Whether you’re an active traveler or simply like to discover and explore new cultures, you will agree that each country has something unique to offer. We all like to admire the colorful spice markets of Delhi, taste the very famous baguette in Paris and feel the smell of coffee while walking in the streets of Brazil. What does Armenia offer to the world and how can you experience the uniqueness of made in Armenia products without visiting the country?
Why Made in Armenia?
Recently, there has been a huge development in the Armenian production. Today, customers from all over the world have a vast variety of options to choose from, if they want to buy Armenian products. Moreover, regardless of whether you live in Armenia or not, you still have the opportunity to even order Armenian national food right from the Armenian bakeries and shops.
Armenians have been known for the rare taste of apricots, incredible wine, beautiful natural spots and ancient legends. That’s exactly what our homeland gives to the world and it’s definitely worth sharing. When you buy Armenian products, you not only boost the economy and help the Armenian producer, but also share the rich heritage of our production with the whole globe.
Let’s take a look at some products that you can offer as a gift to someone special, show off to your guests from abroad and order right from Armenia. In addition, we will also help you choose the tastiest food products to fill your table with warmth.
In case you don’t know where to start, here is some advice from our most requested Armenian products list. Also, paying close attention to the personality and the specific character traits of a person will help us choose the perfect gift with the traditional motives.
1. Jewelry from DF Project
If you’re looking for handmade silver jewelry that’s high in quality and rich in design, the DF Project can provide it all. This Armenian brand really gives the folklore motives and touches to each of their pieces. “Yes, the jewelry made by me is more attractive than I am”, that’s how Karo (the founder and the only jeweler of the brand) describes himself and his exceptional and authentical handmade pieces.
You can find more silver jewels perfect to your own taste. In case you want to offer something special and valuable to your sister, a loved one, or even yourself, this is what you might be looking for.
2. Wallet from VTAK Leather Arts
Today, Armenian leather producers have mastered this art and are making items that are practical in our daily life. Especially for busy people who forget or lose their money and cards often, there’s a solution with a wallet and a cardholder. It will make sure you keep it all in one place, that’s easy to access and hard to lose.
What’s our recommendation? To get your started, check out the “Vtak Leather Arts” brand. Firstly named “VAHE Leather Arts”, this brand started their activities in Armenia, in 2004. This group specializes in hand-crafted leather goods including fashion, personal and office, entertainment and special accessories, home decor, and more.
By choosing their collection of wallet and cardholder, you will also get a small bonus in the form of a leather bookmark. Besides, the product comes with the beautiful design of Mount Ararat on it, which is every Armenian’s favourite view. This could also be a perfect gift to someone who lives abroad and misses his homeland.
3. “Learning Armenian, Head Start” Book
Armenian is considered one of the most ancient, complex and, at the same time, beautiful languages in the world. The nation takes huge pride in the language as it’s unique in the alphabet, cursives and sounds. And, as language is considered a big part of our identity, our grandparents have taught us how crucial it is for Armenians to speak their own.
To pass Armenian through generations, Armenian publishers and writers have produced many textbooks, self teaching books and language guides to help everyone learn Armenian. Whether you’re living in Armenia or happen to live abroad, but want to learn the language of your ancestors, here’s the book that can help you. It’s called “Learning Armenian, Head Start” and it will help you speak and write in Armenian from the very beginning. Moreover, this is the perfect gift, in case you want to help your kids or grandchildren enter the world of the Armenian rich culture.
4. Book “Armenian Folk Tales” for little ones
What’s the best way to teach your child about their roots? Of course, it’s with folktales and legends. Since ancient times, our grandparents and their ancestors have been passing the Armenian culture with the help of tales, myths, legends and stories. And now, it’s your turn to do so.
“Armenian Folk Tales” book includes detailed illustrations that will walk your child through the traditions of the Armenian culture and give them a representation of what the life of our ancestors was like.
5. LALUNZ Kids Clothing and Accessories
With the help of technology and innovations in the clothing industry, Armenian clothing brands have only increased the quality of their products. Besides, Armenians are sure that good taste and style must be developed during childhood which means they always have something original and creative to offer.
