Hanukkah often seems to sneak up on us and we find ourselves getting a late start on our holiday gift shopping; it’s probably because the date changes each year.
With the first night of Hanukkah taking place next week on Thursday, December 10, it’s a little late for online holiday shopping. But fear not, we’re here to help! Whether your family prescribes to the “one gift for each night” philosophy, or one big gift served up on the first or last night, let us help you complete your shopping now with this list of our top 20 Hanukkah-themed gifts for dads and kids.
1. Musical Bouncing Light-Up Dreidel
With lights and sounds, this dreidel is a great gift for children. Once the child puts the handle in the hole and winds it, they can push the button to launch the dreidel. When spinning, the toy will play Hanukkah songs and look like a rainbow of spinning colors. The toy's launcher comes in multiple different colors, which are green, blue, red, and yellow. Depending on which color you get, the pattern of the lights that light up might be different.
2. Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Cookie Gift Basket
Not only are these chocolates dairy-free, but they're also 100% kosher. This gift box comes with 20 cookies, half of which are dark chocolate and the other half is white chocolate. Some of the toppings on these cookies are white candy crunch, drizzled chocolate, caramel chocolate chips, candied shredded coconut, sweet craisins, rainbow nonpareils, roasted shelled sunflower seeds, and nut brittle. The cookies are very similar to Oreos and they come in a beautiful gift box.
3. Multicolored Hanukkah Stampers
With these stampers, you can choose either a 6-pack or 12-pack. They come in many different colors, but the designs include dreidels, coins, and the Star of David. These are a great gift for any child in your life that loves creating. They can be used to add a touch of Hanukkah to holiday cards or the child can use them to create their own masterpiece. The possibilities are endless and it's sure to be a big hit.
4. Zion Judaica Chanukah Mug and Bookmark Gift Set
This is the perfect gift for the dad that loves reading and having a cup of coffee or tea. The mug is quite a bit bigger than a normal coffee cup, which means it holds a lot more liquid. There are designs and words all over the cup that relates to Hanukkah, such as dreidel, menorah, and latkes. As for the bookmark, the outside border is the same design as the cup and the inside has 2 beautiful menorahs. Add that to the fact that it has a beautiful blue tassel, and it's a great gift for dad!
5. Musical Menorah Plush
The great thing about this plush is that it's both a toy and a practical gift. When you push the corner, it sings 1 of 2 songs, which are "Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel" and "S'vivon sov, sov, sov." There are velcro pouches to hold the candles and there's an area on top to put a candle each night. The menorah is only 7.5 inches tall and the candles are around 4.5 inches. It also has a wide base, which makes it so you can place it almost anywhere.
6. My Daily Styles Jewish Star of David Blessing for Home Wall Hanging Decor
This Star of David blessing decor is made in Israel and is made from high-quality materials. You can choose English or Hebrew, depending on your wants or needs. In addition to the actual blessing, it has words around the edges that tell you what kinds of blessings it brings. These include health, love, luck, success, and happiness. Each star point has buildings that are found in Israel and the cord that's used to hang it on the wall is adorned with beautiful blue beads. It's a great option if you're looking for something meaningful and elegant.
7. Hanukkah Candle Making Kit
Another great option for creative kids is this Hanukkah candle making kit. While this doesn't include a menorah, it includes everything needed to make 9 colorful candles. Included in this kit are 9 beeswax sheets of different colors, 9 cotton wicks, and a step by step guide on how to make them. It's made for children that are 6 years old and older, but it can be used with a younger child as long as there is adult supervision.
8. Old Jews Telling Jokes: 5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-So-Kosher Laughs
We all know that dads tell some of the best jokes. If this is your dad, then he'll love this Old Jews Telling Jokes book. There are so many different types of jokes in this book and you're sure to spend your Hanukkah laughing at them. The great thing about this book is that it was written by 2 Jewish men, which means they are chock full of Jewish references and jokes.
9. Ella and Noah Celebrate Hanukkah (Activity & Sticker Book)
If you want to go with something that's more meaningful this Hannukah, then getting your child this book is a great idea. Not only does it tell a wonderful story, but there are many activities and stickers included. The recipient can read the book alone, or you can read the book together as a family. The book has 44 pages and comes with 200+ stickers. Let your child take a journey and learn more about what Hanukkah is all about.
