Hanukkah Gift Ideas For Children

This Hanukkah, take some time in considering the gifts that you select for your children or grandchildren.  While it is an obvious choice to select something that is fun and popular, this year consider some of these new and exciting Hanukkah gift ideas for children at TraditionsJewishGifts.com.

These gifts offer hours of fun while using and improving their fine motor skills, enhance visual perception, develop speech & language skills, and reinforce focus, attention, and processing speed.  Trust me, they will never know that these toys are also educational!

Hanukkah Gift Ideas #1

Hanukkah Gift Ideas
Spot It! Shalom Is Recommended For Ages 7 To Adult And For 2 To 8 Players. This Award Winning Game Is Well Known As An Educational Tool That Helps Children With The Following Skills: Visual Perception, Speech & Language, Focus & Attention, And Processing Speed.

Hanukkah Gift Ideas #2

Hanukkah Gift Ideas
Colorful And Easy To Use, This Building Block Child’s Menorah Not Only Teaches About The Hanukkah Tradition, It Allows For A Full Range Of Creative Play. The Brightly Colored Pieces Offer Easily Interlocking Combinations For Hours Of Patterning Practice And Builds Fine Motor Skills, Hand-Eye Coordination And How To Think In Three Dimensions. Recommended For Children 6 And Older.

Hanukkah Gift Ideas

Hanukkah Gift Ideas #3

Hanukkah Gift Ideas
This DIY Hanukkah Menorah Kit Is A Great Gift For The Entire Family! This Kit Has Everything You Need To Build Your Own Menorah. Once This Family Project Is Complete, You Can Light This Menorah With The Same Hands That Built It. This Kit Includes 40+ Steel Parts And Assembly Instructions. A Phillips Head Screwdriver Is Needed For Assembly (Not Included). For Ages 8 And Older With Adult Supervision Recommended.

Hanukkah Gift Ideas

Hanukkah Gift Ideas #4

Hanukkah Gift Ideas
This Fun And Colorful Craft Set Consists Of Foam Mosaic Squares Which Attach To A Cute And Playful Hanukkah Graphic To Stick Them On. Challenge Their Little Fingers To Match The Colors To The Correct Squares. Recommended For Ages For Ages 3 And Up.

Hanukkah Gift Ideas #5

Hanukkah Gift Ideas
The Chanukah Memory Game Is Fun For Kids Of All Ages, No Reading Required. Match The Most Cards And Win! Ideal For 1-6 Players, Ages 3+, Includes 72 Cards. Enhancing Memory Skills At A Young Age Is Very Important.

I invite you to visit our Hanukkah Gift Store at Traditions to find a wide selection of fun and educational Jewish gifts for your children’s Hanukkah!


Also, be sure to checkout our new 2015 Hanukkah Gift Catalog!

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Debbie McIntyre Character Dolls

Debbie McIntyre’s Character Dolls are one-of-a-kind, unique creations. Each character is hand sculpted individually from a polymer clay and each of the costumes are hand sewn.  These dolls have faces that look so natural that you will do a double-take when you see them. If you have a collector in the family, a Debbie McIntyre doll is a great gift to give during Hanukkah. Each doll you purchase from Traditions Jewish Gifts comes with a certificate of authenticity to verify its uniqueness.

If you or someone close to you loves bagels then the Bagel Vendor is a perfect choice! It paints the picture of standing on the lower east side early in the morning getting that hot bagel on the way to work. The doll is all hand crafted and each detail is carefully done to recreate the good old days. This sculpture is almost 17 inches tall and would look great in a living room or family room.

Are you a music and theater fanatic? The realistic Fiddler Doll is a one of a kind creation by Debbie McIntyre. You can almost hear the music from it. The doll will bring you back to the good old days and watching the play Fiddler On The Roof. Each of these character dolls made are signed originals. Fiddler Doll

Sculpture dolls bring so  much joy, entertainment and conversation to any household. They most certainly would make anyone smile during the Festival of Lights!  Happy Chanukah.

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Hanukkah Desserts Are Yummy

A great Hanukkah celebration isn’t complete without desserts such as sufganiyot, gelt, rugelach, palmiers, kugel, cupcakes, cookies and macaroons. One sounds and tastes better than the next.  They all make your mouth water! Well Traditions Jewish Gifts can’t do the baking for you but we can give you a few tools that can make your Hanukkah desserts very festive and delicious.

The Silicone Dreidel Mold helps make delicious treats in dreidel shapes. Ideal for chocolate and jello the mold makes 8 dreidel shapes for you and your guests to enjoy during Hanukkah.

The Chanukah Cupcake Decorating Set comes with everything you need to decorate festive Chanukah cupcakes. All you need to do is bake them in the oven and the decorating set takes care of the rest. The set includes 12 cupcake holders, 12 Chanukah toppers in assorted designs and 3 cupcake stencils. Don’t know how to make Chanukah cupcakes? Don’t worry, there is even a Chanukah cupcake recipe on the back of the box!

