You’re cooking for Shabbat…
Hmm… smells good – the delicious aroma fills the entire house…
You light the Shabbat candlesticks… Shabbat is now officially in…
Time to enjoy your Shabbat dinner together with the family…
First things first: it’s Kiddush time.
And for Kiddush, you need a Kiddush Cup of course (make sure you fill the cup to the end)!
Oh, what a coincidence…I happened to compile the best Kiddush cups you can find for any special occasion, and it’s right here in this article…
OK enough with the silly jokes… let’s go find you a lovely Jewish wine cup, shall we?
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Best Kiddush Cups
Before we dive deep into each cup, how about a quick glimpse of the best Kiddush cups?
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|Modern Kiddush Cups||Silver Kiddush Cups||Gold Kiddush Cups||Wedding Kiddush Cups||Glass Kiddush Cups||Ceramic Kiddush Cups||Personalized & Engraved Kiddush Cups||Cheap Kiddush Cups||Antique Kiddush Cups|
|Top Modern Cup||Top Silver Cup||Top Gold Cup||Top Wedding Cup||Top Glass Cup||Top Ceramic Cup||Top Personalized Cup||Top Cheap Cup||Top Antique Cup|
|Nambé 7 Inch Kiddush Cup||Silver Kiddush Cup & Saucer + Golden Highlights Old Jerusalem Arches||Rite Lite "Tree Of Life" Kiddush Cup (Gold/Silver)||Michael Aram Black Orchid Celebration Cup||Lily Art Ocean Blue Glass Kiddush Cup||Handmade Ceramic Stemmed Kiddush Cup||Zion Judaica 925 Sterling Silver Wine Goblet Kiddush Cup||Majestic Giftware Silver Plated Kiddush Cup||Roman Glass Large Antique Kiddush Wine Cup - Sterling Silver|
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Want to find out why they’re the best? Keep reading…
Modern Kiddush Cups
Most Jewish wine cups look pretty much the same… They’re the traditional cups you’ve seen so many times on Jewish Shabbos tables…
But then there are modern Kiddush cups – remarkable pieces of art, designed by Jewish artists, that revolutionize the look and feel of a standard Jewish cup.
I bet you’re curious now, huh?
Nambé 7-inch Jewish Kiddush CupTop Modern Cup
Modern Kiddush cups can be a bit too, well, modern for some people.
This Jewish wine cup, however, is a different story…
This unique cup is made of the secret Nambé alloy, beautifully designed to allude to traditional Shabbat wine cups with a modern twist. If you’re looking for a special Jewish wine glass, then this is a fantastic choice.
Yair Emanuel Stainless Steel Stemmed Kiddush Cup – Pomegranates
If a conventional silver wine cup is too “traditional” for you, and some modern Kiddush glasses are just“ too much” for your taste, then this stemmed Pomegranates-themed cup creates the perfect balance.
Expertly designed by artist Yair Emanuel, this stainless-steel cup features the base and stem design of a traditional Kiddush wine cup but brings a modern twist to it by incorporating golden pomegranates and leaves emerging from the side.
Tip: Highly recommended for a Jewish housewarming gift.
Michael Aram Tree of Life Celebration Cup
If you’re familiar with contemporary Kiddush cups (and Judaica in general), then you probably heard of Michael Aram before. His unique designs have set a special name for himself, and for a very good reason.
Rich in symbolism, this is one of those modern Kiddush cups that combine old and new beautifully. It’s a handcrafted piece with a very simple, yet elegant cup and a stem shaped into the famous Tree of Life, highlighting the beauty of the Jewish tradition’s endless wisdom.
Tip: Michael Aram’s celebration cup is also very suitable for a Bar Mitzvah gift.
Silver Kiddush Cups
You’ve probably seen quite a few silver Kiddush cups in your lifetime. They’re extremely popular… in fact, most Jewish homes I’ve seen have at least one silver cup, if not more…
However, you probably know by now that I’m not really interested in the mainstream Jewish products… I prefer finding new gems and telling about it to the world (well, at least to you folks reading this).
So, you can bet that you won’t find the standard silver Kiddush cups you’ve seen a million times… instead, you’ll find unique Jewish wine cups you can’t wait to get your hands on.
Silver Kiddush Cup & Saucer + Golden Highlights – Old Jerusalem ArchesTop Silver Cup
We’re kicking off this section with an absolute beauty. Yes, I’m talking about Jerusalem.
