As Chanukah 2021 approaches, it’s time to brush off our gift-giving skills and focus on spreading smiles. Surprise your friends, family and loved ones with useful gifts they will appreciate and enjoy. With delivery delays expected, some items could take longer to arrive, so it’s important to order or purchase today.
This year, our Chanukah Gift Guide focuses on creative gifts that are delicious, fun and universal in appeal. From purposeful service-focused gift cards to delicious treats that will tempt even the hard to please, here’s wishing you and yours a Happy Chanukah. Let your festival of lights celebration be miraculous and memorable. And let the shopping begin!
The Spicy Peach — Looking to spice up your holiday gift-giving? The Spicy Peach can help you with a selection of holiday gift baskets filled with unique and delicious goodies. They can create something custom from gelt to gummy dreidels, Chanukah cookies or pasta and other treats in-store, as well as candy wheels, chocolate trays and dried fruit platters. Call 404-334-7200 and give 24hr notice for a custom basket. Local delivery available for a fee, and they can pack and ship for you, too. www.thespicypeach.com
Chanukah PJ’s — A Great Baby has the cutest selection of personalized gifts, from blankets to onesies to comfy pajamas and more. Your kids will love these super soft Chanukah pj’s with blue and gold rainbows surrounding their name. Made from stretchy, lightweight, buttery-soft 100% polyester fabric, they’ll be a hit at Chanukah time. Personalized with your child’s name, with free shipping included, a purchase from this company makes you a partner in kindness, donating gifts to those in need. www.agreatbaby.com
Family Activities at PJ Library — Need creative ways to celebrate Chanukah with your kids or grandkids? Families raising kids may sign up each of their offspring for a free-of-charge subscription for books monthly, from PJ Library. PJ Library’s children’s literature experts curate the booklist to provide the very best story books that convey Jewish values, traditions, and themes for a broad spectrum of families raising Jewish children. PJ Library’s parenting experts have also updated their Chanukah Hub, offering child-friendly versions of the Chanukah story, along with craft ideas, recipes, and lots of educational and fun printables. www.pjlibrary.org/home
Oh! Nuts — Oh! Nuts has a large selection of beautifully crafted kosher gift baskets and trays that feature an assortment of chocolate, candy, dried fruit, and nuts. Whether you’re looking for a delectable dried fruit dish for your home or a delicious chocolate platter gift for a friend, Oh! Nuts is a wonderful edible gift resource for your holiday needs. www.ohnuts.com
Orchids To Your Door — Balloons Over Atlanta, a female-owned local business, has specialized in smiles and gifts for over 40 years, delivering a selection of beautiful orchids and flowers to your door. You can also choose from a box of chocolates, truffles, personalized gifts, balloons and more. Delivery included in Buckhead and Sandy Springs; a small delivery fee is added for surrounding areas. www.balloonsover.com
Unique Gifts — Uncommon Goods is one of the most creative online gift resources, filled with just-right gifts for moms, dads, teens, in-laws, besties, your one-and-only and more. With a selection of clever gifts that simply cannot be found anywhere else, discover a mostly handmade assortment brought to you by independent makers and artists, plus an array of customizable gifts. Check out their Happy Chanukah Paint-By-Numbers Kit, the Color Changing Cinema Lightbox, creative cutlery and dinnerware and the personalized Alphabet Piggy Bank for a few of their can’t-miss gifts. www.uncommongoods.com
Tassels Has You Covered — When it comes to beautiful gifts, gems and jewels, you’ll love the season of stacking on the style at Tassels. Their stunning, stackable bracelets are a gift your loved ones will never want to take off. Customize your stack and build gifts for each occasion. Visit their jewel-box of a store in Buckhead, or shop the shine online. Call Tassels at 404-364-9434 or email Tassels@tasselsjewelery.com.
A Chic Boutique — Veronica’s Attic is a treasure trove of gifts — from cozy pajamas, beautiful bubble bath gels and salts, inspirational books and candles, to funky jewelry, statement handbags and sentimental keepsakes. They can outfit your gift recipient from head to toe and guide you in selecting that perfect gift. Your gifts will be wrapped, and you can shop in-store Monday through Saturday 10:30-5:30 p.m., or visit their website at www.VeronicasAttic.Myshopify.com.
