Finding the perfect gift can be overwhelming, no matter the occasion or the type of relationship you have with the person. Here is where a Mezuzah might be a great idea.
Have you ever walked into a Jewish home and noticed a small object hanging from the doorpost? That object would most likely be a mezuzah, which is a sacred parchment stored in a protective and decorative case. It contains inscriptions of the Shema and Ve’ahavta (a prayer from Deuteronomy), including the verse “And you shall inscribe these words upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.” It is customary for every Jewish home to have one at the front door and on the doorposts throughout the home. That is what makes it a great gift, regardless of the occasion. You can easily find a mezuzah for sale online and be sure that the recipient will love it. What more could you ask for? Here are some occasions on which you can gift a mezuzah:
1. House warming
When someone is moving into a new house or office, a mezuzah can be the perfect gift. It acts as a reminder of people’s relationship with G-d and the importance of humility. You can even offer to fix it for them at their doorpost with some nails or double sided tape.2. Wedding
Chanukat ha-bayit, which is the ceremony for hanging a mezuzah, usually marks the beginning of something new. As a marriage also signifies the beginning of a new relationship, a mezuzah is an ideal gift for the occasion. The newly-weds can hang it at their home when they move into it for the first time as a married couple.3. Hanukkah
Even though giving gifts is not traditionally a Jewish custom, people have adopted it as one in modern times. A mezuzah is a gift that embraces the true spirit of the festival, which is dedicating your lives to the service of G-d.
Mezuzot come in a range of different colors and styles, which allows picking one that suits the taste and personality of the recipient. Check out our online store to buy mezuzot! You can buy handmade mezuzah cases and other products.