KOAB Chanukah Giveaway: 5 Winners!

Etsy Chai is an international co-op of Jewish artists who sell their Judaica, jewelry, vintage items and handcrafts on Etsy. There are some absolutely breathtaking pieces, which highlight the diversity of Jewish cultural traditions around the world.

I’ve been working with Etsy Chai for the past week to line up this KOAB Chanukah Giveaway and I’m super excited about it. FIVE of Etsy Chai’s artists want to share their stunning handmade pieces with my amazing Kosher on a Budget readers. With five pieces to give away, five of you will be winners!

So, let’s take a look at what this giveaway includes:

1. Another Creation is the creative outlet of Michelle from Stamford, CT and she produces the most breathtaking prints, cards, handheld mirrors, personal journals and more. I know art is a subjective thing, but *I* love her style! You know I’m digging this pomegranate (shown here as the design for a set of greeting cards).

One KOAB reader will win a $15 store credit to Another Creation to pick the item of their choice! Check out her site – there are a bevvy of options! And for all of my readers, she is offering a Buy One-Get One 50% off discount on any her prints. Use the code KOAB18 in the seller notes.

2. Linda B, from Chicago, creates one-of-a-kind, handbeaded gemstone and glass pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings and more. Personally, I’m loving these sweet silver and blue lapis earrings —  perfect for Chanukah, don’t you think? Can you believe they are just $11.22?

One KOAB reader will win a $15 store credit to Linda B’s shop to select the piece of your choice. Even if you don’t win, though, I’m thinking these sweet sivivonim might make a perfect gift for a special young lady in your life.

3. BBDesigns is a Kansas-trained artist (hiya!) who creates gorgeous handmade papers, cards, wine charms and journals. I’m really loving her wine charms… they are so… charming!

One KOAB reader will win a set of Chanukah cards from BBDesigns. Plus she’s offering all of my readers a 10% discount off her entire line when you use the code KOAB18 in the notes to seller section.

4. From Olympia, Washington, Leslie specializes in making charms from fiber, fabric, beads — and anything else she can get her hands on. After living in Israel for many years, I am especially drawn to her hamsot.

One KOAB reader will win a set of charms of their choosing from Leslie, perfect for handmade gift tags or bracelets.  Plus any reader who places a minimum $25 order from Leslie’s shop will receive a free set of charms when they enter the code KOAB18 in the notes to the seller section.

5. Anjali Creations draws from diverse cultural, ethnic and geographic backgrounds to create breathtaking one-of-a-kind creations that range from jewelry to mezuzot to greeting cards. I like so many of Anjali’s creations, but my favorite is definitely this cobalt blue wrapped bracelet. Drool.

One KOAB reader will win an $18 gift certificate to Anjali Creations to pick the piece that makes them drool!

So there you have it my dear readers. Five one-of-a-kind prizes for my one-of-a-kind audience! If you would like to throw your hat into the ring for a chance to win one of these five goodies, leave up to three separate comments for three chances to win.

  • Leave me a comment telling me about your dream Chanukah gift. Skies the limit.
  • For a second entry, subscribe to the Kosher on a Budget feed — either email updates or my RSS feed, your pick. Then leave a comment that you did so. If you already do subscribe, just leave me a comment to that effect.
  • And for a third entry (YES, THREE WAYS TO WIN!), click on over to the Etsy Chai blog and subscribe to their feed. Then come back and let me know you did so.

The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, November 23rd. The five winners will be selected by random.org and announced on Wednesday. Good luck!

Winners will receive free shipping of their prizes from the artist. If you live outside the United States, you may be subject to postage charges.


  1. I’d love a warm weather getaway. A cruise in the winter would be a terrific gift.

  2. Heidi Slurzberg says

    My dream Hanukkah present right now would be a full time job in elementary education. I have been unemployed for five years and it is getting tougher and tougher just to make ends meet. Once I have that, my dream present is to find my chassun and be blessed with a family with him.

    May the lights of the Hanukkah candles bring joy to your home and heart. May they inspire you to do many mitzvot!

  3. My dream Chanukah gift… Where to start? A gift card to bodenusa.com which is a site that has GREAT modest skirts. It is a little pricey, however. They usually have decent sales at the end of the season and if you order through ebates you can save a little more.

  4. I love Etsy! Who knew there was EtsyChai? This may be a problem for me…

  5. A very cool shopping site!

    Hmm, a dream Chanuka gift? How about a nice romantic getaway for me and the husband with no obligations to anyone. Mmm, that would be nice.

  6. Thank you for letting me know about Esty Chai. Now I have a new resource for buying bat-mitzvah, birthday and wedding gifts.

