10 Gift Ideas for Ramadan & EidMarch 29, 2021 2023-09-24 20:13
10 Gift Ideas for Ramadan & Eid
Ramadan is a sacred, holy month for Muslims. It’s a time of reflection, prayer, and giving. People fast from dawn until dusk, doing away from worldly and bodily needs and strengthening their faith in Allah.
The end of Ramadan is marked by Eid al-Fitr. It’s a one-day celebration that is spent engaging with family and loved ones, and giving back to others, particularly the underprivileged.
One of the highlights of Eid is gift-giving. It’s a tradition that demonstrates gratefulness and appreciation to our friends and family. Giving gifts to charity also makes the entire event a lot more meaningful.
If you’re on the hunt for special gifts to give this Eid, you’re on the right page. We’ve listed down the best Ramadan and Eid gifts to commemorate this season of love and giving!
Quality Time with Family
They say we can’t turn back time.
Ramadan is a great opportunity to make beautiful memories with our families and loved ones. From having Iftar together to decorating your home for Eid, we can make this year’s Ramadan and Eid a lot more meaningful when we spend more time with the people we love.
Eid Money Envelopes
Handing out money to children is a tradition of Eid. Make sure to seal the bills in cute envelopes to double the excitement!
You can easily find printable designs online but you can make your life easier by buying ready-made envelopes. However, if you have kids, it’ll be more fun if you make DIY envelopes together to send out to charity.
Toys are another great gifting option for kids. There are many Ramadan and Eid-inspired books and toys out there, ranging from puzzles to dolls, and activity sets. These educational products will help children appreciate their culture and religion more and understand the true essence of the Holy Month.
Accessories for Home
Home accessories are popular Eid gifts. Decorating one’s home is a great way to create a joyful atmosphere for Eid. Thus, home decor is always a good idea if you’re looking for stylish and functional gifts for your friends and relatives.
Some great options would be decorative pillow covers, carpets, rugs, lanterns, and Ramadan-themed lamps. Click here to get inspired!
Ramadan is a time of prayer and worshipping. Prayer mats are a great way to encourage teens and younger children to participate in holy activities.
These items also make wonderful presents for adults, especially moms, dads, and the elderly in the family, sure to make your loved ones feel very special.
Quran & Hadith Books
Books are classic Ramadan and Eid gifts for any age.
For kids, consider coloring pages and activity books about Muslim values and religion, such as My First Book about Allah (Sara Khan) or My Quran Alphabet Board Book (Ayesha N. Rahmaan). For adults, good reads include Al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya (peace and blessings be upon him – original work by Tirmidhi, various translations exist), The Sealed Nectar (Shaykh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarkpuri), Prayers of the Pious (Omar Suleiman), Joy Jots (Dr. Tamara Gray), Reclaim Your Heart (Yasmin Mogahed) , or even better: the Holy Quran in Arabic, or in your loved one’s native language.
Donating to Charity
The Holy Month encourages us to practice generosity especially to the people in need. Donating to charity, in whatever amount you can, is one of the best gifts you can give this Ramadan. Many organizations sponsor charitable activities during Ramadan and Eid such as Islamic Relief, ICNA Relief, Helping Hand for Relief and Development, Muslim Aid, Penny Appeal, as well as local mosques and Islamic centers.
Giving to charity if we are able to is an important part of our deen. Remember that no amount is too small to give.
Box of Sweets or Dates
Sweets are central to Eid celebrations. They make family gatherings more fun and festive.
Prepare gift baskets for your relatives and friends to enjoy. These yummy baskets can include anything from dates to dried fruits, nuts, chocolates, hand-made cookies, and other delectable treats. Give a little more time and effort wrapping them into beautiful hampers. And don’t forget your personalized “Eid Mubarak” greeting!
The most special people in your life deserve a precious gift. And if you’re thinking of something truly special and intimate, a beautiful piece of accessory might just be what you’re looking for.
Everything from statement earrings and necklaces for women to watches for men, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your loved ones.
Arabic, Quran & Islamic Studies Classes
What better time of the year than the blessed month of Ramadan to offer your loved ones – or yourself – an opportunity to grow in their deen!
While not everyone lives near an Islamic center or school where such classes are offered, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting some community activities, there are so many online options that will allow your child, spouse, parent or friend to start their learning journey from the safety and comfort of their home. All you have to do is pick a class!
Eid is the time to be happy and celebrate, especially when you are with the people you cherish. Providing unique gifts this festive season is a great way to show them how you genuinely appreciate their presence in your life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leila Amber is a Design Trend Setter at Knothome and a passionate writer, home decor, and design enthusiast. She has a keen interest in the content that inspires her to dig deeper into the practice and create helpful design and decor guides.