Those of us Hanukkah revelers have always had slimmer pickings when it comes to great modern music. But now Adam Sandler and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings have some great new company thanks to the Maccabeats, who are just out with Hasmonean: A Hamilton Hanukkah. If you have been loving Hamildolph as much as we all have, I think you’ll also dig this version of Lin Manuel Miranda’s opus, which happens to be a good history lesson too. Especially for those of you not quite as familiar with the backstory behind the Festival of Lights. Related: 8 of the most amazing printable Hanukkah coloring pages, one for each crazy night Oh and the...Read More
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Posted by Cool Mom Staff | Nov 9, 2016 |
← Previous: Thank You! Next: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Our Biggest and Best Ever! → Cool Hanukkah gifts for kids aren’t always easy to find. While there’s all the gifts throughout this guide that are perfect for Hanukkah, these all give a nice nod to the holiday in a very modern way. Don’t miss our $500 Etsy gift card giveaway to help support independent makers and designers. Visit our main holiday gift guide page for details. All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/16. Kid-friendly Waldorf Menorah Toy Do not set on fire. Just being clear. $48.50, Zooble Starry Sky Baby/Toddler Mocs Oh, we love these so much! But limited edition styles sell out fast at this shop. If these are gone, look for others. $60, Freshly Picked Tiny Love/Ahava Necklace What the world needs now. $28, Sima G Petite Hanukkah Cookie Set In two sizes, for big sweet tooths — and bigger ones. We’re sorry, but this item is no longer available. $12-36, Dylan’s Candy Bar Engraved Wooden Dreidels Grab a whole bunch for all the kids and get rid of those plastic ones for good. But love so many cool things at this shop! Plenty of Hanukkah gifts for kids to be found here beyond dreidels. | 10% off...Read More
Do you know how hard it is to find good free Hanukkah coloring pages for kids? Like, really hard. Who knew that tracking 8 of them down would be another Hanukkah miracle! I searched a long time to find what I think are some of the best Hanukkah coloring pages on the web, wanting them to be artful, nicely illustrated, not uploaded to virus-laden sites (oy) , and that don’t require you to watch 16 ads before having the ability to download. Tall order, but, I’ve found 8 great free options. Or, one for each night. (Above: Adult Hanukkah Mandala by Emerlye Arts) Best of all, some of...Read More
Posted by Cool Mom Staff | Nov 15, 2015 |
With Hanukkah starting so early this year (December 6, whoa!) it’s time to get a move on if you’re looking for cool Hanukkah gifts for kids. Fortunately, we can stretch them out over 8 nights though, so don’t panic if you don’t get some until the 11. Silver lining? While most of the kids’ gifts throughout this guide make great Hanukkah gifts, we think these in particular give a nice nod to the holiday specifically. Toss in some gourmet chocolate gelt and you’re good to go. All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in...Read More
8 of the best jelly donut recipes for Hanukkah. Or for anybody, anytime. Because donuts are non-denominational.
If you’re not Jewish, get ready to wish that you were: Jelly donuts are a traditional Hanukkah food. As in, you must eat them to celebrate the holiday or you get kicked out of the tribe. Okay, you don’t really have to eat them, but you can and should, and these delicious jelly donut recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers and editors are proof. By the way: no judgments if you make one of these jelly donut treats and don’t celebrate Hanukkah. If anything brings us together as one, it’s donuts. These Blackberry Jam and Custard Donuts (above &...Read More
Compared to last year (holy Thanksgivukkah!), it may seem like we have tons of time to prep for Hanukkah, but I have a feeling that the time will fly. Quickly. Before we know it, we’ll be on the hook for eight crazy nights of festivities and, probably Hanukkah gifts for your kids, too. Of course, all of the toys and gifts in this year’s Cool Mom Picks gift guide make great options, especially our ideas for Baby’s First Hanukkah if you have a new baby or toddler. But for older kids, I’ve tracked down these great Hanukkah gifts for kids...Read More
With 8 days of gift giving, Hanukkah is a time for creativity: Something they need, something they want, and so on and so forth until you get to something they can eat. These edible gifts for Hanukkah are a perfect addition to the holiday mix and also make great hostess and family gifts. There’s a tasty little treat in here for everyone, from big to small, silly to gourmet. Edible gifts for Hanukkah for kids Ugly Hanukkah Sweater Cookie Why should Christmas get all the ugly sweater fun? These adorable Ugly Hanukkah Sweater cookies are hysterical and, made...Read More
Posted by Cool Mom Staff | Nov 14, 2014 |
Whether you’re fans of giving 8 small gifts or one big one to celebrate Hanukkah, we love all of these cool gift ideas for baby’s first Hanukkah–high on the sentiment, easy on the kitsch. first hanukkah baby footprint art set ($39.95 at Niko and Lily) We cannot resist anything with baby footprints and handprints. Free first class domestic shipping with code HOLIDAYSHIP limited edition baby moccasins ($60 at Freshly Picked) Susan Petersen’s handmade moccasins have become wildly popular with good reason, and while there are tons of cool colors and designs, we can’t resist this stunning...Read More
Those of you who don’t celebrate may not know that before Christmas became the blockbuster that it is today, Chanukkah was a pretty quiet affair. And as hard as Chanukkah tries to keep up (at least in my house where we celebrate both holidays), it’s always a few steps behind Christmas. Until now. The Festival of Lights Chanukkah gift set from Vosges gourmet chocolates is swanky—and delicious—enough to make Chanukkah the winter holiday. At least that’s how eight days of chocolate makes me feel. Like everything that Vosages does, this gift set is beautifully designed. The lucite menorah, which I had the chance...Read More
