Unique Handmade Bar Mitzvah Gifts
It is traditional to give a boy a commemorative gift on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. There are many different Bar Mitzvah gifts
which can be given, but some are more traditional or popular than others. The Bar Mitzvah signifies a boy’s coming of age, when he becomes accountable for his own actions and bears his own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition and ethics. Because of this, some of the most popular Bar Mitzvah gifts are books with religious or educational value. These include a Jewish Sidur Prayer Book , as well as books on Jewish history or a book which lists the 613 Mitzvoth which a boy will now be eligible to perform. Non-religious educational books also make excellent books, such as books about manhood and coming of age.
also make an excellent Bar Mitzvah gift, and these can be meaningful and long lasting gifts that the boy will treasure for many years to come. These gifts can include a set of Havdala silver – silver tray, goblet, candle holder, perfume holder etc. These are used ritually each week after Shabbat to welcome in the new week. Jewelry gifts also makes a good Bar Mitzvah gift – including rings, necklaces and so on. You can find many appropriate items of Jewelry inscribed with traditional Jewish symbols, sayings and Hebrew text. You can even get them personalized with the Bar Mitzvah boy’s own name in Hebrew. Family heirlooms, Jewelry that have been in the family a long time, can make a really special Bar Mitzvah gift to be treasured forever.
Money is also a common Bar Mitzvah gift that is popular and always well received. Money is usually given in multiples of 18, so $18, $36, $54 and so on, as the number 18 means “chi” or life in Hebrew
. A Bar Mitzvah gift doesn’t have to be a religious gift. It is a special, important part of a boy’s growing up so giving something that the boy will really enjoy and treasure (or treasure the memories of) for a long time to come. Gift experiences, gadgets, vouchers or anything that the boy is interested in or enjoy will make an excellent Bar Mitzvah gift.