Hanukkah Gifts and Décor to Kvell Over
Here’s something your may not know: Hanukkah isn’t the most significant Jewish holiday. However, its kid-friendly tale of heroism, faith, and miracles—plus its convenient proximity to Christmas—has given it a more illustrious profile. So, show the Festival of Lights some love by snapping up some gorgeous gifts and holiday décor. It’s a mitzvah.
Stone Cold Cute
Laser-etched with the phrase “Happy Challah Days,” this witty Vermont-crafted slate tray is perfect for serving up anything from fruit and cheese to latkes and sufganiyot (fried jelly donuts). Its cork feet protect tables from scratches.
Challah, arguably the most delicious of all breads, requires a good knife to cut through the glossy crust to get to the soft, sweet interior. Nambe’s stainless steel Challah Bread Knife features a super-sharp blade and flaring base to create perfect slices every time.
Know a brand new member of the tribe? This adorable 100-percent cotton black bodysuit is printed with a faux blue and white Tallis (a traditional Jewish prayer shawl). If you’re trying to get on Bubbe’s good side, this’ll do it.
The Gift that Gives
Tzedakah, the Jewish imperative to give to those in need, is a fantastic concept to impart to kids right now, the most gimme time of year. Instead of another forgettable toy, wrap up this lovely, flower-adorned stainless steel charity box for the holidays. It may not be an Xbox, but the lesson is priceless nonetheless.
Gift your Hanukkah hostess with an Italian crystal wineglass, sand-etched by hand with the classic Yiddish expression, “Oy Vey.” It’s also stemless to help avoid spills from tipsy drinkers.
Treat your guests to treats served out of this shimmery metallic candy dish. Midnight blue enamel and star accents give it a festive holiday feel. It also makes for a great gift when a bottle of wine just won’t cut it.
Decorative crystal dreidels add festive flair to desks, bookshelves, and holiday displays. This hand-polished, letter-etched beauty is a bit unusual, with a pale, purplish-blue body featuring multiple facets that create a kaleidoscope of color.
Light It Up
Given their limited usage, menorahs are often just an afterthought. That ugly hand-me-down from Aunt Ida? Eh, it’s fine. Not this year, people. This year, you will buy one that reflects your taste, style, and modern design sensibility. Something like Nambe’s sleek Illume menorah. It’s so gorgeous you’ll wish the holiday lasted more than eight nights.
And finally, what’s a menorah without candles? Rite Lite’s premium, hand-dipped and hand-decorated tapers are a major step up from those cheap ones we all grew up with (you know the ones). They come in two versions: blue-hued and multicolored.
Holiday so fair, indeed.