best Hanukkah food gifts
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Don’t you dare show up to a Hanukkah dinner empty handed. Bring a gift, and make it food—but not any food. There are rules. So do it right and try one of our tasteful suggestions.

And get some ideas of what Hanukkah-inspired dishes to make for your own dinner or party on our Hanukkah recipe page.

Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies, $56 at Zola Bakes

Zola Bakes

Brighten up your holiday cookie assortment with these neon blue rainbow cookies from Zola Bakes. This pack comes with 20 cookies (10 almond cake cookies with raspberry jam, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and sprinkles, and 10 almond cake cookies with Nutella, white chocolate, and sprinkles). But snatch these up quickly: This bundle is only around from Dec. 9-25.Buy Now

Great Miracle Dreidels Limited Edition Gift Set (Kosher), $95.00 at Eleni’s

Eleni's Hanukkah dreidel cookies


These are some classy cookies. Four kosher, nut-free, hand-iced sugar cookies are made with pure butter, whole eggs, and vanilla. Eleni’s also offers more affordable and less intricate cookies that are just as delicious.Buy Now

Layercake Cheesecake Sampler (Extra Large), $66.99 at Junior’s


Go big with Junior’s biggest cheesecake sampler yet. The New York City cheesecake institution has a new cake-within-a-cake sampler, super-sized. You’ll get carrot cake cheesecake, red velvet cheesecake, chocolate dream cheesecake, and new white chocolate cheesecake with tons of white chocolate chips. This gift is a crowd pleaser. Call 800-958-6467 or buy it here.Buy Now

Barbera Lorenzo # 1 Organic Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. D.O.P Valli Trapanesi, $29.68 on Amazon

Barbera Lorenzo # 1 Organic Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. D.O.P Valli Trapanesi

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The extra virgin olive oil is pressed from the finest Sicilian olives. With its deep, brilliant green-golden color, spicy aroma, fruity flavor, and almond finish, it’s a treat for both the eyes and the palate. Buy Now

Eight Nights of Hanukkah Crate (Kosher), $139 at Zabar’s


Your thoughtfulness will be remembered as your recipients open gift upon delicious gift from one of the most celebrated NYC Jewish delis. What’s Inside: Chocolate coins, Zabar’s chocolate babka, Zabar’s cinnamon rugelach, silver and blue chocolate covered almonds, blue and white mini lentils, blue and gold Hanukkah chocolates, Hanukkah cookie assortment, blue and white cookies, Hanukkah candles, and dreidels. Buy Now

Latke Toppings, $9 and up at Murray’s Cheese


Latkes, a popular Hanukkah dish, can be even better with a spread of indie toppers, an ideal entertaining gift for any Hanukkah host. Curate your own assortment of apple butter, fresh figs, cheese, and more.Buy Now

Green’s Bakery Chocolate Rugelach (Kosher), $17.59 on Amazon

Green's Bakery chocolate rugelach

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Honor your beloved bubbe with this gift of a traditional rugelach recipe faithfully recreated into these special sweet, chewy pastries with rich chocolate ribbons. They’re available in cinnamon and vanilla varieties too.Buy Now

Dark Chocolate Ungapotchkies, $11 on

Dark Chocolate Ungapotchkies toffee matzo bites

Just want to bring a little nosh? These dark chocolate covered clusters of artisanal matzo, toasted rice, and toffee are addictive and just as over-the-top as the name implies.Buy Now

Check out the best Hanukkah apps to celebrate the Festival of Lights in 2019 too.

For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.

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Amy Sowder is a writer and editor based in NYC, covering food and wellness in publications such as Bon Appétit, Women's Health, Eat This, Not That!, Upworthy/GOOD, Brooklyn Magazine, and Westchester Magazine. She loves to run races, but her favorite finish lines are gelato shops. Learn more at
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