Too busy to bake? Pick up Dean & DeLuca’s yummy rugalach, with raisins, nuts, and cinnamon. They’re kosher, come in a 11⁄2-pound airtight tin, and taste like your grandma made them ($35).
Dean & Deluca
560 Broadway, at Prince Street
Not into holiday decorating but feel the need to do something? These pretty guest towels (set of two for $16) and napkins (set of four for $18) are a chic, minimalist alternative to mountains of blue and silver.
202 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Small candleholders, in the shape of the Star of David, are perfect as hostess gifts or to jazz up your own holiday table. In a brushed-pewter finish ($6).
Crate & Barrel
650 Madison Avenue, at 59th Street
They call it a “guide to a funky, festive Jewish lifestyle,” but Judaikitsch: Tchotchkes, Schmattes, and Nosherei (Chronicle Books; $14.95) by Jennifer and Victoria Traig is much more than that. The 124 hilarious pages are packed with amusing tips for making everything from “Jewshi” (sushi-style gefilte fish) to a “Celebrity Star of David Quilt” and “Bar Mitzvah Bokher Bookends.”
Roger & Dave
123 Seventh Avenue, near 18th Street
1889 Broadway, at 63rd Street
Handmade south of the border, this menorah is just one of several styles available at La Sirena, an East Village shop that specializes in all things Mexican. Some are plain, others hand-painted. Prices range from $35 to $125.
27 East 3rd Street
Carry gelt to holiday parties in this handmade goody bag. It looks tiny (only about four inches square), but will hold plenty of stuff ($8).
1992 Broadway, at 67th Street
1217 Third Avenue, at 70th Street
For frequent fliers celebrating Hanukkah on the road, the Jewish Museum sells this minimalist-chic menorah. It’s made of interlocking brushed-aluminum discs that stack in one neat roll and come in a cute velvet pouch ($85).
The Jewish Museum Design Shop
1 East 92nd Street