20 Hostess Gifts to Bring to the Passover Seder

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Springtime holidays are officially here, but Easter isn't the only holiday this weekend. The shelves of your grocery store are stocking up with matzo, which means it's almost time for Passover. With two years of the pandemic beneath our belts, people are itching to expand their social calendars with an elaborate holiday celebration. If you've been invited to a Passover Seder this Friday, April 15, a great way to say thank you is to bring a small hostess gift. Although Passover isn't traditionally a gift-giving holiday, it's always nice to bring something for your hardworking host.

But if you've walked past the small Jewish section of your local department store and were underwhelmed with the paltry offerings, we're here to help steer you in the right direction. Turn away from the 'Love You A Latke' paraphernalia (wrong holiday!) or Star of David merch in favor of something Passover-specific. Passover is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of Exodus with a long service and incredible feast. Every seder is celebrated differently, but the over-arcing themes of the holiday are spring and rebirth, surviving the ten plagues and enjoying centuries of freedom and relaxation without the shackles of bondage.

So, whether your seder is shoe-free, set up on relaxing pillows or something entirely different, any gift that helps your host relax in style is incredibly thoughtful. If you're bringing a food, make sure that it's Kosher for Passover. K for P products are specifically made without chametz (or anything made from wheat, barley, rye or oats). If your host is a beer or cookie-lover, best save those gifts for another holiday. Instead, grab a bottle of wine or a fruit and nut plate to show your appreciation. 

Below, browse all our favorite hostess gifts for you to bring to your Passover Seder host. 

The Passover Seder centers around the drinking of red wine with four glasses consumed as part of the pre-dinner ceremony. So, gifting a Passover wine decanter is a perfect way to contribute that will surely be appreciated for years to come.

$65

Make your host or hostess laugh with these crew socks designed with the most important question of the seder — Why is this night different from all other nights? As you may (or may not know), the Four Questions are an integral part of the seder, led by the youngest member in attendance, so there's a good chance your host has read them a handful of times and will be delighted by this kitschy gift.

$10

Be the coolest Aunt at the Seder with these DIY seder plates, perfect for teaching the next generation of Jewish kids about the seder traditions (and keeping them occupied during the lengthy service). 

$14

Remind your host of all the plagues their ancestors survived with these frog-shaped hand-crafted salt and pepper shakers.

$27

Any gift that says it's time to rest and relax is an appropriate gift for Passover, so this Hotel Lobby candle is perfect.

$56

The seder meal has about a thousand components, so grab your host something practical, like this spring-themed serving bowl from Williams Sonoma, the perfect vessel for eggs, parsley, matzah and more.

$80

Celebrate your ancestors' return to the land of Milk and Honey with this on-theme scented spa basket, perfect for commemorating the holiday.

$49

If you're looking for something cute and kischy, bring your host their new go-to Passover uniform, this hilarious t-shirt that references their favorite section of the Haggadah. 

$20

Fancy guest soap is always a great gift for a special occasion, and we love this spring-scented lemon verbena one from L'Occitane.

$32

For the pop-culture obsessed host, this Mean Girls magnet is the perfect Passover gift.

$6

If you're usually a person who brings dessert but Passover dietary restrictions have you confused, look no further than these Pareve for Pesach chocolate truffles, made with no chametz or dairy. 

$33

If your host has a green thumb, they'll love these seed packets of essential herb, and next year they'll be able to serve their own home-grown parsley during the seder.

$23

Never underestimate the thoughtfulness of a beautiful spring bouquet. Your host will adore these Passover flowers, available on sale for a limited time.

$35 AND UP

Lighting candles are an integral moment in every seder. Make it even more memorable with these best-selling glass candle holders from Anthropologie.

$18

Relax after the seder with a rose scented sheet mask (grab one for everyone for a super relaxing wind-down after dinner). 

$9

Liven up your host's kitchen with these festive lemon-printed dish towels, perfect for spring.

$15

Cora Pot
Anthropologie

This ceramic pot is a unique gift any host will love. Stop at Trader Joes for a small succulent to put inside for an extra treat.

$48

Dagny Spoon Rest
Anthropologie

The chef will love this spring-themed spoon rest, perfect for placing their ladle between serving rounds of matzo ball soup.

$14

Leading the seder is a long and hard process, and your host will thank you for this hilarious but practical pillow to relax against with their glass of wine.

$26

Don't let the four glasses of seder wine take their toll — relax and refresh your host's skin with this best-selling viral jade roller made from luxe rose quartz.

$17

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