Our 10 Favorite Hanukkah Gifts
Boho Chic Hanukkah Stockings
To help your kids keep track of each holiday night, make some Hanukkah stockings. Use paper bags and label each from 1-8 to represent each night of Hanukkah. Put a small gift in each bag and allow the kids to open the small gift after you light the menorah.
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Whether you're a foodie, a pet lover or just want to know where to find an ugly Hanukkah sweater (yes, they really do exist), keep reading for a roundup of our top Hanukkah gifts.
If you've never visited Russ & Daughters in New York City, spoiler alert: it's the most delicious bagel, cream cheese and lox that's ever passed my lips. But don't worry about buying a plane ticket, because they now offer amazing gift boxes that can be shipped anywhere. This box gives you all the makings of your own classic bagels and lox brunch (with dessert and coffee, too).
Buy It: Russ & Daughters NY Brunch Gift Box, $115
Dog Advice Book
This hilarious spoof of a dog advice book will keep any pet lover laughing for days. Here's a quote from the book: "For the first time, the same dynamic blend of passive-aggressiveness and smothering indulgence, that unique alloy of infantilization and disingenuous manipulation that created generations of high-achieving Jewish boys and girls, can be applied to create a generation of high-achieving Jewish doggies." You won't learn much about how to actually raise a pooch, but you will definitely be entertained!
Buy It: "How to Raise a Jewish Dog", $13.44
Potato pancakes, or latkes, are a traditional part of Hanukkah celebrations. What better way to serve them than with a "latke" serving piece?
Buy It: Stainless Steel Hanukkah Latke Server, $7.69
I firmly believe that you can never have too many tote bags, and this "matzoh, latkes, challah and me" bag is completely adorable. If you want to amp up your gift a bit, add in some Hanukkah essentials like a bottle of wine, fresh challah bread and bags of chocolate gelt for the kids.
Buy It: Jewish-Inspired Tote Bag, $16
We've all heard of ugly Christmas sweaters, but we now have some fun ugly Hanukkah sweaters to choose from, too! This fun sweater, featuring a giant menorah and some dreidels, would work well for a guy or girl.
Buy It: Hanukkah Sweater, $26.99
Get in on the nail art trend with these festive nail decals. Use them with a light or dark blue nail polish for the perfect traditional Hanukkah mani.
Buy It: Hanukkah Nail Stickers, $13.71
There are many options for simple wood or plastic dreidels, but if you really want to go luxe, this gorgeous crystal dreidel is a great choice. This one isn't kid-friendly, but it's a great gift for newlyweds.
Buy It: Classic Crystal Hanukkah Dreidel, $44.99
Menorah for Kids
If you're looking for some fun options for the kids, consider this awesome building block menorah set. This Lego-like kit comes with detailed instructions so the whole family can use the interlocking pieces and join in on the menorah-making.
Buy It: Building-Block Menorah, $24.95
For those of us that aren't so savvy in the kitchen (or just want to save some time), Williams-Sonoma has some delicious handmade latkes. You can choose either large or mini, and they even come in assorted flavors: original, sweet potato and artichoke.
Buy It: Ready-to-Eat Handmade Latkes, $49.95
If you've got any over-21s on your Hanukkah gift list, this dreidel koozie is a fun idea. Consider pairing two koozies with a great six-pack of their favorite craft beer for a more generous present. Or cover each beer with a koozie if you really want to go over the top.
Buy It: Dr. Dreidel Knit Koozie, $9.95
Easily incorporate the boho theme with a DIY yarn wall hanging. It looks like a complicated macrame piece, but it's actually a series of simple knots and braids. Watch our easy instructional video to make your own>>
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Bring the Outside In
Use branches and leaves to make an earthy, stylish piece of decor. To make this Jewish star wreath, simply tie branches and twigs together piece-by-piece. To assemble, cut six branches to approximately the same length (ours were 24 inches long). Use a floral trimmer or snap branches to shorten them. Tie the branches together, two at a time along with the twine to create a triangular shape. Repeat to make your second triangle, and tie the first triangle (top side up) to the second triangle (top side down) to create the Star of David. Attach leaves or flowers with thin pieces of wire. Don't worry about perfectly lining everything up, as this piece looks fantastic the more imperfect it is.