Top 10 Rosh Hashanah Gifts to Give Your Host
During Rosh Hashanah, it's common to host friends, family, and community members for the festive meals that happen throughout the two-day holiday. If you're doing the hosting this year, check out our essentials for hosts buying guide here. And if you will be going by someone else for meals, make sure you don't show up empty-handed!
A Rosh Hashanah gift from Israel is the perfect way to show gratitude to your host and ensure their new year starts off sweet. We have rounded up our top 10 favorite Rosh Hashanah gifts for hosts and hostesses to make the quest for the perfect present that much easier for you. To view our full selection of made-in-Israel Rosh Hashanah gifts, click here!
1. Jerusalem-Inspired Holiday Gift Box
This luxurious gift set is the perfect way to give your Rosh Hashanah host a way to remember Jerusalem, no matter where in the world you are. The set features a luxurious Kiddush cup and candleholders, all of which are decorated with detailed depictions of Jerusalem's Old City and its famous architecture alongside hints of gold - and will be perfect for ushering in the holiday in style! The set also includes a jar of Israeli honey sourced from wildflowers in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. Both elegant and thoughtful, this gift set is sure to dazzle your hosts.
2. A Taste of Israel Sweet Rosh Hashanah Gift Box
Made by local artisanal brand Lin's Farm, this gift set is a thoughtful way to give your Rosh Hashanah hosts a taste of Israel. Featuring red Israeli wine, fresh local pure olive oil, and a jar of all-natural honey sourced from the Judean hills, this box is a sweet and delicious way to show your appreciation of your hosts, while giving them the best of classic holiday flavors they can share right at the meal. Classy, thoughtful, and tasty, your gift will wow everyone at the table!
3. Designer Tallit and Shofar Gift Set
This thoughtful gift set has everything your hosts will need to celebrate the Jewish New Year spiritually and in style. The set includes a cotton tallit, as well as a matching tallit bag and kippah, designed by Yair Emanuel. The Jerusalem-based artist incorporated the Holy City into his design, creating a beautiful blue depiction of Jerusalem's famous domed rooftops and stone buildings, accented with gleaming gold thread. The set also includes a natural, kosher, ram's horn shofar from Israel's most trusted shofar makers Barsheshet-Ribak, that's perfect for High Holiday use, so you can really blow your hosts away.
4. Israeli Delicacies & BBQ Supplies Gift Box
Israelis love two things for every holiday - barbeques and wine - and you can bring both to your hosts, in an undeniably Israeli way! This fabulous gift box contains a special red wine made from syrah (shiraz) grapes by Golan Heights Winery, along with an incredible array of everything your hosts will need for an incredible barbeque, whether on Rosh Hashanah or any other time during the year: olive oil, a BBQ tool set, BBQ sauce, seasoning blends, and an onion spread. These special Israeli flavors are sure to wow your lucky gift recipient!
5. Sweet New Year Rosh Hashanah Gift Set
Nothing says "Have a sweet New Year!" like this beautiful gift set, complete with a jar of Israeli honey, a gorgeous Rosh Hashanah seder plate with an intricate pomegranate motif, and a vibrant, matching honey dish. As if that wasn't enough, this set also includes a free decorative ceramic pomegranate, designed by famous Jerusalem-based artist Yair Emanuel. It's sure to brighten the holiday table, and your hosts will love the beauty and function of these gorgeous pieces.
6. Deluxe Rosh Hashanah Tableware Gift Box
Pomegranates symbolize love, fertility, royalty, and the mitzvot (commandments) in Judaism. They're also a popular motif on Rosh Hashanah because the harvest in Israel often coincides with the High Holidays. This designer tableware set features a silk table runner and a honey dish, both of which are carefully decorated with pomegranates and gorgeous floral designs. This set also includes a jar of local Israeli honey, so your hosts will have everything they need for the sweetest Rosh Hashanah table.
7. Deluxe Israeli Delights Gift Box
Want to wow your hosts and everyone else at the holiday table with a fabulous wine plus mouth watering desserts? You need this deluxe specially curated gift box from Israel! The set includes an exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot wine from the famous Golan Heights Winery, along with chocolate-covered cereal treats, handmade caramel lavender toffee, and all-natural honey from the Golan Heights. Your hosts will talk about these delicious Rosh Hashanah treats for months to come!
8. Yair Emanuel Challah Holiday Gift Set
The challah is one of the most important parts of a Rosh Hashanah meal, traditionally dipped in honey and distributed to everyone at the table. So why not add some special Israeli style to your meal, and give your hosts this special challah essentials gift set that they'll love using on Rosh Hashanah and beyond! Designed by Israel's most famous Judaica artist, Yair Emanuel, the seamlessly matching set includes a wooden challah board inscribed with the blessing for bread, a stylish serrated challah knife, and a beautiful challah cover embroidered with a stunning floral and pomegranate design. And to complete the set we'll include a free bamboo honey dish inscribed with Rosh Hashanah-themed words of blessing in Hebrew, so your hosts will really have the sweetest New Year!
9. Jerusalem of Gold Holiday Gift Box
You can never go wrong with tasty treats as a holiday gift! Share the best tastes of Israel with your hosts with this Jerusalem of Gold gift box. Inside, you will find a bottle of Israeli-made kosher red wine, a jar of Israeli honey, locally made date spread, a quartet of spices, and high-quality chocolate from Gamla. This set also comes with a decorative handmade ceramic pomegranate, and was put together by local company Yoffi which employs Israelis with special needs - so you can be proud to support a good cause to start the New Year off right.
10. Traditional Rosh Hashanah Gift Box
If your host is the spiritual type, or is connecting with the religious side of Judaism and appreciates gifts of prayer books and Judaica, this traditional gift box is your best bet! Arriving in a deluxe gift box, this set includes a traditional, kosher ram's horn shofar, as well as a pocket sized Hebrew/English book of blessings (complete with a Rosh Hashanah section), and a jar of Israeli honey sourced from wildflowers in the Jerusalem mountains, just to make Rosh Hashanah that much sweeter.
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