The Best Hanukkah Gifts for Babies, Toddlers and Caregivers
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.
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Hanukkah gifts for babies
Hanukkah gifts for toddlers
Hanukkah gifts for grandparents
Hanukkah gifts for teachers and caregivers
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.
My First Jewish Baby 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.
Hanna Andersson Hanukkah Matching Family Pajamas
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.
Zutano Cozie Fleece Gripper Baby Booties
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 cute 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 18 other colors as well. Score!
Happy Hanukkah Personalized Teddy Bear
A stuffed animal is a great gift 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.
My First Hanukkah Onesie
Hanukkah gifts for babies should be fun and festive, just like this cute onesie from Amazon. Crafted from soft cotton, this unisex bodysuit can be personalized with baby’s name, and it comes in seven colors. Sizing options range from 0 to 24 months.
Joy Street Baby Hanukkah Bib
Although your son or daughter 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.
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.
Pottery Barn Hanukkah Countdown Calendar
The holiday season gets a lot more festive once your child is old enough to understand what’s going on. Help them practice their counting skills and get excited for the first night of Hanukkah with this fabric wall decoration from Pottery Barn. Each candle on the menorah is attached with velcro for easy adding and removing, and this cute calendar features a monogram option at the bottom so you can add your last name or baby’s first name to make it their very own!
Lakeshore Peaceful Kids’ Yoga Mat
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 comes with 50 activity cards to help them master poses and go with the flow.
Pottery Barn Kids My First Dreidel
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.
Melissa & Doug Chef’s Kitchen
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 set comes with all modern appliances, including a microwave with a spinning plate, a refrigerator with a working ice dispenser, cabinets with doors that open and shut and so much more. It’s one of the best Hanukkah gifts for toddlers, and spacious enough for multiple kids to play at once—ideal for family gatherings.
My Play Children’s Menorah Set
Teach your little one about time-honored Hanukkah traditions with this festive wooden menorah. The 10-piece set includes colorful, removable candles and a wooden menorah.
OOLY Left-Right Crayons
Not sure what to get your kids? You can’t go wrong with a set of ergonomic crayons. These easy-to-hold colors work well whether your kid is left-handed, right-handed or ambidextrous. Let them loose to scribble their first masterpieces (and gift thank-you cards!).
Giant Hanukkah Coloring Page
Here’s another art-themed Hanukkah gift for toddlers: a giant, table-sized Hanukkah coloring page. Roll this out on the table while you’re preparing the meal, and keep the little ones entertained (and close by!).
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.
Jonathan Adler Ceramic Dachshund Menorah
Does a trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house also mean a visit with a much-loved family member of the canine variety? 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.
Homesick Latkes and Lights Candle
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.
Aura Carver Luxe
A digital picture frame is a great way for families to keep in touch. Aura’s Carver frame is one of the best on the market, thanks to its sleek design and easy-to-use interface.
Farm Steady Jelly Donut 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!)
Goodnight Bubbala Book
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!
Piglet Alpaca Wool Bed Socks
Treat Grandma or Grandpa to a pair of cozy alpaca wool socks. Piglet’s bed socks are super-soft and stylish. Better yet, the material is naturally antibacterial, meaning they don’t need to go in the wash after every wear. They’re perfect for puttering around the house during the holidays. Choose from five pretty colors.
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!).
Sugarfina 8 Nights of Hanukkah Candy Tasting Collection
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.
L’Objet Terra Cereal Bowl
This chic ceramic bowl is perfect for those busy evenings when it’s cereal for dinner. They’re perfectly oversized to hold just about anything, and come in four different colors to match any kitchen decor.
Crate & Barrel Equinox Deep Indigo Sweater Knit Throw Blanket
A loved one will enjoy cozying up during the holiday season and beyond with this cozy-as-a-sweater knit throw. It’s equally great for movie nights, quiet reading sessions and bedtime.
Biens Chocolate Centerpiece Hanukkah Bien Tower
How about a something gourmet and sweet to show your appreciation for everything your favorite caregiver does for your famiy? This fine chocolate tower is impressive to look at—and the individual truffles are as decadent as can be!
The New Yiddish Kitchen Cookbook
Who says you can’t enjoy classic cooking and stick to your (very au courant) eating regimen? This hip cookbook, written by two paleo foodies, combines old techniques with new food trends, including paleo and gluten-free versions of Jewish favorites. There’s no fewer than four bagel recipes inside!
Hanukkah DIY Cookie Shot Decorating Kit
We can’t imagine a cuter (and tastier!) Hanukkah gift. This DIY cookie shot kit makes a great gift for any teacher or caregiver that 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.