8 Gift Ideas to Light up your Holiday
Photo: Sarah Yeoman; The Family Cookbook

8 Gift Ideas to Light up your Holiday

Kosher Like Me readers know that we love supporting small businesses, individual creatives and all things local. When it’s time to buy holiday gifts for family and friends we lean towards pop-up shops and women owned businesses that share our values. If you feel similarly, you’ll love this selection of gifts to consider giving this season.

Here are eight gifts we’d love to give or receive for Chanukah.

The Family Cookbook holiday gift set
The Family Cookbook holiday gift set

Giving The Family Cookbook package is a wonderful way to surprise a loved one with a memorable and meaningful experience. Photographer, Sarah Yeoman, documents food traditions and preserves family recipes with custom photo cookbooks. After meticulous planning, she’ll travel to your home to shoot intimate and beautiful photos with those who love to cook memories together.

Gift certificate boxes include a certificate that gives you the flexibility to book your photo session anytime in 2020, an information guide, plus fun goodies like artisan chocolate and boutique kitchen items.

Gift certificate boxes are $250 and act as the non-refundable retainer on your cookbook package. After you give your gift, Sarah will customize your package, schedule your photo session, and work out the rest of the details to make sure everything is perfect for your family experience.

All packages are custom and start at $2,499.00. Click here to see what’s included in this heirloom quality keepsake.

To order a Family Cookbook gift certificate box, or for any other inquiries, be sure to tell Sarah that you read about her here at Kosher Like Me. You’ll receive a bonus copy of your cookbook with this package.  Email Sarah@YeomanPhoto.com

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Modern Tribe dino

Where do you buy a T-Rex menorah?

A: The dino-store here at Modern Tribe

Price: $54.00. Access your Kosher Like Me discount code by clicking here.

Israeli cooking Kosher Like Me Chanukah gifts
Shuk: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking

For all of the Israeli food lovers in your orbit, consider buying Shuk; From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking by Einat Admony and Janna Gur. Readers will feel as if they have their own guides in these authors as they explore eight extraordinary food markets throughout Israel.

Recipes and ingredient highlights are both drool-worthy and instructive. Each market is described in multi page spreads that tell the shuk’s story, vibe and best time to visit. Admony and Gur share their favorite stops at each market along with recommended dishes to orders. For anyone who loves Israeli food and getting the lowdown on the local scene, this book is a treasure trove that will have you feeling like a sabra on a food crawl. Order here for $20.99.

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Women of Valor Candlesticks 

These candlesticks join beauty and meaning based on the poem – ‘Woman of Valor’ (Proverbs 31) by King Solomon, incorporating the poem’s verses as the design concept. The poem is a testament to the strength, and competency of virtuous women, who trust in themselves and what they believe, fearless in their hearts, and compassionate in their souls.

The poem is traditionally read, before lighting Friday night candles, as a song of praise to the woman of the house. Made from 24 karat gold plated bronze, the candlesticks come with durable glass cups that can hold any standard candle and can easily be removed for cleaning.

The item is elegantly packed and includes:

  • A booklet interpreting the biblical story of the ‘Book of Ruth’ in modern language, emphasizing the role and power of women in this biblical story.
  • A card describing the item, the significance of the poem, the artist and the creation process.

Click here to purchase Women of Valor Candlesticks for $130. 00 through Jew-ishly.

Funny Jewish coasters gift Kosher Like Me

The perfect hostess gift!  Buy 12 stylish, high quality drink coasters that will kick off laughs at your next gathering.

This set from Jew-ishly includes 3 coasters each of the following sayings: SCHMOOZE & BOOZE; CHEERS/CIN CIN/L’CHAIM/SALUD;HAVA TEQUILA and L’CHAIM.

 Order multiple packs of these coasters that know no season by clicking here.Cost: $18.00.

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Inbal Baum, founder/owner Delicious Israel culinary tours

Culinary travel is our favorite way to get to know a place and Delicious Israel, founded by Inbal Baum, is our go-to guiding company for delicious dives into the fascinating food scene in Israel. Baum and her knowledgeable team of multi lingual guides offer eight tours of markets, wineries and cooking experiences. Private and group tours are available by contacting Delicious Israel here. Group tours begin at $90. per person and private tours start at $180. per person.

For more on pricing click here.

We suggest you buy a gift certificate and then have recipients contact Delicious Israel to select the tour that’s right for them. Be sure to tell Delicious Israel that Liz at Kosher Like Me referred you so that the recipients will receive some delicious treats as a thank you.

Not convinced that a gift certificate will make the perfect gift? Check out what Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, the Washington Post, and Fodor’s Travel say about Delicious Israel on their press page.

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Origami Menorah from Peace. Love. Light.

We’re crazy about this menorah that was inspired by origami paper art. Crafted in off-white ceramic and measuring  11.8″ X 2.7″ X 5.5″h, this contemporary piece will make a great addition to your collection or an exciting first for newlyweds or those soon to be married.

Click here to buy this Origami Menorah from Peace. Love. Light. Use code KOSHERLIKEME for 10% off and free shipping over $50.00 (one time use only). Price: $189.00 before discount.

The Jewish Cookbook Chanukah Kosher Like Me
The Jewish Cookbook

The Jewish Cookbook, by Leah Koenig, delivers an international array of recipes and traditions to home cooks with global palates. Over 400 recipes, sprinkled with stories of community traditions, take the reader from Africa and Asia to the Middle East and Europe with plenty of stops in the USA.

The Jewish Cookbook has been named a “Best New Cookbook” of Fall 2019 by Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Eater, The Kitchn and Forbes. Add it to your list by clicking here to purchase at  $31.49.

Chanukah 2019 begins on the evening of 12/22 with last candle lit on 12/29.

We wish you a playful week of joy, light and inspiration.



Note: When readers purchase items through some of the links in this post, Kosher Like Me may benefit by receiving a small percentage of that sale. There is no cost for the buyer. Thanks for supporting this blogging habit of mine.







    • Thanks, Malu. When I began gathering ideas for this round-up the focus on women owned small businesses was a no-brainer. These are the businesses we love to love and support. Happy holidays to YOU!

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