Gift Ideas for your Rosh Hashanah Host

Rosh Hashanah dinner is such a special occasion to be invited to, celebrating the Jewish New Year. Often times the host/hosting family plans for weeks in order to prepare several courses, honor the holiday, and welcome all their friends and family that make the event truly special. And if you’ve ever been to a Rosh Hashanah dinner before, you know that the effort is more than apparent as you sit down to enjoy the festive meal surrounded by friends, family, lots of food, and LOTS of love.

This year, whether you’ll be flying out and staying with family, or simply heading over for the dinner, be sure to consider bringing over a gift for your host. This gesture is a great way to show how much you appreciate their effort, kindness, and hospitality, while also wishing them a happy new year.

Here are our top picks for this year’s Rosh Hashanah hostess:


It is traditional to eat apples dipped in honey at Rosh Hashanah. The sweetness of the apple paired with the added sweetness of the honey ushers in a doubly sweet new year. A great token to bring to a Rosh Hashanah is a special jar of honey, and to put a twist on this tradition, we recommend this unique blend from Colorado’s sweet yellow clovers or one of these awesome honey flights that offer a variety for your friends and family to try with their apples.


Apples to Apples

Since the host is sure to have plenty of apples at the ready for their guests to enjoy, a great present to bring over is also a play on the tradition with the card game Apples to Apples by Mattel. This box is easy to wrap and easier to play. A great activity to end the evening that is to sure to complement the evening well, and is fun for all ages to enjoy.

Gift Box

This Seed + Mill Rosh Hashanah Gift Box is a delicious present to bring with you to dinner, and will be thoroughly enjoyed by your host and other dinner guests. You can create your own gift set at the Seed + Mill site, or order their pre-packaged Rosh Hashanah box which includes 3 kinds of halva, a jar of tahini, and a jar of gourmet honey that will be a huge hit at the dinner.


Your Token of Affection

At the end of the day you want to be able to show your hostess that you are grateful to be a part of their life and their celebration. Other ways to showcase this sentiment would be to bring over a bottle of their favorite wine, a serving tray, a greeting card, or even a candle. The thought will go a long way and your friend or family member will appreciate the added touch to their new year.

Are you hosting Rosh Hashanah this year? Let us know how many people you are expecting! Are you attending a dinner? Let us know what your go-to host gift is!


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