What’s your favorite part of Purim?
Usually, there are three possible answers to that question:
- Send/receive Mishloach Manot baskets
- Dress up in cool Purim costumes
- Send/receive Purim baskets while dressing up in cool Purim costumes
Hmm… it seems that there’s only one answer after all…
In Purim, we give Mishloach Manot as a sign of friendship, unity, and care to the people around us. Every Jew is required to send a Shalach Manot to at least one person.
Luckily though – we care about more than just one person… so more often than not we end up sending several Shalach Manot to the people we love.
Therein lies the secret of this special Mitzvah: the more we give to others ⇒ the more love we spread ⇒ the more love we get back in return.
It’s a beautiful cycle of joy and caring – that becomes stronger and stronger the more we give.
And today, you’re going to start off that cycle with the best Mishloach Manot & Purim gift ideas for our family, friends & loved ones…
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Top Mishloach Manot & Purim Baskets
Before we go over each & every Purim gift basket (and before you start drooling all over your keyboard/phone), let’s have a quick glance at the best Mishloach Manot ideas and Purim gifts you’ll find in this article…
|Traditional Mishloach Manot Basket||Classy Mishloach Manot Basket||Creative Mishloach Manot Basket||Cute Mishloach Manot Basket||Healthy Mishloach Manot Basket||Cheap Mishloach Manot Basket||Mishloach Manot - Send to Israel|
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Top Traditional Mishloach Manot
Shalach Manos Platinum Wash Cup & Towel Set Purim Gift Basket
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Top Elegant Mishloach Manot
Fames Chocolate Elegant Mishloach Manot Purim Set
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Top Creative Mishloach Manot
Broadway Basketeers Towering Heights Kosher Gourmet Gift Tower
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Cutest Mishloach Manot
Broadway Basketeers Chocolate Photo Gift Box
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Top Healthy Mishloach Manot
12 Variety Nuts In A Modern Wood Gift Tray
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Top Cheap Mishloach Manot
Purple Concord Mishloach Manos Gift Basket
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Top Mishloach Manot in Israel
Purim Home Basket (Israel Only)
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Traditional Mishloach Manot Baskets & Purim Gifts
Let’s start off with some of the most popular & traditional Mishloach Manot basket ideas.
Most Purim gift baskets you’ll see in here include chocolates & treats.
Because let’s face it – who doesn’t love treats?!
Shalach Manot Platinum Jerusalem Wash Cup & Towel Set Purim Gift BasketTop Traditional Mishloach Manot
There’s a reason this section is called “traditional Mishloach Manot baskets”.
Take this gorgeous Shalach Manot basket for example… It’s not exactly your average collection of sweets and snacks, now is it?
Besides the delicious Purim treats, which includes yummy gourmet chocolate truffles, roasted nuts, and chocolate coated pretzels – you also get a Netilat Yadayim set (a washing cup + embroidered towel).
Sure… Purim (unfortunately) lasts only one day. But guess what – observant Jews wash their hands and recite the Netilat Yadayim several times a day… EVERY single day (even more so on Shabbat and holidays)!
In other words – you’re not just giving someone a beautiful Shalach Manot gift basket… you’re actually getting them a useful gift they’ll continue using looong after Purim is behind us!
Tip: You can also get it in bronze (which looks more impressive, if you ask me)
Purim Bonanza Mishloach Manot Gift Basket
Bonanza is just the right word to describe what’s going in this Purim gift basket.
A boat-load of gourmet chocolates and treats – all bundled into one giant Kosher tray of joy.
- Luscious Truffles
- Hand-Dipped fine chocolate coated Pretzels
- Chocolate covered nuts
- Viennese Crunch (a divine blend of chocolate and cashews)
And guess what – it’s Parve! So even if you make the mistake of eating meat for lunch – you won’t have to wait a whole 3-6 hours (it’ll all be gone by then anyway) before you get to enjoy these delicious treats!
Purim Nosh Basket'I have a dream... that one day, we will all include chocolate Babkas in our Shalach Manos'.Click To Tweet
How often do you see someone give a Purim gift basket full of baked goods?
