20+ Best Rosh Hashanah Gift Ideas for the Jewish New Year (2017)

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Rosh Hashanah Gifts

Another year has passed… can you believe it?

It seems like last year’s Rosh Hashanah was just yesterday, yet here it comes again.

Now that it’s here, what do you say we start off the Jewish new year on the right foot?

How?

By getting our friends & loved ones the best Rosh Hashanah gifts of course!

And what gifts do you give for Rosh Hashanah?

Wouldn’t you like to know… Well, you’re about to find out…

Best Rosh Hashanah Gifts

Fan of spoilers? How about a quick glimpse of the very best Rosh Hashanah gifts you can possibly get your family & friends this Jewish new year…

How about a quick glimpse of the very best Rosh Hashanah gifts you can possibly get your family & friends this Jewish new year…

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Top Traditional Gift Top Gift Box Top Hostess Gift Top Gift for Kids Top Wine Gift Top Flower Gift
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Looks exciting, huh? It’s about to get much better…

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Gifts

The first day of the Jewish new year obviously calls for some traditional Rosh Hashanah gifts.

Rosh Hashanah is one of the biggest holidays in the Jewish calendar, and so getting your friends & family a traditional Jewish new year gift is obviously a terrific idea, regardless if they’re religious or not.

Have a look at these great gift ideas to see what I mean…

High-Quality Yemenite Shofar Kosher & Polish + Free Bag

Top Traditional Gift

High Quality Yemenite Shofar Kosher & Polish

Guess what? It’s Rosh Hashanah! Of course, we’ll be starting off with a Shofar!

The unofficial symbol of the Jewish new year (and Yom Kippur) is clearly a great traditional Rosh Hashanah gift. And if you’re looking to get someone a Shofar, the clear choice is the Yemenite shofar (even for an Ashkenazi).

Did You Know?

The Yemenite Shofar is made from an African Kudu horn (as opposed to a Ram’s horn). It has a bigger mouthpiece, which makes it much easier to play it, and therefore is friendly to “amateur-players” as well as pros.

This high quality, polished Yemenite shofar looks much more impressive than the smaller Ram’s Horn Shofars, and is substantially easier to play.

Tip: This Shofar is odorless, compared to many other Shofars out there that come with a weird smell

The beautiful colors, unique style and amazing sound of this Shofar will make you feel as if it came directly from mount Sinai (it’s made in Israel, so close enough).

And yes, you’re looking at the most popular Shofar online (a bestseller).

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Yair Emanuel Textured Nickel 8-Piece Kiddush Set

Yair Emanuel Textured Nickel 8-Piece Kiddush Set

Rosh Hashanah Seder is a feast. Which means: a LOT of wine is involved…

Your host/hostess isn’t equipped to serve Kiddush wine for the masses? This is where you come in (literally) with this gorgeous Kiddush set.

Designed & made in Israel by Israel’s favorite artist, Yair Emanuel, this Kiddush set makes any Shabbat or holiday dinner much more exciting.

As King David said: “Wine gladdens the heart of man”… Amen (V amen) to that!

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Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Machzor Set (English + Hebrew)

Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Machzor Set

It’s Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur, the holiest days in the Jewish calendar…

You’re all excited…you dress up, groom yourself and go to the synagogue, where we spend the majority of our time during the Jewish high holy days.

You arrive at the synagogue, looking for the Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur Machzor to pray with… Oh oh, all the Machzors are already taken!

Sounds familiar? 

The best way to avoid getting stuck in the synagogue without a Machzor is to own one.

One of the most popular Machzors for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur is Artscroll’s Machzor. Their siddur provides a detailed commentary on the Hebrew text, as well as the English translation for those of you who are more comfortable reading it in English.

Every one of us could use a set of Machzor Seforim for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur… Books we can conveniently use every year during Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.

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Silvered Ram’s Horn Shofar Replica – Jerusalem

Silvered Ram's Horn Shofar Replica Jerusalem

Hang on… this isn’t the kind of Shofar you blow your lunges out attempting a shofar blast. It’s a replica… one gorgeous looking replica.

