Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in the Jewish faith. That’s because it is the Day of Atonement for followers. It is traditional for observers to celebrate the holiday through fasting and prayer, but some might like to give presents, too. Here’s a quick gift guide for Yom Kippur.
Apples and Honey: It’s traditional to eat apples dipped in honey because it represents the hope of a sweet and fruitful year, but it can also be made into a fun theme. Instead of just bringing an apple over, make it into a basket. Include items like an apple corer, honey pot spreader, green apple honey sticks, raw honeycomb and a honey dipper.
Of course, a prearranged gift basket can always be purchased. They’re a little pricey, though. They can run anywhere from $100 for a breakfast basket to more than $300 for a large kosher basket.
If you don’t like the idea of a gift basket, there are also some cute standalone presents that can be purchased. Try honey bee salt and pepper shakers or Pewter and Crystal apple honey spoons. Both are less than $26.
If food doesn’t sound enticing, another option is a Jewish calendar. Traditions Jewish Gifts has several that range from $9.99 to $15.99. There’s also a mini calendar for $2.
Kitchen towels that have sayings like “Oy Vey” and “Matzah Ball of a Good Time” are an alternative gift to give any host. Sticking with the “Oy Vey” theme, “klutz” band aids for $7.95 can be purchased, too.
Make sure to save the honey and apples until after the fast is over Wednesday. Those who follow the Jewish faith are not supposed to eat. However, Jewish law makes exception for the sick, pregnant women and children.
— Waitrose (@waitrose) October 4, 2016
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