Perfect Christmas gifts for Turkey lovers

The gifting season is upon us, and picking the right gift can be quite challenging. If the person you’re shopping for is, like us, quite fond of anything Turkey, this post is for you! We’ve taken the stress out of your Christmas shopping with these handpicked, perfect Christmas gifts for Turkey lovers. And you won’t even have to wait in line to get them! If you order online now, they will be delivered to the right door well in time for Christmas.

The Right Spirit & Perfect Christmas Gifts

The right spirit & perfect Christmas gifts

4 Christmas gifts for Turkey lovers that are spot-on!

A Christmas gift doesn’t have to be expensive to be appreciated. All it takes is to buy the right gift. So, what are the perfect Christmas gifts for Turkey lovers? To us, this can only mean two things:

    • Christmas gifts that bring a bit of Turkey home
    • Christmas gifts that bring you to Turkey

How do you bring a bit of Turkey home? There are several ways, and all depend on taste and budget. For foodies, a Turkish cookbook will do well, or Turkish food & goodies. And then you have books about Turkey, films about Turkey, or even Turkish films and Turkish music. And what about beautiful lamps, kilims, and more for those aspiring interior decorators?

There are so many options, it will make your head spin! That is why we have decided to narrow it down to our top 4 Christmas gifts. Here they come!

A kilim or cushion cover with a message

Christmas Gifts For Turkey Lovers A Kilim With A Message

Christmas gifts for Turkey lovers a kilim with a message

A kilim is a flat tapestry-woven rug that you will find all over Turkey. It is used as a rug, but also as a cushion cover. Apart from being colorful, authentic, and beautiful, a lot of kilims also have motifs with a special meaning. When gifting a kilim, you’re not only aiming for a stunning decorative item, but you can also integrate a (hidden) message. Exciting, right? By taking a closer look at the different motifs, you can pick the kilim design that suits you best.

There are motifs for fertility, protection against evil, for marriage, for immortality, and, of course, general good fortune. In the kilim above, for example, the eye is one of the repeatedly used motifs. It protects you from the evil eye. Click here to read more about the meaning of kilim motifs. Once you’ve figured out what motif you need, it’s time to pick your Christmas kilim and have it delivered. And if you want the ultimate Christmas kilim combination, make sure to check out these vintage kilim Christmas stockings. They’re gorgeous Christmas gifts!

A magical Turkish getaway

A Turkish Getaway Christmas Gift

Turkish getaway Christmas gifts

Nothing beats gifting a bit of romance for Christmas. As it happens, we know the perfect place for that special romantic getaway. How do you feel about a waterfront treehouse with its own private beach? Sounds good? Yes, it does! This magnificently restored ‘Ambar’ is now a treehouse with a view and a bit of an eclectic touch. You’ll have a sea view, and you’ll be overlooking the beautiful town of Kaş from your balcony or garden.

You will also get a taste of the cultural and architectural heritage of the area by sleeping in a restored Ambar. Ambars were used as grain storage facilities. Click here to read more about Ambars, and where to find them in the area. At the treehouse, you’ll be well looked after by experiences Airbnb Superhosts Seren & Aysun, who are committed to turning your stay into a memorable experience. And those of you who prefer a stone house to a treehouse will be happy to learn that Seren & Aysun offer that option as well.

The ultimate festive statement with a twist: a Turkey themed ugly Christmas sweater!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters To Get Into The Festive Mood

Ugly Christmas sweaters to get into the festive mood – great Christmas gifts!

Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a statement for many Christmas fanatics. The overall consensus is that the uglier the sweater, the better and more cheerful it is to wear it. Now, you’ll have seen ugly Christmas sweaters in many themes, but did you know that for those Turkey lovers, there are also Turkey-themed ugly Christmas sweaters and T-shirts?

They are the ultimate cool, and according to Mary Bellis in “The History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater“, we have the ’80s to blame for their existence. Here’s what she says: “As a clothing item, ugly sweaters were often featured on situation comedies in the 1980s. They were mostly cardigans, buttoned down the front. The Christmas theme entered around the same time, with the first mass-produced Christmas garments being made under the name of “jingle bell sweaters” during the ’80s as well.”

Where to find a Turkish themed ugly Christmas sweater? As always, the internet is your friend. Check out this lovely selection of ugly Christmas sweaters with a touch of Turkey. (cat-lovers will be over the moon!)

Cherish your Turkey travel memories with stunning photos

Christmas Gifts For Turkey Lovers

Christmas gifts for Turkey lovers

This is probably the ultimate Christmas gift for a Turkey lover! A camera. Why a camera you may ask? Well, with this gift, Turkey fanatics will have to go to their favorite place on earth to bring a bit of Turkey home in the form of photographs of beautiful memories. We know a thing or two about photography ourselves. (You may have noticed our articles focus heavily on photography.)

The thing with choosing the right camera is that you need to balance out convenience and performance. So, what is our top pick travel camera for stunning results? The Fujifilm X-Pro3! Why? Because this rangefinder-style mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses has everything it takes to please even the more demanding photographer-travelers. These are some of its specs:

    • High-resolution for lots of detail and big prints: 26 megapixels (APS-C Z-Trans sensor)
    • Perfect for high-resolution video: 4k video (4.096 x 2.160)
    • Light-weight: 497g (body only)
    • 2 memory slots: perfect for those long days on the road or to ensure a backup
    • Weather sealed: no need to start panicking at the first raindrop
    • Compact: your ideal travel companion

In short, this latest addition to the X-Pro series guarantees a high-quality built retro-style mirrorless camera with a hybrid viewer and plenty of built-in negative film simulations by Fujifilm. If you prefer to carry only one lens around, have a look at this ideal ‘all-in-one’ lens: Fujinon XF16-80mm f4 (6 stops OIS).

This camera is great for street photography and landscape photography alike. So you’ll go home with equally stunning pictures of Cappadocia and Istanbul, all without having to carry around a heavy or big camera. Click here for more specifications and a great package deal on the Fujifilm X-Pro3 or click here to have a look at the magnificent Fujinon XF16-80mm lens.

Buying Christmas gifts is about so much more than the present. It’s about the holiday spirit, and about showing that you care. If you’re dreaming of spending a white Christmas in Turkey, have a look at these skiing resorts in Turkey, snow guaranteed! (And don’t worry, the Christmas tree will be up, just bring your ugly sweater!)

Christmas is not a public holiday in Turkey, but New Year is. To help you prepare your trip, check out our calendar with religious and public holidays in Turkey. For now, Merry Christmas (or ‘Mutlu Noeller’ as they say in Turkish). May you receive nothing but perfect Christmas gifts, and – more importantly – be surrounded by people you love.

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