My older child, at age 6, has begun to realize that Hanukkah (which starts 3 weeks from tonight) has been commercialized to “keep up” with Christmas, but, of course, she’s nonetheless quite glad to get presents. I like to make sure that my kids get at least a few Hanukkah gifts that are actually related to that holiday- or to Judaism. Here are several new ones I’ve found, as well as some that I featured in years past:
My First Hanukkah Frame ($19.95 to $24.95) from Personal Creations. A very sweet, simple gift to commemorate baby’s first Hanukkah.
Happy Hanukkah Socks ($5.95) from The Land of Nod. These Trumpette socks are super cute and supposedly fit infants age 0-12 months, though I found they run small (my kids could only wear them up to 5 or 6 months).
Hanukkah Menorah ($49) by Pottery Barn Kids. New this season, this menorah is one that your kids can safely “light”- they just turn the blocks to reveal a flame for each successive candle.
Personalized Hanukkah Tee ($54) at Chasing Fireflies. Yes, the price is crazy, but it sure looks nice. If you want to find something cheaper at Chasing Fireflies, check out the tzedakah box ($10) I posted recently.
Hebrew Alphabet Blocks ($40) by Chasing Fireflies. My daughter, who is learning to read, speak and write Hebrew, would love these.
OyBaby DVD ($24.95) from Amazon.com. We got our “OyBaby” DVD three years ago, and my kids still request it all the time. Think of it as a Judaica-themed version of the Baby Einstein series.
Fisher Price Little People Hanukkah Set ($34.99) from Amazon.com. I gave this to my kids last year and it still is in regular circulation in their toybox, year-round. They love singing along to the Hanukkah songs that it plays, and they use the Little People in their other playsets, too.
Wooden Hanukkah Playset ($32.95) by KidKraft, from Discount School Supply. You;ll find these on several gift sites, but the price is lowest here. Kids have fun frying the pretend latkes and “lighting” each candle.
Need more ideas? Check out all my past Hanukkah gift picks.