Unfortunately, not very often…
These days, most Purim packages are the same old cookie-cutter basket – a bunch of chocolates, nuts, a Hamantaschen or two, and maybe a little beverage for good measure.
Compare that to a basket filled with traditional Jewish baked goods: Challah, chocolate Babka, assorted Rugelach, and of course Hamantaschen… ALL Parve.
The Koren Five Megillot – Hebrew / English
With all that talk about Mishloach Manot and Purim gift baskets, it’s easy to forget that there are other Purim gifts out there besides things you can chew on.
Take the Megilla reading for example… there ain’t no chewing going on during when we read Megillat Esther.
Candy and sweets are of no use to us during that time.
What do we need during the Megillah reading? Two things:
- A copy of the book of Esther
- A grogger (we’ll cover that in a second)
Koren’s hardcover Five Megilot is one of the most popular editions of the Hebrew Megillot… with the 5 Megillot (5 scrolls) of the Ketuvim:
- Song of Song
- The Book of Ruth
- The Book of Lamentations
- The Book of Esther (the book we read in Purim)
It features a new English translation to the Hebrew text, and it’s decorated with over 30 beautiful and vibrant watercolor illustrations by the famous Israeli artist, Leela Ganin… so both adults and kids can enjoy following along while the Rabbi reads the Megillah!
Yair Emanuel Wooden Grogger – Jerusalem
We all know how much kids (and adults) LOVE blasting the grogger every time the Rabbi or Chazan mentions Haman’s name.
The only problem with those groggers (aside from the fact they become annoying at some point) – you throw them away after Purim is over.
Such a waste…
Legendary Judaica artist, Yair Emanuel, certainly thought so… that’s why he created this epic wooden grogger – with an artistic depiction of Jerusalem (his signature design)
Emanuel is a master of turning mundane things into remarkable pieces of Jewish art… that includes something as simple as a Purim grogger!
Classy & Elegant Mishloach Manot Ideas
Just because you’re wearing a goofy Purim costume doesn’t mean you should get a goofy gift basket.
You’re probably better off getting a classy Mishloach Manot and leave your wit and creativity to the Purim party.
These elegant Shalach Manot baskets are pure quality… and as you might expect – they don’t exactly lack quantity either.
Fames Chocolate Elegant Mishloach Manot Purim SetTop Elegant Mishloach Manot
Feeling particularly generous? I mean, do you really want to blow someone’s mind with an out-of-this-world Shalach Manot?
Fames Chocolates is one of the finest chocolatiers in the country (and believe it or not – their chocolates are 100% Kosher!)
Their stunning Mishloach Manot set contains not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different premium chocolate treats – each one more delicious (and impressive) than the other.
Different flavors, different fillings, different toppings… a totally different experience.
If there’s such a thing as the ultimate Shalach Manot – then I believe this is it.
Handmade Chocolate Kosher Purim Platter – Mishloach Manot
This elegant Purim platter is the definition of gourmet. It includes an impressive range of delicious, handmade (by gourmet chocolatiers) chocolate treats.
Want the specifics? Here goes:
- Chocolate covered nut clusters
- Chocolate covered pretzels and cookies
- Chocolate peanut butter cups
- White chocolate wafer bites
- Signature Irish truffles
Safe to say – this is a chocolate fanatic’s dream.
Note: Oh, and by the way, you can personalize it with a personal gift message – so they know exactly who’s the generous soul that sent it.
Overflow of Kosher Nuts & Chocolate Gift Tray
An overflow of Kosher nuts and chocolates? Geez, that doesn’t sound good… it sounds AMAZING!
But don’t think for a second that it’s just a matter of quantity… after all, we’re at the gourmet Mishloach Manot baskets section, are we not?
This gift tray includes the highest quality velvety chocolate truffles, chocolate peanuts & Viennese crunch (I’m drooling on the keyboard just by writing this).
Sure, your Shalach Manot recipient might put on a little weight.
But, as my pal Joey would say…
Kosher Sweets Basket
An entire basket full of Kosher sweets? Oh, boy… This is going to be a long Purim for whoever gets this Mishloach Manot (lucky bastard).