Featured in this elegant design are scenes of the old city in Jerusalem, made of unique-looking brushed silver.
It has a slightly heavy, yet very comfortable feel in the hand.
If you’re looking for a traditional silver Kiddush cup from Israel, that looks like an antique Jerusalem art exhibit – then you might as well stop reading right now and just order this one.
Jerusalem Design Silver-Plated Kiddush Wine Cup + Base & Tray
This magnificent silver plated Kiddush wine cup is a great feature on any Shabbat table.
With fine engravings of the remarkable City of David, it shows that quality does not necessarily need a hefty price tag. That’s right, this cup is nice on the eye and nice on the wallet too!
Bonus: It also comes with three years manufacturer’s warranty, so there’s no reason to let this Shabbat & holiday cup go.
Hazorfim 925 Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup – Filigree
Hazorfim is known to make high-quality Judaica items, and they obviously delivered on it with this royal-looking Judaica Kiddush Cup.
This simple, yet elegant flat-based sterling silver Kiddush wine cup design is fashioned out of the highest quality silver and adorned with filigree, making it very pleasing to the eye and delightful to touch.
The cherry on top? This cup comes in its own elegant packaging and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Yair Emanuel Textured Nickel 8-Piece Kiddush Set
You know what they say: why get one if you can get a silver Kiddush set of 8?
Yair Emanuel has an answer…
This exquisite nickel Kiddush cup set is perfect for any Jewish man or woman who likes to combine our traditional Jewish values with modern & contemporary art.
The cups and plate are made of fine silver (with a hammered finish) and are adorned with colorful bands at the bottom, adding a dramatic, vivid touch to your Shabbat or holiday table.
Gold Kiddush Cups
Where there’s silver – there’s gold. The same holds true for Shabbat Kiddush cups.
The shiny silver cups you’ve just seen were the appetizer. Now, it’s time for the main course: gold Kiddush cups.
Extra Large Gold Jerusalem Kiddush Cup (+ Tray)
We’re talking about gold Kiddush cups. Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is Jerusalem of gold.
This large Jewish wine glass features a fascinating illustration of Jerusalem’s old city.
So that when you’re doing Kiddush at home, regardless of how far you actually are from Jerusalem, you’ll get to feel a little bit closer to our Jewish capital.
Rite Lite “Tree of Life” Kiddush Cup – Gold/SilverTop Gold Cup
The combination of Jewish symbols and gold goes well beyond just Jerusalem of gold.
In fact, Jewish artists have been creating gold Judaica items for centuries… it’s the ultimate luxury gift for a special Jewish occasion.
This gold plated “Tree of Life” Kiddush cup is a prime example of that.
The famous “Tree of Life” from the garden of Eden is one of the most ancient Jewish symbols. It symbolizes the Torah’s infinite wisdom and immortality.
Gold (as we all know) is a symbol of luxury and importance.
Tip: This cup is mostly for decorative purposes, not so much for active use.
Nickel & 24K Gold Plated Interior 7 Piece Kiddush Set – Lotus (Gold)
And I couldn’t think of a better segway to wedding cups than Caesarea Art’s astounding 24K gold plated Kiddush set.
This premium kiddush set is all a Jewish couple could hope for in a wedding gift: beautiful, meaningful, and meaningful.
Soon, the young couple will start having guests over for Shabbat and holidays… and when that happens – their guests will witness what a luxury Kiddush really is, and what a royal hospitality looks like.
Wedding Kiddush Cups
(breaking the glass…) Mazel Tov!
No no, wait! That’s not the kind of cup you’re looking for here.
That’s a whole different cup for an entirely different purpose.
The cups we’re talking about here are Jewish wedding Kiddush cups, which are one of the best Jewish wedding gifts you can get for a young Jewish husband & wife.
Michael Aram Black Orchid Celebration CupTop Wedding Cup
Michael Aram makes a 2nd appearance, and for a good reason. He’s known for creating rather special Judaica Kiddush cups for Jewish wedding ceremonies, and this one is no exception.
Any Jewish newlywed would gladly receive this one-of-a-kind Kiddush goblet on their wedding day. It’s a delicate, yet sturdy piece, designed to last a lifetime (if not longer).
The fact this Shabbat wine cup is handmade makes it even more special, and you get to express that special feeling to the special happy couple (that’s a lot of special in 1 sentence).
