Hanukkah is less than a month away: the eight-night holiday kicks off on December 18 of this year. If you’re celebrating or attending a Hanukkah gathering, you may be looking for gifts for the loved ones in your life. Below, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that adults and kids (and even pets) would be excited to discover.
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To recommend the best Hanukkah gifts, we include products from brands we’ve covered before, as well as gift ideas we think readers should be aware of based on our research on what people are looking for. We made sure to include gifts at different price points and for those with a variety of interests.
The Best Hanukkah Gifts for Adults
Threshold Nosh Mug
During the holidays, your loved ones can enjoy their favorite hot or cold beverage in this 15-ounce mug. It is microwave and dishwasher safe, depending on the brand.
Set Shabbat Our Place
The Our Place Shabbat Set provides home chefs with everything they need to prepare meals that will serve a crowd. The set comes with the brand’s signature baking sheet, which you can also use as a stovetop griddle, and a reusable, nonstick silicone baking mat that has a one-inch checkered pattern that you can use to measure dough. Also included is a challah cover-up, plus two beeswax candle holders.
Williams Sonoma Hanukkah Door Mat
Welcome guests to your home for the Hanukkah gathering with this doormat. It’s woven from natural coconut fibers and the brand says it’s fade resistant, so you can use the mat year after year. The mat is one inch thick, 36 inches wide, and 22 inches tall.
Dash Dreidel Mini Waffle Maker
This mini appliance makes 4-inch waffles with a dreidel pattern on one side and a classic griddle pattern on the back. Nonstick cooking surfaces help the waffle release when you’re ready to transfer it to a plate, according to the brand. The waffle maker comes with a recipe guide, offering instructions for making different flavors of waffles, latkes, and more.
Vahdam Happy Hanukkah Tea Gift Set
Vahdam’s tea set comes with four loose leaf blends that you can steep to make hot or iced tea. Tea varieties include vanilla spice masala chai tea, turmeric spice herbal tea, vanilla chocolate herbal tea, and hibiscus black tea. The set comes with enough tea to brew about 100 cups, the brand says.
The Best Hanukkah Gifts for Kids and Teens
Mensch on a bench
As seen on Shark Tank, Mensch on a Bench is a Hanukkah version of Elf on the Shelf. It comes with a book that, according to the brand, explains the eight rules for having a Mensch and helps introduce children to Jewish values and traditions. The Mensch is a stuffed toy and can be removed from the bench.
KiwiCo illuminated menorah
Kids can build and wire their own lighted menorah with this kit from KiwiCo. It comes with nine acrylic candles (plus four extras) that kids can decorate with stencils and sandpaper. When placed in the base, the decorated candles light up in multiple different colors.
Mondo Llama Hanukkah Paint-Your-Own Wood Dreidels Kit
Before playing a game of dreidel, kids can customize their tops with this kit from Mondo Llama. Includes two wooden dreidels, a paintbrush, four paint pots, sticks and glitter glue.
Uncommon Goods Jelly Donut Kit
Making jam donuts, also called sufganiyot in Hebrew, is a fun activity that kids can do with older family or friends during Hanukkah. The Uncommon Goods kit provides the ingredients you need to bake a dozen donuts, including baking mix, yeast, finishing sugar, a piping bag, and a tip. Once the donuts are baked or dry, you can add your favorite jam, cocoa spread, or nut butter to the piping bag to fill the pastries. The kit also comes with a recipe and instructions to follow.
SUGARFIX by BaubleBar ‘Happy Hanukkah’ Statement Earrings Set
A fitting gift for the teen in your life, BaubleBar offers Hanukkah earrings sold in a set of three pairs: Menorahs, Hanukkah sweaters, and jelly donuts. The earrings are back-clasped and are nickel-free for those with sensitive ears, the brand says.
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Share Chocolate Hanukkah Gift Box
Compartes, a brand featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things this year, designed its Hanukkah Chocolate Gift Box with nine pieces of chocolate. It gives you one piece to eat each Hanukkah night, plus an extra piece, which the brand says is like the ninth candle on the menorah. The chocolates have blue and gold decorations on top.
Harry and David’s Eight Nights of Hanukkah Gift
Packaged in a Star of David-shaped box, treat your loved ones to sweet and savory snacks from Harry and David this Hanukkah. Each night of the holiday, your giftee opens a new part of the container to reveal gelt, chocolate almond, macaroni brownies, cinnamon-walnut rugelach, trail mix and more.
Sugarfina 8 Nights of Delights Hanukkah Calendar
Count down the nights of Hanukkah with this gift box from Sugarfina. It comes with eight four-piece tasting packs filled with the brand’s chocolates, candies, Heavenly Sours, Cold Brew Cordials, Champagne Bubbles and more.
Crate & Barrel 8-Day Hanukkah Menorah Calendar
For the chocolate lover in your life, Crate & Barrel’s Hanukkah Calendar comes with eight treats, one for each night of the holiday. Gem-shaped dark and milk chocolates have caramel, almond, or chocolate truffle fillings inside.
Frisco Holiday 8-Day Hanukkah Cardboard Calendar with Dog Toys
Don’t forget your furry friends during the Hanukkah celebrations. Frisco’s Hanukkah calendar is packed with eight dog toys shaped like menorahs, gelts and more. The set includes a variety of plush and wind-up toys, and each toy has a squeaker inside. The brand also makes a Hanukkah calendar filled with cat toys.
Best Hanukkah Menorahs and Candles
West Elm Brass and Marble Menorah
The West Elm Marble and Brass Menorah departs from the traditional chandelier shape and instead offers a more elegant, minimalist style. It is made of rough carved marble and holds nine taper candles.
Rite Light Go Electric LED Chanukah Menorah
If you have children or pets, leaving candles burning may be impossible. This menorah is designed with LED lights, allowing you to light candles one by one for each night of Hanukkah using a built-in button. The menorah can be powered by an AC adapter, USB cable, or batteries. You can also choose if you want the lights to flicker, flicker, or have a chasing effect. The menorah comes in blue, light blue, white, and silver.
candle lights and nostalgic latkes
Homesick says he created this candle with a scent reminiscent of both potato latkes dipped in applesauce and jelly donuts. It gives off a fragrance of baked apple, butter and potato with notes of pomegranate, sponge cake, vanilla, sugar and musk. The candle is made from a blend of natural soy wax and a cotton wick. The brand says it has a burn time of between 60 and 80 hours.
The Best Hanukkah Pajamas
Hanna Andersson Boys Long John Pajama Set
Hanna Andersson’s machine washable Hanukkah print pajama set comes with bottoms and a long sleeve shirt. The pajamas are made from organic cotton and have smooth flatlock seams, the brand says. Adults can shop for matching Hanukkah flannel pajama tops and pants, and the brand offers matching dog pajamas as well.
Target Wondershop Hanukkah Lions – Matching Family Pajamas Collection
This family pajama set is decorated in a Hanukkah lion print – lion characters are scattered across the top and bottom and can be seen lighting candles, spinning dreidels and more. Pajamas come in men’s, women’s, toddler, baby, and children’s sizes, as well as plus sizes. You can also buy matching cat and dog pajamas, as well as matching socks and a blanket.
Gap Happy Hanukkah Print Flannel Pajama Set
Gap’s Glow in the Dark Flannel Hanukkah Pajama Set: When the lights are out, the menorahs light up. The ensemble comes with a long-sleeved shirt that has a four-button closure through the front, a spread collar, and a patch pocket. Matching pants are designed with an elastic waist, drawstring and pockets. You can buy pajamas in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes for the whole family to match, and Gap also makes Hanukkah-themed clothing for cats and dogs.
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