29 Hanukkah gifts for everyone on your list

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  • This year Hanukkah begins on December 10 and ends on December 18. If you or someone you know is celebrating, you'll probably need to find a gift to give over the course of the eight nights.
  • We rounded up the best Hanukkah gifts that anyone on your list will love, from techy gadgets to party games and classy cookware. 
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If you've ever heard Adam Sandler's festive anthem "The Chanukah Song," you know that "instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights." 

While the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah isn't rooted in gifting, it's become commonplace to give gifts over the course of the holiday. Some may choose to give and receive gifts on all eight nights while others may choose to do just one; some may have traditions of giving lots of small, stocking stuffer-like trinkets, while others may gift big-ticket items. There's no right or wrong way to go about Hanukkah gifting, but with the holiday right around the corner, now is a good time to think about what you're going to give those in your life who celebrate. 

To make it easy, we rounded 29 Hanukkah gifts that work for everyone on your list. From luxury beauty products they can take on their next vacation to fun games that'll add excitement to their holiday parties, we've got you covered with plenty of gift ideas.

The top 5 best Hanukkah gifts:

  1. A Hanukkah-scented Homesick candle ($22.50)
  2. A menorah shaped like a dinosaur ($49)
  3. A cozy cashmere sweater from Naadam ($75)
  4. A funny T-shirt inspired by their favorite Jewish foods (from $22.95)
  5. A duo of unisex luxury fragrances ($85)

Keep reading for 29 of the best Hanukkah gifts anyone will be happy to receive:

A candle inspired by holiday delicacies

Homesick Hanukkah Candle, available at Homesick, $22.50

Layered with notes of butter, apple, and potato, this candle will take them back to Hanukkah parties spent celebrating with loved ones, with fresh potato latkes and jelly doughnuts frying. If you want to add some humor, go for the Jewish Christmas option instead. Notes of butter, popcorn, and clove will remind them of their favorite Christmas Eve tradition — Chinese food and a movie — every time they light the candle.

Homesick's recently released Latkes and Lights candle also captures the Hanukkah spirit, but this version is a bit more affordable with similar notes.

A set of high-quality olive oils

The Duo, available at Brightland, $74

The fresh flavors of Brightland's quality olive oils are perfect for frying up some latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and all of the other dishes they enjoy year-round. 

A fun menorah

Dinosaur Menorah, available at Etsy, $39

You can't go wrong with some Judaica, especially when it's as fun as this menorah shaped like a dinosaur. In the off-season, it makes for a cute piece of decor. 

A cocktail recipe book filled with holiday-inspired beverages

Gather Around Holiday Cocktail Recipes, available at W&P, $20

Filled with all sorts of unique recipes inspired by a range of holidays, this recipe book will spur their cocktail creativity. A "Liquid Latke" drink and a menorah filled with shots of rum are just a few of the beverages perfect for their Hanukkah party. 

Hanukkah's take on the advent calendar

Sugarfina Eight Nights of Light Candy Tasting Collection, available at Neiman Marcus, $20

If they've always wanted to partake in the advent calendar holiday tradition, their time has come. Sugarfina has loaded this gift box with eight surprise treats — one for each night of Hanukkah (but if they're not one for surprises or have dietary restrictions, you can find what's included in the product description on Neiman Marcus' site). 

Latkes from the best of the best

Russ & Daughters Latkes, 12-pack, available at Goldbelly, $28

When it comes to Jewish delis, a handful of names have garnered celebrity status — Russ & Daughters is certainly one of them. If they're feeling bold, they can try the recipe themselves and see how the homemade latkes stack up.

A mini waffle maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, $9.99

Revive leftover latkes with this compact waffle maker. They can just put them in for a few minutes for a crispy, crunchy, potato waffle. And, they can use it for real waffles too. 

A retro-looking wireless speaker

Marshall Stockwell II Portable Speaker, available at Amazon, $173.37

Vintage aesthetics paired with modern technology make this a unique piece that looks and sounds great. It's small enough to take on the go, a single charge has over 20 hours of playback, and it's water-resistant, making it a nice addition to pool parties, picnics, and all kinds of activities. 

A hilarious game for holiday parties

What Do You Meme?, available at Amazon, $29.99

The holidays mean lots of time spent with family and friends. Give them a fun card game that's sure to provide ample laughs — they'll be the holiday party hero. 

Sustainable and affordable cashmere

Essential Cashmere Sweater, available at Naadam, $75

At just $75, Naadam's Essential Cashmere Sweater is a luxury that won't break the bank. Naadam calls the sweater "heavenly soft" and Insider Reviews senior reporter Mara Leighton agrees, making this a cozy piece anyone will love to receive. 

A plush blanket for cold nights

Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw, available at Nordstrom, $39.50

Nothing says holidays like cuddling up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and some cozy accessories to keep them warm. This plush throw is the perfect addition to their cold-weather rituals. 

