With eight nights of celebration, having a few gift ideas handy for Hanukkah is essential. After all, it’s an event that only comes once a year! While it’s easy to default to traditional presents ideas (re: chocolate coins or a dreidel) we’ve got a full list of unique picks that go above and beyond your typical go-to’s. And if you’re new to the festivities? We’ve got you covered, too!
For aunts, uncles, grandparents, and everyone in between, here are ten items for the special people on your list to keep the delight going for all eight days of the most wonderful occasion. Happy celebrating!
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Best Menorah: Rite-Lite Judaica Polished Silvertone Menorah
Elevate your traditional menorah with this beautiful polished silvertone design. Declared a best-seller in its class, it’s made from a die cast cut to make this Menorah more durable and one that can be enjoyed for years to come! Paired with a picturesque silver finish and all you need is a special set of candles to complete what’s bound to be an elegant and special celebration.
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Best Candles: Rite-Lite Judaica Festive Hand Rolled Honeycomb Beeswax Chanukah Candles
Lucky for you, we found a top-rated candle pick perfect for your menorah! These honey-scented beeswax options are hand-rolled and sit 4.5" high, so they’re bound to fit your centerpiece while giving off a pretty scent in the process. Plus they stay well lit for up to an hour, so the fun doesn’t have to end early. With a variety of cool colors to choose from, these are guaranteed to be a hit at your gathering. Time to cue the lights!
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Best Cookbook: Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Explore one of the most praised cookbooks of its time from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty. With over 120 recipes using the signature tastes of Jerusalem, you’ll find everything from hearty vegetable dishes to decadent desserts, all with a unique cross-cultural take from Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Praises aside, it’s worth experiencing what authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are naming “their most personal cookbook yet.”
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Best Chocolate Coins: Kosher Nut-Free Milk Chocolate Coins Box
Enjoy the tradition of exchanging little sacks of gold coins with family and friends for Hanukkah. Kosher-certified and made in a nut-free facility, you can still expect the best taste and flavors in this premium Belgian-made chocolate. Customers rave about their decadent taste and mouth-watering properties that run better than any store-bought kind. Not convinced? Then these bags of chocolate coins are worth a taste yourself!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Best Sentimental: WoodArt Wooden Picture Frame
Make sure you have a special place to store all your memories in the making. This classic and chic picture frame is the perfect accessory to show them off! Whether in the living room, bedroom, or office, your magical holiday moments will be highlighted for all to see. Made with both style and durability, it’s the perfect gift for cousins, grandparents, or friends alike. It even works great as a take-home gift, too!
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Best Jewelry: Tiny Star of David Necklace with Personalized Hebrew Initial
Take the spirit of the holiday with you even after the festivities end. This personalized necklace comes complete with the traditional Star of David, with options to add your initial and birthstone beside it. The 14-karat gold filled chain and pendant make this necklace even more luxe for the special recipient in your life. Bonus: There’s a 15% discount for buying five or more of these jewelry pieces, so we highly encourage grabbing a few for all those you love.
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Best for Children: Maccabee's Hanukkah Gift Set
Create new traditions in your household with a set that instills the meaning of the season among the little ones. This Maccabee Hanukkah Gift Set contains a 9" high-quality plush Maccabee warrior toy meant to be held, snuggled, and played with throughout story time — and the entire season. It also comes with a beautifully illustrated book to tell the true meaning behind the celebration of Hanukkah. Complete with a custom 3" wooden dreidel and game board, it’s one present that’s sure to bring meaning and joy to its lucky recipient.
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Runner-Up, Best for Children: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
In today's world filled with disposable things, the main character in this book provides a refreshing take on frugality. Based on a Yiddish song from the author’s childhood, the novel is covered in poetic verbiage and imagery that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. Enjoy striking illustrations created with watercolor, pencil, and ink alike that narrate the important moral lessons behind Joseph and his ever changing overcoat.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Best for Hosts: Stemless Wine Glass by Royal Set, 4-Pack
Another bestseller worth raising a glass to. When the conversation begins flowing around the table, ensure a little spill doesn’t ruin all of the fun. These spill-proof stemless wine glasses are an easy way to keep the celebration going no matter what incremental situation arises. Since they’re dishwasher safe, the post-party clean-up will a breeze, too, making them just the addition you need for all eight nights of entertaining.
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Runner-Up, Best for Hosts: Square Alligator Serving Tray with Matte Finish
Speaking of entertaining guests, here’s a tray that’ll take your serving skills up a notch. Made with a stylish Alligator print in a metal or matte finish, it’s the perfect way to showcase your latest app or cocktail creation in one easy delivery. Complete with durable polypropylene and handles for easy serving, you can focus on the real purpose of the party — the fabulous company!
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Best for Techies: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) - Charcoal
The Amazon Echo Dot will be the little helper you need to pull off the perfect evening. With hands-free voice control, all you have to do is ask for your favorite artist or song for background tunes for the night. With access to top music-streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, you’ll have everything you need to fill your room with the music you love. And since the Echo is Bluetooth-enabled, you can also stream other popular services like iTunes from your personal phone or tablet. Either option you go with, it’s bound to be the best way to soundtrack your Hanukkah celebration.