With Hanukkah coming up December 18, it’s time to share some of the best Hanukkah gifts for kids in 2022 — that actually are Hanukkah gifts. Because this year, more than previous years, a lot of us are really thinking about what it means to be Jewish and to celebrate Hanukkah, how to talk to our kids about it, and how to practice and preserve the traditions and rituals that are important to us.

Of course you can always shop a coveted 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 carefully curated to be reflective of Hanukkah.

There has been no compensation in exchange for our gift recommendations. Every gift has been determined editorially by our team.

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Fortunately this year, we have a little more time to shop for Hanukkah gifts than last year! And no Thanksgivukkah madness either, but still, not a bad idea to get those orders in so they’re wrapped in ready in time for the very first hyper-competitive dreidel cage match.

Or is that just our home?

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Hanukkah gifts 2022: dreidel Helvetica Tee by Alef Designs
Dreidel Helvetica Shirt
($24.25, 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.

Hanukkah gifts 2022: Modern Tzedakah box featuring Miriam, with proceeds supporting the ACLU
Modern Hanukkah Tzedakah Box
$88, Emily Rosenfeld

Teaching kids to give is a gift all in itself. And with this gorgeous handmade tzedakah box, 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 for kids and adults in her Etsy shop — get browsing!

Free monthly subscription of Jewish books for kids 0-12 from PJ Library | Best Hanukkah gifts of 2022
A Free Jewish Storybook Subscription
(Yes, free! PJLibrary.org)

This organization devoted to global cultural literacy partners with philanthropists and Jewish communities worldwide to deliver curated, award-winning storybooks (like Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand, shown here) and activities for kids from birth through age 12 each month. Free. In fact they’ve gifted 50 million books to children over the years, and your kids can be among them. (Photo courtesy of PJ Library)

 

Mini magen star rose gold glitter earrings | Cool Hanukkah gifts 2022
Mini Glitter Magen Star Earrings
($20, Ariel Tidhar)

There’s a lot to love at this independent artist shop of jewelry, accessories and housewares, but these “mini magens” make a stunning little Hanukkah gift for earring-wearers of any age.

 

Hanukkah gifts for kids 2022: Cookie DO's Hanukkah gift box of...cookie dough. Yum.
Cookie DŌ Hanukkah Cookie Gift Pack
($56, Goldbelly)

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.

Hanukkah Dreidel PopIt Fidget Toy: Best Hanukkah Gifts for Kids 2022
Dreidel Popit Fidget Toy
$7.39 on sale, Amazon

I have a teen who’s obsessed with these — don’t assume it’s just a Hanukkah gift for toddlers and little kids!

 

Ukraine solidarity bracelets benefitting ASYA | Best Hanukkah gifts of 2022
Ukraine Silk Solidarity Bracelet
($19.99, Modern Tribe with MAS Designs Jewelry)

So many Ashkenazi jews hail from Ukraine, and even those who don’t feel solidarity with those persecuted
and attacked on their own homeland, and are forced to fight or flee. 100% of this collab goes to the AFYA Foundation
of America to supply medical providers caring for wounded soldiers and civilians in Ukraine.

 

Paint your own dreidel marzipan cookie set: Coolest Hanukkah gifts for 2022
Paint Your Own Dreidels Marzipan Cookies
($48, Modern Tribe)

From Marzipops, I love this Hanukkah gift for kids that lets them flex their creativity, and eat it too.
Or go simple with the classic marzipan dreidel cookies.

Related: 8 handmade Hanukkah cookie recipes that make wonderful homemade gifts


Cool Hanukkah gifts for 2022: Argyle dreidel apron for kids
Argyle Dreidel Hanukkah Apron
($24.95, American Jewish History Museum Store)

Prefer making your own cookies? Keep things (a little) less messy with this fun apron.

