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Category Archives: Gifts

Money or a Gift in a Box?

There are three appropriate bar / bat mitzvah gift alternatives: money gifts, "gifts in a box" and Bar Mitzvah gift certificates. The Doc's elder grandson is called Avi. His most cherished BM gift is a Connecticut College basketball t-shirt. It … Continue reading

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Money Gift

Money Gift – Advantages and Disadvantages The advantage of cash is that it allows the BM child to select exactly what they want. And apart from this, who does not like money? The disadvantage is that cash gifts are not … Continue reading

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Financial Stocks

One very nice bar mitzvah gift, and not too expensive, is to give stock or savings bonds. It adds a personal touch to the monetary gift!  Owning real shares makes the kids feel truly like an adult, as part owner … Continue reading

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Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates Tips Looking for gift certificate ideas? Worried about giving the wrong gift but still would like your gift to have a personal touch? A gift certificate should be your choice then. Why do kids always love gift certificates? … Continue reading

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How to Choose a “Gift in a Box”?

Let's face it – buying gifts for teens can be nerve-wracking. You really want to find gifts that will be enjoyed and used. Let's see how to do it. Here are the Doc's guidelines on how to choose an appropriate … Continue reading

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Parents’ Gifts

The party as a gift? Many parents have the party as an actual gift for their child. Fair enough.  Sharing the information allows the children an understanding of how a precious (and costly!) the party is. Inform the child about … Continue reading

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Guests Asking About Presents

Are guests asking you about gift that the Bar / Bat Mitzvah child would like to get?  It can be a little embarrassing, right? Take the question in a positive way. It shows that they care! But what to answer? … Continue reading

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Delivering the Gifts

Note Cards Give a note card with a sweet message along with the present. It will add a special and personal touch to your present. Let the child sign the note card. It is enough that you sign the check! … Continue reading

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Getting the Gifts & Thank You Notes

Collecting the presents at the party Leave a box on a table for checks and have a Bat/Bar table for the presents. Take away the presents early in the evening and place them in a locked room. It happens often … Continue reading

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Gifts Ideas – Books

  Books Tips How about a book as a gift, with a personal inscription?  The book doesn’t necessarily need to have a Jewish theme. If you are afraid that such Judaic book will remain on a shelf, get a book … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas – Gift Certificates

  Gift certificates strike the balance between practical value and personal touch. Give a teen a gift card to their favorite store or website and they will surely appreciate it. Check the list at the bottom, it covers different fields … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas – Jewish Electronics & Gadgets

Here your present can get really special! Get some Jewish and Hebrew related electronics items and your gift will carry also an educational significance that connects with the essence of the Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Any other gift idea? Please leave … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas – Electronics & Gadgets

Children love electronics gifts and gadgets, it is that simple. This is the one age group that’s especially connected to the electronic age. High tech products makes the kids feel cool! Here are a the Doc’s list of not-too-expensive tech … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas – Judaica

  Jewish religious and ceremonial items are the most traditional gifts to be given at a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The Doc appreciates a gift that carries a Jewish significance. It always makes a unique and thoughtful gift that reminds … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas – Jewelery Judaica

When the Doc was at the age of Batmi (on the previous century!) the custom was to give jewelries. The Doc still wears some of the pieces to these days! Kids still often give each other jewelry. When you know … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas – Jewish & Israeli Gift Certificates

A Jewish / Israeli gift certificate is a meaningful and special present! From tallit to Jewish toys, whatever the recipient chooses, the gift card is an opportunity to rejoice Judaism. Here are good Jewish & Israeli gift certificate options:    … Continue reading

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