Once the Spaniards finish their dance, the scene transitions into a slower movement of Arabian dancers who represent coffee. Their slow and graceful movements stir the imagination and seem to draw the flavor and spice of the arabesque into the interpretation.

The presentation of coffee is a tradition of welcome throughout the Arabian region and is often served with dried dates to help sweeten the flavor of the strong drink. Coffee drinker or not, below are a few interpretations of Arabian and coffee inspired gifts.

Gift inspiration from the Arabian Dance of The Nutcracker on Flee Fly Flown

Top row, left to right: Coffee Bean Subscription, $95+. Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle, $18. Chandelier Earrings, $78. Second row: The Arabian Nights, Vol. 1, $20. Arabian Spice Table Collection, $11.96+.Nespresso Machine, $199+. Third row: Moroccan Lanterns, $20-$34. Savory Baklava, $29.95. Turban-style Ear Warmer, $28. Bottom row: Handmade Terrarium ornament with coffee beans, $15. Vintage Turkish Coffee Pot, $8. Khussa Beaded Shoes, varies.

Happy shopping,

- Colleen