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The Best Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers and Caregivers

Get ready for eight days and nights of awesome gifts.
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By Cassie Kreitner, Senior Editor
Updated November 27, 2023
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Santa might handle the Christmas shopping, but when it comes to finding a sweet Hanukkah gift it’s all on you! Luxury goods are nice and all, but you don’t have to go overboard when shopping for the best Hanukkah gifts. Thoughtful presents that honor family traditions will be much appreciated (after all, it’s the little things in life!).

This year, Hanukkah starts a bit later than usual; on December 18th—so no sweat, you’ve got ample time to source presents for all your VIPs. Bookmark this page for when you’re ready to start your search; we’ve rounded up some favorite Hanukkah gifts for babies, toddlers and the special caregivers in their lives.

Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Babies

Commemorate baby’s first Hanukkah with clothes, toys and gifts they’ll enjoy for eight crazy nights—and beyond. From cute PJs and clothing to personalized stuffed animals, here you’ll find sweet gifts for your little one.

Festive baby PJs

Hanukkah Matching Family Pajamas
Image: Hanna Andersson

Wondering what to wear for eight special nights? Cute Hanukkah-themed jammies, of course! These matching pajama sets will have the whole family feeling festive. Buy for everyone or just get the baby and kid-size versions—they’re perfect for celebratory gatherings where the little ones are bound to conk out immediately afterward.

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Cultural board book

There are plenty of fun and educational Hanukkah books for kids, but this board book goes well beyond the Festival of Lights. Through rhymes and illustrations, baby will get a clever overview of Judaism, from Afikomen to Zayde.

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Organic infant onesie

Finn + Emma 1st Hanukkah Baby Lap Bodysuit
Image: Finn + Emma
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Finn + Emma|$20.95

Hanukkah gifts for babies should be cute and festive, just like this sweet onesie from Finn + Emma. Crafted from 100 percent organic cotton, the unisex bodysuit is super soft—plus, it features easy-snap fasteners so you can change your little love and get back to celebrating in no time. This onesie is available in a long-sleeve style and as a gift set complete with navy pants. We’re obsessed!

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Cozy baby booties

Zutano Cozie Fleece Gripper Baby Booties
Image: Zutano
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Zutano|$23

Parents are on a never-ending quest to find baby’s missing socks and shoes. That’s why you should make one of baby’s first Hanukkah gifts a pair of these teeny tiny booties that’ll stay put on squirmy feet. Zutano’s soft fleece fabric is perfect for winter; two-snap closures ensure a secure fit, and the gripper sole helps steady novice walkers. The navy pair is a perfect addition to baby’s Hanukkah-themed outfits, but they come in several other trendy colors as well. Score!

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Holiday-inspired bib

Kyte Baby Hanukkah Bib
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Kyte Baby|$14.95

Although your little one may not fully understand all the fabulous traditions that come with Hanukkah quite yet, they’re sure to drool all over this cheeky bib—an adorable (not to mention affordable) gift for baby’s first Hanukkah. It’s even made out of a super-soft bamboo-rayon blend—what’s not to love?

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Custom stuffed animal

Happy Hanukkah Personalized Teddy Bear
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A stuffed animal is a great present to celebrate baby’s first Hanukkah. This plush bear comes in a pink or blue shirt that can be personalized with up to 12 characters. Add details like baby’s name, initials and birth year to make the Hanukkah gift extra special.

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Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Shopping for a slightly older child? From holiday-themed gifts to wow-worthy presents any kid would covet, here are some of the best Hanukkah gifts for toddlers.

Personalized kids’ book

Next up is a personalized kids’ book that’s bound to be a hit with your little one. The beautifully illustrated, hardcover book can be customized to feature your child’s name throughout the story, making it even more special. Reading it may even become a new Hanukkah tradition for your family!

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Hanukkah-themed building toy

CreateOn Hanukkah Gingerbread House
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Maisonette|$35.99

Boost your little one’s motor skills and their holiday spirit with this festive building toy. The set comes with 16 double-sided tiles that your child can connect to create a gingerbread house and even a dreidel.

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Kids’ Dreidel set

Pottery Barn Kids My First Dreidel
Image: Pottery Barn Kids
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Pottery Barn Kids|$29

Great Hanukkah gifts for toddlers can be enjoyed by the whole family. Help your little one learn how to play the classic holiday game—and improve their math skills along the way with this toddler-friendly dreidel set.

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Colorful mini yoga mat

Gaiam Kids’ Yoga Mat
Image: Target

Has your child been mimicking your at-home workouts? Help them feel zen with their very own yoga mat, a great Hanukkah gift for toddlers. This one also comes in a variety of vibrant designs to choose from, so you’re sure to find a match for even the most discerning of tots.

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Festive paper tablecloth

Giant Hanukkah Coloring Page
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Etsy|$27.99

Here’s an art-themed Hanukkah gift for toddlers: A giant, table-sized coloring page. Roll this out on the table while you’re preparing the meal, and keep the little ones entertained and close by—it’s a win-win!

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Chic play kitchen

Lalo The Play Kitchen
Image: Lalo
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Lalo|$395

You don’t have to stray far from home to find the best latkes in town! Kids as young as 3 will love whipping up family recipes in this play kitchen. This modern design is complete with cabinets that open and shut, interactive stove elements, a spacious sink area and so much more to discover. It’s one of the best Hanukkah gifts for toddlers, and spacious enough for multiple kids to play at once, so it’s ideal for family gatherings. The best part? It takes just five minutes to assemble to make your holiday experience a bit more seamless.

