29 Best Hanukkah Gift Ideas for a Traditional Jewish Hanukkah (2017)

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Hanukkah Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again, which means…

Hanukkah is around the corner!

The Jewish festival of lights gives us a chance to celebrate with our beloved friends & family… it’s a great chance to not only tell them but SHOW them how much they mean to us by getting them the best Hanukkah gifts they could dream of.

Special people deserve special treatment, and special gifts for Hanukkah… if you’re reading this, then I bet you agree… 

So what do you say we take a look at the coolest Hanukkah present ideas to make your light truly shine this Hanukkah?

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Top Hanukkah Gifts

This Hanukkah gift guide is jam-packed with a ton of amazing Hanukkah present ideas for every person in your life. Before you dive into all the gifts, do you care to find out what are best Hanukkah gifts?

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Traditional Hanukkah GiftsHanukkah Gifts for HerHanukkah Gifts for HimHanukkah Gifts for KidsPersonalized Hanukkah GiftsUnique & Cool Hanukkah GiftsFunny Hanukkah GiftsHanukkah Gift Baskets
Top Traditional Gift Top Gift for Women Top Gift for Men Top Gift for Kids Top Personalized Gift Coolest Gift Top Funny Gift Top Gift Basket
Rite Lite Tree Of Life Chanukah MenorahRite Lite Tree Of Life Chanukah MenorahAhava Holiday Minerals Brighten And Firm SetAHAVA Holiday Minerals Brighten And Firm SetSilver Kiddush Cup And Saucer With Golden Highlights Old Jerusalem ArchesSilver Kiddush Cup And Saucer With Golden Highlights Old Jerusalem ArchesMensch on a BenchMensch on a BenchHappy Hanukkah Gift Serving TrayHappy Hanukkah Gift Serving TrayDii Cotton Hanukkah Holiday Dish Towels, Set Of 3DII Cotton Hanukkah Holiday Dish Towels, Set Of 3Sock It To Me Mens Fun Crew Socks Hanukkah Menorah Mazel ToesSock It To Me Mens Fun Crew Socks Hanukkah Menorah Mazel ToesGift Basket Village Hanukkah ChocolatesGift Basket Village Hanukkah Chocolates
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Traditional Hanukkah Gifts

When you think of the typical Jewish Hanukkah gifts, what are the first things that come to mind? Menorah? Dreidels? Chocolate “geld”? 

Yawn… boring, isn’t it?

Well, no more!

This section is about to show you that even traditional Hanukkah gifts can be modern, exciting and beautiful…

Rite Lite Tree of Life Chanukah Menorah

Top Traditional Gift

Rite Lite Tree Of Life Chanukah Menorah

When you combine a Hanukkah Menorah with the Tree of Life, only good things can come out of it…  Rite Lite’s gorgeous Chanukah Menorah is proof of that.

The Jewish Menorah is Hanukkah’s signature symbol. Every Jewish family will light the Menorah for the 8 days of the Jewish festival of lights… so you’d better get a Menorah that is both beautiful and affordable – and that’s exactly what you get with Rite Lite’s Tree of Life magnificent Menorah.

Bonus: It also comes with a decorative gift box – all ready for the perfect traditional Hanukkah gift.

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Dorit Judaica Wooden Dreidel – A Great Miracle Happened Here

Dorit Judaica Wooden Dreidel A Great Miracle Happened Here

What? Another boring dreidel?

Not exactly… far from it actually.

Dorit Judaica’s stunning dreidel consists of gorgeous color printed pomegranates, decorated with shiny Swarovski stones on top. 

If you’re just looking for a dreidel to spin with the kids, then this is NOT what you’re looking for.

However, if you’re looking for a work of art you can continuously spin for many Hanukkah’s to come… now that sounds more interesting, doesn’t it?

A spinning work of art by one of Israel’s finest Judaica artists.

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Silver and Blues Aluminum Menorah

Silver And Blues Aluminum Menorah

It’s hard to find a unique blend of a traditional and contemporary Menorah.

Many Jewish designers try to get it right, few of them actually do…

Well, you just found one…

The folks over at Jerusalem Judaica were able to design a classic Jewish Menorah and give it a modern & bright touch that goes a long way.

Bonus: They also give away a free Hanukkah blessings pamphlet, printed in both Hebrew & English.

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Golden Seven Branch Temple Menorah

Golden Seven Branch Temple Menorah

We’re all familiar with “Jerusalem of Gold“…

Not every day do you get a chance to witness it first-hand on a remarkable Menorah…

This incredibly high polished golden Menorah is just a stunning piece to display at your home during the year, let alone light during Hanukkah.

