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Amazing Hanukkah Gift Ideas

SARAH STASHUK / May 10, 2019

In spite of the fact that gifting is not customary to Hanukkah festivities, nowadays, gifting has become an inseparable part of Hanukkah festivities. Unlike how it was in the past, when people celebrated Hanukkah Jewish holidays by giving only Gelts (chocolate coins) to children, these days, people invest a lot of time and resources into finding the perfect Hanukkah gifts to celebrate the Jewish holiday.

On the off chance that you are looking for the best Hanukkah gift ideas that will make the Festival of Lights celebration more fun for your kids, family and fellow Jews, you can make a choice among the items on this list.  We’ve put this short list of the top Hanukkah gift ideas together with the hope that it will give you great and affordable gift options for your Hanukkah festivities.


This is probably one of the most affordable Hanukkah gifts you can present to your kids and your Jewish compadres. It is a spinning top that is marked on all four sides with unique Hebrew letters. This item didn’t just get the topmost spot on our list of Hanukkah gift ideas because of its affordability but because it is an integral part of Hanukkah festival as a whole. For as long as anyone can remember, dreidels have had a place in Hanukkah festivities. The dreidel game is one way to have fun with your kids, family or Jewish compadres during the Hanukkah festivities. You can gift a dreidel to your kids and have loads of fun with them, playing for chocolate gelts or pennies. Which brings us to the next item on this list.

Hanukkah Gelt or Chocolate Coins

Like we said before, one of the long-standing Hanukkah festivities’ traditions is giving money to children during the Hanukkah festival. This tradition has endured the test of time and is still practiced by most Jewish families across the globe. Hanukkah gelt translates to Hanukkah money in both Yiddish and Hebrew. Although, it is only chocolate wrapped in gold or silver foil. For the forthcoming Hanukkah festival, make it a point to wrap up a few boxes of Hanukkah gelt as gifts for your kids. They’ll definitely appreciate it. What’s more, you all can have fun completing a game of dreidel for a chance to win some chocolate coins from each other.


Here is another of the best Hanukkah gift idea that goes back in time. This Jewish item goes as far back as the time when Moses was leading the Israelites through the wilderness. It is a seven-lamp stand that branches off at six different points (three from each side). Many Jews use these Menorahs to light up their homes at night and would almost certainly appreciate a gift of the sort. Menorah designs are not what they used to be in the past, these days Menorahs come in designs that really put a finishing touch to a home. They are ornamental and long-lasting; two qualities that are worth considering when making a choice for Hanukkah Gifts of 2019.

Personalized Jewelry

To celebrate the Hanukkah Festival of lights, give personalized pieces of jewelry as gifts. You can get necklaces or wristbands and engrave your favorite mantras on them.  You can also customize these necklaces with short prayers and quotes as well as names and initials. You can give these gifts to almost anybody and they’ll definitely appreciate it. This is virtually a treasure, and they’ll hold close to their chest forever. If you are planning to give just one gift this Hanukkah festival, it should be this one.

Hebrew Bible or Tanakh

What better gift is there to give your kids, siblings or fellow Jews than a gift that will further strengthen their faith. One can never have too much of this holy book. You can always expect a Jew to appreciate a gift of a Tanakh. The words in this sacred book never get old and every day the persons you gift it to reads it, they’ll definitely think of you. You can even personalize the holy book with the person’s initials. Then again, you need to do it astutely so that it doesn’t undermine God’s words.

Star of David Hand towel

We use hand towels every day, and they make for the perfect Hanukkah gifts. Even more fitting is the fact that they come marked with the Star of David, which sets them apart as a true Hanukkah present. These Star of David hand towels are perfect for indoor use as well as outdoor use. You can present this simple, yet extraordinary gift to your brother, sister, father, mother, and any other Jew that you have around. Since they are very affordable, you can buy as many as you can and give them to as many Jews as you can. They’ll really appreciate it. And you can thank me later for telling you.

Hanukkah Pajamas

This is probably the best time to swap those pajamas that your kids have been using since the previous Hanukkah festival with some new ones. You can also make it fun by getting pajamas that are designed with funny characters or one that has their most loved character on it. You can find premium quality pajamas that won’t put a dent on your budget in any of the stores around you. Don’t forget to wrap them in beautiful wrapping sheets before giving it to them. Kids love that kind of stuff.

A DIY Item

In light of the fact that we can’t fit every item that comes to mind in this list (and there’s more where all of that came from), we have decided to make this item ambiguous. Like we said earlier, you have a lot of options with regards to the best Hanukkah gift ideas. Go out there and get lovely DIY items that you’ll present to your loved ones during the Hanukkah festivities. They’ll not only appreciate the quality of the gift, but they’ll also appreciate the amount of work that you have put into it.

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