This magnificent silver rams horn miniature is engraved with Jerusalem’s old city highlighted in gold.

When your gift recipient displays this stunning silver piece, it will serve as a constant reminder of that special Rosh Hashanah he received this wonderful gift… and it’s all thanks to you…

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Yair Emanuel Stainless Steel Pomegranate Havdalah Set

Yair Emanuel Stainless Steel Pomegranate Havdallah Set

Pomegranate & Rosh Hashanah go hand in hand.

So no huge surprise that Yair Emanuel’s Pomegranate Havdalah set is one of the best-selling gifts on Rosh Hashanah.

This beautiful, sparkling, stainless steel Havdalah set creates a seamless blend of modernity and Jewish tradition.

Every time you perform the Havdalah ceremony, this Havdalah set will make you reflect on the time you got it…

It gives every Shabbat a final tasteful experience, and a spark of beauty to start off your new week, and in this – start off a new year.

Tip: It’s no surprise that this Havdalah set won our “Top Havdalah Set” award.

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Deluxe Illuminated Hebrew-English Torah

Deluxe Illuminated Hebrew-English Torah

Our wonderful Torah is beautiful from the inside, and apparently also from the outside.

This best-selling deluxe Torah book includes the complete text of the Hebrew Bible (alongside its English translation), accompanied by beautiful illustrations, paintings & work of art spanning the ages and the history of our Jewish culture.

It is printed with vivid colors and printed on fine paper – making it not just a stunning piece of art that shines your home, but also a very valuable Jewish new year gift to read and learn from our beautiful Torah… and what better day to start reading from it than the Jewish new year?

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Rosh Hashanah Gift Baskets & Honey Gifts

Sweet Mozes, do these Rosh Hashanah gift baskets look delicious!

It’s a common tradition to eat sweets during the Jewish new year (apple & honey someone?) to symbolize that our upcoming year will be as sweet as honey. But what if honey isn’t sweet enough? What if you want something sweeter?

Well, the Kosher Rosh Hashanah food gifts you’re about to see will definitely add a HUGE dose of sweetness to the holiday, and to the days that follow.

Naturally Flavored Honey Straw Gift Set

Top Gift Box

Naturally Flavored Honey Straw Gift Set

Here comes the honey… LOTS of honey.

But this isn’t a regular Rosh Hashanah honey gift, no no…

Instead of dipping an apple inside a jar of honey, you get a bestselling honey straw gift set, filled with a TON of honey straws in 5 different flavors: Clover, Orange, Buckwheat, Wildflower, and Blackberry.

All naturally flavored from the nectar source of flowers visited by the honey bee herself.

Tip: Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and flavor rich!

Who said that honey has to be in liquid form?

Now there’s a “Shana Metuka”…

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Rosh Hashanah 3-Tier Classic Tower Gift Box

Rosh Hashanah 3 Tier Classic Tower

No sweeter way to wish a sweet year than this 3-tier classic tower of royal sweetness (that was a pretty sweet sentence).  

Wrapped in gold to symbolize richness…

A 3-tier tower filled with:

  • Honey cookies (those traditional round pastries)
  • Honey candies
  • Gourmet nuts & dried fruit
  • Chocolate bonbons

Plus, a 4th tier is an extra surprise…

A classy, unique & Kosher Jewish new year gift basket ensuring the beginning of a golden year and a sweet Rosh Hashanah.

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Rosh Hashanah Wired Gift Tray

Rosh Hashanah Wired Gift Tray

Honey honey honey (stolen from money, money, money)…

It’s one thing to wish someone a sweet new year. It’s a whole other thing to back it up with action.

Because guess what? Want someone to have a sweet new year? All you have to do is give/send them this sweet Rosh Hashanah honey gift tray, and you’re halfway there…

These are the treats your lucky recipient will enjoy:

  • Mini honey bottle
  • Honey candies
  • Soft honey cookies
  • Assorted Swiss petite candies
  • Gourmet Viennese Crunch
  • Roasted salted almonds

Like I said: want to wish someone a “Shana Metuka”? Send them “Matok” (sweet in Hebrew) … lots of it.

