Consider the Internet to be a huge shopping center, where you can find gifts for others or just for yourself. Aside from bracelets or necklaces, you will find as did I,there are many more categories of made in Israel handcrafted items available. I found art, Judaica, fashions, food, items for home and garden, as well as clever gifts for infants and newborns.
After researching the subject thoroughly, I have found that most Israeli designers and handcrafters on Internet and boutique sites work from home or a small studio. They live on Moshavim, Kibbutzim, Yeshuvim, or more recognized places like Tel Aviv, Herzliya, and Jerusalem. Their overhead costs are less than a physical store in a neighborhood or mall, which is why I found many of their prices to be competitive. The savings can be considerable, without paying a penalty on quality.
Shopping from the comfort of your home is more than just convenient and time saving. After searching for an item using a favorite search engine, you can check out the item you have selected as well as the designer or artisan, through direct e mail contact with them. I found that it is easy to trust a seller once they offer you personal assistance as to the best size of bracelet or necklace to buy for your gift recipient. I also felt more assured when the seller promised prompt shipment following completion of the secured purchase through PayPal.
I am a regular customer of Israeli handcrafted gift or personal items. Internet shopping from Israel has allowed me to send gifts to recipients in the States, England, and most obvious of all, to relatives or friends in Israel itself. It makes no difference what the occasion, I not only feel good about giving meaningful gifts, but I feel even better about buying quality handmade products.