There are dreidels for every taste and purpose. Some are functional, some are not. Some have the Hebrew letters on them, some do not. Some are made for playing with, others are just for show. There are modern ones, traditional ones, ones made of plastic. You get my point. In the end, there is nothing so lovely during Hanukkah as a beautiful display of dreidels. If you don’t have at least a small selection, this should be on your bucket list.
There are a few things I look for in a dreidel. First, call me traditional but I like a dreidel to look like a dreidel. To me, this means four sides and some clear way to spin it. Even if the dreidel is just for show I like it to look functional. And it must have the Hebrew letters on it. Without the letters, its just no fun. Lastly, like my menorot, I prefer a dreidel out of classic materials like metal or wood and I prefer one with a timeless style that I won’t get tired of year after year.
Here are my favorites this year:
Cut Out Sterling Silver Draydel ($65) from The Source for Everything Jewish
Brass Tulip Dreidel with Yellow Stones ($25.95) from Judaica Mall
Spice Box Draydel ($125) from The Source for Everything Jewish
Sterling Silver Dreidel with Stones and Large Hebrew Letters ($138) from World of Judaica
Jerusalem Olive Wood Dreidel ($9.95) from Judaism.com. This shows that a beautiful display dreidel doesn’t have to be expensive.
Wood and Pewter Jewish Symbols Dreidel ($52.95) from Judaica Mall
Silver Leaves Dreidel ($164.95) from Traditions Jewish Gifts. An exception to my rule of four sides for a truly exceptional dreidel.
Sterling Silver Filigree Dreidel ($79.95) from Traditions Jewish Gifts
Floral Jewish Star Dreidel ($17.95) from Traditions Jewish Gifts. I love the simplicity of this dreidel. It makes me feel like the kind of dreidel my grandmother would have played with. Its a little bitty guy but precious.
Filigree Cobalt Dreidel By Quest ($90) from Judaism.com
So those are my favorite dreidels on the market today. Check out my Hanukkah Styles posts for how these are used in a stylescape. Go to my Hanukkah: Dreidels Pinterest Board to pin any of these for future reference.