With Hanukkah beginning in just a few days, we’ve rounded up some festive Hanukkah printables to decorate your home, including a few fun items to mark the once-in-a-lifetime merging of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. Or Thanksgivukkah. But, since Hankukkah lasts longer than turkey leftovers, we have plenty of more traditional decorations that will be ready for all eight nights. If you’ll be hosting the special Thanksgivukkah dinner, grab this downloadable Hanukkah chalkboard sign and hang it on your front door to greet your guests. Or, since it will be sent to you in three different sizes, you can also print...Read More
Yes, there’s always that “Baby’s First Hanukkah” bib that you’ll use for 8 nights, max. But we dug to help find gift ideas for your baby’s first Hanukkah that are just a wee bit cooler than some of the others. Hebrew letter blocks ($34, Uncommon Goods) Uncle Goose makes some of our favorite blocks, including a great foreign language selection. The Hebrew ones are perfect for baby — and could give her a leg up on identifying the Gimel on the dreidel quickly. Little Pim English/Hebrew DVD Set ($59.99, or $34.99 for Digital Download, Little Pim) The very...Read More
This year, zomg THANKSGIVUKKAH. I can’t believe I have to get ready for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah all at once, and I’m sure I’m not alone. So we’re kicking off the season with our mini guide of some of the best Hanukkah gifts for kids. While of course all the toys and games and gifts we feature on Cool Mom Picks make perfect Hanukkah gifts for any kid, these 15 are the special ones we’ve tracked down just for Hanukkah revelers. And only the cool stuff, promise. Hey, you can giftwrap while the pumpkin pie bakes. –Liz Engraved wooden dreidel ($3.50,...Read More
featured partner This year, with the first night of Hanukkah creeping up on us super early–November 27 to be exact–those of us who celebrate have to be extra organized to get Hanukkah and Thanksgiving ready all at the same time. Eek! [don’t miss a big limited time special offer below!] This is a great time to be locking down those Hanukkah cards, and we’re so happy that Expressionery has some simple, smart options that you can completely customize yourself in moments. You’ll find some simple, tasteful options including photo cards, invitations (love that Hanukkah Lights folded card, above) and...Read More
The potatoes are peeled, the menorah is polished and the kids are sniffing around for the gift stash. Yes, Hanukkah is kicking off and excitement is in the air. So we’ve got the perfect little Hanukkah craft project to keep the kids busy long enough for you to wrap those last few presents. We found this adorable little handprint menorah craft over at Kiwi Craft Studio. We have previously raved about this online craft resource, which is chock full of hundreds of ideas and activities. This one couldn’t be any simpler–a piece of paper, some finger paint and your cutie’s hands, and you...Read More
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too! This free printable Christmas Bingo Game from Say Yes to Hoboken will keep the kids busy while they’re counting down the days until the 25th. Clever! Want some fun ideas to help celebrate the holidays with kids? Love The A to Z Family Guide to the Holidays which includes some tips from our Editor, Liz! Our Holiday Tech Gift series is rolling out now and we have an amazing prize for one reader over on Cool Mom Tech! Need some more...Read More
Hanukkah is around the corner. That means it’s time to get our best latkes recipe on! The humble potato pancake is a traditional Hanukkah food loved by Jews and non-Jews alike, and with good reason. Who can resist crispy fried cakes of shredded potato and onion served with sour cream or applesauce? Certainly not me.But what if we veered off the traditional path? What if we maintain the basic principles of latke-making, but ditch the classic recipe, which calls for little more than potato, onion and egg? Then…magic, is what. Here are 7 amazing latkes recipes to prove it,...Read More
Hanukkah comes early this year, kicking of the Festival of Lights on December 8th (or the 25th of Kislev if you want to be technical about it). Which means for some gifts, you need to start getting ready now already (eek!). For parents that means planning, shopping and wrapping ahead of all the regular holiday madness. There is an additional challenge though. With an early calendar date it can be hard to get the kids as excited when their holiday doesn’t line up with that of all of their friends. Well, the oh-so-reliable CMP favorite Kiwi Crate has a plan...Read More
If you’re still scrambling for a little something to make your Hanukkah celebration a bit more dazzling and festive, Martha Stewart (of course) has the most amazing roundup of Hanukkah craft ideas. Here, just a few of my favorites that seem like you could manage to get together in time for latkes and your family’s Competitive Dreidel Deathmatch. For decked out dreidels (shown at top) just coat regular wooden ones in glue and dip in glitter. Plop them all into a big glass jar or vase and you’ve got a great centerpiece. [see more great Hanukkah craft and decor...Read More
We’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web. . . A truly “green” Christmas tree, made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles! If you still need a great tech gift, Kristen’s rounded up a few of her favorites. A dreidel made of marshmallow and chocolate? You’ll want to give these a spin. (via Steamy Kitchen) Karen Walrond’s list of gifts that give back remind us of the true meaning of the holidays. Loving this list of eight last-minute homemade Teachers Gifts at 4 Kids and More. Foodies and cooks: Check out this advent calendar full...Read More
Not to be dissing those chalk gold-wrapped coins with an actual chocolate content of about .03%, but if you’re going to treat your dreidel winners with sweets this Hanukkah, we’ve got a better idea. The Hanukkah chocolate disks from CMP fave Rogue Confections are just beautiful. There are two collections but I happen to love all these pretty menorahs. For 18 bucks you’ll get 6 gorgeous chocolate disks–your choice of dark, black or white–that make a fitting place setting treat at the table, or just a reward for the kids at the end of the party. These are not...Read More
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