Turn Tea Time Into “Me” Time! — New York Times bestselling author Missy Chase Lapine, of Sneaky Chef fame, has a new book titled “While Waiting for Water to Boil.” This inspiring, practical gift book shares 50 simple, life-changing ideas you can complete in just five minutes. Some ideas are productive (toss five things from a junk drawer), some are fun (dance around the kitchen), and some help us to connect with loved ones. All are creative and meaningful. Order at www.amazon.com/dp/0578913712?ref=myi_title_dp
The Zebra from Zion — Celebrate the Chanukah season with the Mensch-on-a-Bench family of products and add more Funukah to your Chanukah! The Zebra from Zion is an adorable plush “menorah-striped” zebra that includes a hardcover storybook. As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, the Mensch on a Bench is a Chanukah tradition designed to bring families together. Whether you’re shopping for children or your Bubbe, there’s a member of the Mensch mishpocha for everyone. https://themenschonabench.com
Toys Wonderful Toys — At Learning Express, you can give the gift of creativity. With endless possibilities, your kid’s imagination can run wild at this beloved outlet for toys and beyond. This Buckhead store awaits you with complimentary gift wrap and personalization. Grandkids in another city? Talk to their gift concierge and match age-appropriate gifts in a flash. Remote-control trucks, pop-up books, sensory play kits and everything fun awaits your gift-giving needs. Check out Learning Express for curbside pick-up and a great selection of crafts, gifts and activity-oriented toys that can’t miss. https://learningexpress.com/buckhead
Kid Proofed — Harperandjameskids.com was launched by two moms who were on a mission to create a trendy kid’s tabletop. The line includes an assortment of tie dye silicone plates, bowls and spoons. Each product is available in a variety of fun colors that babies, toddlers, kids and adults will love. All their products are made from high-grade silicone and feature a suction-cup bottom to prevent unnecessary spills. www.harperandjameskids.com
For Everyday Luxury — Put a contemporary twist on a beautiful gift from Steelz.com. You’ll love Jonathan Adler’s Giuliette Small Urn, a flower-friendly vessel featuring a lightly scalloped rim, which is perfect for a bundle of blooms or as a stand-alone modern piece. Memorable, glamorous, and original, Adler’s Peacock Menorah is also a fabulous pick for the festival of lights. Sleek and modern, these high-fired porcelain menorahs with gold accents look gorgeous all season long. www.steelz.com
Judaica Corner — This beautiful store has proudly served the Atlanta community for over 30 years and is dedicated to providing a wide selection of the finest Judaica from around the world. They carry beautiful mezuzahs, Shabbat candles, menorahs, tallitot, art, and more. Covering all ceremonial items for bar/bat mitzvahs, Jewish weddings, and birth, you’ll find a thoughtful, personalized gift for every Jewish occasion at Judaica Corner. Visit 2185 Briarcliff Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329 or check out their Facebook page and Instagram for daily new arrivals.
Judaic Art at MACoM — Check out these colorful art pieces that joyfully celebrate Jewish traditions and rituals to make Chanukah memorable. These artful gifts are available for purchase at MACoM, Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah. The unframed or framed prints — along with original work — are part of MACoM’s current exhibition, “Reflections by Flora Rosefsky.” Take the online tour and visit https://www.reflectionsbyflora.com. Prints start at $36 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MACoM. Contact email@example.com or visit https://www.macomatlanta.com/events-1. MACoM, 700A Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 on the grounds of Congregation B’nai Torah, by appointment only.
Personalized Playmats — Want a wow? Try a gift card for a customized kid’s playmat. Personalized Playmats is a female-founded company creating luxury, custom playmats that are non-toxic, wipe clean and recyclable. The letters and shapes are completely laser-cut (no printing or ink) and secured so they don’t pop out. Personalized Playmats makes amazing gifts that are stunning and functional, and each playmat is professionally gift-wrapped with custom cards. All playmats and gift cards can be purchased at www.personalizedplaymats.com or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow on Instagram @personalizedplaymats.
Contemporary Judaica Gifts — Tradition meets design in Apeloig’s Laser-Cut Challah Cover. This contemporary cover is inspired by a modern take on the Star of David. This pattern is gracefully placed on top of translucent tulle to ensure the challah bread remains covered. Also check out the selection of gifts certain to make a stunning statement. www.apeloigcollection.com
Jewish Candles — Oy vey! Elegant Elijah candles are handcrafted by the Jewish community for the Jewish community. The limited-edition candles are available for purchase at JewishCandles.com and are 100% Kosher. The soy wax vessels are hand-poured in Charlotte, N.C. and come in limited edition and handcrafted designs. Visit www.JewishCandles.com.
Kosher Gifts — For a kosher selection of creative indulgences from ice cream to Jacques Torres’s famous chocolate chip cookies, check out this mail-order company dedicated to delicious sweets and treats. www.goldbelly.com
Foxy Lady – Visit Fox’s for a selection of stylish women’s clothing and accessories, plus gift cards for all occasions. You’ll discover a world of savings and wonderful choices at Fox’s in Sandy Springs for all the women on your gift list. www.foxs.com
- Chanukah Gift Guide
- Robyn Spizman Gerson
- Festival of Lights
- gift cards
- The Spicy Peach
- Chanukah Pajamas
- A Great Baby
- Family Activities
- PJ Library
- Oh! Nuts
- Orchids To Your Door
- Balloons Over Atlanta
- local business
- Sandy Springs
- Unique Gifts
- Uncommon Goods
- Veronica's Attic
- New York Times
- Missy Chase Lapine
- Sneaky Chef
- While Waiting for Water to Boil
- Mensch on a Bench
- Learning Express
- MACoM (Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah)
- Judaica Corner
- Judaic Art
- Flora Rosefsky
- Congregation B'nai Torah
- Personalized Playmats
- Apeloig’s Laser-Cut Challah Cover
- Star of David