Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights and last for eight consecutive days and nights.This year Hanukkah begins on December 11th. Normally a gift is give for each of the eight days. These gifts tend to be inexpensive until you reach the eighth day and then the gift is nicer. Here is a guide to ten wonderful Hanukkah gifts to give this season.
1) Candles make a lovely gift. Everyone enjoys candles. Try to choose eco-friendly ones this year that are made of soy or beeswax. Maddison Avenue offers many soy candles to choose from for reasonable prices. The Beeswax Company sells candles made entirely of beeswax. The Judaica Mall offers packs of handmade Hanukkah candles for reasonable prices.
2) A lovely wall hanging. The Judaica Mall offers many lovely wall hangings. My personal favorite is work of art crafted by artist Yair Emanuel that proclaims “Blessed Are Those Who Come”. This retails for $49.95 and is made in Israel.
3) Handmade soaps are very popular. Here is a link for wonderful milk and oatmeal soaps. These retail for $4.50 per bar.
4) A lovely Jotter notebook. Here is a lovely set of two that feature 24lb creamy colored Wausau paper. This set retails for a very reasonable $4.99. You can also purchase Jotter Notebooks made from recycled products.
5) A simple handmade clay Hanukkah magnet. This lovely blue magnet is completely handcrafted and retails for only $2.00.
6) A lovely Start Of David hand towel. You can buy these in a set if you would like. They retail for $8.88 apiece. These are blue and fluffy with lovely white embroidery work that is machine made. It is exceptionally strong and will not fray over time.
7) This is a striking leather handcrafted Hebrew CHAI. This lovely pendant is striking and beautiful. A lot of care went into its creation. It measures 2″x2″. The retail price is $58.00.
8) A lovely Hanukkah gift basket is sure to please anyone. Gourmet Gift Baskets offers fantastic creations. I have personally ordered from this online retailer and I have always been very pleased with their baskets. You can also choose a stunning dried fruit platter that is sure to please. The gift baskets retail for between $34.00-$149. The dried fruit platters retail for between $50.00-$180.00. These baskets are all exceptional and lovely.
9) A Kosher basket. The Challah company sells Kosher baskets to fit anyones needs. They also sell lovely wine boxes.
10) Canaan Online sells artist Hanukkah gifts by Israeli artists. They offer lovely Menorahs. They also have hand crafted jewelry to please any taste or budget. I would suggest one of their strikingly beautiful Challah boards. These are very popular and sure to please for that perfect Hanukkah gift.