Some of the best Jewish holiday gift basket ideas are born in my kitchen where I cook and bake all sorts of traditional Jewish recipes for my family. Recently, on a Friday, while I was shaping my challah for Rosh Hashana, I suddenly realized that – lost in thought – I was braiding, instead of twirling. "What are you talking about?” you might be thinking. Well, for the High Holidays- like Rosh Hashana, we eat round challah to signify the ongoing cycle of life instead of the braided version. So, I quickly rebounded and pulled the 3 strands apart and realized that ok, instead of one large round challah, I could make 3 small round ones. Let me tell you: that is my new favorite challah shape – small, round – and totally adorable!
Since we were going to our friend’s house for dinner, I placed one of the small challahs in a pretty white basket that has become my signature “shlepping” basket when I’m bringing holiday food gifts to friends. I added a platter of apple honey rugelach, some flowers, a bottle of wine and the book “Celebrating Jewish Holidays with The Challah Connection.” This was really a beautiful holiday gift basket – I was very proud of my achievement and my friends were so impressed too!
Now, you might be thinking about what you’d like to bring to an upcoming Hanukkah celebration, Passover seder or Rosh Hashana dinner. At the Challah Connection you will find lovely food gifts which include old time favorites such as babka, rugelach, and a variety of holiday gift baskets. Don’t despair, you don’t have to bake because you can easily order lovely, fresh baked food gifts at The Challah Connection. Either send the terrific gifts by mail to your friends and family or they can be sent to you to bring them along to the party. Whether you are Jewish or not, you may enjoy sending a lovely food gift to your friends or family for any of these perfect occasions:
- Hanukkah celebration
- Sympathy Gift
- Hostess Gift
- College Care Packages
- Jewish Birthday Gift
The staff at The Challah Connection is very well versed in all aspects of gift giving as well as Jewish holiday traditions. You can call or email us with any questions at 1-866-CHALLAH.