In the olden days gift giving was not a part of Hanukkah. It has only been in recent years that people have started giving gifts such as chocolate gelt as Hanukkah presents. The reason that the gift giving was added was because Jewish children were starting to feel left out when their friends who were not Jewish were getting gifts for the holidays and they weren’t. Since Hanukkah is celebrated in eight nights instead of one, the gift giving can get a little expensive if you aren’t careful. There are several gifts that are inexpensive and still appropriate to give as Hanukkah gifts during the holiday season.
Chocolate is loved no matter what religion you are, so giving a chocolate Hanukkah gelt is very appropriate and much appreciated during Hanukkah. There are many places online where you can find chocolate gelt for everyone on your gift list.
Small amounts of money, especially gold coins, make great gifts to celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah. You can also give a small bag of chocolate coins, if you feel that giving money on the holidays is not a good idea, or if you have so many to give to in the eight days that it would get very expensive.
The game dreidel is also a popular Jewish gift during the holiday season. You can get the game in a variety of sizes, styles and prices. Add some chocolate to the mix and this will be a great gift for one of the eight days of Hanukkah.
Of course, chocolate isn’t the only gift that can be given during Hanukkah. You can also give certain food gifts as well. You do need to remember that certain items are forbidden however, such as ham, shellfish and some birds. This of course is only if the person you are giving the gifts to keeps a kosher house, so make sure that you ask ahead of time.
Buying gifts for the eight days of Hanukkah can become overwhelming; however, if you follow the tips above, you should come out on top and have everyone happy during the holiday season as well. Visit Chocolate Favor Store for more information.
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