10. Shalom Peace and Prosperity Blessing Gift Pen
In addition to having a prayer for health, well-being, and prosperity, but it also has Shalom written in a beautiful font. The pen is made from high-quality materials and comes in a simple yet elegant gift box. The colors of the pen are silver and burgundy, which complement each other very well. It's thick enough to have a good grip and writes effortlessly. It's a great addition to any father's office.
11. Let's Play Dreidel The Hanukkah Game
If you're looking for a Hanukkah game that multiple people can play together, then Let's Play Dreidel is an awesome choice. It comes with 4 high-quality wooden dreidels that all have different designs. They are handpainted and a great toy for any child that's aged 3 or up. Even if you or the child don't know the rules, you can rest assured because this toy comes with detailed instructions. The dreidels are only about 1.75 inches, which means you can take them anywhere you go!
12. Faux Real Men's 3D Photo-Realistic Ugly Christmas Sweater Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Since we're getting ready to go into the season of ugly sweaters, you can get this for your dad and help him have the best sweater of the year. The great thing about this sweater is that it brings together Christmas and Hanukkah, which is great for those that celebrate both holidays. Half of the shirt and tie is covered with Christmas designs, while the other half is covered in designs related to Hanukkah.
13. Dreidel Pup 10" Funny Dancing Puppy Stuffed Animal Plush
Not only is the plush dog extremely cute, but it's also high quality. He's holding a dreidel in his hands and has a yarmulke on his head. When you push the button, the song "I Have a Little Dreidel" comes on and the puppy starts dancing and spinning around. This toy needs 3 AA batteries, which are not included. It's great for any child ages 2 and over.
14. Amazon Brand - Goodthreads Men's 5-Pack Patterned Socks
These socks are great for any dad, regardless of whether he's a businessman or just likes to lounge around the house. It's a pack of 5 and has many designs, including menorahs, the Star of David, and solid colors. Since they are high-quality and long, they are a great option to stay warm during these cold months. Add that to the fact that the heels and toes are reinforced, and you've found yourself a fantastic gift.
15. Izzy 'n' Dizzy Build Your Own Brick Dreidel
This toy brings together Hanukkah and fun building blocks. The recipient will be able to build their own dreidel, which can then be used as an actual dreidel or just a cute little decoration. Included in the package are 35 blocks, 4 sets of stickers, and 1 mini-figure. If the child you're buying for loves building things, then this gift would be a great addition to their collection.
16. Don't Be A Putz Shvitzing Yiddish Coaster Gift Set
Coasters are extremely helpful and practical, so buying these would mean they actually get used instead of just sitting somewhere collecting dust. They are made from high-quality materials and have a quote that's absolutely hilarious. This particular gift comes in a set of 4 and has colors that are understated, yet elegant. They are also thick enough to ensure that no liquid seeps or leaks through.
17. Lux Accessories Silvertone Jewish Hanukkah Arm Candy Set (5pc)
This beautiful bracelet is a fantastic gift regardless of whether you're buying for a young child or a teenager. This is completely handmade and has a lot of beautiful blues and silvers. One of the greatest things about this jewelry is that it can be worn together or separately. They are made to complement each other and give your wrist the little bit of bling it needs.
18. Men's Hanukkah Robe Navy
With this year being crazy and this holiday season upon us, it's good to have a little relaxation. Give your dad the gift of comfort by getting him this awesome Hanukkah robe. It's navy blue and is covered in things like menorahs, coins, and the Star of David. It comes in many different sizes and is long enough to cover the knees of most people, which is great for those that are a little bigger or taller than average.
19. Milk Chocolate Coins - Hanukkah Gelt
This Hanukkah Gelt is a good gift for those that don't want to overload the recipient with toys. Not only do these gold-foil covered coins have a menorah on the front, but the same design is on the actual chocolate coin. It's made with premium Belgium chocolate and each package has either 25 or 50 pieces, which means you can buy a few bags and give chocolate to multiple recipients.
20. Zion Judaica Traditional Classic Menorah
It's made of nickel and is sturdy enough to put pretty much anywhere. The middle candle holder is right on top of the Star of David and the other holders have beautiful flowing metal that connects everything. This product is absolutely beautiful and will bring classiness to any Hanukkah celebration.
While these are only suggestions, they should give you a pretty good idea of what kinds of fun Hanukkah specific gifts you could get for your loved one. Keep in mind, they don't necessarily have to be Hanukkah themed and the important thing is to get them a gift they'll fall in love with.