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Hanukkah gift ideas from American Express

Hanukkah Presents for Everyone: A Shopper’s Guide

Need help finding personalized Hanukkah gifts for friends and family? Consider these suggestions. Here are eight categories of gifts to choose from, one for each night of the holiday.

Unique Hanukkah Gifts for Anyone on Your List

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a time when friends and family gather together to light candles and take part in traditions such as spinning the dreidel and eating potato pancakes, jelly donuts and milk chocolate coins. It’s also a time for gift giving—and the pressure that comes from trying to find great Hanukkah gift ideas for everyone on your list.

You might need unique Hanukkah gifts for lots of different people. Maybe you’ve waited until the last minute to shop. Or you might be looking for personalized Hanukkah gifts that show how well you know the people you’re shopping for. Buying Hanukkah presents doesn’t have to be overwhelming—all you need is some inspiration to point you in the right direction. Here are eight categories of Hanukkah gift ideas, one for each night of the holiday, along with one option—an American Express® Gift Card—that will give your friends and family the freedom to choose what they want.

American Express Gift Cards: The Gifts that Stand Out
  • Can be used virtually anywhere in the U.S. where American Express Cards are accepted
  • Safer than cash because the funds can be replaced if lost or stolen*
  • Choose from a variety of designs appropriate for Hanukkah

1. Food: Some of the most appreciated Hanukkah presents are the ones you can eat. Whether it’s chocolate coins, a box of candy or a tin of gourmet popcorn, finding personalized Hanukkah gifts can be as simple as knowing someone’s taste. Or give the gift of hands-on experience with some interesting cooking classes.

2. Drink: If you know what your giftee likes to drink, a nice bottle can make a great gift. Head down to your local wine store and choose something you know they’ll appreciate. Maybe it’s a small-batch bourbon from a local distillery or a bottle of wine from their favorite vineyard.

3. Housewares: Houses that seem to have everything can always use extra kitsch for the kitchen. Round ice cube molds, stemless glassware, or dreidel cookie cutters—unique Hanukkah gifts for the kitchen come in all shapes, sizes and varieties.

4. Home Décor: Candles certainly fit the holiday, although many home décor items make good Hanukkah gift ideas. Picture frames, photos and prints, vases, throw pillows, mirrors and clocks are all perfectly suitable.

5. Bath and Body: Bubble bath, scented soap, facial scrub and moisturizing cream are appropriate Hanukkah presents for anyone who likes to be pampered, as is a gift of a massage or other “me time” at the spa.

6. Entertainment: The trick to finding personalized Hanukkah gifts often starts by knowing the types of music, movies and TV shows your recipients enjoy. Or take it a step further, and get them tickets to an upcoming concert.

7. Books: A good book will look great on a coffee table or fit perfectly on a bookshelf. Audio books can also make nice Hanukkah presents for frequent travelers or anyone with a long work commute.

8. Tech: Gadgets can make unique Hanukkah gifts for anyone who appreciates having the latest and greatest. Don’t know what they’d like? Consider getting them new headphones or an emergency charger for their existing devices.

Need more options? Few Hanukkah gift ideas are as versatile as the American Express® Gift Card. Give a gift that can be used for just about anything, almost anywhere American Express is accepted.

Hanukkah Gifts from American Express

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