5 Unique Turkish Gifts For People Who Love Turkey

5 Unique Turkish Gifts For People Who Love Turkey

Are you looking for a special gift for someone you know that happens to adore all things related to Turkey and its culture? If you are, you’ll be pleased to know that there are some incredible Turkish gifts available. Not surprising, perhaps, given the rich history of the country and the region it sits in.

That’s exactly what we focus on here, as we aim to provide some inspiration in your quest to find the perfect gift for the Turkophile you know. So, without further ado, let’s take a peek at some of the treasures that Turkey has to offer.

Gift Idea #1 - Kilim Bags

Our first idea for Turkish gifts comes in the form of Kilim bags, which feature the timeless, hard-wearing textile whose style really turns heads. Hand crafted and featuring beautiful geometric patterns, anyone would love to own one for their day to day storage needs.

When talking about uniqueness and authenticity, Kilim bags certainly qualify, as no two are ever quite the same. Available in a variety of styles from tote bags to shoulder bags to handbags, each handmade leather and Kilim bag is unique to the owner.

Gift Idea #2 - Suzani Footwear

Next up we have Suzani footwear that’s available in high quality hand-stitched shoes, sneakers, sandals, stilettos and boots. Again, each example is handmade and completely unique and the style is off the charts! This is a Turkish textile with real appeal, with wonderfully colorful designs.

Suitable for day or evening wear, you can expect the giftee’s eyes to light up when they see the trouble you’ve gone to for them.

Gift Idea #3 - Authentic Turkish Jewelry

Who doesn’t love getting jewelry? The truth is that if all jewelry were from Turkey, it would probably be even more popular than it already is!Every piece has something to offer, with a range of gorgeous semi-precious stones that have been handset with care and considerable skill.

When talking about jewelry, the variety of Turkish gifts available is staggering, with the beauty of turquoise, blue lapis, opal and even ancient roman coins shining through. Also, with earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit.

Gift Idea #4 - Mouthwatering Turkish Delight

If your friend or loved one loves Turkey, there’s a high chance they’ll also have a penchant for succulent, powdered chunks of Turkish delight. First introduced to the Western world in the early 1800s, it’s created from sugar, starch and flavored with rosewater.

Hugely popular in Turkey itself, you’ll find a range of different types that include orange and lemon and there are even some that contain nuts! The exact origin of this delicacy is up for debate, but what can’t be denied is that it’s now quintessentially Turkish.

Gift Idea #5 - Mezze Servers

One of the best parts of life in Turkey is the cuisine and the sociable way in which meals are eaten. Mezze is typically eaten from a series of small ‘Mezze Servers’ that allow food to be shared while spending time with family and friends.

It’s this social aspect that makes these wonderful little bowls one of the most authentic Turkish gifts you can give anyone with a love for the country. As colorful as the food that’s traditionally served in them, Mezze servers let you enjoy an authentic Turkish dining experience.

A Whole World of Turkish Treasures to Explore

As we can see clearly, there are some amazing Turkish gifts out there for you to explore. These are undoubtedly five desirable types of gifts you can choose from, but we have only scratched the surface here. We just hope we haven’t given you a different problem - choosing from all the amazing products available from Turkey.

You don’t have to take our word for it, of course. You could get a first-hand look by heading over to the  Little Istanbul Gifts shop, as once there, you’ll see exactly what we mean.

We truly appreciate you taking the time to stop and read our blog. We hope that doing so helps you find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. We’ll be back with more interesting topics to cover, so don’t forget to come back and see us. Until next time!

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