This Kosher gift basket includes:
- A box of Nancy Adam’s chocolate dipped Pretzels (covered in candy)
- 2 bags of Funky Chunky dipped pretzels & chips
- Asher’s Chocolate Dipped Pretzels & Graham Crackers
- 2 Godiva chocolate truffle bars
- A classic Halva bar
In other words: a generous mix of savory and sweet treats… all Kosher!
Unique & Creative Mishloach Manot Ideas
Mishloach Manot baskets can be more than a bunch of chocolates and candy wrapped inside a wicker basket.
Remember – Purim is a festival. And at a festival, creative people do unique (and crazy) things.
- We dress up creatively
- We send unique & original Mishloach Manot baskets
- We eat a pastries shaped like an ear (imagine how weird that looks to someone who isn’t Jewish)
So if you’re a creative spirit – do yourself a favor and skip the “normal” Purim gift baskets.
Normal = boring.
Broadway Basketeers Towering Heights Kosher Gourmet Gift TowerTop Creative Mishloach Manot
Imagine sending your friends & family a tower of Shalach Manot, filled with delicious chocolates, snacks, sweets, cookies & nuts.
You probably wouldn’t fit through the door carrying this, but rest assured – whoever gets your cool Mishloach Manot will remember it for years.
And it’s NOT your typical, boring chocolate either: it’s a tower filled with:
- Lindt Truffles
- Milk chocolate Bavarian pretzels
- Blueberry-Greek Yogurt cookies
- Double-Dipped chocolate peanuts
- Milk toffees
- Chocolate chip cookies
- …and many others!
And guess what?
It’s surprisingly cheap, too!
Gourmet Gift Basket Baked Goods Gift
Everyone is so hung up on Hamantaschen, chocolates, candy…
Yawn 😴… how much of that stuff can we eat in one day?
Why not be a little creative, and give your Purim gift basket a little (Kosher) personality?
And by personality… I’m obviously talking about baked goods.
Sorry, I meant to say irresistible baked goodies.
- 2 fudge walnut brownies
- Peanut butter brownie
- 2 chocolate chunk brownies
- 2 chocolate chip blondie brownies
- Butterscotch blondie brownie
- 2 oatmeal raisin cookies
- 2 peanut butter cookies
- 4 chocolate chip cookies
- 2 fudge brownie cookies
- 2 lemon sugar cookies
- 2 pecan sandy cookies
I don’t know about you… but I starting to get a little hungry (and a little exhausted) just from writing this.
Imagine what it’s like munching on it?
Note: All of the baked goods are Kosher OU-D certified.
Chocolate Oreo Cookies Gifts Box
I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t love Oreo cookies.
But Oreos aren’t exactly Purim-y… or are they?
I think it’s time we publicly declare that boxes of gourmet Oreo sandwich cookies qualify as Purim boxes.
I know! We should sign a petition!
Fine then… baby steps. We can start by sending it as a delicious Purim box for someone who appreciates quality.
This lovely gift box comes with 12 different Yummy flavors, all handcrafted from premium chocolate, nuts, and toppings.
Bonus: You can even personalize the box!
Recommended Reading: Passover is coming up soon… why not get the Passover gifts now while you’re at it?
Cute Mishloach Manot Ideas
“Awww. That’s so cute!”
You’d expect to hear someone say that with a cute baby, a cute puppy, or a cute baby playing with a cute puppy.
But a cute Mishloach Manot?
You wait and see my friend…
Tip: If you’re looking to get that response from your significant other, try getting them flowers for Purim. You can’t lose with flowers.
Broadway Basketeers Chocolate Photo Gift BoxCutest Mishloach Manot
Chocolate gifts + a personalized photo gift box (maybe of a baby) = c-u-t-e-n-e-s-s!
This unique chocolate photo gift box comes with a wooden keepsake box, filled with 2 meaningful gifts for chocolate lovers:
- Your photos & memories
- Delicious chocolate treats & snacks
See? What did I tell you? “Awwww. So cute!”
Premium Belgium Truffles Purim Box
You can’t talk about chocolates and not mention Belgian chocolates… that would be irresponsible.
