FOUND! The ultimate UAE gifts from YislamooNovember 26, 2017
As holiday season approaches, many of us are left scratching our heads, panic buying and over-spending on presents that don’t hit the mark.
My husband and I have a long-standing tradition of buying each other prints for special occasions (though we also have a bad habit of taking them to the framers and forgetting about them for months, but let’s not dwell…) and it’s so special to have them on display throughout our home.
I discovered Yislamoo a few years ago, and fell hard for their greetings cards, which are super cute, and often feature Arabic phrases. Recently, the range has expanded, and there’s a world of prints to suit everyone in the family. Some have the option of being personalised, for a custom touch that’s ideal for a new baby or special anniversary. And Yislamoo can even frame your pick, or have it put on canvas, within a matter of days.
From superheroes and nursery-friendly designs to Arabian influences and typography, there’s a print for even the hardest person to buy for.
Here are my highlights…
Souvenirs with style
Finding presents for visitors, or when friends leave the UAE, can be a challenge – especially if you’re looking for something stylish. Yislamoo’s mugs, tote bags, cards and prints, with Arabic phrases, iconic items and distinctive designs, are a chic (or funny) reminder of their time here.
Small art prints
Travelling back to your home country for the holidays, and want to give something from the Middle East without paying for excess baggage? The small prints weigh almost nothing, and can be slipped into a suitcase so the recipient can have it framed however they like.
Made to order
Every print is made for you, and takes 3 to 5 business days. Shipping is free in the UAE, and worldwide delivery is available. Numerous designs can be customised, too, so you can personalise your print to mark the arrival of a baby to the family or make someone’s day with a special design just for them.
Yislamoo also offers expert framing so your gift will be complete, or opt for the design to be put on canvas so it’s ready to hang on the wall.
Here’s my pick of the virtual shelves…
Everyone I know complains about the quality (or lack of quality!) of greetings cards in the UAE, but these fantastic designs have a little bit of Arabian magic, whether it’s Santa and his camels, or a snowman wearing a keffiyeh scarf. Love love love.
A fab wedding or anniversary present, you can have beautiful flowers every day when this is on your wall (men, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to buy flowers anymore…).
Available in colour or black and white, get motivated with this twist on the well-known phrase. Perfect for your home office – or above the shoe rack where you keep your trainers!
A modern take on the traditional Bedouin, I adore the colours on this pop-art print.
Got milk? This print can be personalised in Arabic or English, in red or blue, with your baby’s name and birthdate.
One for the music lover in your life, this riff on Pink Floyd’s iconic album can be framed or put on canvas too.
Tell someone just how super they are with this bright print. Their name is added to create their superhero persona – great for little girls and boys, or grownups who need to be reminded that they can take on the world.
After nearly 11 years in Dubai I STILL don’t get the obsession with Vimto! But anyone who has lived here will understand that it’s a classic come Ramadan. Celebrate it with this pop art print – it’s a tongue-in-cheek housewarming or leaving gift that will make anyone smile.
So this year stay away from the boring scented candles or packs of socks and instead give the gift of art – it will be a joy for years to come.
Visit https://yislamoo.com for more. Happy holidays!
Need to know
To guarantee delivery for Christmas, the last day to place orders for wall art (posters, frames, canvas) is December 17th, or December 21st for all other items.