When it’s time for Eid there are so many things on everyone’s mind that finding the best gift ideas can become one more chore. The default is usually cash and let’s be real, everyone loves to get money for any occasion but if you’re looking for something a little more personalized than you’ll want to consider some of these Eid gift ideas.
When to give an Eid gift
If you’re not from a culture that customarily gives Eid gifts or perhaps you’re a recent revert to Islam this may be confusing. If this is you I will do my best to break down some of the background for you. There are two Eid holidays each year. The specific date changes as they coincide with the Islamic months of the year which are not the same as the Gregorian (western) calendar.
Eid al Fitr
This is the Eid at the end of Ramadan. It’s a very celebratory time after a long month of fasting. Gifts (and especially money) are typically given to children. Some families, especially in western countries have taken to giving gifts as this time to their children similar to how Christmas or Hanukkah gifts are given in other faiths.
Eid al Adha
It’s not generally typically to give gifts for Eid al Adha however it is common that people are invited to each others homes. When I’m invited somewhere I like to bring a gift for the host and hostess as well as the children of the house especially if they are close friends.
Eid Gifts for Kids
In need of Eid present ideas for the little ones in your life? I’ve got quite a few great ideas no matter the age of the children. Of course a cute envelope with some money tucked inside is always a safe fall back (or bonus!)