Great-Value Hanukkah Gifts
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25 Meaningful, Fun, and Indulgent Hanukkah Gifts for $20 or Less

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Great-Value Hanukkah Gifts
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Little Luxuries

Hanukkah gifts are often more practical than extravagant, but that doesn't preclude a little indulgence. Without going over the top, opt for everyday luxury items that are special but inexpensive. Because many families share gifts on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, keep the focus on small items that are meaningful, fun, and practical. These Hanukkah gifts will make an impression in an understated way that works for everyone on your gift list.

Small Batch Chocolate
Nunu

Small Batch Chocolate

Price: Starting at $8 from Nunu
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It's never a bad idea to give chocolate. Look to a small handmade-chocolate company with good ethical sourcing and practices — based in Brooklyn, but shipping its handcrafted assortments nationwide.

Handmade Candles
Traditions Jewish Gifts

Handmade Candles

Price: $13 at Traditions Jewish Gifts
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Giving handmade Shabbat candles is a small way to bring a little extra luxury into someone's home. These colorful candles come by the dozen, dipped and hand decorated in the ancient city of Safed in Israel.

Harney & Sons Holiday Teas
Harney & Sons

Harney & Sons Holiday Teas

Price: $20 from Harney & Sons
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Tea is an everyday indulgence especially suited to the colder seasons. One of the finest producers in the country offers a pair of premium teas in special seasonal flavors for the tea lover in your circle. You can also shop the company's extensive collection, which includes tins under $10, to find just the right match for a loved one.

Chili Chocolate Kahlua
Total Wine & More

Chili Chocolate Kahlua

Price: Around $14 at Total Wine & More
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An adults-only gift that packs a lot of punch. The drink's smooth and sweet flavors are delicious on their own, but also work well in hot or cold cocktails and in holiday baking. The high quality of the product, inexpensive price tag, and overall deliciousness make this a winner.

Menorah
Amazon

Menorah

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Price: $17 from Amazon
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The original symbol of Judaism, and one of the centerpieces of Hanukkah, a menorah is a must-have for anyone who wants to celebrate the holiday. This thoughtful and inexpensive gift is ideal for young people who may be starting to explore their heritage or living on their own for the first time. A silver-plated menorah can become a lifelong family heirloom that carries significance far beyond its dollar value.

Darn Tough Socks
Darn Tough

Darn Tough Socks

Price: Starting at $14 from Darn Tough
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Socks are a traditional Hanukkah gift, but they can get boring year after year, so opt for a colorful pattern. All Darn Tough socks are made in the United States and guaranteed for life — a cut above the usual cotton-poly blends of years past.

Truffle Oil
Williams Sonoma

Truffle Oil

Price: $25 at Williams-Sonoma
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Since Hanukkah is all about celebrating the festival of lights, which burned oil, a flavored cooking oil is in keeping with the theme. A gourmet truffle oil will be used time and again to put a special finishing touch on many meals. You could also give other flavors such as garlic- or herb-infused oils.

Cozy Throw
Amazon

Cozy Throw

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Price: $16 from Amazon
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A little bit of softness plays into the seasonality of the holiday time, and is a gift that keeps giving all season long. While there are plenty of expensive versions, this cozy throw gets an average 4.2 out of 5 averaged from thousands of reviews.

Purifyou Glass Water Bottle
Amazon

Purifyou Glass Water Bottle

Price: Starting at $17 at Purifyou
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A sleek and lightweight glass water bottle makes a practical yet special gift for just about anyone. This upgrade from a conventional plastic bottle is a great way to encourage loved ones to stay hydrated in style.

Decorative Oil Lamp
Amazon

Decorative Oil Lamp

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Price: $16 from Amazon
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Oil is a central theme of the Hanukkah story, which is why fried foods are traditional fare during the holiday. While simple, a decorative oil lamp is an on-trend gift that can come in handy all year round and has a deeper meaning.

Specialty Salts
The Spice & Tea Exchange

Specialty Salts

Price: $15 at The Spice & Tea Exchange
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Add a brilliant pop of flavor and even color to gourmet and everyday dishes over the holidays and afterward — a little goes a long way — with three samplers of gourmet sea salt: earthy Chardonnay Oak Smoked Sea Salt, Lime Frost Sea Salt, and a brilliant Merlot Sea Salt.

