Bethlehem from the rooftop. He does not pressure you at all to purchase and is very genuine. Blessings is only a short walk from the Church of the Nativity. I would highly recommend going to Blessings if you are looking for quality, hand made olive wood products.
    Thank you for your wonderful review and all your support means so much to use..Thank you for recommending us and I wish you all The best always in the future .Blessings to you
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Laura M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    Bassem treated us as if we had known each other all our lives. After feeling the aggressiveness of the taxi drivers and the stress of being in a new place, he came with classy hospitality. We felt protected, helped and respected. Not only did we buy some great gifts, but we got guidance, ideas, we were given water, internet access, and especially access to the store's terrace, where you can see a large part of the city. Go to his store every time you pass through Bethlehem and you will say that I was right
    Dear Laura thank you so so much for all your support I really appreciate reading such a wonderful Review .Yes I understand how hard it is coming to a new place as we are all human and we need to look after each other .I wish you all the best in your future
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Titia M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little Gem full of Gems
    Baseem’s little shop and adjacent workshop in Bethlehem were a treasure to find. Not only were we welcomed with great hospitality, there were so many things to choose from. In his generosity, I was even allowed to take more items than I paid for. Would happily recommend a visit to Bassem’s shop for anyone looking for any Olive wood products at an affordable price and great service.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Manfred G
    Aachen, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beste of the best of the best
    The guys in that shop took me on a little tour around and I was so blessed to get to know them. I am looking forward to meeting them again in the future. I am really looking forward to it. They are the bestof the best out there. The store itself offers so much to look at and buy affordably. Please support this local store in any way shape or form. They need it now more than ever. Big Fan abd a huge shoutout from Germany.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Conner M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    High quality items sold for great prices. Would absolutely recommend you stop and check this place out.
    This shop is excellent. Very high quality products offered by a classy, passionate owner. We were given a low-pressure tour of the shop and the pieces available. Bassem, the owner, made us feel at home throughout our time there. There is also a view on the shop’s roof that he graciously offered to show us. Easily our best view of the town throughout our tour of Bethlehem. I have bought and gifted items from this shop to many clients in the US and have received great feedback. The quality and uniqueness of the products, along with the story of them having been made in Bethlehem, suggest the prices should be higher (my opinion). Not to mention the excellent service. I will continue to make purchases from this shop for many years to come. Check this place out!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Gustavo M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal customer service
    Top notch customer service. My family was sad when we realized that we had lost the baby Jesus from our nativity set purchase many years ago. Not only did they replace the baby Jesus for free, they shipped it at their own expense and sent us three different baby Jesus to select from. This type of customer service is almost unheard of. So thankful for helping us complete our set again.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 March 2024
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William w
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Mr. Bassem Giacamen, the proprietor, is helpful, patient and is interested in what you are looking for. I think you would find it worthwhile to see his displays and chat with him.
I hope to visit Bethlehem again some day and say hello To Mr. Giacamen.
Written 9 March 2024
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Gustavo M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Top notch customer service. My family was sad when we realized that we had lost the baby Jesus from our nativity set purchase many years ago. Not only did they replace the baby Jesus for free, they shipped it at their own expense and sent us three different baby Jesus to select from. This type of customer service is almost unheard of. So thankful for helping us complete our set again.
Written 8 March 2024
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Conner M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This shop is excellent. Very high quality products offered by a classy, passionate owner. We were given a low-pressure tour of the shop and the pieces available. Bassem, the owner, made us feel at home throughout our time there. There is also a view on the shop’s roof that he graciously offered to show us. Easily our best view of the town throughout our tour of Bethlehem.

I have bought and gifted items from this shop to many clients in the US and have received great feedback. The quality and uniqueness of the products, along with the story of them having been made in Bethlehem, suggest the prices should be higher (my opinion). Not to mention the excellent service. I will continue to make purchases from this shop for many years to come.

Check this place out!
Written 11 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ahmet Anıl Ö
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was not so fond of wooden objects but while in Bethlehem I decided to visit the shop according to the very good comments. Boy, was I glad to do that. The shop was full of incredible hand carved small and big objects. Sometimes you need to stop and inspect them carefully to see the beauty. On top of that, what makes the experience incredible is the owner. He was very very kind, friendly and talkative. Even he thoughtfully suggested that I can use his rooftop to see the city from above. I gladly accepted and luckily it was sunset time so the view was spectacular. Thanks to tripadvisor commentators and owner, I now have an awesome memory.
Written 6 November 2023
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Manfred G
Aachen, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The guys in that shop took me on a little tour around and I was so blessed to get to know them. I am looking forward to meeting them again in the future.
I am really looking forward to it. They are the bestof the best out there. The store itself offers so much to look at and buy affordably.
Please support this local store in any way shape or form. They need it now more than ever.
Big Fan abd a huge shoutout from Germany.
Written 15 October 2023
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mario
Chiang Mai, Thailand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The owner of the shop is amazing person and all the products are hand made by Betlehem olive wood.

Prices are reasonble in comparasive with ither shops.
Written 8 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Titia M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Baseem’s little shop and adjacent workshop in Bethlehem were a treasure to find. Not only were we welcomed with great hospitality, there were so many things to choose from. In his generosity, I was even allowed to take more items than I paid for. Would happily recommend a visit to Bassem’s shop for anyone looking for any Olive wood products at an affordable price and great service.
Written 7 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laura M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Bassem treated us as if we had known each other all our lives. After feeling the aggressiveness of the taxi drivers and the stress of being in a new place, he came with classy hospitality. We felt protected, helped and respected. Not only did we buy some great gifts, but we got guidance, ideas, we were given water, internet access, and especially access to the store's terrace, where you can see a large part of the city. Go to his store every time you pass through Bethlehem and you will say that I was right
Written 1 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Laura thank you so so much for all your support I really appreciate reading such a wonderful Review .Yes I understand how hard it is coming to a new place as we are all human and we need to look after each other .I wish you all the best in your future
Written 3 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandrine F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The shop owner is such a kind person and the souvenir are unique gifts to buy. Highly recommended shop not to be missed.
And there is a terrace with a splendid view.
Written 26 July 2023
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Dear Sandrine Thank you so much for your review of our factory .I wish you all the best .It was a pleasure to serve and meet you
Written 3 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter W
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
What a delightful shop - the olive wood products and how they are made are certainly worth a look.

The look from the Panorama provided the best view of Bethlehem and Bassem was more than welcoming without the normal sales pressure found elsewhere.

Would recommend it.
Written 4 July 2023
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Thank you for your review made for our family olive wood factory .your review means alot and all your support .wishing you the best always
Written 20 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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