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Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Whether you’re in search of something the kids can present to Bubbe and Zayde, or you’re in need of a gift idea yourself, check out these great Hanukkah gifts for grandparents. From scented candles to snuggly socks, here you’ll find Hanukkah gifts to suit all styles and budgets.

Seasonal candle

Homesick Latkes and Lights Candle
Image: Homesick

Can’t get together with the extended family for this year’s Hanukkah celebrations? Send Grandma and Grandpa this candle to remind them of happy times. Top notes of butter, potato and apple are reminiscent of homemade latkes, while base notes of vanilla and musk invoke the smell of warm jelly donuts.

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High-quality photo book

 Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book
Image: Artifact Uprising
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Artifact Uprising|$62

When it comes to holiday gifting, you can’t go wrong with a beautifully crafted photo book—just like this one from Artifact Uprising. The premium design features thick pages and a simplified layout that can be customized to your liking. Choose from several chic color options for the binding and add your favorite photos to create a sentimental present that Grandma and Grandpa will love flipping through throughout the year.

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Unique Menorah

Jonathan Adler Ceramic Dachshund Menorah
Image: Wayfair

Does a trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house also mean a visit with a much-loved four-legged family member? If so, kids will love presenting this adorable dachshund-inspired menorah. The Jonathan Adler piece is crafted in high-fire stoneware by skilled artisans in Peru and finished with a soft-satin matte glaze.

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Sleek digital frame

A digital picture frame is a great way for families to keep in touch year-round. Aura’s Carver frame is one of the best on the market, thanks to its sleek design and easy-to-use interface.

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Funny children’s storybook

Gift the grandparents this funny book—that reimagines a classic children’s story as a lively Jewish family gathering—to read to your little one at bedtime. It also includes an exclusive latke recipe from Ina Garten!

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Doughnut-making kit

If jelly donuts are Grandma and Grandpa’s weakness, then this is the gift for them. Make 12 homemade, sugar-dusted jelly donuts with this kit featuring dry ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe instructions for baking or frying. (Obviously, they’ll love it even more if the kiddos help!)

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Keepsake letter set

Uncommon Goods Grandparent Pen Pal Set
Image: Uncommon Goods
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Uncommon Goods|$32

Inspire your kiddo and their grandparents to create new memories this holiday season and beyond by gifting this sweet pen pal set. Each letter features creative prompts, fun lists and other activities to make connecting via pen all the more special. Plus, your little one is sure to love receiving their very own mail!

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Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Teachers and Caregivers

They watch over and help your loved ones—so why not show a little love in return? These Hanukkah gifts for teachers and care providers are sure to fill their hearts (and bellies!).

Hanukkah-inspired candy gift set

Even if your child’s babysitter, nanny or teacher doesn’t celebrate Hanukkah, this tasting box is a sweet way to let them in on the celebration. Each of the eight drawers in this calendar-inspired box are filled with four types of Kosher candies.

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Super-soft throw

Who wouldn’t enjoy cozying up during the holiday season and beyond with this ultra-soft, plush throw? It’s equally great for movie nights, quiet reading sessions and bedtime, and you can count on the premium-quality design to last for years to come. Choose from a number of soothing earth tones to find the perfect Hanukkah gift.

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Chic ceramic bakeware set

Great Jones Stoneware Sweeties
Image: Great Jones
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Great Jones|$125

Searching for a standout Hanukkah gift for the baker in your life? Look no further than this high-quality baking set from Great Jones. The versatile duo comes with a casserole dish and a pie dish—and, even better, the stylish design will look great when set on the table for holiday (and everyday!) meals.

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Jewish cookbook

“Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch”
Image: Amazon

Celebrate your culture by trying new Jewish recipes this holiday season! In this cookbook, you’ll find an array of nourishing meals that offer refreshing, modern updates on the classics you know and love. If you’re on the lookout for a Hanukkah gift for the foodie in your life, this will be a surefire winner.

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DIY cookie kit

Dirty Cookie Hanukkah DIY Cookie Shot Decorating Kit
Image: Dirty Cookie
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Dirty Cookie|$49.99

We can’t imagine a cuter (and tastier!) Hanukkah gift. This DIY cookie shot kit makes a great gift for any teacher or caregiver who means a lot to your family. The kit arrives with six pre-made cookies in a variety of flavors, along with sprinkles and other goodies to dress them up. The cookies can be filled with milk, hot chocolate or something a bit more adult for a delectable snack.

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Festive waffle maker

Dash Dreidel Mini Waffle Maker
Image: Sur La Table
Buying Options
Sur La Table|$14.95

Last but not least is this fun holiday-inspired waffle maker. With it, the recepient will be able to whip up mini dreidel-printed waffles in no time. What better way to start your day than with a festive, delicious breakfast? Even better, it’s an affordable Hanukkah gift option to boot.

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How We Chose the Best Hanukkah Gifts

We get it—holiday gifting isn’t always a breeze. That’s why, to simplify your search, we handpicked the best Hanukkah gifts of the year. This way, you won’t have to spend hours scrolling this celebratory season. We considered several factors when choosing which presents to feature in our roundup, such as value and quality. What’s more, we read user reviews to understand how real gift recipients have loved these products and didn’t consider anything with less than an average four-star rating.

Interested in learning more about our editorial process? Read about how our team develops and reviews all articles here.

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