Purim is almost upon us. It starts the evening of March 11 and ends the evening of March 12. This basically means it’s that fun time of year where you and your kids get to dress up, eat candy, and give a mishloach manot (Purim gift basket) to your friends and family. Oh, and think about dictatorial oppression, state-sponsored racism, and different ways of resisting that oppression of course. (Boo, Haman.)
Because of the costumes and carnivals, Purim paraphernalia is some of the most out there of all the Jewish holidays. So to honor that spirit, I rounded up some of my favorite cute, silly (and just plain strange) Purim stuff that your entire family will get a kick out of. I mean, who doesn’t want Purim cookie cutter and hamantaschen lollipops?
First, the cute and silly:
1. Purim Princess outfits, $29.99 at Etsy.
2. Hamantaschen Earrings, $24 at Modern Tribe.
3. Queen like Esther shirt, $39.99 at Modern Tribe.
4. Purim Lollipops (gluten free & vegan!), $24 at Etsy.
5. Purim dolls, $18.99 at Amazon.
6. Purim Basket (Mishloach Manot) Kit for 10 Bags, $24 at Etsy.
7. Foam Purim Masks Set of 3, $11.34 at Amazon.
8. Purim Stickers, $3.99 at Amazon.
9. Purim Cookie Cutters, $5.99 at Amazon.
10. Purim Puppets, $17.95 at Amazon.
And now here are some of the weirder Purim items I’ve found on the internet (because c’mon, what’s the internet without a little weird?):
11. Purim Pinata, $29 at Amazon.
It apparently holds 3 lbs. of toys and candy (which you have to purchase separately). Hmm…
12. Purim License Plate, 12.99 at Amazon.
13. Purim Knock Out Haman Pen, $4.49 at Amazon.
This one apparently lights up. I think it perplexes me the most.
Stay tuned for our Purim costumes, books, and movie recommendations.