Today, the Armenian clothing market has a big range of producers, like Lalunz, which is a kids’ clothing and accessories brand. The stylish and comfortable models will complete your child’s look even if he or she is a toddler. Colorful bodies, shirts, hoodies – everything to have fun by dressing your kids from 0 to 12 years.
So, if you’re looking for something cute and fashionable for your child, check out this brand, as they ensure good quality and unique creativity.
6. “ArtSocks” Creative Socks
With more colors, patterns and quality, here’s how you can keep your feet warm and cozy. “Wear these artworks, be part of this new movement of art!” – says the ArtSocks website. And yes, they provide art and colors into our daily lives. Every pair of their creative socks is inspired by a genius artwork, which makes it possible to WEAR Yervand Kochar’s, Malevich’s, Martiros Saryan’s paintings and that’s only the beginning of the list! The “ArtSocks” are the products made in and from Armenia.
The vibrant colors of the Armenian flag are just enough to want to order from Armenia. And, do you see the mount Ararat below the socks? Makes the design even better.
So, if you’re having a hard time choosing special gifts for your kids, family and friends, you already have a small list of options.
Now, let’s get to the tasty part!
7. 100% organic honey “Wild Hive”
Honey is well-known for its benefits for health, as well as face, skin, throat and many other parts of our body. In order to get the best of honey, you need to look for the organic, fresh and natural type, which is hard to find. But wait! The Armenian “Ibari” brand offers this 100% organic honey, that comes from the Armenian mountains.
This honey is perfect for the ones who love all-natural and organic products. In case you’re still hesitating, let us mention that this honey holds international Certificates and the local Armenian Organic Certificate. Just imagine a large field of colourful wildflowers – that’s where it’s coming from. It’s harvested fresh from the hives and tested in local and international laboratories.
8. Tea Collection from TeaYan
TeaYan is made for real aesthetics. The brand offers different teas even for the customers with a unique taste. Depending on what emotion you want to experience, this collection has 4 different bouquets, including “Freshness bouquet”, the “Vesperum bouquet“, the “Inspiration Bouquet” and the “Warming Bouquet“.
Each one is unique in its ingredients, taste and smell, but all of them have one important characteristic in common-they are all made in Armenia. The packages are weighed gram by gram and in portions. This step ensures all kinds of unique and unequalled taste
Make sure you show off the original taste of Armenian tea among your international friends, colleagues or simply have an enjoyable evening with your family.
9. Jams from Boon Bariq
Armenians tend to be very attentive to detail when it comes to food. This is why we have such a wide range and variety of Armenian food products. In the ancient times, Armenians used to pour some jam right into the tea, making it more sweet and tasty.
Now the jam production has developed a lot and today you have a wide range of brands to choose from. You can first try the Boon Bariq and here’s why. Boon Bariq is a new and original brand of the well-known Armenian jam. Your grandma has probably made some from fresh fruits and no additional ingredients.
Well, this jam is also made of non artificial ingredients and includes little sugar, which makes the fruit flavor stand out. You definitely won’t miss out to spot this tasty jam.
And If you want to taste all the best jams, try Ibari group’s collection, which includes blackberry, strawberry and raspberry. What’s tea without some jam?
10. Hirik Cosmetics
Beauty secrets for hair, skin and body have been passed from generation to generation. You may have learned about the benefits of honey for the skin or how fast nuts make your hair grow, from your grandmother. Whether you believe in these hacks or not, Armenian cosmetic producers have combined the traditional with modern skincare techniques.
A bright example for this is the “Hirik Cosmetics” brand. Here you can find literally anything for your skin and hair: creams, gels, shampoos, soaps etc. What’s special about this brand is that they offer aromatic oils, essential oils and skin care products, made from natural ingredients.
The packaging itself is very comfortable, pleasing to the eye, and will fit easily in your bag. Moreover, the “Hirik Cosmetics” range is very huge, so you have a variety of options to choose from.
This was the list to help you buy Armenian products that are unique in their style, taste and quality.
Do you want to enjoy the unique experience of Made in Armenia products? Or, maybe you want to show off the ancient legacy of your ancestors? Whatever the reason being, you can always get started with this list and later on will explore even more unique and special options for yourself, your family and friends.