ICYMI, Hanukkah is early this year. Like, you-should-start-Hanukkah-gift-shopping-right-now early this year, as the first night is Sunday, November 28, 2021 (yes, it’s basically Thanksgivukkah all over again). But if you’re not quite in the Hanukkah 2021 spirit yet, don’t worry — shopping will help! Here’s a definitive guide of the best, and kitsch-iest, gifts you can buy for everyone on your list:
Clothes and accessories
This mask is a gift that is 100% festive and will help keep your loved ones healthy. So in a way, it’s a gift for you, too!
So these are ostensibly jammies. BUT, the fact that they’re called “loungewear” means you can wear them all day guilt-free! Win!
Who can resist anything “Ted Lasso” and Brett Goldstein related?
We’ve all seen this Boho design before, right? On its own: tired, boring, overdone. But turning it into a menorah for Hanukkah? Innovative. Genius. A work of art.
One can absolutely never have enough Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorabilia. (May her memory be a blessing.)
So anyone in your life, regardless of gender, can be the bad bitch that Jewish baseball star Joc Pederson wants them to be.
Glittery dreidels? Yes please!
The perfect earrings for any bubbe or bubbe-in-training.
Everyone has a Star of David necklace — stand out with these studs! Besides, who doesn’t love a pop of color?
The holiday season is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, and “The Matzah Ball” is the Hanukkah Jewish romance of your dreams!
There’s so much we could say about Jewish writer Qian Julie Wang, but in short: She’s absolutely remarkable and her memoir is a must-read.
If you love Jewish celebs, this book is for you. As Seth himself says, “I talk about my grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, bar mitzvahs, and Jewish summer camp, and tell way more stories about doing drugs than my mother would like.”
Home and decor
This Hanukkah, give someone special in your life the gift of an organized schedule AND a new photo of Zoë Kravitz every month. Heck, why not give one to yourself? You deserve it.
Florals for Hanukkah? Groundbreaking.
The Yiddish song “Hey Hey, Daloy Politsey” or (“Hey Hey, Down with the Police”) has its roots in 20th century Russia and most likely originated from Jewish labor protestors or anarchists who did not trust the government and police due to pogroms.
Because everyone needs a little love in their home.
As you may or may not know, we at Alma decided to have a Nora Ephron autumn. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate Nora Ephron well into winter, too. This mug is perfect for all the hopeless romantics in your life.
Attention all Jewitches or spiritually curious Jews: You need these cards.
This gift combines succulents with Jewish pride in an extremely beautiful way. Plus, according to the seller, “each frame is hand-made, one at a time in Papa’s wood shop,” so you know this baby is made with freaking love!!!
You don’t have to pretend you’re getting this for a niece, nephew or younger sibling. We know you’re getting it for yourself. It’s OK — we are, too.
Gingerbread is undeniably delicious, and now you don’t have to celebrate Christmas to have some! Or, if you’re part of an interfaith family, this Hanukkah gingerbread house could be a tasty way to combine holiday traditions.
This black tea with hints of apricot, nuts and cinnamon will be perfect for a cozy evening by the menorah.
Not going to lie, we kind of wish this sweater came in human sizes, too.
The seller’s description of this item is “Donut let your cat be jelly, let them have their own sufganiyot,” and we think that’s beautiful.
What are the odds that your furry friend will hate wearing this? Probably extremely high. But it will be oh so worth it and oh so Instagrammable.
Let’s just say what we’re all thinking: Catnip gets cats high. And now, your cats can get high as a little Hanukkah treat.
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