Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a wonderful two-day celebration known for its many exciting traditions and customs. The first of the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah is often spent in the company of friends and family, and as such, it’s always been a popular time to give meaningful gifts to your loved ones. Since most people like to give holiday-themed gifts that are fun and practical, we thought it would be nice to compile this nifty buying guide to help narrow down the search and help you find the right one for your needs so let’s get started!

Honey Dishes

A staple of every Rosh Hashanah table, Honey Dishes from Israel make excellent holiday gifts, especially since one can never have too many of them! Typically, Honey Dishes come in a huge variety of styles and designs and some, such as this Blue Floral Armenian Ceramic Honey Pot, are simple and can be used as a pretty sugar dish during the rest of the year. Others, like this stunning Lily Art 3-Piece Painted Glass Honey Dish Set or this vibrant Red Aluminum Pomegranate Honey Dish by Yair Emanuel, are made specifically for the Jewish New Year and they are as decorative as they are functional!

 

 

 

 

Honey

Many of Rosh Hashanah’s customs are deeply rooted in symbolism, with symbolic foods playing a notable role during the holiday. Honey, in particular, is especially significant during the Rosh Hashanah meals, since it’s meant to express our hopes of having a sweet new year. The delicious, amber-colored honey is often present in several iconic Rosh Hashanah dishes, namely the apples dipped in honey, although we also dip our challah (bread) too, and many families serve honey cakes for dessert. Considering how important the gooey golden treat is on the New Year, you might as well enjoy the tastiest Kosher Honey around: from the 3 flavored jars of all-natural goodness in Lin’s Farm “Sweet Delights” to the Pure Wildflower Honey from Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, nothing compares to the flavor and quality of Israeli Honey!

 

 

 

Gift Baskets and Wine

Sometimes, choosing the right gift for someone can seem like a huge hassle – especially if you're unsure what your recipient would like. We’ve all been there, but if experience has taught us anything, it’s that few things make a better, stress-free gift than a well-made Kosher Gift Basket with some yummy Israeli Wine! Always universally appreciated, Kosher Gift Baskets give your loved ones a chance to try the tantalizing aromas and succulent flavors of authentic Israeli cuisine from the comfort of their own home so come; explore our remarkable selection of high-quality, all-natural products to discover the perfect, holiday treat to surprise your loved ones! We recommend you check out Yoffi’s Honey Land Gift Box, which includes top-quality Israeli olive oil, a bottle of wine, and 3 jars of Israeli Honey from different regions in Israel or Lin’s Farm Mediterranean Specialties, which also comes with a bottle of premium Israeli olive oil, 2 types of fruit spreads, a jar of natural wildflower honey, and a bar of 45% cacao milk chocolate, yum!

 

Shofar

Anyone who has ever been to the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah knows that no matter how many times you experience its deep, distinctive sound, the Shofar will always be an impressive thing to hear! That’s why instead of listening to someone else blow the Shofar this year, maybe you should try blowing the Shofar yourself! Given how essential Shofars are during the Jewish New Year, taking a more active approach to the festivities with a Shofar horn of your own would be a great way to make your Rosh Hashanah even more special. For those who want to give Shofar blowing a try but have never blown a Shofar before, a Classic Ram’s Horn Shofar might be a good choice for you since its smaller and easy to blow. Alternatively, if you're an experienced Shofar blower and simply want to upgrade your instrument, maybe this year you can make an impact with a traditional Yemenite Kudu Horn Shofar!

 

Rosh Hashanah Machzor

Rosh Hashanah, like most Jewish holidays, has a unique and special prayer service that’s slightly different from the rest of the year, which can usually be found in a wonderful prayer book called a Machzor. Just as precious as any Siddur or book of Tehillim, Machzors are easily one of the most useful items to have on Rosh Hashanah, so if you don’t already have one, perhaps you should consider getting yourself a Machzor from Israel! As something you can use year after year, having a Rosh Hashanah Machzor of your own is a smart idea, especially since Machzors are often highly demanded and in short supply in most synagogues – so if you're someone who is interested in experiencing a deeply meaningful prayer service this year, bringing your own will ensure you can follow along. Since some of the finest Machzors on the market come from Israel, we recommend you check out our incredible selection of Machzors to find the right one for you! Our top pick would probably be this Koren-Sachs Rosh Hashanah Machzor since it provides clear English translation, insightful commentary, and detailed instruction in one conveniently compact-sized, beautiful-bound volume!

Pomegranate Art

Well, now that we’ve gotten the holiday ‘necessities’ out of the way, it’s time to take a look at some of the other amazing Rosh Hashanah gifts we have for you, starting with our exciting Pomegranate Art! As one of the biblical Seven Species of Israel, pomegranates have always been a favorite motif in traditional Israeli design, but around the Jewish New Year, gifts and keepsakes decorated with pomegranates skyrocket in popularity thanks to the symbolic connection between Rosh Hashanah and the ruby-red fruit. Therefore, if you're searching for a charming gift that’s suitable for Rosh Hashanah but still out-of-the-box, then perhaps something pomegranate-themed could be your best bet! Here in Israel, we have plenty of amazing options for you to explore, with practical gifts like this unique Pomegranate Table Runner by Dorit Judaica that can bring color to your table or protect it by being used as a trivet for hot dishes, or this excellent Pomegranate Simanim Plate for serving the symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods, to decorative gifts like this beautiful Pomegranate Wall Hanging by Yair Emanuel and so much more!

 

Rosh Hashanah Themed Jewelry

Last on our list but certainly not the least, we have our final gift idea: Rosh Hashanah Jewelry! If you're someone who thought that it wasn’t possible to make Rosh Hashanah better than it already is, then you’ve probably never tried accessorizing with holiday-themed jewelry! The perfect way to start a sweet new year, accenting your special holiday outfits with a spectacular piece of Rosh Hashanah inspired jewelry is not just a bold and festive move, it's also enormously fun to come to the Rosh Hashanah table dressed up in cute Pomegranate Earrings or have a new Silver Shofar Charm adorning your favorite bracelet! And in case jewelry isn’t the right way to go for you, there’s always other delightful gifts like this stunning Enameled Pomegranate Jewelry Box might become the thing that steals your loved one’s breath away!

 

Well, dear friends, here we are at the end of yet another buying guide and as always, we hope we were able to give you some great ideas to help you with your pre-Rosh Hashanah preparations! If you want to see what other sweet and amazing gifts we have available, you can explore our complete selection of fantastic Rosh Hashanah Gifts from Israel right here!

May you all have a wonderful holiday and a Shanah Tova from Israel!