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Our 2014 Delicious High Holiday Gift Guide

Apple cake
The High Holidays—like many Jewish holidays—are a foodie’s delight. Whether we’re feasting on Rosh Hashanah or abstaining—and then feasting—on Yom Kippur, it’s safe to say that many people’s experience of the holiday season is replete with delicious nosh. And the foods are rich with symbolic meaning.

With the holidays approaching, you might be wondering what kinds of gifts are appropriate to give to family members, friends, and dinner hosts. Since everyone loves a gift they can eat, we’ve pulled together this gift-giving FAQ with help from our friends at Kosher Gift Box.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 24, Yom Kippur at sundown on October 3 and Sukkot on October 8. So nosh fast!

What are some basic gift items you recommend?
Since we’re talking edible gifts here, we dig Kosher Gift Basket’s Rosh Hashanah Traditions Basket and their Sweet New Year Basket. If you’re looking for a gift appropriate for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, we recommend this delicious apple cake or traditional round challahs (perhaps paired with a delicious assortment of honey).

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Is it appropriate to give a Rosh Hashanah gift to clients and customers?
Gift-giving is not a traditional part of the High Holidays as it is with Hanukkah, but we’ve never known of anyone to protest. And it can make good business sense. Some popular corporate choices are Shana Tova Wine Duo or Rosh Hashanah Elegance Basket.

What should I give my Jewish boss or coworker for Rosh Hashanah?
The best gifts for work-related recipients are probably non-personal items such as a gift basket that reflects Jewish tradition. Popular choices are our 5775 Breakfast Basket or a Honey Server and Dish Set with honey.

What do you recommend for a college student?
No better way to nudge college kids to mark the Jewish holidays than to lure them with delicious traditional foods. Our Rosh Hashanah Traditions Basket includes challah, babka, and rugelach—or you could send our holiday challah set. These gifts reflect holiday traditions and are great for sharing with roommates.

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Does my gift need to be kosher?
Unless you know for a fact that your recipient does not keep kosher, providing certified kosher food ensures that everyone can enjoy the gift. All items at Kosher Gift Box are certified kosher.

We are going to our neighbors’ for Yom Kippur break-fast. What should I bring?
After fasting on Yom Kippur, a typical menu for break-fast is a dairy meal: lox and bagels, sweet kugel (noodle pudding), assorted cheeses, blintzes and fresh fruit. For dessert, our Sweet New Year Rugelach Collection, apple cake, or our Holiday Lox and Bagel Basket.

What is an appropriate gift to bring to dinner in the Sukkah?
Because Sukkot celebrates the harvest, gifts that reflect this are optimal. A dried fruit platter or fresh fruit basket make excellent choices.

How can I learn more about the High Holidays?
Check out our Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot articles. There’s a few days of reading right there!
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Posted on September 17, 2014

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Our 2013 Hanukkah Delicious Gift Guide

Hanukkah’s almost here, so let us make the gift-giving easy! Send any these delicious, festive and seasonal kosher gift baskets or other goodies to your friends and loved ones (or yourself – we won’t tell anyone!). Until November 27th, save 10% by using our discount code MJLEM1.

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Happy Thanksgivukkah Gift Basket
Price: $99.99

Sweet Potato Latkes
Price: $89.99

Holiday Apple Cake
Price: $39.99
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Hanukkah Pure Essentials
Price: $94.99

Hanukkah Breakfast Basket
Price: $68.99

Sweet Sentiments Basket
Price: $199.99

Hanukkah Fresh Fruit Basket
Price: $99.99

Hanukkah Party Cookie & Rugelach Platter
Price: $56.99

Hanukkah Nosh Basket
Price: $164.99

Traditions in a Box-Hanukkah
Price: $39.99

Texas Dreidel: Play and Nosh
Price: $64.99

Rugelach Tin-“Best Mail Order Dessert”
Price: $44.99
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Kosher Bakery Classics Care Package
Price: $64.99

Chocolate Meltaway
Price: $29.99

Challah Variety Pack
Price: $34.99

Babka Set
Price: $27.99

Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake
Price: $39.99

Decadent Marble Truffle Cheesecake
Price: $64.95
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Holiday Lox & Bagels Basket
Price: $119.99

Kosher Deli Deluxe Basket
Price: $249.99

Real Deal Jewish Deli Crate
Price: $129.99
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Traditional Holiday Dinner for 4
Price: $274.99

