It’s the time of the year again where we make a list and check it twice!
Our Christmas lists have become a yearly tradition to celebrate our entrepreneurs (if you’ve missed the lists from previous years they are here, here, and here) although we must admit that they are becoming harder to make. Our community has grown to the point where it is almost impossible to make a list that has every single Christmas-perfect gift in it.
So, for 2021, we decided to curate delicious ideas from members of the QOOT cluster, a selection of local and innovative food and beverage businesses. So, without further due here’s Berytech’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Christmas 2021.
With a holiday season filled with a never-ending sugar rush you might want to keep some of these healthy snacks at hand for the kids, or you might just want to grab some as a gift for that person in your life who is planning a ‘new year, new me.’
Check the protein puffs at Raw Bites, the vegan chocolate cookies from TAQA, and the Cashew Crispy bars from Grapeful.
Start the season by browsing Château Kefraya’s website before buying your wine, you’ll be amazed by what you will discover (the first wine made in clay jars since the Phoenicians!) then grab a couple of gin bottles from The Three Brothers that has reaped 4 different awards this year. Keep your bar stocked with craft apple cider from Cidra and stock up on alcohol-free options with Cedar’s Premium Malt Beer.
The ultimate coffee-lover gift could be the Lebanese Coffee Maker with classic Lebanese coffee (and cups!) from Café Abi Nasr.
The Good Thymes make perfect travel gifts with a bundle of their different zaatar flavors. We couldn’t choose between pure forest honey and traditional goat kishek from j.Grove but if it were up to us, we’d grab the selection box. On a side note, the fig preserves from Ayadina make a wonderful side for any cheeseboard.
A perfect gift for the person in your life who’s into aromatherapy or who just enjoys the tastes and flavors of nature are Bioland’s essential oils and an unexpected gift is the Lemongrass Distilled Water from The House of Lilies perfect for winter teas or the Organic Lemon Syrop for hot and cold drinks from La Recolte.
Wrapping and Decoration
Bringing it all together are the ready-to-shop packaging choices from UNIPAK. Don’t forget that you can make almost anything at the Berytech Fab Lab including great custom ornaments and gift ideas.
To make it easy, Mawsam has bundled for you baskets of carefully selected items from local producers from around the country.
In the end, as cheesy as it may sound, the best gift you can give is love, compassion, and a lot of holiday cheer to everyone around you. Happy Holidays!