1. Bush craft
If you’re in need of ornaments to adorn your Chrismukkah bush, these Chanukah-themed ones by HumanDesignsUK on Etsy are really cute.
£15 for the set
2. Burning bright
We’re all about multiple-use items here, so were very excited to read about these Hyggelight Growing Candles. Once they burn out, you plant the seeds in the glass container.
From £35 www.liveinthelight.co.uk
3. Warm heart
Show her you care with this understated but sophisticated necklace that can be personalised. Available in 18K gold plated, 18K rose gold or 925 sterling silver.
4. Colourful Judaica
Bring some sparkle to your home with these stunning cases for your mezuzah scroll from Mezuzot Beitecha. They are hand-made in Israel from crystal stones and are sized 12cm and 15cm (20cm available made to order).
From £65 info@mezuzotbeitech / 07510 812074
5 Space invader
Turn your lounge into an escape room with this TRAPPED: Mission to Mars game. Each pack contains all you need to crack the clues, solve the puzzles and escape! Ages 8+.
6. Take the biscuit
Send or gift this beautiful collection of handmade (veggie) biscuits from Biscuiteers, including dreidels, menorahs and Stars of David, that come in a gorgeous keepsake tin.
7. Pop craze
The latest must-have toy was created in the 1970s by Israelis Theo and Ora Coster of Theora Design. After her sister died of breast cancer, Ora had a dream featuring “pushing nipples in a large field of ladies’ breasts”. Son Boaz created the Pop-it, which is the new fidget spinner.
Various prices www.happypuzzle.co.uk
8. Mohawk marvel
We are seriously coveting this mohawk chanukiah by American designer, potter and author Jonathan Adler, which pairs punk-inspired glam with posh unglazed porcelain.
9. Scandalous questioning
Roast your friends and family at a much-needed get-together with this Mean Girls party game. You don’t need to know the film – just the people (aged 14+) you’re with!
10. Simply delicious
Stuck for what to make for yet another dinner? Mishpacha columnist Rivky Kleiman’s second cookbook, Simply: Simply Gourmet. Every Day, features 140 recipes along with tips.
£30.90 published by Artscroll, www.lehmanns.co.uk
11. Crafty fun
The smallest of the Cricut machines, the Joy will provide hours of fun to make cards, labels and personalise items. £179.99 (materials cost extra)
12. Leaf love
With all the doughnuts, tea is the essential libation – and if it has health benefits so much the better. Vahdam’s Hanukah gift set (spelt the American way) offers an in-house blend of Masala chai loose tea leaves in flavours, including vanilla spice, turmeric with cardamon and chocolate vanilla.
13. Hydraulic handiwork
It looks like you need a hand… a cyborg hand! Comes in kit form with 203 easy-to-assemble pieces and no motor or battery needed as it’s powered by hydraulics. For ages 10+.
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