With Hanukkah coming up November 28, it’s time to share some of the best Hanukkah gifts for kids in 2021 — that actually are Hanukkah gifts.
And yes, that’s November 28. As in this month! While it’s not quite the Thanksgivukkah madness we went through way back in 2013, it’s time to get those orders in so you can be sure to have Hanukkah gifts for the kids wrapped and ready in time the very first hyper-competitive dreidel cage match.
(Or is that just our home?)
Of course you can always shop a favorite toy, game, or any other wish-list item for Hanukkah — check our guide to the year’s top gifts for kids by age for plenty of inspiration. But here you’ll find creative Hanukkah gift ideas for kids of all ages that are sweet, funny, thoughtful, or meaningful — and all specifically reflective of Hanukkah.
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20 Hanukkah gifts for toddlers, teens, and kids of all ages
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Dreidel Helvetica Shirt
$22.45, Alef Design
I’m always a fan of clever Hanukkah shirts that don’t lean on bad puns.
Of course if our kids wrote it, it would say Gimel & Gimel & Gimel & Gimel.
Cookie DŌ Hanukkah Cookie Gift Pack
If they’d rather eat the dough than the finished cookies, this is the perfect Hanukkah gift for kids.
So sweet, it really will last 8 nights.
Dreidel Popit Fidget Toy
I have a teen who’s obsessed with these — don’t assume it’s just a Hanukkah gift for toddlers and little kids!
Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah
($18.75, Amazon or ask your local indie bookstore for a copy)
Nancy Churnin’s book about one of the lesser known sheroes of the world is a wonderful Hanukkah gift for kids.
Paint Your Own Dreidels Marzipan Cookies
($37.50, Modern Tribe)
From Marzipops, I love this Hanukkah gift for kids that lets them flex their creativity, and eat it too.
Ready to up the stakes a bit from mere spinning? Here, dreidel meets…roulette. Just add gelt.
Jewish Wisdom Fortune Teller
$24, Modern Tribe
If you’re shopping for a tween or teen, I’m laughing so hard at this satirical adaptation of the Magic 8 Ball that sounds like every Bubbe and Zayde I know.
Modern Hanukkah Tzedakah Box
$88, Emily Rosenfeld
Proceeds help support the ACLU, so the giving begins before anyone has even added a coin to it.
She has so many other wonderful Hanukkah gift ideas in her Etsy shop too — get browsing!
If your favorite kid has been clamoring for an American Girl Doll, Rebecca’s 1924 story is a wonderful Hanukkah gift. You can even add the Menorah and Dreidel set. And of course, any AG would look terrific in that outfit whi
Kids Beaded Hamsa Bracelet
($45, Jewish Museum Shop)
It brings the wearer happiness, protection, and luck, and this one made by one of our favorite indie designers, Atsuyo and Akiko,
Keep the Han in Hanukkah Star Wars Card
($4, Vulgar Greeting Cards)
Way cooler than any card you can grab off the drugstore rack, guaranteed. Slip in a crisp bill, and you’ll make a kid’s day!
Dreidel Hanukkah Pajamas
$36, Jewish Museum Store
Holiday pajamas can be for Hanukkah too! Besides, the kids can wear these for 8 nights in a row, right?
Children’s Books for Hanukkah
(Prices vary online, or shop your local indie bookseller)
Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 8 Nights of Hanukkah board book
Did you know Eric Carle’s beloved caterpillar goes on some Hanukkah adventures too? Find this one from the Afikomen Judaica Bookstore.
Lila Tov Good Night
By grammy winning artist Mr G (Ben Gundersheimer) and illustrator Noar Lee Naggan, this stunning picture book is about the beauty of the natural worlds — though adults willl see the poignant story of a refugee family in search of a better life.
(Note you can also spend a bit more for an autographed copy of Lila Tov Good Night from Mr.G’s website
Tiny Ahava Love Necklace
$35, Sima G
All you need is ahava.
Happy Llamakah Vegan Soap
($12.53/ea, Jiro Soap)
Is it a bit of a stretch that the leaves each represent one flame on the menorah? A little. Will kids care? Not at all.
Marzipops Hanukkah marzipan cookies
$49.95, Modern Tribe
Teens and adults will get the references, younger kids will just scarf down the marzipan.
Hanukkah Town Skellington Tee
( $19.95, DJ Kopet)
I love DJ’s original fan art that turns the “Is it a Christmas or Halloween movie?” debate on its head with a third possibility.
Just note it comes in adult sizes.
Happy Hanukkah Donuts from Angel Food Bakery
The beloved Minneapolis bakery will score you big gift-giving points for this one!
Amazon gift card for Hanukkah
Because even if you don’t know what the kids want for Hanukkah, they sure do.