It is a common practice among the Muslims around the world to give out gifts during the holy month of Ramadan, this thoughtful and kind gesture is even more pronounced among the Muslims living in the United Kingdom. Giving of gifts takes a more celebratory role for Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan, and Eid-ul-Adha which comes approximately 12 weeks after Eid-ul-Fitr every year.
In Islam, gift giving is considered a Sunnah, which makes this exercise so popular among Muslims not only in traditionally Islamic countries but also in all other parts of the world.
In the UK, Eid is a joyous occasion and special focus is on family. A typical Eid celebration involves gathering of friends and family for an Eid dinner, giving of money and presents especially to children, going to Eid special events around town among others.
Below are the creative gift-giving ideas and best gifts you can give your loved ones for Eid-ul-Fitr and/or Eid-ul-Adha.
If giving of gifts is considered a Sunnah in Islam, then sending of charity eCard by Hope Spring could as well be considered the most creative and substantial gift giving idea for Eid. Apart from the warm feelings you are able to express to your loved ones via a choice from their beautiful collection of personalized ecards, you have the opportunity to donate the cost of a postage to a UK charity fighting water poverty in West Africa. They also have a collection of video ecards with lovely and cool Islamic sounds that children and adults alike will find pleasing to listen to on Eid day.
Islamic Gift Box by islamicgoodsdirect contains ladies luxury head scarf and a brightly golden full arabic Quran with satin cover with tassel and Allah emblem. This is evidently a very popular Eid gift for women,a new bride or for a new home.
This stunningly beautiful and simple moon & star necklace which is available on Sahih Gifts is certainly one of the most beautiful presents to give your loved ones for Eid. The matte gold sun and star necklace is customizable with a name which make it an ideal present for a modern Islamic lady.
Muslim prayer beads is of course one of the most suitable and best Eid gifts you can give to your loved ones. These particular beads, available on Etsy, come in different colors, many of which are stunningly beautiful and make a statement for the sender.
Another beautiful gift from Sahih Gifts is this very cute cutlery with a powerful word ‘Bismillah’ and a fruit face. This is a wonderful baby gift, and just like many of their products, this 3 piece set of plastic cutlery which is supplied in an organza gift bag can be personalised with any name up to 12 characters.
This personalised hoodie, available for ordering at Etsy, is one of the most beautiful gifts for Eid. With this hoodie you can display your name in Arabic and/or English in a super cool and unique way. It is a product the recipient will love to have and it is of great quality.
7. Personalised Men’s Silver Eid Murbarak Watch By Treat Republic
This personalized men’s silver watch is a wonderful gift to give as an Eid present to that special man or friend in your life. These beautiful modern-vintage watches are carefully engraved by hand to create the ultimate gift for him. Made from hard-wearing stainless steel and with a large 41mm dial with metallic silver details this Beaumont watch certainly makes a statement.
8. Personalised Eid Mubarak Cushion Cover By Treat Republic
Also by Treat Republic is this personalised Eid Mubarak cushion cover, perfect for Eid presents to your loved ones. The beautiful cushion cover is designed with a dreamy blue watercolour effect. You can add a personal touch to your gift with your own message printed at the bottom. Cute, soft and durable, this cushion cover will certainly make a fantastic addition to any room.
This beautiful prayer rug which comes in different colours and designs is a gift that children will love very much. A muslim kid that gets this from you will appreciate it and most likely use it to pray with his or her parents. The length is 85 cm and the width 45 cm.
10. 7th Heaven Box of Treats
This cute Keepsake Box of beauty treats, which contains a top selection of 7th Heaven’s best-selling masks, is one of the most creative gifts to give a special woman in your life for Eid-ul-Fitr and/or Eid-ul-Adha. The contents may vary and it is suitable for all skin types. It is cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians.
Available on Amazon, is this beautiful party takeaway gift box suitable for Eid present. Suitable for party favours, dates, toys, gifts & much more. You can choose from packs of 6 or 12 and the box dimensions are 11cm x 8.5cm x 15cm approximately.
Do you have a lady that appreciates Islamic fashion sense? If yes, an elegant abaya dress is usually one of the natural recommendations for an Eid present for her. This beautiful collection which is available on Arabesque, is inspired by Asian art, the velvet embroidery on this abaya and the gathering waistline will ensure the recipient RSVP in style to any occasion.
14. Radley Ladies Black Leather Strap Watch & Earrings Gift Set
This is another perfect gift you can give a lady for Eid: Ladies black leather strap watch and earrings. The watch has wonderful features such as black dial, analogue display, 34mm case width, scratch resistant glass, easy to read dial, quartz movement, stainless steel case, Buckle clasp and it comes with manufacturer’s 2-year guarantee.
Interactive Talking Islamic Doll is a perfect educational and fun gift for a toddler. Sometimes, when a parent forgets to read her dua, the baby might press this doll and it starts reciting duas which can serve as a timely reminder for the parent.
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