Like we mentioned before, Rosh Hashanah 2023 begins at sundown on September 15. However, many stores will sell out of what you need if you wait until the last minute; plus, if getting your Judaica and holiday gifts from Israel is important to you, then it’s extra crucial to shop early and account for shipping times.
Each community and family has its own norms for gift-giving during Rosh Hashanah. Here is a list of people you may be shopping for:
Gifts Ideas from Israel that are perfect for anyone:
Rosh Hashanah Gifts for College Students or Young Adults
If you have a child who has flown from the nest and is away at college or will be spending the High Holidays in their own apartment far from home, you can make sure they have the essentials for a sweet new year.
Israel’s favorite designers often make Rosh Hashanah kits with holiday Judaica and tableware essentials, such as this Yair Emanuel gift set, this pomegranate-themed set, this Armenian Ceramics gift box, and this Jerusalem-themed set.
Rosh Hashanah Gifts for Kids
While Rosh Hashanah presents may not be as common as Hanukkah presents, our shop has dozens of kid-friendly gifts, such as Hebrew name jewelry, build-your-own-Temple kits, kid-sized Judaica, and interactive puzzles that help bring Jewish history and heritage to life for the little ones.
Looking for gift giving inspiration? Check out our guide to the top Rosh Hashanah gifts for kids here!
- If you are being hosted for meals, do you have something to bring along as a “thank you“?
- Do you know who you need to shop for?
- Do you have a budget and/or know how much you want to spend on each gift?
- If you are buying gifts made in Israel, are you ordering ahead of time to ensure they arrive on time?
- Do you send Shana Tova cards each year? If so, have you ordered them?