Besides – if you’re getting a gift basket for someone who’s hard to impress (aka a chocolate snob) – you’ll have to try harder than ordinary chocolates.
Introducing: 15 pieces of the finest Belgian brown and white truffles, elegantly crafted in a Mishloach Manot box with a cute little Purim mask on top – a chocolate snob’s dream.
Note: It’s certified Kosher (Chalav Yisroel) under the strict supervision of the Mahazikei Ha’Dat Antwerp in Belgium.
Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Coffee Lovers Care Package Gift Box
I’m a huge coffee drinker. I’m talking 4-5 cups of coffee on an “average” day.
I know what you’re thinking: caffeine-addict!
Sure I am! But I’m far from being the only one!
Just go out to your closest Starbucks (you might have several of them in a 1-mile radius) and see what’s going on.
Bottom line is: we’re a generation of coffee addicts… And guess what? Many of us are Jewish!
So if we’re Jewish, and we like coffee, and you’re looking for a Mishloach Manot for a coffee addict…
Do you see where I’m going with this?
1+1 = 2 spoons of coffee, no sugar, and extra cream.
Healthy Mishloach Manot Basket Ideas
There’s no need to visit the dentist after Purim.
Truth is, there are a lot of healthy Mishloach Manot baskets you can enjoy, without having to ruin your teeth in the process.
I’m here to show you that with a little willpower and the right choice of gift baskets, you can send someone a delightful gift basket that is both delicious & healthy.
12 Variety Nuts in a Modern Wood Gift TrayTop Healthy Mishloach Manot
You know your recipient is trying to lay off the snacks… so don’t you dare get them a fattening Mishloach Manot! We all know how that’ll turn out:
- They’ll inhale the chocolates & sweets
- They’ll feel bad about themselves
- They’ll blame you for putting on weight
What do you say we avoid that scenario… and instead go for the healthier alternative?
This Mishloach Manot gift basket is ideal for anyone who’s on a diet, or someone who’d rather NOT enter a new diet after Purim (ehm, because someone gave them an unhealthy Shalach Manot, ehm).
It’s fully packed with a huge variety of all-natural, gluten-free, protein-rich nuts & snacks, namely:
- Mixed nuts
- Raw walnuts
Tip: This gift tray is great for people on all sorts of special diets: vegans, diabetics, paleo diet, or almost any diet under the sun.
Plus, it’s MASSIVE. There’s no chance they’ll be able to finish it on their own…which means they’ll have to share it with their loved ones for days (if not weeks). And sharing – is caring ❤️.
Holiday Delight Gluten-Free Gift Tower
Usually, Purim snacks fall into one of two categories:
- Tasty snacks
- Healthy snacks
Rarely do find snacks that are both tasty AND healthy.
Think about it…
That’s true about food in general. Take McDonald’s for example…
It doesn’t matter how much money McDonald’s spend on advertising trying to convince us that their burgers are healthy… they’re just not (McDonald’s isn’t even Kosher, but you get my point).
So when that happens – we should all pay attention…
Broadway Basketeers found that winning balance in their huge, Kosher gift tower. Not only is it gluten-free – but its also wheat-free, dairy-free, and most importantly… guilt-free (healthy)!
Now there’s a Kosher Purim gift basket (technically it’s a tower) I (and anyone on a diet) can get on board with!
Speaking of diets… if you’re really conservative – you can go completely “nuts”!
I mean… 2 pounds of hand-selected, fresh & delicious nuts, including:
- Roasted salted macadamia nuts
- Mixed nuts
- Raw walnuts
- Honey glazed pecans
When I said nuts, I meant NUTS!
Kosher Certified Tropical Dried Fruit & Nut Spectacular
So many nuts… where’s the sugar at?!
C’mon, don’t be so mean… It’s Purim! Cut em’ some slack!
I’m not saying you should ruin their diet with candy, chocolates and all sorts of fatty snacks they’ll hate you for (after they eat the whole thing)… but the least you can do is throw in some tropical fruits?
OK, a LOT of tropical fruits!