Yair Emanuel Anodized Aluminum Kiddush Fountain – Blue
Why settle for a cup when you with a fountain?
Designed to look modern, stylish and to be practical, this aluminum Kiddush wine fountain is made to proudly decorate the Jewish married couple’s Shabbat table.
Made from anodized aluminum in a deep blue by the talented Yair Emanuel, this Shabbat wine fountain is a fantastic wedding gift, and will definitely be appreciated by those with an eye for modern art.
Silver Plated Wedding Canopy – Chuppah Kiddush Cup
Since you’re getting a Jewish wedding cup for the Chuppah, you might as well get a cup designed as a Chuppah.
The unique silver-plated cup design features a couple receiving its blessings from a rabbi, emulating what’s about to happen under the actual wedding ceremony.
No better way to sip the wine when you’re getting married, and no better way to remember your wedding night than by drinking from the same Jewish wedding cup every Shabbat dinner.
Glass Kiddush Cups
Glass Kiddush cups are an especially common gift for special occasions.
Most Jewish occasions involve lots of wine. When there’s lots of wine, there’s kiddush. And when there’s kiddush, there’s room for a traditional Kiddush glass!
Whether you’re looking for a nice housewarming gift, a hostess gift or any other special occasion – then an elegant glass Kiddush cup is definitely something you’d want to consider.
Tip: Just make sure you wrap it properly…it’s fragile!
Lily Art Ocean Blue Glass Kiddush CupTop Glass Cup
Lily Art’s blue ocean glass wine cup is an incredibly delicate piece, and needless to say: designed with a wonderful eye for detail. Sitting atop a glass saucer, this classic Jewish wine cup contains the famous Hebrew wine blessing (“Bore Pri Hagafen”), with a small vine figure attached below it.
The bright shades of blue give a nice modern feel to this glass Kiddush cup, without losing touch with the traditional Jewish style.
Lily Art Elegant Glass Kiddush Cup + Pomegranate Design
Lily Shochat, the undisputed queen of glass Judaica art, makes a back-to-back appearance with her elegant glass Kiddush cup.
This cup has a vivid pomegranate theme, making it a great hostess gift on Rosh Hashanah.
The glass (and saucer) is filled with cool gold swirls, and deep-purple glass stone surrounded by beautiful leaves, which Lily hand-makes in Israel.
A magnificent gift for Shabbat or other Jewish holidays.
Shabbat Crystal Glass Kiddush Cup Set & Plate
This Shabbat wine cup set is made from crystal glass, so it’s even finer than a traditional glass cup.
The cup and saucer are adorned with gemstones in remarkably stylish patterns.
If you’re looking for a modern crystal Kiddush Cup with plenty of traditional elements – this is it.
Ceramic Kiddush Cups
A ceramics fan? Of course, you are… who isn’t? (if you’re not, give it a chance… you might be surprised)
Just like many other Judaica items, there are quite a few remarkable Ceramic Kiddush cups out there.
Lucky for you, I found the best ones so you won’t have to go and find them yourself.
Handmade Ceramic Stemmed Kiddush CupTop Ceramic Cup
Ceramic Kiddush cups definitely have a traditional Jewish feel to them, and this cup is no exception.
Expertly handmade by the Israeli artist, Michal Ben Yosef, this ceramic stemmed Kiddush goblet features the Friday night Kiddush prayer in Hebrew.
Performing Kiddush with this ceramic Shabbat wine cup set will resemble how Jewish people used to do Kiddush throughout our ancient history, and how our forefathers may have celebrated Sabbath together thousands of year ago… pretty unique huh?
Spode Judaica Kiddush Cup
You can’t talk about ceramic Judaica and not mention Spode. The most popular Jewish ceramic brand designed this gorgeous ceramic cup, glazed and adorned with their famous blue patterns based on historic Jewish manuscripts.
The traditional blue and white + the Stars of David on this cup add a nice dose of Israel to the Shabbat table, even when you’re not physically doing Kiddush in Israel (soon though, right?).
Slightly larger than the average Shabbat Kiddush cup, therefore makes it extremely special to use on Jewish holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Pesach, Sukkot…) when the whole family comes together to celebrate.
Tip: This cup is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Personalized & Engraved Kiddush Cups
A Jewish Kiddush Cup is a fantastic gift… I guess you already knew that, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this, now would you?
