Nothing makes me happier than supporting small Jewish businesses. There’s that phrase that “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.” Well, it’s time to make some people dance. While I appreciate that there is more and more Hanukkah merchandise showing up in the Target Dollar Spot, that stuff is disposable. I have chosen some my favorite small vendors who create products that are special, thoughtful, and long lasting. Buy them for yourself or as a Hanukkah gift.
B Eden It – This shop carries handmade creations that include beaded Judaic jewelry pieces, crocheted dreidels, and stuffed animals. These precious gifts would be something that will warm your heart year after year.
Ella and Noah – This activity book is great for keeping the kiddos busy while they learn all about the history of Hanukkah and it’s traditions. It is beautifully illustrated, contains of 200 stickers, as well as coloring, matching, mazes, and more.
Shana Colwes Art – Shana makes the most beautiful drawings of classic recipes that can be printed on kitchen towel, printed as a piece of art, or even on a grocery bag. She also makes CUSTOM work! You can have your grandmother’s recipes illustrated as a beautiful gift for the whole family.
Midrash Manicures – Midrash Manicures combines Jewish education and creative nail art to make Torah more meaningful to you. We launched an exclusive line of Jewish nail decals, Hanukkah Leggings, and a curriculum for educators so that you can have Torah at your fingertips! We also hold educational workshops at synagogues, day schools, and summer camps.Since the launch of MidrashManicures.com in 2011, Midrash Manicures has inspired thousands of individuals in their journey toward creative religious expression.
rin + RUCKUS – rin+RUCKUS is a pom pom home decor store with a focus on kid-friendly products. From hair ties to garlands to wall hangings, each felt pom pom is handsewn with love from cotton thread and synthetic felt (so it’s vegan-friendly, too!).
From everyday to holiday, rin+RUCKUS hopes to help you celebrate in style with products that will last year after year. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can always contact rin+RUCKUS to discuss a custom creation.
Stargaze Candles – Stargaze Candles was started by Rachel Winston in 2015 when she decided to create handmade, all natural candles for herself and her friends and family. She decided to make all natural beeswax Shabbat candles for her parents who were using the traditional paraffin Shabbat candles every week. The candles were a huge hit with her family so she decided to share them with the world. Today, she makes Kosher candles for all occasions including Havdalah, and Chanukah, and hopes to bring joy to others with her candles.
peace. love. light. – This shop carries a wide range of Judaica that’s hand selected to be stylish and contemporary. They have beautiful home decor and accessories that will make your home feel more festive for the holidays with the sleek, modern design that you’ve been searching for.