Candles, latkes, and dreidels, oh my! Hanukkah is only seven (7!) weeks away! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite large retailer Hanukkah items below – I’ll post another round up with items from independent artisans and DIY projects.
Jewish holidays shift around a bit each year, so the standard Thanksgiving-Xmas timeline doesn’t really work when planning for your Hanukkah merriment. Getting a head start can be nice, so you don’t run into Black Friday panic or a Hanukkah candle drought.
This year, I’m keen on gold colored elements – they are trendy, of course, but gold brings to mind the rededication of the Temple that Hanukkah celebrates. Blue and white is fine, but this year, I’m feeling glitzy!
CB2 – Sleek and Cool
CB2 has gorgeous sleek style – lots of brass and luxurious materials with clean lines. Both the Marble Menorah ($59.95) and Brass Menorah ($29.95) would be at home in just about any home and any decor scheme. Their simple white candles let the menorah take center stage.
Check out their Rose Gold Garland and Tops Gold Geometric Garland for a touch of glinty gold. I’m strongly considering the Matte White Wood Garland as a frosty addition to my Snowy Shtetl (inspired by Chai & Home) set up.
West Elm – Modern and Textural
West Elm’s offerings this year are cool and sculptural and 25% off with code AUTUMN– the Silversmith Menorah ($59) is beautiful though the most stringent among us won’t use menorahs with candles at multiple heights. The Marble and Brass Menorah ($59) has a great rough-hewn finish (as Chai & Home mentioned in their guide, this would be perfect for the Snowy Shtetl!).
The glittery gold Kraft + Glitter Garland ($29) and Wreath ($39) are so beautiful, and the leaf shape reminds me of oversized olive leaves – perfect for a festive Olive Oil Tasting! Or bring the light to the Festival of Lights with this twinkly LED Metal Leaf Garland ($39).
Pottery Barn + Pottery Barn Kids – Classic with some kiddo fun
Pottery Barn’s Hanukkah collection is classic and traditional – the dreidel motif is pretty timeless and available on napkins (set of 4, regular $40, on sale $30), table runners (regular $79, on sale $59), plates etc. The Rachel Menorah ($59) has beautiful curves in a glossy finish.
I love the stark, clean look of the Mini Clear Menorah ($39.50) – the candles look like they are floating! I would use candles in a striking color with this one – imagine it with blue or multicolored candles!
Crate and Barrel – Unfussy and Colorful
This year Crate and Barrel has a tonal blue and silver theme for Hanukkah – as I mentioned above, I’m feeling gold this year, so collection isn’t really my jam. The platter ($24.95) has a lightly candle-like feel but thankfully doesn’t feel too theme-y for other holidays (this design is also available in napkins and plates). If I was going in the blue direction, I would probably chose the Lina collection for a softer, more organic look.
The Tall Silver Menorah is really lovely with its hammered finish, and worth a look if you feel like snagging one this year. The silver napkin rings ($4.95 each) are fun too! Though the Aria Gold Napkin Rings ($2.95) are calling my gold-loving name.