5 Gift Ideas for Eid-ul-Fitr 2017
To all my Muslim brothers and sisters reading this, Ramadan Kareem!
Now, as we all know, the month of Ramadan is typically one that flies by and before we know it, it will already be Eid! So in preparation for Eid-ul-Fitr, there is certainly no time like the present!
So without further ado, here are five creative gift ideas for Eid:
There’s nothing quite as exciting as presenting loved ones with a hamper on a special occasion. There are so many things you could fill a hamper with; chocolates, sweet meats, clothes, makeup, scents, pampering goodies, ornaments, prayer beads (tasbih), fruit, spices, jewellery, vouchers, money, crockery, home accessories and so much more! For the creative amongst you, try decorating your hamper with a small bouquet of flowers and some intricate handmade crafts to give it that true wow factor. (Don’t forget the cellophane if you have overfilled your hamper!)
A Religious Token
As the month of Ramadan is such an auspicious, spiritual month, something religious always goes down well. Gifts such as an Islamic mural painting or canvas, an ornate tasbih, a prayer mat, Islamic attire, dua books or even the Holy Qur’an are all gifts that keep on giving by way of sadaqah jaariyah. Every time your gift is utilised, you get sawaab (reward) for it. Islamic gifts in the form of learning book are also a great idea for younger children.
Eid-ul-Fitr is known as the ‘sweet Eid’, as many sweet delicacies are made and consumed on this day to celebrate the accomplishment and privilege of the Holy month of Ramadan. So what better way than to gift all your loved ones with a box of sweet treats? For an extra personal touch, perhaps try making and decorating the box at home?
If you have a little time on your hands prior to Eid, then a homemade delicacy is a nice personal touch as opposed to giving something shop bought (as above). If there is a much-loved dish that you make, then this would be the time to make it (in bulk)!
If, like me, you are into your arts and crafts, then this option is ideal. A great place to start would be to opt for handmade Eid cards or handmade boxes or even hampers as mentioned above. A CD or playlist containing many duas is also a great idea. However, if you have left the gift buying to the very last minute and are running out of time, then see here for some great last minute handmade cards and gifts.
Failing that, there is always the option of sending flowers or giving money!
Let’s also take this time to remember, Ramadan is a month of giving too, so let’s be the best Muslims that we can, help others where we have the opportunity, increase our taqwa, give all that we can to the charities, and above all, do not forget to pay zakat-ul-fitr too.
Wishing all my readers and supporters a blessed month of Ramadan, and Eid Mubarak in advance, May all your good deeds be rewarded eternally. Ameen.