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Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory

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Do not miss the chance to meet Baseem and his place! He is the best :)

I really had not given myself a time to write the review but I had it on my to-do list. My visit to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lore S
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The Best Olive Wood Factory and shop in Bethlehem

I visited this shop 18 years ago and the people were so kind and the product was beautifully... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
lauralou67
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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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...more
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80-82 Milk Grotto Street | 2 Minutes Walk from Nativity Church .Easy to find.Next Door To Milk Grotto Church, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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All reviews the owner olive wood milk grotto panoramic view free map bought several beautiful items no pressure to buy beautiful crafts rooftop terrace quality gifts amazing panorama each piece christmas ornaments prices are very reasonable treasure trove entire city
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really had not given myself a time to write the review but I had it on my to-do list. My visit to Bethlehem would not have been the same if I had not entered Bassem's local that afternoon. I was waiting for the opening...More

1  Thank Lore S
bassem18, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lore .thank You SO Much For the amazing and detailed Review So Very Very Much .I Really Happy because when I Saw you travelling solo I want to make sure you are safe and no body bothers you and making to Palestine solo and...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I visited this shop 18 years ago and the people were so kind and the product was beautifully carved. My sister and brother-in-law had many items shipped back to the US when they visited this shop. The tour I went on in 2016 took us...More

Thank lauralou67
bassem18, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank You So much for Your amazing Review .Your continued support means so Much To us and I wish You all The Best in The Future .God Bless You and Your Family

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A couple of weeks ago I was with my partner in Belen. When we came back from the "milk grotto" church, we saw this store. This store has very nice nativity scenes. But the best thing about the store is the owner. He is a...More

Thank Amp1411
bassem18, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank You So much For Your Awesome Review .Im so Happy You Liked Out Factory.I really Appreciated Very Much The Time You Took To Write The Review and I Wish You all The Best in The Future .God Bless You and Your Family

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Went to this shop with a group. The owner is very nice. I bought a one of a kind nativity, hand carved of olive wood. I would have never spent that much money on something like that but it is magnificent. I also still order...More

Thank Rose D
bassem18, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank You SO Much For Your Review .Im So Happy To read It and Mentioning Nice Things about Our Factory .Thank You For Putting The Time To Support us and I Wish You all The Best In The Future

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I initially asked Bassem if he sold the Milk Grotto powder as I wanted to purchase some. Somehow it ended with him sending me a packet of the powder as well as some products from his store! He is a very sincere and kind person...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The locals will try to guide you from the parking lot to other stores because they get a cut of the sales from those places. They will tell you that Blessings is out of business or more expensive. Don’t listen to them. Keep walking to...More

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bassem18, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank You So Much For Your Support and Making The Time To Write An Honest Review .It Was an Honor To Have You In My Store and Im So Glad You Saw The Panorama and Your Support Means alot .God Bless You

Reviewed 4 August 2018

I visited Blessings in Bethlehem early in the day to avoid the heat. Mr Bassem was very gracious and helpful. We were allowed to take as much time as we wished in looking around, and there was no pressure to buy. Quality was all you...More

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bassem18, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank You For Taking The Time To Write The Review Of Our Family Business .We Take Great Pride in Providing you With The Best Quality Workmanship and Your Support Means alot To Us .I Wish You all The Best

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Blessings Gift shop is a "must-see" when visiting this beautiful part of the world! The gifts are hand-carved with love and quality workmanship. You will not go away empty handed and you will certainly buy more than expected! Ordering online is very easy and this...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Cannot speak highly enough of this place! Absolutely amazing product produced by the experience of generations of wood carvers. A must visit! You will buy so much more than you plan.

Thank l0uised0yle
Bassem G, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Dear Louise. Thank You SO Much For Review and For all Your Support .Your Support Means so Much and I really Appreciate You Taking The Time To Write a Review Of Our Factory .again Thank You So Much

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I visited with my partner and parents in-law last week. We'd read some very positive reviews on here so had big expectations. Bassem, the owner, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable, without being intrusive. We'd already agreed to buy a wonderful nativity set and candlesticks when...More

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Bassem G, Owner at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank You So much For Taking The Time To Write a Review Of Our Family Business .I as We Do all Our Best To Really Appreciate It So Much and Im So Happy You Were Happy to make sure everybody is happy and safe when...More

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Jason M
20 November 2017|
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Response from james b | Property representative |
Dear Sir.Thank You for The Question.Yes We Sell Christmas Ornaments all Hand Made in our Factory and If You Have Time We Can Show You How To Make One Yourself and Keep It .You Are Most Welcome To Our Factory anytime
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kavander
23 July 2016|
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Response from james b | Property representative |
Hi Kathryn.Thank you for your Question ,please type blessingsgift shop on google and easy to find as this forum doesnt allow me to write it .i dont know why .sorry for that Thank you very Much
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Roberta H
2 December 2015|
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Response from james b | Property representative |
Hi Roberta Thank you so much for Your Email.You are Very Welcome To order any Time On Line .Please Let me Know What You like and I can Send You pictures and Prices God Bless You
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