Covered in beautiful, artistic images, and one special-looking remembrance of the golden Menorah that stood in the Jewish holy temple. 

Plus, with such a ridiculously low price tag – there isn’t really much else to say…

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Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Her

So you’re looking for a nice Hanukkah gift for a special woman?

The good thing about shopping for women is that you pretty much have endless options… But that poses a problem, doesn’t it? What should you get her when there are just so many options out there?

Allow me to help… 

In this section, I’ll show you the very best Hanukkah gift ideas for women. Whether it’s for your wife, girlfriend or mom, I guarantee these gifts will bring a smile to her face…

AHAVA Holiday Minerals Brighten and Firm Set, 160 fl. oz.

Top Gift for Women

Ahava Holiday Minerals Brighten And Firm Set

I haven’t met a woman, let alone a Jewish woman, who didn’t appreciate a high-quality set of mineral-rich Dead Sea products.

AHAVA, the top Israeli Dead Sea cosmetics brand, has created this precious gift set, especially for the holidays. The gift set includes:

  • Women’s Uplift day cream
  • Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate
  • Women’s Uplift night cream
  • Mineral hand creme cactus & pink pepper

Trust me, any woman will appreciate some of Israel’s finest Dead Sea products any day. Since it’s Hanukkah, Christmas has come early this year (get it?)… 

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See Also: The top Dead Sea cosmetics from Israel.

Exclusive 14K Gold Menorah Pendant

Exclusive 14k Gold Menorah Pendant

Imagine unwrapping a beautiful Jewelry box on Hanukkah, and discovering an elegant, shiny 14K gold Menorah pendant. As you know, the gold Menorah is 

The gold Menorah is an ancient Jewish symbol – from the days the Jewish priests used to light it in the holy Jewish temple in Jerusalem. 

There aren’t many appropriate Hanukkah gifts with such a powerful & historical message… this masterful blend of ancient Jewish tradition and marvelous contemporary art is definitely one of them.

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Spode Judaica Sabbath Candlesticks

Spode Judaica Sabbath Candlesticks

Sure, we light candles on the Menorah during the 8 days of Hanukkah. But what about the rest of the 357 days of the year?

Every week, It’s the Shabbat candlesticks that signal the entrance of Shabbos. So needless to say, Shabbat candle holders are a fabulous gift any Jewish woman will LOVE to get for Hanukkah, especially those designed by Spode Judaica.The flowers and swirls with the Star of David integrated all over, and of course the colors white and blue representing the Holy Land. What a masterpiece!

The flowers and swirls with Stars of David integrated all over, along with their traditional blue & white colors representing the Holy Land, bring together an amazing masterpiece just waiting to be gifted. So do the women a favor, get her this outstanding gift… she’ll love it.

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Silver Ring with Jeweled Golden Hoshen

Silver Ring with Jewelled Golden HoshenJewelry is always a great women’s gift option. Especially when you combine it with ancient Jewish symbolism: the 12 Hoshen stones representing the tribes of Israel

This well-crafted sterling silver ring can become a treasured possession for generations to come. The ring is engraved with the names of 12 tribes of Israel and is covered with a 9k gold plate containing 12 gemstones.

The twelve gemstones represent the twelve stones on the Hoshen, the Jewish High Priest’s breastplate from the days of Jerusalem’s Holy temple.

Tip: This ring is suitable for both men & women, making it a lovely option to buy one for yourself and your beloved spouse.

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Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Him

We Jewish men also deserve a great gift for Hanukkah, right?

Lucky for you, buying a Hanukkah gift for men is always easier.

But even us boys have feelings, and you can get us to express them with a very unique & meaningful gift.

If you’re looking for the best Hanukkah gifts for men, whether it’s for your boyfriend, husband, dad or even boss (or me?), these presents will do the trick…

Star of David Necklace with Hebrew Psalm 67 Jewish Menorah

Star of David Necklace with Hebrew Psalm 67 Jewish Menorah

In my experience, for a man to wear a piece of Jewelry, it needs to be truly worth it… It has to be so compelling that it’s pretty much impossible to say no to.

Well, that special moment has come.

This breathtaking Menorah Necklace features King David’s famous Psalm 67 chapter. The miniature Hebrew text is inscribed in 24k gold forming the Golden Menorah from the Jewish holy temple, making it an extremely powerful gift for Hanukkah… a gift no man could resist…

Bonus: If that wasn’t enough – you also get a magnifying glass you can use to truly admire the beauty of the necklace and read the inscription – all packed in an elegant gift box.

