Top Unique Bar Mitzvah Gifts on Amazon for 2018

After searching Amazon for Bar Mtizvah Gifts, and seeing this “wonderful” list appear of what Amazon’s search engines deems as the top gifts for a teenage boy— it’s now time for a REAL top 10 Amazon Bar Mitzvah list of 2018.

Don’t believe us, here’s a sample:

How they think a giant Birthday Day card or diamond earrings with a pink bracelet fits in, is a bit strange.

I don’t see any boys worrying about having a pot belly at 13, well, not just yet at least! 

These really and truly are taken from the search Bar Mitzvah Presents on Amazon!!

 

However, before heading into Amazon and buying any old gift, there are a few things you should know about the Bar Mitzvah boy before making your decision:

 

#1 Budget-– is it a single child attending or the entire family?  

This will greatly change the budget of the gift.

Generally a kid alone won’t spend as much as an entire family.  

Think $18-$50 for a single child attending and upwards of $75 for an entire family.

 

#2 Is the boy into sports, collections, electronics?

 

#3 Does he want anything– has he actually made a wish-list of what he wants

 

#4 Does he wear jewelry, is fashion his “thing”

 

#5 Hobbies, passions?

 

#6 Time frame— do you have time to wait for the gift to arrive, or are you a last minute shopper?  This will be a huge deciding factor on what you can and cannot gift as online stores can take from 1 day shipping to 4 weeks.

 

 

So, if the young man wears jewelry, a bracelet is always nice.

This one has the Hebrew word, Chai, a combination of two Hebrew letters that stands for for LIFE.  

To bless him with a healthy, long and happy life.

See it here: https://amzn.to/2MPDQOu

 

13 yr old birthday shirt for Math lovers or just a kid that likes humor.

Amazon also has some really great tees for 13 years olds, but this one caught our eye as #1

See it here: https://amzn.to/2toiT5r

A money clip is always a great gift.

And you know that it will be used, as there isn’t a kid in the world that doesn’t like money!

If you want to spend a bit more than $34.99, a nice thing would be to add some bills to this clip.

See it here: https://amzn.to/2MibQlv

 

Now, no jokes aside, this came up as a gift choice on Amazon.  

There is a definite place for religious gifts on this holy day in a young man’s life.  

He might want a wall clock of a boy holding a Torah on his Bar Mitzvah day, but chances are you won’t be the hit of the day if you gift his wall clock.

 

See it here: https://amzn.to/2KgllkL

 

Seal of Solomon Necklace

A great choice for a different style of jewelry, one that is Biblical–as in King Solomon biblical.

This is a blessing piece for wealth and protection, and with an adjustable chain you can be sure it will fit a young man up to an adult.  

See it here: https://amzn.to/2tyEya6

Sports Action Camera is always a fun gift for one that enjoys being outdoors, playing sports and so much more.  

This can be taken on any adventure they might have.

 

See it here: https://amzn.to/2KeojpY

Dear Future Me is an interesting idea!  

A way to keep track of life, to document wonderful memories starting with the “big” day.  

Just think how much fun it will be to have him look back on his memories that he recorded when his own son has a Bar Mitzvah.

See it here: https://amzn.to/2MRgV5C

 

Robotics are a sure hit.  

And the way of the future for sure!  

If a young man is just starting his passion for artificial intelligence and the way of robotics and space exploration, this a great place to start.

And a few moments away from a cell phone can’t hurt anyone!

See it here: https://amzn.to/2yAWvuj

 

Loves to Watch His Cell Phone

Well, this is the future, if we like it or not!

 Hands free cell phone holder for the lover of his phone has arrived.  

We think this inexpensive gift might just be the #1 gift during the season of Netflix and Amazon Prime video binge-watching.  

Perfect for summer and holidays for sure.

You might want to grab one for yourself as well, we won’t tell if you don’t!

See it here: https://amzn.to/2MgaZC2

 

For the young man that loves making videos buy a kit that encourages this passion.  

No one likes a shaky video, so this stabilizer for the camera won’t allow any rockin or rollin’ and has extra places to hold the microphone and lights.  

So, if you want to have a gift fit any budget, this is pretty easy, as you can add some additional features like a microphone or led lights to play around with your budget.

And you never know, you might encourage a future Steven Spielberg — this is how he found his passion as a teen!

