Hanukkah is almost upon us!
Not only is Hanukkah (or Chanukah) a wonderful time of prayer and celebration (and eating, natch), it's also a good excuse for gift giving. This year, Hanukkah begins the evening of Saturday Dec. 24 and ends the evening of Sunday, Jan. 1.
Hanukkah gifts are very special, and although many Jewish families don't wish to give in to consumerism, as with Christmas, there are still meaningful gift ideas that won't spoil your loved ones (too much).
For those who do enjoy giving gifts during this wonderful time of the year, here are some thoughtful gift ideas that will create lasting memories. (Yes, mensch on a bench is included.)