"Always a crowd pleaser, but can you do $18 and $36 for bar and bat mitzvahs?"
(New York City)
We love giving Amazon gift cards to friends and family for their birthdays.
Small request: can you do them in multiples of $18 for bar and bat mitzvahs? Even just $18, $36 and $180 would be enough.
In Judaism, the letters in the Hebrew word for "life" have a numeric value of 18 (Hebrew letters are associated with a number, kind of like Roman numerals). So it's traditional to give gifts of $18 or $36 (a "double life," so to speak) to commemorate rites of passage.