Candy-Filled Dreidels
Traditions Jewish Gifts

Candy-Filled Dreidels

Price: $2 at Traditions Jewish Gifts
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Simple dreidels are an expected gift every year for kids. Kick it up a notch with dreidels with candy inside, with one for each kid in the family (and maybe even the adult kids).

Gelt
Judaica

Gelt

Price: $11 from Judaica
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The iconic chocolate coins, coming in a pack of 24, are an easy and inexpensive small gift for one of Hanukkah’s nights, or if handing out gifts to a group of children.

A Winter Hat
Target

A Winter Hat

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Price: $15 from Target
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A cute beanie can become a winter accessory used every day to bring comfort and confidence to an outfit. This Target offering comes in four colors.

Mezuzah
Mezuzah Master

Mezuzah

Price: $20 from Mezuzah Master
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A mezuzah is a tiny scroll and holder Jewish people put at their door thresholds, inside and outside the house. This makes a particularly nice gift for young couples, students who are studying away from home, or anyone who has just moved.

An Oil Diffuser
Target

An Oil Diffuser

Price: Less Than $20 at Target
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Attractive oil diffusers are popular and inexpensive. They can be customized with whatever scent is desired and contribute micro amounts of moisture into the air, doubling as a small humidifier.

Homemade Hanukkah Cookie Cutters
Party City

Homemade Hanukkah Cookie Cutters

Price: $5 at Party City
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Homemade cookies are always a welcome gift during the holidays, and Hanukkah is no exception. Find a themed cookie-cutter set for making festive treats from a basic sugar-cookie recipe, copy a family favorite onto a recipe card, and spend a few more dollars on icing and sprinkles. Present it on a festive plate wrapped in colored cellophane from a dollar store to complete a special homemade gift.

Related: The 20 Best Classic Cookie Recipes

Hot Water Bottle With Cover
Amazon

Hot Water Bottle With Cover

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Price: $15 from Amazon
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Since Hanukkah falls during the coldest season of the year, practical seasonal gifts are especially popular. A hot water bottle comes with a soft fabric cover to provide a step up in comfort. It should come in handy for warming up cold sheets before crawling into bed and for snuggling when temperatures drop.

Hanukkah Dishtowel
Judaica

Hanukkah Dishtowel

Price: $7 from Judaica
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The recipient will appreciate a pretty and practical Hanukkah dishtowel with a lighthearted theme, not to mention how handy it will come in at holiday gatherings for years to come.

Slippers
American Eagle Outfitters

Slippers

Price: $18 from American Eagle Outfitters
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A good pair of slippers is an essential for cold winters, but if they are worn every day they need to be replaced every year. That makes Hanukkah an ideal time for gifting them to the entire family; midseason sales make it easy to find nice versions for little money — but you might not find anything cuter than these teddy bear or chicken versions (that are even machine washable).

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A Bottle of Wine

A bottle of wine is a classic way to show appreciation. The good news with wine is that you can find something that of high quality and that tastes great for less than $20. Opt for brands that are lesser known so the recipient can focus on the flavor and quality, not the price.

Related: How to Spot a Good, Cheap Bottle of Wine

Movie Tickets
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Movie Tickets

Encourage family or group of friends to enjoy the holiday season by spending time together. It may cost as much as $15 a person, but there are ways to save on movie tickets. This is an opportunity to bond over a shared experience (and get a jump on Oscar season).

Sufganiyot
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Sufganiyot

One of the most delicious aspects of Hanukkah is always the sufganiyot, or traditional jelly doughnuts. Chances are your hometown has a place or two that specializes in this holiday treat, although any jelly doughnuts will do in a pinch. A box of fresh doughnuts may not be the most expensive gift, but it will likely be the most popular once unwrapped.

Related: 25 Delicious Baked Goods From Around the Globe

Babka
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Homemade Babka

Half bread, half chocolate, a good babka is irresistible in its decadence without being too sweet. It takes just a few dollars of ingredients for each babka — make a few and hand them out as a holiday gift to families and friends.

Recipe: Food & Wine

Charitable Donation
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Charitable Donation

One of the cornerstones of Judaism is charitable giving. Donating in someone's honor is a loving way to show respect for common values and show young children how important and gratifying it is to give back to the community.