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Hebrew Letters Classic Watch by Adi

Hebrew Letters Classic Watch by Adi

With Santa giving us a hard time during Hanukkah, we’re forced to raise our game and find our man a special gift that connects him to his Jewish origins.

So let’s leave out the standard watches this holiday, shall we?

Our lovely Jewish designers over in Israel can help us find something equally great, if not greater.

Adi Watches to the rescue!

Designed and made in Israel – Adi’s beautiful watch features Hebrew letters in their classic script in a mechanical display and a comfortable black leather band – giving you repeating glimpses of our beautiful language.

Now that’s a Jewish gift worth getting a man for Hanukkah…

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Silver Kiddush Cup & Saucer + Golden Highlights Old Jerusalem Arches

Top Gift for Men

Silver Kiddush Cup And Saucer With Golden Highlights Old Jerusalem Arches

There’s no such thing as a Jewish holiday without the blessing of Kiddush – Hanukkah is no exception.

Wish you could’ve spent this Hanukkah in the holy city of Jerusalem? Well, this splendid silver Jerusalem Kiddush cup will get you close enough.

The extreme level of detail in this incredible Kiddush Cup is truly admirable. It will make every Kiddush a delightful experience in future Shabbat and holidays.

A very appropriate Hanukkah gift any Jewish man will surely appreciate.

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Star of David with Menorah Silver Necklace

Star Of David With Menorah Silver Necklace

Coming back to the Hanukkah-themed gifts, this time I’m presenting you one of my favorite necklaces made by Rafael Jewelry (I’m probably biased because of his name, but still). 
The 2 most famous symbols in Jewish tradition are probably the Menorah and the Star of David. When you get a necklace with one symbol wrapped inside the other – now that’s something worth wearing.
A very elegant and subtle necklace that will bring a smile to any Jewish man’s face this Hanukkah.
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Hanukkah Gifts for Kids & Babies

Christians have Santa Clause bringing all their children’s gifts, who is a tough guy to compete with. This means we’ve got to step up our game and make our kids happy with some outstanding Hanukkah children’s gifts. 

Don’t worry, it can definitely be done. But we really have to step up our game…

Let’s show our kids there’s nothing to be jealous about the fat guy in the red costume!

Mensch on a Bench

Top Gift for Kids

Mensch on a Bench

Ready Santa? Meet your Jewish nemesis: the mensch on the bench!

The Mensch on a Bench doll and book set has become the most exciting Hanukkah gift for kids (after becoming a huge hit on the popular TV show “Shark Tank”).

All of a sudden, you get a real chance to gather the little ones around the Christmas tree the Mensch and teach your kids & babies all about the festival of lights in a unique and interesting way.

Did You Know?

Mensch on a Bench was created by Neil Hoffman, a Jewish father who wanted to teach his sons about the Jewish holiday while trying to add new traditions to the family. And we all get to thank him for it.

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KidKraft Wooden Chanukah Set

Kidkraft Wooden Chanukah Set

Child: “Ima, are the potato Latkes ready?”

Mom: “Why don’t you make your own potato latkes”

Child: “How?”

Mom: “With the Chanukah set I got you”…

KidKraft’s wooden Chanukah set might help you actually have a similar conversation with your kids…

Thanks to their cute set, your kids will be able to learn about the Hanukkah meals and traditions. The set includes:

  • Menorah
  • Dreidel
  • Six coins
  • Two potato latkes, spatula, pan and a storage bag

A great gift for bringing families together to celebrate the beautiful festival of lights. 

Note: In case your children actually want some real potato latkes, check out my Hanukkah latkes recipe.

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Long John Kids Hanukkah Pajamas by Sara’s Prints

Long John Kids Hanukkah Pajamas by Sara's Prints

You know what they say – to fully experience Hanukkah you must wear Hanukkah. 

These cute & cozy Hanukkah themed pajamas are great to get our boys and girls into the Hanukkah spirit while playing with the rest of the Hanukkah toys we mentioned here. 

P.S – there’s also a big boys’ size… how about setting an example for the little ones?

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Maccabee on the Mantel

Maccabee on the Mantel

The Maccabee on the Mantel plush gift is a great way to teach our kids the story of the Maccabees. The hardcover book that comes with it allows you to name the Maccabee and make the story of the Maccabees and Hanukkah much more engaging and fun. 

The set also includes Hanukkah blessings and a page for family traditions in the book.

A typical Hanukkah gift that will make your child forget all about Santa, and discover his new Hanukkah Hero – the Maccabee on the mantel!

