This year Hanukkah begins on Wednesday night November 27, 2013. I can't remember the last time Hanukkah was even in November. And who can miss all the excitement over the convergence of the first day of Hanukkah with Thanksgiving, now coined Thanksgivukkah. Unless you are my mother in law who buys all her holiday presents before Summer is over, you are probably feeling a bit behind schedule this year. Here is our foodie gift guide, filled with sweets and treats and more to liven up your holiday table.
Let's start off with my Hanukkah Chocolate Gift Guide:
Veruca chocolates has finally transformed chocolate gelt into the treasure it is meant to be. Give the kids the foil wrapped sacks and save these gold coins for yourself. They are available in 3 flavors and certified Kosher by the CRC. They are all molded to replicate an actual Judean coin dating back to the 4th decade BCE, and is finished in gold dust. They will also look gorgeous on your dessert table. Order your Veruca Chocolate gelt here. (please note that the gelt is currently their only certified kosher product)
Special for Thanksgivukah!!! Celebrate the once in a lifetime miracle of the calendar and the candelabra with gourmet kosher Thanksgivukkah chocolates. They also have chocolate dreidels and other Thanksgiving chocolates. JoyofKosher fans get 10% with coupon code JOYOFKOSHER. Click here to get your Thanksgivukkah chocolates.
Zelda's Sweet Shoppe offers decorated Hanukkah cookies and baskets. Also new this year are their signature chocolate covered marshmallows in dreidel shape as well as a decorated caramel corn. Email them to order these new items.
One more chocolate gelt that is a step above. These still have the foil covers, but the silver ones are mint flavored!! Get chocolate coins from Lake Champlain.
For those not as in love with chocolate as me here are some food related gifts you might enjoy.
Stick with food, but move to something savory that still makes a great gift. Natural and Kosher Cheese Sampler package with a recipe and usage booklet inside. We love this little box set. You should find it at most Supermarkets and even Costco. Get more information on their facebook page.
I love this stainless Latke Spatula. Cute and practical at the same time. Get it from Amazon.
Anyone would love to add these to their Hanukkah table. Blue and white porcelain plates that can be used for everything from salads, to appetizers to desserts. Sold by Williams-Sonoma.
Move beyond those plastic Hanukkah cookie cutters to these hand crafted Jewish themed cookie cuter set perfect for Hanukkah. Get the Hanukkah cookie cutters here. You can also get a Hanukkah Linzer cookie cutter from the Kosher Cook.
If you are looking for something a little fancier, check out this Pomegranate Decorative Dreidel from Quest Gifts, available at most Judaica stores. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific retailers.
No Hanukkah gift guide is complete with out our New Joy of Kosher cookbook!!! The perfect gift for every one (even the ones that don't like cook). Order your copies on Amazon.
Let us know if you find any other fun holiday gift ideas, share it in the comments below.