This post is an aggregate of friends’ suggestions base on last week’s post, which you can check out here
Custom plexi-cut products, great for those looking for a personalized edge, or a personalized gift box that can be re-purposed around the house
You can order via DMs on instagram
Buying gifts for men is tough, believe me! Cufflinks with a cultural and modern twist might be a nice touch though. A plus if they’re up-cycled patterns
Entrepreneurship in Exile
Entrepreneurship has been a game-changer across the globe and MENA is no different. It takes perseverance and a lot of drive to make it work and the plight of the Syrian crisis has been prime grounds for persevering men and women to create businesses wherever they land and thrive.
Also a book available by donation on the author’s website
The Bombchel Factory
Fashion statement pieces handmade by Liberian women, oh and the prints are simply a party!
You can shop on their online store, and custom order as well, though not sure that’s a good idea in time for Christmas
Yara Berjawi on Redbubble
Shameless plug, but hey who doesn’t want to support their artistic friends when they take a leap of faith and venture into their world of creation <3
You can shop Yara’s designs on Redbubble
Also a friend, but a programmer not an artist, who has launched an on-demand 3D printing service in Lebanon. You can order from what’s online or custom order.
Direct orders can be made on Kanj Workshop’s online store.
Not online, but worth the shoutout
More leather goodness, I mean really, who doesn’t want a piece that only gets better with time? Scoche’s Christmas collection is also here:
You can find them at the The Semicolon Story in Badaro, Beirut. The store also has great local designers, upcycled, recycled and hand made products.
Can we take a moment: