Modern Jewish Wedding’s Five Chanukkah Gift Ideas

5 Chanukkah Gift Ideas You Can Use Right Now

Panic is not allowed.  There are still 4 full shopping days until the first candle and with expedited shipping-well, no worries, your gifts can still arrive on time and in tact.  Plus, no Chanukkah gift this year will be late until after the new year (literally, January 1). Breath easy!  Grab your coffee and your Chanukkah gift list we’ve got all your Modern Jewish peeps covered.

Modern Jewish Wedding Ritual Items

There are a few items every Modern Jewish Wedding couple will need for under the chuppah like a kiddish cup and a glass to stomp.  Add to the fun with a Mazel Tov Stone.  You could get a pen for everyone to use to sign the guest book (you know one of those white feathery numbers?).  How about a knife to help use during the wedding cake cutting or champagne flutes for the toast?

cutting the cake_modern jewish wedding

Photo by Mercedes Morgan Photography

Rest & Relaxation

Anyone else feeling like 2016 needs to be just OVER.  I mean O-V-E-R, OVER?  I don’t think I’m all alone on this one.  How about some good old fashioned R & R?.  A staycation night at a nearby hotel, tickets to a concert, theater or movie.  Or put together a basket filled with all the goodies needed to have an inspirational day of unplugged quiet?  Don’t forget the wine!

Woman lying on her girlfriend’s knees during picnic, looking at camera and smiling

Charitable Donations

What do you get for the people who have everything?  How about a donation in his or her honor to a cause that is near and dear to the heart?  You give a gift with special meaning, the charity gets much needed funding and the person receives a lovely letter showing someone has honored him or her.  It’s a win-win-win situation.   And, it is a very Jewish idea!

Gift Boxes

A subscription can start now and continue arriving quarterly all year long.  How much fun is that?  Subscription Boxes are so ubiquitous , you can even order monthly gift deliveries for your pet. Need help?  Buzzfeed has the 20 Gift Boxes We All Need Right Now.  And just like that, I’m shopping for me instead of Chanukkah shopping for everyone else.  Our latest find isn’t on their list (but, it’s on our wish list)~the Hello Mazel Gift Box, which arrives quarterly and delivers Jew-y goodness in a box.

Gift Cards

My Bubbe used to say, “Green is always the right size and color!”  That’s today’s equivalent of the gift card.  When is doubt gift cards always fit.  You can never go wrong with a gift card to Starbucks, Amazon, Target or Nordstrom (just sayin’).





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