The Jewish New Year, called the Rosh Hashanah, will be celebrated on 18th to 20th September (Tishrei). It is a time of prayer, favour and atonement. It also represents the beginning of the agricultural cycle. Traditional Jewish meals and gifts are significant to the hope of a wealthy and sweet year ahead. The symbol of Rosh Hashanah is the pomegranate; it depicts fertility. Any product item like clothes, jewellery pendants, wall hangings and ceramics are considered ideal gifts. Some other gift baskets options for the Holy day are detailed below.
Honey and Apples Gift Basket.
Jews celebrate the Holidays by enjoying accustomed meals. Dipping apples into honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition. They are abundant in the autumn which falls during the holiday and is considered to have healing properties. Honey is used in the intention that the new year will be sweet. Include in the gift basket a jar of honey and a honey-pot set.
Gift Baskets for Fresh Fruits and Candy
This is a Rosh Hashanah gift idea that includes fresh fruit and candy. Apple and honey candy are great for their sweetness and theme as well as chocolate babkas. Pomegranates are a favourite as the abundance of seeds denotes the special favours that will be had in the New Year. Delicious fruits make jams, jellies, preserves, and fruit sauces to add to your fruit baskets. Dried fruits make an even sweeter treat!
Gift Baskets with traditional Snacks
The Jewish New Year is celebrated mostly by feasting on kosher meals and snack. One is the rounded challah which is traditional braided bread. A taiglach is a traditional pastry dipped in honey used in Tashlich, a ritual where you throw pieces of bread into a body of water to represent redemption from past sins.
Assorted gift Items
One can mark the Yom Teruah-as it is known in the Bible- with significant gift items. It is known as the ‘sound of shofar’ holy day celebrating the initiation of the role of humanity in this world created by God. Gift items like Honey bottles could be stylishly designed into custom shapes like traditional and elegant honey jars. A honey and apple dish set designed in silver, gold and glass is a common favourite. Others are polished ram’s horns-shofar- and traditional Jewish calendars.
Wine Gift Baskets
Very few Jewish holidays are complete without copious amounts of food and wine! If you are food lovers or your host is a wine connoisseur, any wine you choose will pair nicely with a feast and be enjoyed all year. The most popular item in a Rosh Hashanah gift basket is honey, of course, but the wine takes a close second.
These baskets are guaranteed to delight everyone from candy-crazed kids to adult foodies and wine connoisseurs. Rosh Hashanah is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love most and being able to eat delicious meals and attend synagogue services together. Please give a little something extra to show how much you appreciate them in the two-day holiday.