Passover will soon be here. This year, the first day of Passover is Thursday, April 9th; however, in the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day. Therefore, observing Jews will start the Passover celebration at sunset on Wednesday, April 8th. Passover is the holiday commemorating a time in history when the Jewish people were freed from slavery in Egypt.
This Passover, if you are looking for a special gift for maybe either the hostess of the Seder or a child, here are some ideas that I’m sure would make any person happy.
Let’s start with a few traditional Passover gift ideas.
A Kosher gift basket with fruits and sweets would be a great gift to bring to the Seder feast. Here are a couple of different websites that offer these Kosher gift baskets. Oh Nuts! has a wide variety of the Kosher gift baskets that will fit any budget. Also, you can try at Judaism.com they feature another Kosher gift tray that the whole family will definitely enjoy.
Wine is considered an important part of the Seder feast. It’s symbolizes the four main stages of the Exodus that led Jewish slaves to their Freedom. Each of the four glasses symbolize Freedom, Deliverance, Redemption, and Release. Here is a website where you can purchase a variety of Kosher Passover wine for the Seder feast, passoverwine.com. However, you can never go wrong with Manischewitz, this was always my favorite wine for Passover.
Bringing a bouquet of flowers to the Seder feast would be a very welcomed gift. However, flowers would be a perfect gift too, if you just wanted friends and family to know you’re thinking about them over Passover, even if you can’t make it to the Seder. You can go to proflowers.com and they have a beautiful selection of Passover flowers that anybody would love to receive.
Passover gifts for kids
Of course, you can’t forget about the kids on Passover. How about a Passover book? Here’s a great wesbite lollypopbookclub.com. This website offers a huge selection of books about the Passover holiday, geared to all different age levels. What’s so unique about this website is that with each book you order, they’ll send your child a Kosher lollipop. I hold the belief that you can have too many toys, but never enough books.
Another tradition at the Seder is the game of find the Afikomen (Matzo). A great gift for a child would be for them to make the actual bag the Afikomen is hidden in. Here’s the kit where your child can make such a craft. This would be a wonderful keepsake that you could use for many Passovers to come.