About Us

Saudi Arts & Crafts was founded in 2010 by British-French expat Florence Hughes who had previously enjoyed a successful career in London with her own web design agency.

In her quest to find locally made, culturally interesting gifts for friends and family on her visits home, she soon realised that there was an exciting opportunity to promote products from Saudi Arabia. Her vision for the business was to source and showcase locally made items, inspired by the region’s culture and unique heritage.

Saudi Arts & Crafts is probably best known for its range of beautiful Saudi pottery which was designed by Florence and handmade by a local potter. The pottery's distinctive calligraphy is inspired by an old Bedouin coffee ritual. Items include coffee cups (finjal) and a coffee pot inspired by the traditional shape of the Dhallah as well as bowls, platters and candle holders. 

Other collections include jewellery and cufflinks inspired by ancient Arabic poetry and calligraphy, framed silk scarves based on the work of local artists, quality handicrafts, black and white historical photography, organic soy candles and books. They are also an authorised stockist of the historical gifts produced by the Riyadh National Museum. 

Florence works with various artisans, designers and charities in Saudi and within the Middle East and continues to travel extensively around the region to source new additions to the Saudi Arts & Crafts range.  

You can browse Saudi Arts & Crafts's extensive collection of gifts at the newly redesigned Riyadh shop on Ishbilia compound. Open weekdays from 5-8pm and weekends 10-1pm and 5-8pm. We welcome groups and can open at other times on request. 

We also offer corporate services such as the sourcing of corporate gifts as well as art and photography for decorative purposes. Some of our previous clients include the Rosewood/Alfaisaliah Hotel, the Sheraton, the Hilton, Steak House and Princess Noura University.

To organise a visit to our shop or if you have any questions, please contact us on enquiries@saudi-gifts.com. We promise to get back to you promptly.

You can also find out about our latest products and news on Facebook, or on our Instagram