See it here: https://amzn.to/2IhJCFj

 

Might sound sort of like a strange gift, but boys do wear jewelry and are known to collect a thing or two in their pockets throughout the day.  

And they do need a place to store their wallet, cell phone and many gadgets.

Wouldn’t it be nice if they had a place to drop it off instead of the floor?  

Their parents might really appreciate this organizational tool as well!

See it here: https://amzn.to/2lykkcR

For the Gaming Boy:

If you’ve ever been to a gaming-lovers house you’ll notice teenage boys play remotely against one another online.  

And it can get really REALLY loud!

This headphone set has a microphone, at least you’ll know that you’ll please the parents if he puts this headset on while gaming.  

See it here: https://amzn.to/2MeVCtB

 

If you think there should be more added to the top list of boys Bar Mitzvah gifts on Amazon, we’d love to hear them!!

 

Share them with us please!

 

Best Gifts for Bat Mitzvah Girls in 2018

Mazel tov ! Best Gifts for a Bat or

Bas Mitzvah

 

Oh, to have a daughter.

To have a Jewish daughter.

OK, we’re not Rabbis. But to have a Jewish daughter, speaking as Jewish mothers, is a flowering of joy.

Judaism often is accused of being patriarchal.  

Again, we don’t need to go there. Think Ruth. Think Esther. In some places of engaged Jewishness these days, we observe a ceremony for a new baby girl called Simchat Bat – “the joy of the daughter.” This mystery, this midnight, this crescent moon, this unfolding rose, this girl-child.

 

It’s a new world, and your daughter will not spend her life in the shadows, subordinate to a man, most likely. So by the time she’s 12, 13, she’s heading out into the huge world with a mind of her own. This can be an exhilarating, intimidating experience for the young lady—and a bittersweet realization for her parents. Sunrise, sunset…

 

Planning her Bat or Bas therefore will require communication with the daughter who is being called to the Law.

Today’s Bas or Bat is usually a pretty light-hearted affair. Can we say, it’s all about the socks? We don’t make or sell socks, but we’ve gotten a few invitations to a Bat lately that include a pair of plushy socks with “gripper dots” (which sort of feel like gummi bears!). The reason for the socks: so ladies can slip off their heels once the party really starts to rock.

 

 

 

We’ve got so many really exquisite pieces—especially pendants and bracelets– that are perfect for the cherished Bat-Girl (those décor themes really can get out of hand!), that we recommend you simply call us.  A very dainty, feminine gold pendant, whether a Mogan David, Hamsa, or eye, on a delicate chain, is always appropriate for a young lady taking this transformational life-step. We have many variations, and can guide you to something that is perfect for the Bat Mitzvah Girl. A few things we love for the BMG and possibly her mother and other matriarchs: delicate diamond pave Star pendant on fine gold chain, Jewish Star pave diamonds set in 14k gold, or the same Magen David in sterling silver, perhaps even a pendant with LOVE.

star of david jewelry

And here’s the bigger gifting situation: if you’re the parent of the BMG, you will be throwing a heck of a party. When planning, keep in mind the number 18.  This numeral—Chet = 8, Yud =10, so 8 + 10 = 18, and 18 represents Chai, to Life!. Multiples of 18, whether it’s the number of guests, the dollar-amount of a cash gift (18, 36, 54, 72—add zeros at will!), and so on, will all bring your BMG lots of mazel.

 

Also, here’s this: it’s possible, even likely, that some of the guests at the Bat will not be Jewish. Besties bond across all boundaries today! With this possibility in mind, we suggest guest favors that aren’t explicitly religious in theme. We really love our 3-d squared heart pendant on a bead chain. For a slightly hipper gift for young ladies, check out our hand-beaded bracelets in silver, yellow or rose gold.  Just warning you – lots of moms actually covet this edgy yet classic piece for themselves — so better have a few extra on hand! 

 

Ditto for our long strands of protective evil eyes, eye-stations set on fine chain, in shades of green, blue, and other colors (eye85) – you can’t go wrong, in case there are a few ladies who may not have been on the original list but who absolutely deserve the star treatment on the day of the Bat.

 

We have many lovely options for buying in multiples. Some are fit for a princess.  Some are a little more casual. Connect with us at 818 882 9030 or online at www.alefbet.com, and whether you’re getting guest-prezzies for 18 or 180, we’ll guide you to something that’s really perfect for a specific Jewish daughter and her circle of besties as she makes this powerful and poignant step.