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Our Official Wedding Gift Guide

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What Gift Do You Give at a Jewish Wedding?

As the summer heats up, our calendars start filling with weddings and celebrations and our heads start spinning with worry over finding the perfect gifts.

Between MyJewishLearning’s editors, we’ve gone to enough weddings (both our own and others’) to be able to give some advice. So we’ve gotten together to share the most successful gifts we’ve given and received. We hope our picks can ease your gift-giving angst!

 

Friday Night Essentials

Shabbat begins with candle-lighting and the accompanying blessings and rituals, which present great opportunities for useful gifts.

Candlesticks Corkscrew Kiddush Fountain Challah Cover

Crystal Tango Candlesticks ($76.48)

Lever-style rabbit corkscrew ($49.99)

Kiddush fountain with 9 cups ($153)

Handpainted Challah Cover ($29)

Keeping an Easy and Organized Kitchen

Another genre of wedding gifts that we’re fond of giving (and, yes, receiving) are those that ease food preparation and kitchen organization—which is especially important if the couple will be keeping a kosher kitchen.

Cutting Boards Dutch Oven Slow Cooker Food Processor

Fun Set of 3 Cutting Boards ($24.99)

Lodge Red Dutch Oven ($45)

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker ($24.99)

Black & Decker 8-cup Food Processor ($35.62)

Judaica To Round Out a Jewish Home

Whether the newlyweds are looking forward to hosting Passover seders or they’re going to be having guests for Hanukkah, now is a great time to help them build up their Judaica collection.

Seder Plate Menorah Etrog Box Mezuzah

Unique Israeli Seder Plate ($135)

Contemporary Crystal Hanukkah Menorah ($100)

Yair Emanuel Wooden Etrog Box ($53)

Lovebirds Mezuzah ($104)

Cookbooks

Filled with brand-new dishes and cookware, a newlyweds’ kitchen is a great place to experiment with recipes. Here are some of our top picks:

Whole Foods Cookbook Jerusalem Cookbook Modern Menu Cookbook Kosher Baker Cookbook

The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen ($31.96)

Jerusalem: A Cookbook ($24.67)

The Modern Menu ($25.96)

The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy ($22.98)

We hope our guide helps you navigate through the whirlwind that is wedding season.

And since MyJewishLearning, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations and revenue-raising, we’ll receive a percentage of the proceeds of any purchase you make using our links.

Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a hearty “mazel tov,” from all of us.

Posted on June 21, 2013

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