While a Kiddush cup IS indeed a nice present, you can take it a step further and engrave the cup with a nice, personalized message.
Going the extra mile is always a good idea… so let’s go the extra mile.
Zion Judaica .925 Sterling Silver Kiddush Wine GobletTop Personalized Cup
Zion Judaica’s wine cup is made (in Israel) of high-grade sterling silver.
Now, you might be looking at it and thinking it’s beautiful just the way it is.
But here’s the fun part: this sterling silver Kiddush cup can also be engraved and personalized, giving you the opportunity to go the extra mile for very little effort.
Tip: Engraving is available in ANY language.
Add that to the extra elegant decorations running along the side, and you get a very high-end gift for someone who deserves it.
Bonus: Comes in a cool gift box.
Personalized Glass Kiddush Wine Cup
This beautifully hand-engraved Kiddush wine glass can really make a difference if you’re looking for an extraordinary gift for a good friend or family member.
The custom Kiddush glass set comes in a simple, but well-refined design, making sure all the attention goes to the engraved items on the cup.
Simply tell the designer what you want to engrave (usually it’s the family name) on the Kiddush glass, and they’ll engrave it next to the vine with grapes and leaves.
Cheap Kiddush Cups
Lucky for you, you don’t need to waste a ton of money on a traditional Kiddush cup for Shabbat.
There are quite a lot of cups that are both cheap, beautiful and last long.
If that sounds interesting, then you’re about to love these very affordable cups for Kiddush…
Silver Plated Jerusalem Kiddush Cup + Personalization
This traditional silver-plated Jerusalem Kiddush cup set shows that buying a Jewish wine cup for Shabbatz doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. But don’t let the affordable price fool you: this cup is made of high-quality silver-plated metal and as such will last a long time.
The cup comes complete with a saucer, including a traditional design featuring ancient Jerusalem scenes.
Majestic Giftware Silver Plated Kiddush CupTop Cheap Cup
Those of you who are looking for both an affordable & traditional Shabbat Kiddush cup should look no further. Our “Top Cheap Cup” award winner is a well-designed silver-plated cup, adorned with vines and sits atop an elegant saucer.
Affordable, high-quality and will look great on any table or as a home accessory.
Lenox Judaica Blessings Kiddush Cup
This Judaica cup is different than the other cups you’ve seen so far.
Made from ivory porcelain, this quality cup has vine leaves sculpted into it and is adorned with a beautiful gold Star of David plus the traditional wine blessing.
With a wide base, this very cheap cup feels very sturdy, stable and makes a beautiful piece to use on Sabbath.
Antique Kiddush Cups
Looking for a new antique Kiddush cup to add to your collection?
Then this section is going to be a real treat for you!
Tip: Although these Kiddush cups can be functional, they shouldn’t be. If you’re after a wine cup you can use on a regular basis, you might want to skip this section…
Roman Glass Large Antique Kiddush Wine Cup – Sterling SilverTop Antique Cup
The Roman glass dates all the way to the Roman & Byzantine periods. Over the years, more and more Roman glass fragments were discovered across Israel in a wide archeological effort.
The glass’ unique green-ish and the colorful rainbow of patina colors are the results of years and years of “hiding” underground before they were finally dug out and brought into the light.
A fascinating Jewish antique cup with a rich history, and an even brighter future.
Antique Russian Silver Niello Cup
It was made by Russian artist Fyodor Ivanov, who died 7 years after creating this masterpiece.
He hand-engraved the cup with beautiful illustrations made with Niello – a black mixture of sulfur, copper, silver, and lead.
Bonus: arrives in a gift box, plus a personalized message you can add.
Antique Judaica Middle East (Ottoman) White Metal Kiddush Cup
This rare item dates to a couple of hundred years old, originating in one of the middle eastern countries governed by the Ottoman Empire during the 19th century (it’s unclear where exactly this was made).
The cup is made of white metal and is decorated with turquoise and ruby gems. This cup is available on eBay right now (there’s good chance it won’t be available anymore by the time you read this).
You just saw the top modern Kiddush cups our talented Jewish & Israeli artists have to offer.
Now that you found the perfect cup for Kiddush, you (or the recipient of the cup) can enjoy drinking wine during Shabbat, holidays or Havdalah.
I hope you enjoyed reading this guide as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Now before you go, I’m curious: Which Jewish wine cups did you like best?