Are you a cookie lover? Now you can make cookies in popular Hanukkah shapes using the Metal Chanukah Cookie Cutters. Make them in the shape of Dreidels, Menorahs or Jewish Stars for a unique holiday look. These three Chanukah cookie cutters come nicely gift boxed and are a great inexpensive gift for someone that loves to bake cookies.  cupcake set

Hanukkah is just a few weeks away!  Gift shopping is very important but making the perfect desserts are also important as well. From everyone at Traditions Jewish Gifts, have a great Hanukkah celebration.

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Hanukkah Means Delicious Potato Latkes

Besides gifts, fried potato Latkes are one of the most popular traditions of Hanukkah celebrations. Fried latkes, also known as potato pancakes or in Hebrew as Levivot are eaten on Hanukkah to commemerate the oil that miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Here is a popular latke recipe that will make about 20 pancakes:


  • 5 potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • between 1/4 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • oil for frying (canola is recommended)


1. Peel potatoes. Place in a bowl of cold water so they won’t turn brown.
2. When ready to prepare the latkas, drain the potatoes. Place potatoes and onions in a food processor fitted with a knife blade. Pulse until smooth. Drain mixture well.
3. Pour potato mixture into a large bowl. Add beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper. Add enough flour so that the mixture holds together.
4. Pour 1 inch of oil into a large, deep frying pan. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
5. Carefully drop 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the hot oil.
6. Flatten the pancake slightly so the center will cook.
7. Fry for several minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
8. Drain on paper towels. latkes

Traditions Jewish Gifts has a lot of great accessories to compliment your latkes and your latke serving during Hanukkah.

The Ceramic Latke Platter With Side Bowl is the perfect serving dish to serve your delicious home-made latkes along with your favorite condiment – apple sauce or sour cream. This colorfully painted platter is 13″l x 8.75″ w.  The Official Chanukah Latke Server would go great with your platter and side bowl. This stainless steel serving spatula is 11″ x 3″ and has the word latke cut out.  Both of there items are a festive way to serve your chanukah latkes! Happy Hanukkah from Traditions Jewish Gifts!

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Susan Fullenbaum Judaica Art

Susan Fullenbaum has been creating hand crafted stained glass art for more than 30 years. Her art is represented in juried art shows, galleries and exhibitions nationwide. She teaches the art and mechanics of stained glass to Judaic educators, mentors and apprentices. Susan is a member of Artsites and the American Guild of Judaic Artists.

Traditions Jewish Gifts now gives you the opportunity to put some of her hand crafted art in your own living room, including great gifts for Hanukkah! The Hanukkah Candle Container is very unique and is a great way to keep your Hanukkah candles organized throughout The Festival of Lights. This candle container is made of stained glass and measures 5″l x 4″w x 3″h.  Whether you need a gift for your boss, employee, or if you need a Hanukkah hostess gift, this stained glass candle box by Susan Fullenbaum is very unique and will provide years of enjoyment.

Are you or someone you know a cycling enthusiast?  Traditions Jewish Gifts has the gift just right for them and you!  The Bicycle Menorah by Susan Fullenbaum is fun and would look great in any room of the house.  The menorah is hand crafted and measures 11.5″w x 6″h. Susan Fullenbuam’s Judaica art is very eye-catching and unique and is a perfect gift for Hanukkah or any other holiday.

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Get Into The Hanukkah Spirit With Tamara Baskin Art

Hanukkah is one of the most exciting times of the year for Jewish people around the world. You get to exchange gifts with friends and family and enjoy great food. This is also the time of the year where you get to take out the dreidels and light the menorah! The Tamara Baskin Art Glass studio designs and creates some of the most unique, functional art pieces today including many beautiful items for Hanukkah.

Lets talk dreidels. The Contemporary Stripe Dreidel handcrafted by the Tamara Baskin Art Glass Studio features a fusion of colorful glass and is 2″ wide. The Red Beaded Glass Collectors Dreidel is created with fused art glass, blown glass beads and silver metal accents. Both dreidel’s are fused directly into the glass with the Hebrew letters: Nun, Gimel, Hay, And Shin which together form the acronym for “A Great Miracle Happened There”. Since each piece is hand made and unique, No two will be exactly alike. Contemporary Glass Menorah

Tamara Baskin features a variety of beautiful menorahs for Hanukkah. The Contemporary Glass Menorah is decorated with colorful, geometric pieces of fused glass and is also hand-made. This menorah is 8 1/2″ wide x 6″ tall and would look amazing in any windowsill.

Now when you purchase any Tamara Baskin Art Glass product between today and November 24, 2011 you’ll get 10% off from Traditions Jewish Gifts! Just enter the promo code TBSAVE10 at checkout.

