Hanukkah means eight festive days of gift giving. When it comes to finding a thoughtful gift for the Jewish friend or family member you love most, aim for meaningful tokens with symbolic ties to the Festival of Lights. Here, we’ve curated some of the best options, from right here in the Dallas area to beyond.
Macaron Classes: Better Than Gelt
Give her a macaron, and she’ll savor a delicious moment. But teach her how to make macarons, and she’ll be forever thankful. Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie in the West Village offers macaron-making classes ($80 for 2.5-3 hours). Purchase a class as a gift and package it with chef Andrea Meyer’s custom blue coconut-and-chocolate-ganache gold-dusted macarons for Hanukkah.
Heat Things Up
Gorgeous blue and white organic bath bombs from Pink Pedi Salon feature chakra-pleasing stones that your beloved can behold long after the last bubble pops. Add a Pink Pedi spa gift card and a bottle of Bartenura Moscato to complete the bubbly bounty.
Let’s Get Lit
No stylish Hanukkah display would be complete without a menorah from the Jonathan Adler store on McKinney Avenue. The black-and-white marble version, new for 2017, is beyond lit. Pair it with artisanal wax candles and old-fashioned matches or a high-style lighter. (It's also available online.)
The West Elm stores in Mockingbird Station, Crockett Row in Fort Worth and Plano's Shops at Legacy West offer a selection of gifts perfect for adding a little more sparkle to a dreamy Festival of Lights tablescape. This constellation salad plate, currently available for $9, caught our eye. Gifted with a collection of bite-sized latkes from Dean & DeLuca, you’ll be ready to have the whole "applesauce versus sour cream" debate.
All Gold Everything
If in-person shopping’s not your thing and you’re looking to shop online for friends and family, online Judaica & Jewish gift store Modern Tribe has an excellent selection of classy gilded goods from which the elegant gift-giver can choose. We love the bagel-inspired Nosh Menorah and the Lunares Gold Camel statuette.