Let’s face it: Jews, like pretty much everyone else, enjoy shopping and receiving or giving gifts. This time of year, when a massive amount of Americans flock to department stores to purchase presents in time for Christmas, Hanukkah means we don’t hesitate to also get in on the action. Some of us even treat our Christian friends to gifts. We may not want to admit it, but we kind of look forward to the holiday shopping bonanza—from the Black Friday lines, to the Christmas season’s vibrant lights and red colors, to the customary Santa-dressed employee at the mall jingling a bell and yelling “ho, ho, ho.”

For holiday shopping enthusiasts of all faiths, JNS.org presents product recommendations on higher and lower price ends from major retail brands, so that you can treat your loved one or friend with a great present. Consider using these gift ideas as a jumping-off point and price-comparing mechanism for similar products at different retail stores.

Macy’s  

Home & Style:

Style & Co Carolyn Sequin Clutch – $26.98 (discounts may apply)

Style & Co Carolyn Sequin Clutch. Credit: Macy’s.

Martha Stewart Collection Golden Retriever Pillow– $80 (discounts may apply)

Martha Stewart Collection Golden Retriever Pillow. Credit: Macy’s.

Bar III Earring – $38 (Styles vary and discounts may apply)

Bar III Earring. Credit: Macy’s.

Toys:

Platinum Collection Boxing Robots– $60 (discounts may apply)

Platinum Collection Boxing Robots. Credit: Macy’s.

Platinum Collection Thunder Tumbler–  $30 (discounts may apply). Discounts may also apply at Amazon.com.

Platinum Collection Thunder Tumbler. Credit: Macy’s.

Health:

Sharper Image Traxx Activity Tracker – $120 (discounts may apply)

APPLE:

Notebooks and tablets:

Macbook Air – starting at $899 for the 11-inch laptop. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

The Macbook Air. Credit: Apple.

Macbook Pro – starting at $1099 for the 13-inch laptop. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

iPad Air 2 – starting at $499 for 16gb with wifi. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Amazon.com.

iPad Mini 3 – starting at $399 for 16gb. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Amazon.com.

Accessories:

Apple Battery Charger – $29. Discount may apply at Amazon.com.

Apple’s multi-touch, Bluetooth-based Magic Mouse – included with an iMac purchase, $69 separately.

Apple Keyboard – included with an iMac purchase, $69 separately. Discount may apple at Best Buy.

Surface 2 – $449. Depending on specifications, discount may apply at Amazon.com.

Surface Pro 3 – $799. Depending on specifications, discount may apply at Amazon.com.

Accessories:

Art series mice – $29. Lower price options available on Amazon.com.

Arc Touch Bluetooth mouse – $69. Discounts may apply at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

Toys“R”Us:

The toy chain has compiled its #TRUHOTTOYLIST for this holiday season here. Here are the top recommendations:

Charmazing™ Color Me Up! bracelet kits – ranges from $6.99 to $24.99

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa – $34.99. Discount may apply at Amazon.com.

Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart – $49.99. Discount may apply on Amazon.com.

FurReal Friends® Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup Pet – $49.99

Hot Wheels® Street Hawk™ Remote Control Flying Car  – $49.99

The Hot Wheels® Street Hawk™ Remote Control Flying Car. Credit: Toys“R”Us.