Hanukkah is less than one month away. Yup, it starts at sundown on Sunday, December 6th, and so it’s time to start crossing people off your gift list. Here are a few of my favorite food-related finds for every friend and family member. After all, almost everyone loves a food-related gift.
Unique edible gifts
It’s hard to go wrong with a present you can eat. Here are some of my favorite new finds for your noshing.
Challah Menorah (and yes this is one of Oprah’s favorite holiday things)
Sabatino Black Truffle Oil (yes it’s kosher!)
Sabatino Truffle Honey (yes it’s kosher!)
If you love dinosaurs
I guess someone decided that dinosaurs and Hanukkah just go together, and I feel pretty good about that. Try one of these adorably kitschy dinosaur gifts for someone special (like me). I love dinosaurs.
For the mug lover, or the chronic mug breaker
I am a total sucker for cute mugs. And since I am also a big klutz and likely to break them almost weekly, I am always stocking up. Here are a few of my favorites for the season.
For the cookbook collector
As a food writer and blogger, I get sent every cookbook under the sun: the good, the bad and the boring. But these three cookbooks are the ones that have me drooling and bookmarking up a storm. Share them with the cookbook lover in your life this season.
The New Kosher, by Kim Kushner
Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
Modern Israeli Cooking, by Danielle Oron
For the matzah baller
Whether it’s for your surly teenager, husband or that new chubby baby, it’s a scientific fact: everyone looks good wearing some matzah ball gear.
Pronounced: KHAH-nuh-kah, also ha-new-KAH, an eight-day festival commemorating the Maccabees’ victory over the Greeks and subsequent rededication of the temple. Falls in the Hebrew month of Kislev, which usually corresponds with December.
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.