|Jewish Gifts for the Home|
Weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and the month of Tishrei provide ample opportunities for giving Jewish- themed home gifts. A bar or bat mitzvah is a rite of passage and coming-of-age ceremony for young adults. Tishrei is the first month of the Hebrew year. Offer a gift for a Jewish family that will decorate and remind them of aspects of the Jewish culture.
A wall hanging provides decoration and blessings or reminders for a Jewish home. A silk or embroidered wall hanging with a Hebrew inscription is a meaningful gift. A hamsa, or palm-shaped structure, known through the Middle East and Southern African regions, provides good luck and wards off spirits from believers. A decorated Hamsa plaque with images of Jerusalem is another good gift idea for a kitchen or living room.
Candle holders come in all shapes and sizes and help Jewish families and friends celebrate all religious holidays. A menorah is a specific candle holder that holds eight candlesticks that are lit one by one each night until the eighth night of Hanukkah. The candles must burn for a minimum of 45 minutes. A menorah is a special gift that many Jewish families will treasure. Matchbox holders and silver and gold wax catchers are good accessory gifts for a Jewish home.
A wide variety of dinnerware options provide gift givers with another category of presents. A challah board to cut challah, a Jewish bread, is one gift idea. Honey dishes are a choice gift idea to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Platters for serving favorite family recipes are sure to please Jewish families as well.
Tzedakah boxes are small decorated boxes used to keep loose change. They work as an ideal gift for a bar or bat mitzvah. Artwork depicting the star of David, a menorah, inscriptions in Hebrew or depictions of scenes in the Torah are also widely accepted among Jewish families.
Jewish Gifts for the Home
By Angela Watkins, eHow Contributor