Shabbat Candlesticks Buying Guide
One of the most universally Jewish traditions celebrated and observed by Jews of varying backgrounds is the mitzvah of lighting candles to welcome in Shabbat or holidays. Many families have candlestick holders that are only used for Shabbat and holidays, and that serve a dual purpose: utility and beauty. Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for a perfect wedding, housewarming, engagement or bar/bat mitzvah gift, our expansive collection of Shabbat candlesticks has something for every person and every budget! With so many options to choose from, we created this buying guide to help you navigate the different types of candlesticks and to highlight some our favorites.
Sterling silver candlesticks are a timeless and traditional part of any Judaica collection. With elegant designs and motifs that maintain sophistication at every price point, sterling silver candlesticks are a great gift because they will match any aesthetic and home design scheme. No two sterling silver candlestick sets are alike: some boast floral motifs, hints of color and hammered textures, while others double for art, like these handcrafted candlesticks modeled after klezmer musicians.
If you want to think outside of the sterling-silver-box, our collection of traditional candlesticks is perfect for you. Crafted from a variety of materials — like aluminum, nickel and olive wood — traditional candlesticks are a similarly versatile gift that is sure to become a treasured part of any home Judaica collection.
Lighting candles when welcoming in Shabbat and holidays is meant to be a peaceful and joyous moment. What could be more peaceful than thinking about Jerusalem? Whether you've visited the Holy City or not, Jerusalem-themed candlesticks are still a lovely way to add a touch of tradition to your Friday night ritual. Our wide selection of Jerusalem-themed candlesticks include sets made from sterling silver, travel candlesticks, and handpainted sets that bring vibrancy and bold colors to your Shabbat.
As a quintessential part of any Jewish home, Shabbat candlesticks have served as great inspiration for Israeli artists and designers looking to unleash their creative energies and create gorgeous pieces of Judaica that incorporate both style and tradition, like this handmade set inspired by the Land of Israel and these unique white glass candlesticks. With more than 160 sets, our collection of designer candlesticks has something for everyone!
As travel and tourism resumes worldwide, make sure you have a set of travel candlesticks ready! Whether you're going on vacation or staying with friends for Shabbat, having a place to keep and light tea-lights is always useful. But you don't have to compromise on style: just look at this anodized aluminum Star of David design, this colorful cutout set, or this sterling silver pomegranate travel set.
❤︎ We love Adi Sidler's colorful pomegranate tea light holder and this set inspired by the Old City of Jerusalem.
Check out our full selection of Shabbat candlesticks here!