Hanukkah Gift Guide 2022
Hanukkah items are playful and eye-catchingly colorful this year, with jewelry, Judaica and food in pink, green and blue. Our array of gifts will not only appeal to your inner child but they may also take her on a trip to the sights and smells of yesteryear.
The top brass
Metal Judaica artist Ayala Adler of Israel designs and creates collectable copper, bronze and brass tops and dreidels as well as other Judaica decorated in an array of patterns and with patinas.
Price: between $105 and $150
At a glance
Price: in gold vermeil, from $150 each, or stering silver, from $130 each
Let’s get a head
Who else but MacKenzie-Childs, leading tableware and ceramics manufacturer, would imagine a moose-head menorah? Handpainted with the company’s signature checkerboard pattern in blue, this 18-inch wide Royal Check Moose Menorah will turn heads year ‘round.
Price: from $258
Judaica on a chain
New York City-based jewelry designer Ariel Tidhar has made a name for herself on Instagram (@arieltidhar) with her small-batch, clever and colorful acrylic and metal Judaica pieces, such as, from left, her Kohava Hamsa Earrings (from $65); Floating Magen Necklace (from $82); and Yardena Earrings (from $68).
A charming take on the animal menorah, Russian-born Israeli artist Inna Olshansky’s ceramic goat sculpture menorah is just one of her menagerie of beautiful handcrafted Hanukkah Judaica. Go to her website to view more of her work, including menorahs in the shape of horses or adorned with birds.
A holiday earful
Don’t just spin your driedels; wear them, too, especially if they are decorated with bright pops of pink, turqouise, red, purple and topaz, as are these one-inch lightweight Stone Embellished Dreidel Earring.
Old city lights
With brass branches inspired by the labyrinthine streets and pathways of Jerusalem’s Old City and a marble base, The Rova Menorah’s abstract geometric design is an modernist ode to a locale layered in Jewish history and lore.
One happy cookie
Jewish food personality Jake Cohen’s Hanukkah-themed rainbow mini black & white cookies may seem like an oxymoron, but the brightly colored, sweet and cake-like treats are a welcome update on the classic Jewish bakery staple. And go to Goldbelly, the online marketplace for gourmet foods, for more offerings from Cohen.
Price: $50 (tin includes 12 cookies)
Bagel and a sandwich, to wear
“Delicore,” clothing and home goods that evoke favorite Jewish eateries, is an ongoing trend. You can wear a Zabar’s T-shirt (from $20) or a pumpernickel sandwich bracelet set (from $23), smell the nostalgia with a Katz’s Chocolate Egg Cream Candle (from $25) or shop for more with a vintage Russ & Daughter tote (from $55).
Go back to the Catskills with Hadassah Magazine’s latest 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, picturing an illustration from our popular September/October 2019 Catskills theme issue. Receive or gift the puzzle, and help support your favorite publication, with a $250 donation to the Hadassah Magazine Circle.
Light, then sleep tight
The entire family can celebrate Hanukkah all night long with matching Hanukkah Spatter Paint Pajamas for children and adults.
Price: from $36 and up
Leah Finkelshteyn is senior editor at Hadassah Magazine.