Bat Mitzvah Gifts
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September 15, 2010 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #592363GraceParticipant
Any good ideas for bat mitzvah gifts aside from typical siddur, jewelry, gift certificate ideas? Something under $50, $60.September 15, 2010 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #696131Ben TorahParticipant
A Happy 12th Birthday card from Hallmark.September 15, 2010 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #696132
I got a set of machzorim- very useful!September 15, 2010 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #696133minyan galMember
What about something that she may not have so much use for now but will later on in her life – like a beautiful mezzuzah, a chanukiyah or a pair of candlesticks.September 15, 2010 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #696134HashemLovesMeMember
well, do you know enough about the bas mitzvah girl to know her hobbies/likes/interests? that might make it easier, and you could make the gift more personal. if she likes music, maybe a cd or a gift certificate to a cd store. maybe she enjoys a good inspiring book.
whatever you end up getting, don’t forget a gift receipt, just in case she has what you gave her already, or wtvr.September 16, 2010 12:02 am at 12:02 am #696135Mother in IsraelMember
One gift I really liked from my bas mitzvah was a small leatherbound chamisha chumshei Torah with shacharis for Shabbos. It was great to take to shul on Shabbos because it had davening and parsha.
A tehillim is also typical but you don’t mention that so I’m throwing that out here. It’s a very nice gift too.
If she’s a reader, books make great gifts as well.September 16, 2010 4:18 am at 4:18 am #696136sof davar hakol nishmaMember
i know someno who got the Rashi Artscroll set of chumashim. THey were very happy with it. But the medium size sells for about 100. Personally i think something to do with learning and davening is more meaningful, especially as a bsa mitzva gift. For a regular birthday rollerblades are fine (just an example) but for a bas mitzva i’d do something more meaningful.September 16, 2010 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #696137
minyan- although its nice to get candlesticks those are likely to be her wedding gift! I would also say that a gift that she could use now is more practical. (don’t get me wrong u mentioned beautiful things)September 16, 2010 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #696138apushatayidParticipant
A nice set of Ramban. Very practical. For the next 5 years, she will remember you every day as she has to memorize page after page in high school and seminary.September 16, 2010 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #696139minyan galMember
The reason I suggested a menorah or mezzuzah comes from personal experience. When my daughter had her Bat Mitzvah over 30 years ago, it was fashionable to use a gift registry at one particular gift shop. She chose, in my opinion, a bunch of chazereih. I gently suggested that perhaps she should also select a couple of more “mature” items and she grudgingly agreed. She received most of what she chose and number of pieces of gold jewellery – nothing expensive – a lot of fine gold chains – necklaces and bracelets. Eventually all of the jewellery broke and was lost and she lost interest in the teen-aged selections. However, when she married and left home she did take with her the lovely Chanukiyah she received and a collection of Boda glass animal figurines that she chose. From all of those gifts, the only ones that survived were the ones she could and does appreciate as an adult.September 16, 2010 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #696140
Oh thats special, I guess i thought wrong.
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