When it comes to giving wedding gifts, we’ve found that people fall into one of two camps: some people buy only from the registry, while others want to gift something from themselves that will be uniquely memorable to the couple. For those who fall into the latter category and have been racking their brains for presents that are both distinct and Jewish-focused, we’ve curated a list of gifts that go beyond the expected items that have the potential to make timeless memories of your contribution to the newly married couple’s Jewish life.
Our friend, Rabbi Callie Schulman gave us the idea for this off-the-beaten-path wedding gift. We love that it’s both an opportunity to wish the couple a sweet life while also giving them something they can use come Rosh Hashanah. This one is designed by Judaica favorite, Michael Aram.
One of our favorite ceramicists, Isabel Halley’s Seder Plate is a minimalist design with personal touch. The components of the plate are made up of six small pinch pots that are uniquely hand crafted so no two are the same. The white ceramic coupled with gold trim is a timeless design that can be enjoyed year after year.
This unexpected menorah is especially suited for design-minded couples who gravitate toward mid-century style. Adler’s menorah is both stylish and playful and may be part of a collection, but will truly be the standout piece come Hanukkah season.
For those who want to gift something that goes beyond the typical kitchen and dining experience, we suggest this beautiful print from ModernBayit. The gold foil “Ahava” which means love in Hebrew is a perfect way to show your affection for the couple and can live within their home as a daily reminder of their committment. We also love how this can stand on its own or part of a gallery wall motif.
While a mezuzah can be a very personal item for some, if a couple has not registered for one specifically, we recommend this artfully crafted ceramic one by Kli. The subtle “fish scale” design is unassuming and can live among a multitude of home decor styles.