Out-of-the-box High Holiday Gift Ideas


Are Rosh Hashanah presents a thing? Maybe they’re not quite as ubiquitous as Chanukah presents, but a nice gift for the brave soul hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner or some new swag for friends and family in honor of the holiday is always welcome.

(Image via kveller.com)

Lior Zaltzman over at Kveller.com put together a list of gifts for everyone on your Rosh Hashanah list — what a mensch — and then I chose the most creative, amusing, and downright zany of them all. Happy shopping and chag shameach!

For the booster-seat crowd:

High Holiday hive sticker set midrashmanicures.com, $16
This fun re-stickable set of puffy stickers includes both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Rosh Hashanah traditions. Includes 31 reusable puffy stickers and a double-sided sticker board. Use code KVELLER20 for a 20% discount.

Etrog plushie moderntribe.com, $40
Right on the heels of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is Sukkot. This adorable plushie etrog (approximately 14 inches tall) is made by a company called Fresh Crayons; all of their designs are from original drawings, printed on soft minky and fleece fabric and individually sewn.

For the friend or family member who’s always asking you to grab a towel:

Jewish foods kitchen towel moderntribe.com, $18
A kitchen towel full of Jewish food staples.

For the person who can’t start their day without a hot mug of coffee or tea:

“Shofar So good” mug moderntribe.com, $22
Need we say more?

For the DIY manicure enthusiast:

High Holiday nail decals midrashmanicures.com, $14
If they just featured apples, it would have been enough for us. (Dayeinu — wait, wrong holiday!) Still, we all have that super loveable, super extra person who will kvell HARD over this gift.
Includes 44 decals. Use code KVELLER20 for 20% off your purchase.

For the proud Jew:

“Bagels” necklace moderntribe.com, $26
I scream, you scream, we all scream — for someone to please pass the cream cheese already, nu.

Much like the more traditional chai or chamtza necklace, this one still subtlely advises the keen observer that you are a Member of the Tribe. And/or that you like carbs.

For the aughts-era Comedy Central fan:

Yemenite shofar as seen on “The Colbert Report” moderntribe.com, $185
The big ticket item on this list is for that moment you decide to go all-in on more than just a gift — receiving this shofar will make for an unforgetable Rosh Hashana memory.

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