Finding the right gift for your Jewish family and friends can seem daunting, but there are many fantastic faith-based items to choose from. Whether you wish to give home decor pieces as a housewarming gift, or small trinkets for birthday or holiday presents, there are a variety of Jewish gift ideas for just about any occasion.
If you're looking for a decorative piece, a ceramic plate makes a wonderful gift. The Israel Sites ceramic plate features gorgeous paintings of 10 different locations in Israel around the edge, with a larger painting of Jerusalem in the center. Bold colors jump out from this wall decoration, making it the perfect piece to add to any Jewish home. A ceramic plate makes an excellent house warming gift, and is versatile enough to give as a birthday gift or some other celebration.
Wooden Shofar stands are a thoughtful gift for anyone who already owns a Shofar. Since the Shofar is such an important piece in the home, it's imperative to have an attractive centerpiece for it. Hand painted wooden Shofar stands that are crafted in Israel make the perfect gift for adults and children alike, and their bright, bold colors create an attractive surrounding environment for the receiver's Shofar.
A coaster set always makes a good gift for the home. Bold colors depicting the holy city of Jerusalem will bring a bright, modern touch to your tables and countertops while protecting them from unsightly water rings. Coasters are a great gift for any occasion.
Purses and Bags
Coin purses or velvet bags make excellent gifts for the ladies in your life. An evil eye coin purse depicts the infamous Evil Eye symbol and brings you (and your money) protection from the dreaded Evil Eye. If a coin purse doesn't seem like the right fit for the person you're buying a gift for, perhaps a velvet patchwork bag depicting Israel would be. A handbag is perfect for holding checkbooks, credit cards, wallets, and keys, and it makes a wonderful gift that any lady would be happy to receive.
You can never fail when you go with key chains. Key chains or key holders are a fail-proof gift idea and can be given to people of all ages. Evil eye key chains are a fashionable way to protect against the Evil Eye. Hamsa Hand key chains also protect against the Evil Eye and are said to bring good luck. Key chains depicting Hebrew blessings serve as a reminder of one's Jewish faith, while key holders containing sand from the Holy Land serves as a reminder of one's roots and enables them to take a piece of Israel with them where ever they go.
Picture frames are a thoughtful gift for your loved ones, and a hand-painted frame depicting scenes from Jerusalem make it all the more meaningful. A frame is a versatile gift, as you can just give the frame itself, or elect to put your own photo inside before gifting it.
Jewish themed ink pens are a great gift for anyone who loves to write. Pens crafted to look like a rabbi are a fun way to put the written word to paper, while pens featuring prayers and blessings serve as a reminder of one's faith. A pen holder also makes a great gift for anyone who already has a collection of pens, or can be combined and given along with Jewish-themed pens.
Wood thimbles featuring Jewish symbols such as the Menorah or Star of David are the perfect gift choice for the crafty person in your life. These minimalistic pieces are gorgeous, serve as a reminder of one's Jewish identity and are also functional, making them a special gift.
Show your support of Israel by gifting items supporting the Holy Land. Bracelets, T-shirts, or Israeli flags make fantastic gifts for those who are also children of Israel.