I've been invited to a Seder, and I'd like to take a gift. Is that appropriate?
Yes, a gift would be a thoughtful and welcome touch. Take a look at our gift suggestion list for inspiration. Since guests are typically encouraged to participate in the Seder, you might also consider a non-traditional version of the Haggadah. Select a fitting passage to read during the celebration; inscribe a personal message on the inside cover and leave the book with your hosts.
What is the best children's gift for the afikomen tradition?
Ask the parents what kinds of gifts they typically give their kids. Some families prefer educational presents or a Passover-related theme; others give the latest in-demand toys. Either way, you will be a popular guest!
What about gifts of food and Kosher restrictions?
It's important to note that Passover has very specific guidelines in terms of food and drink. All food and wines must not only carry a rabbinical kosher seal, but specifically say "Kosher for Passover". Leavened bread is not eaten during this time, and most breads, corn or wheat products are not acceptable. Matzah, a type of unleavened bread is an integral part of the Seder, and enjoyed throughout Passover. With all of this in mind, a non-food gift may be simpler.