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Gifts to lock down with

While Chrismukah does look different this year, Alex Galbinski finds heartfelt presents to let your loved know you care

Alex Galbinski is a Jewish News journalist

Your loved ones will appreciate these thoughtful gifts
Your loved ones will appreciate these thoughtful gifts

Letterbox love
Eight beautifully-decorated handmade vegetarian biscuits posted direct to their door for the eight days of Chanukah – if they last that long. £28, www.bakedbysteph.co.uk 

Holey moley!
Socks are underrated – surprise him with these super-soft bamboo and organic cotton socks for one of the special nights. £7.95, www.wearethought.com  

Cool dessert
With parties off the agenda at least for now, teens can perfect the art of rolling ice cream for themselves with these DIY kits. There is a vegan pack on sale (£59.95), as well as just the plate (£39.95).
www.pan-n-ice.co.uk 

Food for thought
Peas, Love and Carrots, the debut cookbook by popular blogger Danielle Renov (published by ArtScoll) that is inspired by her Ashkephardic roots, features more than 250 recipes and has been getting rave reviews. £34.75, available from various bookshops as well as www.lehmanns.co.uk  

Perfect platter
This beautiful hardwood marble-effect dessert board with the words ‘chocolate makes me happy’ would certainly make me happy. £18, www.dankejudaica.com 

Charitable gifting
Say Chanukah sameach with this set, which includes a box of candles and matches that can be personalised and a laminated Bracha card. £7.50, https://equal.kisharon.org.uk A children’s set is also available online for £10 and the NW11 shop is stocked with many Chanukah gifts.

Pilfering players
As the boss of a doughnut thief gang, you must help them snatch the cream of the crop from the Holesome Indoughstries factory while avoiding rivas. Doughnut Dash is suitable for two to four players, ages 8+. £34.99, www.thedarkimp.com 

Dog’s dinner
Now your pooch can get into the festive spirit too – or at least wear this machine washable Doughnuts are Life bandana. £5.99,
www.petpoochboutique.com

Wisdom shared
A Few Wise Words, edited and compiled by Peter Mukherjee (Amersham Publishing), features stories of success and inspirational advice from 22 extraordinary people, including the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Stephen Fry, Sir Clive Woodward and Joanna Lumley. £20,
www.waterstones.co.uk

Healthy cooking
From Beder’s Kitchen is a charity cookbook containing a collection of recipes and reflections from 90 amazing foodies around the world, including Yotam Ottolenghi and Gordon Ramsay as well as TV chefs,
food bloggers, nutritionists and mental health advocates. All proceeds support Beder in its work to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.

Wired up
This vintage-themed DIY project by Haynes contains everything you need to build your own working AM/FM radio. £19.99,
www.firebox.com 

Nostalgia fun
We all need a bit of cheering up, and what better way than by reliving how no one puts (nice Jewish) Jennifer Gray’s Baby in a corner? The 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Dirty Dancing DVD is available from all good retailers and online, including Amazon, RRP £7 (Blu-ray £9.99).

Bright horizons
Travel might be on hold for now, but we can still inspire ourselves ahead of our next trips with these gorgeous prints of Miami and elsewhere from two top travel bloggers. From £5.99, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TravelPrintStoreCo

Crossing continents
At a time when we are more polarised than ever, Humans by Brandon Stanton – of Humans of New York fame – connects us with the intriguing stories of people from all over the world. Published by Pan Macmillan and available from all good bookshops, RRP £25.

 

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