Last year I was asked by BlogHer to do a post on Chanukah gift giving. I was pleased to see that the article was reposted on the BlogHer site this year too. In this season of joy and celebration, no need to stress out on what would be an appropriate gift for a friend or loved one when you can get suggestions from the original Chanukah funster – ME!
I do have one addition for this year that isn’t in the original post and that is the Mensch on a Bench. If you haven’t yet seen Moshe (that is his name), here is a link to the Mensch website. http://themenschonabench.com/ Should you think he looks familiar, it is because he appeared on the Shark Tank. And, no surprise, Neal Hoffman, who came up with the idea for the Mensch, came away with two Shark Tank partners.
For those of you who don’t know what a Mensch is, this description is found on Wikipedia: “According to Leo Rosten, the Yiddish maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish, “mensch” is “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being ‘a real mensch’ is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous.” The term is used as a high compliment, expressing the rarity and value of that individual’s qualities.”
Visit the Mensch site to learn more about this special guy: http://themenschonabench.com/the-book/ No matter if you are a Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza celebrator, you should have your own Mensch. After all, who wouldn’t want to have Moshe around as a reminder of what it means to be a person of character.
Enjoy the read and let me know if you found an idea that works for you this holiday season.
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and may we all have a peaceful and healthy New Year!!