Bat Mitzvah Gifts
10 Things to Consider When Buying a Bat Mitzvah Gift
In search of the perfect bat Mitzvah gift? Be sure to keep these 10 things in mind while you shop!
1. Nice jewelry
Jewelry is a great option as a Bat Mitzvah gift, but make sure you don’t just go for a simple piece of costume jewelry.
This doesn’t mean you need to spend thousands on diamonds, but rather, consider getting a nice necklace or bracelet made of gold or sterling silver- as in, something she can wear for years to come! This will always serve as a reminder of her Bat Mitzvah party and is a great gift.
2. Consider a religious gift
This is a religious ceremony after all! This is a great opportunity to get her something that is connected to her religion and will help her always remember her Bat Mitzvah.
This could be a Star of David pendant, or perhaps a Tree of Life necklace, or even a Kiddush cup.
3. Go personalized
This is a great way to turn your gift into one that is truly one of a kind and special. No matter what you get her, you can personalize it in some way. This may mean engraving her name or the date of her Bat Mitzvah.
You could also consider getting her a piece of jewelry that has her name written in Hebrew- that is a gift that is special, unique, beautiful, and religious. All in one!
4. Ask her parents
If you are the parent, no worries, but if not, consider running your gift idea by them to make sure it is a good choice! You don’t want to accidentally get her something she either already has, or even worse, get her something that her parents are already considering. Better safe than sorry!
5. Splurge (slightly)
This will vary depending on your budget, don’t spend what you can’t afford, but keep in mind that this is a special occasion and that deserves a special gift to go along with it! Set a budget upfront keeping this in mind and then be sure to stick to it.
If you don’t have a large budget to work with, consider getting together with other family members or friends in order to get one nicer gift that everyone can afford.
This could be something like a nice piece of jewelry, or a new piece of technology she maybe wants- that could be a camera, laptop, or even a smartphone. Just remember the top 4- ask her parents if it is okay!
7. Go vintage
Another great gift idea that is perfect for either a parent or grandparent is to pass on a certain family heirloom to her for her Bat Mitzvah. If you have something that you had been saving to give to your daughter or granddaughter, her Bat Mitzvah is a great time to do so!
This is a gift that is sure to be special and memorable, and something she can keep for years until it is time for her to pass it on to her child or grandchild!
For many girls, their Bat Mitzvah also signals a time when they take their first trip to Israel. As you can imagine, a major trip like that isn’t cheap! If you know she is planning this trip, a great gift is to either donate money towards the trip or contribute in some other way.
This trip is sure to be a memorable one, and helping make it happen for her is a great gift she will be forever thankful for!
This made our list of tips simply because it is a very common gift to give at a Bat Mitzvah. If you don’t have the time to shop for a gift or just can’t seem to come up with an idea, money is a typical and appropriate gift to give.
To really keep up with tradition, consider giving money in sets of $18, as the number 18 is the Hebrew symbol for life or ‘Chai.’
10. Pay it forward
Finally, considering this is a religious ceremony, some people choose to give their gift in the form of a donation to a certain charity. Considering that giving money is an important part of the Jewish faith, it is a great idea for a gift that gets to the true heart of her faith and growing up.
Consider making this extra special by figuring out what her favorite charity is and giving a donation in her name.