What’s a lot? Oh, I don’t know…
- Dried Kiwi
- Sliced Mango
- Dried Figs
- Dried Apricots
- Dried Pears
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Plums
Fruit (and roasted pistachios) galore!
Cheap Purim Gift Baskets
The Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot is about giving, but nowhere does it say you have to go bankrupt when you send out a gift basket to your loved ones. In fact, Halakha clearly states we should send at least two items of food to at least one person.
Now… you’d probably want to send more than just two pieces (to avoid being called a cheapskate and all)…
In fact, there are wonderful Purim package ideas out there available for a very reasonable price. Here, I’ll show you…
Purple Concord Mishloach Manos Gift BasketTop Cheap Mishloach Manot
This cute Shalach Manot box is a prime example of a lovely way to send someone you love an impressive, yet affordable Purim gift box.
The box contains a bottle of Kiddush grape juice, 2 Hamantaschen, sweet chocolate pops, and Swiss fruit bonbons.
A quick & easy Mishloach Manot box you can send to your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, teachers, your neighbor’s teachers (you get the point), without breaking the bank.
Broadway Basketeers Chocolate & Nut Gift Tray
Broadway Basketeers have already made several appearances in this article.
The thing about their Kosher gift baskets is that most of them are incredibly cheap, considering the size of their baskets and the portions included.
I could’ve easily fit all of their baskets in the “affordable gift baskets” section, but that wouldn’t be fair to the other baskets (we wouldn’t want to hurt the chocolate’s feelings, now do we?).
After careful consideration, I decided that their chocolate & nut gift tray deserved a special spot in this section.
The gift tray includes:
- Milk + Dark chocolate Bavarian pretzels
- Milk + Dark chocolate covered Graham crackers
- Gourmet caramel popcorn
- Yogurt enrobed peanuts
- Assorted milk toffees
- Crème Brulee mix
- Mint sweets
Once again, a very generous amount of treats, for a surprisingly low price.
Happy Purim Sectioned Mishloach Manot Gift Tray
One day, seven sections, six different types of treats…
- Roasted cashews
- Roasted almonds
- Chocolate bonbons
- Swiss fruit candy
Think they (by “they”, I mean the one you’re giving it too) can manage it?
I know that the Hamantaschen is considered the big Purim staple… and don’t get me wrong – they’re delicious.
But the Swiss fruit candies absolutely steal the show in this Purim Shalach Manos. A great little Purim gift that puts a smile on your face (even if you’ve got the worst costume ever).
Mishloach Manot – Send to Israel
You couldn’t spend Purim in Israel this year… oh well, don’t beat yourself up about it. Purim isn’t such a big Jewish holiday after all.
But just because you’re not in physically in Israel, doesn’t mean you can’t send a lovely Mishloach Manot basket to someone you love.
Just give the order, and these Shalach Manot baskets will be delivered to their apartment the very next day!
Purim Home Basket (Israel Only)Top Mishloach Manot in Israel
Home sweet home.
Unfortunately, you’re not there with them to celebrate Purim together. But the good news is – you can still make their home a sweet one with this yummy Purim gift basket – full of Hamantaschen, rum-balls (yep!), chocolates, cookies, milk pralines, wine (yep, yep!), and peanut chews.
Purim Chocolate, Nuts & Wine Basket – Israel Only
Let’s get a little bigger and fancier…
And by fancy – I mean Vienesse crunch, caramelized almonds, pistachios, milk praline chocolates – and a sweet bottle of wine.
Purim Classical Round Sectional Wall Clock Gift Basket
Time is running out… so let’s end this article with one final flash of inspiration.
A classical Purim package that evokes an “Oh… my… G-d” when your recipient opens the door… and sees this phenomenal Mishloach Manot sent all the way from their loved ones in America.
As you might expect – you’ll have to pay a little extra for this one.
Those were some pretty creative Shalach Manot ideas, huh?
But the truth is – sending Purim gift baskets isn’t about being creative, having a feast or having a cool party Purim theme… sending Mishloach Manot is first and foremost a Mitzvah.
It’s about showing compassion towards others, sharing with our community and bring people closer together.
I hope this article helped you do just that!