10 Kitschy Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Because you definitely need an "ugly" Hanukkah sweater.
We think Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler had the right idea with "The Chanukah Song" when it comes to celebrating the holiday:
Put on your yarmulke,
Here comes Chanukah.
It's so much fun-ukah,
To celebrate Chanukah.
Chanukah is the Festival of Lights;
Instead of one day of presents,
We have eight crazy nights.
In an effort to put more "funukah" in our upcoming Hanukkah celebrations, we found 10 kitschy gifts too cool to pass up.
1: Dr. Dreidel
Is there a better way to show off your love of hip-hop during the eight nights of Hanukkah than with a Dr. Dreidel? We don’t think so. These chic, custom, laser-etched dreidels feature the face of one of the most iconic hip-hop legends, Dr. Dre, with four different likenesses, each representing a different Hebrew letter.
2: Knee-High Socks
These hilarious knee-high socks work for either a guy or a gal and feature all of the classic symbols of Hanukkah: a menorah, a dreidel and gelt.
3: "You Spin Me" Sweater
We all know about ugly Christmas sweaters, but yep — ugly Hanukkah sweaters are a thing, too.
4: Macabbean Nail Decals
A Hanukkah manicure might be the perfect, unexpected way to celebrate the eight-day holiday. These nail decals allow you to create your Hanukkah scene right on your nails. Choose from snowmen decked out in Hanukkah scarves, lit candles or spinning dreidels decked out with false eyelashes and lipstick.
5: Sing-Along Microphone
The kids will love this karaoke-style Hanukkah microphone. It comes pre-loaded with all of your favorite Hanukkah tunes, including the classic "Dreidel Song."
6: The Mensch on a Bench
A fun take on the Christmas classicThe Elf on the Shelf, The Mensch on a Bench is the Hanukkah version for Jewish families. You can hide the mensch throughout your home like you would the elf, or keep him close when you light the Hanukkah candles each night.
7: Hanukkah Songs
While great Christmas albums are easy to find, it's more of a challenge to find a great Hanukkah CD. This album fits the bill and is a great choice for a more grown-up Hanukkah party, as it features composed jazz renditions of some of your favorite Hanukkah songs.
8: Emoji Menorah
If you want to lure your kids away from their smartphones to light the Hanukkah candles, then this emoji menorah might be the perfect solution.
9: Gelt for Grown-Ups
If you take your chocolate gelt seriously, then this chocolate is a must-have at your Hanukkah celebration. You can give the standard gold-foil coins to the kids, while the adults enjoy this high-quality gelt made from delicious, 100-percent free-trade chocolate. (They’re kosher, too!)
10: Latke Server
No Hanukkah celebration would be complete without potato latkes. This beautiful stainless-steel latke server will help your guests grab as many delicious fried potato pancakes as they’d like. Don’t forget the apple sauce and sour cream on the side for a traditional holiday treat.
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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.