15 Great Food Gifts for Purim

Send Mishloach Manot in time for the celebration.

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March 05, 2024

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The Jewish holiday of Purim is one of celebration for its heroine Queen Esther who helped spoil a plot to persecute the Jews. The holiday is all about celebration, and people dress up in costume and share in copious amounts of food and drink. People give Mishloach Manot, or baskets of food, to family and friends and also give meals to those in need.

Hamantaschen, a triangle-shaped cookie with various fillings, named after the hat that the evil Haman wore (or so the tale goes), is a popular treat to be shared by all.

Looking to give something delicious this Purim? Here are 15 gifts perfect for just that.

$89.95
Goldbelly

One babka plus 24 hamantaschen make the ultimate dessert spread for Purim. There is a reason why everyone loves the babka at Breads Bakery as its filled with swirls of Nutella and Belgian dark chocolate. Don't sleep on their hamantaschen either, which features traditional fillings like Chocolate, Fig and Poppy.

$79.99
Harry & David

This gift box is filled with all the treats needed to have a very happy Purim. Hamentaschen, rugelach, confetti pretzels, Jordan almonds, tropical dried fruit and more fill the lush basket, while a festive "Happy Purim" chocolate bar rounds out the gift.

$29.95
Goldbelly

Just like hamantaschen, kreplach are also triangular in shape, so many indulge in this traditional Jewish dish during Purim. Similar to dumplings, kreplach has a thin wrapper around a filling of meat, in this case noodle dough wrapped around brisket, chuck and short rib, and caramelized onions. Eat them as is or throw them into a pot of chicken soup.

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Etsy | Ohhappydayconfection

This tray from women- and Jewish-owned Oh Happy Day Confections is an explosion of color and happiness. The trays, which come in mini-sized up to large, are filled with a variety of treats including chocolate-dipped Oreos, butter cookies, wafer cookies, sprinkle-adorned pretzel twists and hamantaschen. Gummies are added for extra color and fun but can be removed for those that keep Kosher.

$54.95
Broadway Basketeers

Drinking wine on Purim is customary, so this wine tray makes a great gift basket. A bottle of Kosher red wine is surrounded by snacks like cinnamon toasted peanuts, vanilla cinnamon pretzels and chocolate-covered almonds.

$14
Goldbelly

If you are looking for a traditional assortment of hamantaschen, look no further than the famed New York deli Russ and Daughters, where hamantaschen are a staple year-round. You'll get eight cookies (two of each): Poppy Seed, Prune Butter, Apricot Jam and Raspberry Jam.

$42.95
Broadway Basketeers

Purim is a party, and this gift box is perfect for little kids who want in on the fun. Chewy fruity taffy, assorted fruit puffs, snack mixes, and other sweet-and-savory bites fill this sectioned box complete with a festive Purim message of happiness and joy.

$75.95
Goldbelly

A very non-traditional take on the hamantaschen, this Chicago cookie company takes their creative cookies and turns them into triangle form with a few twists. Try triple chocolate with a homemade caramel and maldon salt center or brown butter chocolate chip with a chocolate ganache center, just two of the flavors in this pack of seven cookies.

$48.99
Etsy | WhimsicalSweetsBklyn

Two festive mask-shaped iced cookies are paired with raspberry-filled macarons, crinkle cookies and chocolate-dipped pretzels to make an adorable gift box for Purim. Add them to any basket or give them as is for a delicious treat.

$134.99
1-800-Baskets.com

In the tradition of Mishloach Manot, giving bountiful baskets to family and friends, this Kosher fruit and sweets basket is a great way to show someone how much you care. The basket is overflowing with fresh and dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, crackers, and other sweet and savory treats that can be enjoyed for weeks.

$89.95
Goldbelly

These beautifully designed sugar cookies play into the costume part of Purim. Everyone dresses up so why shouldn't your cookies? The 12-pack of dairy-free cookies comes in red, black, green and white, all with a little bit of gold splatter paint design.

$135
Manhattan Fruitier

There's a little bit of something for everyone in this basket that features a variety of fresh fruits, hamantaschen from William Greenberg Desserts in Manhattan, and Babka from Greens Bakery in Williamsburg. You'll also find Purim-themed cookies, toffee and pistachios to round out this abundant gift basket.

$39.99
Challah & Co.

What happens when you turn a giant Challah into a hamantaschen-looking treat? Pure deliciousness. This giant triangle-shaped challah is filled with a chocolatey center. It's Kosher, Parve and perfect for serving a crew of six to eight people — ideal for any Purim celebration.

$54.99
Three Brothers Bakery

The hamantaschen at Three Brothers Bakery in Houston are so popular, people order them year-round. The baker's choice box includes a mixed variety of their favorite flavors from more traditional prune and cherry to S'mores or lemon.

$125
Le Chocolatier

This stunning basket is filled with a variety of chocolates perfect for gifting to friends and family or serving at a Purim fete. Chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered cookies and pretzels are adorned by hamantaschen-shaped chocolates, chocolate masquerade masks and chocolate signs that say Happy Purim in Hebrew.

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