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While the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah isn’t necessarily rooted in gifting, it’s become more common to give gifts over the course of the holiday. Some may choose to give and receive gifts on all eight nights while others may choose to do just one; some may have traditions of giving lots of small, stocking stuffer-like trinkets, while others may gift big-ticket items. Or, some may just be invited to a Hanukkah party and not want to show up empty-handed.
There’s really no right or wrong way to go about Hanukkah gifting, but with the holiday starting on December 18 and right around the corner, now is a good time to think about what you’re going to give those in your life who celebrate.
To make it easy, we rounded 37 Hanukkah gifts that work for everyone on your list. From high-end olive oil they can cook latkes with to clever t-shirts they’ll wear all the time, we’ve got you covered with plenty of gift ideas.
When it comes to Jewish delis, a handful of names have garnered celebrity status — Russ & Daughters is certainly one of them. If they’re feeling bold, they can try the recipe themselves and see how the homemade latkes stack up.
Aside from looking cute, this TikTok-famous lamp warms candles up without lighting them. It helps your giftee enjoy their candles’ scents whenever they want without worrying about smoke or accidentally forgetting to put them out.
Pottery Barn Kids
If you want to get in on the matching holiday PJs trend, this Hanukkah set from Pottery Barn Kids features adult, kid, and baby sizes, as well as a fitted sheet and pillow cases if you want to go all out.
Baked by Melissa
Complete with a Hanukkah card, this 25-piece box of Baked by Melissa cupcakes is the perfect addition to your festivities. They come in four flavors: Caramel Cake Batter, White Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Snowcap, and Chocolate Babka.
Fly by Jing
If they want their leftover latkes with a little bit of heat or just love collecting hot sauces, this Fly by Jing spice trio is sure to excite. It features Sichuan chili crisp, sweet and tangy Zhong sauce, and a Mala spice mix to sprinkle on pretty much any dish.
You can’t go wrong with some Judaica, especially when it’s as fun as this menorah shaped like a dinosaur. In the off-season, it makes for a cute piece of decor.
The fresh flavors of Brightland’s quality olive oils are perfect for frying up some latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and all of the other dishes they enjoy year-round.
This fun sweatshirt is so cute, they’ll look for non-Hanukkah excuses to wear it all year round.
Smartphones may have taken away the need for cameras for the most part, but there’s still something fun about getting to snap pictures on a camera and watch them develop. With this small Fujifilm instant camera, they can snap away and get their physical prints on the spot.
When you’re in need of advice, why not reach for a Jewish wisdom ball? Just shake it when you have a question, and you’ll get guidance like “You should be so lucky!” “So now you need my help?” and, most helpfully, “Feh.”
The ultimate in nostalgia, this grown-up version of the classic reel viewer makes a sweet, personal gift. Fill the reel with snapshots of their favorite memories that they’ll love to flip through for years to come.
Layered with notes of butter, apple, and potato, this candle will take them back to Hanukkah parties spent celebrating with loved ones, with fresh potato latkes and jelly doughnuts frying. The base notes of this candle are vanilla, sugar, and musk, so the room will smell as sweet as sufganiyot taste.
If they hate carrying a bulky bag just to store their phone and wallet, this stylish crossbody case was invented for them. It accommodates a wide range of smartphones and features card slots and a snap pocket to keep their essentials all in one tiny, easy-to-access place.
Beyond looking really pretty with their ombre coloring and unique spiral design, these Hanukkah candles are also practically drip-free, reducing the need for menorah cleanup.
Socks are an underrated, but seriously important part of any wardrobe. Bombas has mastered the art of the sock with its thoughtful details and design. While pricier than most socks, for every pair of Bombas sold, the brand donates a pair to a homeless shelter — something you can feel good about, especially over the holiday season.
Jewish Museum Shop
Sold by the Jewish Museum, this triple-strand necklace features three pendants that symbolize protection, crafted in the style of 1980s punk jewelry.
Revive leftover latkes with this compact waffle maker. They can just put them in for a few minutes for a crispy, crunchy, potato waffle. And, they can use it for real waffles too.
If they’ve always wanted to partake in the advent calendar holiday tradition, their time has come. Sugarfina has loaded this gift box with eight surprise treats — one for each night of Hanukkah (but if they’re not one for surprises or have dietary restrictions, you can find what’s included in the product description).
Ugly Christmas sweaters get most of the spotlight around the holidays, but these funny tees are a great Hanukkah-appropriate alternative. The shirts are inspired by beloved Jewish dishes, like brisket, challah, and matzo balls, and are sure to give them a laugh.
This little journal will eventually hold five years’ worth of memories. Each date in the diary has five blank spaces (one for each year) that they can fill with random musings, ideas, and memories. Even after five years pass, this will be a fun keepsake they can look back at.
Whether they’re tech experts or novices, they’ll love the small but mighty Echo Dot. It’s a great speaker for its size, and they can use it to create a smart home system or add to their pre-existing setup. A newer version of the Echo Dot was recently released, but the 3rd generation is more affordable and comparable in quality.
Food is a big part of many celebrations, and Jewish events are no different. This cookbook honors and elevates traditional Jewish cooking with recipes like pumpkin spice babka and classic roasted tomato brisket.
If you know an avid home chef looking to explore other cuisines, there are plenty of other cookbooks we recommend.
At just $75, Naadam’s Essential Cashmere Sweater is a luxury that won’t break the bank. Naadam calls the sweater “heavenly soft” and Insider Reviews senior reporter Mara Leighton agrees, making this a cozy piece anyone will love to receive.
From Jill Zarin’s brand, this baseball cap features “MAZEL” across the front for good vibes all year round.
This ceramic phone dock is an elegant way to keep their important tech within arm’s reach while they work. The vase can be used to add some greenery to their desk, or to store pens, pencils, and other small office goods.
Who doesn’t love to relax? These calming bath salts make a great gift for anyone on your list. Inside there’s vanilla, ylang ylang essential oil, and Himalayan pink salt crystals, which will soothe the body and flood the room with a calming scent.
Great for families with small children, this funny picture book cleverly retells the story of Hanukkah that’ll have kids wanting to reread it over and over again.
Pump up the Hanukkah jams with this quality speaker for under $50. It has a solid battery life and is water-resistant, so it’s perfect for an eight-night-long party. There are even LED lights in the bottom of the speaker.
If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to speakers, check out our guide to the best Bluetooth speakers.
Are they planning on traveling for the holidays? If so, they’ll appreciate this smart travel pillow. Small and compact, the Trtl Pillow wraps around their neck like a scarf but provides serious support, so they can actually get some sleep on the go.
Whether they have a big sweet tooth or just love M&Ms in particular, gift them this Hanukkah box — which features M&Ms with “Happy Hanukkah” and menorahs on them.
Whether they like their eggs poached, boiled, scrambled, or in omelet form, egg lovers can make their favorite preparations with this small gadget. All they have to do is choose their preparation, set the timer, and have their breakfast ready in a flash.
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Hydro Flask‘s signature double-wall vacuum insulation will keep their hot beverages hot and their cold ones cold for hours. With 18-, 32-, 40-, and 64-ounce options, there’s a right size for everyone.
Three devices, but just one outlet? That’s no longer an issue with this charging hub, which has enough room for all their most-used electronics.
Give them the chance to create their own condiments with this hot-sauce-making kit. It’s filled with bottles, labels, and all the special ingredients they need to make the spicy sauces.
Runners and fitness enthusiasts will appreciate this practical gift. The armband keeps their important things like a phone and set of house keys nearby and secure. Plus, it can fit just about any phone.