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The Hannukah Gift Buying Guide

In the Hebrew language, “Hanukkah” means dedication. As dedicated as you might be to shopping for the upcoming holiday, finding the perfect Hanukkah gift can present a challenge for even the most seasoned Hanukkah shopper.

Shopping for the right Hanukkah gifts just got a whole lot easier. When you feel like you’ve run out of options buying the same gifts year after year, the TraditionsJewishGifts.com Hanukkah gift-buying guide will help you see the light.

The festival of lights is celebrated for eight days and nights to remember the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews defeated the Syrian-Greeks so long ago. Of course, for many families Hanukkah isn’t just a time to remember — it’s a time to make memories and part of that tradition is through gift giving.

This year, Hanukkah begins on the eve of Tuesday, December 20th. Of course, you’ll want to have your gifts for Hanukkah picked out long before then. With this Hanukkah gift buying guide, by Traditions Jewish Gifts you’ll be able to wrap up shopping for your Hanukkah gifts.

Decorations are an essential part of any festivity and there are plenty from which to choose. Topping the list of great Hanukkah decorations that set the mood are Happy Chanukah light strings, banner decorations and Star of David decorations. Even if you aren’t hosting the holidays, you likely know someone who would appreciate decorations as gifts for Chanukah.

Of course, Hanukkah is all about observing important traditions such as lighting the Menorah, playing the dreidel game and enjoying the Hanukkah feast. Practicing these traditions will be even more special when your friends and family receive Hanukkah gifts from the heart.

When it comes to menorahs, one size and style does not fit all. Customized menorahs make great gifts for loved ones. Whether it’s a ballet slippers menorah for your little dancer or an antique bronze menorah for the collector in your life, there is something for everyone.

For that extra something, you may also want to gift Hanukkah candles, which come in a diverse array of shapes and colors. I question whether the next sentence belongs in this paragraph – I think it should be the last sentence in the paragraph before this one. Menorahs are gifts that will keep on giving for years to come.

It goes without saying that some of the most enjoyable gifts to shop for are the toys for Chanukah.
There are plenty of quality children’s Chanukah toys including the Jewish star slinky, coloring books, games, yo yos, pens and other Hanukkah-themed games.

Educating children about the Hanukkah holiday is also simpler thanks to the many available children’s books. Among the most popular offerings are Happy Hanukkah Corduroy, Light The Candles, Light The Menorah and other entertaining and informative selections.

Are you unsure of what to get that special woman in your life for Hanukkah? You can’t go wrong with these holiday-inspired offerings. Help her feel more festive with such gifts for Hanukkah as a Shmutz Happens Apron, Chanukah Ribbons Hostess Set, Jewish Zodiac Placemat, Woman of Valor Vase, Pink Lady Hanukkah Dreidel, Hand Painted Ceramic “Maven” Mug and more.

For your favorite guy, help him polish up on his reading with Great Jews in Sports, get organized with the Post It Note Holder, look fashionable with a Stainless Steel Mezuzah Necklace or put a cork in it with a Crystal Wine Stopper. wine stopper

When doing your Hanukkah shopping, opt for some of the great recommendations in the Traditions Jewish Gifts Hanukkah gift-buying guide for a holiday to remember.

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Does Everyone In Your Family Have Their Own Menorah?

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. This year it starts on December 21st which is just over 2 months away! When you think of the Hanukkah tradition, one of the first things that comes to mind is lighting the menorah!

Traditions Jewish Gifts is your menorah headquarters with many different types to choose from! Why not have a menorah for every member of the family? For young boys that love soccer, why not get them the hand painted ceramic soccer ball menorah. This menorah is 10″ wide x 3″ tall and would look great on their dresser or night table!  Have a little ballerina in the family?  What would they love better then a beautiful ceramic ballet menorah? This cute ballet slipper menorah is also made of ceramic and painted to perfection. It will provide years of dancing  joy during the festival of lights season. The ballet slippers menorah also measures 10″ wide x 3″ tall.

Need something a little more formal for mom and dad?  Traditions Jewish Gifts has that covered as well.  Does your mom love silver? A beautifully designed aluminum Hanukkah menorah is just for them. It features a  polished silvertone finish and has two menorah charms at each end and a Jewish Star charm dangling from the center. This menorah is 9″ wide x 9 1/2″ tall and would look great in a wall unit or as a dining room centerpiece. Traditions Jewish Gifts loves all our fathers out there! How about an elegant modern brass menorah for their home office or study? It is created in solid brass and would be great to use for lighting the candles!

No matter who you are buying for, Traditions Jewish Gifts is your one-stop-shop for all menorahs! The festival of lights is coming up before you know it.  Everyone should showcase this exciting holiday with their own tastes!

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