Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an important time in one’s life. It symbolizes the coming of age and the celebration of the opportunity to take responsibility of one’s own actions. Finding the perfect gift to celebrate this Jewish tradition can be a daunting task. This is especially true if you are looking for a truly unique gift or if you really do not know the teenager well. The following are a few gift ideas that every teen would love to receive for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

The Latest Technology 
Teenagers these days are engulfed with technology. Any technological gadget that you choose to get for the teen will likely be a hit. Whether it’s an iPod, an iPad, or a new computer, you can’t go wrong when purchasing technology in celebration of Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Cell phones are also a great gift idea. 

Money
You can never go wrong when giving money. While this might not be the most unique gift, it will be greatly appreciated. In fact, if you ask the teenager what he would like in celebration of his big day, “money” will likely be the answer. Money is often the top choice for gift givers during Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Find a creative way to give it to him such as placing the money on a money tree. Money is a great gift if you do not know the teenager well and have no idea what he likes.

A Weekend Getaway 
If you live in a different city than the teenager, consider giving him or her a getaway to come and visit you. This will allow the two of you to spend some time together and also be a fun first trip away from the parents. Perhaps you can plan a trip for the two of you to explore a big city nearby. This gift will be a hit because they will feel like an adult and enjoy celebrating his coming of age. Make this a truly special and unique time for him by planning a few adventurous outings. 

Traditional Gifts
If you are looking to carry on the Jewish tradition, consider giving a gift that symbolizes the culture. There are many websites devoted to providing you with gifts made specifically for Bar/Bat Mitzvah. A kipah or tallit set are both great ideas for traditional gifts for the occasion. These gifts are something that the teenager can cherish and pass on once he or she has a child of his own. Opt for something that has the day of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah engraved on it. This will serve as a memorable gift for the special day. 

Music 
What teenager doesn’t like music? A gift card for iTunes is also a gift that the teenager will thoroughly enjoy. Find out his or her taste in music and look for CDs or give him an iPod loaded with music. 

Gift Cards  
If you aren’t comfortable giving the teenager money, opt for a gift card. Gift cards to fast food restaurants or to their favorite store will be among his favorite gifts. The more gift cards and money the teenager receives, the happier he will be. This makes finding the perfect gift easier on you. 

If you are looking for the perfect Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift, use the tips above to help you. Buying a gift can be fun but it can also be a headache. To get ideas, find out from the teenager’s parents what he or she would like for the special occasion. This will ensure that your gift is a hit and something they will enjoy. 

Olivia Nicholas is a freelance writer for Storkie.  She is always happy to share her passion for life and experiences through her writing.

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