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Rosh Hashanah Chocolate Pretzel Kosher Gift Basket

Rosh Hashanah Chocolate Pretzel Gift Basket

Who doesn’t like pretzels?

Who doesn’t like chocolate?

The answer to both questions: no one.

And when you combine the two and add sprinkles on top – you get one hell of an addictive happy new year snack.

Extra-sweet, extra-Kosher (Parve) and an extra delicious Rosh Hashanah food gift you can bring (or send) your host/hostess or to the Rosh Hashanah party you’re headed to.

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Rosh Hashanah Hostess Gifts

Your hostess has invited you over for a delicious Rosh Hashanah seder. You don’t want to arrive empty handed, right? (especially if it’s your in-laws we’re talking about)?

I bet you’re wondering: “what should I bring to the Rosh Hashanah dinner?

That’s why I created this section of great & unique Rosh Hashanah gift ideas for a hostess: so you can find an appropriate present to properly thank your hostess for inviting you over for the holiday.

Spode Judaica Honey Pot

Top Hostess Gift

Spode Judaica Honey Pot

Spode Judaica is famous for their beautiful & practical ceramic Judaica art, especially during Jewish holidays. Rest assured, they haven’t left Rosh Hashanah behind…

The classy blue & white design Spode is so known for is all over this gorgeous looking honey pot.

A great addition to all the Spode collectors out there.

Just like they say in Pokémon: “You gotta catch em’ all!

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Yair Emanuel Hand Painted Laser Cut Bowl – Birds and Pomegranates

Yair Emanuel Hand Painted Laser Cut Bowl Birds And Pomegranates

What better way to serve food on Rosh Hashanah than on a colorful, artistically designed Pomegranate bowl?

Because trust me, nothing beats a practical hostess present she can continue using on a regular basis, and no better day to start than on the first day of the Jewish calendar.

A colorful addition to any Jewish table, on any Jewish occasion.

Tip: Serve Pomegranates on the Pomegranate bowl for a quick laugh.

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Dorit Judaica Stainless Steel Pomegranate Wall Hanging – House Blessing

Dorit Judaica Stainless Steel Pomegranate Wall Hanging

A big pomegranate wall hanging for Rosh Hashanah… It doesn’t get any obvious than that.

The pomegranate in Jewish tradition is a symbol of abundance, wealth, righteousness, prosperity, and wisdom.

So, imagine what happens when you’re surrounded by that 24/7… only good can come of that, that’s for sure…

The most fitting gift for Rosh Hashanah on this list, that’s for sure…

Tip: Also, a great gift for a Jewish housewarming.

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Glass Havdalah Set with Pomegranate Motif

Glass Havdalah Set with Pomegranate Motif

Lily Art is one of my favorite Israeli artists, and the main reason is her magnificent glass artwork, as you can see in full glory on this amazing glass Havdalah set.

This Havdalah set was specially designed for Rosh Hashanah. It includes:

  1. Wine glass
  2. Candle holder
  3. Spice jar to hold the “besamim” (fragrance)
  4. Glass tray (featuring a multi-colored pomegranates illustration with gold accents, and an excerpt of the Havdalah blessing)

A stunning Havdalah set to end every Shabbat on the right note.

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Yair Emanuel Wooden Challah Board, Knife and Stand – Jerusalem

Yair Emanuel Wooden Challah Board, Knife & Stand - Jerusalem

How would you like to do Hamotzi in Jerusalem every week?

Sounds nice, but not always possible… Fortunately, this gorgeous Challah board will get you very close.

Jerusalem old city is hand painted across the surface of this unique wooden Challah board.

Imagine blessing for Hamotzi with Jerusalem’s beautiful scenery in the background…

The vivid & harmonious colors of this hand painted wooden Challah board will make your recipient’s Shabbat & holiday dinner table way more exciting.

Tip: Challah covers are also a great Rosh Hashanah gift for a hostess.

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Related: The top Challah boards & trays for Shabbat.

Rosh Hashanah Gifts for Kids

You didn’t think I’d forget about the little ones, right?

