Your Definitive Hanukkah 2018 Gift Guide

Hanukkah is coming! This year it starts on the evening of Sunday, December 2, which means it’s high time to start shopping for gifts, if that’s your thing. Whether you’re looking for your friends, siblings, coworkers, baristas, or just yourself, here are some of our favorite finds this year.


Because nobody ever has enough jewelry, we found some very pretty (and Jewy) necklaces, rings, and more.

Gold Doughnut Necklace (Etsy, $28)

gold pink doughnut necklace

Doughnuts are a traditional Hanukkah food, so wearing a beautiful gold and pink doughnut necklace makes perfect sense, trust us.

Tree of Life Necklace (Etsy, $29)

tree of life necklace

The Tree of Life has always been a beautiful symbol in Judaism, but it takes on an even more powerful message following the tragedy in Pittsburgh.

Gold Diamond Hamsa Ring (Etsy, $189)

gold diamond hamsa ring

Okay so serious splurge alert, but this 14K gold/diamond hamsa wring is dainty and delicious. (I’m also very into this designer’s gold evil eye ring.)

This Too Shall Pass Hebrew Bracelet (Etsy, $30)

this too shall pass hebrew bracelet

For when things inevitably get hard, this is always a good reminder.

Moonphase Climber Earrings (Etsy, $14.96)

moonphase climber earrings

Don’t forget, we’re a lunar people.


For the person who has everything except Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired clothing items.

Super Diva Sweatshirt (Etsy, $26.99)

super diva sweatshirt ruth bader ginsburg

As seen on Ruth Bader Ginsburg during her notoriously difficult work-out routine.

Hanukkah Scrunchie (Etsy, $10)

hanukkah scrunchie

Speaking of RBG, this is the scrunchie that a rabbi sent her and that she promises she’ll wear year-round, so, same?

Tea Shirt (Etsy, $14.39)

tea shirt

Truly just can’t pass up a good pun.

Challah Leggings (Etsy, $40)

challah leggings

I’ve personally never seen anything challah-themed look so chic.

Just Be Nice Sweatpants (Etsy, $18.99)

just be nice sweatpants

Just be nice (while feeling cozy).

Home Decor

Make a house a home with these simple additions.

Smash the Patriarchy Banner (Etsy, $19.50)

smash the patriarchy banner

It’s not a party until someone smashes the patriarchy.

I Hate People Pillow (Etsy, $29.99)

i fucking hate people pillow

Say it with sequins!

What Would Ruth Bader Ginsburg Do Print (Etsy, $6.40)

wwrbgd wall art

It’s an important question we should be asking ourselves every day.

Bookstore Candle (Etsy, $18)

bookstore candle

This candle smells like the most magical place on earth.

Yay It’s You Welcome Mat (Etsy, $35.99)

yay it's you welcome mat

If you make your visitors feel welcome, there’s a higher chance they’ll bring wine.


Everyone thinks socks for Hanukkah is a lazy cop-out, but we are here to say socks are warm, comfy, and everybody needs them.

Velvet Socks (Etsy, $9)

velvet socks

The velvet craze is here to stay.

Larry David Socks (Etsy, $13.99)

larry david socks

Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Oy Vey Socks (Etsy, $13.99)

oy vey socks

Color Block Wool Socks (Amazon, $9.99)

wool socks

I mean, how cozy do these look?

Women’s Holiday Gift Box (Bombas, $65)

bombas holiday socks

This is not a paid ad, but the staff of Alma is very obsessed with Bombas socks — they are high quality and comfy and for every pair you purchase, they donate a pair to someone in need. Which brings me to…

Giving Back

Shopping with a side of charity, these business donate a portion (or all!) of their proceeds to great causes.

Girls Support Girls Pin (Shrill Society, $11)

girls support girls pin

Shrill Society is a female-owned business, and a portion of all proceeds from the site go to Planned Parenthood and a growing list of other organizations.

Hormonal Sweatshirt (Bulletin, $39)

hormonal sweatshirt

10% of all of Bulletin’s proceed go to Planned Parenthood NYC.

Charity Pot (Lush, $7.95)

lush charity pot

With every purchase of Charity Pot, Lush donates 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.

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