Did you know? This gift won the Creative Child Product of the Year award in 2014.

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Yair Emanuel Anodized Aluminum Children’s Train Hanukkah Menorah

Yair Emanuel Anodized Aluminum Children’s Train Hanukkah Menorah

Don’t our children deserve a Menorah of their own? Of course they do!

Yair Emanuel took care of it for us with his stunning children’s train Menorah, made of aluminum.

Imagine your child seeing this magnificent train in action and actually light up on Hanukkah – led by the Shamash in front of the train (the engine).

And unlike us adults, when Hanukkah is over, your kid will be able to play with his new Menorah train during rest of the year, while you’re at work wishing you could join em’.

A true one-of-a-kind gift that will definitely make your gift stand out from the pack.

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Personalized Hanukkah Gifts

Do you really love someone? I mean really really love them?

Then personalize their Hanukkah gift! 

Trust me, a little dose of personalization adds a whole new dimension to the gift, making it truly unforgettable…

14k Yellow Gold Double Thickness Name Necklace

14k Yellow Gold Double Thickness Name NecklaceWe’re our own favorite person.

So getting anyone this stunning, handcrafted gold necklace is pretty much guaranteed to make your gift unforgettable. Custom made in Jerusalem from double thickness gold (0.8mm), promising a “Wow” response from your gift recipient once they open their gift box.

Note: Just provide the name in English and it will be converted into Hebrew. 

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Happy Hanukkah Gift Serving Tray

Top Personalized Gift

Happy Hanukkah Gift Serving Tray

Are you invited over for Hanukkah dinner? In that case, Latkes should be served in style!

This is the perfect Hanukkah hostess gift…it guarantees you don’t go to a Hanukkah dinner empty-handed, and take this personalized Hanukkah serving tray with you (the hostess will take care of the rest).

This beautiful tray is fully customizable with your own photos, texts & designs – so go wild.

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Recommended: Looking for things to serve with this beautiful serving tray? Check out some of our Hanukkah recipes

Hand Engraved Silver Square Signet Ring

Hand Engraved Silver Square Signet Ring

When you think “personalization”, you normally just think about adding someone’s name to a gift and call it a day. 

Well, personalization can be more meaningful than that. Much more…

How?

Allow me to demonstrate with this gorgeous silver ring.

Not only is this ring beautiful, but on top of that, you get to choose your favorite Hebrew verse from the Torah to and inscribe it on the ring.

Plus, the ring comes in 13 sizes, so you’re able to tailor-make a very thoughtful Hanukkah gift they won’t forget for a very long time.

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Unique & Cool Hanukkah Gifts

You’ve seen a ton of interesting Hanukkah gifts so far… 

But you might be asking: “Where are the unique gift ideas at?!”

Your patience has paid off. Are you ready for some creative & unique Hanukkah gift ideas for adults?

Godinger Menorah Bottle Stopper

Godinger Menorah Bottle Stopper

A lot of wine will be spilled on Hanukkah, as it should be. Hanukkah is a festival – and you know what the Torah says about celebrating on joyous occasions, right?

“Wine gladdens the heart of man” (Psalm 104:15)

Well, in that case, you may want to preserve your wine so you can preserve it for the next few days. 

And what better way to do that than with this cute Menorah bottle stopper?

That’s just a fun way to preserve your wine, oils or any other liquor bottles you may have!

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Silver Netilat Yadayim Washing Cup Jerusalem

Silver Netilat Yadayim Washing Cup Jerusalem

Guess what – Hanukkah involves a lot of meals. And when there are meals, you know what to do first:  Netilat Yadayim.

And since you’re washing your hands anyway, why not do it in an artistic fashion?

This gorgeous washing cup features an ornate Old Jerusalem motif with beautiful golden highlights – adding a sparkle of light to any Jewish kitchen for many years to come.

A very unique & useful gift they’ll get to use on a daily basis, and you’ll be participating in their Mitzvah of Netilat Yadayim.

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DII Cotton Hanukkah Holiday Dish Towels, Set of 3

Coolest Gift

Dii Cotton Hanukkah Holiday Dish Towels, Set Of 3

After the Netila, you need to wipe your hands… so you might as well use Hanukkah holiday towels to get the job done!

The beautiful towels come in a set of 3, decorated with the famous Hanukkah & Jewish symbols: the Menorah, dreidel, and Star of David, making sure you’re washing your hands in the Hanukkah spirit!

A very cool & cheap Hanukkah gift for your Jewish friends.

