Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is coming sooner than you think (we’re sorry!) on September 25, 2022. This means that it’s time to start ordering those Rosh Hashanah presents!
Are Rosh Hashanah presents a thing? Maybe not quite as popular as Hanukkah presents, but a nice gift for whichever brave soul is hosting your Rosh Hashanah dinner, or just some new swag for yourself and kids, is always welcome. Here at Kveller, we love Jewish gifts (that’s why we just launched our own Jewish merch store!) so we’ve collected a list of gifts for everyone on your Rosh Hashanah list. Happy shopping and chag shameach!
This fun re-stickable set of puffy stickers includes both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Rosh Hashanah traditions. Use code Kveller20 to get 20% off your order!
Perfect for Yom Kippur, this lego kit of Jonah, whose story we retell on the holiday, also doubles as a tzedakah box.
For the ones who adore adorable things:
This very cute honey-dipped apple holding a shofar may be the perfect accent pillow for a couch or a kids’ bed. It can even double as a booster during the Rosh Hashanah meal.
Right on the heels of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is Sukkot. An adorable pillow of an etrog hiding a lulav will help make your sukkah even cozier this year. Just don’t shake it too hard!
This cat. Is holding. A gefilte fish. Need we say more?
For adults (and their kids!) who love to cook:
Shannon Sarna is a Kveller contributor and the editor of our partner site, the Nosher. She is also a writer of wonderful recipes that both I and my children love, and her newest book is a great way to set a friend up for a year full of cooking joy and comfort food.
A kitchen towel full of Jewish food staples!
A fun activity with the kids that ends in all of you munching on delicious cookies. We can get behind that.
For a very sweet new year:
Honey is the ideal Rosh Hashanah gift. I always get mine when I go home to Israel (it’s the land of milk and honey for a reason!) but you can order some delicious Israeli wildflower honey without leaving the comfort of your home.
Marzipan isn’t for everyone, but those who love it love it.
There’s no better sweet treat than halvah! The middle Eastern sesame sweet is just impossible to stop eating, and Seed + Mill truly make some of the best halvah out there.
For the caffeine addict:
I have mixed feelings about Jewish puns (you may have noticed I haven’t included anything with the term “challah days” in this list) but this one isn’t bad, and certainly the design of shofars on this mug is very appealing.
Start the year off on positive vibes with a mug that reminds you to kvell whenever you can.
For your friend who keeps googling when the Jewish holidays are (that’s us, we are friend):
This calendar will stop your loved ones from freaking out about not knowing how soon a Jewish holiday is… maybe…?
For the challah lover:
A basic, but striking, black and white challah cover.
These silk challah covers are just so beautiful.
Hang a challah ornament to signal your love for challah all year round! It also doubles as a Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush decoration for your multi-faith friends!
For the friend who loves a good in-home manicure
These decals give a festive feeling every time you look down at your hands! Use code Kveller20 for 20% off.
For the friend with the jewelry collection:
The pomegranate is both a commonly used “new fruit” on the second night of Rosh Hashanah and a part of the Sephardic Rosh Hashanah seder, but its Jewish significance goes way beyond the Jewish holiday which is why adorning yourself with pomegranate jewelry is a great thing to do year round.
A matching pomegranate necklace for those pomegranate earrings!
A great way to broadcast the one thing we all want for every new Jewish year — all the bagels.
For the Judaica lover:
Remember the old “Portlandia” sketch that mocked the “put a bird on it” aesthetic? Well, it’s been over a decade (oof!) and I’m still all for putting birds on things, especially my Judaica!
The perfect plate for a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah seder.
Every Jewish home needs more pomegranates.
Maybe the new saying should be, “put a pomegranate on it”?
For the book lovers:
For kids: “I’m Sorry, Grover: A Rosh Hashanah Tale,” “The Very Best Sukkah: A Story from Uganda,” “Rosh Hashanah With Uncle Max,” “New Year on the Pier,” “Sammy Spider’s First Rosh Hashanah,” “Rosh Hashanah Is Coming” and “A Moon for Mo and Moe.”
When you want to go all out:
This large shofar was once seen on “The Colbert Report,” and it is truly an unbeatable Rosh Hashanah gift.
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