By Andrea Zimmerman – Nov. 25, 2022
Best Hanukkah Gifts 2022: 75 Thoughtful Ideas For Everyone On Your List
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah starts on a different day each year — this year, the first night is the evening of December 18th.
There are, indeed, 8 crazy nights and for those not familiar with the holiday, there may be questions: Are you supposed to buy gifts for every single night — or just one, big gift to encompass all eight nights? Are the gifts supposed to be Hanukkah-related (i.e. dreidels, menorahs, etc.) or does anything go?
Short of Elves on the shelves, Christmas trees, or advent calendars, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to Hanukkah gifting: what really matters is the thought behind it. (Although certainly choosing to buy from Jewish designers and creators — a few who we've featured here — is always a nice, relevant touch.)
And in the spirit of celebrating miracles — what Hanukkah is all about — you certainly can't go wrong with donating to charities that support Jewish communities, especially amid the disturbing rise of antisemitism. JCSF Chicago or the Jewish Federations of North America are great options to contribute to.
Best Hanukkah gifts 2022: 75 thoughtful ideas for everyone on your list.
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