A comfortable travel pillow

Trtl Pillow, available at Amazon, $24

Are they planning on (safely) traveling for the holidays? If so, they'll appreciate this smart travel pillow. Small and compact, the Trtl Pillow wraps around their neck like a scarf but provides serious support, so they can actually get some sleep on the go. 

A great read

"Educated" by Tara Westover, available at Amazon, $14.98

Give them a page-turner to add some excitement to their holiday. "Educated" has received consistent praise since its release two years ago, but there are plenty of other great books you can find on Amazon whether you want to go with a hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or audiobook version. 

A small smart speaker

Echo Dot (3rd generation), available at Best Buy, $29.99

Whether they're tech experts or novices, they'll love the small but mighty Echo Dot. It's a great speaker for its size, and they can use it to create a smart home system or add to their pre-existing setup. A newer version of the Echo Dot was recently released, but the 3rd generation is more affordable and comparable in quality.

A stylish and practical desk accessory

Smartphone Vase, available at Uncommon Goods, $32

This ceramic phone dock is an elegant way to keep their important tech within arm's reach while they work. The vase can be used to add some greenery to their desk, or to store pens, pencils, and other small office goods. 

A Disney+ subscription

Subscribe for $6.99/month or $69.99/year

It gives you unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.

And if you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A really nice water bottle

Hydro Flask 32-ounce Wide Mouth Bottle, available at L.L. Bean, $39.95

Hydro Flask's signature double-wall vacuum insulation will keep their hot beverages hot and their cold ones cold for hours. With 18-, 32-, 40-, and 64-ounce options, there's a right size of this trending water bottle for everyone. 

A camera that makes instant memories

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, available at B&H Photo, from $49.95

Smartphones may have taken away the need for cameras for the most part, but there's still something fun about getting to snap pictures on a camera and watch them develop. With this small Fujifilm instant camera, they can snap away and get their physical prints on the spot. 

Nice socks that give back

Bombas Socks, available at Bombas, from $10.50

Socks are an underrated, but seriously important part of any wardrobe. Bombas has mastered the art of the sock with its thoughtful details and design. While pricier than most socks, for every pair of Bombas sold, the brand donates a pair to a homeless shelter — something you can feel good about, especially over the holiday season. 

A convenient port that takes away the pain points of charging electronics

Elago 3-in-1 Charging Hub, available at Amazon, $24.99

Three devices, but just one outlet? That's no longer an issue with this charging hub, which has enough room for all of their most-used electronics. 

A custom reel viewer filled with their favorite memories

Create Your Own Reel Viewer, available at Uncommon Goods, from $14.95

The ultimate in nostalgia, this grown-up version of the classic reel viewer makes a sweet, personal gift. Fill the reel with snapshots of their favorite memories that they'll love to flip through for years to come. 

A unique cooking kit

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $40

Give them the chance to create their own condiments with this hot-sauce-making kit. It's filled with bottles, labels, and all the special ingredients they need to make the spicy sauces. 

A travel set of luxe scents

Le Labo Fragrance Discovery Set, available at Nordstrom, $85

This limited edition set from Nordstrom features four of Le Labo's most popular unisex scents in travel sizes made for when you need a fresh scent on the go.

Shirts inspired by their favorite Jewish foods

Boots Tees Hanukkah Shirts, available at Etsy, from $22.95

Ugly Christmas sweaters get most of the spotlight around the holidays, but these funny tees are a great Hanukkah-appropriate alternative. The shirts are inspired by beloved Jewish dishes, like brisket, challah, and matzo balls, and are sure to give them a laugh. 

A small gadget that cooks eggs quickly

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, available at Amazon, $19.99

Whether they like their eggs poached, boiled, scrambled, or in omelet form, egg lovers can make their favorite preparations with this small gadget. All they have to do is choose their preparation, set the timer, and their breakfast will be ready in a flash. 

A mug inspired by their favorite franchise

The Child Mug, available at Williams Sonoma, $14.95

The highly anticipated second season of the Mandalorian has arrived, marking a year since Baby Yoda (or The Child) took the world by an adorable storm. This mug pays homage to the little legend, but if they're partial to the dark side, Williams Sonoma also has you covered with a Darth Vader option. 

Relaxing and detoxifying bath salts

Herbivore Botanicals Natural Soaking Bath Salts, available at Nordstrom, $18

Who doesn't love to relax? These calming bath salts make a great gift for anyone on your list. Inside there's vanilla, ylang ylang essential oil, and Himalayan pink salt crystals, which will soothe the body and flood the room with a calming scent. 

A journal they'll use for years to come

One Line a Day Journal, available at Amazon, $10.25

This little journal will eventually hold five year's worth of memories. Each date in the diary has five blank spaces (one for each year) that they can fill with random musings, ideas, and memories. Even after five years pass, this will be a fun keepsake they can look back at. 

An armband that keeps their important belongings safe while they run

Tribe Water Resistant Armband Case, available at Amazon, $14.98

Runners and fitness enthusiasts will appreciate this practical gift. The armband keeps their important things like a phone and set of house keys nearby and secure. Plus, it can fit just about any phone. 

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