Shabbat shalom: Hanukkah Gift Ideas

Hanukkah is less than a week away, and we’ve come up with a list of gifts for the cooks, geeks, techies, lovers, schleppers, and comedians in your life.

Most of these gifts are under $30, and many of them bring a touch of Jewish whimsy to your Hanukkah celebration.

Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

This cookbook explores the traditional and modern flavors of Jerusalem, and the authors, one Jewish and one Palestinian, share the delicious cultural traditions of the city of their childhood.


The newest entry in the market for devices that stream TV shows, movies, and music to your TV, Chromecast from Google works with the devices you already have. And it’s really, really tiny.

Schlep Tote

Do you live in a city where plastic grocery bags have been outlawed? The recipient of this tote will love schlepping his or her groceries in Yiddishe style.

Word Search Clock

The word nerd in your life will love this brilliant clock, with the clock numbers circled as found words in the jumble.



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“I am my beloved…” Pendant

This beautiful handmade key-shaped pendant bears the Hebrew inscription Ani le dodi, v’dodi li,  or I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. It’s a gorgeous piece of art with a heartfelt message.

Mood Changing Morning Mug

This mug changes from a sleepy face to a good morning smile when hot liquid is poured into it. This will surely make even the grumpiest non-morning person perk up.

Loop Candelabra

This candelabra is a beautiful piece of art for shabbat, two candle holders made from one artfully twisted piece of metal–two from one.

Hanukkah Wine Gift Bags

The three different and hilarious messages on these wine gift bags will put a smile on the face of the wine lover in your life!

Old Jews Telling Jokes

Anyone who loves inappropriate Jewish humor will love this audio collection of male and female comedians over 60 celebrating Jewish language and culture through jokes, riddles, and funny stories.

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