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
Price: $46.99

Gefilte Fish from The Gefilteria
Price: $74.99
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California Fruit and Nut Tray-Extra Large
Price: $99.99

Chukar’s Sumptuous Assortment
Price: $59.99

Fruit and Nut Crate
Price: $59.99
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Deluxe Orchard Fruit Basket
Price: $74.99

Mouthwatering Fruit Basket with Cheese
Price: $69.99

Mediterranean Fruit Basket
Price: $79.99
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Mah Jongg Platter
Price: $36.99

Maj Jong Menorah
Price: $39.99

How to Raise a Jewish Dog
Price: $16.99

Favorite Kids’ Chanukah Books
Price: $17.99

Hanukkah Round Cookie Puzzle
Price: $19.99

Menorah Puzzle for Kids 3-5
Price: $14.99
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Posted on November 17, 2013

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Shop Our Israeli Hanukkah Sale Today!

Hanukkah is less than 2 weeks away! We’ve got a huge selection of Judaica and Hanukkah gifts, all direct from Israel. So whether you need to stock up on candles or you’re looking for a menorah, jewelry, or home decor, we’ve got all your Thanksgivukkah needs covered. And until November 27th, we’re offering 10% off everything in our online store with coupon code: HANUKKAHMJL

   Menorahs Browse more Menorahs »
Nickel Menorah with Pewter Appliques

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Nickel Menorah with Pewter Appliques
Sale Price: $62   $69
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Yair Emanuel Tree of Life Menorah with Birds and Pomegranates in Lazer-Cut Metal

Yair Emanuel Tree of Life Menorah with Birds and Pomegranates in Lazer-Cut Metal
Sale Price: $50   $55
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Yair Emanuel Anodized Aluminum Hanukkah Menorah with Bright Colors

Yair Emanuel Anodized Aluminum Hanukkah Menorah with Bright Colors
Sale Price: $86   $95
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Multicolored Kinetic Hanukkah Menorah by Adi Sidler

Multicolored Kinetic Hanukkah Menorah by Adi Sidler
Sale Price: $179   $199
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Hanukkah Menorah by CeMMent with Nine Individual Pieces

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Hanukkah Menorah by CeMMent with Nine Individual Pieces
Sale Price: $281   $312
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Multicolor Creative Puzzle Haunkkah Menorah

Multicolor Creative Puzzle Haunkkah Menorah
Sale Price: $162   $180
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Dog Hanukkah Menorah with Purple Base and Paw Imprints

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Dog Hanukkah Menorah with Purple Base and Paw Imprints
Sale Price: $57   $63
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Yair Emanuel Multicolor Dreidel Menorah with Pomegranates in Wood

Yair Emanuel Multicolor Dreidel Menorah with Pomegranates in Wood
Sale Price: $141   $157
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Multicolor Creative Puzzle Haunkkah Menorah

Multicolor Creative Puzzle Haunkkah Menorah
Sale Price: $162   $180
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Meorot Wax Non-Drip Hanukkah Candles

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Meorot Wax Non-Drip Hanukkah Candles
Sale Price: $5   $5
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Shalhevet Hanukkah Oil Cup Set with 44 Cups and Wax

Shalhevet Hanukkah Oil Cup Set with 44 Cups and Wax
Sale Price: $25   $28
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Ptilor Oil Hanukkah Candle Set with 44 Cups

Ptilor Oil Hanukkah Candle Set with 44 Cups
Sale Price: $30   $33
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Multi Colored Safed Candles from Paraffin for Hanukkah Menorah

Multi Colored Safed Candles from Paraffin for Hanukkah Menorah
Sale Price: $8   $9
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Paraffin Menorah Candles with Multi Color Design from Safed Candles

Paraffin Menorah Candles with Multi Color Design from Safed Candles
Sale Price: $12   $13
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Safed Candles for Hanukkah Menorah in Multi Toned Blue

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Safed Candles for Hanukkah Menorah in Multi Toned Blue
Sale Price: $8   $9
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Acrylic Hanukkah Dreidel of Sparkling Blue

Acrylic Hanukkah Dreidel of Sparkling Blue
Sale Price: $18   $20
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Yair Emanuel Laser Cut Dreidel with Hand Painted Decorations and Hebrew Text

Yair Emanuel Laser Cut Dreidel with Hand Painted Decorations and Hebrew Text
Sale Price: $10   $11
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Sterling Silver Hanukkah Dreidel with Jerusalem Squares

