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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 exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/15.
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!
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)
15% off with code CMP15FORHGG
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 great.ly shop is no longer in operation. We hope you’ll find other cool stuff you love throughout our site.
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)
15% off with code COOLMOM15
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)
Personalized giant Hanukkah cookies
For when you’re over chocolate gelt. As if. ($24.95 at Williams-Sonoma)
Hanukkah peg doll necklace
There’s a boy available as well. Because, this shop is awesome. ($15 at Zooble)
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)
15% off with code COOLMOM15
Kitchy is in. As if it ever went out for us. ($28 at Midrash Manicures)
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)