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8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide to the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide >> Printable Deidel Art | More Printable Chanukah Art

8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

My children still tease me about some of our Chanukah traditions. I must admit, with eight days of Hanukkah gift giving and a limited budget, I often found myself pushing the boundaries of creativity. I often used the holiday to buy them “gifts” that satisfied “needs” rather than “wants” and always designated at least one day to reinforce the importance of Judaism and the Jewish traditions of performing mitzvot and giving tzedakah.

FYI >> We always switched up the order of the nights so the kids never knew which night would be the dreaded (often embarrassing) personal hygiene night

Traditional Gift Night

We tend not to start off the holiday with traditional gift night because once our children get the gift they are pining for nothing else quite measures up. So we make them wait for this gift. Anticipation is 3/4 of the fun!

Grooming & Personal Hygiene Night

This is the night for manicure kits, nose trimmers, shavers, travel toothbrushes, and the list goes on and on. #soembarrasing

Grooming and Personal Hygiene Gifts

Grooming and Personal Hygiene Gifts >> Hair Towel | Slim Traveling Toothbrush | Manicure Sets | Emergency First Aid Kit |  Shaver & Trimmers

Hanukkah Game Night

Much has changed since my children were little. With the advent of printable games, this could very well become one of the most fun, least expensive nights of the holiday. Here are a few of our favorite printable Hanukkah games and activities.

Hanukkah Printable Games

Kids Hanukkah Printable Games

Kids Hanukkah Cootie Catcher    Hanukkah Cootie Catcher

Hanukkah Cootie Catchers

The Story of Hanukkah Crossword Puzzle      Printable Hanukkah Bingo

Printable Hanukkah Games

Printable Hanukkah Photo Booth Props

Printable Hanukkah Photo Booth Props

Craft Night

This night is especially valuable when Hanukkah falls during Winter Break!

Chanukah Crafts

Chanukah Crafting Supplies & Projects >> Jewelry Making | Crayons | Printable Dreidel

Judaica | Tzedaka night

Play a round ( or two or three) of dreidel and let your children choose which charity to give their winnings

Play Dreidel

Dreidels | More Dreidels

Another idea is to start a menorah collection and unveil that year's menorah on this night! For example, in 2016 kids were going crazy for emojis so you might pick up an emoji menorah 🙂 Eventually, as the kids move out to live on their own, they can choose a menorah or two to bring with them.

emoji menorah-set

Emoji Menorah Set | More Menorahs

Food & Drink Night

Think latkes, chocolate gelt and creative donut displays. One idea is to display donuts (sufganiyot) on a rectangular Hanukkah serving platter or long wooden serving board and don’t forget the candles!

Donut Menorah

Donut Menorah (image courtesy of Gluten Free Jelly -Filled Donuts

Serve gelt, snacks, donut holes, or even cupcakes in these printable Hanukkah Dreidel cupcake wrappers

Hanukkah Dreidel Cupcake Wrappers

Printable Hanukkah Dreidel Cupcake Wrappers

Hanukkah Bento Box

Hanukkah Bento Box

Sports  & Physical Fitness Night

Although not related to Hanukkah in any way, we like to encourage our children to engage in active play!

Physical Fitness and Sports Gifts

Physical Fitness and Sports Gifts >> Best Flying Ring | Roller Skates | Chicago Softball | Kids Yoga | Jumprope

Book Night

Since every night is reading night …

Limited Edition Plush Mensch On A Bench with Blue Tallit

Limited Edition Plush Mensch On A Bench With Blue Tallit (As seen on Shark Tank)

Hanukkah Books

Best Hanukkah Gift Books >> A Sack Full of Feathers | Sammy Spider's First HanukkahHershel and the Hanukkah Goblins | The Book Thief 

Pajama Night

And one more idea, you might want to make the First Night of Chanukah Pajama Night. Yes, there actually are Family Matching Hanukkah Pajamas!

Hanukkah Pajamas

Matching Family Chanukah Pajamas.

Party Hearty!

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