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Hanukkah Gift Basket Ideas

Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is the eight-day Jewish festival of light that starts on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev and celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, spirit over material.

The history of the holiday dates back to over 2000 years ago when the Land of Israel came under the rule of the Greek emperor Antiochus, who outlawed the study of Torah and defiled the Holy Temple in Jerusalem with Greek idols. But a small group of Jews miraculously managed to defeat the strong enemy and regained the Holy Temple. But when they tried to light the Temple’s candelabrum they found out that the Greeks polluted all their oil. There was some pure oil left enough for only one night and it would take eight days to get new oil. But a miracle happened and the remaining oil lasted for eight days instead of one and that’s when the Hanukkah was established.

To commemorate those wonders on each Hanukkah Jewish people eat oily foods and light a menorah candelabrum (also known as a chanukiah) on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah starting this year on November 27, 2013.

Because of the great significance of oil in the story of the Hanukkah miracle, oily foods reflecting the meaning of the holiday became traditional. Among the most popular Hanukkah dishes are latkes (fried potato pancakes), sufganiot (deep-fried doughnuts with jelly), dairy products and cheese.

Other Hanukkah traditions include spending time with family, singing songs, playing Hanukkah dreidel (a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side) and sending Hanukkah gifts to friends, relatives and business associates.


There’s a great number of healthy Hanukkah gift baskets for your family, friends, business associates, boss or employees. Choose between a fresh fruit basket full of vitamins which contains a big selection of seasonal and exotic fruit as well as other delicious snacks of your choice. Or a gift tray with nutritious and flavorful nuts and dried fruit like dates, raisins, apricots, ginger, cranberries, kiwi, strawberries, coconut and more. Perfect for office parties or home gatherings such a thoughtful gift will have something for everyone to enjoy!


If you’re looking for a Hanukkah gift for those with a sweet tooth or for kids go for a sweet gift basket! Dark and milk сhocolates of different flavors, сookies, truffles, bonbons, halva, fruit jams, honey and more delicious treats to any taste will be beautifully packed for your dear recipients in a gift box, keepsake hamper, gift tower or even a treasure chest. As an extra something kids will always appreciate a cute plush toy while adults are sure to enjoy a bottle of good wine or champagne.


When it comes to choosing edible gifts for Hanukkah a kosher gift basket is always a great idea. Perfect for personal and business gifts Kosher baskets can include a great variety of delicious gourmet treats. From something simple like fruit, sweets, nuts and herbal teas to savory smoked salmon, fish pate, cheeses, vegetable spread, baked goods, fried potato pancakes, crackers, wine and more. Just consider your budget, the number of recipients, their preferences and choose one of the great gift ideas.

It’s time to send your best wishes for Hanukkah to those you love and respect with our traditional Hanukkah gifts to Israel, USA, Russia or any other country. Share light with the ones you care about!