8 Best Hanukkah Gifts for the Whole Family
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Celebrate the season of light with these inspired Hanukkah gifts for family and friends of all ages.
Reviewers on Amazon.com are raving about this just-released parody of the children’s classic book, Goodnight Moon. This version features a Jewish bunny and its family’s far-from-quiet bedtime routine. Yiddish terms (oy vey!) are sprinkled throughout—learn how to pronounce them correctly with the phonetic glossary that’s included. And for your noshing pleasure: A recipe for latkes from Ina Garten, the doyenne of delicious, comes with the book. For more fun, here’s how to make a kid-friendly menorah.
“This is tic-tac-toe on steroids,” says Minnesota Parent in their recent annual toy review. “An awesome reinvention of a tired old game with an attractive wooden play board.” Geared for ages eight and up and designed for two-four players, Otorio is a fun way to introduce strategy play to a child. Adults are likely to have their skills tested, too. Children will also love 15 creative gifts for kids who love DIY.
Make the season of light particularly bright with this DIY kit for beeswax candles. It comes with wax and wicks for 44 candles—exactly what’s needed to get you through the eight days of celebration. This makes a perfect family activity: Assemble the candles ahead of time or just before lighting them. Alternatively, here’s how to make beeswax candles in glass yogurt jars.
Whether playing for pennies, chocolate coins or raisins, the real winner of a dreidel game is the person who owns this beauty. Made from wood, it’s hand-painted by Yair Emanuel, an artist from Jerusalem.
Not sure how to play? Watch this quick tutorial!
Give the gift of hydration for Hanukkah and beyond with this festively lit smart water bottle. It’s all about tracking: You can see where you left yours (look for the light), and the water bottle keeps track of how much you’re drinking (via Bluetooth). Just set up the free app on your phone, and you’ll get notifications if you’re not consuming enough water. For more options, take a look at these smart water bottles that are worth the money.
Oil and light—two Hanukkah essentials—are married beautifully in this aromatherapy diffuser. Use the essential oils of your choosing. The aromas and mesmerizing LED lights provide the calm you need, when and where you need it.
Put a classy touch on the season’s celebrations with these elegant, angular wine glasses. Their bowl shape complements full-bodied whites or light- to medium-bodied reds. Pair the glasses with a bottle of a fine kosher wine, and yours will be the Hanukkah gift not soon forgotten. Mazel tov!
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Don’t forget the pets! Make them part of the nights, the lights and the magic of Hanukkah celebrations with a “Get Lit” hoodie. These slip-on outfits instantly turn a family’s beloved dog or cat into a ‘paw-tee’ animal. For more gift ideas, check out these pet products with nearly perfect reviews on Amazon.