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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 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.

Handmade Candles
Traditions Jewish Gifts

Handmade Candles

$15 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.


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Cozy Throw
Amazon
Candy-Filled Dreidels
Traditions Jewish Gifts

Candy-Filled Dreidels

$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).

Truffle Oil
Williams Sonoma

Truffle Oil

$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.


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Diffuser
Target

An Oil Diffuser

$16 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.


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Menorah
Amazon

Menorah

$24 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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Darn Tough Socks
Darn Tough

Darn Tough Socks

$21 and up 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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Hot Water Bottle With Cover
Amazon
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Small Batch Chocolate

$5 and up from Vosges Haute-Chocolat
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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.


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Chili Chocolate Kahlua
Total Wine & More

Chili Chocolate Kahlua

$22 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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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.

Specialty Salts
The Spice & Tea Exchange

Specialty Salts

$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.


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Hand Towel With Hebrew Blessing
Judaica

Hand Towel With Hebrew Blessing

$9 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.

Purifyou Glass Water Bottle
Purifyou

Purifyou Glass Water Bottle

$18 and up 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.


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Gelt
Judaica
Personalized Pet Pillow
Amazon
Storytelling Game
Amazon
Our Family Recipes Journal
Barnes & Noble
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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