  7. I would like a gift certificate to a clothing store whose products I like, but don’t normally buy ’cause I deem it too expensive. Gap, Anthropologie, etc.

  8. (FYI, You’ve been on my RSS feed to Google Reader for a month ;))

  9. My dream Chanukah gift would be a trip back to Israel….. while I have loved going back with my husband and kids, and above all else, I would just love to move back there to live… in the meantime, I would settle for a trip there, alone, to go and explore some of my most favorire places. The Old City, Tzfat, Ein Gedi, and the list goes on and on! Mara, thanks for all the fun stuff you offer up on your site!!

  10. I just subscribed to your email updates. Have a super day!!!!

  11. I subscribed to the EtsyChai feed as well.

  12. my dream gift would be a trip to Disney World!

  13. I am also subscribed to your site…

  14. I have subscribed to your email updates for a second chance to win.

  15. I have also subscribed to the Etsy Chai blog.

  16. My dream Chanukah gift would be a trip to Israel with my whole family including my in-laws, sister & brother in law and their 3 kids. I subscribed to your RSS feed and I am now a follower of the Etsy Chai blog.

  17. My dream chanukah gift would be a kosher spa vacation in Hawaii (you can tell that the winter weather is getting to me). I’ve subscribed to your email updates as well.

  18. I’m an email subscriber!

  19. My dream Hanukkah gift would be a family reunion.

  20. Here’s my second comment that I subscribe to the KOAB feed ! Thanks Mara.

  21. My dream Hanukkah gift would be a family trip to Israel….

  22. I am an RSS subscriber.

  23. Dream Chanukah….all expenses paid trip to Disney World with the whole family.

    I did not know about Etsy Chai…it might have been safer that way 😉

  24. I keep an eye on you through my Google Reader 😉

  25. Just added Etsy Chai to my feed. Again…not sure if that is a good idea 😉

  26. Beth Jacobson says

    My dream Chanukah gift… be completely debt free by next Chanukah! Happy Chanukah to everyone! B’shalom.

  27. I am really wanting a Zojirushi bread machine but a dream gift would be a family vacation to Israel.

  28. I have already subscribed to email updates for KOAB.

  29. I just subscribed to Etsy Chai.

  30. I recieve KOAB updates via email – love them!

  31. A Hanukkah gift where the sky is the limit – I would love a clothing shopping spree! And I second Beth Jacobson – debt free by this time next year would be amazing!

  32. I am so glad I found this blog, and I mentioned it on my blog and added you already to my blogroll.
    1. What I would love for Chanukah – a luxurious pair of cashmere Portalno gloves (ok, so I live in Houston, but hey it snowed 2x last year here!)

  33. 2. I just subscribed on a feedburner (apparently 2x, because I also get this via Google Reader. Oops).

  34. 3. I just subscribed to the Etsy Chai blog.

  35. I have subscribed to both your feed and the EtsyChai feed. By the way, I love your website!

  36. My dream Chanukah gift would be a job for my husband.

  37. Here’s my second entry – I’m already subscribed to your site via email!

  38. My dream chanukah present would be the ability to take my kids on a Disney Cruise…. not sure they have kosher food, but the kids and I would LOVE it!

    I am an email subscriber to your blog and I joined etsychai

    Thanks, Mara!

  39. Ooooh, such nice things. Thank you. My fantasy Chanukah present (and I can’t say world peace, right?) is probably a trip to Israel… or Hawaii… with my family!

  40. I already subscribe! Thank you:)

  41. So, I subscribed to the Esti email… My dream Chanukah present would be a nice vacation with my husband, and I already get your emails!!!! 🙂

  42. Dream gift? A new car to replace my 11 yr old one. Reality possible dream gift? A new Whirlpool dryer.

  43. I would love a vacation to Israel!

  44. Dream present would have to be a new kitchen… but I’ll keep dreaming.

  45. I subscribe via RSS. Thank you!

  46. Amanda Orrin says

    I subscribed to your blog and Etsy’s today. Dream gift would be being able to stay home with Baby #2 (on the way)!

    Thank you for providing this great resource to all of us.

    Shabbat shalom!

  47. My dream Chanukah gift would be time to work on my qualifying exam uninterrupted while my husband is with my infant daughter. In general, life is pretty rich for me these days, though, so no complaints!

  48. I subscribe to K on a B’s RSS feed.

  49. I also subscribe to ETSY chai. What a cool way to shop etsy!

  50. My dream Chanukah gift would be to spend it together as a family. We are relocating, and since we can’t move into our new home (hooray!) before hubby starts his job he has to go ahead of us.
    I have some extravagant dreams too, but right now this one is the sweetest. Next year, for sure!