Here in North America, Hanukka is probably most the overrated Jewish holiday of the year because of its proximity to Christmas. Nevertheless, it is also probably the most anticipated holiday as well because with Hanukka comes… presents!
This year, resist giving another cliché pair of socks. JewliciousU.com has come up with eight unique Hanukka-themed gifts to give to your Jewish friends and family.
1. iPhone Case
The iPhone is one of the most popular smart phones out there, and since iPhones are so delicate, they need covers and cases. Why not give someone this hilarious iPhone case. I’m sure they will give you a “challah back.”
I grew up in a non-Jewish community and my goy friends were always envious Hanukka lasted eight nights. So, why not brag about it with this T-shirt?
One day, I was teaching my friend how to play dreidel and she loved it because she loves gambling. So, when I came across this, I thought “perfect.” This gift combines the traditional dreidel game with Texas Hold ‘Em. How fun!
If you are a college student, most likely your dorm does not allow you to light candles. So rather than breaking a rule to light your menora, buy this electric one. To light the candle, you simply twist the candle(s) that you need. How brilliant!
This candy box is perfect for anyone who has a sweet tooth. It includes eight boxes of candy in an adorable menorah-shaped box.
Yiddish for dogs?!?!?! If you want to teach an old dog some new tricks, then get this book. It includes Yiddish words with dog pictures.
Having difficulty finding Hanukka cards? Then, here’s your answer. These cute cards come in a four pack for only $6.
8. Kabbala Bracelet
When I went to Israel during the summer, my group was obsessed with the red string, which wards off misfortune from the “evil eye.” Trendy, yet wards off evil spirits? Sounds perfect!
The writer is a current JewliciousU intern and a student at the University of California, Irvine.