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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.
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.