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Funny Hanukkah Gifts

The festival of lights is still a festival, so nothing wrong with encouraging a little humor with some funny Hanukkah gifts!

What do I mean by that? Aren’t you curious?

Well, keep reading and you’ll find out…

“Happy Hanukkah ya filthy animal” Sweater

“Happy Hanukkah ya filthy animal” Sweater

Who says sweaters make boring gifts?

Certainly not this one. Got any friends who like quirky gifts? Then this is the gift for them.

Besides catching attention, this sweater actually has super soft long sleeves and will keep you warm during the holiday (if the Hanukkah candles fail to do so).

Sock It To Me Men’s Fun Crew Socks Hanukkah Menorah – Mazel Toes

Top Funny Gift

Sock It To Me Mens Fun Crew Socks Hanukkah Menorah Mazel Toes

Did you lose a bet?

No?

Then why am I making you wear these hilarious Hanukkah Menorah socks?

Because you’re in the funny Hanukkah gifts section, silly!

These socks became a huge hit in the past few years. So come on, join the party! I dare you!

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OY to the World Holiday Humor Throw Pillow

OY to the World Holiday Humor Throw Pillow

Pillows with personalized messages? Who doesn’t love that!

You can completely personalize your pillow with your own text, colors & image – making it a great way to add some touch of humor or affection around the house.

These pillows are 100% polyester, wrinkle-free and machine washable. You know what that means, right? You’ll get some quality throws going on!

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Ugly “Come on baby light my menorah” Sweater

Come on baby light my menorah Hanukkah Sweater

Another ugly sweater… well I had to, sorry. This sweater is just horrendous.

Which is what makes it such a special Hanukkah gift!

Ugly sweaters have become a Hanukkah trend, and it fits nicely with the cold winter (well, depends on where you are…)

Got a goofy friend? Then do him/her a favor and buy it for them!

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Hanukkah Gift Baskets & Boxes

We’ve all heard the saying: “When in doubt, buy food”.

What, there’s no such saying? Well, it doesn’t make it any less wrong…

Kosher Hanukkah gift baskets are loved by everyone, everywhere, every time (yes, not just on Hanukkah). After all, we should have something (and someone) to blame for our “extra holiday weight”… let it be you!

Gift Basket Village Hanukkah Chocolates

Top Gift Basket

Gift Basket Village Hanukkah Chocolates

WARNING – if you’re a chocolate addict, you probably shouldn’t read this (or maybe you should).

If you’re shopping for a Kosher gift basket for a friend who has a soft spot for chocolate (don’t we all?) – then you found it. 

Meet the gift basket that carries chocolates, cookies, wafers and much more weighing up to 14 pounds. This basket here is the undisputed king of Hanukkah chocolate gifts and will be the reason your friend will call you up after the holiday to join him on his morning runs (you know, to get rid of all the “holiday weight”).

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Gift Basket Village Eight Days of Hanukkah Gift Basket

Gift Basket Village Eight Days Of Hanukkah Gift Basket

Hanukkah is 8 days long. So you’d want to get someone a gift basket that will “keep them busy” for 8 days… and just like this gift basket’s name suggest – this one will do the trick.

Themed with the traditional Hanukkah “geld” and rich with gourmet Chocolate chip cookies, Raspberry Chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate sea salt cashews, chocolate covered blueberries, butter toffee peanuts, Florida mix and a bunch of other goodies.

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Lin’s Farm All-Natural Gift Box with Wine

Lin’s Farm All-Natural Gift Box with Wine

Looking to spoil your recipient with some of Israel’s finest, all-natural treats, straight from the Israeli farm? Lin’s Farm has got you covered.

Packed with yummy-delicious gourmet treats and a bottle of Israel’s finest wine, directly from one of the best internationally acclaimed vineyards.

This luxurious gift basket also includes:

  • bottle of extra-virgin oil
  • peanut and curry honey marinade
  • Herbal tea infusion
  • jar of honey-halva spread
  • pure honey
  • apple-silane spread
  • cocoa and hazelnut spread

Yum.

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Blowing the Candles (Summary)

That was fun!

I worked hard collecting so many wonderful Hanukkah gift ideas that our creative Jewish friends were able to think of. All you have to do is to choose the gift ideas you liked the most so that your loved ones will have a fun & happy festival of lights.

Which of these Hanukkah presents did you like the most? Let me know in the comments below!

Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah & Chag Urim Sameach!

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  1. The hoshen silver rings are beautiful. I get one for myself and my husband. can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂

    Happy hanukkah everyone!

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