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Sterling Silver Hanukkah Dreidel with Jerusalem Squares
Sale Price: $32   $36
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Yair Emanuel Aluminum Cast Candle Storage Menorah in Silver Tone

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Yair Emanuel Aluminum Cast Candle Storage Menorah in Silver Tone
Sale Price: $34   $38
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Yair Emanuel Aluminum Star of David Candle Storage Menorah in Blue

Yair Emanuel Aluminum Star of David Candle Storage Menorah in Blue
Sale Price: $44   $49
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Yair Emanuel Aluminum Cast Candle Storage Menorah in Magenta Tones

Yair Emanuel Aluminum Cast Candle Storage Menorah in Magenta Tones
Sale Price: $34   $38
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Yair Emanuel Silver Anodized Aluminum Seven Branch Menorah

Yair Emanuel Silver Anodized Aluminum Seven Branch Menorah
Sale Price: $77   $85
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Jerusalem Menorah

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Jerusalem Menorah
Sale Price: $40   $44
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24k Gold Plated 7 Branch Menorah with Turquoise Flowers and Sapphire Crystals

24k Gold Plated 7 Branch Menorah with Turquoise Flowers and Sapphire Crystals
Sale Price: $104   $116
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18k Yellow Gold Menorah Pendant with Traditional Design, Diamonds and Rubies

18k Yellow Gold Menorah Pendant with Traditional Design, Diamonds and Rubies
Sale Price: $2,457   $2,730
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Decorative Menorah Pendant with Chain in Two-Tone 14k Gold

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Decorative Menorah Pendant with Chain in Two-Tone 14k Gold
Sale Price: $360   $400
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14k Yellow Gold Menorah Pendant with Brick Pattern and Cutout Flames

14k Yellow Gold Menorah Pendant with Brick Pattern and Cutout Flames
Sale Price: $234   $260
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Yair Emanuel Kitchen Sized Wooden Matchbox Holder with Western Wall design

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Yair Emanuel Kitchen Sized Wooden Matchbox Holder with Western Wall design
Sale Price: $14   $16
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Match Box with Star of David and Abstract Jerusalem

Match Box with Star of David and Abstract Jerusalem
Sale Price: $10   $11
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Glass Matchbox for Shabbat with Red Pomegranate

Glass Matchbox for Shabbat with Red Pomegranate
Sale Price: $7   $8
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Posted on November 14, 2013

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From Menorahs to Candles: A Hanukkah Shopping Guide

Hanukkah’s on the horizon. Got your menorah? Candles? Gelt? Check out our snazzy picks for holidays basics, and be prepared when the sun goes down on Wednesday, November, 27.

Looking for something a little…Southern? Check out our “Shalom, Y’all!” Southern & Jewish Gift Guide and our Outdoorsy Hanukkah Gift Guide!

And now, for the basics:

This colorful Israeli menorah ($95) makes a unique and beautiful gift, and would look gorgeous glowing in the window.

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These Handcrafted, dripless Hanukkah candles ($14.50) from Safed, Israel come in blue, orange, and red, and will burn without a trace.

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And now, candles crafted for the eco-conscious family. These Hand-Dipped Beeswax Chanukah Candles ($16.99) are made from renewable resources and packaged with recycled materials— can’t go wrong with these!

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Everybody loves gelt on Hanukkah and we all usually consume LOTS of it. That’s why we found the cheapest option with the most gelt with these Milk Chocolate Gelt Coins. 24-pack! ($10.19).

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Hanukkah ain’t complete without a game or two of dreidel. This package of Large, Natural Wood Dreidels ($8.95) will do the trick!

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Ok, but nu, have you eaten? Inspire your own Thanksgivukkah latkes, or to inspire someone else’s? Check out one of our favorite cookbook pics of the season, The New Jewish Table ($22.99). We get hungry just looking at the photos!

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Here is the ultimate gift for faraway family and friends — or for yourself if you’re tired of cooking! This Hanukkah Pure Essentials ($94.99) gift basket includes: fresh baked challah, babka, rugelach, California dried fruit (plums, apricot, peaches, pears), and 1 large wooden dreidel. And until 11/24 you can save 10% on all Kosher Gift Box orders with code MJLEM1!

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Hope these picks help get your Hanukkah planning underwayThanksgivukkah planning, that is!

Posted on November 6, 2013

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