If there’s a good time to spoil our little treasures with sweet presents – it’s on Rosh Hashanah.

So, let’s get out there (you don’t have to physically go anywhere, just a figure of speech) and find our kids some fun Rosh Hashanah gift ideas so they won’t get bored.

Kid Kraft Rosh Hashanah Set

Top Gift for Kids

Kidkraft Rosh Hashanah Set

Us adults have a blast on Rosh Hashanah: we light candles, drink wine, blow the Shofar…

The kids don’t have any of that… how sad 🙁

But wait! With this Rosh Hashanah gift set…the hell they do!

KidKraft’s perfect (5-star perfect, no joke) gift set is the best way to involve young children in the Jewish holiday traditions from a very young age.

The kids Rosh Hashanah gift set includes:

  • Apple slices
  • 2 round raisin Challahs + Challah cover
  • 1 Shofar
  • 1 Kiddush cup
  • 1 honey dish
  • 2 wooden candlesticks + candles

And most importantly: 1 hell of a teaching tool for the little darlings.

I have to say, this looks way more fun than what we get as adults. Maybe it’s a good idea to get it for adults as well?

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Plastic Toy Shofar with Natural Color Design

Plastic Toy Shofar With Natural Color Design

When you drag the little fellas to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah, there’s one thing every Jewish kid waits for eagerly: the Shofar blast! 

When I was little, I actually asked my father to put me on his shoulders so I could watch the Shofar blast.

Now your kids can get even luckier.

How?

You can get them their own (toy) Shofar! 

It looks real (with a natural Ram’s horn Shofar color), it sounds real (yes, it makes a sound when blown), and it makes Rosh Hashanah much more special for the little ones.

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Uncle Goose Hebrew Blocks (Made in USA)

Uncle Goose Hebrew Blocks2

Aleph-bet-gimel… sure I know the aleph-bet, but not all Jewish babies do.

Uncle Goose’s Hebrew blocks are here to help.

These aleph-bet blocks are a great way to surround toddlers with the Hebrew alphabet from a very young age.

And it’s not just boring letters, no-no…

This set includes 27 blocks featuring:

  • Hebrew letters
  • Numbers & Symbols
  • Animals (a lot of them)

The little baby will have to learn the Hebrew alphabet someday… The Jewish new year is a great “someday”.

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Plush Torah

Plush Torah

Stuffed animals are cliché.

It’s Rosh Hashanah! We need something more “Jewish” than just another stuffed animal.

The solution?

A plush Torah! This cute little present gives you everything a stuffed animal can, plus the added Jewish touch!

And let’s face it…seeing a little baby dance with a Plush Torah on Rosh Hashanah is just hilarious…

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Deluxe “My Soft Rosh Hashanah Gift Set” for Jewish New Year

Deluxe My Soft Rosh Hashana Set For Jewish New Year

A plush Torah isn’t enough?

How about a plush Rosh Hashanah gift set? Sound better?

All you have to do is ask…

This lovely Rosh Hashanah set is filled with 8 plush pieces of the Jewish new year’s famous symbols:

  1. Soft Shofar
  2. Soft apple
  3. Soft honey pot
  4. 2 round Challahs
  5. 2 soft candlesticks
  6. Soft Kiddush Cup

Once again, forget stuffed animals… time to introduce the baby to Jewish tradition!

A great Jewish new year gift for the little ones.

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Rosh Hashanah Wine Gifts

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a new year. You know what that means, right? Exactly – a feast! That calls for delicious Kosher wine…

Like King David said:

Wine gladdens the human heart” – Psalm 104:15.

Naturally, a nice bottle of wine is a great Rosh Hashanah gift to give to your host or hostess. Or if you’re hosting the seder yourself this year, then you might be worth getting a wine case (you can buy cases for any of the wine brands mentioned below).

Dalton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Top Wine Gift

Dalton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Starting off with a delicious wine from one of my favorite wineries in Israel.

The Dalton Cabernet’s is a very smooth dark ruby-red color wine. It has a lovely aroma of berries, cassis, mint, and shades of vanilla from the barrel.

