Passover Gift Guide 2013: In Bloom

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Passover Gift Guide 2013: In Bloom

Leah F. Finkelshteyn

Falling in the spring, Passover is the perfect time to appreciate all things outdoors. And it is hardly surprising that gifts for hosts, for kids or for any loved ones in your life have looked to floral motifs for inspiration.

A Set Table, in Metal At Seder-time, we try to make a special effort in our table presentations. These Seder plates, as pretty as a bouquet of flowers, are the perfect touch. From left, Pomegranate Seder Plate from Michael Aram (from $259) and Multi Flower Passover Plate (from $385 with silver-plated flower cups and enameled round branch base, both at the National Museum of American Jewish History shop).


Or Clay For a more colorful presentation, try the glazed ceramic Oval Platter and Leaf Seder Plate (left, from $150) with a matching Green Leaf Matzah Tray (from $30; both at the National Museum of American Jewish History).


Living Color For steel and bronze combined with vivid red, yellow and green, check out the beautiful, handmade Zinnias Seder Plate by metalsmith Steven Cooper (from $150, at Penrose Judaica).  



Runneth Over Artist Gad Amaliah's glass and cast pewter Miriam's Cup and Elijah's Cup (both from $150, at the National Museum of American Jewish History shop).  


Sur La Table Printed with the Seder night order in Hebrew, Israeli company Umbrellot's tan- and- white runner sets the perfect tone for the Passover night (from $35).  


Lean Back It is a Passover tradition to recline to the left side at the Seder, a custom that emphasizes our status as a freed people, since ancient royalty leaned on pillows as they ate. Add a modern touch to the old-time custom with a hand-embroidered pillow that depicts the modern State of Israel (from $158, at Uncommon Goods).

Outdoor Inspirations Orna Lalo has gone in a new direction with her 'And I'm Feeling Good' collection, using flora and fauna as inspiration for elegant pieces. Her River Dragonfly in the Sun necklace (left, from $64) and River Running Free necklace (from $90, both at Anna Banana Boutique).




In the Cups Yidlinks kitschy-cute cufflinks make a Seder-night statement (each from $69.95).


The Hopper Springtime brings outdoor fun, jumping rope, hopscotch and that all-time warm weather favorite: drawing with chalk on the sidewalk. Add a little bit of Passover inspiration this year with Chalk Shop's frog chalk (set of 5, from $8).  




It's a Hit A takeoff on the popular Israeli beach sport Matkot, which combines tennis, ping pong and squash, the Hit Mit's soft foam paddles fit over your hand like a glove and bring the game inside, or just about anywhere (single set from $19.95; party pack, below, from $119.70). 


All Together Now Forever Garden's Grammy & Me brings garden projects across the generations with adorable totes, seeds and planting sets Let's Get Started Kit (from $29.99).




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