With additional reporting by Sara Goldstein

One of the most beautiful aspects of Hanukkah is the plethora of traditions that come with it. For some families, there's a menorah that has been in the family for generations. For others, it's the BEST latke recipe. And then, of course, there's the music, the games, the lights—it really is magical.

If gifts are a part of your traditions—whether it's one for the week or one each night—it can feel both special, and a little stressful to get it all organized. But we've got you!

This year, Hanukkah starts on November 28th and we've got your ultimate Hanukkah gift list so you can breeze through shopping, and spend time enjoying the Festival of Lights!

Shop the best Hanukkah gifts for kids of all ages below!


Dylan's Candy Bar


1. Mini Hanukkah Bear

A sweet treat, but make it cute! This adorable Hanukkah bear is stuffed with jelly beans, sour drops, chocolate candies and of course–milk chocolate gelt.


Kid Made Modern


2. Hanukkah Shrink Art Jewelry Kit

Keep them busy with a simple craft that’s fun and festive. This shrink art kit comes with supplies to make 18 different Hanukkah-themed baubles they can keep or give as gifts.



3. Kids Fluff Yeah Slides

It’s possible that without a global pandemic, furry slides may not have ever found their footing (heh). But hey, if these are the times we’re living in, we’re just gonna have to embrace it. Furry slides for everyone!


Hanna Andersson


4. Matching Hanukkah Pajamas

Outfitting the whole crew in matching holiday jammies is practically a mandate these days. We’re big fans of Hanna Andersson for their fun patterns and undeniable quality. Prices start at $35.20




5. Hanukkah Gingerbread House

Sure, you could mess around with royal icing and highly breakable crackers or you could enjoy your afternoon and pick up this magnetic set instead.



6. DIY Crystal Window Art

Let the light in through these pretty DIY suncatchers. With ten colors of meltable resin and three fun shapes, it makes for a cozy crafternoon.😉


Uncommon Goods


7. Squishy Gummy Bear Nightlight

What better gift to celebrate the Festival of Lights than a sweet little night light? These colorful pals light up with a press of their tummy and can stay on for an hour or indefinitely. (And if it gets them to stay in bed a little longer, consider it an extra miracle.)


Uncommon Goods


8. Handmade Felt Menorah

Start the festivities off by giving them their very own menorah to “light”—with none of the stress of actual candles. Made by Kyrgyzstan artists in a remote region of the country, it’s certain to become an instant family heirloom.




9. Knife & Peeler Set

Cutting, chopping and prepping fruits and veggies is a great way to get little ones involved in cooking the holiday’s traditional family recipes (with supervision of course). This set offers the real thing with safety measures that keep it age-appropriate.


Honest History


10. Magazine Subscription

Learning has never been so cool with this colorfully illustrated magazine that focuses on historical moments but makes them attainable and fascinating for our elementary school kids. They’ll give you a story of one historical figure and then gives kids the full context around who they were and what world they lived in. They explore topics like the race to space and the rivalry between Tesla and Edison. Individual issues start at $17.95


Barefoot Books


11. Build-a-Story Cards

I love everything that Barefoot Books publishes, and these cards are no exception. Designed for children age 3 to 10, these illustrated cards allow your child to piece together a story about community helpers like firefighters and superheroes. Educational, fun and inspirational, this deck of cards does it all.

Piecework Puzzles


12. Oy to the World

I just love the way a puzzle can magically bring the family together–especially during the holidays. This gorgeous 500 piece puzzle might take a bit more than eight nights, but who’s counting? Fire up the perfectly curated Spotify list that goes with it and get to work!


Tech Deck


13. Nyjah Skatepark

My son has been fiddling with these things for a solid twelve years now. The mini skateboards and skateparks from Tech Deck are strangely fun and addicting and require far fewer ER visits than the real thing.




14. Slapzi

This quick thinking matching game is a super fun addition to game night. There are several different ways to play, but they’re each simple, engaging and easy to learn. Just be the first to match your picture card to the clue card and you’ve won the round. But because “matching” is a loose term, get ready to think on your toes!


David A. Adler


15. ​'The Story of Hanukkah'

Retelling the amazing Hanukkah story is so important—and so fun! This beautifully illustrated book will capture the attention of everyone in the family, and will be sure to be part of your yearly traditions.


Pottery Barn Kids


16. Dreidel

The kids’ dreidel kit comes with everything you need for an evening of fun playing this historic and delightful game—dreidel, coins and a carrying case to keep it all together. Its BPA-free wood makes it an instant heirloom-quality piece you’ll treasure for years to come.


Winning Moves Games


17. No Stress Chess

From building cognitive skills like problem solving, critical thinking and concentration to improving memory and building confidence, chess is more than just a board game. And while it can obviously be played at a super high level, it’s not hard to get started with the basics. This innovative approach can teach even the youngest players (and their parents!) through a set of action cards to learn the moves and powers of each piece. As they get the hang of it, you can ditch the cards and play without them.




18. Yoga Mat

This bright and cheery yoga mat will inspire your little one to find their calm and flexibility—maybe right alongside you! It’s made specifically for children age 3 to 10, so they’ll fit perfectly (and be able to carry it on their own, too).


Air Fort


19. Inflatable Build-A-Fort

The Air Fort inflates in just 30 seconds—no building required—but it will entertain them for hours and hours. All you need is an air fan to get it going. Think of all the creativity and magic that will happen in this air fort. 2020, you’ve met your match.


Barefoot Books


20. ‘The Boy Who Grew Flowers’

It takes a lot for a children’s book to make me cry—and this one did it. The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a beautiful story about kindness, friendship and love that will leave you feeling all warm inside.




21. Purrble Calming Toy Companion

If your little one sometimes has trouble regulating their emotions and finding calm (and who doesn’t), they might love (and learn from!) the experience of helping Purrble calm down. This fuzzy lovey has a dynamic heartbeat that subsequently slows down after sensing cuddles from your kiddo.