Best Hanukkah gifts 2022: Donation to Bend the Arc to help create social justice + equity in America
A tribute donation to Bend the Arc
(Photo via @bendthearc on Instagram)

For kids lucky enough to have all they need, a creative Hanukkah gift idea: a donation in their name to the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on progressive social change across the United States. Bend the Arc is building solidarity with all who are impacted by antisemitism and white nationalism to help heal the world, and create a more equitable future for everyone. It’s also one of the very top-rated Jewish charities on CharityWatch.


Hanukkah gifts for kids: Dreidel Roulette Game
Dreidel Roulette Game + Chocolate Gelt Bag
$19.95, Amazon, $5, Dylan’s Candy Bar

Ready to up the stakes a bit from mere spinning? Here, dreidel meets…roulette. Just add gelt.

 

Hanukkah activity set for kids: So fun!

Hanukkah Activity Set
($36, Super Smalls)

Kids from 3 to about 10 will love painting their own ceramic Menorah with the included paints. And hey — stickers!

 

Hanukkah gifts 2022: Hebrew wisdom in a parody of the classic Magic 8 Ball
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. Great Hanukkah gift for hard-to-shop-for teens, too.

Related: 18 of the best tech gifts for teens, according to actual teens

Cozy Hanukkah socks: Best Hanukkah gifts 2022
2-pack cozy Hanukkah socks
($10, Nordstrom)

Would definitely wear more than 8 nights.

 

Hanukkah gifts for kids 2022: Rebecca American Girl Doll and her Hanukkah outfit
American Girl Doll: Rebecca Rubin and Hanukkah Outfit
($151 for doll, book and accessories + $44 for Hanukkah Outfit)

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

Related: The coolest gifts for 8 year-olds 

 


Hanukkah fair isle pattern pajamas: cool Hanukkah gifts for kids (and adults) 2022
Fair Isle Hanukkah Pajamas
($36, Modern Tribe)

Holiday pajamas can be for Hanukkah too! Besides, the kids can wear these for 8 nights in a row, right? Sizes from 0-16, plus adult

Hamsa charm necklace: Cool Hanukkah gifts 2022
Hamsa Charm Necklace
($40, Jewish Museum Shop, or $32 for members)

It  brings the wearer happiness, protection, and luck, and this one made by one of our favorite indie designers, Atsuyo and Akiko,

Hanukkah gifts 2022: Funny Marzipan Cookie Gift Box
Marzipops Hanukkah marzipan cookies
$58, Modern Tribe

Teens and adults will get the references, younger kids will just scarf down the marzipan.

Hanukkah gifts 2022 for kids: Queen to the Rescue tells the story of Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah

Children's books for Hanukkah: Lila Tov + Eric Carle's 8 Nights of Hanukkah

Children’s Books for Hanukkah
(Prices vary online, or shop your local indie bookseller or Jewish Museum gift shop)

Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah
Nancy Churnin’s book about one of the lesser known sheroes of the world is a wonderful Hanukkah gift for kids.

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.

My Hanukkah Book of Opposites
This beautifully illustrated book for early readers is one of many great Hanukkah gift books available on the PJ Library Amazon storefront

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

 

Hanukkah gifts 2022: Ahava / Love Hebrew necklace by Sima G
Tiny Ahava Love Necklace
($35, Sima G)

All you need is ahava.

 

Hanukkah gifts 2022 for kids: Happy llamakah soap (ha)
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.

 

Hanukkah gifts 2022: Angel Food Baker's Happy Hanukkah Donut Letters

Happy Hanukkah Donuts from Angel Food Bakery
($89.95, Goldbelly)

The beloved Minneapolis bakery will score you big gift-giving points for this one!

 

Best Hanukkah gifts for kids: Can't go wrong with an Amazon gift card

Amazon gift card for Hanukkah
(Varies, Amazon – but try multiples of $18)

Because even if you don’t know what the kids want for Hanukkah, they sure do.
Psst.. gift cards to local shops are even better. Find their favorite.

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