Favorite Persian Gifts for Men
These coasters combine function with a funny design. One of our translators found them and sent them to a few of us. They perfectly resemble the infamous Persian rugs that we grew up with in our homes. Maybe you aren’t a native Persian, and this will be your first Persian rug .
we all know how expensive the real thing can be! Each of these coasters is well-built and does a great job at preventing moisture from staining your desk or table. Four come in a set, so they are an excellent stocking stuffer. Give one to your baba, pedar bozorg, amu, and barodar! That’s dad, grandpa, uncle, and brother for anyone who hasn’t gotten that far in their Farsi skills. This can also be a funny little gift for any rug lover.
Electric Samovar Tea Kettle
Persians love tea – it’s a major part of our culture. While many people are happy with tea bags or other tea-making options, why not help the special man in your life make tea the Persian way? If you grew up in an Iranian household, you’ve definitely seen a samovar at some point. While the one your family used may look quite different than this, the Home N Kitchenware samovar puts a modern spin on things. It allows you to make authentic tea with all new safety features that old-fashioned samovars don’t have.
Hajj Wafaa Calligraphy Set
Do you have a Persian friend who likes to write Nastaliq? Maybe your son is learning Farsi and wants to practice writing. No matter who it is for, this calligraphy set is an interesting gift that will provide countless hours of entertainment while improving your loved one’s writing. It comes with two reed pens and ink, so all your family member or friend needs is a sheet of paper to get started.
Nastaliq, or khoshnevisy, dates back over 1,500 years. Persian poets and artists have used this beautiful writing method to bring their words to life. It adds another layer of depth to intricate poems and stories. Giving your friend this Persian gift will allow them to continue this age-old tradition. The pens last quite long, so you can expect many months of use per pen. You can even prolong their lifespan by using a razor to keep them sharp.
This product is for the beginner or intermediate writer, as the pens are somewhat smaller than most professional sets. That said, it is perfect to get your loved one to get their feet wet or to casually practice their writing skills.
The Most Unique Persian Gifts for Women
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Firoozeh Dumas captures her life in the United States perfectly through this heartfelt book. At only seven years old, her family left Abadan, Iran and moved to California. She talks about some humorous memories regarding her differences with typical Americans but also shares troubling stories of the difficulties Persians faced during the Islamic Revolution. We love this book because many Iranian women have similar stories. Dumas tells her stories in a smart, introspective manner. They remind of us tales we heard as children. So, why include this on our list of Persian gifts for women
First, some of our mothers made the same transition from Iran to the United States. This book may help them reflect on that journey in a healthy, humorous way. Also, maybe you have an American friend who appreciates the Persian culture. Share this book with her to give a better picture of the daily struggles many Iranian immigrants faced.
Iranian Persian Poem Scarf
If you go to Iran, you will see women in scarves, also known as hijabs, since this head covering is legally required. That said, many Persian women enjoy wearing shawls as a fashion statement. The poem scarf features Farsi calligraphy poems in a beautiful, unique pattern. The material is lightweight, and the color options are gorgeous.
This scarf is best used for fashion as it is thin and will not keep in much heat. If the woman in your life speaks Farsi, then she will love this gift! If she does not know the language, then this is a perfect way to share an aspect of your culture with her.
Persian Calligraphy Necklace
This is probably the most beautiful item on our list. We love this necklace because it is gorgeous and shares a lovely aspect of Persian culture, our poetry. The necklace includes a line from Rumi, a poet and Sufi mystic from the 1200s. You can listen to this poem here. As far as Persian gifts for women goes, this necklace is sure to make your loved one’s day.
There are many styling options from which to choose, so you can craft a gorgeous piece of jewelry that will make her feel loved on Christmas. The pendant is nicely sized to show off this classic Persian poem. You can also choose the metal, but all will shine bright and do not tarnish. This item is custom-made, so each necklace is unique. You can give this to your mom as a cultural memento or give it to a special someone to proclaim your love for her. Whatever you choose, do not forget to explain the meaning behind the words!
Love Persian T-shirt
This is a perfect Persian gift for women who you love! As we already mentioned, “eshgh” is the Persian word for love. Iranians enjoy poetry, and love is often a theme that many poets cover. This subdued shirt will allow your loved one to know she is loved each time she wears it.
Moreover, it lets your family member or friend share her Iranian heritage with the world. If she is not Persian, then it is a great conversation starter. Our favorite colors are cranberry and pink. The white letters are not that visible on the silver option. If you are looking for Persian gifts for women who only need simple tokens of appreciation, then this is the best choice for you.