Our Favorite Mishloach Manot Ideas

Cookies In A Jar

It is a custom on Purim to give out mishloach manot, or Purim baskets, to friends, family, business associates and other acquaintances. Mishloach manot literally translates to the “sending of portions.” The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot derives from the Book of Esther and is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast and to increase a sense of community and friendship among Jews. If you are giving out mishloach manot to family or friends, here are some of our favorite ideas.

Movie Night Mishloach Manot

Look for inexpensive popcorn boxes at stores like Target or Michaels, or order these Pop-up Popcorn Boxes.

popcorn boxes

Fill with bags of popcorn, boxes of candy and a soda.

Wrap up in cellophane, or easy Cello Bags like these available from Amazon:

cello bags

Then tie with ribbon and make a “movie ticket” gift card or label for each package.

Here are some cute free printable movie tickets from Spoonful:

family movie night tickets

Attach one and they are good to go.

Baseball Theme Mishloach Manot

You can also use the popcorn containers in baseball themed mishloach manot, as seen here on Chana’s Art Room.

baseball turf

Start by cutting Tissue Grass Mats into small pieces.

Tissue grass

Put a piece in the bottom of your cello bag, then layer in peanuts, your popcorn container, a box of Cracker Jack, an old fashioned coke bottle and a baseball. Tie up with Red and White Twine and attach labels that look like sports tickets.

Red and white twine

You can create personalized baseball “ticket” gift tags on sites like TA Ticket Printing.

baseball ticket

Beach Theme Mishloach Manot

Start with these cute Beach Pails and Shovels:

beach pails

Fill with a water bottle, some blue and green jelly beans, and kosher Salt Water Taffy.

taffy

Add Mini Inflatable Beach Balls and wrap up in cellophane.

beach balls

The Joy of Kosher offers templates for several free printable Purim gift tags and labels.

I Love New York Mishloach Manot

We saw these great New York-themed gift baskets on B. Lovely Events:

welcomebasketsnyc

Just fill “I Love NY” caps with a water bottle, a “big apple,” and other treats.

These “I Love NY” hats are available from Cafe Press:

New York hat

The fortune cookies are a great touch! You can order fortune cookie packs online:

fortune cookies

And here are a few quick and easy ideas we love:

Just Cookies Mishloach Manot

We saw a picture of this adorable teacher gift on A’Casarella and thought it would make a cute and easy mishloach manot idea:

cookies in a jar

These Acrylic Pasta Canisters will hold a lot of cookies and will be useful to your recipient after Purim:

pasta canister

Simply fill with a stack of homemade or store-bought cookies of your choice and tie with ribbon! Joy of Kosher offers free printable Purim gift tags and labels, including this one:

cookie tag

Smores Kits Mishloach Manot

These do-it-yourself smores kits featured on Twig and Thistle are super-easy and inexpensive to make. They would also make great favors for a summer or camping-theme party:

Smores Kit

Separate and place your ingredients (graham crackers, marshmallows and Hershey bars) in these 2″ Clear Acetate Favor Boxes stacked on these 3″ Clear Favor Boxes.

favor boxes

Tie with twine and add a label.

A Cup of Cupcakes Mishloach Manot

We saw this pretty wrapped cupcake on Bird on a Cake:

cupcake

Cupcakes (homemade or store-bought!) are simply dropped in Clear Plastic 9-Ounce Party Cups, wrapped in cellophane or placed in smaller-sized cellophane bags, and tied with ribbon. They look beautiful!

Whatever mishloach manot you choose to make, with these fun ideas we hope you enjoy putting them together as much as your recipients will enjoy eating them!

For more ideas, since our Pinterest board for Mishloach Manot Ideas.

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