The inspiring story of the Maccabees is the focal point of every Hanukkah celebration. Each year, we gather to commemorate the miracle of the oil lasting eight days when it should have only lasted one. We can’t expect our own Hanukkah candles or menorahs to produce the same result, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hope. What better way to commemorate the festival of lights than with handcrafted Hanukkah gifts? These are some of the most stunning Hanukkah gifts to keep in mind this holiday season for adorning your Hanukkah dinner table.
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1. Leaves menorah made in Israel
This colorful menorah was handmade in Israel. Sitting lower to the ground than traditional menorahs, it’s easy to transport and less likely to be damaged during shipping.
2. Handmade, nature-inspired menorah
This menorah is inspired by nature with a modern twist, created using pure salt from Israel. It’s composed of nine different pieces that can be creatively stacked in different ways. In addition to a menorah, it can also be used as a pair of Shabbat candle holders or as a one-unit candle ornament.
3. Handmade ceramic menorah
This blue ceramic candle holder isn’t a traditional menorah, but rather hangs on the wall. It was made using porcelain and 24K gold luster and is adorned with floral and shell stamping motifs and Hebrew inscriptions. This gift is customizable and can be hand-painted to your specific tastes — including your preferred text — and delivered within five weeks.
4. Beeswax Hanukkah candles
These beeswax Hanukkah candles double as incense, with a refreshing honey scent. The candles were made by dipping wicks into melted beeswax, with no additional ingredients added. The package includes 44 candles that fit in any standard-sized menorah.
5. Regal-looking handmade Hanukkah menorah
This menorah is fit for a king — or a Macabee. With an ornate gold design that will catch a guest’s eye from across the room, this menorah was handcrafted in Israel and is well worth the steep cost.
6. Menorah ornament and wall hanging
This gift can serve as an ornament, wall hanging, stocking stuffer, or gift wrapping trim. The deep blue menorah with mustard yellow trim is approximately four inches and can be custom ordered in a variety of colors. No, it’s not a usable menorah, but it will certainly liven up your family room for the holidays.
7. Personalized Hanukkah candle
Who doesn’t love a personalized candle? This candle comes in an apothecary-style jar with a label featuring a menorah and Star of David in blue and gold. The “Happy Hanukkah” text will be displayed next to your personal message, which can be customized upon ordering. Sure, you might already have eight candles burning bright, but what’s one more? It’s the festival of lights, after all.
8. Happy Hanukkah wall hanging
Here’s one for the kids. This wall hanging allows you to “light” the candles by simply attaching one velcro flame each night. It hangs easily with a sturdy wooden dowel in a rod pocket and a small fabric hook, and comes with two storage pouches. There’s also a personalized version available.
9. Brass Hanukkah candle cups
These brass candle cups are a unique way to celebrate the holiday. Cups are sold individually and can be arranged however you wish. There is a hole in the bottom of each cup where they can be strung together.
Price: $8.95 per cup