Seriously cool Hanukkah gifts for kids. No latke jokes.

Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Handmade hanukkah waldorf dolls

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.

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Handmade Hanukkah waldorf dolls

We can imagine our kids spending hours playing with these little guys, making up stories, and figuring out just who they are. ($24 at Zooble)

If item is sold out, convo the artist for a custom order!

Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Kids Hanukkah menorah handmade tangram puzzle

Kids Hanukkah menorah handmade tangram puzzle

We are seriously impressed by the craftsmanship and design of this clever menorah. It’s a wonderful gift for older kids, or get it for the whole family and let the kids take turns creating new shapes and designs with it each night.¬†¬†($209 at Studio Armadillo)

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Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Gold Sheffa Abundance necklace | Cool Mom Picks indie shop

Gold Sheffa necklace

The Hebrew word for “abundance” makes this necklace the perfect sentiment¬†for a special girl on Hanukkah who’s ready for more grownup jewelry. ($65 at the Cool Mom Picks indie shop)
Update: Regretfully, the shop is no longer in operation. We hope you’ll find other cool stuff you love throughout our site.

Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Personalized name pillow wall hanging

Personalized name pillow wall hanging

Have a baby’s Hebrew name preserved as this lovely handmade wall hanging. It comes in lots of colors, but the blue is elegant and timeless for boys or girls. ($60 at Modern Tribe)

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Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: This is Israel by Miroslav Sasek

This is Israel  book

First published in 1962, this classic by Miroslav Sasek includes the beautiful original illustrations, but now includes updates that help older children understand the differences between Israel now and then. Also included in our roundup of the coolest travel books for kids.   ($11.96 at Amazon)

Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Personalized giant Hanukkah cookies

Personalized giant Hanukkah cookies

For when you’re over chocolate gelt. As if. ($24.95 at Williams-Sonoma)


Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: peg doll necklace

Hanukkah peg doll necklace

There’s a boy available as well. Because, this shop is awesome. ($15 at Zooble)

Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Star wooden dreidels

Star wooden dreidels

Should you not be able to find your dreidels in time for Hanukkah every year like us (ahem), you can replace them with these affordable options or add to a collection. ($3 at Modern Tribe)

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Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Dreidel leggings

Dreidel leggings

Kitchy is in. As if it ever went out for us. ($28 at Midrash Manicures)


Hanukkah Gifts for Kids: Menorasaurus Rex menorah

Menorasaurus Rex menorah

Sadly, these super popular and extremely awesome menorahs won’t be ready in time to light the candles the first night. We’d still order one, just to be sure we had it in time for next year, snap a photo, and create an IOU as a gift your kids will be psyched to get a few weeks late. ($85 at The Vanilla Studio)