Afkart, Lebanon’s yearly Christmas arts & crafts exhibition is back in Beirut, and this year bigger and better than ever. Starting today and lasting till the 20th of December, the Biel-based expo is definitely the place you’ll want to do your Christmas shopping at.
Still at a loss for what to buy? Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you the top five things to expect at Afkart.
1. Hipster Jewelry
Have a hipster friend, and RayBan’s just ain’t cutting it? Fear not, Afkart’s got your back. With an impressive variety of mustached rings, necklaces and bracelets, your hipster gal pal won’t be disappointed this Christmas.
2. Homemade Knickknacks
Do you really need that sequined tissue box? No. Do you really want that sequined tissue box? Who wouldn’t? At Afkart you can find enough useless but adorable knickknacks that’ll make any hoarder’s dreams come true.
3. Really Arab-Themed Things
We all know how difficult it is to buy presents for friends, but we can take some solace in the fact that buying things for our foreign friends is almost laughable. Buy your American or European friend anything with a Lebanese flag, pine tree, or that looks like it came out of Aladdin, and you’re golden. Luckily, Afkart has a variety of really, really Arab-looking presents just ripe for the picking.
4. Stuff That Makes You Wonder “Why?”
Afkart is one of those places you simultaneously find the people with the best sense of fashion, and the worst you’ve ever seen. From spiked converse to snake-skinned, plastic diamond studded bracelets, you’ll find all sorts of things that’ll make you wonder why in the world they exist.
Hands down, best part of the entire expo: the food. The best of the best of Lebanese bakers will be present at Afkart and, if the pictures are any indication, you won’t want to miss this. Trust me, your stomach will thank you.