Rosh Hashana Giveaway Week, Day #4: $25 to

Welcome to day 3 of the Rosh Hashana Giveaway Week! Are we having fun yet? We’re only half-way through, with lots more prizes left to give away.

The first of today’s offering (yup, there will be TWO prizes today… stay tuned for #2…) is a $25 gift card to That ought to add a little spice to your Sweet New Year.

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If you win, you can spend your $25 however you please: Maybe you’ll pick up your favorite bottle of bubbly – and refuse to share it with anyone! Or maybe you’ll be feeling generous, and get a special treat for your Rosh Hashana table.

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite gift to give – or receive – as a yom tov host.

Sorry, but this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Each day this week, I am hosting one (and in some cases two) Rosh Hashana giveaways. The giveaways will be open until next Tuesday, September 20 at 11:59 CST. The winners of all the giveaways will be announced next Wednesday.

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  1. I usually first ask what food I can bring, then if not food I usually buy a cute bowl or dish for the host or a bottle of wine.

  2. Hava Freidenreich says

    I love getting/giving home-made baked goods.

  3. Homemade goods!

  4. The best gift to give or get is a food gift. A fruit basket that also has candy for the kids is both fun and practical.

  5. Sandi Jarrett says

    We usually bring a dessert of some sort. And maybe a nice bottle of wine.

  6. A serving piece from Home Goods. Looks nice but not expensive!

  7. wine, always wine. Or my homemade sweet challah!

  8. Lauren Gerofsky says

    I like to give a food item towards the meal we are having together, and give it in a dish to keep. I also like to give tea towels or dish owels; they seemeasy and useful. I am always happy to get fancy soaps or candles. I rarely buy them for myself and I can set them out the next time I have company.

  9. I love when someone offers to bring a side dish or dessert. Wine is always useful. I like to offer the same, or bring wine with a tiny thank-you card and a small thing of candy to please the kids. A good idea (I think): consider if your host appreciates fine wine before spending on it! Some people would be better off receiving other things!

  10. Candy, wine, or flowers.

  11. flowers 😀

  12. I like to bring cherries in a pretty ceramic dish from Marshall’s or the like.

  13. Stunning serving utensils or a great bottle of ref wine

  14. My kids love when guests bring chocolate but I prefer to give (and receive) small housewares

  15. making my own dessert is always a great gift to give someone. Its thoughtful and pple always appreciate it!

  16. I think my favorite gift to bring is a homemade dessert. I don’t often take the time to bake for just my family so it’s nice to have my kids help me bake and then they get really excited to tell everyone how they helped out and the host usually appreciates it.

  17. I got the most beautiful salad servers; thought they were a great gift!

  18. Before we had kids, I would pick up inexpensive tzochkies when we travelled abroad like hand dipped candles from Israel or wooden carved salad servers from South Africa…now I just bring a bottle of wine.

  19. I love when people bring fresh fruit for dessert – and I love to give hand painted silk challah covers as a gift. I also love when an out of town guest brings a bottle of wine that we can’t get in Boston. I placed an order on for work and get their emails but have never placed a personal order and this would be a great way to start!

  20. Miriam Leah Schwartz says

    wine or candy! 🙂

  21. Wine is always my favorite gift, you don’t have to know the size or whether it will fit, everybody enjoys a glass of wine.

  22. Rebecca Starr says

    Homemade jam (berries from the garden) and veggies from the garden!

  23. Wine.

  24. I like to contribute to the meal. In the winter a veggie salad or in the summer a fruit salad.

  25. my favorite gift to receive are colorful fresh flowers. They always make me feel good when I’m able to see their beauty.

  26. yummy homemade baked goods is always the best to give and receive

  27. wine of course

  28. moscato all the way

  29. I like to accomodate the host if they say there is something specific they need.. if not I like to do a candy platter- long yom tov with not much to do so a nosh is great and its nice to support local kosher establishments..

  30. I like bringing wine 🙂

  31. I like to bring a little homemade yummy like brownies, lemon merangue pie or chololate cake.

  32. I like receiving wine because we don’t usually have it in the house it is a nice treat!

  33. The gifts I bring to hosts vary on the season. If it’s summertime or summerlike weather out, I bring Purely Decadent soy ice cream pints. Thanks to you, I usually buy a case at Whole Foods when it’s on sale. 🙂 During the winter, I like to bring either boxes of tea or red wine. If I really get my act together, I usually go to my hostess’s house beforehand and make some sort of baked good.

  34. My favorite are desserts that are small enough that they’re mostly eaten by the time dinner is over, but big enough that we have a treat for sometime later in the week 🙂

  35. I love bringing wine – always more fun to share!

  36. I like champagne, like Asti- both to give and receive!

  37. I like to bring dessert , because I love to bake. I like to receive wine or a plant.

  38. Eva Sandorfy says

    We like to give wine most of the time because we always have at home at least 2 boxes and we could choose for the people we are giving to.
    It’s also very convinient because you don’t have to bother to go shopping when you don’t have much time.

  39. Handmade (by me) beaded serving utensils.

  40. Love to bring a cake. the gooier the better.

  41. I usually bring something homemade. But if I know there will already be a lot of food, I bring some Moscato!

  42. TP in Houston says

    Lately I’ve gotten into good white wine actually 🙂

  43. I like to bring a sparkling wine, cider or juice. Always a hit and easy to transport.

  44. It depends on whom we are visiting. For a couple, I like to give wine or flowers. For families with kids either bubbly grape juice or candy. I like any present ;).

  45. I love giving flowers.

  46. flowers 🙂

  47. a fine wine

  48. I love to give sweets or treats that the host probably wouldn’t buy for herself.

  49. Dessert or wine

  50. Favorite gift is definitely dessert – although wine is a close second. I’m a fan of a nut tray or cake.