Gift-giving is a tradition in Moroccan, and most Islamic cultures. You wouldn’t show up at someone’s home for dinner without a small gift for the hostess or children. For Eid-al-Fitr, and Eid-al-Adha gifts take on a more celebratory role. In Islamic countries the practice of gift giving during these holidays is largely based on giving children gifts. It makes the event feel festive.
For children who have fasted the entire month of Ramadan (after which we celebrate Eid-al-Fitr) this is a token, a reward for their hard work and sacrifices. I have to admit it’s just in recent years that we’ve started to make the celebration of Eids more of a “big deal” by inviting family over and having small gifts for the kids. Since we are moving in two weeks, my sister has invited us (she’s not Muslim by the way) to her house for Eid dinner.
Accessorize your loved one's hijab with unique and custom made hijab pins and sets by Afsana of PinsandPearls. Her designs fit every budget and the styles work with so many color schemes! Know someone who loves to travel? She also makes Hijab pin traveling tins
PearlAmourJewels sells some seriously pretty pieces! Described as simple, dainty, modern, everyday jewelry, you will find some incredibly affordable options in this shop! I personally love the leaf drop earrings - they can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.
As a writer, paper goods are always a favorite of mine to give as gifts. You can't go wrong with a beautiful new journal for anyone in your life! Stori Dori creates beautiful leather bound customer journals that are amazing quality. I have one with a beautiful red binding that I love.
Amnah of Little Life of Mine has created these Prophetic Canvas' that make for a meaningful and modern touch for any home. I've seen them up close and personal and they're a great piece of wall art. You can choose multiple colors to match any home decor.
Perhaps one of my favorite art techniques in use, HartsHennaArtistry brings the elegance of henna to your home with products adorned in the intricate styling. Candles, mason jars, pillows and dishes to spruce up anyone's home. Know someone expecting!? Even adorable onesies are available.
Decals liven up any room without hassle. Fawzia of Simply Impressions has a collection of wall decals that will bring festivity to your Eid celebration or, should you opt, a more permanent change in wall decor in lieu of repainting.
Shaheda of shahedaoprints makes some seriously cool laser cut artwork out of wood. Her work is high quality and unique. I think anyone would like these pieces but especially if you have a hard to shop for man on your list.
Customized paintings and mixed media artwork pieces are the specialty of InspireDeen. A variety of sizes are available for commissioned art pieces along with a gallery of already existing pieces. I adore these Arabic baby blankets which are perfect for new parents and their little one at Eid!
Zed&Q, a business based in Brisbane, owned by a husband and wife duo, sells inspirational Islamic products. Simple, modest and creative, your family is sure to love the decor (plaques, prints) and accessories (keyrings, magnets, etc) created by this team. I especially love the kids art!
If you're looking for a slightly more traditional gift that comes ready to give consider one of the gift sets for Eid al Adha from Bateel. There are several different options but this date gift box comes in different sizes and offerings.
Treat your friends and relatives to artisan soaps, lip balms, lotions, oils and more. My friend Sobia of TheOliveTreeSoapCo creates these luxurious products without the use of harsh chemicals, additives or preservatives! Don't forget the Hair and Beard Wash, Beard Oil and the Alchemist Soaps for the men in your life.
Tisbahbox has a wide range of beautiful tasbih that would make a gorgeous gift, especially for the women in your life. Their products are made from high quality components like Swarovski crystal and pearls.
Haute Hijab has some of the best hijabs I've ever purchased and they make really great Eid gifts for women. (I'm wearing one of their scarves in this picture)! If you've never ordered from them you can get $10 off your first order when you use this link. You'll want more than one!
I can't leave books off the list of paper goods that make excellent gifts! The creative Emma Apple, author and illustrator, has a wonderful Children's First Questions series for the little ones on your list which includes the books How Big is Allah and How Does Allah Look.
Another great shop for little readers is Read Little Muslims. The collection is full of fun stories from around the world for children of all ages. I can relate to the story of Amira's Totally Chocolate World - taking place on Eid ul-Fitr, it's a book with an important lesson for all, and lots of chocolate!
I can't help but add one more children's book to this list - reading is such an important part of education! The story of Lailah's Lunchbox is a wonderful tale about living life in a new country while keeping family traditions alive.
A beautiful print for any home, I love this prayer mat print. The shop also has dozens of other prints that are equally lovely. A great selection for a modern home. Check out their printed coffee cups too!
Gifts are the ideas of our minds that can be present through gifts for each other. As you described gifts for adults and kids which can give in the celebration of Eid.
This is very creative and impressive gifts ideas.
A Brief Guide to Eid-ul-Adha - The Lost Backpack
Saturday 26th of August 2017
[…] is also common to take some time out to pay a visit to family and close friends, offering gifts to loved ones and spending some quality time with the people who matter the most. In addition, it is also good […]
Thursday 23rd of July 2015
Assalamualaikum wr.wb ukhti... salam from Indonesia. I've been reading your blog with avid interest and it makes me wanna visit and live in Marocco. As moslem it seems more at ease to live in a moslem country but he world is so vast and so tempting to explore. I've lived in Asia, Europe and Africa (Madagascar) 'til college time. Now happily married to an Indo Arab descendant as my imam and habibi, leading a tranquil life here. Alhamdulillah in Indonesia we do wear veil not because we are asked to, but more because of Allah. Moslem fashion trend here is becoming widely known nowadays, so we can still be fashionable yet modest as moslem.
As Eid Fitr habit we usually give away money rewards for kids so they can used it whatever they want, and hampers for families, friends and clients. Certainly adding kids gift in DIY goodie bags would add the ambiance of thia holy month a lot more merrier!
Saturday 12th of July 2014
Thanxx for providing these creative presents ideas for family ....