The “dark”, chocolaty flavor might actually remind you of French wine.

This Cabernet is the perfect example of richness and modesty – the modesty part being represented by its cheap price.

This Dalton is a must-have for every Cabernet Sauvignon lover.

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The Chosen Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Chosen Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Chosen Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent, award-winning wine straight from one of Israel’s finest boutique wineries.

Chosen Barell’s Cabernet Sauvignon has a “fruity” taste to it, which obviously goes very well with steak & grilled meats, making it a great choice for a Rosh Hashanah holiday dinner.

Tip: Aging it for an extra 3-5 years will really give it enhanced notes of ripe black fruit and cassis.

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Shiloh Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shiloh Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A smooth, luxurious dark-red color wine with a strong black fruit and cassis aroma. Even though this wine is “Mevushal”, but tastes like “Not Mevushal”.

Pairs nicely with steak, burgers, or any other type of meat, and is definitely a “crowed-pleaser”.

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Psagot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Psagot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Another Cabernet Sauvignon, this time from Psagot.

Similar to the Dalton Cabernet, this Cabernet displays rich red and dark forest fruit aroma with a hint of vanilla and spicy overlay to the fruit, originating from the small French oak barrels where it was aged for 13 months – giving it additional “firmness”.

Great texture, great boutique winery and a great bottle for celebrating the Jewish new year.

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Psagot Edom Magnum 2009

Psagot Edom Magnum 2009

I saved the best (and most expensive) bottle for last.

The Psagot Edom Magnum is simply incredible. This dry, “Not Mevushal” wine is a firmly-structured red with classic and pure flavors of blackberry, plum and cigar box. It has an amazingly rich & mellow texture along with bold red-berry flavors.

The fact that it has been aged in premium French & American oak barrels adds complex vanilla and spice characteristics to the flavor.

This is considered “gourmet wine” – It’s not cheap, but IMO it’s much better than many of the more expensive French and Israeli wines.

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Rosh Hashanah Flower Gifts

Haven’t found an appropriate Rosh Hashanah present for your hostess yet? Or perhaps you want to do a nice little gesture for your wife this new year.

Well then, these traditional flowers for Rosh Hashanah are here to the rescue. Because there’s nothing like kickstarting your new year with a fresh & colorful table.

Pink Sapphire

Top Flower Gift

Pink Sapphire

Pretty in pink…

This vivid bouquet is just a joy to look at, a pleasure to smell and a very appropriate Rosh Hashanah flower gift.

Here’s what you (or rather, her) will get with this bouquet:

  • 8 pink roses
  • 4 stems of pink or white Peruvian lilies (multiple blooms per stem)
  • 4 butterfly asters
  • Includes greenery

What are you waiting for? Step up and order this one for your precious spouse! Don’t forget to choose the gift box option when you do.

Tip: You can upgrade to the “Deluxe” version of this bouquet for only $9.99 more.

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Deluxe Hugs & Kisses

Deluxe Hugs & Kisses

The name says it all, doesn’t it?

In case it doesn’t, let me elaborate:

  • 16 red tulips
  • 16 blue iris
  • Stands approximately 16” tall
  • Ships in a special, custom packaged gift box

One of the most popular bouquets out there, for a good reason… And an even more appropriate Rosh Hashanah flower bouquet.

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Roselily Surprise

Roselily Surprise

Looking for a traditional flower bouquet with the “WOW factor”? You just found it.

Lilies are a great gift for any occasion, especially holidays!

Whether it’s for your significant other or for your hostess, it will definitely bring a lot of life to the table, and to her face…

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Conclusion

That’s it, the end of this Rosh Hashanah gift guide has arrived…

But don’t worry, your year is just getting started… And I wish you and your family the best year ever, filled with honey & happiness!

I hope I helped you find the best Rosh Hashanah gift for your loved ones. If I have, let me know what gifts you ended up choosing (I’m curious).

And as usual, if you’ve got other gift suggestions you think I should add on here, please tell me!

Chag Sameach, Shana Tova, and may you be the head and not the tail :).

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