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Meaningful, Fun, and Indulgent Hanukkah Gifts for $25 or Less

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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.


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Mezuzah
Mezuzah Master

Mezuzah

$20 and up from Mezuzah Master
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A mezuzah is a tiny scroll and holder to put at a 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.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Menorah
Amazon

Menorah

$22 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.


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Homemade Hanukkah Cookie Cutters
Party City

Homemade Hanukkah Cookie Cutters

$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.

Gelt
Judaica
Handmade Shabbat Candles
Traditions Jewish Gifts
Our Family Recipes Journal
Amazon
Hand Towel With Hebrew Blessing
Judaica

Hand Towel With Hebrew Blessing

$10 from Judaica
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The recipient will appreciate a pretty and practical hand towel with a Hebrew prayer, not to mention how handy it will come in at holiday gatherings for years to come.

Darn Tough Socks
Darn Tough

Darn Tough Socks

Price varies 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.


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Specialty Salt
The Spice & Tea Exchange

Specialty Salts

$3 and up 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.


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Hot Water Bottle With Cover
Amazon

Hot Water Bottle With Cover

$22 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.


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Chili Chocolate Kahlua
Total Wine & More

Chili Chocolate Kahlua

$19 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.


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Personalized Pet Pillow
Amazon
Storytelling Game
Amazon
Herb Scissors
Amazon

Herb Scissors

$13 from Amazon
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If one family member is stuck in the kitchen making latkes and other Hanukkah treats, consider a gift that makes their efforts a little easier. Cutting, dicing, and slicing are hard for some, even if hands are limber and knives sharp. These unusual five-blade scissors from RSVP make it easy to chop fresh herbs. More than 4,000 customers give the tool an average of 4.4 stars in reviews. The scissors are dishwasher-safe, and a silicone handle provides a comfortable grip.


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Monkey Vegetable Peeler
Amazon
Cozy Throw
Amazon
Purifyou Glass Water Bottle
Purifyou
Diffuser
Target

An Oil Diffuser

$15 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.