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Made in UAE Gifts

It's that time of the year. Summer is just around the corner and plans are being plotted. Gift shopping is an integral part of getting ready for the Summer exodus, whether you're celebrating the Holy Month, sending a thanks to teachers for their hard work over the past year, fare welling friends who are moving abroad or shopping for authentic souvenirs to gift in your home country over the holidays.

If you ask us, giving a gift that's made right here in the United Arab Emirates is essential. A gift with meaning and a story to tell. A keepsake.

Editor's pick of Made in UAE gifting brands...

Natoof : Beautiful custom Arabic calligraphy gifts and designs.

Janys De : Beautifully handcrafted cuff links and jewelry featuring local cultural motifs and designs.

Made in the Desert : Art prints, cards and gifts with a local twist and personalized 

That Personal Touch : Framed personalized art prints for every occasion.

The Camel Soap Factory : Handcrafted cold press soap, made using natural olive oil and camel milk.

Jewellery By Leah : Personalized fine pure silver jewelry and accessories.

Naqshie : Handmade and personalized Pyrography arts and design.

Saffron Souk : We had to blow our own trumpet! Don't miss a look at our in-house gift collection.

Crowd Pleasers

Whether you have a stunning gold foil art print, a fun engraved kitchen board or a cute accessory in mind, Saffron Souk' local talent is sure to have just the thing. A gift for the home is a gift the whole family can enjoy and can also be quite practical too.

Small trinkets

So often, the best things come in small packages and when you're about to hop on a plane, size does matter. If there's travel involved, avoid the extra baggage and shop the small things . UAE coin scuffles and personalized necklaces are just a few of our best-sellers.

Specially for the kids

Admittedly,  children may not understand the significance of where a gift is made but you can certainly give them a taster of the UAE, a sense of place. Think cute homewards, slogan tees, toys, craft kits and art prints.

Give a local book. You might be surprised to hear that there are some fabulous children's books penned right here in UAE...
Saffron Souk' own gift and souvenir collection is predominantly made here in the United Arab Emirates. Take a look at what Saffron Souk' Anna & Annabelle had to say about shopping local in the BBC's story-works feature on Saffron Souk...