My Favorite Holiday Things

Every year I love scouting out great foodie gift ideas and the newest holiday (especially Hanukkah) products that come onto the market. This year I have loved seeing more and more mainstream Hanukkah items, even if the Christmas stuff still outnumbers us by a long shot.

My first purchase this year was this “I  Luv U a Latke” mug which I bought for my husband (it’s a good thing he never reads my blog) from…Target! Fill this mug with gelt for a cute centerpiece at your Hanukkah party – or bake some fresh cookies and pile them high in this mug for a super sweet present.

From the shlocky to the practical…as soon as I saw this Tablet Stand from Williams Sonoma, I knew it was a must-have! I love listening to music and reading a recipe on my husband’s iPad while I tool around in the kitchen, and this gadget is perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time in the best room in the house.

Crate & Barrel has a number of great Hanukkah items including this Hanukkah Cookie Cutter Set – roll out some butter cookie dough, set out some fun sprinkles and you have the perfect Sunday afternoon activity for the kiddos.

Ok, ok I know that peppermint is a Christmas sort of thing – but I can’t get enough of Trade Joe’s peppermint extract and peppermint bark pieces! I have put peppermint extract in my go-to chocolate cake and even cookies, and then topped both with the bark pieces for a sweet, festive finish.

Everyone loves the classic milk chocolate gold coins we were all given as children on Hanukkah. But how about a more sophisticated version of this childhood treat? Veruca Chocolates has made Hanukkah Gelt in multiple flavors including dark chocolate with sea salt, milk chocolate with cocoa nibs and dark chocolate with espresso, just to name a few.

And when the latke-frying and present-wrapping is done….time to make your nails pretty! I can’t stop laughing at these Hanukkah Nail Decals Set from Modern Tribe – a perfect way to celebrate in style.

Happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays!






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