The Best Hanukkah Gifts for Babies, Kids & Adults for 8 Nights of Joy

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One of the best parts of Hanukkah as a kid was that it lasted eight nights, meaning eight nights of gifts. As an adult, it’s the most challenging part of celebrating Hanukkah: Am I really supposed to think of eight gifts for each kid?

Thinking back to my own family’s celebrations, I was always excited to tear through wrapping paper eight nights in a row, but now that I think about it, not all of those gifts were so exciting. For example, I remember getting Post-Its one night. Not exactly thrilling, but I still remember opening up some sort of present each evening as a fun tradition. And now as a mom, you better believe I’m gifting small items like hand sanitizer and unicorn toothpaste in addition to one or two bigger gifts. I’m still a cool mom.

Every family celebrates in their own way. For my family, we did seven smaller gifts, and then the eighth night was the biggest. The first year I celebrated Hanukkah with a little one, my daughter was too young to know what was going on and she had just gotten so many toys and gifts from her baby registry that we sort of skipped over Hanukkah gifting. But now that my daughter is 3 and we also have a toddler son, I’m ready to jump into eight nights of gifts for both kids. 

If eight nights of gifting is part of your tradition, think about small and practical items or things you were going to get for your kids (or partner) anyway. I’ve noticed that pretty much every week, I place an order for something I want to get for my kids (like new bath toys, a puzzle, cozy socks, a hat, etc.). Instead of handing them over as soon as they arrive, I’m saving these up as little Hanukkah gifts. Where possible, I’m buying in the theme of blue and white to make things extra festive. Again, not all of them will be the most memorable items for my littles, but it will still be fun to wrap them up and watch them explore their new items.

For Hanukkah gifting ideas, here are 30 items to consider—a mix of holiday-themed items and everyday necessities for both littles and adults, with lots of blue and white options.


Hanukkah Gifts for Babies

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Wooden Surprise Gift Box

Anyone who has watched a baby open a gift knows sometimes the wrapping paper and box is more exciting than the gift. This toy gives them that joy over and over again, with presents to wrap and unwrap. Your sweet little one will explore different textures and sounds, and can even begin to experience what it's like to give a gift to someone else.

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Little Sleepies

Hanukkah Sweets Sleepyhead Lovey

Every baby needs a lovey, and this one featuring an adorable pattern adorned with Hanukkah sweets makes for a nice gift.

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My First Xylophone Menorah

If someone is celebrating their first Hanukkah, this cute wooden menorah that doubles as a play xylophone is the perfect gift.

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Maisonette | Rookie Humans

Snowy Day Crib Sheet

This winter scene crib sheet is so cute, you'll want to snap a bunch of pictures of your baby snoozing on this.

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Happy Hanukkah, Pout-Pout Fish Book

Have a tiny fan of Pout-Pout Fish? Get the holiday version to enjoy this winter.

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HoneyBug | Sweet Wink

My First Hanukkah Onesie

Commemorate your little one's first Hanukkah with this festive long-sleeved onesie.

available in sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 months

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Loulou Lollipop Silicone + Wood Paci Clip

These paci clips are great to keep pacifiers off the floor and also double as a teething toy. The blue color is perfect for Hanukkah.

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Manhattan Toy Company Baby Stella Doll

A soft baby doll is a classic gift for any little one and Baby Stella being dressed in classic Hanukkah colors is a cute added bonus!

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Copper Pearl

North Knotted Gown

Copper Pearl makes the softest baby gowns, and if you have a new baby around the holidays, this one has the right color scheme for the winter season and beyond.

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Burt's Bees Baby Bubble Bath

My daughter loves baths, so even though we always have some bubble bath in our bathroom, I know she'll be excited to open this gift.


Hanukkah Gifts for Kids

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Etsy | Don't Forget the Gift

Children's Personalized Block Menorah

Make sure to gift this personalized wooden menorah on the first night so you can light it during the rest of Hanukkah.

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Melissa & Doug

Solar System Floor Puzzle

My family's toy cupboard is filled with Melissa & Doug floor puzzles that my kids have played with for years, like this solar system puzzle to support their curiosity about Earth and beyond.

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Extra Large Dreidel Set

Make a game of dreidel extra fun with this large set that includes two.

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Etsy | The Playtime Planner

Hanukkah Play Dough Sensory Kit

A great gift for my older child, this handmade Hanukkah-themed sensory kit includes a Star of David cutter, mini menorah candles, dreidels, gelt, and more.

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Rockets of Awesome

Lightning Play Crew

Toddlers in sweatshirts are the cutest, and this lightning bolt-style one is both adorable and trendy for the holiday.

available in sizes 0-3 months to 18-24 months

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Dylan's Candy Bar

Mini Hanukkah Bear

This festive bear filled with candy is too cute to pass up. Plus, it can be reused as a piggy bank once the candies are gone.

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Kid Made Modern

Hanukkah Shrink Art Jewelry Kit

For the budding artist in your family, this craft set is the perfect gift for Hanukkah.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Hanukkah Organic Pajama Set

Holiday PJs are always a favorite in my family and I love this organic cotton pair featuring menorahs, dreidels, and gelt.

available in sizes 2T through kids 10

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Melissa & Doug

Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

A great present to inspire pretend play, this 24-piece set comes with a plush dog and cat and fun veterinarian role-playing accessories including a stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, tweezers, bandages, and more!

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Latke, the Lucky Dog Book

Lucky Latke was rescued from an animal shelter on the very first night of Hanukkah. Although he might have some trouble learning the house rules, he celebrates the holiday all the same in this adorable picture book.


Hanukkah Gifts for Adults

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Etsy | Funny Rolling Pin

Embossing Rolling Pin for Holiday Cookies

This unique and handmade wooden rolling pin makes for fun holiday baking during the Hanukkah season.

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Pottery Barn

Hanukkah Serving Platter

A pretty serving dish can jazz up any holiday tablescape and we love that this one from Pottery Barn features four different sections to serve festive foods.

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Men's Tri-Block Ankle Socks

If the men in your life need new socks, grab a blue pair to make it a festive and practical Hanukkah gift.

more colors available

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J.Crew Factory

Black Watch Plaid Puffy Headband

This puffy plaid headband is a cute accessory to add to any outfit for holiday parties, family gatherings, and more this winter.


8 Nights of Delight Hanukkah Candy Tasting Collection

With candy like Cold Brew Cordials and Champagne Bubbles, this is the grown-up candy set you'll want to hide from your kids. It's perfect to enjoy right before using the new toothbrush linked below.

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Burt's Bees Limited-Edition Holiday Lip Balm Gift

Everyone could always use more lip balm. Either gift the whole set to one person or split it up for four recipients.

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Men's SeaChange Slipper

These slide slippers are made with recycled fleece to be extra warm and cozy and feature a long-lasting rubber outsole to ensure wearers won't slip.

more colors available

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Etsy | Femfetti

Light Up The Night Crewneck Sweatshirt

We love a festive holiday sweatshirt this time of year and this cheeky Hanukkah-themed one has the cutest saying.

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Our Place

Perfect Pot

Just like the uber-popular Always Pan, the Perfect Pot replaces eight traditional pieces of cookware and features a non-stick ceramic coating made from non-toxic materials.

more colors available

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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean Electric Toothbrush

Maybe I've hit boring-adult level of gifting, but I'd actually be really excited to get a new toothbrush and this electric one has a ton of 5-star reviews.

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