Growing up in a household with Jewish father and a Catholic mother, we were one of the families featuring a Christmas tree and a menorah each time the holiday season rolled around. In my youngest years, while the prospect of two different occasions for gifts thrilled me, what got me at least as buoyant were all the joyful and whimsical decorations. Except there was one caveat: we were never allowed to put up Christmas lights on the front of our house, lest we give off the impression that we weren’t also Jewish. If I had the decorative know-how I possess now, I would have appealed to my parents to get Hanukkah decorations splayed across our home—inside and out!
As the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is certainly worthy of decorative kudos. No matter how accustomed we are to seeing a deluge of Christmas lights, ornaments, or figurines of Santa and his coterie of elves and reindeer, let’s not forget that the Jewish counterpart of Hanukkah decorations carries its own charming allure. So start picturing menorah candles burning bright, chocolate gelt wrapped in gold foil sprinkled everywhere, and colorful dreidels spinning across the table, because that’s when you start getting into the spirit of this eight-night-long festivity.
Discovering the best Hanukkah decorations isn’t usually as ubiquitous or straightforward as it is for Christmas, but hey, who ever said it was a competition? Besides, what they don’t have in mass availability they definitely make up for in quality and delight. And luckily, you don’t have to look further for the best Hanukkah decorations to buy now!
The Best Hanukkah Decorations
Hanukkah Home Decor
From glowing lights to festive mantelpieces, there are plenty of decorative possibilities for a Hanukkah feel in your favorite living spaces. If you want to involve any little ones in the set-up process, surely they’ll love having the honor of choosing where to place the Hanukkah decorations.
A generous amount of classic outdoor lights to make your house shine bright!
An attractive handmade wooden sign to decorate your front door or hang inside.
It doesn’t get much punnier than a jolly holiday doormat like this one.
Happy little Stars of David add a nice contrast to traditional string lights.
A quaint piece of decor with a neutral color palette that presents plenty of placement possibilities.
A glittering sign spelling out the happiness of this eight-night occasion!
A lovely wooden sign that can denote peace and greetings to Hanukkah but can remain as tasteful decor all year, too.
A radiant garland flowing with Hanukkah’s blue hues to spruce up your mantel, tablescape, and more.
Strung with little pom poms and studded with wooden dreidels, this garland’s chic yet playful feel is great for a mantel or central space.
A menorah with a clean and minimalist feel that will look sharp on just about any table or mantel.
An eye-catching sign that presents the message of Hanukkah in a stylish way.
These dried flowers can add a refreshing splash of natural blue to complement the rest of your Hanukkah decor.
This vibrant garland is the definition of festive! Plus, the color scheme is nicely on-point for Hanukkah.
The Hanukkah colors of these shiny tassels can make them a wonderful addition to your decor arrangement.
We love this modern and classy menorah, perfect for housing the lighting of Hanukkah candles each night.
Whether you are having any formal gatherings for Hanukkah this year or not, chances are you’re going to want to commemorate the occasion with some special table favors at the very least! Besides including some of our favorite dishware and linen options, there are other items for adding nice touches to your table that can make even your regular family meals feel just a bit more in the Hanukkah spirit.
Candle holders like these make any tabletop instantly en vogue, and can serve as elegant decor for Hanukkah and year-round.
A fun set of candles that definitely swirls up the convention of regular candlesticks.
Every home celebrating Hanukkah could use a tasteful statement piece honoring the occasion!
Gorgeously patterned plates that make for special Hanukkah meals to be remembered.
These enchanting goblets will elevate the glamour of your Hanukkah dining experiences and beyond.
An easy upgrade to elegance comes in the form of these soft and absorbent 100 percent cotton napkins.
Kid-Friendly Hanukkah Decor
To get your kiddos animated about eight nights and more of Hanukkah’s celebration, games of dreidel and handfuls of chocolate gelt are a must. That being said, there are other unique ways to spread the holiday’s vibes–like painting dreidels and menorahs or fashioning a DIY gelt gumball machine.
Kids will love lending a helping hand if you decide to get creative and set up a gelt machine this Hanukkah season!
The shiny gold foil on chocolate gelt is perfect for setting out in displays. Just don’t be surprised when your displays begin to dwindle!
An engaging set of blocks decorated with Hanukkah icons ideal for display and play.
A clever wall hanging that can be customized with your child’s name. Each night, they can have the honor of adding a new candle!
Liven up the couch, a vacant seat, or a little one’s bed with this adorable squishy dreidel pillow.
Got a kiddo or two who would love to channel their creativity into this year’s menorah? Look no further!
Have your child be the designer of their own dreidel (and gelt!) with this crafty DIY kit. Decor they can be proud of, when not in use!
A plate, bowl, and tumbler with hand-painted artwork for any little ones at the Hanukkah table to call their own.