Eid marks the end of Ramadan. It’s the grandest, most celebrated festival of the year. Family gatherings and gift-giving are the highlights of this joyous occasion. Have you thought about what gifts to give your loved ones this year?
Here’s a list of gift ideas for your inspiration. Let’s make Eid 2021 extra special!
Valuable Time with the Family
Nothing is more precious than the gift of time. While the pandemic has given us the opportunity to be with our family almost 24/7, the “new normal” also made our lives busier as we take our work home. Most of us rarely talk and bond with our family.
This Eid, let’s give one another the best gift we could ever give – quality time. Prepare a sumptuous Eid dinner for the whole family to enjoy, play with the kids, or watch movies together. Strengthening family ties is one of the things we can do during Ramadan.
Toys are popular gifts for Eid and there’s no wonder why.
This is the time to spoil your kids. Everything from Islamic toys to puzzles, toy cars, dolls, play dough sets, busy books, playhouses, you’ve got endless options!
Want to make sure your kids will love their gifts? Ask them to create a wish list. It makes your task easier too!
Accessories for Home
Mama, Ammah, and Khalah, and all the women in your life will surely love receiving home accessories as Eid gifts. Perfect gifting options include fine carpets and rugs, wall tapestries, wall decals, plush curtains, prayer mats, and silverware.
A Handwritten Letter
Some things are priceless. Just like a handwritten letter to tell them how much you appreciate and love them. Pour your heart out. Let the pen be your voice, especially if you’re the type who can’t say “I love yous” to Baba and Mama directly. Pick some pretty stationery to write on. And seal it with a kiss!
Quran & Hadith Books/Islamic Books
The Holy Month is a time to focus on our faith. Many online stores sell Ramadan and Eid books for kids, as well as Quran and Hadith books for adults. The “Rumi” are poems about life and death and moving and enlightening.
“The Story of the Quran”, “Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time”, and “Purification of the Heart” are just among the many interesting Islamic books that can help Muslims with their spiritual journeys.
Personalized Prayer Mat
As we dedicate more time to worship Allah, prayer mats make an excellent choice for Eid gifts. Want to make it more special? Customize it! Everything from the color to the patterns, you can have it especially designed. You can also add the recipient’s name on the mat.
Looking for luxury gifts?
Pashmina is one of the softest, silkiest fabrics. This luxury wool is sourced from a special breed of Kashmiri goat. Pashmina shawls are the highest-quality shawls in the market.
Dates or Spices
Giving dates and sweets made of this fruit is customary in Muslim communities. Many cafes and pastry shops offer all sorts of Date desserts, especially during Eid.
Want to make it more special? Why not bake those pasties yourself? If you have the knack for baking, go ahead and whip up some goodies for the whole family to enjoy!
Do you have aspiring chefs in the family? Spices make a perfect gift for them. Look for rare herbs and spices that are typically unavailable in the grocery and spice stores in your area. These are gems they will truly treasure!
It’s time to showcase your family’s heirloom recipes. Your family, friends, and visitors will enjoy sumptuous meals during Eid. Don’t have a good recipe? You’ll find plenty online!
Go for no-fail traditional favorites like Sheer Khurma, Kimami Sewaiyan, Mutton Korma, Sheermal, and Seekh Kebab.
Or, if you’re feeling like a pro, consider trying something new. Use beautiful containers to pack your cooked meals. Tie some ribbon and distribute it to your loved ones.
Arabic Coffee Pot
Coffee breaks are more enjoyable when you prepare your beans the traditional way, using an Arabic coffee pot of course. Also called Dallah, this pot comes in many designs. There are gold and silver ones, decorated, trendy, custom, and handmade.
Make your gift more special by slipping in a bag of Arabica beans in the gift box!
There are many reasons why jewelry makes an excellent gift. It’s versatile, lasting, and customizable. You can find pieces fit for young and old. From necklaces and earrings to bracelets, and watches – you can find the perfect piece for your loved one.
Donating to Charity
Helping each other and showing compassion is central to Islamic life. Ramadan is a month of worshipping, sharing, and caring. Many charities and non-profit organizations hold fund-raising activities to address the basic needs of the poor. Donating in whatever amount you can is one of the best gifts you can give this year.
Eid Money Envelopes
If you don’t have time to shop for gifts, Eid money envelopes are the way to go. These gifts are best given to kids. Many craft stores offer cute envelopes for Eid money. Or you can just make some using colored paper, stationery, or printable designs online.
Alternately, you can buy gift cards and vouchers.
Gift-giving is a tradition many people look forward to during Eid. May these ideas inspire you to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones!