15 Bat Mitzvah Gifts To Celebrate The Momentous Occasion

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: October 23, 2023

    Mazel tov! A Bat Mitzvah is a momentous occasion in the life of a young Jewish girl, marking her coming of age and her acceptance of the responsibilities of Jewish adulthood. As friends and family gather to celebrate this special day, finding the perfect gift to honor this milestone event is important.

    If you want to get her a little something for the celebration, we will help you find the perfect gift to honor and commemorate this occasion is an important part of the festivities.

  1. Star Necklace
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    This stunning Butterfly Star of David Necklace is a versatile accessory that can be worn as either a Star of David or as Butterflies, making it perfect for any occasion. This necklace is not only a gorgeous addition to any outfit, it’s also a meaningful way to connect with history, culture, and tradition. It’s the perfect gift for a Bat Mitzvah, or for anyone who wants to add a touch of elegance and significance to their jewelry collection. 

  3. Kiddish Cup
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    A Kiddush cup is a ceremonial cup used in Jewish religious rituals, particularly during Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. This elegant and modern Kate Spade New York Oak Street Kiddush Cup features ivory at the top and a beautiful cobalt blue bottom accented with the Hebrew prayer over wine in silver.

  5. Jeweled Mezuhza 
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    This feminine and sweet Mezuzah makes a great Bat Mitzvah gift. The exquisite design features an intricate pattern in pink enamel accented with pearl blue crystals and gold trim. The base metal is finished in Silverton.

  7. Hebrew Name Necklace
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    Each necklace is handcrafted from 14K yellow gold and features the Hebrew name of your choice in a sleek and modern font, making it a truly one-of-a-kind piece. They are custom-made in the Holy City of Jerusalem, adding an extra special touch to this already incredible gift.

  9. Star of David Friendship Bracelet
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    This stunning Jewish Star bracelet as a beautiful piece of art that also serves as a protective talisman, ushering in the faith of Judaism, love and good fortune. Handcrafted from sterling silver and plated with 14k yellow gold, this 3/8″ wide charm is adorned with sparkling stones and handwoven with blue, gold, white, and pink hues on an adjustable sliding knot bracelet that fits wrist sizes from very small to large. Perfect for any occasion, this bracelet is a delightful gift for a Bat Mitzvah, graduation, Hanukkah, birthday, or to show someone how much you care. 

  11. Shabbat Candle Stick Holders
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    Bring a touch of elegance and tradition to your Shabbat celebration with these stunning candlesticks featuring flying doves with high-quality Matashi crystals and beautifully intricate details, all atop a handsome base. Hand-painted with a pewter finish, these gold-plated Shabbat candlesticks are perfect for your home, religious events, or Bat Mitzvah, and their 2-tier pedestal design ensures a stable base. 

  13. Nice Jewish Girls Book
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    Probing the lives of historic icons like Anne Frank and Emma Goldman to contemporary heroines such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Janet Yellen the book also provides an overview of modern Jewish history. The captivating stories of luminaries from the worlds of politics, literature, activism, the arts, business, science, and more show how these women—in many cases—overcame the obstacles of being both Jewish and female to make their unique mark, and how being Jewish impacted their journeys.

  15. A Designer Crossbody
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    She’s becoming a grown woman, so maybe its time for a grownup (ish) bag! Thanks to a streamlined design, this leather crossbody from Michael Kors is effortless. It is made of Leather with a top closure, one large open compartment, two slide pockets. The perfect size for all she needs.

  17. Charm Bracelet
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    Celebrate her official coming of age in the Jewish community with the Bat Mitzvah Charm Bangle. This charm brings the celebratory energy of the occasion to life on an expandable wire.

  19. Apple Watch
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    If she’s sporty or needs a new watch, the Apple Watch Series 3 has many features in one clean design. She can store all her music, podcasts, and audiobooks, or go training with a GPS, optical heart sensor, and swim-proof casing.

  21. Personalized Bank
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    This beautiful and timeless tzedakah box would make a unique Bar Mitzvah gift and is one that can be enjoyed for years to come. It’s made of earthenware clay and can have the child’s name printed on the front of it with a Star of David.

  23. Gift Card
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    Feeling completely stuck & clueless on what to get her? Couldn’t find any good Bar Mitzvah gift ideas that fit your budget? Get him a gift card to his favorite store and leave the decision up to him.

  25. Initial Studs
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    Looking for the perfect accessory to add a touch of elegance and sparkle to your everyday look? Check out these stunning initial earrings, featuring the letter “A” paved with rainbow cubic zirconia on a delicate 14k gold-plated stud. Made with 925 sterling silver posts, these earrings are hypoallergenic and won’t tarnish or irritate sensitive ears, making them a great gift for any occasion. Plus, with a 90-day money-back guarantee and friendly customer service, you can shop with confidence!

  27. Trinket Dish
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    From their seaside studio in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, Basic Spirit creates beautiful and heartfelt products that are sure to delight. Their handcrafted pewter is of the highest quality and is lead-free, making it safe for use with both food and drink.

  29. Personalized Birthstone Necklace
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    Choose your own chain style and birthstones to make this gift truly one-of-a-kind, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing it is durable and meticulously crafted from only the best materials. Plus, with gift wrapping and a heartfelt message included, this necklace will surely be a cherished and meaningful present for years to come.

    What is a bat mitzvah, and why is it celebrated?

    If you have never been to a  bat mitzvah before, it is essential to understand its significance. It is an important day in the life of a young Jewish girl, marking her coming of age and entering the new stage of Jewish adulthood. It celebrates her growth, accomplishments, and commitment to a meaningful Jewish life.

    This milestone event is celebrated in many Jewish communities around the world. It is important for the young girl and her family to come together and reflect on their shared faith.

    What are some traditional and modern bat mitzvah gifts?

    Traditional bat mitzvah gifts include items that will help the young girl grow spiritually and connect with her faith, such as prayer books, religious jewelry, or a Kiddush cup. These gifts are meant to be meaningful and symbolic, reflecting the importance of the occasion and the family’s traditions. In some Jewish communities, giving gifts of money or making a charitable donation in honor of the bat mitzvah is also customary.

    In addition to traditional gift ideas, modern bat mitzvah gifts might include technology, fashion accessories, or experiences such as travel or classes in a new skill or hobby. While choosing a meaningful gift that reflects the occasion’s significance is essential, it is also okay to consider the interests and preferences of the young girl.

    Is it appropriate to give money as a bat mitzvah gift and if so, how much?

    Absolutely! In Jewish tradition, it is customary to give gifts of money in multiples of 18 for certain occasions, including bar and bat mitzvahs. The number 18 is significant because in Hebrew, each letter has a numerical value, and the letters that spell out “chai” (meaning “life”) add up to 18. Giving a gift of money in multiples of 18 is a way of wishing the recipient a long and prosperous life.

    For a child attending a friend’s bar mitzvah will likely give anywhere from 2x-4x or a maximum of $72, which is generous.  The range for a close friend is closer to $54-$108.  For close family members, gifts can reach $360-$540. But on average, most families will give in the $108-$180 range.

    The tradition of giving money in multiples of 18 is a meaningful way to honor important life events and express good wishes for the recipient’s future. It is one of many ways Jewish tradition is integrated into celebrating important milestones in life.