Your first real deal is beautiful, polished brass "Star and Branch" Hanukkah menorah, which makes a beautiful gift for either Hanukkah or Christmas. It normally retails for $40; we’ve marked it down to $35, but this month’s Real Deal takes an additional 25% off, so that you can purchase the menorah for only $26 (Use coupon code: "MEN25"). If your area does not have a Jewish bookstore to supply candles, you’ll also want to order our box of candles ($7).

If you are one of many who are looking for less expensive gifts, you can still give something quite lovely and meaningful for less than $10. Our beautiful Israeli art Bible bookmarks come in a set of 8 and normally sell for $15. We’ve marked them down to $12, but this month’s Real Deal takes an additional 25% off, so that you can purchase the set for only $9 (Use coupon code: "BKM25"). These are great for art lovers as well as book lovers and can be creatively grouped for framing. You really should take a look; even if you don’t buy, you’ll enjoy seeing these. Be sure to click "product close up."

Finally, for purchases of over $50, our gift to you is the beautiful art calendar we offered last month . . . free! It is created by the same Israeli company that published the bookmarks offered above. The months run from September 2008 to December 2009, so we are not suggesting you give these as gifts; however, you might want to frame the art from the first three months to give as gifts, and still enjoy the rest of the calendar from December through December!

Please note: Real Deals must be purchased online and are only valid throughout the month they were first offered (in this case, November 2008) and you must link through this special link to get the free calendar for orders over $50.