Hanukkah-themed gifts for your little ones
Every year during Hanukkah, we love to include a Jewish or holiday-themed gift for one of the eight nights. This gift guide includes our favorites from the Mensch on the Bench collection, awesome Hanukkah Magna-Tiles, a play pretend Hanukkah set, Hanukkah craft items, and our favorite Hanukkah books. These gifts are perfect for children ages 1-5.
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The Mensch on a Bench
The Jewish answer to the Elf on the Shelf, sort of. This toy comes with a great message entwined with the story of Hanukkah – and comes with a line of friends that build upon the themes of the holiday. Oh, and did I mention this toy line was created by a Cincinnati local?
Mitzvah Moose by Mensch on a Bench
Friend to the Mensch on a Bench, Mitzvah Moose tells a story about the importance of mitzvahs, or good deeds. The candles on his antlers light up, just as they do in the story.
Dreidel Dog by Mensch on a Bench
Another furry friend in the Mensch on a Bench collection, Dreidel Dog is cute and cuddly, and has handy bandana to hold your dreidel.
The Zebra from Zion by Mensch on a Bench
New for Hanukkah 2021 is The Zebra from Zion. This furry friend with a distinct zebra print comes with a story about living a Jewish life outside of a Jewish community.
CreateOn Hanukkah Menorah Magna-Tiles Set
CreateOn puts out some amazing collections using Magna-Tile brand tiles, and their Hanukkah set is no exception. It’s really cool to see a Hanukkah set included in their holiday collection. This set of double-sided tiles builds a menorah that can be used to “light” the menorah every night of the holiday.
KidKraft Wooden Hanukkah Set
This wooden Hanukkah set from KidKraft comes complete with menorah, dreidel, gelt, and latkes. This toy is the perfect gift for a day of play pretend – or eight!
This dreidel is the perfect size for little hands to learn how to spin. I would recommend this toy for ages 3 and up.
Big Hanukkah Activity Book
This activity book for ages 4-8 has Hanukkah activities galore. From coloring pages, to mazes, to word games, you’ll find something for every child.
This set of Hanukkah stamps is great fun for kids of all ages, and can be used in a variety of craft projects too.
You can pick up some of our favorite Hanukkah books at your local bookstore or through the affiliate links below. We have been reading many of these books to our son since he was an infant, and still enjoy many of these with him at age 4.
Elmo’s Little Dreidel
By Naomi Kleinberg
Grover’s Eight Nights of Light
By Jodie Shepherd
Happy Hanukkah, Curious George
By Margret and H. A. Rey
Happy Hanukkah, Pout-Pout Fish
By Deborah Diesen
Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah
By Norman Bridwell
by Alyssa Capucilli
My First Chanukah
by Tomie dePaola
My First Jewish Baby Book
by Julie Merberg
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights
by Bonnie Bader
Happy Hanukkah, Little Dreidel (Finger Puppet Board Book)
by Brick Puffinton
I hope this guide helps you find the perfect Hanukkah gift for your little ones. Happy Hanukkah, friends!
If you enjoyed this gift guide, make sure to check out my full collection of holiday gift ideas for kids, including a Gift Guide for One Year Olds, Toddler Gift Guide, Preschooler Gift Guide and Stocking Stuffers Guide.